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SUNETTE STRYDOM
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021 674 7478
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CAPETOWN@HELENOGRADY.CO.ZA
HELEN O'GRADY DRAMA ACADEMY, DUNRAE BIZ HUB, SECTION 5, DUNRAE PARK, WESTLAKE BUSINESS PARK, TOKAI
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CAMPS BAY
St Peter's Church Hall
12 Park Avenue
Camps Bay

Tuesday
15:00 - 16:00

Tuesday
16:00 - 17:00


CRAWFORD
Athlone Pre-Primary Hall
Honeyside Road
Crawford
Athlone

Wednesday
16:00 - 17:00


FISH HOEK
MOTH Hall
Corner of Central Circle & De Waal Road
Fish Hoek

Monday
16:00 - 17:00


GOODWOOD
Toy Library Kensington
12th Ave
Kensington

Thursday
16:00 - 17:00


HOUT BAY
Hout Bay Museum Hall
Andrews Road
Scott Estate
Hout Bay

Monday
15:00 - 16:00

Monday
16:00 - 17:00

Monday
17:00 - 18:00


MITCHELLS PLAIN
Indoor Sports Centre
Cnr Merrydale & Hazeldene Road
Portland
Mitchells Plain

Saturday
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday
15:00 - 16:00

Saturday
16:00 - 17:00


NEWLANDS
Athenaeum
Boundary Terraces
1 Mariendahl Road
Newlands

Thursday
19:00 - 20:00

Saturday
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday
15:00 - 16:00

Saturday
16:00 - 17:00


NEWLANDS
ATCL - Teachers Training
Athenaeum
Boundry Terraces
154 Campground road

Saturday
11:30 - 13:30


PINELANDS
Presbyterian Church Hall
St Stephens Road
Central Square
Pinelands

Wednesday
15:00 - 16:00

Wednesday
16:00 - 17:00


PLUMSTEAD
Methodist Church Hall
Brenda Lane
Plumstead

Wednesday
15:00 - 16:00

Wednesday
16:00 - 17:00

Wednesday
17:00 - 18:00


RONDEBOSCH
St Thomas Church Hall
61 Camp Ground Road
Rondebosch

Tuesday
15:00 - 16:00

Tuesday
16:00 - 17:00


TOKAI
Tokai Library
Tokai Road
Tokai

Tuesday
15:00 - 16:00

Tuesday
16:00 - 17:00


TRINITY COLLEGE EXAMINATION CLASSES
Athenaeum
Boundary Terraces
1 Mariendahl Road
Newlands

Saturday
13:45 - 14:30

Saturday
14:30 - 15:15

Saturday
15:15 - 16:00

Saturday
16:00 - 16:45


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ATHLONE PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL
Honeyside Road
Crawford
Cape Town

Thursday
09:30 - 12:00
Afterschool Club
Ages 3 - 6


BERGVLIET PRIMARY
Childrens Way
Bergvliet

Monday
10:50 - 12:20
School Curriculum
Grade R

Tuesday
08:50 - 14:35
School Curriculum
Grades 1-7

Wednesday
08:20 - 14:35
School Curriculum
Grades 1-7


CAMPS BAY PRIMARY SCHOOL
Dunkeld Road
Camps Bay

Wednesday
15:00 - 15:45
Afterschool Club
Grade 3 & 4

Wednesday
15:45 - 16:30
School Curriculum
Grade 5-7


CHAMELEON PRE-SCHOOL
51 Eike Ave
Sybrand Park

Monday
11:30 - 12:00
Afterschool Club
3-6


EASTRIDGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Cnr of 6th Avenue and Klipspringer Street
Eastridge
Mitchell’s Plain

Friday
09:00 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Gr R-7


FRENCH SCHOOL
Ecole Française du Cap (Primary)
Tramway Road, Sea Point
Gardens

Monday
10:45 - 15:00
School Curriculum
CP & CE1

Tuesday
10:45 - 12:20
School Curriculum
CE2

Wednesday
08:30 - 14:30
School Curriculum
CM1, 6EME, 5EME, 3EME

Friday
08:30 - 12:20
School Curriculum
4EME, 2NDE, CM1, CM2


GROVE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Grove Avenue
Claremont

Wednesday
14:00 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
Grades R-2

Wednesday
15:00 - 16:00
School Curriculum
Grades 3-5

Wednesday
16:00 - 17:00
School Curriculum
Grades 6-7


HOUSE OF KNOWLEDGE
50 Park Avenue,
Westridge
Mitchell's Plain

Monday
09:00 - 11:00
Afterschool Club
Ages 3-6


ISLAMIA COLLEGE PRIMARY
409, Lansdowne Road
Rondebosch East

Tuesday
11:30 - 12:00
Afterschool Club
Grade 0

Tuesday
12:45 - 13:30
Afterschool Club
Grade R

Tuesday
14:00 - 14:45
Afterschool Club
Grade 1

Tuesday
15:00 - 16:00
Afterschool Club
Grade 2-7

Thursday
12:30 - 13:15
Afterschool Club
Grade R


JOHN GRAHAM PRIMARY
Milford Road
Plumstead

Thursday
15:00 - 15:45
Afterschool Club
Grades 4&5

Thursday
15:45 - 16:30
School Curriculum
Grades 6&7


LITTLE GREENIES EDUCARE GREENHAVEN
15 Wilhelmus Road
Greenhaven

Tuesday
09:00 - 11:00
School Curriculum
Ages 3-6


LITTLE GREENIES EDUCARE RYLANDS
Jeram Avenue
Rylands Estate

Thursday
09:00 - 10:30
School Curriculum
Ages 3-6


LITTLE SPARKLES MONTESSORI PRE PRIMARY
8 Block Road
Kenwyn

Thursday
11:30 - 12:00
Afterschool Club
Ages 3-6


MICKLEFIELD SCHOOL
81 Sandown Road
Rondebosch

Friday
12:30 - 13:00
Afterschool Club
Pre Grade R

Friday
13:00 - 13:30
Afterschool Club
Grade R

Friday
13:30 - 14:15
Afterschool Club
Grade 1-2

Friday
14:15 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
Grade 3-5


OAKLEY HOUSE HIGH SCHOOL
68 Myburgh Road
Diep River

Monday
10:00 - 13:30
School Curriculum
Grade 7

Tuesday
10:00 - 13:30
School Curriculum
Grade 8-9


OAKLEY HOUSE JUNIOR SCHOOL
99 Main Road
Plumstead

Wednesday
08:00 - 13:30
School Curriculum
Grades 4-6

Thursday
09:00 - 13:00
School Curriculum
Grades 1-3

Thursday
13:30 - 14:15
Afterschool Club
Grades R-2

Friday
12:00 - 13:00
School Curriculum
Grade 3

Friday
13:30 - 14:30
Afterschool Club
Grade 4-6


SPINE ROAD HIGH SCHOOL
Spine Road
Mitchells Plain

Monday
11:50 - 15:15
School Curriculum
Grade 8

Wednesday
09:00 - 13:00
School Curriculum
Grade 8

Thursday
09:00 - 13:00
School Curriculum
Grade 8


SQUARE HILL PRIMARY
Morris Way
Retreat

Thursday
08:00 - 13:00
School Curriculum
Grade R-3

Thursday
15:00 - 15:45
Afterschool Club
Grade 4-7


SQUARE HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
Morris Way
Retreat

Monday
15:00 - 16:00
Afterschool Club
Grades 4&5

Tuesday
09:00 - 13:00
School Curriculum
Grades 1-3

Wednesday
15:00 - 16:00
Afterschool Club
Grades 6&7

Thursday
09:00 - 13:00
School Curriculum
Grades 1-3


ST JOSEPH'S MARIST COLLEGE
Belmont Road
Rondebosch

Monday
14:20 - 13:00
Afterschool Club
Grades 1-3

Monday
15:15 - 16:15
Afterschool Club
Grades 8-12

Friday
12:30 - 13:00
Afterschool Club
Pre Grade R

Friday
13:10 - 13:40
Afterschool Club
Grade R

Friday
14:20 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
Grades 1-3

Friday
15:00 - 15:45
Afterschool Club
Grades 4-7


STAR COLLEGE BRIDGETOWN
Tarantaal Road
Bridgetown

Wednesday
10:20 - 12:35
School Curriculum
Grade R-3


STAR COLLEGE SYBRAND PARK
22, Elgin Road
Sybrand Park

Tuesday
08:00 - 13:30
School Curriculum
Gr R-7

Thursday
08:00 - 13:30
School Curriculum
Gr R-7


STAR OF THE SEA CONVENT
74, Main Road
St James

Tuesday
13:30 - 14:15
Afterschool Club
Grades R-2

Tuesday
14:40 - 15:25
Afterschool Club
Grades 3-7


SUNLANDS PRIMARY
Newent Street
Kenwyn

Monday
08:35 - 14:50
School Curriculum
Grades 6 & 7

Tuesday
09:05 - 13:45
School Curriculum
Grades 5 &7

Wednesday
09:35 - 14:45
School Curriculum
Grades R & 4

Wednesday
15:00 - 16:00
Afterschool Club
Grades 3-7

Thursday
13:45 - 14:45
Afterschool Club
Grades R-2


THE VINE SCHOOL
37 Denver Road
Landsdowne

Tuesday
09:00 - 11:00
School Curriculum
Grades 4-8


YORK ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
33, Lower York Road
Landsdowne

Wednesday
12:15 - 12:45
Afterschool Club
Grade R

Wednesday
13:40 - 14:10
Afterschool Club
Grades 1-2

Wednesday
14:10 - 14:40
Afterschool Club
Grade 3

Wednesday
14:45 - 15:30
Afterschool Club
Grade 4-7


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HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES 2018
Athenaeum
1 Mariendahl Road
Newlands
Cape Town
South Africa
9/07 - 13/07
09:00 - 12:00
R1100
5-18
17/12 - 22/12
09:00 - 12:00
R1100
5-18


Aardvark Casting Agency

Aardvark Casting is one of the largest casting agencies in the world. Children and Adults from the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy can join this casting agency in Cape Town to take their talents further.

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

SUNETTE STRYDOM MA DRAMA AND THEATRE ARTS DEGREE
Sunette Strydom’s love for drama and theatre started when she was only 8 years old. Her passion for drama only grew stronger and she went on to complete her BA Degree in drama and theatre arts at The University of the Free State with merit. In 2007 Sunette relocated to Cape Town and worked for Pieter Torien Productions at Theatre on the Bay. She worked on productions such as Evita, Phantom of the opera and Defending the caveman. She has been a teacher for the
Helen ‘O Grady Drama Academy since 2008 and has an immense love for teaching drama. She was appointed as the Vice Principal in 2014. During her 9 years with the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy she has gained extensive experience in teaching, directing and developing children in communication and confidence through drama . She is the Course director for the acclaimed Helen O’Grady Holiday stage school. Her passion for teaching children and youth show clearly through her vibrant uplifting personality. She believes strongly in the positive effect of the performing arts and the development of young minds through drama and communication.
ANRAY AMANSURE
TEACHER
Anray Amansure is a qualified Actress and is also a singer. She studied Professional Acting for Camera at CityVarsity where she obtained her Diploma and Advanced Diploma and also received a Shooting Star Award. She studied 1 year of music at the Cape Music Institute under the direction of Camillo Lombard and Ezra Delport. In 2011 and 2012 she worked in Spain as a tribute singer and performed in various venues. She has shared the stage with Rhema Varrie, Sasha-Lee Davids, James Bhemgee, Emo Adams, Charlyn Davids, Ramon Alexander, Munro Du Toit, The South African Youth Choir and the Take Note Band. In her end of 2nd year production, she performed in a Theatre piece called 'The Price of Meat' which was directed by Jayne Batzofin and later redirected by Rebecca Makin-Taylor for the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Anray is also a performer in Bonfire Theatre Company.
ALEX GIBAUD
TEACHER
Alex is the former Principal of the Helen O’ Grady Drama Academy in the Breede River Valley area. She taught 90 student’s a week for three years at Lanner House in Worcester, Montagu High School plus extra mural drama at her own studios in the surrounding areas. She believes drama is a powerful and unique teaching tool that provides a safe and nurturing environment to access creativity, build self confidence, encourage open communication, sharing and listening – all essential life skills that contribute to the growth and development of the child. With the aforementioned benefits in mind, Alex taught at various township schools in the area in an effort to uplift the more impoverished communities. She found the experience both profoundly beneficial and richly rewarding! Alex studied Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre full time at the Waterfront Theatre School where she graduated with a Performer’s Diploma through Trinity College, London. More recently she studied at CADA (Cape Academy of Dramatic Art) graduating with her ATCL Teachers’ Diploma in Speech and Drama. Alex has since moved to Cape Town and is delighted at the wonderful opportunity to teach for such a dynamic and inspiring Academy!
ANASTACIA ISAACS
TEACHER
Anastacia was born and grew up in Cape Town. She always had a keen interest in theatre and film and it’s influencing factors. After matric she joined the Bonteheuwel Film Society. She studied part-time computing through Damelin and also attended various theatre and directing workshops. She also ran literacy classes, a film and drama club and various other projects at BAGKDROPS, a NGO in Bonteheuwel, working with unemployed youth. She has a passion for people and believes that with the right academic qualifications, she will also be better equipped to serve the broader community. She has been with the Helen O’ Grady Drama Academy for the past 5 years and has been appointed as the new Head of training. She also runs the Drama section for the Helen O’Grady Holiday stage school. Anastacia directs over 30 children’s productions every year with great success and passion. Her energy and commitment to the Academy’s methods make her a vital part of the staff and she is much loved by the students
MBULELO NTLANGA
TEACHER
Originally from the Northern Cape after finishing his matric, he graduated to Stellenbosch University to study “B drama and Singing” and was trained classically in singing as a lieder, Oratorio, and Opera tenor. Previously he has hosted his own Opera singing concerts in De Aar Town Hall which was supported and sponsored by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture of Northern Cape. Keen to uplift the local community he developed projects organized by DSAC, Northern Cape and adjudicated in the National School Choir festival competitions Northern Cape. and in March of the same year he was invited by the Emthanjeni Municipality to perform Opera items at the Northern Cape Writers Festival. Mbulelo is now based in Cape Town as a professional Actor/Singer as well as a drama teacher.
DANA PESSKIN
TEACHER
Dana was born in South Africa and immigrated to London where she studied drama, dance and music at The Arts and Educational Trust School. Dana continued her passion with the dramatic arts appearing in numerous productions. These productions included anything from musical theatre to Shakespearean plays. She spent some time in London recording educational material teaching children in foreign countries to speak English. Dana has also been involved in a great deal of voluntary work teaching children with learning difficulties to read and write. She continues to pursue her love of drama and is extremely excited to pass her talents and knowledge onto the children in The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy.
TERRI ROODT
TEACHER AND HEAD OF TEACHER TRAINING
Terri has always been enthusiastic and passionate about Speech and Drama, performing on various platforms from a very young age. Her passion for acting developed into a passion for sharing her love of the arts with others. After a schooling career filled with dramatic accolades,Terri went on to study Drama through LAMDA for one year, obtaining a PCERTLAM (Performance Certificate) diploma, making her a qualified drama queen. She then chose to study another three years with Trinity, obtaining her ATCL diploma in teaching. Her most life changing teaching experience thus far was teaching Speech and Drama to psychotic and drug abuse children voluntarily at Lentegeur Psychiatric hospital for one year. Her prime focus was to build their self-esteem, teach them communication and problem-solving skills in a creative and friendly environment.
JULIAN WENN
TEACHER
Julian Wenn is a multi-talented performer who has studied Performing Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology and holds a certificate in film and video at CPUT. He is an actor-singer, guitarist, lyricist, and film-maker and was an SA’s Got Talent semi-finalist. His theatrical experience includes roles in 'The King and I', 'Snow White' and ‘Pinocchio' at the Joburg Civic Theatre and his very own One Man Show called 'Wenn in Lala Land', played at the Darling Voorkamerfees and Suidoosterfees Festival. He has worked as a radio presenter on KFM and has performed MC duties at events and productions in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates where he hosted a children's game show, play party, and farm show. His passion for the arts and a better society has led him to take on the role of a Helen O’Grady drama teacher. By practising, confidence, respect, and positivity he believes one can really make a world of a difference to a child's life, and by facilitating them with these concepts one can actively play a part in determining the future.
Fees 2018
We prefer you to pay your drama fees through your bank.

Private Studios R720 per term
(or 2 installments of R365: 1st at first class, 2nd at end of next month)
Exceptions
Crawford, Mitchell’s Plain R600 per term
(or 2 installments of R300: 1st at first class, 2nd at end of next month)

After School Programmes
R600 per term hour class
(or 2 installments of R300: 1st at first class, 2nd at end of next month)
R480 per ¾ hour class
(or 2 installments of R240: 1st at first class, 2nd at end of next month)
R360 half hour class
Exceptions
Airlie House (30 mins + 10 percent to school) R400 per term
Camps Bay Primary (45 mins) R480 per term
L'Ecole Française du Cap (45 mins) R480 per term
Grove Primary (45 mins + 10 percent to school) R530 per term
House of Knowledge (30 mins) R360 per term
John Graham Primary (45 mins) R480 per term
Little Sparkles (30 mins) R360 per term
Star College Girls’ High (45 mins) R480 per term
Star of the Sea Convent (45 mins) R480 per term
Square Hill Primary (45 mins) R480 per term
Sunlands Primary (45 mins) R480 per term

Islamia
*** FEES ARE SETTLED DIRECTLY WITH ISLAMIA AND NOT THE ACADEMY) ***
(+10 percent deducted by school)
Grade0 (30 mins) R400 per term
Grade R (45 mins) R530 per term
Grade 1 (45 mins) R530 per term
Grade 2-7 (45 mins) R530 per term

Micklefield
Grade R R (30 mins) R360 per term
Grade R (45 mins) R480 per term
Grade 1-2 (45 mins) R480 per term
Grade 3-5 (45 mins) R480 per term

Oakley House
Grade R-2 (45 mins) R480 per term
Grade 3 (45 mins) R480 per term
Grade 4-6 (45 mins) R480 per term

St Joseph’s Marist
(+ 10 percent paid to school at the end of term)
Pre Grade R (30 mins) R400 per term
Grade R (30 mins) R400 per term
Grade 1-3 (45 mins) R530 per term
Grade 4-7 (45 mins) R530 per term
Gr 7-12 (45 mins) R530 per term

York Road Primary
Grade R (30 mins) R360 per term
Grade 1-2 (30 mins) R360 per term
Grade 3 (30 mins) R360 per term
Grade 4-7 (45 mins) R480 per term

Trinity Grade Classes
Saturday afternoons (30 mins) R370 per term

Teacher’s Training – ATCL
Saturday mornings R1800 per term

Our fees do vary according to the length of class and location, so please contact our office for a more accurate quote.

Special discounts are available for more than one child in a family.

Please pay your fees through your bank as cash deposits are extremely expensive for the Academy.

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