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MICHELE GRIFFITHS
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021 674 7478
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MICHELE@HELENOGRADY.CO.ZA
HELEN O'GRADY DRAMA ACADEMY, 31 TURQUOISE WAY, NOORDHOEK,
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CAMPS BAY
St Peter's Church Hall
12 Park Avenue
Camps Bay

Tuesday
16:00 - 17:00


CRAWFORD
Athlone Pre-Primary Hall
Honeyside Road
Crawford
Athlone

Tuesday
16:00 - 17:00


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

Monday
16:00 - 17:00


GOODWOOD
Methodist Church
Goodwood

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


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

Saturday
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday
15:00 - 16:00


NEWLANDS
Athenaeum
Boundary Terraces
1 Mariendahl Road
Newlands

Wednesday
19:00 - 20:00

Saturday
13:00 - 13:30

Saturday
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday
15:00 - 16:00

Saturday
16:00 - 17:00

Saturday
17:00 - 18:00


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
16:00 - 17:00


PLUMSTEAD
Methodist Church Hall
Brenda Lane
Plumstead

Wednesday
15:00 - 16:00

Wednesday
16:00 - 17:00


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


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
08:45 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Ce1 & CM1

Tuesday
15:30 - 16:15
Afterschool Club
Ts - CP

Tuesday
16:30 - 17:15
Afterschool Club
Ce1 -CM2

Thursday
09:15 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Ce1, Ce2, CM2

Friday
09:15 - 11:30
School Curriculum
CP


GAN AVIV HERZLIA PRE- PRIMARY
Gardens

Friday
13:00 - 13:30
Afterschool Club
Gr 0 - R

Friday
13:30 - 14:00
Afterschool Club
Gr R


GROVE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Grove Avenue
Claremont

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

Wednesday
15:00 - 16:00
Afterschool Club
Gr 3-5

Wednesday
16:00 - 17:00
Afterschool Club
Gr 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
12:15 - 12:45
Afterschool Club
Kindy Gr 0

Tuesday
13:00 - 14:00
Afterschool Club
Grade R

Tuesday
14:00 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
Grade 1

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

Thursday
12:45 - 13:45
Afterschool Club
Grade R


JOHN GRAHAM PRIMARY
Milford Road
Plumstead

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


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


NOORDHAVEN MONTESORRI
Noordhoek

Friday
10:00 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Gr 1-7


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


SEA POINT PRIMARY
Sea Point

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

Wednesday
13:30 - 14:00
Afterschool Club
Grade 2

Wednesday
14:30 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
Grade 3


SQUARE HILL PRIMARY
Morris Way
Retreat

Thursday
10:30 - 15:00
School Curriculum
Grades R -3

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


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
08:40 - 13:00
School Curriculum
Gr R - 5


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 - 13:00
Afterschool Club
Grade R

Wednesday
13:45 - 14:30
Afterschool Club
Gr 1-2

Wednesday
14:30 - 15:30
Afterschool Club
Gr 3-7


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17 - 21 JUNE 2019 HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
Athenaeum
1 Mariendahl Road
Newlands
Cape Town
South Africa
17/06 - 21/06
09:00 - 12:00
1200
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

MICHELE GRIFFITHS DRAMA AND THEATRE ARTS DEGREE
Paul and Michele Griffiths are the new Directors of the Helen O Grady - Cape Town South Academy
Paul, who is also Director of The Waterfront Theatre College, is an experienced theatre practitioner with an international career both as director and teacher. Michele, a former actress, is also an experienced early learning teacher.
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.
ALAN BIRCH
TEACHER
Alan Birch first fell in love with Drama when he was introduced to it at his high school and where he studied it for three years. When it came time for university he knew that there was only one choice and majored in English and Drama and Performance Studies to complete his BA Degree at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Having moved from Durban to Cape Town in early 2018 Alan is a recent member of the Helen O' Grady Academy and looks forward to sharing his passion and love for Drama in developing young students and building their confidence and abilities. Alan is also currently in the process of completing his ATCL teaching qualification and continues to act and write
NATASHA DRYDEN
TEACHER
Natasha Dryden is best known for her role as Elaine in the popular TV Series 7de Laan. She most recently toured to all the major Afrikaans festivals playing the role of Hilde Wangel in the production of “Die Vrou Uit Die See” a translation of Hendrik Ibsen’s “The Lady From The Sea” produced by Innibosfees and directed by Henry Mylne. Post completing her formal training in drama, teaching, musical theatre and dance, Natasha Dryden is passionately enjoying working as an actress with some of South-Africa’s finest directors and acting professionals. She has been involved in such productions as Fuge’d at the ABSA Athol Fugard Festival in Nieu- Bethesda, and Hairspray in which she portrayed the role of Penny Lou Pingleton. She stage managed the Fleur De Cap award winning Die Rebellie Van Lafras Verwey and went onto star alongside Albert Maritz in a short film titled: Wildernis. In 2012, Natasha was awarded a bursary from the Imbewu Trust to perform Se-My-Alles (award winning play written by Francois Bloemhof) at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. She considers her work with The Pinups to be the highlight of her experience that same year when “I Am What I Am” received sold out performances at the Alexander Upstairs and the Kalk Bay Theatre in Cape Town. In 2013 she was one of the dynamic young cast in the Baxter Theatre’s production of Long Street Nights, a work shopped piece based on the techniques of Barney Simon and directed by Nicky Rebelo. Natasha has starred in two of Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer’s children’s theatre productions of Hansel and Gretel and Alice in Wonderland, where she portrayed the leading roles of Gretel and Alice respectively. She believes children’s theatre to be the most honest form, as children don’t mask their responses, immediately telling if you’re believable or not. She starred in a feature film, Die Ontwaking, opposite Gys de Villiers, who she has admired since childhood. Besides her love for performance, Natasha is inspired by travel, nature and experiencing alternative cultures. During her recent travels through Southeast Asia Natasha felt that she was finally ready for the next step in the development with her craft which is to impart the skills and knowledge she has honed to the new generation through teaching Drama. She believes that communication, emotional understanding and creative play are invaluable life skills and vital to enhance any person’s quality of living. She finds great joy in guiding her students through a process of experiencing their connection to self expression and collective storytelling. In her downtime Natasha enjoys diving, snorkeling and surfing, hiking, yoga and accompanying herself with basic guitar and piano skills. Exercise and healthy cooking are vital to her daily routine. She feels that the classroom is fast becoming one of the most fulfilling places she has travelled to as she always feels a spurt of immense gratitude after every class.
RORY LESCHINSKY
TEACHER
Rory Leschinsky is an AFDA graduate having earned his BA in performance for motion picture and television. Since then he has worked on the sets of television and film productions as well as in local theater with the Miuzenberg dramatic society. He has a love for music being a trained singer and a self-taught guitarist. Rory is excited his about his career as an educator with Helen O'Grady hoping to instill the next generation with the confidence they need to achieve great things.
BRIDGET MCCARTHY
TEACHER
Being someone who learns by doing, it is obvious that drama was Bridget’s first love. She graduated from UCT with a Performer’s Diploma in Speech and Drama. In Johannesburg she worked as an actress, founded her own theatre company and performed many plays created and devised by herself and her peers. Her love for filmmaking led her to working in the film and TV industry as a casting director. Here she discovered that working with children specifically was her happy place. She moved into teaching children drama, inspired to gift children with freedom of expression. She is thrilled to be a member of the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy where children learn the power of communication and the joy of being confidant.
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.
SUNETTE STRYDOM
TEACHER
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 11 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.
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 2019
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.

Banking Details:
Account Name:Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Cc
Bank: FNB
Acc Number: 62745082636
Branch Code: 250655

Private Studios R750 per term
(or 2 installments of R375: 1st at first class, 2nd at end of next month)
Exceptions
Crawford, Mitchell’s Plain R650 per term
(or 2 installments of R325: 1st at first class, 2nd at end of next month)

After School Programmes
R630 per term hour class
(or 2 installments of R300: 1st at first class, 2nd at end of next month)
R500 per ¾ hour class
(or 2 installments of R240: 1st at first class, 2nd at end of next month)
R420 half hour class
Exceptions

L'Ecole Française du Cap (45 mins) R500 per term
Grove Primary (45 mins + 10 percent to school) R550 per term
House of Knowledge (30 mins) R420 per term
John Graham Primary (45 mins) R500 per term
Little Sparkles (30 mins) R420 per term
Star of the Sea Convent (45 mins) R500 per term
Square Hill Primary (45 mins) R500 per term
Sunlands Primary (45 mins) R500 per term

Islamia

(+10 percent paid to school)
Grade0 (45 mins) R480 per term
Grade R (45 mins) R480 per term
Grade 1 (1 Hour) R600 per term
Grade 2-7 (45 mins) R600 per term

Micklefield
Grade RR (30 mins) R420 per term
Grade R (45 mins) R500 per term
Grade 1-2 (45 mins) R500 per term
Grade 3-5 (45 mins) R500 per term

Oakley House
Grade R-2 (45 mins) R500 per term
Grade 3 -6 (45 mins) R500 per term

St Joseph’s Marist
(+ 10 percent paid to school at the end of term)
Pre Grade R (30 mins) R420 per term
Grade R (30 mins) R420 per term
Grade 1-3 (45 mins) R550 per term
Grade 4-7 (45 mins) R550 per term
Gr 7-12 (45 mins) R550 per term

York Road Primary
Grade R (45 mins) R420 per term
Grade 1-2 (45 mins) R500 per term
Grade 3 - 7 (1 Hour) R540 per term


Trinity Grade Classes
Saturday afternoons (30 mins) R400 per term

Teacher’s Training – ATCL
Saturday mornings R2000 per term


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