The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy is the only organization of its kind and had its origins in Australia many years ago.
In 1979, Helen O'Grady, a trained teacher, drama teacher and actress, hired a hall in a Perth suburb and commenced after school drama classes for children. Her aims were to provide a self-development through drama program for children, to encourage:
■ Enthusiasm, energy and a positive approach to life
■ Ongoing confidence
■ Self esteem
■ Skill in verbal communication
■ Effective social interaction
The Helen O'Grady Drama System for children became the basis for further expansion and since 1979, the remainder of Australia and New Zealand have been introduced to the Helen O'Grady Academies as well as Africa, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Japan,Zambia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, USA, South Africa and the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, the Gulf States and now Canada!
All Principals and teachers have undergone extensive training in the Helen O'Grady curriculum and teaching methods and, naturally, all are police checked. Principals visit classes regularly or teach many of the classes, monitoring children’s development and providing ongoing support for the teacher. Each lesson stimulates students to be fully involved and motivated.