Wednesday, 26 August 2015

HOGA Sign Ups Are Open!

Every year, we anticipate both new and familiar faces joining the Helen O 'Grady Family! 

All Helen O 'Grady principals and teachers are prepared to bring the fun in our Helen O’Grady curriculum to our students! Each lesson stimulates students to be fully involved and motivated. 

All students attend an one hour lesson, each week of the school year! 
Come join us as we transform that hour in your week into an hour of adventure that never ends!

Monday, 24 August 2015

HOGAsia goes to Shen Zhen!

In the past week, we took a trip down to Shen Zhen Dong Hai Campus and interacted with a cheerful and active group of students! We conducted trial classes there and brought the HOG spirit and the joy of drama to our students! Students got to break away from their usual academic learning styles and experienced learning through drama with us!

We started off with one of our many fun and simple introductory activities called "Bird in the sky!" The children stretched out their arms and chirped confidently in their own bird languages!

Ms Francine praised the children for their enthusiasm and encouraged them to try new techniques and be creative even in doing something as simple as flapping their "wings".

In our Mine to Music component, we listened to HOG's original song "How Clumsy!" 
We tumbled, rolled on the floor and laughed at how clumsy we all were! 

At Helen O 'Grady, we believe that children can be creative and critical thinkers! In our improvisation activity, "ants and the chocolate cake", we asked children how they think ants will be like when eating and approaching the cake! Children raised their hands and actively contributed their ideas!

We sure had fun in Shen Zhen and cannot wait to meet these young talented ones again!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Launch of Helen O'Grady Drama Academy in Shenzhen, China

I am delighted to announce the official launch of Helen O'Grady Drama Academy in collaboration with UNI Whole Child Education Center in Shenzhen.  UNI has two centers, one in Donghai and the other in Baihua to cater to parents with children from ages 3 to 17 to join us in our drama program.

A Press Conference jointly with a short summer camp performance on "The Summer Olympics" was held on Saturday August 22, 2015. 

Congratulations and a big welcome to UNI's parents and children to our international drama family!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Taiwan joins the Helen O 'Grady Family!

We welcome Helen O 'Grady Taiwan to our family! Over the week, Mr David Chang and Vivian from Taiwan engaged in our training programme to pick up the ropes and get ready to bring the best they can to the youths and kids in Taiwan!

Mr David Chang and wife Vivian joined us in a day of training to better understand the Helen O 'Grady network and business operations!

The next day, Teacher Francine ran through some scripts and David, Vivian , Lawrence (from Macau) and Farhana (from Singapore) were diligently taking notes and asking good questions!

As Ms Farhana confidently took the role as teacher, Mr David Chang actively took on the role as a child and followed her instructions with great enthusiasm!

In one of the scenes, Mrs Vivian Chang got into character and waved to Mr David Chang and Ms Francine with great excitement!

Mr David took on the role as teacher next! With a loud bang, he gave his instructions with clarity and got all our attention! Bravo, David!

Though hours of training had passed, we did not realise that it was already getting late! We had great fun and that truly is the power of drama!

Congratulations, David and Vivian Chang from Taiwan for completing the induction training as franchisee! Before going home, David and Vivian relaxed at the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel Singapore! 

We are glad to have David and Vivian on board and cannot wait to see them in action in Taiwan one day!

Friday, 14 August 2015

ကြိုဆိုပါတယ် (Welcome), Myanmar!

We are pleased to announce that Myanmar has joined our Helen O 'Grady network during our recent Helen O 'Grady Conference!  Now, children in Myanmar will soon have the opportunity to experience the joy and changes that drama brings!

After months of deliberation and careful consideration, the Myanmar team, represented by Mr Li Xiao Wen during the ceremony, signed the documents as franchisee.

Mr Nigel Le Page, Master licensor worldwide of Helen O 'Grady, handed over his agreement to Mr Li Xiao Wen and welcomed the Myanmar team on board this exciting journey!

Look at that smile on Mr Li's face! The joy of having new people join our family really is worth celebrating! We all cheered and clapped to welcome the new member of our family!

Our Helen O 'Grady Asia Management Team joined in to congratulate Myanmar for joining us!

And we ended the event with a photo that summed up Helen O 'Grady: 
Welcoming, Fun and Dramatic!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

We are on Facebook!

Helen O 'Grady Asia is now on Facebook! In order to bring you faster and more exciting updates on the go, you can simply click 'LIKE' on our Facebook page!

With the new facebook page, what can you expect?
1. Get to know what is happening in our classes around Asia!
We will inform you of our latest updates! Find out what our students from all around Asia are doing. We also bring juicy news about the preparations we undergo as teachers!

2. Allow us to connect with you!
Soon, we will be having posts that require your engagement! :) Whether you are a parent, child or HOGA staff, we are all part of the Helen O 'Grady Family and we want to get to know you better! We are open to questions and feedbacks! Simply drop us an email or a facebook private message today!

3. Share your photos with us!
If you have photos of your child, we would love to share them with our community and on our Facebook page! Send it to us via our facebook messenger or via email!

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Learn Drama with me, Macau! 2015

At this year's Learn with me, Macau! summer camp, Mr Lawrence Fong from Helen O 'Grady Asia got the chance to meet these enthusiastic and fun-loving little ones! Children were invited to leave their tables and chairs behind and join the fun!

At the start of class, everyone was excited to listen to Mr Lawrence and gathered around him! 
"What are we going to do today, Mr Lawrence?"

When invited up, this little one introduced himself dramatically and confidently with his fist up in the air! Great job!

As class progressed, these young ones were laughing uncontrollably as they watched Mr Lawrence demonstrate what they were about to do next! 

It was time to move around and interact! In her little pink dress, this girl walked with grace and a big beautiful smile on her face, all ready to greet her friends!

Rounding up, Mr Lawrence gathered everyone in a circle to play a game together!

Students remember best when they are having fun and when they are creating memories with their friends. Through drama, students build up their confidence in presenting themselves in front of others and enjoy the whole journey! 

1998 CHIJ Kellock Upper Primary Students

1998 CHIJ Kellock Upper Primary Students
FIRST in-school enrichment program started in 1998 in CHIJ Kellock with this Upper Primary class. 11 years later, drama classes are conducted worldwide as an after-school activity in many schools. Visit us on our website