936545_592225974205616_1805290824_nThe talented kids of SACRED HEART SCHOOL Makati will be staging a Christmas presentation for a cause on December 16 (Monday) under the direction of Ms. Monique Escueta Bunuan of the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Philippines.

I was able to see these talented kids in action last Saturday (December 14) during their rehearsal-workshop.  The Christmas play entitled THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS EVE is divided into two parts – ‘Escape of the Cookie Clowns’ and ‘What has Rudolph Done?’

It is so amazing to see how these little pre-schoolers were able to memorize and deliver lines with so much character.  During the later part of the rehearsal-workshop, Teacher Monique encouraged the parents and all the other guests who were present that afternoon to join the kids in their cooling down workshop.  It was a fun day not only for the kids but for everyone.

Monique Escueta Bunuan

I am quite familiar with some of the methods that were used by Teacher Monique because I have also been incorporating theater workshop techniques as structured learning activities for the leadership and team-building seminars that I facilitate.  These activities are very interactive, they require less materials and very effective in developing a host of important leadership and management skills.  Plus, I used to belong to a church theater group formed by a PETA actor.  I even wrote and co-directed a couple of church plays when I was in college.  So I know that even though it’s fun to work with kids, directing a stage presentation by pre-schoolers is very difficult and requires a great deal of expertise, patience and dedication.

SACRED HEART SCHOOL Makati is managed by Ms. Weng Palma and is a franchise of Ms. Ma.Rowena J. Matti also the CEO of the Galileo Enrichment Learning Program.  Founded in 1968 by Mrs. Rosario Tambunting-Juan, the first Sacred Heart School located in Malabon offered Nursery and Pre-School programs.  Today, they already have branches in Sun Valley Paranaque, Binondo Manila, Valenzuela, Caloocan and many other locations.


SACRED HEART SCHOOL Makati is located at the Ground Floor of Republic Glass Building, 196 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City near Greenbelt 1 and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) building.  Aside from academic lessons, Sacred Heart School Makati offers the Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, Individual Tutorial, Taekwondo, Music Lessons and Chinese Mandarin.

The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy on the other hand is a developmental drama program present in more than 25 countries all over the world, catering to children ages 5 to 17.

THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS EVE is scheduled on December 16 (Monday) 10:00am at the 7th Floor of the CAP Building, corner Amorsolo and Rufino Sts. in Makati.  Tickets are sold at 300 pesos and proceeds of the sale will go to the relief and rehabilitation efforts of Philippine Red Cross in the Central Visayas region.  For tickets and more details please contact 810-8506.


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