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About North Shore

Who is North Shore Coaching College?

North Shore is a coaching college catering for students from Pre-School (ages 2.5+ years old) to Year 12. We have been in operation for over 29 years. We currently have over 9000 students throughout Australia receiving expert tuition from 1000 teachers, at over 65 campuses nationwide covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra. Our College offers extension and support programs in addition to expertly developed term programs  to meet the wide range of educational needs of our students and to allow them to realise their potential.

Why is North Shore the best choice for my child's tuition?

We have grown to over 65 campuses largely through word of mouth. That means our loyal parents are extremely happy with the tuition we provide. The highest ever OC and Selective School scores were achieved by two of our students and we have had thousands of success stories in OC Placement, Selective Schools Placement, Scholarship offers and state-based final examination results.

How successful are your students in external (e.g. Year 12, Selective, Scholarship) examinations?

Our success rate is extremely high. In our Primary Program we have over 1000 success stories in the Selective School and OC placements.

The highest ever OC and Selective School Test scores were achieved by 2 North Shore students.

For the last few years, we are very proud of our results. For example, in the last few years, our students won over 150 scholarships on average each year.

In our High School Program, a high proportion of our HSC students achieved an ATAR of 96 to 99. They are accepted into the top universities of their choice. Over the last four years over 100 students scored 98 and 99. In the last two years we have had 10 students score an ATAR of 99.95. Many of our students have appeared on the NSW Premier’s List.

What is the percentage of students who are successful in external examinations?

We are extremely proud of our results because our percentage of success is extremely high!

It is hard to be 100% accurate because we are relying on our students to return and tell us about their results.

If they do not tell us, we are not able to count them, so our figures might be on the low side. Last year saw 1000 success stories for selective school placements and Scholarship offers.

Most families who come to North Shore are through word of mouth and they are less concerned about statistics and more about actual results their children experience. North Shore has a wonderful reputation and our parents are our most genuine recommendation.

Enrolment

How can I enrol my child?

You can enrol your child in-person at any one of our 65+ North Shore Coaching College campuses, or alternatively online by completing our online enrolment form.

When enrolling online, one of our North Shore Customer Service Representatives from your preferred campus will contact you within 48 hours of the online enrolment form submission to finalise your enrolment and take payment. If you have yet to hear back from your preferred campus, please contact your campus directly.

I have submitted my online enrolment form but I haven't received a phone call to confirm my enrolment?

If you have submitted your online enrolment form but you haven’t received a phone call from one of our Customer Service Representatives, it may be the case that your contact details on the enrolment form had a typo or was incomplete, and we could not contact you. So please email us immediately at [email protected] and outline in your email the following:

  1. The State you reside in.
  2. Your preferred North Shore campus suburb.
  3. Your contact telephone number.
Does my child have to re-enrol at the end of the term if I want to enrol them for the following term?

Yes, we encourage all existing students to re-enrol before the end of the term to secure their places for the following term and/or holiday programs. In the case of any changes to student contact information, please inform our office as soon as possible. Tuition fees must be paid prior to attending classes.

Students re-enrolling early may be entitled for an early bird discount, please check with your Campus Director on the expiry date of the early bird discount offer and any terms and conditions.

Is there someone I can speak to about my child's educational needs before enrolling?

Yes, please contact your nearest Campus Director to arrange for a free consultation prior to your enrolment. The contact details can be located here.

Payment

How can I pay for my child's tuition fees?

Payment can be made in person, over the telephone, online or by mail. We accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • EFTPOS
  • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard only)
  • Online Payment for selected campuses

All fees are payable in full for the term in advance. All seats are reserved only upon payment of fees. Handling fee to the full cost of one lesson will be charged for early termination or cancellation of the term. The subsequent lesson will also be charged unless 72 hrs notice is given prior to any termination.

What are your Terms of Payment in NSW?

New South Wales Payment Terms & Conditions (Last Revised – Dec 2020)

  1. Handling fee equivalent to the cost of 1 lesson will be charged for the termination or cancellation of enrolment before the end of the course/program. The remainder of the refund will be calculated at the FULL cost of the course (before any discounts).
  2. Any notice to terminate or cancel a course/program must be advised 7 days prior to the scheduled class in which the student has enrolled.
  3. No refund or credit for absence(s) under any circumstances.
  4. No refund or credit for multiple term enrolment(s).
  5. No discounts apply for Private Coaching sessions.
  6. All seats are reserved only upon full payment.
  7. Classes are subject to availability.
  8. Administration fee of $10 will be charged for payment for a single lesson.
What are your Terms of Payment in QLD?

Queensland Payment Terms & Conditions (Last Revised – Dec 2020) 

  1. Payment should be paid in full for the whole term or number of lessons remaining for the term. Late fee of $5 applied to subsequent weeks if not paid after week 1.
  2. Changes in Schedule: The College reserves the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand or for other reasons.
  3. Handling fee equivalent to the cost of one lesson will be charged for early termination or cancellation of enrolment before the end of the program. The remainder of the refund will be calculated at the FULL coast of the course (before discount).
  4. The subsequent lesson will also be charged unless 72 hours’ notice is given prior to any termination.
  5. Any amendment request to the class/course enrolled is subject to availability.
  6. All seats are reserved only upon payment.
  7. No refund for absence and multiple term enrolments.
  8. These enrolment Terms & Conditions apply to any future courses in which the named student is enrolled.
What are your Terms of Payment in WA?

WA Payment Terms & Conditions (Last Revised – Dec 2020)

  1. Handling fee equivalent to the cost of 1 lesson will be charged for the termination or cancellation of enrolment before the end of the course/program.
  2. Any notice to terminate or cancel a course/program must be requested in writing (submit an application for refund Form) 7 days prior to the scheduled class in which the student has enrolled.
  3. No refund or credit for absence(s) under any circumstances. Missed class worksheet/booklet is available on request.
  4. No refund or credit for multiple term enrolment(s) is applicable. However, inter campus (within the same State) transfer is allowed if available.
  5. No discounts and refunds apply for Private Coaching sessions.
  6. All seats are reserved only upon full payment.
  7. Classes are subject to availability.
  8. Administration fees of $10 will be charged for makeup class or transfer per event i.e., if make up class for 2 consecutive weeks is requested then only $10 administration fees is applicable.

Important:

All enrolments with 10% discount or higher will no longer be eligible for other discount except siblings discount.

All the above Terms and Conditions are different between States and subject to change by North Shore College management without prior notice.

What is your discount policy in NSW?

New South Wales Discount Policy (Last Revised – Dec 2020)

We offer a variety of DISCOUNTS for:

  • EARLY BIRD PAYMENT
  • Families enrolling in TERM PROGRAMS
  • Enrolling in multiple TERM PROGRAMS
  • Enrolling in multiple HOLIDAY PROGRAMS.

EARLY BIRD PAYMENT DISCOUNTS:

The following discounts only apply to term Core Programs if payment is made in full before the last lesson of the previous term and for a complete term of 10 lessons. No refunds or credits are available for multiple term enrolments.

  • Enrolment for 1 term – save $40
  • Enrolment for 2 terms – save $40 for each term and an additional 5% off
  • Enrolment for 3 or 4 terms – save $40 for each term and an additional 10% off

The following discounts only applies to holiday programs if payment is made in full before the last lesson of the previous term and for a complete holiday program.

  • Enrolment for the first holiday course: save $20.

TERM PROGRAM DISCOUNTS:

The following discounts apply if payment is made in full and for a complete term of 10 lessons.

  1. Family Discounts
  • Enrolment for the 2nd child – save $20 per term
  • Enrolment for the 3rd child – save 25% per term. No other discounts apply
  • Enrolment for the 4th child – save 50% per term. No other discounts apply

Family discounts apply in decreasing order of fees applying to each child i.e. 1st child is the child with the highest term program fees, 2nd child is the child with the 2nd highest term program fees etc.

  1. Multiple Course Discounts
  • Enrolment for 2nd term course for each child – save $50
  • Enrolment for 3rd and subsequent term course for each child – save 50% for the 3rd and subsequent course. No other discounts apply

Multiple course discounts apply in decreasing order of fees applying to each child – i.e. 1st child is the child with the highest term program fees, 2nd child is the child with the 2nd highest term program fees etc.

HOLIDAY PROGRAM DISCOUNTS:

The following discounts apply to each child and only if payment is made in full and for a complete holiday course.

  1. Multiple Course Discounts
  • Enrolment for 2nd and subsequent holiday course – save 50% per course of lesser value

 

What is your discount policy in QLD?

Queensland Discount Policy (Last Revised – Dec 2020)

  • Early Bird Payment for TERM PROGRAM
  • Early Bird Payment for HOLIDAY PROGRAM
  • Sibling discounts
  • Enrolling in multiple holiday programs

EARLY BIRD PAYMENT DISCOUNTS:

The following discounts only apply to:

  1. Term programs if payment is made in full before the last lesson of the previous term and for a complete term of 10 lessons.
    • Term enrolment – save $30
  2. Holiday program if payment is made in full before the last lesson of the previous term.
    • Holiday program enrolment – save $20
  3. Multiple Holiday programs discount (per student)
    • Enrol 3rd course in holiday program – 20% off the lowest fee

SIBLING DISCOUNTS:

  • Enrolment for the 2nd child – save $20 per term
  • Enrolment for the 3rd child – save $30 per term
  • Enrolment for the 4th child – save 50% discount on the lowest term fee.
What is your discount policy in WA?

WA Discount Policy (Last Revised– Dec 2020)

  • Early Bird Payment
  • Siblings enrolling in TERM PROGRAMS
  • Enrolling in multiple TERM PROGRAMS
  • Enrolling in multiple courses in HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
  • Multiple Subject (Year 11 and 12)
  • Scholarship / GATE / ICAS medal winners
  • Double Bonus Offer (New Student and Referral)
  • Current North Shore Staff and Teacher

EARLY BIRD PAYMENT AND MULTI TERM DISCOUNTS: (apply within one calendar year)

The following discounts only apply to term programs if payment is made in full before the Week 9 lesson of the previous term and for a complete term of 10 lessons. For multiple term enrolment EARLY BIRD discount is only applicable against the current term and NOT for remaining term/s. No refunds or credits are available for multiple term enrolments for any reasons.

  • Enrolment for 1 term – save $30
  • Enrolment for 2 terms an additional 5% off: (Current Term – $30 + Next term Fees) X 95%
  • Enrolment for 3 or 4 terms –additional 10% off : (Current Term – $30 + following term/s Fees) X 90%

TERM PROGRAM DISCOUNTS:

The following discounts apply if additional child/ren is enrolled in the beginning or middle of the term with the fee-payable of over $400. If the fees for the 2nd or 3rd child is less than $400 then no siblings discount is applicable.

  1. Family Discounts
    • Enrolment for the 2nd child – save $ 30 per term
    • Enrolment for the 3rd child – save $60 per term
    • Enrolment for the 4th child – save $120 per term

HOLIDAY PROGRAM DISCOUNTS:

The following discounts apply to each child and only if payment is made in full and for a complete holiday course.

Multiple Course Discounts

  • Enrolment for 1st holiday course – save $20 (Early Bird)
  • Enrolment for 2nd and/or 3rd  course in the same holiday program – save 30% per course

MULTIPLE SUBJECT DISCOUNT:

This discount is available for Year 11 and 12 only. This discount can be availed in conjunction with other discounts available at the time of enrolment (i.e., Early bird for 1st subject + 20% on second subject + 50% on 3rd or more subject)

  • 1st Subject – $30 off (Early Bird)
  • 2nd Subject – 20% off
  • 3rd or more Subject – 50% off

SCHOLORSHIP / GATE / ICAS MEDAL WINNERS DISCOUNT:

Scholarship / GATE/ ICAS medal winners can get huge discounts for the subsequent Year enrolments. To gain this discount the student needs to submit the relevant letter of offer issued by the school or the institution to North Shore Coaching College.

  • GATE/Scholarship – 20% off on one Full Year enrolment
  • ICAS Medal Winners – 10% off on one Full Year enrolment

DOUBLE BONUS COUPON (NEW STUDENT AND REFERRAL) DISCOUNT:

New student is one who has never studied at North Shore or re-joined after a year gap. If a North Shore student refers a new student who enrolled in North Shore term program for 10 weeks successfully then he/she is entitled for referral bonus which is redeemable within 24 months from the date of issue. This coupon must be completed by the new student and authorised by a campus director at the time of enrolment. Terms & conditions apply. For details contact our campus director.

  • New Student – Save $30
  • Referral – Save $30

Current North Shore Staff and Teacher

30% discount is available for current staff or teacher who enrols their child for North Shore term program.

What is your discount policy in SA?

South Australia Discount Policy (Last Revised – Dec 2020)

Discount applicable for grades: Kindy – Year 10:

Early Bird Discount: 10% off when you pay the full term fee on or before the last lesson of the previous term.

Sibling Discount: Additional discounts will be applied when you enrol two or more children (only with full term advanced payments). See details below:

2 Children: 2nd child receives 20% off.

3 Children: 2nd child receives 20% off; 3rd child receives 40% off.

4 Children: 2nd child receives 10% off; 3rd child receives 10%; 4th child receives 50% off.

These discounts cannot be applied with any other promotional offer.

 

Discount applicable for grades: Year 11 – Year 12:

Early bird discount: 10% off if you enrol in two subjects, 15% off if you enroll in three subjects. 20% off if you enroll in four or five subjects.

About Our Tuition

What are your course materials like?

Our curriculum writing team consists of highly qualified and experienced teachers. They have successful backgrounds in state and national curriculum development for both private and government schools. We regularly revise and improve our teaching materials so as to be in line with any changes in school curriculum and public exams.

The College’s curriculum is a little ahead of most schools. Our programs are specially designed for students who aim for improvement, enrichment, extension and acceleration.

How does North Shore stay up-to-date with syllabus changes?

North Shore is committed to ensuring we reflect any and all changes to all curricula, such as  state-based final high school examination syllabuses and Selective School examination syllabuses.

The review of our teaching materials is an ongoing process which we undertake to ensure we deliver learning programs of the highest quality that are relevant to the needs of our students.

My child cannot attend a lesson, can I get a refund?

Absences from classes missed will not be refunded. However, a student can attend a make-up class in an equivalent class in the same week (if it is available). You will need to notify your campus office in advance. You will receive a “Make-Up Slip” to hand to the Campus Director of the make-up class. After attending a make-up class, students should hand in their homework to the regular class teacher for marking.

In the event that a make-up class is not possible, the student may choose to collect the course materials for the lesson(s) and return the completed learning material(s) to their teacher(s) for marking. Students who require additional assistance are welcome to use North Shore’s FREE Student Support Services.

Do you offer exam preparation courses?

Yes, we offer a variety of exam preparation tutoring courses depending on your child’s academic goals. Please visit our tutoring page and select your child’s school year to locate exam preparation tutoring courses for their school year. Please note, our tutoring course pages are constantly updated and our exam preparation courses run at various times during the school term and during the holiday program, so please check back regularly or contact your nearest campus director for a full list of our exam preparation courses and programs for your child.

What is your policy on homework?

Homework is an essential part of the North Shore ethos. Homework is set to complement the materials learnt in class. Students should hand in their homework the following lesson. Any homework handed in late may not be marked in time by the teachers.

Do you provide breaks during classes?

Yes, depending on your child’s enrolment we have allocated break times for students and we highly encourage your child to bring a snack and a drink if they have a recess break. Students are reminded to keep valuables and money in their pockets, not in their bags. North Shore will not be responsible for any loss of property.

My child is extremely bright and says the work is far too easy. Can they jump a level?

In the majority of cases this is not recommended as it can lead to holes in a child’s concepts and skills. Decisions regarding jumping level are made by the senior directors. There must be strong evidence for them to consider a student jumping a level. Your child would have to undergo a further assessment before this could be considered.

Teaching

What can my child expect on their first lesson at North Shore?

The work your child undertakes at North Shore may be more difficult than your child’s regular work at school. Your child may find the work challenging to begin with.

Do not be afraid to ask the teacher for assistance. Your child will become familiar with the work requirements throughout the term. You and your child may also make use of our free Student Support Services such as the Homework Support via the Student Login, Homework telephone line and drop-ins at participating campuses and at differing times. Please consult your Campus Directors for service availability and times.

What kind of teachers do you hire?

All of our teachers have current Working with Children Checks. Our teachers are highly qualified and very experienced.

All of our teachers have undergone our own further training programs that have been developed in conjunction with the Western Sydney University.

Our teachers set high goals for the students so that excellent results can be achieved. Some of our teachers are external examination markers. They approach teaching in a highly professional manner ensuring thorough coverage of content and constructive feedback on homework assignments.

What are the methods you use to teach students?

We use a “face-to-face” teaching methodology encouraging creativity and lateral thinking. We use both open ended and closed questioning techniques to assist students in extending the knowledge of relevant concepts. The students are given a set of quality course materials every lesson. Our teachers will use 2/3 of the time teaching key concepts and examples. The remaining 1/3 of the lesson will be used for guided exercises to ensure students fully understand the topic being taught for the lesson.

How do you keep me updated on my child's progress?

The teachers will write a Progress Report for each student at the end of each term. You will be informed of how your child has performed in the term. The teacher will also nominate the best and most improved student in the class for the appropriate certificates and trophies as encouragement.

Will my child improve when they start coaching?

The degree of improvement will depend on your child’s commitment to his studies and his current level of skills and knowledge. You will be able to discuss your child’s improvement with the teacher after they have been attending classes for a number of weeks. You will also receive report cards each term to help you track improvement.

Since our courses are usually more demanding than the work your child may be doing at school, he/she may require some time to adjust to our system before you see the improvement.

Is there a reward system for students at North Shore?

Yes, North Shore Coaching College has a Student Award System.

Encouragement is one of the essential elements that leads to success in a student’s pursuit of academic excellence. Sustainable encouragement assists to build self-confidence and helps students to maintain focus.

The North Shore Student Award System consists of the following:

  • Good Student Awards
  • Trophies
  • End of Term Certificates

Students can collect Good Student Awards to swap for exciting gifts, prizes or trophies.

Courses & Programs

What courses does North Shore offer?

North Shore offers a range of expertly developed course and programs for all students from Pre-School to Year 12. Please visit our Tutoring page for our full offering.

My child will be sitting for the Selective School/Opportunity Class/(other states' examinations?) exam this year. Will you be able to help them?

Yes! The courses we offer are designed to benefit children who will be sitting for Scholarship/ Selective Schools/Opportunity Class Exams. We particularly recommend the Fastrain Extended Program. Please visit our Tutoring page for our full offering.

We also hold FREE educational seminars covering key information about these external examinations twice a year. Please view our Calendar for more information.

What are your course materials like?

Our curriculum writing team consists of highly qualified and experienced teachers. They have successful backgrounds in state and national curriculum development for both private and government schools. We regularly revise and improve our teaching materials so as to be in line with any changes in school curriculum and public exams.

The College’s curriculum is a little ahead of most schools. Our programs are specially designed for students who aim for improvement, enrichment, extension and acceleration.

How does North Shore stay up-to-date with syllabus changes?

North Shore is committed to ensuring we reflect any and all changes to all curricula, such as  state-based final high school examination syllabuses and Selective School examination syllabuses.

The review of our teaching materials is an ongoing process which we undertake to ensure we deliver learning programs of the highest quality that are relevant to the needs of our students.

What is the Young Achiever Program?

The Young Achiever Program is suitable for gifted and talented Year 4 students.

The Young Achiever Program is to better prepare students for the Year 5 High Achiever Program, NAPLAN, Maths Olympiad, Competitions and Scholarship Exams.

Students will be required to sit for an Entrance Exam before being offered placement in this Program. A large number of full, half or quarter Scholarships will be offered to successful Year 3 students from Term 4 onwards.

The Yougn Achiever Program runs from Term 4 Year 3 through until Term 4 of Year 4.

Can my child continue from the Young Achiever Program to the High Achiever Program?

There is a scholarship and entrance exam for the High Achiever Program. If you do not require your child to take part in the scholarship exam and your child has achieved a high academic level throughout the Young Achiever Program he/she may continue with the High Achiever Program in Year 5.

Students who have been offered a position must pay 2 terms in advance to display a commitment to the program.

What is the High Achiever Program?

The High Achiever Program is suitable for gifted and talented Year 5 students.

The High Achiever Program is to better prepare students for Selective Schools and Scholarship Exams. It also better prepares students for NAPLAN, ICAS, Maths Olympiad, SEAMO, AMC and other Competitions.

Students will be required to sit for an Entrance Exam before being offered placement in this prestigious Program. A large number of full, half or quarter Scholarship will be offered to successful Year 4 students.

The High Achiever Program runs from Term 1 Year 5 through until Term 1 of Year 6.

How does North Shore prepare Fastrain/High Achiever students for Selective High School & Scholarship Exam success?

Both our Fastrain Extended Program and High Achiever Program begin preparing students for Selective High School Test & Scholarship Exams from Term 1 of Year 5 and will continue to do so until Year 6 Term 1 of the following year. The course focusses on the development of key skills, through exercises, hints & tips, and mock tests. New and exciting writing materials have been integrated into the program to ensure comprehensive development of writing skills. The English component offers a wide coverage of advanced comprehension skills drawn from stimulus materials based on various genres, plus grammar, vocabulary usage, extension exercises and exam techniques. The Maths & General Ability component incorporates essential key maths and lateral thinking concepts and also provides a systematic approach to helping students work on various types of questions encountered in both The Selective Schools Test and Scholarship exams.

As an integral part of our training, all Year 5 students will undertake a MOCK EXAM program of practice tests in Writing, English, Maths & General Ability. The MOCK EXAMS are held in class. The schedule is:

  • Year 5 Term 2 — 1 exam
  • Year 5 Term 3 — 2 exams
  • Year 5 Term 4 — 2 exams
  • Year 6 Term 1 — 1 exam

A systematic approach in imparting the students with essential concepts, building up their confidence as well as improving speed & accuracy in tests constitute important milestones for exam success.

Do you offer additional programs for exam preparation?

Yes! In addition to the standard Fastrain Extended and High Achiever programs, North Shore offers various Exam Preparation Programs. Students seeking Scholarships and Selective Schools placements are strongly advised to undertake the Exam Preparation Programs.

How do I best prepare my child for Scholarship/Selective Exam success?

The following set of programs is suggested to maximise your child’s chances of success: (NEED TO LINK TO COURSES PAGES WHEN CREATED)

  • Fastrain Extended/High Achiever Program (Year 5 Terms 1 to 4)
  • Year 5 Exam Preparation Program (Term 1 of Year 5 to Term 1 of Year 6)
  • Holiday Programs (Years 5 & 6 in each of the school holidays)
  • Writing for Exam Success (a one-term program to be done in either Term 4 of Year 5 or Term 1 of Year 6)
  • Fastrain Extended/High Achiever Program (Year 6 Term 1)

Attendance at all segments of this integrated program is instrumental in steady and progressive development for the Selective Schools Test and Scholarship Exams.

Sacrificing some weeks in July, September and January holidays should be considered both worthwhile and necessary.

Each year, we consistently receive many success stories regarding OC, Selective Schools, Scholarships and HSC. Your child could be equally successful. This has built upon our proud and much envied reputation. Please be assured that your child’s success is our number one priority.

How do I best prepare my child for the Opportunity Class Placement Test?

The following set of programs is suggested to maximise your child’s chances of success. Visit our Tutoring pages for the following Programs and Courses:

1. Fastrain Extended/Young Achiever Program (Term 4 of Year 3 to Term 4 of Year 4)

2. Extra OC Trial Test Class:

Beginning in Year 3 Term 4 and running up until the test date in Term 3 we are holding the Extra OC Trial test. This course allows students to practice exam techniques while gaining valuable exposure to the type of questions they will face in the test.

3. July Holiday Program OC Preparation (2 Weeks)

During the July Holiday Program we will be running two weeks of 5 or 10 days, 3 hours per day, Intensive and Advanced Programs. Each lesson will contain OC trial tests, explanations of the test answers and a range of skills & knowledge to prepare students for the OC exam.

4. Year 4 Final Revision & Extra OC Mock Exam:

We will hold a Final Revision Session at select campuses prior to the OC Exam. This session ensures students are equipped with skills, hints & tips that will prove invaluable in the OC exam.

Do you offer additional homework options for students who may need additional support or extension?

Yes.

We offer two options for additional homework resources for primary students:

  • Homework Club for Years 1 to 6 — students undertake additional work from the books provided in the membership price.
  • Maths Plus – Years 3 to 5 — additional homework activities that complement the concepts covered in weekly mathematics lessons. The materials have been developed to provide remediation, consolidation and extension of understandings of concepts covered in the weekly Fastrain mathematics lessons.

In addition, our North Shore Student Portal has extra homework for Year 3 to Year 6 students.

Competitions & Assessments

Can my child sit competitions and assessments with North Shore?

As part of our holistic approach to education, North Shore offers students an opportunity to participate in Competitions and Assessments run by prestigious organisations worldwide. Some include UNSW Global’s ICAS, Australian Maths Trust’s AMC and CAT competitions, SEAMO and SWAT.

Student Support & Resources

What are the expectations for a North Shore student?

North Shore students are expected to:

  • Always do your best work.
  • Respect other people and their property.
  • Listen in class.
  • Follow all teacher instructions.
  • Complete your homework each week.
  • Arrive to class on time.
  • Keep the classroom clean and tidy.
  • Ask the teacher if you don’t understand something.
What stationery should my child bring to class?

Each new North Shore Primary student will be issued with a North Shore backpack and North Shore folder. Students should bring their own stationery for class. For students from Kindy to Year 6 we recommend as a minimum, the following:

  • 2x lead pencils
  • 1x eraser
  • 1x black biro pen
  • 1x pencil sharpener
  • 1x red biro pen
  • 1x ruler
  • Dictionary (a thesaurus may also be useful)
What is your school's nut policy?

Students are not to bring nuts or food containing nuts. Parents are reminded that all North Shore Coaching Colleges have a NO NUT Policy. Students are not to bring snacks or lunches containing nuts, this includes nutella and peanut butter sandwich spreads. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring the health and well being of our student body.

Can I collect my child from their classroom after class?

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, depending on the campus’ floor plan/layout, most parents will not be permitted beyond the foyer of each campus. Parents should be punctual when collecting students at the end of their lessons in the permitted area/section of the campus. If an unexpected emergency arises, parents should call and inform the campus office as soon as possible.

How can I keep up to date with the latest news from North Shore?

North Shore Coaching College Newsletters/e-Newsletters are issued on a regular basis. This forms an essential communication link between North Shore and the students/parents. They contain important educational news, dates, special offers, outstanding achievement of individual students and other important news of interest to our parents and students. Hard copies of the newsletters are available at each campus and e-Newsletters are emailed out to parents’ email address(es), provided during enrolment. Any change(s) to your email address(es) please notify us as soon as possible.

What support services do you offer to students?

North Shore offers a range of FREE support services to complement students’ learning:

  • FREE Assessment
  • FREE after-school tuition
  • FREE Telephone Homework Helpline
  • FREE Monthly Quiz Competition
  • FREE educational seminars (covering OC, Selective/Scholarship & HSC) & consultation
  • FREE Maths Online Video Homework Support for Years 3 to 5
  • FREE education news & information on our website
How can my child access the North Shore Student Portal?

Each student can access the North Shore Student Portal using their student number and password. This can be obtained from our office. This learning portal is designed to complement the learning of students in addition to the face-to-face instruction received at North Shore.

What features are available in the North Shore Student Portal?

Some of the special features of the North Shore Student Portal include:

  • Online email support
  • Past papers & answers
  • Reading list
  • Extra homework
  • Weekly/monthly quiz
  • Spell Assist
  • Arithmetic Practice

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