Year 4 Holiday Programs

Preparation for Opportunity Class (OC) / Year 4 Holiday Success Program

Our course structure for each program:

  • Interactive Academic Learning
  • Between 1 hour and 55-minutes to 3 hour lessons per course, every day for 5 days. Please check our timetable for course running dates.
  • Small class group based
  • Registered teachers
Intensive English, Maths, Thinking Skills & Trial Test

Provide your child with an appropriate academic challenge through our Intensive English, Maths, Thinking Skills & Trial Test course. More advanced than the Progressive workshop completed during the January Holiday Program, this is the perfect course to continue the development of critical skills in preparation for the demands of the OC exam and Year 4. Ensure your child develops the skills and knowledge vital to making a successful academic school year. The addition of a daily OC trial test, makes this course unbeatable value. Test answers will be explained by the teacher in class.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop multiple choice exam techniques
  • Develop creative writing skills – narrative text type
  • Develop literal and inferential comprehension skills – close and short answer formats
  • Develop an advanced lexicon
  • Develop the skills of interpreting maps and weather reports
  • Extend knowledge of exam hints and tips
  • Extend knowledge of interpreting cube structures and advanced visual discrimination
  • Develop logic, problem solving and puzzle solving skills
  • Develop mathematical reasoning skills
  • Develop critical thinking skills
Advanced OC Trial Tests (English, Maths & Thinking Skills)

Ensure your child’s literacy and numeracy skills are ready to meet the expectations of the OC Exam and the challenges of the Year 4 curriculum. This program builds upon the foundation laid in the earlier weeks of the holiday course. The addition of a daily OC trial test, makes this course unbeatable value. Test answers will be explained by the teacher in class.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop multiple choice exam techniques
  • Develop creative writing skills
  • Develop literal and inferential comprehension skills
  • Develop an advanced lexicon
  • Develop the skills of poetry appreciation and interpretation
  • Further skills of interpreting procedural texts
  • Develop verbal reasoning skills
  • Develop non-verbal, diagrammatic reasoning skills
  • Develop mathematical reasoning skills
  • Develop critical thinking skills
Effective Grammar & Creative Writing

A comprehensive course of grammar, sentence structure and writing to ensure your child is well equipped for the demands of the English curriculum for the start of the school year.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop advanced understandings of nouns – common, proper, collective and abstract
  • Develop advanced understandings of adjectives, adverbs, pronouns and verbs
  • Develop punctuation and advanced grammar
  • Develop knowledge of prepositions, articles, superlatives and comparisons
  • Develop writing skills in the text types of book review, descriptions, directions, narrative and poetry
ICAS Science Preparation

Please speak to our Chatswood campus for further course details and goals.

Art & Craft Workshop

Inspire your budding artist with our engaging program of art and craft. Students engage in art and craft activities designed to bring out their creativity as they experiment with shape, colour and form. All materials included.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop skills in the manipulation of various media
  • Develop knowledge of colour theory, shadow and light
  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Develop artistic knowledge of shape, form and perspective
Debate & Public Speaking Workshop

The ability to speak confidently and eloquently in front of an audience is vital for success. Equip your child with the essential skills to make them an effective communicator. This course provides both the skills set and opportunity to experience debating and public speaking through meaningful and engaging activities.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop vocal projection, posture and delivery skills
  • Develop knowledge of speech structure
  • Develop understandings of the interaction of purpose, audience and language choices in speech writing
  • Develop knowledge of correct use of quotations and evidence
  • Develop research skills
  • Develop key skills in debating
  • Develop confidence and social interaction
  • On Campus
    face-to-face

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