Year 5 Holiday Programs

Headstart for Scholarship & Selective School 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
Advanced Lateral Thinking & Maths Competition Workshop

The ability to think laterally is the pathway for success in high school. Students who are successful lateral thinkers and effective problem solvers have a definite advantage over their peers. This course provides the perfect opportunity to develop essential skills of success.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop an arsenal of problem solving tools for application in various settings
  • Develop problem solving skills in relation to motion and time problems
  • Develop understandings of combinations and permutations
  • Develop understandings of cryptarithms and probability
  • Develop skills in solving matchstick puzzles
  • Develop understandings of venn diagrams and grids
  • Develop logical and lateral thinking skills
Creative Writing & Written Expression Workshop

A skilled and creative writer will excel in NAPLAN, ICAS, Selective and Scholarship exams. Since writing skills take time to develop it is vital that Year 5 students get an early start in preparing for the important exams in Year 6. A highly recommended course.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop skills in writing effective topic sentences
  • Develop essay writing skills
  • Develop character analysis skills
  • Develop plot techniques
  • Develop knowledge of text types: formal letter writing, diary opinion, descriptions and news articles
  • Develop techniques for inspiring creativity
NAPLAN Preparation for Success Program

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

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
Intensive Plus English, Maths & Thinking Skills

Our Intensive Training – Maths, Thinking Skills & English Workshop provides the degree of academic challenge to prepare your child for Year 5 and the important exams ahead. It is the perfect course to ensure development of critical literacy, numeracy and thinking skills. Ensure your child makes a successful transition to senior primary in the new academic school year.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop literal and inferential comprehension skills – short answer format
  • Develop an advanced lexicon
  • Develop poetry interpretation skills
  • Develop knowledge of literary devices, homonyms and synonyms
  • Develop skim reading skills
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Extend conceptual understandings of area, perimeter, volume and algebra
  • Develop logical thinking and reasoning skills
Advanced Comprehension & Writing Skills Exam Success

The ability to communicate creatively and effectively through the written word is becoming crucial for Selective School and Scholarship exam success. Ensure your child has the skills needed to optimise their results in the major exams over the coming year.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop skills for writing effective narrative orientations
  • Develop knowledge of similes and metaphors
  • Develop sentence structure and paragraphing
  • Develop creative and original thought
  • Develop comprehensions skills across a range of text types: book and movie reviews, formal letters, information texts, biography and myth
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
  • Develop willingness to take creative risks in the execution of art works
  • On Campus
    face-to-face

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