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
Effective Creative Writing, Reading & Comprehension Skills

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
Intensive Training – Maths, Thinking Skills (General Ability) & English Workshop

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
Problem Solving & Lateral Thinking 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
Drama & Speech Workshop

An exciting and enjoyable program to develop your child’s creativity whilst boosting their self-confidence. A comprehensive exploration of vocal and performance skills that will engage your child’s imagination. The performance of short plays allows students to put their newly acquired skills to good use.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop mime & improvisation skills
  • Develop vocal techniques – pitch & volume control
  • Develop theatrical characterisation skills
  • Develop poetry recitation skills
  • Develop performance skills
  • Develop confidence and social interaction skills
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
Creative Writing & Written Expression

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
Public Speaking & Debate Workshop

The perfect course to build upon the skills and competencies developed in the Week 1 workshop. Ensure your child’s artistic potential is realised through advanced activities to challenge and extend your child. All our drama courses are developed by a professional drama educator.

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
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Year 5 Holiday Tutoring

Effective Creative Writing, Reading & Comprehension Skills

Effective Creative Writing, Reading & Comprehension Skills

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Intensive Training – Maths, Thinking Skills (General Ability) & English Workshop

Intensive Training – Maths, Thinking Skills (General Ability) & English Workshop

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Intensive Training – Maths, Thinking Skills (General Ability) & English Workshop

Intensive Training – Maths, Thinking Skills (General Ability) & English Workshop

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Problem Solving & Lateral Thinking Workshop

Problem Solving & Lateral Thinking Workshop

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Advanced Maths and General Ability; Plus Advanced English and Writing Expression

Advanced Maths and General Ability; Plus Advanced English and Writing Expression

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Creative Writing & Written Expression Workshop

Creative Writing & Written Expression Workshop

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Problem Solving & Lateral Thinking Workshop

Problem Solving & Lateral Thinking Workshop

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Essential Preparation for Scholarship and Entrance Exams

Essential Preparation for Scholarship and Entrance Exams

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Effective Grammar, Sentence Structure & Creative Writing

Effective Grammar, Sentence Structure & Creative Writing

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Intensive English, Maths & General Ability (Plus Creative Writing)

Intensive English, Maths & General Ability (Plus Creative Writing)

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