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
  • Experienced educators
Extend Your Problem Solving & Thinking Skills

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
Exam Preparation II (2 full length Tests Daily)

For Holiday Program Week 2

Students will complete full length test papers (Mathematical Reasoning Skills, Thinking Skills (GA), Reading Skills and Writing Skills.) The teacher then guides students through an explanation of the most challenging questions to ensure thorough understanding. The tests for each lesson will be presented in an online format to more accurately reflect the anticipated online testing format for the 2022 Selective Schools Placement Test.

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
Extending Your Confidence in Public Speaking

Develop your confidence to be a better public speaker. Topics discussed include:

  • How to overcome fears associated with public speaking
  • Train of thought
  • Organising your Train of Thought
  • Learning about your AMPS
  • Public Speaking in Practice
Exam Preparation I (2 full length Tests Daily)

For Holiday Program Week 1

Students will complete full length test papers (Mathematical Reasoning Skills, Thinking Skills (GA), Reading Skills and Writing Skills.) The teacher then guides students through an explanation of the most challenging questions to ensure thorough understanding. The tests for each lesson will be presented in an online format to more accurately reflect the anticipated online testing format for the 2022 Selective Schools Placement Test.

Intensive English, Maths & Thinking Skills (With Writing)

Our Intensive Training – English, Maths & Thinking Skills (With Writing) 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
Speed Reading & Memory Power Skills

Learn useful techniques to help you to read, comprehend and remember more efficiently. Topics discussed include:

  • Speed Reading Techniques
  • Visual Memory Skills
  • Mnemonics
  • PEG system of memory
  • Sound Associations
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
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