Here is an overview of programs and workshops held throughout the year.
January Holiday Lessons and Programs:
Word Fun, Number Fun (K-2, 3-6)
Written Expression for Selective High and Scholarship exams
Coping with Secondary School (Years 6 – 8) – please contact us for details.
Selective High Schools’ Workshops:
Prepare for March exam (Years 5 and 6)
Prepare for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 exams in May
Opportunity Class (OC)
Prepare for July exam (Year 4).
November 2018 – May 2019
Caringbah Learning Centre will begin a 10 week, 2 hour Selective High Schools’ Program in Term 4, 2018. The program will address the four areas to be tested, i.e., English, Maths, General Ability and Written Expression. In addition, exam techniques and strategies will be provided as well as practice test questions.
The program will be run for 5 weeks in Term 4 and resume again in February, 2019 for 5 weeks leading up to the exam in March, 2019. Follow up work will be provided over the Christmas Holidays.
A separate Written Expression SHS program will be held from 14th January to 18th January, 2019. It will run from 10a.m. to noon or 1p.m. to 3p.m. Monday to Friday. The purpose of this program is to focus exclusively on the written expression exam and develop planning, vocabulary, sentence and paragraph structuring skills and answering the question being asked.
If the 10 week program is not suitable or has filled, CLC offers another option of two nights per week for 5 weeks in Term 1, 2019.
Due to an overwhelming response to our regular SHS programs, CLC may open a further option on Saturdays from 10am to 12 noon beginning from 9th February to 9th March, 2019.
Brochures are available from our office – please contact us with further enquiries.
CLC will be running five workshops for a total of ten hours, focusing upon improving the writing skills of Year 6 students preparing for Selective High School or Scholarship exams in 2019. Students will be introduced to effective writing strategies including planning techniques to organise ideas, vocabulary expansion, sentence and paragraphing structuring, grammar and punctuation, purpose and structure of varying genres, practical writing tasks and editing.
Comments from past students include:
The most helpful part of the program was `When I wrote my stories and Pam wrote helpful and instructive feedback on how to make our writing better’.
`I feel a lot more prepared and confident for the test …’
`I learnt about what grabs a reader’s attention and a variety of ways to help me plan.’
`Everything helped me with my confidence – I loved it!’
Comments from parents include:
`Benefits are long-term, not only for SHS but with all future Written Expression tasks which will be required on-going when they get to High School.’
`H’s main comment was that I have never been taught to write and now I know.’
`Our son’s written expression work appears to have improved quite a bit this week but most importantly, he doesn’t appear to be as daunted at the prospect of having to do such a task.’
Please note: This is a popular course and numbers are limited.
When the morning workshop has reached its limit, an afternoon time from 1p.m. to 3p.m. will be available.
Caringbah Learning Centre is offering three workshops for Year 3 students to prepare them for the upcoming NAPLAN examination in May, 2019.
Workshop 1 Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 from 10am to 12 noon will cover Language Conventions and Written Expression.
Workshop 2 Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 from 10a.m. to 12 noon will cover Reading and Comprehension.
Workshop 3 Thursday, 18th April, 2019 from 10a.m. to 12 noon will cover Numeracy – number sense, number patterns and algebra, operational work, interpreting questions, word problems, space, measurement and chance and data.
Students will be given strategies and practical examples to become familiar with the necessary exam techniques and types of questions given in NAPLAN exams..
Caringbah Learning Centre is offering three workshops in the April holidays to prepare students for their NAPLAN examinations in May, 2019.
Workshop 1 Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 from 12.30p.m. to 2.30p.m. will cover Language Conventions and Written Expression.
Workshop 2 Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 from 12.30p.m. to 2.30pm. will cover Reading and Comprehension.
Workshop 3 Thursday, 18th April, 2019 from 12.30p.m. to 2.30p.m. will cover Numeracy – number sense, number patterns and algebra,
operational work, interpreting questions, word problems, space, measurement and chance and data.
Students will be given strategies and practical examples to become familiar with the necessary examination techniques and types of questions given in the NAPLAN exam.
Caringbah Learning Centre is offering seven (7) weekly workshops to prepare students for the Opportunity Class Placement test being held on Wednesday, 31st July, 2019. Each workshop will be from 5.30p.m. to 7.30p.m. beginning Friday, 31st May, 2019 to Friday, 26th July, 2019 (excluding school holidays – 12th and 19th July, 2019).
Students will be provided with reference material, sample questions, strategies and techniques to assist in the areas of English, Maths and General Ability. Errors will be explained in each session so that further development of skills can occur. Workshops are limited to approximately eight to nine students.
Confidence is enhanced when exam techniques are familiar!
Closing date is Friday, 24th May, 2019.