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2020 Altius Spring Holiday Workshops

Holiday Courses Outlines

  1. Intensive Phonics Programs 

Week 1: 28/09 to 2/10 & Week 2: 5/10 to 9/10

A week Intensive online Phonics programs $300

3 days X 20 minutes 1-on-1 on zoom and (Mon, Wed, Fri)

2 days 45 mins either face to face or zoom (Tue, Thur)

or book your own sessions

When a child is taught phonics, the child will be able to recognize sounds in words and will be able to spell them correctly.  Children have problems in reading because they are not able to recognise the sounds of the letters of the alphabet in the words they read.  This intensive program is designed to teach children how to decode a word and to increase a child’s fluency in reading.  Fluency is not limited to reading fast.  It also means reading text accurately.  When a child is taught phonics properly, the child will find reading easy.


  1. English Creative Writing 
  • Discussion
  • Different forms of writing
  • Structure

Week 1 28/09 to 2/10

Yr 3 & Yr 4 Creative Writing- 5 days 28/09-2/10 Time: 9:00-11:00) $450

Yr 5 Persuasive Writing – 5 days 28/09 – 02/10 Time: 9:00 – 11:00) $500

Persuasive Writing Skills for Scholarship/Selective Schools Examinations

The importance of long-term preparation for scholarship/ACER-style writing examinations can not be understated. For this September holiday, we are only able to provide Persuasive Writing.  Persuasive and Narrative writing can be enhanced/improved overtime when a student attends the same courses, therefore even if your children may have done it previously, it is still in their best interest to be reminded before the exams that are fast approaching.

Yr 6 Bridging Course getting ready for Yr 7 (5 days 28/09 – 02/10 Time: 9:00 – 11:00) $500

  • This program is designed to help to prepare students for high school.  Writing for purpose is the central focus. Students will learn:
  • How to write analytical paragraphs leading up to writing essays.
  • Learn how to write summaries
  • Examine feature articles
  • Learning about writer’s purpose and audience
  • Learn how to create a feature article
  • Developing comprehension skill
  1. Reader Club by Year Group Week 1 & Week 2

The Reader Club encourages discussion and expression of ideas. Why are these important to our kids?

  • Exposes world of imagination
  • Mind development
  • Develops language skills
  • Inferential questions
  • Character building
  • Character analysis
  • Analysing plots
  • Evaluating text

Week 1 28/09 to 2/10 

Yr 3 & Yr 4 (4 days 2/09 – 01/10 Time: 11:00-1:00) $330

Novel: Song For A Whale by Lynne Kelly


Yr 5 & Yr 6 (4 days 28/09 – 1/10 Time: 11:15-1:15) $350

Novel: Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks


Week 2: 5/10 to 9/10

Yr 1 & Yr 2 (4 days 05/10 – 08/10 Time: 10:45-12:00) $265 

pre reading not required.  Novel: To be determined

Advance Yr 1 & Yr 2 (4 days 28/09 – 01/10 Time: 9:00-10:30) $275

Novel: The Twists by Roald Dahl

  1.  Yr7 & Yr8 Global issues and discursive writing Week 1

     Week 1: 28/09 to 2/10 10:30am – 12:00pm $650

Explore current affairs and global issues. Choose a topic and investigate it from different angles. Learn the skills of discursive writing and how to draft, edit and produce a feature article on a global issue.

Your teacher, Sara Verge, is a former journalist and current high-school English teacher.


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