November 19 – December 21 2018 Holiday Program
Celebrate the festive season with us as we prepare for and explore festivities around the world. Running for 5 weeks at the end of Term 4.
Full-Time (20 hours) Programme
10am-12pm, lunch and 1pm-3pm
Part-Time (10 hours) Programme
Our Nursery, Kindergarten & Primary English classes include:
Arts & Crafts
...and a whole lotta fun!
10am-12pm OR 1pm-3pm
The Winter Holiday Programme is a fun-packed journey into the world of Christmas and winter. It is a great opportunity for students to develop their language skills and reinforce their overall language learning.
Our integrated learning methods and student centred approach to teaching ensures that all learners (visual, aural and kinetic or action oriented) are able to acquire and retain language skills.
In each class students will engage in vocabulary building exercises related directly to the theme of Christmas and winter. This vocabulary building will equip students with the necessary vocabulary to express their feelings, thoughts and opinions regarding the theme. In order to facilitate these exercises and improve general pronunciation, students will develop their phonics skills by learning to differentiate between different sounds as well as recognise a sound's various written forms. Students will also be taught and practice sentence patterns that utilise the new vocabulary to help them develop a deeper understanding of the theme and be able to express themselves confidently. These sentence patterns are essential to the development of communication skills for younger learners and fantastic conversation starters for older ones.
The vocabulary, phonics and sentence pattern learning are all enhanced by a variety of stimulating songs, games and activities that encourage retention as well as create a fun filled environment for the learners. Having fun and feeling comfortable with the materials is central to our Winter Holiday Programme as it fosters learning and language development. Each lesson's arts and crafts portion is designed to reinforce language learning and enhance creative, motor and problem solving skills.
Primary learners will also have an opportunity to practice and develop their reading ability. Reading exercises will help develop reading fluency, comprehension and their knowledge of the Christmas theme. In addition to reading, primary learners will engage in creative writing. This is an opportunity for them to practice their writing skills and learn how to express ideas confidently and thoughtfully.
At the end of each week we encourage our students to participate in a fun, confidence building mini-performance that showcases a small amount of what they have learnt during the fun packed week of learning, creating and making new friends.