Years K to 6
The systematic and comprehensive phonics program makes sure
students can read and spell well.
Using the award winning Reading Freedom workbooks, students
cover phonically regular words that can be sounded out as
well as sight words which cannot be sounded out such as ‘was’
Once the basic reading and comprehension skills are at a good
level students are able to move into the English program.
English Years 3 to 6
This program covers reading comprehension and written expression
of a variety of text types, grammar, spelling, punctuation
and vocabulary development. Success in secondary school is
strongly connected to competence in these areas.
Mathematics Years 3 to 6
This program builds knowledge and skills in al number operations,
fractions and decimals, space and measurement. There is a
strong emphasis on the basic number facts, including the times
tables, as students with well-developed number sense find
maths much easier. Students learn to solve problems of both
a routine and more complicated nature.
A solid foundation in mathematics is essential prior to the
commencement of secondary school studies.
Opportunity Class (OC) Program Years
3 to 4
Students sitting this exam in August of Year 4 should enroll
in the Advanced English and Mathematics programs when they
are in Year 3. Students develop and maintain speed and accuracy
in challenging work, including general ability. Exam techniques
are also developed. Half of the marks for the OC entry are
provided by the student’s primary school, therefore
it is important for students to be working at an advanced
level right through Years 3 and 4.
Selective Schools Program Years 5 to
Students sitting the Selective Schools Test (and other scholarship
exams) in March of Year 6 should enrol in the Advanced English
and Mathematics programs. As well as covering subject skills
at a more sophisticated level, these programs provide opportunities
to develop and practice exam techniques to help students to
work quickly and effectively.
One third of the marks for Selective School entry are provided
by the student’s primary school in October of Year 5,
therefore it is important for students to be working at an
advanced level right through Year 5.
English Years 7, 8, 9 and 10
Strong English and writing skills are essential across a range
of secondary subjects. English remains the only compulsory
HSC subject so the continued development and strengthening
of these skills throughout secondary school is critical for
success in the senior secondary years. The English program
covers reading comprehension and written expression of a wide
range of text types such as information reports, media texts,
poetry and creative narrative. Each year a unit in Essay Writing
is presented to all groups. This fundamental writing skill
is essential for strong performance in a range of subjects
and must be built upon year after year.
Good study habits are encouraged and modelled throughout the
Terms and Conditions.
of our Fee Structure.
Individual Subject (in group setting)
• $40 per 1 hour lesson
Individual subject primary
• $45 per 1 hour lesson
Individual subject secondary
• $50 per 1 hour lesson
• $50 per 11⁄2 hours
Selective School Program
• $60 per 2 hour lesson
• $40 per 1hour lesson
Second (or more) sibling
• $40 per 1 hour lesson
Payments may be made in the following ways:
• must be one week in
advance at all times.
• first half must be
paid by the end of Week 4.
• full payment in