All student courses last one full school day – 5 hours minimum
A maximum of 25 Year 5-9 students (Grade 4-8), 30 Year 10-13 students (Grade 9-12) per course but larger numbers can be considered by special arrangement.
Charged as a set fee per course (for one group of students) plus accommodation, travel and GST.
Parents’ and Teachers seminars available for no charge.
Learning About Learning – for students 11-14 years old – Key Stage 3, pre-NCEA, MYP
Applying the skills of effective learning for success at school.
On this course students will identify the strengths and weaknesses of the learning strategies they use to understand and remember their school subjects at present, identify gaps in their learning skill set, learn new skills, techniques and strategies of effective learning, apply those strategies, gather feedback, reflect on the result, make further changes and continuously improve the effectiveness of their own learning processes.
Exam Confidence – for students 14-18 years old – GCSE, IGCSE, A-Levels, NCEA L1-3, DP
Practical skills for achieving well in all assessments and examinations.
Students will learn how to: reflect on, and learn from past assessment experience, keep focused and motivated throughout the year, overcome obstacles and challenges to study, create an effective study plan, set up their home study environment, find web resources to suit their own learning style, use key word summarising, overcome exam nerves, and use good exam room technique.
Learning Resilience – for students 13-18 years old – GCSE, IGCSE, A-Levels, NCEA L1-3, DP – TOK, plus all GATE students
A practical investigation of thinking
Student explore thinking in general and their own thinking in particular, the nature of intelligence and talent and the potential for development, the characteristics of resilience, thinking strategies for overcoming challenges and coping with difficulties, the role of belief and attribution in motivation, an experiential process for learning from mistakes, the connections between locus of control, optimism and pessimism, vulnerability and resilience and practical strategies for becoming a more resilient learner.
Maths and Memory – for students 6-11 years old – Key Stage 1 & 2, PYP
New ways to learn Maths and improve Memory
On this course students learn how brain based patterning processes work and how using these processes can greatly improve Maths functioning at all levels and both short and long term memory
Courage, Resilience and Failing Well
Designed specifically for students studying the IB Diploma.
Students will learn strategies for developing flexible thinking, managing pressure, dealing with stress and developing resilience combined with practical skills of effective study and self-management necessary for high achievement in external examinations.