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5 Jul

How does my child prepare for opportunity classes and selective high schools?

Selection into an opportunity class or a selective high school is through placement tests help every year for Year 4 and Year 6 students respectively. The Opportunity Class Placement Test is made up of two test papers with 35 questions each containing a mixture of reading, mathematics and general ability questions. The time allowed for […]

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5 Jul

What are Opportunity Class and Selective High School Placement Tests?

In New South Wales there are currently 76 government primary schools with classes that cater for high achieving students. They are called Opportunity Classes and many people refer to these as OCs. Selected students attend these classes full time for two years from Year 5 – Year 6. Students hoping to be selected for these […]

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5 Jul

How can NAPLAN tests help my child?

This is a frequently asked question at K12 Academy in Penrith. We hear parents telling us about how NAPLAN testing is stressing their children. They want to know how such tests can be useful. The K12 response to this is to ask parents and students to look at NAPLAN tests in a larger context. It […]

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5 Jul

HSC Exam preparation

HSC Preparation for students in NSW Our HSC exam preparation is carried out in groups and also individually at our NSW K12 centre. Initially we group all of the students together to sit at an exam type environment, and we give them the HSC exam papers from the previous years to work on. After “exam” […]

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5 Jul

Exam and competitions preparation

Our lessons for exam preparations such as the Naplan exams and Selective School exams are carried out in groups and individually. For competitions such as Mathematics and IT Olymiads and ICAS, we create a combination of group and individual lessons where we go through all of the parts of the competitions. Naplan Naplan (The National […]

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5 Jul

Group and Individual lessons

Group lessons are great for children to learn team work and to learn from each other. We like to create collaborative groups so children have the possibility to make good friendships along with studying. But group lessons may not be the best solution for every child. Some children have a difficulty focusing in group environments, […]

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5 Jul

Stay up to date with our workshops and fun classes

Stay tuned to our news or sign up for a newsletter to get notified about our themed workshops, in-house debates and competitions, and our fun classes. Always remember, your child needs you to invest in their education!

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5 Jul

Workshops- Robotics

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5 Jul

STEM

Many technological based schools and universities use an education system known as STEM. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but rather than teaching these subjects individually STEM merges it into one course that focuses on objective or obstacles you would go through in real life. STEM is: Computer Science – 71 percent Basic […]

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4 Jul

Importance of year 9 NAPLAN

As many of you may be aware that from 2017 onwards, it is compulsory for year 9 students to achieve at least a band 8 in their NAPLAN exams. It is vital for them to prepare themselves for this, and in order to sit their HSC, they must excel in year 9 NAPLAN. A few […]

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