The Patch PS

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The Patch Primary School

53 Kallista Emerald Road,The Patch VIC. 3792


Grade Foundation

Nursery Rhyme Letters(Literacy/Writing)

Do you love receiving letters? I do. In this program we will read lots of letters that were written by people in famous nursery rhymes. Can you help work out who the letters are from?

We’ll also have fun making up our own letters to answer the ones we receive. You might write as well as draw pictures in your letters. What do you think Little Miss Muffet would write in a letter to the spider? Who would the mouse write to after coming down from the clock? How would the Three Blind Mice write a letter if they can’t see the paper? What about Peter Piper? He picked a peck of pickled peppers but what would he write in a letter? Where did Jack and Jill go after they tumbled down the hill and what did they write in their letter?

Of course we’ll also have to write our own mystery letters. Which character will you choose to write for? How will you give clues about who the letter is from? Will the other children be able to work out who your mystery letter is from? We’ll certainly have fun trying!

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Program Information

Times: 9:00am - 10:40am

Day: Mondays(6 Weeks)

Dates: 23 Oct, *13, 20, 27 Nov, 4 Dec

* 2 sessions

Please Note: No session 30 Oct (School Swimming) and 6 Nov (Curriculum Day)

Price withEarly Bird discountends22 September2017:$324.00

Normal Price ends13 October 2017: $360.00

NB: All prices include GST

Teacher:Rhonda Ooi

Grades 1 & 2

Message From Yunan(Technology/Communications)

Do you like building things? Can you solve problems? Are you good at writing important messages? If your answer is ‘yes’, this program may be for you. Imagine this…

Earlier this year NASA sent some children to investigate a new planet, called Yunan. (Do you know anyone who went?) Now NASA has sent you back to Yunan with your family to find out more about the planet. During your visit, you make the most amazing discovery. It could change everything! People will be so happy to hear about your discovery. What do you think it might be?

You are about to ring NASA to let everyone on Earth know about your discovery when your mobile phone breaks. How are you going to get a message to NASA? Luckily NASA gave you the equipment to make a Message Box that may solve your problem. Unfortunately they forgot to include the assembly instructions! But if you can work out how to build the Message Box then you can send your message to NASA. Don’t forget to write your message first though!

In this program you will be given all the materials you need.Your job will be to make the Message Box work and send a message before it’s too late. Can you do it?

Program Information

Times: 11:10am - 12:50pm

Day: Mondays (7 Weeks)

Dates: 23, *30 Oct, 20, 27 Nov, 4, 11 Dec

* 2 sessions

Please Note: No session 6 Nov (Curriculum Day) and 13 Nov (Swimming)

Price withEarly Bird discountends22 September2017:$295.00

Normal Price ends13 October 2017: $330.00

NB: All prices include GST

Teacher:Rhonda Ooi

Grades 3 & 4

Spies Inc.(Language/Codes & Ciphers)

Spies Inc. is a company that provides spying services to anyone in need. You have been accepted for the Spies Inc. training course where you will learn how to make, break and fake all sorts of tricky codes and ciphers. This skill will turn you into a Superspy who can undertake secret missions for Spies Inc.

However, when you arrive for your first day of training you will find out that everything is not as it seems. Spies Inc. has a mole amongst its existing spies and your task will be to find out who it is. Is it Clueless Cathy, Braindrain Brian or one of the other spies? You’ll have to be a quick learner to solve this mystery by the last week of your training.

Spies Inc.

Program Information

Times: 1:40pm - 3:20pm

Day: Mondays(7 Weeks)

Dates: 23, 30 Oct, 20, 27 Nov, 4, *11 Dec

* 2 sessions

Please Note: No session 6 Nov (Curriculum Day) and 13 Nov (School Swimming)

Price withEarly Bird discountends22 September2017:$295.00

Normal Price ends13 October 2017: $330.00

NB: All prices include GST

Teacher:Rhonda Ooi

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How to know if your child is suitable?

Any child who loves learning and shows high aptitude in the program subject may be suitable. You can talk to your child’s teacher orcontact Pennyto discuss your child’s suitability for a program. An aptitude assessment can also be arranged.

Transport to and from classes

Parents will need to arrange transport for their child toand from classes. You may wish to coordinate with other nearby parents to share transport. Pleasecontact Janine if you would like to be put in contact with other parents for this purpose.

Feedback on your child’s participation

We are always keen to give feedback about how your child has responded to their program. You will receive awritten report, at no extra cost, in the weeks after the last class. You can also contact your child’s teacher to arrange a mutually convenient time for verbal feedback.


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  • Payment must be received in full on or before the dates specified, and, in all cases, prior to the commencement of programs; otherwise bookings will be subject to cancellation
  • If you cancel your booking less than two weeks before the program commences, you are eligible for a refund - less a discretionary administration fee of 20% and a 30c booking fee
  • All prices quoted include GST. Any booking fee is not subject to GST.
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  • Places on all programs are limited. Bookings received after a program is full will be placed on a waiting list and you will be notified if a place becomes available. Where a place cannot be found on the original program of your choice, a place on an alternative program may be offered - or a refund given.
  • A minimum number of enrolments may be required for each program to go ahead.Where there are insufficient enrolments on the original program of your choice, a place on an alternative program may be offered - or a refund given.
  • Programs are offered“as is” and do not take into account any child’s individual circumstances.
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