The Patch PS

Bookings are open for Term 1, 2018.

Please go to the base of this page forImportant Information,PaymentInformationandTerms and Conditions.


VENUE INFORMATION

The Patch Primary School

53 Kallista Emerald Road,The Patch VIC. 3792


DETAILS OF PROGRAMS


Grades 1 & 2

That’s Not How It Ended!(Literacy/Writing)

Then the three bears went to a football match and cheered for Goldie Locks’ team to win… Jack grew beans for a living and was always poor because he had to pay the giant back… After Hansel and Gretel turned the witch into a worm, they stayed in the gingerbread house and got very fat … Cinderella decided she didn’t like the wimpy prince after all and she came to my school to teach us how to do karate …

But these aren’t the endings we’re used to hearing! What if you don’t like the way a story ends? Why not change it? Are there any stories you’d like to change? Would you make a new hero? Would you surprise other children with your different ideas?

In this program you will hear lots of stories that are different to what you expect. You’ll rewrite well-known stories and make up your own new ones. You might change an ending, create new characters or make boring stories funny. To help you do this you’ll have to think differently and be imaginative. You might like to draw pictures for your new story. You will also help the class make up a story for a puppet concert.

The best thing about this program will be that you’ll love how the story ends!


Program Information

Times: 9:00am - 10:40am

Day: Tuesdays (7 Weeks)

Dates: 13, 20, 27 February, 6, 13, 20, 27 March


Price withEarly Bird discountends22 December 2017:$295.00

Normal Price ends9 February 2018: $330.00

NB: All prices include GST


If you wish to reserve a place now, at the Early Bird rate, but not pay until early 2018, please contactJanine.

Alternatively, if you wish to book and pay now, please simply click“Book Here”below.


Teacher:Rhonda Ooi



Grades 3 & 4

Superhero's Underpants(Journalism)

In this program you will be investigating and reporting on important questions such as: Why do superheros wear their underpants on the outside? Why does a superhero stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him? How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures? Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white? What's the speed of dark? What kind of seeds do seedless watermelons come from?

What do famous superheros do when they are not saving people? How do they fill their days? One famous alter ego was a journalist for a newspaper reporting on daily news and events. If you’ve ever wondered about being a journalist, then this could be the program for you.

In this program you will be a journalist for the Thinking Outside The Box Times. Your job will be to do interviews, investigate stories and write articles. You might like to write an article about some puzzling question like the ones above. You will also write an article such as a news item, a community story, a sporting story or a student council report. You also might write an article about the environment, some letters to the editor or an interesting story about someone important. There will be plenty of other newspaper sections to contribute to such as entertainment, competitions, weather, pocket money and the ‘funnies’.

At the end of the program you will help produce the Thinking Outside The Box Times. You’ll get your own copies to give to friends and family. And, if you decide to dress up as a superhero, you’ll have to decide whether you’re going to wear your underpants on the outside!


Program Information

Times: 11:10am - 12:50pm

Day: Tuesdays (7 Weeks)

Dates: 13, 20, 27 February, 6, 13, 20, 27 March


Price withEarly Bird discountends22 December 2017:$295.00

Normal Price ends9 February 2018: $330.00

NB: All prices include GST


If you wish to reserve a place now, at the Early Bird rate, but not pay until early 2018, please contactJanine.

Alternatively, if you wish to book and pay now, please simply click“Book Here”below.


Teacher:Rhonda Ooi



Grades 5 & 6

Myths & Legends(Literacy/Writing)

Myths and legends create a mystical, fascinating world. In this program you will write your own myth or legend. To help you do this, you will first explore myths and legends from a range of times and cultures, including ancient Greek, Asian and Aboriginal Australian. You’ll find out how these magical stories originated and their purposes. You’ll decide who were the central characters and why they were important.

To write your own myth or legend, you will work individually or in a group. You might choose to use original ideas or adapt a favourite myth or legend in some manner. Perhaps you’ll convert an ancient myth to modern day times or make major changes to the characters. Something to consider is the contextual setting for your myth or legend. Also, it will be important to ensure your story is sensitive to the audience or its cultural origins.

You can choose how to present your myth. Some examples are acting out a drama, writing a children’s book, producing an artwork or developing a cartoon. At the end of the program, you will be able to present your myth to an audience.


Program Information

Times: 1:40pm - 3:20pm

Day: Tuesdays(7 Weeks)

Dates: 13, 20, 27 February, 6, 13, 20, 27 March


Price withEarly Bird discountends22 December 2017:$295.00

Normal Price ends9 February 2018: $330.00

NB: All prices include GST


If you wish to reserve a place now, at the Early Bird rate, but not pay until early 2018, please contactJanine.

Alternatively, if you wish to book and pay now, please simply click“Book Here”below.


Teacher:Rhonda Ooi

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

Guarantee

We are so confident in the quality of Thinking Outside The Box Programs that we offer a refund if you are not satisfied with their quality.


PAYMENT INFORMATION

  • Electronic Funds Transfer(“EFT” or “Bank Transfer”) continues to be available and attracts no booking fee
    • If you wish to pay by EFT / Bank Transfer, please type“EFT” in the Promotion Code field on the next page and then click“Apply”. The EFT bank details will be printed on your confirmation ticket and you will need to complete the EFT / bank transfer within 3 business days of making your booking.
  • Payment by most popularcredit and debit cardsisalso now available. Payments by credit or debit card incurs a non-refundable booking fee of 30 cents ($0.30) per booking. Any applicable merchant service fee is absorbed by Thinking Outside The Box.
  • 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.
  • Bookings and credit & debit card payments are processed per Thinking Outside The Box byTryBooking.com- an Australian firm providing secure online booking and payment services. The booking screen will open in a separate browser window and you will receive an email confirming your booking at the conclusion of the process. The booking fee for payments by credit or debit card is retained byTryBooking.com. Payments by EFT / Bank Transfer attract no booking fee.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • 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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