XMAS School Holiday Programs

Create a Christmas Tale

In this 3-hour workshop, participants will draft and write their very own, original Christmas tale. Will their story be traditional, rhyming, incorporate animals, have a message about kindness and goodwill to all?? Students will create their story on the app, Book Creator. Using this app, students will have the opportunity to draw or import images to accompany their story, download a Christmas soundtrack to play in the background of their story, and even record their voice reading the story aloud.

Cost: $60 payable prior to the session by direct debit to secure your child’s place (maximum 8 participants).

Age Range: 7-10 year olds

Materials Required: iPad with Book Creator (paid version only please) installed. Please ensure prior to signing up your child for this workshop that you can install Book Creator onto your device to avoid disappointment. Note, this app is not currently available on Google Play for Samsung tablets.

Date and Time: Thursday 17th December 2020 9.00 – 12.00

Contact: kylie@northsidetuition.com.au to book a place

photo of girl sitting near christmas tree

Build a board game

In this 3-hour workshop, participants will design and produce a board game on their chosen theme e.g., Outer Space, Gaming, Animals or Christmas. They will be given a commercially-produced 45×45 centimetre blank board on which to produce their final design. They will also have the opportunity to test and receive feedback on their game design by playing it with other workshop participants.

NB. Participants will be able to keep the blank board and blank playing cards provided by Northside Tuition at the conclusion of the workshop. All other materials used on the day to test their game, e.g. dice and counters, will remain the property of Northside Tuition.

This workshop is designed for creative children who would like the opportunity to create their very own original board game on a topic of their choice.

Cost: $60 payable prior to the session by direct debit to secure your child’s place (maximum 6 participants).

Age Range: 8-12 year olds

Materials Required: All supplied by Northside Tuition unless students want to bring specific game figurines (which they are welcome to do).

Date and Time: Monday 11th January 2021 9.00 – 12.00

Contact: kylie@northsidetuition.com.au to book

battle black blur board game

Design a Planet

In the first half of this 3-hour workshop, participants are required to design a planet, detailing its location in the universe, its physical composition and appearance, climate, habitats, flora and fauna, inhabitants, similarities and differences to Earth, including environmental challenges and how these are overcome on their planet.

In the second half of the workshop, participants are required to showcase their design through producing a non-fiction book, a short story detailing a day in the life of an inhabitant on the planet, and/or a play detailing humans’ first encounter with the planet.

This workshop is designed for gifted children who have a strong interest in Science, Outer Space, the Environment and/or Creative Writing. The aims of the workshop are:

  • To encourage participants to draw analogies between their existing knowledge of Earth and the Solar System and apply it to the creation of their own planet.
  • To promote problem-solving and creative thinking through considering how a planet of a participant’s own design may overcome problems that exist on Earth, such as global warming.
  • To incorporate several curriculum areas – Science, English, HASS as well as Art or Graphic Design (depending on which medium participants use to develop their planet – that is, paper and pencil or iPad) – into a single project in order to showcase participants’ knowledge, out-of-the-box thinking and academic strengths.

Cost: $60 payable prior to the session by direct debit to secure your child’s place (maximum 8 participants).

Age Range: 8 – 12 year olds

Materials Required: iPad if participants want to research outer space and record their final written product on the iPad. All other materials supplied.

Date and Time: Wednesday 13th January 2021 9.00 – 12.00

Contact: kylie@northsidetuition.com.au to book

sky space dark galaxy