The beginning of the school year is a crucial time for preparing for academic success.
In our decades of working with students, we have observed that the earlier they prepare, the more likely that they will reach their goals in school. What students learn at school builds on prior teaching and assumed understanding. If your child has a gap in understanding in any of their subjects, their confidence can be affected and their ability to continue to develop academically is compromised.
Academic Task Force paves the way for academic success through our Head Start Program. With courses such as NAPLAN Preparation, Learning Skills, Maths, English, and Essay Writing, our Head Start Program offers students the opportunity to gain the advantage they need to excel in the present school year, as well as in succeeding ones.
Through our Head Start program, we will help your child equip themselves with the academic skills needed to develop their confidence, study habits and subject familiarity.
Our specialist teachers know how to engage even the most disinterested student with targeted teaching and class interaction that promotes learning development.
Our popular Learning Skills class will teach your child how to manage their time effectively for completing their work as well as teaching them strategies for improving reading, learning and memory to achieve success.
Our Essay Writing class will teach your child how to write great essays using a simple plan they can adapt to any subject.
Our 2018 January Head Start program will run from Tues 16th Jan – Thurs 25th Jan
Advanced Maths and Intermediate English: Recommended for students going into Years 9 and 10 who would benefit in learning new concepts and practicing their skills in preparation for the year ahead. Your child will preview important concepts for the year, review any gaps in their understanding and will have lots of time to practice their skills with feedback on their work from the teacher to develop their understanding and boost their confidence for the year ahead.
Foundation Maths and English: Recommended for students going into Year 9 who are experiencing difficulty in grasping subject concepts and keeping up with their school work. The class will provide a thorough review of concepts previously learnt to address any gaps in understanding and boost your child’s confidence. With lots of time provided for your child to practice questions with feedback on their work, your child will receive targetted attention to support their skill development. The course is pitched at a Year 7/8 level so it is suitable only for students who achieved 60% or lower in Year 8.
Essay Writing: Learn how to write persuasive essays. Practice skills to improve your writing that you can use for any subject, including NAPLAN.
Learning Skills: Build your child’s confidence by learning time management, study skills homework strategies, goal setting, learning techniques and many more skills to build their confidence and motivation for the new school year.
NAPLAN Preparation: Familiarise your child with NAPLAN questions with help from specialist teachers who will refine your child’s skills in literacy and numeracy and hone in one recurring problem areas.
Each subject is six hours: 3 hours per day, over two days.
|Venues||Rossmoyne Senior High School (January, April and July only)
Churchlands Senior High School (January, April and July only)
Perth Modern School (April and October only)
5 Reasons to Enrol in a Head Start Program
- 1. Learn new skills and consolidate existing ones
- 2. Get help with your preparation for the upcoming year
- 3. Start the school year right
- 4. Build confidence and motivation
- 5. Be taught by encouraging and friendly teachers