TOLKIENS - Language and Literature
Development of children's written and oral skills as well as their creativity and imaginations is central to the Tolkiens program. The springboard for this is largely through the study of literature and other types of writing. Club members will explore a range of texts from poetry to novel, and from scripts to newspapers. Through the exploration of themes and issues, through focusing on the rich and complex language of literature, and by analysing and reflecting on how different writers develop plot, character, place, as well as use symbol and metaphor, club members are encouraged to refine and extend their own skills.
NEUTRINOS - Science, Mathematics and Technology
Science is exciting – it helps explain the world as we know it and it provides us with a methodology to enhance our understanding of every aspect of the universe from the micro to the macro level. Highly able children are naturally curious - their search for knowledge and meaning, and their engagement with abstract ideas is well suited to the exploration of all areas of science, technology and mathematics.
The Neutrinos club program offers a smorgasbord of hands-on learning across a range of sciences including physics, chemistry, biology, meteorology, astronomy, earth science and more, as well as some mathematics sessions. Along the way children will also have the opportunity to think and work like a scientist, proposing and testing their hypotheses via experimentation, observation and modification. Extending and challenging members’ thinking is paramount.