2020 Pricing

The Swot Shop offers programmes for intellectually advanced students. Fees vary based on the duration of the programme. 

Those not starting at the beginning of the semester are charged pro-rata fees.

Galileo's Gang
1 x 2 hour lesson per week
 
Galileo's Gang operates at three levels - Junior, Intermediate and Senior. The programmes are skills-based rather than knowledge-based and are designed to:
  • Enhance thinking skills in logic, strategy, memory, analysis, critical and visual thinking.
  • Increase literary and language skills.
  • Improve research skills.
  • Foster an appreciation of learning enquiry and academic excellence.

 

Weekday Classes: $1120/semester (20 weeks)

Weekend Classes: $1240/semester (20 weeks)

 
Springboard 
1 x 2 hour lesson per week 
 
Springboard operates at three levels - Pre-School, Kindergarten and Year 1.
Only Springboard Year 1 applicants are required to sit an entry test.
 
The Springboard Programme aims to:
  • Increase literary and language skills.
  • Improve mathematical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Enhance thinking skills in logic, strategy, memory and visual thinking.
  • Foster an appreciation of learning and enquiry.
  • Assist in the development of self-confidence, self-esteem and a positive attitude towards learning.
  • Complement school and pre-school programmes.

 

Weekday Classes: $1120/semester (20 weeks)

Weekend Classes: $1240/semester (20 weeks)

 
Maths Talent A, B, C
1 x 1.5 hour lesson per week 
 
Students are taught by investigation, discovery and exploration, not by the use of formulas or robotic repetition. Many activities are presented as puzzles or games and much use is made of co-operative learning in addition to the benefits from individual or group competitions. In addition, students in Maths Talent A are provided with opportunities to practise for, and compete in, a number of competitions. Classes make considerable use of hands-on equipment for problem solving activities. This not only adds interest to the lesson but helps to bridge the gap between pen and paper and real-life problems.

 

Weekday Classes: $840/semester (20 weeks)

Weekend Classes: $900/semester (20 weeks)

Maths Talent D, E
1 x 1 hour lesson per week 
 
Students are taught by investigation, discovery and exploration, not by the use of formula and robotic repetition. Many activities are presented as puzzles or games and co-operative learning is used in addition to the benefits from individual or group competitions. Classes make considerable use of hands-on equipment for problem solving activities. This not only adds interest to the lesson but helps to bridge the gap between pen and paper and real-life problems.

 

Weekday Classes: $560/semester (20 weeks)

Weekend Classes: $600/semester (20 weeks)

 
Advanced English Secondary A, B, C
1 x 2 hour lesson per week
 
 
These classes focus on both writing skills and comprehension. It does this by extending vocabulary, improving writing style, developing essay writing techniques and by providing guided practice in learning to write creatively. The comprehension component develops advanced comprehension skills through the analysis of the works of impressive writers, poets and dramatists. Students prepare a free response task weekly to be handed in and marked by the teacher. The teacher provides written comments and feedback for each submission.

 

Weekday Classes: $1120/semester (20 weeks)

Weekend Classes: $1240/semester (20 weeks)

 
Advanced English Primary A, B
1 x 2 hour lesson per week 
 
These classes provide a focus on reading for understanding, oral discussion of passages and the appreciation of literature as well as the development of written communication skills within a variety of genres. Emphasis is placed on improving vocabulary and language, using correct grammatical construction and developing creativity. Students prepare a free response task weekly to be handed in and marked by the teacher. The teacher provides written comments and feedback for each submission.

 

Weekday Classes: $1120/semester (20 weeks)

Weekend Classes: $1240/semester (20 weeks)

 
Advanced English Primary C
1 x 1 hour lesson per week
 
This class concentrates on developing the students' comprehension skills, vocabulary, grammar, oral and written communication skills. Students prepare a free response task weekly to be handed in and marked by the teacher. The teacher provides written comments and feedback for each submission.

 

Weekday Classes: $560/semester (20 weeks)

Weekend Classes: $620/semester (20 weeks)

 
 
OC Preparation Programme (Year 4)
1 x 2 hour lesson per week | 20 weeks
This programme runs in Term 1 & 2 only
 
This programme specifically focuses on the limited requirements of the examination; comprehension, mathematics and general ability. Emphasis in the lesson is on exam technique, speed, accuracy, concentration and experience with multiple choice formats as well as providing practice in typical questions and sample tests. The Swot Shop focuses on teaching and learning rather than simply on questions and answers by building on the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the programme.

 

Weekday Classes: $1160/semester

Weekend Classes: $1280/semester

 

 

 
 
Selective Exam Preparation Programme (Year 5/6)
1 x 2 hour lesson per week | 36 weeks 
This programme commences in Term 2 only
 

This programme specifically focuses on the exam requirements of comprehension, mathematics, general ability and writing. Emphasis in the lesson is on exam technique, speed, accuracy, concentration and experience with multiple choice formats as well as providing practice in typical questions and sample tests. Students who have not previously attended The Swot Shop need to be strong academically to qualify for admission. The Swot Shop focuses on teaching and learning rather than simply on questions and answers by building on the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the programme.

Year 5 from Term 2

Weekday Classes: $1240/semester

Weekend Classes: $1360/semester

 

 

THE SWOT SHOP

Building C, 8 Columbia Way

Baulkham Hills, NSW

2153    Australia

reception@swotshop.com.au

ABN: 31 050 562 902

 

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