Our
Classes

Welcome to
Our Classroom

In our classroom, students grow with happiness, confidence and energy!

For more information, please email us at info@begina.com.au

Pre-School Classes
2-5 Years

Literacy:
Musical Phonics

Begina Education’s English Phonics programme has been running since 2017, teaching primarily pre-K children (3-4 year olds) the fundamentals of the English language.

Children enrolled into the programme can expect to master all their alphabet names and sounds, increase their vocabulary, and most importantly learn to enjoy learning!

Our typical class has a size of 5 students, and children will work as a team to memorise and spell a different set of vocabulary each week.

Stories, games, and songs are a huge part of the curriculum, and children who love music in particular will benefit especially from our Phonics Songs!

In addition to the group activities, children will be given individual attention at the end of each class to solidify their learning, practice their writing, and fine tune their pronunciation.

 

Timetable:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:

Session 1 10am-11:30am

Session 2 11:30am – 1pm

 

Saturdays:

10am – 11:30am (4-5 year old)

 

One free trial for new students only. Book here.

Call us (8056 2939) or email info@begina.com.au to enrol.

 

STEM:
Start-Up Maths

Preschool Start-Up Maths started running from Term 4 2018. The core topic was Whole Numbers, where children learnt/strengthened their counting skills and number recognition.

Start-Up Maths aims to give kids aged 3-5 a solid foundation of numeracy skills to be ready and confident in the kindergarten classroom. Classes are highly interactive and rewarding with activities that revolve around group work, educational songs and games, and colouring-in that will be engaging.

Week-to-week class structure is usually more fluid depending on each classroom’s skill level.
Term-to-term class structure will focus on a core topic.

Level 2 will target the NSW K-syllabus for those who are going into Kindergarten the following year.
Level 1 will develop and extend younger children (3-4 year old) who might be behind in their numeracy learning.

Timetable:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:
Level 2 Age 4-5 10am – 11am
Level 1 Age 3-4 11:30am – 12:30pm

Saturdays (To Be Confirmed – please register interest with reception)
Level 2 Age 4-5 10am – 11am

Kids Club Classes
5-12 Years

Literacy:
Spelling & Reading

Suitable for children from Kindy to year 6.

This is an extension course from our musical phonics.

Each session we challenge children with new vocabulary, spelling and comprehension, reinforce the phonological awareness from our Musical Phonics program to help them advance their spelling and reading skills. Spelling helps kids read with more fluency.

A large portion of learning to read with fluency is the ability to recognize words quickly and easily (automatically).

Meaningful spelling instruction helps kids understand the logic and patterns behind spellings and how those same patterns apply to other words.

This course is included in Begina Kids Club program.

Art:
Art Lessons

Painting is one form of the arts which fosters creative expression and develops the potential talent of your child from an early age. Younger children are naturally open, curious and intuitively creative. Whether they are sketching on paper or painting on an easel, our classes spark imagination and curiosity.

Enlightening Class (Up to Year 2)

Aim to tap into your child’s natural interest in drawing and painting and further develop their creativity.

Topics covered include:

  • Colour recognition
  • Material graf
  • Feeling and experiencing various materials
  • Crayon
  • Colour collage

Improvement Class (Year 3-6)

Aim to increase children’s observation skills in drawing and painting, develop their ability to represent three-dimensional space and further enhance their imagination and creativity.

Topics covered include:

  • Basic sketching
  • Pencil sketching and line drawing
  • Knowledge of colour
  • Tonal training
  • Knowledge of perspective

This course is included in Begina Kids Club program.

Music:
Piano Lessons

We have a qualified music teacher and dedicated instrumental learning space on site.

Our flexible and specialised courses cater for toddlers, children and adults. The range of lessons includes beginners, all the way through to more advanced courses and lessons to refresh your skills.

The Begina kids club group piano lessons have been structured to introduce students to music through listening, interacting and music appreciation & enlightenment and enjoyment.

It gives students the opportunity to co-operate in a fun environment with an emphasis on ‘opening the ears’ before the lessons progress into the technique side of playing piano.

Individual lessons are available for students who wish to have a more structured lesson and learning towards AMEB examinations. (Bookings are essential for individual lessons – please email info@begina.com.au. Waitlist may apply.)

Music:
Violin Lessons

We have a qualified music teacher and dedicated instrumental learning space on site.

Our flexible and specialised courses cater for toddlers, children and adults. The range of lessons includes beginners, all the way through to more advanced courses and lessons to refresh your skills.

Individual lessons are available for students who wish to have a more advanced lessons. (Bookings are essential for individual lessons – please email info@begina.com.au. Waitlist may apply.)

STEM;
Lego, Robotics and Coding

Robotic programming and coding is part of STEM program and is promoted extensively in the OECD countries’ school system.

A growing demand for talents in artificial intelligence research and development have been signalling that there will be a significant demand in the job market for robotic programmers and other related positions.

Our robotic programming and coding class will provide students with fundamental knowledge and solid concepts in robotic programming.

Scratch, an interactive program language developed by MIT in USA, will be used in the subject delivery. Students will learn from basics that how to use the existing program modules to manipulate the robot and then to a higher level of developing their own modular program to instruct the robot to execute different commands.

Once students are familiar to the logics of the modular program, they are encouraged to work on the projects which developed jointly with their class teachers. The robotic programming class will be an interesting and rewarding exercise for kids who like to explore new stuff and potentially it will prepare the kids for the skills that may not even exist now.

STEM;
3D Printing

Our society have been experiencing tremendous change due to the technological progress in the last two decades.

The traditional education system can not well equipped our children for the future transformation.

Introducing STEM program to our school system is part of current education reform in Australia. 3D design and 3D printing are the key components of the STEM program.

3D design and 3D printing skills are already valued resources in industries like engineering, medicine, architecture, art, design, and more.

In our 3D printing program, students will learn the basic skills in 3D object design, and apply the completed design object to the 3D printing as well.

It will be a fun and interactive learning process, students are not only learn from the written materials, but also spend majority of the time to do the hands on projects either in a group or individually. Our experienced teachers will guide the students to go through the whole learning process.

After attending this course, students should be able to improve their 3D design skills and their 3D imaginary capabilities, besides they will grasp the most updated skills in 3D printing.

Chess Club

At Begina, chess is taught as a way of developing children’s’ non-verbal intelligence. When first entering school, kids are implicitly taught that their measure of their intelligence is based on how well they can read. Those who read well grow up to see themselves as clever and capable. Unfortunately, there are many others who are not so linguistically inclined and internalize negative thoughts about themselves.

Learning chess provides children an opportunity to see themselves as clever, as it teaches one many valuable lessons: to flatter one’s opponent, to lay traps and to see them laid, to be bold and to restrain one’s tendency to boldness, to appear naïve when in truth one is alert, to see the future many moves ahead, and to discover that decisions always have consequences.

Homework Hub

We know that working parents do not always have time to help their children with homework and this can create pressure for both parents and children.

So at Begina After School Club, we have a homework help session! The centre has a dedicated space where children can focus on homework and our trained educators are available to provide support and guidance.

Once they finish any school-assigned homework, we also extend their literacy and numeracy skills through our books.

STEM:
Maths Tutoring

We provide Maths Tutoring for K-Year 6.

Individual Classes

Music Lessons

We have one on one sessions for Piano, Violin and Flute lessons, for bookings please contact us directly.

1-1 Tutoring

Available by appointment. Please call (02) 8056 2939 or email info@begina.com.au to enquire.