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School Holiday Programme – HSC CoWorks Members

* APPLICABLE TO CURRENT HSC COWORKS MEMBERS ONLY *

IMPORTANT SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES

  • HSC CoWorks is closed for a 4 week period in December/January. During this time only pro-rata fees are charged however students are encouraged to continue their use of the Student Portal and online resources to stay on top of their HSC year.

STUDY BOOTCAMP 

Study Bootcamps are an optional service at an additional cost. Over the next 3 terms students will need to complete a seemingly endless assessment schedule, mid-year exams, Major Works and Trial Exams as well as sporting commitments, 18th birthday parties and so on. By attending this Bootcamp, students will be able to reduce some of the workload and stress from later in the year. 

How to book? Click here to view dates and book your place at the January Study Bootcamp.

IMPORTANT SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES

  • Last week of Term: Monday April 8th 2019
  • First week back of new Term: Monday April 29th 2019
  • NO Weekday Sessions (i.e. Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday ) during the school holidays // All Campuses closed for the Easter Long Weekend and Anzac Day

 

WEEKEND SUPPORT SESSIONS (YEAR 11 & 12 STUDENTS)

During the school holidays, your child’s weekday sessions will cease and they will attend a 3hr support session on the weekend to provide them with continued support for upcoming assessment tasks and ensure the completion of necessary holiday study. These sessions should be booked via the Parent or Student portal each week.

How to Book? Weekend Sessions are booked as normal via the Student/Parent Portal Bookings page each week.

STUDY BOOTCAMP ** OPTIONAL ** (YEAR 11 &12 STUDENTS) 

The April Holidays lead into the busiest term with regard to assessment tasks as schools need to complete the course prior to the Trial Exams which are usually run at the start of Term 3. While we do encourage students to have a couple of days completely off from the HSC in the April Holidays we also know how important it is for students to be fully prepared for Term 2 assessments by the time they go back to school at the end of April.

How to Book? Click here to book your place at the April Study Bootcamp.

 

IMPORTANT SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES
  • Last week of Term: Monday July 8th 2019
  • June Long Weekend: Due to the timing of the June Long Weekend (School assessment period!), we will be open on Monday 10th June to avoid any disruption to the Monday weekday session students.
  • First week back of new Term: Monday July 22nd 2019
  • No Weekday Sessions (i.e. Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) during the holiday period.

WEEKEND SUPPORT SESSIONS (YR 11/12 STUDENTS)

During the school holidays, your child’s weekday sessions will cease and they will attend a 3hr support session on the weekend to provide them with continued support ahead of the new term.

How to Book? Weekend Sessions are booked as normal via the Student/Parent Portal Bookings page each week.

MOCK EXAM PROGRAMME (YR 12 STUDENTS)

Prior to the HSC Trials (July), we run a mock exam programme designed specifically to prepare students for the exam room. Over a 2 week period, students will sit 4 x open book exams from home (with access to notes if they need) and in the 2nd week they will complete 4 x closed book exams (in our offices under full exam conditions),

By hard-wiring the behaviour of completing an exam under timed conditions a student will feel much more confident going into the examination room than those students who have attempted just 1-2 practice papers at the library.

Subjects: English Paper 1 & Paper 2 are compulsory (Day 1 and 2 in both weeks). Day 3 & 4 in both weeks the student can select which subject they want to complete.
Exam Papers are provided. Written papers can be submitted to our Marking team for feedback and all other papers will have solutions provided.
 
How to Book? Students can book their preferred subjects (for Day 3 & 4) and their preferred time allocation (for Week 2 of closed book exams on-site) via the Student Portal. Dates are in the Portal Calendar.

STUDY BOOTCAMP ** OPTIONAL ** (YEAR 12 STUDENTS ONLY)

The business end of the HSC campaign has arrived….

The focus of the July holidays is on preparing students for their Trial Exams by completing exam style tasks under exam conditions each day. Up until now the focus of the HSC campaign has been assessment tasks. Now we are in exam zone. This Bootcamp is designed to teach you how to play the exam game.

Avoidance of completing exam style tasks and instead opting to tidy your room, organise your notes, and then highlight your notes will not allow you to get the marks you want.

How to Book? Click here to book your place at the July Study Bootcamp.

IMPORTANT SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES

  • Last week of Term: Monday September 23rd 2019
  • Year 11 Students (HSC2020): No Weekday Sessions (i.e. Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) during the 2 week school holiday period. Year 11 students should attend the Weekend Support Sessions ahead of starting the Year 12 Programme on Monday 14th October.
  • Year 12 Students (HSC2019): NO Weekday Sessions (i.e. Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) from this point forward. Please see below for more detail regarding sessions for Year 12 Students during the final stages of the HSC 2019.

WEEKEND SUPPORT SESSIONS (YEAR 11 & 12 STUDENTS)

During the school holidays, your child’s weekday sessions will cease and they will attend a 3hr support session on the weekend to provide them with continued support ahead of the new term.

How to Book? Weekend Sessions are booked as normal via the Student/Parent Portal Bookings page each week.

STUDY BOOTCAMP ** OPTIONAL ** (YEAR 12 STUDENTS) 

The final bootcamp of the HSC year will ensure that students throw everything they have at the final stages of their HSC campaign. The goal of students at this stage of their HSC is to work hard so they can hold their head up high when they walk out of their final exam in October or November knowing that there was nothing else they could have done to get a great ATAR.

How to Book? Click here to book your place at the October Study Bootcamp.

2 WEEK MOCK EXAM PROGRAMME

Prior to the HSC (October), we run a mock examprogramme designed specifically to prepare students for the exam room. Over a 2 week period, students will sit 4 x open book exams from home (with access to notes if they need) and in the 2nd week they will complete 4 x closed book exams (in our offices under full exam conditions),
By hard-wiring the behaviour of completing an exam under timed conditions a student will feel much more confident going into the examination room than those students who have attempted just 1-2 practice papers at the library.
Subjects: English Paper 1 & Paper 2 are compulsory (Day 1 and 2 in both weeks). Day 3 & 4 in both weeks the student can select which subject they want to complete.
Exam Papers are provided. Written papers can be submitted to our Marking team for feedback and all other papers will have solutions provided.
 
How to Book? Bookings are done via the Student Portal

SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE HSC EXAM TIMETABLE (YEAR 12 STUDENTS)

When students graduate from school in September and leave the classroom for the very last time, there will typically be a further 6 weeks until the HSC Examinations finish. During this time, HSC CoWorks continues to support students 6hrs/week to ensure that they remain motivated and have a place to prepare for each of their exams in a space with zero distractions.

2 x 3hr Study Burst Sessions per week.

How to Book? Bookings for these final HSC Study Bursts will open once the HSC Exam Timetable has been released. All students and parents will be notified.