Home School Program
We are excited to advise you that the Macadamia Castle Home School Program is now open for enrolments for Term 4 2020.
We have received some fantastic feedback from Term 3 participants and parents and have been busily working on the curriculum for Term 4.
“VERRY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD”. Participant
“My daughter absolutely loves coming….Nice mix of info and play”. Parent
“The kids are growing with this course, they are learning to work as a team and be confident standing up in class and talking. They are thriving with this home schooling program.” Keeper Georgia, Coordinator of the Program.
The Home School Program runs on Tuesdays. There are two streams which run on alternate weeks, so there will are five sessions for each participant per term. We have also built a new curriculum to ensure that existing participants in the Home School Program will be delivered new content, different to the classes delivered in Term 1.
Term 4 2020 Home School Program
$200 per term (5 sessions)
Tuesday Morning Session 5-11 years: 9am-12pm
Maximum 15 participants
Session Dates – October 13, October 27, November 10, November 24, December 8
This session has new content and is suitable for both students who have previously enrolled in our Home School Program as well as new students.
As example of the Program we ran for Term 3 2020 is below.
- Come and explore different habitats and the unique animals that call them home.
- In this hands-on program, students will meet animals that are considered lucky and unlucky, because their habitats are either healthy or under threat.
- Students will examine the threats to different habitats and inquire about ways to protect animals and their habitats.
- To help improve the habitat in their local area (and maybe attract some animal inhabitants), students pot seeds ready for planting back in their school or home garden.
Hair, Hair Everywhere
- Whether they’re furry, feathered or have scales or skin, our animal friends are fascinating.
- This program is a unique opportunity for students to explore animal body coverings and animal groups through a range of interactive and multi-sensory experiences.
- Through exploring and hands on animal encounters, students appreciate the role of animal features and ultimately understand that animals have a diverse range of adaptations to aid survival. Exploring similarities and differences, interacting with unique wildlife and appreciating the world from another’s perspective are just some of the understandings your students will build whilst engaging in this interactive program.
Round and Round
- From birth through to death all animals have a life cycle, but are they all the same? Through meeting some of our animals, such as an owl, stick insect, wombat or snake, students will explore the different ways animals grow and change throughout their lives.
- Some animals live in large groups or families and others live by themselves. Possums, kangaroos and parrots live in groups where as raptors and most large mammals live solitary lives.
- All living creatures have a beginning and an end to their lives and experience stages of growth and change. Many living things have two parents – a male and a female. Most mammals and birds nurture and feed their young until they can care for themselves, whereas most species of reptiles, amphibians and insects show little or no parental care.
Save Our Species
- Save our species encourages students to develop an understanding of the threats amphibians face and turn their new knowledge into action.
- Through activities and encounters, students learn about threatening processes and actions that they can take to help save these unique animals.