Home School Weekly Classes

 

A listing of local home-school daytime classes (+ holiday programs, tutoring and support services) held in the ACT and local NSW region. This list was sourced from home-educating parents whom participate in these classes.

We have endeavoured to contact all the businesses to confirm the classes, however, not all have returned our call/email at the time of publishing.

If you know of any daytime home-school classes not listed, or if a listing has changed, please Contact Us (link) to request an update to this page. HENCAST is not affiliated with any of the classes or businesses listed, please make your own enquiries regarding the classes on offer.

Rendezvous Creek track

Monday

Canberra Potters 10.00am – 11.30am

Unleash your child’s creativity and imagination. Spend a term exploring with clay at Canberra Potters with experienced teachers. Your child will learn the fundamentals of how to build and create with clay to bring their ideas to life. They will also learn to use the potter’s wheel. Parents are welcome to enrol with their child/ren and share the fun.

Canberra Potters also offer after school hours classes and school holiday programs.

Contact Canberra Potters about their classes on their webpage (link).


Aerial Sports 11.30am – 12.30pm

“The 1 hr kids classes are designed for ages 7 – 16. Our Kids class covers Aerial Silks, Lyra, Static Trapeze & Aerial Hammock. Some days you may learn all of them, other times the focus may be on one apparatus. This is a mixed level class. Class follows the ACT school terms.”

Aerial Sports also offer after school hours classes and school holiday programs.

Contact Aerial Sports about their classes on their webpage (link).


Essay Writing & Literature Class 12:00pm
Creative Writing Class 1:30pm

Both these classes are held at the Downer Community Centre.

New students are welcome to enrol in the Essay/Literature class, however the Creative Writing class is full. If there is enough interest in Creative Writing a second class can be created.

To enrol or register interest contact Laurel on 0421 858 837 or email: stelladassah@gmail.com

German Class 2:30pm

Held at the Downer Community Centre.

To enrol, or register interest, contact Laurel on 0421 858 837 or email: stelladassah@gmail.com


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ACT City

Tuesday

Run Leap Roll Parkour and Fitness – Northside

A number of classes are run on a Tuesday for different age groupings for home-school children. Please see their timetable for the different classes which is available on their website.

Run Leap Roll Parkour and Fitness also offer after school hours classes.

Contact Run Leap Roll Parkour and Fitness about their classes via their webpage (link).


PCYC Queanbeyan – Home School Sports Program

1:00 – 2:00pm for Primary School aged children, and 2:00 – 3:00pm for High School aged children. Classes in term 1, 2022, start 1 February and finish 5 April (10 week blocks). A new sport is learned each week consisting of skills of the sport and playing the game.

To get involved you need to join as a PCYC Member ($10) via their website (link), and pay for each term block on the first day ($100 per term). Bookings are essential.

For more information, please contact Brett Bowden at bbowden@pcycnsw.org.au or 0482 183 885.

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Knitting

Wednesday

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month held at Nellie Hall, Melba between 1:00pm – 4:00pm

We are calling these gatherings the Family Learning Hub and our vision is to use them to offer activities such as art, sewing, crafts, science experiments, nature journaling, dance, cake decorating, public speaking, basic foreign languages. This is a collaborative initiative, open to HENCAST members and non-members where attendees decide the activities term-by-term, can offer their expertise or tap into that of others. 

Hall hire and materials are purchased in advance, this means participating families must pay for the term in advance of the first gathering. Payment session-by-session is not available. Once classes have started, the fee is non-refundable.

This is a family learning hub, so parents/guardians are most welcome (and are encouraged!) to participate with their children. And as per HENCAST policies, children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

To sign up to participate please contact us


French Class 10:15am — Online Zoom clas

A French class is run by Laurel, which is currently running online via Zoom.

Laurel can also teach German and Italian. If there is enough interest she will run classes for these languages as well. Laurel proposes a language taster class which would run during a term offering either 3 weeks of each language, or 5 weeks of two languages. This is so students can see what they prefer, and then single language classes will run the following term.

To enrol, or register interest, contact Laurel on 0421 858 837 or email: stelladassah@gmail.com


Run Leap Roll Parkour and Fitness – Southside

A number of classes are run on a Tuesday for different age groupings for home-school Children, please see their timetable for the different classes which is available on their website.

Run Leap Roll Parkour and Fitness also offer after school hours classes.

Contact Run Leap Roll Parkour and Fitness about their classes via their webpage (link).


Two Sheds Workshop Woodwork Class 1:30pm – 3:00pm

A weekly class where home-schooled children aged 7+ can learn woodworking skills while building a variety of projects.

Two Sheds Workshop also offer after school hours classes and school holiday programs.

Contact Two Sheds Workshop about their classes via their webpage (link).


On the Line Tennis 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Tennis class held at Melba Tennis Courts, Brownlee Pl (off Verbruggen St).

On the Line Tennis also offer after school hours classes and school holiday programs.

Registration for the Home School Tennis Class is via their registration page (link), scroll down for the home-school option.

Contact On the Line Tennis about their classes via their webpage (link).

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Thursday

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ACT View

Friday

Judo at beyond Grappling Club 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Ages 6–10 years old, held in Monash

Head across to the Beyond Grappling Club website to learn more about their classes and enquire about the home school class.

Contact Beyond Grappling Club via their website (link).


Young Engineers Home School Class 10.00am – 11.15am

An 8 week home school program run by the Young Engineers for age groups Kindy to Year 2 (Build-up Program) and Year 3 to Year 6 Engineering + Robotics).

Starting August 5th, Located at the Griffin Center 20 Genge St, Canberra City.

Further details and contact information are available via trybooking (link).


Drama Stars Academy 10.00am – 11.00am

Primary and secondary students combined class.

This class may cover drama/acting, speech, improvisation, script reading, script writing, use of props/costumes, set design, character development, prompt training and learning to give and receive constructive feedback, plus a host of other skills.

Drama Stars Academy also offer after school hours classes and school holiday programs.

Contact Drama Stars Academy about their classes via their webpage (link).

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After School and School Holiday Programs

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery (link) also has adult classes.

The Goulburn Regional Art Gallery has a range of different arts workshops for young people each school holidays. They range from painting, mask making, water colour & ink to circular weave, nail art and punch needle embroidery.


Nature Art Lab (link) also has adult classes.

Nature Art Lab have a range of arts based classes with focus on nature, this can also include nature journaling.


Canberra Youth Theatre

The Canberra Youth Theatre has been offering workshops during term time and in school holidays since 1972! It is one of Australia’s leading youth arts companies and presents many productions during the year in addition to the workshops they offer.

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Tutoring and Support Services

Reading and Writing Help

Paul Tyrrell – Educational Psychologists (literacy & learning issues), and a trained English teacher, who specialises in addressing literacy issues at all ages and levels of reading and writing. He tutors both home-schoolers and schooled students.

From Wednesday 3/07 @ 3.30pm & 4.30pm
* Small group sessions/classes  1hr (3-4 students ideally)
Also
* 45min individual sessions $75
*30min individual sessions $50
(* NB : He will still offer his 1hr private sessions at $100 / $90 health care/pension card holders)
There will still need to be the initial assessment  but this is a one off cost of $100, $90 — health care or pension card holders.

Contact Paul on 0448 053 324 or Facebook Paul Tyrrell- reading and writing help.


Unlimited Potential Tutoring

Sandi Love runs Unlimited Potential Tutoring in Bungendore. She tutors home-schoolers and schooled students, and also home-schooled her 3 children.

Contact Sandi on 0407 572 806 or email her on sandi@unlimitedpotentialtutoring.com.au.

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