Raring to Read – New Online Summer Course

6 July - 31 July 2020
Age 3 -11 Years

Join us for Raring to Read in which we will bring stories alive in the comfort and safety of your own home. With a different book each week, there will be a range of interactive activities and read-aloud to explore the text in depth. 

We have three different English courses, each with the option of attending three or five times a week:

Kindergarten*: 3 – 5 years old 

Lower Primary**: 6 – 8 years old

Upper Primary: 9 – 11 years old

*students need to already be attending a kindergarten; not suitable for K1 starters
**students need to already be attending a primary school; not suitable for P1 starters

Each week our stories will take the students on a new adventure so you can join for up to 4 weeks!


Over – journey over ground as we explore different lands and the skies above

Under  - frolic on the sand and dive into the sea to explore hidden treasures

Backwards  - travel back in time to mythical lands and traditional tales

Forwards  - launch into space for a galactic adventure

Each week our stories will take the students on a new adventure so you can join for up to 4 weeks! We also have a Spanish Raring to Read course in which students can attend three times a week for up to 4 weeks. Each week will be a different story.

Spanish - Suitable for primary aged beginners

Each of the four courses has been written by our senior education team, ensuring age and level-appropriate language objectives and literary targets are addressed every lesson. Regardless of age, by the end of the course, all students will have addressed and participated in the following:


  • Listen, read and respond to stories read by the teacher

  • Develop reading strategies to aid understanding

  • Demonstrate understanding of plot, setting and character 

  • Discuss and share own ideas and opinions

  • Make connections to other literature and personal experiences


Classes are delivered three or five times a week, depending on your course package preference, and will use the platform of Zoom. Those enrolling will be sent a link prior to the first class. Simply click on the password-protected link and join each lesson – we recommend a computer or laptop but an I-pad or similar device will also be ok. Teachers will then bring the literary world into your home, providing lots of communicative and interactive opportunities for each student.


  • Online classes so you do not need to leave your home!

  • Small group classes

  • Enrol for 1-4 weeks

  • Participants will receive a basic learning pack to accompany classes prior to the first lesson. The teacher will email parents ahead of time if any home printing is required for a lesson, but alternatives will always be offered for those who do not have printing facilities

  • Minimal resources are required; students only need paper, pen and colouring pens/pencils for the lesson