Shakespeare Academy

Specialists in English literature

Tag: 2019

Term 2, 2019

Here is our finalised timetable for Term 2, 2019. Since the term focuses heavily on Shakespearean drama, all new students to Shakespeare Academy must first complete the prerequisite Poetry for Beginners or the one-day Literary Techniques courses. We are running both courses during the April school holidays, and Poetry for Beginners during Term 2 as well.

The term runs from Monday 29 April to Sunday 7 July.

Chatswood (Suite 504/8 Help Street)

CourseRecommended YearsDay/Time
A Midsummer Night’s Dream7-9Mon 4:15-6:15pm
Romeo and Juliet8-10Tue 4:15-6:15pm
Sun 4:00-6:00pm
Much Ado About Nothing8-10Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Sun 1:30-3:30pm
Writing Skills 301
10-11Sat 1:30-3:30pm (Full)
Reading and Writing3-4Sat 3:45-5:45pm
Junior Novel Studies5-6Sun 10:45am-12:45pm

City (Suite 805A/368 Sussex Street)

CourseRecommended YearsDay/Time
Writing Skills 30110-11Fri 3:45-5:45pm
Poetry for Beginners7-10Fri 5:45-7:45pm

For more information or to enrol, please speak with us on 0401 005 878 (English) or 0466 008 661 (Chinese).

April School Holiday Workshops (Autumn 2019)

We are running three school holiday workshops during the upcoming April school holidays. These courses will be held in our Chatswood classroom only. Click on the course titles for more information.

CourseRecommended YearsDay/Time
Reading to Write*8-1115-19 April (Mon-Fri)
10am-1pm
Poetry for Beginners7-1015-19 April (Mon-Fri)
1:30-4:30pm
Literary Techniques: Prosody, Tropes, Schemes (One Day)8-1222 April (Mon) OR 24 April (Wed) OR 26 April (Fri)
10am-1pm
Poetry 2A: Analysis to Essay
8-1222-26 April (Mon-Fri)
1:30-4:30pm

* You may use the NSW Government’s Creative Kids $100 voucher for this course.

** Since the Poetry II course includes advanced analysis, students must first complete Poetry for Beginners or the Literary Techniques one-day crash course.

Please contact us if you are interested in enroling.

Term 1, 2019

Here is our timetable for Term 1, 2019.

Chatswood (Suite 504/8 Help Street)

Course Recommended Years Day/Time
Poetry for Beginners 7-10 Mon 4:15-6:15pm
Sun 1:30-3:30pm
20th Century Fiction* 7-10 Tue 4:15-6:15pm
Sun 4:00-6:00pm
Year 12: Module C 12 Wed 4:15-6:15pm
Othello
10-11 Sat 1:30-3:30pm
Reading and Writing 3-4 Sat 3:45-5:45pm
Junior Poetry, Grammar, and Writing 5-6 Sun 10:30am-12:30pm

City (Suite 805A/368 Sussex Street)

Course Recommended Years Day/Time
20th Century Fiction* 7-10 Thu 4:30-6:30pm
Othello 10-11 Fri 4:30-6:30pm

* The “20th Century Fiction” course covers Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, George Orwell’s Animal Farm, and some short stories and other writings.

For more information or to enrol, please speak with us on 0401 005 878 (English) and 0466 008 661 (Chinese).

January School Holiday Workshops (Summer 2019)

We are running school holiday workshops and activities over three weeks in January 2019.

All workshops will be held in our Chatswood classroom.

Course Years Day/Time
Poetry for Beginners* 8-11 7-11 January (Mon-Fri)
1:30-4:30pm
Creative Writing 8-12 15, 17 January (Tue, Thu)
21, 23, 25 January (Mon, Wed, Fri)
10am-1pm
English Grammar 7-11 14-18 January (Mon-Fri)
1:30-4:30pm
Book Club (Junior)** 6-7 21 January (Mon)
1:30-3:30pm
Book Club (Secondary)** 8-9 21 January (Mon)
3:30-5:30pm
Book Club (Senior)** 10-11 22 January (Tue)
1:30-3:30pm

* Poetry for Beginners is recommended for students in Years 8-11 who wish to join Shakespeare Academy in 2019. Year 7 students will start 2019 with the Poetry for Beginners course.

** The Book Club is an excellent opportunity for students to engage with what they have read, and share their opinions in a pseudo-academic environment. Students who attended the first Book Club session in July 2018 are invited to attend any 2019 session for free (excluding the price of the book if you wish to purchase your own copy). Students who wish to start in January will be charged a membership fee for the rest of 2019.

Please contact us for prices and to enrol.

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