Hi IQ’s Frequently Asked Questions
Is there parking available?
There is plenty of street parking available on Spring Street and also the surrounding streets. This is timed parking and also ticketed. I would recommend parking in the East Gate Shopping Centre that is only a 2-minute walk away. It costs $1 for an hour or $2 for two hours.
How many children are in the School Readiness Programs, Book Worms and Maths Mice Programs?
There is always a maximum of 5 children in these group programs. This ensures that each child will have explicit teaching opportunities with the teacher. All children will have their individual needs catered for and all lessons will be differentiated accordingly.
What happens in the Homework Helpers Sessions?
Homework Helpers is an opportunity for children to complete their homework in a supportive and educational environment. A qualified primary school teacher runs the session and the children have access to all the resources within the centre that can assist them. The teacher will answer any questions according to the strategies suggested in the Australian Curriculum. This session is not a tutoring session; it is a guided learning program. There can be up to 8 children in this session.
What activities do the children do in the Holiday Hoots Program?
Holiday Hoots is an enrichment program that caters for all learning styles and abilities. It gives children an opportunity to explore educational, hands on tasks that encourage inquiry and creative thinking. The program is constantly changing so that children can attend multiple sessions. Activities include science experiments, research and investigation, drama and creative arts, Information Technologies e.g. Movie Maker on the iPad, Comic Creator etc. The content of the program will depend on the age and gender of the children enrolled in the program.
Do experienced teachers run the programs?
Yes! Experienced qualified primary school teachers run all our programs!
Do parents get to see results?
Yes! All children have their own digital work samples portfolio that can be viewed by parents at anytime. We encourage as much parent involvement as possible and believe that children learn best when there is open communication between students, parents and teachers.
Can parents meet with the teacher to discuss progress?
Yes! We encourage all parents to meet with the teacher on a regular basis to discuss the child’s progress and learning goals. We suggest all parents make an appointment to meet with the teacher at least once a term. Our staff is also happy to communicate with parents over emails and phone calls.
What happens if my child is sick or cannot attend a session?
It is our policy that all lessons need to be paid in advance as each lesson is programmed and planned. In the unlikely event that your child cannot attend a session it will be up to you to organise a ‘make up’ session with the teacher at a convenient time for you both.