Key

Behind all programmes at The Education Station is a balance between the five key competencies essential for an educated society and the knowledge and wisdom required to achieve success.

Key Competencies:

  • Thinking
  • Using language, symbols and texts
  • Managing self
  • Relating to others
  • Participating and contributing

Mathematics:

Primary Numeracy: including

  • estimating; appropriate mental and written calculations
  • discerning appropriateness of results

Geometry and Measurement: involves

  • recognising and using the properties and symmetries of shapes
  • describing position and movement.
  • quantifying the attributes of objects,
  • using appropriate units and instruments.
  • predicting and calculating rates of change.

Algebra and Statistics: involves

  • generalising and representing the patterns and relationships found in numbers, shapes, and measures.
  • involves identifying problems that can be explored by the use of appropriate data, designing
  • investigations,
  • collecting data,
  • exploring and using patterns and relationships in data, solving problems,
  • patterns and relationships in data, solving problems,
  • communicating findings
  • interpreting statistical information,
  • evaluating data based arguments, and dealing with uncertainty and variation.

Programmes are designed for students who need help with mathematics in any grade. A free initial consultation allows programs to be individually tailored and provides a starting point from which to measure progress. The consultation could also rule out barriers to learning such as hearing and sight problems. Students gain confidence by working at their own pace – without being hurried – through a combination of face-to-face learning and drills. Progress is consolidated with weekly homework and regular feedback ensures that parents, who we encourage to be patient, are kept up to date with student achievements.

The Education Station’s Secondary School Programmes are designed to give secondary school students the motivation and confidence to achieve their full potential during what can be difficult years.
We offer a broad spectrum of courses: from remediation tutoring and confidence building, to enrichment courses for students who want to push themselves harder.

We encourage students to feel confident and progress at their own pace. They are never overwhelmed and learning becomes fun and improvement comes naturally as concepts are explained, revised and practised.

English:

The study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. Learning English encompasses learning the language, learning through the language, and learning about the language.

The Education Station believes this necessitates developing student’s experience in the skills of understanding, using and creating texts of increasing complexity.

Through the use of text-based activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers. As they grow their success/confidence cycle they will more fully participate in the society in which they live.

To be successful participants, they need to be effective oral, written, and visual communicators who are able to think critically and in depth.

Successful Students:

  • understand how language works
  • are equipped to make appropriate language choices
  • apply these choices in a range of contexts

Success in English is fundamental to success across the curriculum. All learning requires students to:

  • receive,
  • process,
  • present

ideas or information using the English language as a medium