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Speed Mental Maths ~ The Trachtenberg System

​The Trachtenberg Speed System is a system of mental calculation. An alternative way of learning maths, the system consists of many maths shortcuts and mental math tricks, particularly for multiplication.


Known to be one of the fastest speed math systems, it comprises a number of easily memorised patterns that allow one to perform arithmetic computations without pen and paper. The system primarily focuses on multiplication tricks but with further practice and study you can learn division, addition, subtraction and square root.

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Level Ninja

  • Algorithms for multiplication of non-single digit numbers by 4 all the way up to 12

  • Mini speed competition

  • Proficiency test certification

For students who can do multiplication

21-22 Nov 2019 (Thu-Fri) 

1 pm - 4 pm

Level Sensei

  • Algorithms for speed multiplication of double-digit numbers

  • Mini speed competition

  • Proficiency test certification

For students who can do multiplication

5-6 Dec 2019 (Thu-Fri) 

9 am - 12 pm

Click here to find out we make mathematics relevant, fun and challenging all at the same time.

Regular: $180 per level / Early Bird: $162 per level

Maths Power Booster (An Escape Room Adventure)

​Is your child a Maths aficionado? Put his or her skills to the test by joining the Maths Power Booster. Expand your child's mathematical horizons and boost your child's general mathematical and logical-thinking proficiency by challenging him or her to solve Escape Room-inspired maths games and puzzles in a competitive environment against their peers. 

Focus areas

  • Mathematical & Logical-Thinking Proficiency

  • Lateral & Critical Thinking 

  • Hands-on Problem Solving Skills

P3-P5 students in 2020

29 Nov 2019 (Fri) 

10 am to 1 pm ​

Regular: $85 / Early Bird: $76.50

Explaining With Experiments (2 levels: P3-P4 & P5-P6)

Q: What's the most challenging section of the PSLE Science  paper?

A: Open-ended questions in Section B.

Q: What's the best way to learn Science?

A: Investigating concepts through experiments.


This programme trains students on the finer points of answering open-ended Science questions by getting them to conduct experiments to test and verify scientific principles on their own. What's more, learn to identify common mistakes and clarify misconceptions for tricky topics once for all.

For P4-P5 students in 2020

  • Matter

  • Light

  • Heat

  • Magnetism

18 Nov 2019 (Mon) 

9 am - 1.30 pm

For P6 students in 2020

  • Forces & Energy

  • Water & Its 3 States

  • Air & Respiratory System

  • Plant Transport System

  • Reproduction in Flowering Plants

4 Dec 2019 (Wed) 

9 am - 1.30 pm

Click here for a scintillating discussion of primary level Science questions and concepts.

Regular: $150 / Early Bird: $135

Read Well, Write Better (Creative Writing)

​Is your child’s composition score stuck in the 60-70% range? Has he or she been told to adopt different writing approaches by different teachers? Composition writing at primary school shouldn't be as tough as it's made out to be. In this workshop, we teach students practical skills that they can use to immediately improve their ​composition scores. 


While practice is key to improving, the mastery of any language is rooted in reading. Recognising this, the programme also aims to inculcate the love for reading in our young writers through engaging activities based on classic literary texts and a field trip to the library.

Focus areas

  • Theme, Pictures & Story Structure

  • Practical Writing Skills

  • The Joy Of Reading

​For P3-P5 students in 2020

19-22 Nov 2019 (Tue-Fri) 

9.30 am to 12 pm ​


Click here to find out why we're the Primary School English experts in town.

Regular: $300 / Early Bird: $270

Write Your Own e-Gamebook (Story Writing & Web Publishing)

Take creative writing to the next level by developing your very own 'choose-your-own-adventure' gamebook. Create your own game world and chart out parallel adventure paths for your protagonist. Make your gamebook accessible to your friends and family by publishing it online! Warning: for creative writing buffs only.


Focus areas

  • Story plot development

  • Creative writing

  • Gameplay design

  • Website design and construction (Wix)

​For P4-P6 students in 2020

25-27 Nov 2019 (Mon-Wed) 

9 am to 12 pm ​

*Students are required to bring along a laptop for the lessons 


Click here to see what participants will learn.

Click below to read sample e-gamebooks

(a) Daddy's Birthday Present

(b) A Fright at the Library

(c) Lost in Sentosa

Regular: $280 / Early Bird: $252

Chess for Beginners

Why not engage in a brain-building exercise of a different sort this holiday? A popular CCA among intellectually motivated students, chess will stretch your brain in ways regular schoolwork can't!

"Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment." Garry Kasparov (13th World Champion in Chess).

Focus areas 

  • Rules and basic strategies

  • Solving chess puzzles

  • Hands-on exercises

  • Mini tournament​

  • Game analysis

​For ages 7-12

6 December 2019 (Fri) 

1 pm to 5 pm

Limited to 6 students

Coach's Profile

Lee Jun Wei is a two-time Olympian. This chess prodigy represented Singapore in the World Chess Olympiad and World Youth Team Chess Olympiad where he won the Gold Medal for best performance on Board 4. An experienced chess trainer with youths and children, Jun Wei currently ranks 10th in Singapore with a FIDE rating of 2230. 

Regular: $170 / Early Bird: $153

Go (Weiqi) for Beginners

In 1996​, a computer system (Deep Blue) defeated a reigning human world chess champion (Garry Kasparov) for the first time. It would take another 20 years before programmers came up with an AI computer system (AlphaGo) capable of beating the one of the greatest Go players of all time (Lee Sedol) - a testimony of the complexity of the game.

Invented in China more than 2500 years ago, Go was considered one of the four essential arts in ancient China and is the oldest board game continuously played to the present day. Despite its simple rules, Go is a game that requires enormous brain computing power due to the sheer number of possible moves and board positions. 

Focus areas 

  • Playing rules and etiquette

  • Basic strategies and tactics

  • Mini tournament​

  • Game analysis

​For ages 7-12

13 December 2019 (Fri) 

9 am to 1 pm

Coach's Profile

Mr Wong is 5th dan Go exponent. (The highest ranking in Singapore is 6th dan). A passionate player since his teens, he is an experienced coach who has training coaching Go enthusiasts for 40 years. Mr Wong was the Champion in the ASEAN Weiqi tournament 4 years ago.

Regular: $170 / Early Bird: $153

PSLE English Primer

To help students prepare for PSLE English, we've packaged the 6 critical components that students typically find challenging into an intensive, power-packed 8.5 hour workshop. Learn exactly what it takes to score in each component from the best and most effective Primary School English teachers. 

Focus areas:

  • Comprehension

  • Composition

  • Cloze

  • Synthesis & Transformation

For P5-P6 students in 2020

2-3 Dec 2019 (Mon-Tue)
9 am to 1.15 pm

Click here to find out why we're the Primary School English experts in town.

Regular: $260 / Early Bird: $234

Speak Like A Pro

Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, is consistently ranked the number one fear among adults. There's hope yet, for as with any activity, proper training makes all the difference. Start young and transform your child into an eloquent speaker by enrolling her in this 3-day programme.


Focus areas

  • Secrets of a great speech

  • How to craft and deliver speeches

  • How to score in Oral Examination

  • Record and analyse individual performance

For ages 9-11

​25-27 Nov 2019 (Mon-Wed)
1 pm - 3.30 pm

Regular: $225 / Early Bird: $202.50

Sec 1 & 2 Expository Essay Writing Workshop (PEEL Technique)

In Secondary School, students are taught the PEEL method (Point, Elaboration, Evidence, Link) for writing expository essays for English and other Humanities subjects. The most difficult part of PEEL is the L component – which stands for Link. What should a point be linked to and what constitutes an effective Link?


Learn all about PEEL and how to use it well in expository essays. Once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll see a boost in grades for your Humanities subjects as well!

Focus areas

  • The PEEL writing strategy

  • How to use PEEL effectively

  • Identifying PEEL components in texts

  • Using PEEL in essays

For S1-S2 students in 2020

13 Dec 2019 (Fri) 

1 pm - 4 pm

Click here to get to know our experienced Secondary English Specialist Tutor.

Regular: $95 / Early Bird: $85.50

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