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New types of questions + Different scoring system

(https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year-5/the-test)

Thank you for your continuous support and cooperation during these unprecedented times. We will try our best to provide the best education possible in light of the trends from the government’s transition to computer-based format (Online).

CS Education is aware of these trends and has prepared one year ago and now is well prepared for this situation, providing both online and offline options for our students. We also have prepared for the changes in 2021 in the Placement Tests (Selective school) for new types of questions and the different scoring system.

The Selective High School Placement Test consists of a writing test and three multiple-choice tests in:

  • Reading skills
  • Mathematical reasoning skills
  • Thinking skills

 

* Note: Updates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

Commencement date: 10 October 2020
Changes to the tests!

The NSW Education Department has announced that the Selective High School Placement Test will change in 2021 for placement in 2022. It will be paper based with new types of questions and a different scoring system.

They main focus areas for the tests will be:
– Reading Skills
– Mathematical Reasoning Skills
– Thinking Skills

CS Education has fully analysed the upcoming changes and is well prepared to adjust our selective school practise tests.
We are working hard on ensuring that our tests match the government’s test changes. CS Education has always revised its content in light of government changes and industry trends.
We will be ready to release our new selective test format from Term 4. Updates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed by the government.

 

CS Education Selective Timeline (for Year 5)

Commencement date: 21 November 2020
Changes to the tests!

NSW Education department announced that Opportunity class and selective high school placement tests are transitioning to a new test framework and computer-based format by 2022.

https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes

They main focus areas for the tests will be:
– Reading Skills
– Mathematical Reasoning Skills
– Thinking Skills

The selective test, sat by year 4 students, will be online from 2022.

CS Education has fully analysed the upcoming changes and is well prepared to adjust our selective school practise tests.
We are working hard on ensuring that our tests match the government’s test changes. CS Education has always revised its content in light of government changes and industry trends.
We will be ready to release our new selective test format from Term 4. Updates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed by the government.

 

Introduction

Our Selective Trial Tests Course has been reviewed & restructured to include the Selective Preliminary Course to ensure that they are relevant, suitable & of high quality so that our students are best prepared for the 2022 Selective Schools Test. This course is a significant part of our program for Year 4/5 students who are enrolled in the Selective High School and Private School Scholarship Tests Preparation Course. For students attempting the 2022 Selective Schools Test, we have organised computer based 6 Preliminary Trial Test and 64 Trial Test Course.

 

Unique System

To complement our 64 Selective Trial Tests Course, we have started the Selective Preliminary Course of 10 tests to familiarise students with different categories of questions, techniques of answering such questions, testing & evaluation and to help them apply knowledge in assessment.

At CS Education we have a unique Blended Learning system with the Computer based Trial Tests as support to the offline Trial Tests. For students enrolled in the Trial Tests Course both parents & children can REVIEW all incorrect trial test questions online for 1 week after taking the test. This is most beneficial as parents can help children at home and monitor their progress online as well.

Computer Based Preliminary Selective Trial Tests (CBPSTT) Course will start on 18th January 2021.

Students are introduced to specific category of questions to familiarise them to tests content. Teachers explain the various question types, techniques for answering questions and provide examples of questions at different levels of difficulty. Then they sit for a short test on those particular question types. GA test consists of 30 questions, Maths is a complete paper, Reading Comprehension has 45 questions which is a complete paper & Essay Writing is a 20 minute test. After the tests, all questions are reviewed in class. A report is provided the following week showing correct and incorrect questions. The test questions can also be reviewed immediately.

Commencement date: 17 October 2020
Changes to the tests!

NSW Education department announced that Opportunity class and selective high school placement tests are transitioning to a new test framework and computer-based format by 2022.

https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes

CS Education has fully analysed the changes and improvements proposed and is ready to meet the student needs. CS Education has always revised its content and brought innovative technologies in light of industry trends.

 

 

Computer Based Preliminary Online OC Trial Tests (CBPOCTT) Course will start on Saturday, 17 October 2020.

Even though the normal OC Trial Test Course will start in January 2021 (refer to OCTT Course brochure) we have designed this Preliminary OC Trial Test Course (POCTT) because of the following reasons:

  • Year 3/4 students do not have sufficient practice in assessment & testing & so an earlier start in this area is beneficial to them.
  • In Year 4 there is insufficient time for students to learn all of Year 4 curriculum and at the same time be familiar with all types of OC questions.

Early assessment of student’s ability and to provide extra assistance to help them prepare better for OC test next year

 

Computer Based Preliminary Online OC Trial Test Course Information

The Complete Online OC Trial Test Course consists of:

  • 8 Preliminary tests (POCTT) on specific styles of questions starting on Saturday, 17 October 2020 with one test & test review each week
  • 35 OC Trial Tests (OCTT) with one set of test (Part 1 & Part 2) & review each week starting from Term 1 2021 until the OC Placement Test. Students attend classes once a week
  • The Term 4 POCCT course is an introductory course to the OC Trial Test course next year. It is designed to give students a clear understanding of different question types and to learn strategies on how to answer OC style questions accurately. Teachers provide examples and teach relevant techniques for interpreting questions and working towards finding correct solutions.

This course is a springboard for Term 1 2021 OC Trial Test course to ensure success in the OC Placement Test.

 

 

Week 1 YEAR 1/2

Poetry & Academic Enrichment course

 Date: 28 September – 2 October (Mon.Fri.)
 Time: 9:30am ~ 3:30pm
 Subjects: Poetry (Speaking, Reading, Writing, Grammar), Maths & GA
YEAR 2/3

Poetry & Academic Enrichment course

 Date: 28 September – 2 October (Mon.Fri.)
 Time: 9:30am ~ 3:30pm
 Subjects: Poetry (Speaking, Reading, Writing, Grammar), Maths & GA
YEAR 3/4

3/4 Poetry & Academic Enrichment course

 Date: 28 September – 2 October (Mon.Fri.)
 Time: 9:30am ~ 3:30pm
 Subjects: Poetry (Speaking, Reading, Writing, Grammar), Maths & GA
YEAR 4/5

Literature & Academic enrichment Course

 Date: 28 September – 2 October (Mon.Fri.)
 Time: 9:30am ~ 3:30pm
 
Subjects: Literature (Speaking, Reading, Writing), Maths & GA
YEAR 5/6

Special Selective Test Preparation Course

 Date: 28 September – 2 October (Mon.Fri.)
 Time: 9:00am ~ 3:30pm
 Subjects: Poetry, Play (Shakespeare), Cartoon & Proverb, Information, Math, GA & Essay Writing / Selective Test based.
YEAR 5/6

Scholarship Test Writing Course

 Date: 28 September – 2 October (Mon.Fri.)
 Time: 9:00am ~ 12:20pm
 Subjects: Writing Task 1 & 2
Week 2 YEAR 4/5 OC Trial Tests course  Date: 13 July — 17 July (Mon – Fri: 5 days)
 Time: 9:00am ~ 3:40 pm (2 tests per day)
Subjects: English, Math & GA

Year 5/6 Selective Trial Tests course

Dates : 6 – 9 October (Tues. – Fri.)
Time : 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (2 tests per day)
Subjects: English, Writing (Recent Selective past paper based), Vocabulary, Math, GA

Spring Holiday Course Timetable PDF file

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(6 Oct – 10 Nov 2020)

OC Placement Test Date: 18th November 2020

 

The Opportunity Class Placement Test for 2021 entry has been rescheduled to Wednesday 18 November 2020. (https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year-5/the-test)

CS Education has prepared 8 new sets of trial tests on top of the existing tests for the new OC Trial Test Course. Since the score will be based entirely on the exam, it is essential that students continue to study as much as possible for the test to ensure the best outcome possible.

 

 

CS Education has fully analysed the changes and improvements proposed and is ready to meet the students’ needs

This Trial test are carefully prepared according to 2012 – 2019 past paper questions so that students are aware of the latest questions being tested in recent years and hence benefit the most from attending this course.

This course will provide students with the information and tools which can be used to improve their overall confidence and preparedness for the OC Placement Test in 2020.

 

Click !!  NEW 8 Extra Sets of OC Trial Test Pamphlet

(25 July – 8 Sep 2020)

OC Placement Test Date: 16th September 2020

 

Recently the New South Wales government has announced changes to the 2020 opportunity class placement process to accommodate the shorter timeline due to the postponement of the test.

CS Education has prepared 7 extra sets of trial tests on top of the existing ones in the O.C. trial test course. Since the score will be based entirely on the exam, it is essential that students practice and study as much as possible for the test to ensure the best outcome possible.

CS Education has fully analysed the changes and improvements proposed and is ready to meet the students’ needs

This Trial test are carefully prepared according to 2012 – 2019 past paper questions so that students are aware of the latest questions being tested in recent years and hence benefit the most from attending this course.

This course will provide students with the information and tools which can be used to improve their overall confidence and preparedness for the OC Placement Test in 2020.

Special 7 Extra Sets of OC Trial Test information PDF file

Week 1 YEAR 1/2
Literature & Academic Enrichment Course

[offline + online]

 Date: 6 July — 10 July (Mon – Fri: 5 days)
 Time: 9:30am ~ 3:30pm
 Subjects: Literature (Speaking, Reading, Writing), Maths,GA
YEAR 2/3
Literature & Academic Enrichment Course

[offline + online]

 Date: 6 July — 10 July (Mon – Fri: 5 days)
 Time: 9:30am ~ 3:30pm
 Subjects: Literature (Speaking, Reading, Writing), Maths & GA
YEAR 3/4
Literature & Academic Enrichment Course

[offline + online]

 Date: 6 July — 10 July (Mon – Fri: 5 days)
 Time: 9:30am ~ 3:30pm
 Subjects: Literature (Speaking, Reading, Writing), Maths & GA
YEAR 4/5
OC Intensive Revision Course

[offline + online]

 Date: 6 July — 10 July (Mon – Fri: 5 days)
 Time: 9:30am ~ 3:30pm
 
Subjects: English (Poetry, Cartoon, Narrative, Information Report)
Maths (Problem Solving with PercentageAnglesMatrix)
GA (SynonymAntonymCodesAnalogyPicture pattern)
YEAR 5/6
Literature & Academic Enrichment Course

[offline + online]

 Date: 6 July — 10 July (Mon – Fri: 5 days)
 Time: 9:00am ~ 3:30pm
 Subjects: Literature, Reading, Writing, Maths, GA
Week 2 YEAR 4/5 Intensive Trial Test Course

[offline + online]

 Date: 13 July — 17 July (Mon – Fri: 5 days)
 Time: 9:00am ~ 3:40 pm

Winter Holiday Course Timetable PDF file

 2020 Winter Holiday Pamphlet

“CS Education has a wonderfully diverse and in-depth Educational Experience for your child to Encounter”

This is because CS Education has been pro-active over the past number of
years in preparing for 21st Century Learning by producing, not only the highest
standard of offline, on-campus learning, but also applying the 7 Steps of
Learning system for use in their Connected School, thus mastering the Online
Learning process – now when needed more than ever before.

  • Students have already been enjoying the move to Online Learning over the past 10 days.
  • Teaching staff are motivated and well prepared for the increase in
    Online Learning
  • Administrative Staff have excelled in providing the technical support
    needed for Online Learning

During the Holidays

  • Students can also complete online Trial Tests for OC and Selective.
    (available from the 31 March)
  • We encourage students to review the material studied in Term 1,
    especially any content they may have missed during the term.
  • CS Education stands ready to help any students with queries or difficulties they may encounter.
  • CS Education also provides Holiday Courses between 13 April and 24 April.
    These holiday courses are available as online courses for Yr 3 – Yr 5 (refer to the brochure).

Available in Term 2
Offline and Online Learning Courses Available for Students in Term 2, 2020

As most of you are aware, CS Education has moved from off-line, face-to-face group lessons at our physical campuses to online lessons to be accessed from Monday 23 March 2020. Lessons will continue to be presented in this manner for the next 3 weeks of Term 1, and 2 weeks of holiday course.

In Term 2 (starting 27 April) we will open with our off-line courses on-campus as usual. In parallel, we will continue our online courses, to give parents and students the Online option. (This will only change, if prevailing circumstances demand it.) To keep up to date, please check the website, www.cseducation.com.au. All Term 2 Courses (Offline and Online) will commence from Monday 27 April 2020 at 4.30 pm.

Parents need to choose EITHER the Offline On-Campus option, OR the Online Computer-Based option! This is important to ensure that your children are catered for according to your needs.

Option 1 Offline On-Campus

  • All courses will continue at the start of Term 2, 2020, but with enhanced support, which will provide an even better service. Details of this will follow.
  • Prices: For prices of all courses refer to the existing brochures. The prices for 2020 have not changed.

Option 2 Online Study (Distance Learning)

  • For students who have already registered with CS Education, they will be able to use their CS Education ID to access the Online Courses. For new students, they will have to begin the 7 Step Process from Step 1, i.e creating a CS Education ID and the initial diagnostic testing. (refer to the Distance Learning Handbook) Books for the term need to be picked up from your campus. If this is not possible, contact the office to have them sent to you.
  • Prices: For prices of all courses refer to the existing brochures. The prices for 2020 have not changed, but a 10% discount is available for all Comprehensive (WEMG) courses and a further 5% if paid by 17 April. For more details on pricing and procedures, consult the attachment at the end of this letter.

Please ensure that you tick and sign the form that accompanies this letter and return it to the office, or website!

www.csonlineschool.com.au

www.cseducation.com.au

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

The Principal
CS Education

“CS Education has a wonderfully diverse and in-depth Educational Experience for your child to Encounter”

This is because CS Education has been pro-active over the past number of
years in preparing for 21st Century Learning by producing, not only the highest
standard of offline, on-campus learning, but also applying the 7 Steps of
Learning system for use in their Connected School, thus mastering the Online
Learning process – now when needed more than ever before.

  • Students have already been enjoying the move to Online Learning over the past 10 days.
  • Teaching staff are motivated and well prepared for the increase in
    Online Learning
  • Administrative Staff have excelled in providing the technical support
    needed for Online Learning

Available in Term 2
Offline and Online Learning Courses Available for Students in Term 2, 2020
As most of you are aware, CS Education has moved from off-line, face-to-face group lessons at our physical campuses to online lessons to be accessed from Monday 23 March 2020. Lessons will continue to be presented in this manner for the next 3 weeks of Term 1, and 2 weeks of holiday course.

In Term 2 (starting 27 April) we will open with our off-line courses on-campus as usual. In parallel, we will continue our online courses, to give parents and students the Online option. (This will only change, if prevailing circumstances demand it.) To keep up to date, please check the website, www.cseducation.com.au. All Term 2 Courses (Offline and Online) will commence from Monday 27 April 2020 at 4.30 pm.

Parents need to choose EITHER the Offline On-Campus option, OR the Online Computer-Based option! This is important to ensure that your children are catered for according to your needs.

Option 1 Offline On-Campus

  • All courses will continue at the start of Term 2, 2020, but with enhanced support, which will provide an even better service. Details of this will follow.
  • Prices: For prices of all courses refer to the existing brochures. The prices for 2020 have not changed.

Option 2 Online Study (Distance Learning)

  • For students who have already registered with CS Education, they will be able to use their CS Education ID to access the Online Courses. For new students, they will have to begin the 7 Step Process from Step 1, i.e creating a CS Education ID and the initial diagnostic testing. (refer to the Distance Learning Handbook) Books for the term need to be picked up from your campus. If this is not possible, contact the office to have them sent to you.
  •  Prices: For prices of all courses refer to the existing brochures. The prices for 2020 have not changed, but a 10% discount is available for all courses and a further 5% if paid by 17 April. For more details on pricing and procedures, consult the attachment at the end of this letter.

Please ensure that you tick and sign the form that accompanies this letter and return it to the office, or website!

www.csonlineschool.com.au

www.cseducation.com.au

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

The Principal
CS Education

As the world and the nation responds to the unprecedented challenges in public health, the well-being of our students in our CS Education campuses becomes of ever-increasing importance.

On Wednesday 18 March, Prime Minister, Scott Morrison said that the health advice is that schools should remain open. There is “only one reason your kids shouldn’t be going to school and that is if they are unwell”. He announced that, “Schools should remain open.”

On Friday 20 March, Morrison declared that indoor venues should ensure that social distancing should be kept wherever possible.

However on Sunday evening (22 March) Mr Morrison reiterated that schools would remain open, but that parents were welcome to keep their children at home if they so desired. Also, CS Education takes note that the states of Victoria, NSW and ACT are all preparing for Online Education, should the necessity arise.

CS Education campuses intend to follow the government instructions and advice. We have not experienced any Corona Virus cases at all up to the present moment.

We have instructed all campuses to enforce the social distancing policy. Even though a school institution, we would like to regulate the new rules of social distancing in our campus facilities, including our staff.

However we believe that we need to be proactive to ensure that it will remain this way. We have been carefully monitoring the situation and keeping close communication with educational authorities and principals etc.

We are also aware of the health concerns of many parents, regarding their children’s welfare in the present scenario. We have had numerous requests from parents to move from off-line lessons to online learning.

Therefore, with immediate effect i.e. today, Monday 23 March, all CS Education lessons have been moved to Online Learning. There will be no classes at our CS Education centres for the next five weeks.

This notice overrides the notice sent out on Saturday, and moves forward the dates for the implementation of our Online Learning – from this Saturday (28 March) to today (23 March).

The Move to Online Learning [Mon 23 March for 3 +2 Weeks]

As a result of the above, we have decided that we will move from the off-line, face-to-face group lessons at our physical campuses to online lessons to be accessed from your homes from this Monday i.e. 23 March 2020, and to be continued in this manner for the next 3 Weeks of term 1, plus 2 Weeks of holiday course.

From today, (23 March) no classes will continue in normal off-line classes, including all primary and all high school classes!

From today (23 March), until the end of the next three weeks (i.e. the balance of this school term) all Lessons will be conducted using CS Education’s online facilities including all primary WEMG classes, OC, Selective Testing, Supplementary Course for primary and all high school lessons. There are no exceptions to the change to Online Learning.

All Autumn holiday courses in April will also be conducted through online lessons. More details about this will follow.

In Term 2 (starting 27 April) we plan to open with our off-line courses on-campus as usual, but this may change according to prevailing circumstances. In parallel, we will continue our online courses to give parents and students the Online option.

Who can Change Class and Enrol in our Distance Learning?

    • All our currently registered students who at present study face to face in regular classes.
    • The Way of Learning is covered in the 7 Steps of Learning (refer to the brochure)
    • We will keep you informed of all further guidelines and instructions that emanate from the on-going discussions and meetings amongst the teachers and principals of the CS Education campuses.
  • Please check for these updates on the CS Education website.

www.csonlineschool.com.au

www.cseducation.com.au

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

The Principal
CS Education

As the world and the nation responds to the unprecedented challenges in public health, the well-being of our students in our CS Education campuses becomes of ever-increasing importance.

On Wednesday 18 March, Prime Minister, Scott Morrison said that the health advice is that schools should remain open. There is “only one reason your kids shouldn’t be going to school and that is if they are unwell”. He announced that, “Schools should remain open.”

On Friday 20 March, Morrison declared that indoor venues should ensure that social distancing should be kept wherever possible.

However on Sunday evening (22 March) Mr Morrison reiterated that schools would remain open, but that parents were welcome to keep their children at home if they so desired. Also, CS Education takes note that the states of Victoria, NSW and ACT are all preparing for Online Education, should the necessity arise.

CS Education campuses intend to follow the government instructions and advice. We have not experienced any Corona Virus cases at all up to the present moment.

We have instructed all campuses to enforce the social distancing policy. Even though a school institution, we would like to regulate the new rules of social distancing in our campus facilities, including our staff.

However we believe that we need to be proactive to ensure that it will remain this way. We have been carefully monitoring the situation and keeping close communication with educational authorities and principals etc.

We are also aware of the health concerns of many parents, regarding their children’s welfare in the present scenario. We have had numerous requests from parents to move from off-line lessons to online learning.

Therefore, with immediate effect i.e. today, Monday 23 March, all CS Education lessons have been moved to Online Learning. There will be no classes at our CS Education centres for the next five weeks.

This notice overrides the notice sent out on Saturday, and moves forward the dates for the implementation of our Online Learning – from this Saturday (28 March) to today (23 March).

The Move to Online Learning [Mon 23 March for 3 +2 Weeks]

As a result of the above, we have decided that we will move from the off-line, face-to-face group lessons at our physical campuses to online lessons to be accessed from your homes from this Monday i.e. 23 March 2020, and to be continued in this manner for the next 3 Weeks of term 1, plus 2 Weeks of holiday course.

From today, (23 March) no classes will continue in normal off-line classes, including all primary and all high school classes!

From today (23 March), until the end of the next three weeks (i.e. the balance of this school term) all Lessons will be conducted using CS Education’s online facilities including all primary WEMG classes, OC, Selective Testing, Supplementary Course for primary and all high school lessons. There are no exceptions to the change to Online Learning.

All Autumn holiday courses in April will also be conducted through online lessons. More details about this will follow.

In Term 2 (starting 27 April) we plan to open with our off-line courses on-campus as usual, but this may change according to prevailing circumstances. In parallel, we will continue our online courses to give parents and students the Online option.

Who can Change Class and Enrol in our Distance Learning?

    • All our currently registered students who at present study face to face in regular classes.
    • The Way of Learning is covered in the 7 Steps of Learning (refer to the brochure)
    • We will keep you informed of all further guidelines and instructions that emanate from the on-going discussions and meetings amongst the teachers and principals of the CS Education campuses.
  • Please check for these updates on the CS Education website.

www.csonlineschool.com.au

www.cseducation.com.au

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

The Principal
CS Education

Temporary timetable

  • Holiday course will remain but will be conducted online.
  • In Term 2, we will open with off-line courses as usual, however, we may have to change the opening date for the term, according to the prevailing circumstances.
  • In parallel, we will continue the online courses to allow the parents and students the Online Learning option.
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