The Eureka Program
Frequently Asked Questions
more information will be added here as details are finalised
How much does it cost?
How long is the program?
How big will the class be?
Where is it being held?
What are the arrangements for travel?
How do I enrol?
What do I need to bring?
Who is organising the program?
Cost for the 3 days program will be $495 (inc GST) . Payment is by cheque payable to Thinking Ahead. Unfortunately, at the moment, payment by credit card cannot be accepted. Please contact Derrin for account details if you prefer to pay by EFT.
The Eureka Program is a 3.5 day / 3 night residential program which will be run along a conference format, so you will attend for the whole 3.5 days. The format for each day will be similar with the morning sessions being spent on the academic course you choose. The afternoon and evening sessions will provide time for a range of other activities and sessions looking at career planning, learning styles, leadership and time to mix with the other students. Everyone will be involved in setting up and clearing up of meals.
Total numbers for the program this year will be limited to 30. The groups for the academic courses will be between 6 and 15 students. The groups for various other sessions will vary in composition and size from the whole group to small groups. Class sizes during the workshop sessions in the morning will be between 6 and 15 students. Small class sizes ensures maximum involvement by students.
The Eureka Program will be held at New Norcia, about 90 mins from Perth. Accommodation will be at the Old Convent which has a self contained kitchen area and a lounge/common room. Students will be in shared rooms which accommodate between 2 and 4 people per room. We will also be using 2 work areas adjacent to the Old Convent buildings.
Students will need to make their own way to New Norcia on Monday September
29th (a public holiday) arriving around 2pm. We will organise transport to bring
the students back as a group to a central point in Perth at the end of the
program on Thursday. More information about the pick up point and time will be
included in your information pack sent after registration. If you have
problems with transport on the Monday, we may be able to make arrangements for
travel with another student.
Students travelling from interstate or from rural areas in WA will be met on arrival and arrangements will be made for them to stay with a family overnight as necessary.
You will need to complete the registration form and medical forms and return them with your payment to secure your place in the program. You will select which academic program you wish to attend at the time of registration. Click here to go to the Registration form (now inactive). If you have any questions, please contact Derrin. Registrations must be received by September 12th.
A full list of things you need to bring with you will be sent after you have registered. The weather is likely to be cool at night but could be warm during the day so you will need to be prepared for a range of conditions. You will also need to bring linen – a sheet, pillow case and either a doona or sleeping bag and towel plus basic stationery. If you place a portable musical instrument you are also welcome to bring that along.
Sian Chapman graduated from WAAPA and commenced her teaching career in Dance and PE in metropolitan schools in the early 1990’s/ Se went on to become the Co-ordinator of the Gifted and Talented Dance program at Balcatta SHS and to complete her MEd focussing on the identification and selection of gifted and talented students of dance. Sian worked as a Curriculum Improvement Officer in the Arts at Perth District Education Office and as the Curriculum Officer for Gifted and Talented for the Department of Education. In recent years Sian held the position of Educational Measurement Officer – The Arts at the Department of Education and Training, managing the state wide testing program of government schools students in the art forms of dance, drama, media, music and visual arts at years 3, 7 and 10. Currently on leave, Sian’s interests lie in Arts education generally and in the provision of gifted and talented students across the educational spectrum more specifically. Being involved with Thinking Ahead allows Sian the opportunity to further these interests. Sian is also the mother of a young son and daughter.
Registrations are required by September 12th 2008
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