Courses and programs

Creative writing courses
Essay writing courses
Creative writing Courses for Gifted Primary School students
Study skills programs
Memory skills courses
Visualising and Verbalising for Comprehension

Creative writing courses for Years 5, 6, 7 8, 11 and 12

Some students dislike writing yet they can’t avoid the need to write, and to write well, in school. The ability to write good fiction is now a compulsory part of the public examinations.

The course is structured to enable the least interested student to engage with the task of writing. It’s scaffolded structure enables students with learning and motivational difficulties to write a successful short story.

The course covers the best way to construct a short story  through characterisation, plot, significant detail, how to build tension and how to resolve that tension.

The course is enjoyable and comes out of the oral tradition of story-telling.

This course is available to small groups of between 5 - 10 students or individually.

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Essay writing courses for Year 10, 11 and 12

Good essay writing is essential in Senior school. There is more than one way to structure a successful essay. This course provides a range of methods for writing an essay, depending on the student’s learning style. The course does not involve mind mapping, unless it is requested.

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Creative writing courses for gifted Primary School students

Gifted students need intellectual stimulation. Extension work needs to be enjoyable.  Any adult writer will tell you that there are few things more enjoyable than creative writing.

Creative writing extends gifted students in ways that are typically unsupported by regular school work.

The course covers the best way to construct a short story through characterisation, plot, significant detail, how to build tension and how to resolve that tension. The course comes out of the oral tradition of story-telling.

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Study skills programs for Year 11 and 12

Learn strategies and techniques that will help you study effectively

Reduce stress!

Improve your memory for facts, dates, times, names and formulae.
Improve your memory and reduce study times.

Rowena provides this course to small groups or on an individual basis. This course is also available to schools for their year 12 students during study camps.

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Memory skills courses for Primary students, Secondary students, TAFE students, College students, University students

Learn how to use your memory and improve your ability to study effectively.  Become better organized.

Learn strategies and techniques that will help you study effectively

Reduce stress!

Improve your memory for facts, dates, times, names and formulae.
Improve your memory and reduce study times

Rowena provides this course on an individual basis.

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Visualising and Verbalising for Comprehension by Nanci Bell

This course is very effective for people with reading comprehension difficulties.

It is effective for people with ADHD as a support for their Short-Term Memory

It is effective for people with Semantic Long-Term Memory difficulties

This course is provided by Rowena and available to individuals and small groups of up to 5 people.


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