Years 2 to 6

Term 1, 2018: Saturday 3 February 2018 to Saturday 14 April 2018 (10 Weeks) 

(NO Classes on Saturday 31 March 2018 due to Easter Saturday)

All of the courses start at 1.00 pm and finish at 4.00 pm. The first Saturday of term will include an orientation for students and their parents, which will provide a chance for parents to meet with teachers.

In Term 1, we are pleased to offer the following packages:

  • Years 2 to 6: Two courses: The Viking Age and Big Ideas for Big Thinkers

Courses are offered as a package, with two courses in each package, meaning all students enrolled will do both courses. NOTE: One Package not allowed. 

Each class integrates hands-on activities around an interesting and exciting central theme.  This term students will learn about:


The Viking age in European history lasted from around 700 to 1100 of the common era. 'Viking' comes from the Old Norse language and means 'a pirate raid'. Vikings are commonly thought of as bloodthirsty raiders, coming to pillage and plunder. Whilst this was definitely characteristic of Norse culture of the era, this picture does not include the nuances in society, technology and religion that developed Viking society, inevitably leading to its success internationally. The Viking Age is a history course designed to provide a full picture of the rise and end of the Viking dominion. Students will also be introduced to some historical skills.

During 10 weeks of The Viking Age, students will examine the Viking way of life including culture, civics, religion, economics and the roles of different groups in society. Students will also study significant achievements that led to Viking expansion, including trade and ship and weapon construction techniques. Finally, students will have a look at the nature of Viking expansion, including the role of Viking explorer Leif Erikson and the relationships Vikings had with conquered people. Students will also work with a number of visual, primary and secondary sources in order to develop their source analysis skills.


Since humanity began we have been curious beings. People are always contemplating, pondering and reflecting about our existence. Over time there has been many profound thinkers who helped us with our desire for wisdom and a good life. These thinkers include Aristotle, Descartes and Socrates offer us the chance to seek knowledge and to open our minds to abstract ways of thinking. The school of Philosophy is a discipline which encourages this type of thinking while examining the nature of existence, knowledge and reality. This course is based on this wonderful discipline and invites students to ask the BIG questions about life such as Who am I? What is right and wrong? What is time?

Children are natural philosophers. They have a constant thirst for knowledge. This thirst can be encouraged and channeled in a constructive direction. This is where the Big Ideas for Big Thinkers Course can offer assistance. Through a plethora of literature and the thoughts of many exceptional thinkers such as Aristotle and Rene Descartes, students will journey into the wonderful world of Philosophy. 

The course will operate with 8 or more participants and spaces are strictly limited. Each class runs for one-and-a-half hours.

Cost: $484 inc GST 
* This fee includes all resources and materials.  

Enrolments close on Tuesday 30 January 2018. No student will be permitted to attend without prior notification. 

For further information, please contact the PLC Sydney Extension Centre or call (+612) 9704 5634.

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