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Q: Aren't the lessons too long? Don’t the children lose interest?

Q: Aren't the lessons too long? Don’t the children lose interest?

Answer: They really don’t. At the start of each lesson they, study a subject, following which they are eager to get started with the construction in order to play with the final product. When the lesson is over, most don’t even realize how much time has passed.

Q: How long do the classes run for?

Q: How long do the classes run for?

Answer: The bricks challenge class runs for 75 minutes.

Q: What are the fees?

Q: What are the fees?

Answer: The class fees are to be paid upfront for the entire term. They vary from term to term based on the length of the term. Per session cost is approximately $20 and you may be able to book in for a $12 trial class if spaces are available.

Q: How many students in each class?

Q: How many students in each class?

Answer: Our class sizes are capped at 16 students for the Bricks Challenge program. These smaller class sizes allow our teachers to give each student the individual attention and recognition they deserve to achieve their personal best.

Q: What if my child misses a class? Do I get a refund?

Q: What if my child misses a class? Do I get a refund?

Answer: There are no discounts, refunds or make up lessons for missed classes. A refund will be given only if any class has been cancelled due to emergency or unforeseen circumstances by the directors of Young Engineers Melbourne South.

Q: Can my child join any time of the year?

Q: Can my child join any time of the year?

Answer: Yes. You may be able to join mid term by paying for the remaining sessions only. Once you join, you must be enrolled for the remainder of the term. However, our places are limited and fill up very quickly, so this may not always be possible. Best to contact us to discuss options available.

Q: At what age can my child start attending e2 Young Engineer classes?

Q: At what age can my child start attending e2 Young Engineer classes?

Answer: Our Bricks Challenge program is suitable for 1st – 5th graders (ages 6-12). If you are unsure or concerned, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to discuss the suitability for your child.

Q: Are parents allowed to watch the class?

Q: Are parents allowed to watch the class?

Answer: Parents are welcome to sit in on the first class. Once the children are comfortable, we ask that parents drop them off, and then pick them up at the end of class. This helps the children become independent and confident. If you ever have any concerns or queries about your child’s progress or behaviour, please feel free to call the office or speak to the teacher after class.

Q: We have 2 or more children in our family that would like to enrol. Do you offer sibling discounts?

Q: We have 2 or more children in our family that would like to enrol. Do you offer sibling discounts?

Answer: Yes. We offer a 5% sibling discount when two or more children from the same family are enrolled at the same time.

Q: My child is a little unsure if he wants to attend. Can we attend a trial class?

Q: My child is a little unsure if he wants to attend. Can we attend a trial class?

Answer: Yes, if positions are available, we can offer a $20 trial class for your child. If your child is happy to continue after trying a class, you can then proceed with enrolment.

Q: What is the logic in having a 4th grader sit in the same class as a 1st grader?

Q: What is the logic in having a 4th grader sit in the same class as a 1st grader?

Answer: Over the course of Young Engineers enrichment programs, children are exposed to educational materials they do not usually learn in school at their age; some adults might not even know the principles taught. As such, Young Engineers enrichment programs presents a level theoretical study platform to all. The models come with parts that enables, every child to build and invent according to their passions and ability. There may be a social gap so if a 4th grader attends the Young Engineer program with many 1st graders, we recommend he attend the program with a fellow classmate or friend.

Q: Can a 1st grader understand the substance of the lessons?

Q: Can a 1st grader understand the substance of the lessons?

Answer: Our enrichment programs are especially designed for children of this age group. Our programs and workshops have been active for a number of years now, and all have enjoyed great success. Each lesson includes a familiar background story with corresponding hands-on experiments. I invite you to ask the children at the end of the lesson what they learned and you’ll be surprised to hear how much they can comprehend at this age.

Q: My child is 5 and half (preschool), he’s gifted and is interested in participating. Why isn't it possible?

Q: My child is 5 and half (preschool), he’s gifted and is interested in participating. Why isn't it possible?

Answer: Even though your child is gifted, he needs to be able to read and write, as well as having knowledge of more complex math than addition and subtraction. Moreover, the electronic components in our kits are not designed for younger children. We need to ensure age compliance for safety reasons. Therefore, we recommend waiting an additional year to avoid any frustration the child might feel if he is unable to keep up with the rest of the class. We will be very happy to see your child next year.

Q: Do the children take the models home?

Q: Do the children take the models home?

Answer: Unfortunately, the kits are very expensive and therefore must remain with the instructor, who will pass them from class to class. Children do, take home what they learn, which includes principles of physics, mathematics and engineering. However, there are Engino Kits and Motor/Battery pack sets available online at www.youngeng.net.

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