Creative Kids & Homeschool Workshops

Ontogenesis offers a variety of workshops that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of homeschooling families. For further information please see the current Program and workshop details below.

Each workshop series is presented by our fully qualified and NESA accredited teacher, Leonie. Each week builds upon the previous week, with the workshops running for the duration of the NSW public school term. Workshops cost $15.00 unless otherwise stated. If you enrol in two consecutive workshops, the charge will be $25 (a saving of $5). Payment is made in two installments - one at the beginning of term and one midway through the term, except when using a Creative Kids Voucher (for eligible workshops only). The number of participants for each workshop is kept small to ensure individual attention. If you would like to book your child into any of the workshops below, please contact Leonie here . All participants receive a Certificate of Participation at the end of term, which specifies any NSW Syllabus Outcomes relating to the content covered throughout the term.

Timetable - Term 1, 2020 (Scroll down for details & content)

As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and let your child develop new skills. Enrol them in a new activity so they can create something great.

Workshop Details & Content

Creative Writing

In this workshop participants will learn through doing as they are guided to explore writing as a creative expression. They will be encouraged to tap into their imagination as they are guided through the process of drafting, proof reading and editing their writing to present a ‘polished’ piece of work that they can be proud of. A small part of these workshops will include work on grammar, punctuation and developing writing skill.

Cost: $15 or $10 in conjunction with a second workshop series

*Use your Creative Kids Voucher for this workshop


In this workshop we will look at what a rainforest is, why rainforests are known as the lungs of the Earth, and why rainforests need our help. We will also look at the location of rainforests in the world and their flora and fauna.

Cost: $15 or $10 in conjunction with a second workshop series

Music/Early Literacy & Early Numeracy (5 - 7 yrs)

This workshop aims to encourage and support each participant's developing literacy and numeracy skills, such as letter sounds; sight words; letter formation; counting; numeral recognition; adding, subtracting; working with groups; and number sense. All this, while learning the important social skills required for participating in a group learning environment. This workshop is suitable for children in Early Stage 1/Stage 1.

Cost: $15

Stage 1 Literacy Group (Reading & Writing)

These workshops are aimed at children 7 - 9 years who already have a grasp of letter/sound correspondence and are ready to dive deeper into the intricacies of language. There will be more of an emphasis on letter teams, vowel teams, sentence structure, writing and vocabulary. This work will be drawn from stories that will be shared with the children. From these stories, the children will be guided to write their own version of what happened.

Cost: $15

Pop-Up Craft/Handwork Workshops

These workshops will be on offer at various times throughout the Term and School Holiday Periods (subject to numbers). They will run for between 1 and 2 hours. Topics may include: drawing, wet on wet watercolour painting, felting, cross stitching, knitting, crochet and more. Please check our Facebook page (using the button in the footer below) to see when the next workshop is planned. Places will be limited, so you must book in advance.

Cost: $20 min.

*Price is subject to change due to the changing materials and duration of the workshops.

*Use your Creative Kids Voucher for this workshop