Creative Writing Class (8-16 years)
Dates: Starts 2 Feb 2022
Times: Wednesdays 6-7.30pm OR Saturdays 11-12.30pm
Duration: 10 weeks
Note: Only those students with passion for writing need apply for this course. Since this course accepts students aged from 8-16 years, please only enrol your child if you feel they are mature enough to work with older teens.
In this 10-week course, students will work on creative writing pieces which may include short stories, film scripts or creative non-fiction. Each week, time will be dedicated to writing their pieces, and then sharing their work with their classmates.
In the last week of term, students will get to hear their work performed/read by a group of professional actors during a table read.
We organise our classes into the following groupings:
Young Kids - ages 5-7
Kids - ages 8-11
Teens - ages 12-17
You can enrol your child into either a weekday/weeknight or weekend session.
We strongly encourage your child to enrol in their school grade level.
Should we find that your child is exceeding the expectations of the teacher and is clearly showing signs of advanced acting ability, then we will talk with you about moving them up a grade level.
Absolutely. PAC welcomes students from all acting backgrounds; from those who have never acted before to those who are signed to agencies.
Our passionate and observant teachers ensure that every lesson caters to the needs of each individual student and closely monitors each student’s progress to make sure that they feel comfortable but also challenged.
Yes! PAC is proud to offer weekend classes. Visit the upcoming course schedule below to learn more.
We do not offer a free trial class as such as we feel it can distract the flow of learning for existing students.
What we do offer however is an invitation to prospective parents and their children to attend the last class of term. This will give them the opportunity to see, first-hand, the class in action.
PAC is also proud to offer a 100% money-back guarantee on all classes. Should your child not enjoy the first lesson of a term (we’re pretty confident they will though!), then we will happily refund the full amount of the course.
Yes. PAC is proud to offer a 10% discount to the sibling of a full-paying student.
PAC's policy is that full payment is to be made before the commencement of a course. We are happy, however, to discuss a payment plan with families who might be experiencing temporary financial hardship.
Yes! PAC is a proud service provider of the NSW Government's Creative Kids voucher. This will give a parent $100 off the course fee. This is for use once a year for one child. For more information on how to redeem this voucher, visit the Service NSW website.
We encourage all students to wear loose and comfortable clothing to all lessons so as to free their ability to move and explore.
If your child does not have time to get changed from their school uniform for an after-school class, then we suggest the girls wear tights or leggings under their school dresses so as to not inhibit movement.
On the rare occasion that your child cannot make class one week, they can attend one of the other timeslots allocated for their age group (should there be another timeslot scheduled).
In order to get the most out of the course, students are strongly encouraged to attend all 10 classes scheduled for the term.
For this reason, we do not take enrolments after the commencement of the first lesson.
Sometimes, having people in the room with them can make a child feel self-conscious. For this reason, we kindly ask that no parent or guardian be in the room with the teacher and students during a class. The exception is during the end of term open performance where parents and friends are invited to watch and support the students.
Absolutely. Your child's safety is our number one priority which is why we ensure that all of our teachers not only have WWC checks but that they have a combination of arts and education experience.
No. The only drink allowed into the studio is water.
Our classes are run out of the Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) in Parramatta.
The address is 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta. Corner of Victoria Road and Villiers Street.
If you're driving:
We recommend parking in the carpark of North Parramatta McDonalds next door and walking over.
If you're catching public transport:
ICE is a 15-20 minute walk from Parramatta train station. Walk all the way down Church Street until you hit Prince Alfred Park. Cross diagonally through the park and ICE will be on the corner across Victoria Road.
On the rare occasion that a class will be held elsewhere, parents will be notified in advance.
A student will receive a Certificate of Participation at the end of Term 2 and again at the end of Term 4.
This is our way of congratulating those students who have stuck with us over two or more terms, and invested time and energy into developing their acting skills.
Our Term classes run in line with school terms.
The Term dates for 2021 are as follows:
Term 1: 28 January - 1 April
Term 2: 19 April - 25 June
Term 3: 12 July - 17 September
Term 4: 6 October - 17 December
Of course. Our co-founder, Nisrine Amine, is both an educator and working actor giving her plenty of insight into the acting industry.
Feel free to organise a meeting with her to chat about your child's needs.
Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although PAC can suggest names of Sydney Acting Agencies to keen students, they are not affiliated with any of them.
Any advice or recommendations given by the team at PAC regarding acting agencies are personal opinions of the team members themselves.
While staff at PAC may pass on audition notices to actors, they in no way receive payment (monetary or otherwise) for doing so.