Junior Holiday English

During school holiday periods, our Junior Holiday English program combines English study with excursions around Sydney. The program offers students 12 to 18 years of age the opportunity to improve their English skills and make friends from all over the world. 

Learn English and Experience the Best Sydney Attractions

Study English

Four days of English classes within our junior program allows students to improve their fluency and increase their English vocabulary. They will also practice grammar and writing.

Explore Sydney

One day each week is spent exploring some of Sydney’s best sights, giving students the opportunity to practice their English in a real-world environment.


Students can choose to stay with our welcoming homestay families, where they will enjoy learning about Australian culture while practising their English.

JHE Activities include:

  • The Rocks Walking Tour and Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout 
  • Watson’s Bay and South Head Lighthouse 
  • Wildlife Park 
  • Aussie Farm Visit 
  • Darling Harbour, Sydney Tower and Sydney Sealife Aquarium
  • Bondi Beach walk and BBQ 
  • Taronga Zoo 
  • Manly Beach 
  • Sydney Opera House Tour and Art Gallery of NSW 

Download the JHE Flyer for the detailed activity schedules.

AEAS Test Option

JHE students have the option of adding an AEAS test to their time at the college. Tests are held every Wednesday so students can take a test during their course or the week following.

Sample Timetable

  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday   Friday 
Lesson 1
9:00 – 11:00
 New topic:
& Note-Taking
 Writing: Analysing
a Text Type
Excursion  Sport/Activity
 10:00-11:15  Morning Break      
Lesson 2
ESL Reading
 Computer Room:
Grammar Activities
Writing: Planning
& Group Writing
Excursion  Movie
 12:45 – 13:30 Lunch      
 Lesson 3
13:30 – 14:30
Grammar Analysis
and Practice
English for Maths   English for
Human Society
Excursion  Written Response
to a Movie 
Lesson 4
14:30 – 15:40 

Start Dates 

Students can begin the Junior Holiday English course on any of the dates below and study for a minimum of one week. If you would like to begin earlier than these dates you can join our High School Preparation program until the course begins. 

  • Summer Program: January 2*, January 8, January 15, January 22,
  • Autumn Program: March 19, March 26, April 3*, April 9, April 16, April 23,
  • Winter Program: July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20

Please note: This course is not available to Student Visa holders.