School Holiday Typing for Kids - Ages 8 - 14 St George & Sutherland Community College

School Holiday Typing for Kids - Ages 8 - 14

Are you a “hunt and peck” typer and need to improve your touch typing skills? In this fun and engaging class, you will learn how to touch-type using “home keys” without looking down, in an ergonomic way making your typing faster and more accurate!

This School Holiday short keyboarding program offers touch typing skills using a program called “TypeQuick”.

Why Learn Touch Typing?

Imagine being able to type at the speed of thought without having to search for keys. That’s what you can expect to accomplish when you learn to type with Typequick. Since 1982, over 6 million people have learned to type using multi-award-winning Typequick Learn to Type software programs. In Australia alone, over 3,000 schools and 2,000 businesses have used Typequick to teach the vital keyboard skills needed in today’s digital world.

Students who learn to type can expect to perform better on homework assignments and enjoy more leisure time than those who rely on self-taught “hunt and peck” typing techniques. With nearly 3 decades of experience, Typequick is the proven way to learn to type.

With NAPLAN going online, it is now even more important that students prioritise their learning of good touch typing skills. Typequick Learn to type software can give students the advantage they need to realise their academic potential.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to touch type using the home keys
  • How to touch type in an ergonomic way

Course Outcomes:

  • Learn to type with speed, accuracy and confidence
  • Type without looking at your keyboard
  • Use the correct fingers and return them to the home keys
  • Practice good posture for typing to avoid strains
  • Students learn the importance of taking a regular break from screen time
  • Provide students with resources to further their practice at completion of the course

What to bring:

  • Headphones are provided or bring your own from home
  • Water
  • for holiday classes bring a small snack

About the tutor:

'The tutor has been successfully teaching this course at the College for over 15 years to children, adults and adults with disabilities. Jennifer provides a fun learning environment, which engages her students and encourages them to achieve their full learning potential. The advantages to those who can touch type are enormous and a great assest in our tech-reliant world. This tutor is thrilled when she regularly hears of her students, who have gained great results in applying their typing skills so successfully in school, university and the work place.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.