Masterclass School Holiday Programme

The MLC Masterclass initiative strives to provide unique, fun and engaging topics to encourage girls and boys aged eight years and over to discover, or build upon, a genuine interest. Our topics are researched (using children eight years and over) and provide a quality school holiday option reflective of MLC. 

Many of our tutors are MLC teachers who are incredibly passionate and able to easily differentiate their Masterclasses for all skill levels. 

The Masterclass initiative provides the choice of four day 'Mastery' programmes and flexible 'Mix It Up' options to try new things. It operates from 9am-5pm each day.

Join us for lots of summer fun with our next MLC Masterclasses from 16-19 January 2018.  

Once again we provide complete flexibility with our four-day programmes:

  • Robotics Revved Up
    Lego Robotics fans rejoice - finally a Masterclass for those who have basic robotic skills.
  • Songwriters Live with Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe) 
    Kav will use his internationally recognised talents to encourage participants to record an original song.
  • Dance – Monster-mentous moves!
    Be part of true dance innovation, a brand-new version of Frankenstein with Co3 Australia’s professional dancers.

Our Mix it Up Options (one to four days) are:

  • Cooking over the Continents with Brendan Murphy – Chef Explorer. Send your taste buds to Greece, Vietnam, Japan and India.
  • Scintillating Science - Four days of non-stop science predictions, experiments and interpretations - the most fun you can have in a 'lab' coat.
  • Art with Attitude - Let your imagination run wild with these crazily creative days. 

View our brochure and daily mix it up timetable here or make a booking here.

The price varies for each Masterclass depending on materials required. The four-day programmes start at $360 and the Masterclass Mix It Up prices start at $90 per day.

Important Information


We are delighted to have received this tremendous feedback from Masterclass graduates and parents.

"My daughter loves the MLC Masterclass, having asked me to enrol for the next term."

"This was a wonderful course - Liz was warm and patient, and the results and enjoyment were evident. She said she already had enough friends there so she was happy. She said the teacher encouraged those who didn't know people to make friends."

"Noah loved every minute of his masterclass. His sister can't wait to turn eight so she can have a go. Looking forward to the next one."

"I loved this course. I learnt so much. It was challenging but so much fun, I never wanted to go on breaks. I loved that everyone could work at their own pace. We were encouraged to help each other but Mr Dornan was always available to help too."

"It was good. The breaks were aligned with the other classes so all the kids could socialise."

"Really enjoyed the class and our teacher Mr Dornan was great."

"My daughter loves Art Masterclasses, can't wait to attend another one. Thank you."

"Thank you so much. Claire is looking forward to the next MLC Masterclass."

"Steve Dornan did an excellent job with the Cutting edge Coding class, keeping our daughter Jade entirely engaged and buzzing over the learnings - all week. Great technical environment and excellent up front communications kept us parents fully confident that the coding class was well run. Thanks again Cath and Steve."

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost?

The price varies for each Masterclass depending on materials required. The four-day programmes start at $360 and the Masterclass Mix It Up prices start at $90 per day.

Discounts are available for current MLC staff, current parents, future MLC families and Collegians. Please email to find out the promotional code for Trybooking.  

How do I pay?

All registrations are conducted online via Trybooking.

Can I get a refund if my child doesn’t come to the course/misses some of the days?

We will issue a full refund with seven or more days’ notice by email. If your child is unable to attend a course due to an unexpected illness please email you will be entitled to a credit on your account for the days they were unable to attend. This credit can be used on a course in the future. 

Please note it is not our usual policy to give refunds for any cancellation closer than seven days due to the fixed costs already incurred based on student numbers.

How many students participate in each Masterclass?

All classes are capped at 20 students to ensure equitable access to resources. Should enrolment numbers be deemed as unviable, we will advise you in writing and offer a full refund, or credit towards another Masterclass.

Who will be running the course?

Trained teachers and qualified specialists run all of our courses. We also provide an assistant in each course to support student work. All workshop staff have a current police clearance and a working with children check.

What will my child learn?

Each course is designed to have strong educational content, be fun and engaging. Course outcomes are determined and are available from the individual tutor on request.

What do you provide?

We provide all equipment, materials and facilities unless specified, to run the course.

What will my child need to bring?

Please provide your own morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea and a drink for your child/ren. Please note MLC is a nut free environment so we ask you to refrain from packing any nut products.


Please clearly label all items you are required to bring for your course, all other items should be left at home.

What happens at break times?

At break times we involve all MLC Masterclass participants in active play and take advantage of the grounds and equipment at MLC.

What are the drop off and pick up times?

All courses run from 9am to 5pm. On the first morning it is advisable to arrive at 8.30am. Early pick up is available on request.

What is the Check-in Procedure?

Prior to commencing the MLC Masterclass you will receive a welcome letter and College map that details the check in arrangements, however please proceed to the Walter Shepherd Resource Centre on arrival. Check-in is open from 8.30-9am daily. Please bring your child into the Centre with you for sign-in, where a MLC Masterclass representative greet you and your child.

What are the Check-out Procedures?

Please return to the Walter Shepherd Resource Centre at 5pm sharp to sign-out your child(ren). A $20 per half hour charge will be incurred after 5.30pm. If your child(ren) need to leave early, advance notice must be given in writing to the staff at check-in time.

What happens if my child becomes ill at MLC Masterclass?

If your child should become ill while at MLC Masterclass, you will be notified. We do not have a registered nurse on staff; therefore, we will ask you to remove your child from the programme for the day.

What happens in the case of an accident or emergency?

In the case of an emergency or accident involving your child, you will be notified by one of the MLC Masterclass certified First Aid Personnel. Our First Aid Personnel are trained in basic emergency procedures.

What happens to my personal details when I register my child with MLC?

MLC will keep your contact details on file. We will contact you about upcoming MLC Masterclasses and general information about the College. You may opt out of communication on request at registration.


We cannot be responsible for administering your child’s medication. If your child does require medication, the parent/guardian will be required to administer it. Your child is responsible for carrying his/her EpiPen or inhaler with him/her at all times. Your child will show their tutor where it is carried on their person. In the event of an emergency, the MLC Masterclass First Aid Personnel will administer the EpiPen.


Our administration team and specialist tutors are dedicated to delivering a fun-filled learning adventure. We are, however, aware that there may be times when our participants behave uncharacteristically in this new environment. We will make every attempt to ensure any conflicts are resolved and your child(ren) continue with their chosen MLC Masterclass. On occasion, it may be necessary to provide the chance for the child to regroup with some time out away from the activity area. If your child still has difficulty in the situation, you will be notified by way of a telephone call and/or discussion with the tutor at drop-off or pick-up time. If the behaviour persists and conflicts cannot be resolved, or the situation is severe, you will be contacted immediately and the incident(s) may result in suspension or expulsion from the programme.

Who do I contact if I have further questions?

Email our admin team at and we will find you an answer.

Terms and Conditions

As part of the Trybooking process you will be asked to agree to the following terms and conditions to complete your enrolment. We would also appreciate your permission to publish images of your child as per the details below:

  • I agree that information I have provided to Trybooking is correct including the date of birth of my child(red).
  • I confirm that my child(ren) are physically and mentally capable to undertake activities in the chosen MLC Masterclass.
  • I agree not to hold MLC Claremont and/or its employees liable for any personal injuries or accidents arising from participation in any MLC Masterclass unless the organisation is deemed negligent.
  • I agree to allow my child(ren) to watch G or PG rated television documentaries during the programme where relevant.
  • I give MLC permission to publish photographic and video images as per the information below.

Permission to Publish Details

MLC Masterclass requests permission to take/publish images (video or photographic) of your child while she/he is participating in the activity. These images would be used to promote MLC activities in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to internal MLC presentations, online and printed MLC publications, MLC website, MLC social media, and in media, including newspapers. If published, third parties would be able to view the photographs and work.

As part of the Trybooking process you will be asked to tick the permission to publish box. If you tick the box you agree that you understand and agree to the following:

  • Methodist Ladies’ College Masterclass is able to publish images of your child and samples of your child’s work as many times as it requires in the ways mentioned above;
  • Your child’s image may be reproduced either in colour or in black and white; and,
  • Methodist Ladies’ College will not use your child’s image or samples of your child’s work for any purpose other than for the general promotion of the College and its activities.

Any images captured by the College for the above-mentioned purposes will be stored securely.

This consent will remain effective until such time as you advise the school otherwise.