Hives Bee-School program is really something unique in terms of early childhood education. With a primary focus on the creative arts, it’s our aim to nurture creative thinking and develop talent in Art, Musicianship and Performance.

We offer half-day programs for children aged 3-6 yrs at our Newcastle studio, to engage in a variety of projects and activities in Art, Drama, Music, Dance, Musical Theatre, Creative Science, Sensory Play and our popular ‘Brain Buzz’ program, desiged to gear preschoolers into becoming creative thinkers in preparation for their formative school years.

Half Day Sessions

Full Day Sessions

Half Day Bee-School Sessions

3 – 5 Yr Olds

Creative Foundations

Morning Only Session
3 Hrs $52

Mon, Tues, Wed | 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
(Drop-off from 8.45 am)

Fri | 8:45 am – 11:45 am
(Drop-off from 8.30 am)

Our Bee-School ‘Creative Foundations’ program teaches the basic creative skills in Art, Drama & Music. This half-day morning session is our premium program for preschool age students, which offers a holistic approach to learning through the creative arts, alongside skill and talent formation. Students are divided into age groups (3-4 yrs) and (4-5 yrs) so we can provide age appropriate content and activities with our older students incorporating significantly more school readiness skills within their session.

This is a drop-off/pick-up session, suitable for for students 3-5 years and students are required to be toilet trained.

• Drama (45 mins)
• Snack (15 Mins)
• Music (45 Mins)
• Visual Arts (45 Mins)
• Storytime/Pickup (15 Mins)

WANT MORE? Book into a full day Bee-School session

Full Day Bee-School Sessions

3 – 5 YR OLDS

Creative Explorations

Afternoon Session
3 Hrs $52

Fri | 12:15 am – 3.15 pm (Drop off from 12:00pm)

Our half-day ‘Creative Explorations’ session is slightly shorter than the morning, with a more experimental approach to creative learning. Students will engage in expressive movement and song through Dance and Musical Theatre, imaginative play through sensory stations and small world play, plus experimentation in a hands-on creative science class! Our ‘Creative Explorations’ session is drop-off/pick-up, suitable for students 3-5 years. As this is a shorter session, students do not need to be fully tiolet trained, but must wear a nappy for the duration if they are not confident in toileting.

Format for 3-5 yr olds:
• Performing Arts (Musical Theatre, Dance) (45 mins)
• Sensory & Imaginary Play (45 mins)
• Snack (15 Mins)
• Science (30 min)

Total: 3 hrs

WANT MORE? Combine the ‘Creative Explorations’ Afternoon program with a morning of  ‘Creative Foundations’ to extend your child’s creative learning experience.

Enrolment Information

Bee-School Fees 2023

$49/Half Day


(both options are pro-rated where a new enrolment begins after the term start date)

OPTION 1: Term Fees Upfront: 

  • $490 per 10 week term

OPTION 2: Term Fee Repayment plan:

  • 1st payment due at time of enrolment or re-enrolment for term upcoming: $200
  • 2nd payment due on the following month on the 1st $200
  • 3rd payment due on the following month on the 1st $90

Enrolment Information for Term Upfront enrolments:

  • Please choose your class enrolment carefully. Once you enrol, you are committing to the full or remaining term of classes.
  • No cancellations are accepted during the current term after you have enrolled.
  • Refund Policy: Refunds in the form of money back to you, credit towards your fees for the same child or a different child ARE NOT given for change of mind or change of circumstances or for any other reason, with the exception of any provisions under the ACCC.
  • Makeups can be booked via the client portal where your absence has been notified by 8am on the day of your class.
  • Enrolments Auto-renew every term in order to keep your spot in the same class. Your enrolment will auto-enrol in week 8 of the term for the following term and your card will be debited in week 9 for the next terms fees.  Prior to this occurring you will receive 2 text and email alerts. Should you wish to change or cancel your next term’s enrolment you can do so from the client portal

Bee-School Uniform: New students must purchase a Hive Bee-School uniform to wear class each week. These can be purchased using the HIVE STORE.



Hive Bee-School Teachers

Melissa Box
Head of Bee-School

Rebecca Hrobat
Bee-School Teacher

Gabby Christie
Drama Teacher

Lee Seaman
Art Teacher

Charli Walker
Music Teacher

Eloise Sheean
Music Teacher

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Call Us: 1300 03 03 79

8 Frederick Street, Charlestown, NSW 2290, Australia

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Is your child Bee-School Ready?

Bee-School is a series of learning classes with a set start time and finish time. We are not a childcare facility, and accordingly, we do need children to be “Bee-School Ready” in order to commence enrolment. 

Toilet Training

Children need to be fully toilet trained and able to use the toilet independently without assistance. During a Bee-School session children will be invited to use the bathroom every hour between sessions. Children can also use the bathroom at any stage during a class.

There are various stages of toilet training, and children having the odd accident is fine.  Children who are still in the process of training - for example, needing to be lifted onto a toilet, having assistance to undress and dress, needing to go to the toilet every 20-30 minutes, are not yet ready to attend Bee-School. 

Arriving on time: 

Bee-School is a series of learning classes with a set start time and finish time. To avoid disruption to classes, we do ask parents to ensure they arrive on time for each session.


Food - in a packed lunch box

  • Please adhere to the guidelines below for foods to pack and to avoid:
  • - Crackers and fruit or vegie sticks for morning tea.
  • - Sandwich or crackers, cheese for lunch.
  • - No spillable food (eg yoghurt, spaghetti).
  • - No food that requires teacher assistance. Must be quick and easy for your child to eat.
  • - No lollies, chocolate or sugary foods.


Drink – one water bottle, clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Small bag/backpack - containing a change of clothes and underwear, plastic bags in the event of soiled clothing. All clothing items labelled with your child’s name.

Hive Member Enrolments:

If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your remaining tuition fees and cancel your enrolment.

Please note:

1st month period applies for 30 days starting on the date of your first class

Satisfaction guarantee applies to:

  • Members who are NEW to Hive
  • NEW enrolments in Bee-School (for new and existing Hive clients)

Alternatively: you can CHANGE your enrolment to any other Hive class / program if you are unsatisfied, with no notice period.