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 to engage in a variety of projects and activities in Art, Design, Drama, Music, Dance, Musical Theatre, Creative Science and our popular ‘Brain Buzz’ program, desiged to gear preschoolers into becoming creative thinkers in preparation for their formative school years.

Bee-School Brochure

Download the current Bee-School brochure for all you need to know about this amazing program! 

Bee-School Newsletter

Download the current Bee-School newsletter and see what our busy bees have been up to, as well as whats coming up. 

Term 3, weeks 1-5 

FAQ’s About Bee-School…

What is the Difference Between
Bee-School & Preschool?

Is the Bee-School DANCE program gender neutral?

What is the Bee-School ‘BRAIN BUZZ’ program all about?

How do we program & teach ART to Bee-Schoolers?

Bee-School Programs

3 – 4 YR OLDS & 4-6 YR OLDS

Bee-School Basics

Morning Session
3 Hrs $48

Our Bee-School Basics program is a great starting point for new students. It gives them creative learning foundations in a half-day morning session, which they can build upon by combining with an afternoon of either ‘Creative Movers’ or ‘Creative Thinkers’ to make a full day of learning.

• Drama
• Snack (15 Mins)
• Music Makers (45 Mins)
• Visual Arts (60 Mins)
• Storytime/Pickup (15 Mins)

Students are grouped into 2 age brackets:
(3 – 4 Yrs) & (4.5 – 6 Yrs)

3 – 4 YR OLDS & 4-6 YR OLDS

Creative Performers

Afternoon Session
3 Hrs $48

Taking Dramatic play to the next level, Creative Performers is a further half day program that focuses on developing confidence and communication skills through performance-based activities. Students in this program will grow talent in dance, movement, singing and acting and participate in a term performance at the Hive to showcase their new skills and talents.

• Musical Theatre (45 Mins)
• Snack (15 Mins)
• Dance (45 Mins)
• Mini-Makers (60 Mins)
• Storytime/Pickup (15 Mins)


Creative Thinkers

Afternoon Session
3 Hrs $48

Creative Thinkers meets you 4-5 year old right where they are at, providing stimulating creative learning opportunities with skill based teaching alongside a holistic approach to school readiness.

• Piano Prep (45 Mins)
• Snack (15 Mins)
• Creative Science (45 Mins)
• Brain Buzz (school readiness program – 45 Mins)
• Storytime/Pickup (15 Mins)

This program is recommended for students 4-6 years

Bee-School Photo Gallery

Download the SchoolStream App to follow your childs day at Bee-School! Our teachers update parents on all tyhe amazing creative learning taking place throughout the day.

Enrolment Information

Bee-School Fees 2021

$48/Half Day

We offer 2 payment options for members: A monthly playment plan (3 equal installments) OR upfront term payment
• Auto-renew enrolment every term
• No cancellations during the term. All cancellations must be submitted in week 9 for the following term. You will be notified via email, text message and the School Stream App as this date approaches
• Your spot is always held for you
• Unlimited makeups
• 10% off holiday workshops for enrolled students.


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.


Covid 19 Plan

Should the Hive be required to close at any time due to COVID 19 restrictions or exposure, the following plan will be implemented:

Bee-school enrolments will be paused until we reopen.  Families will receive credits for each week that Bee-School is closed to the value of 80% of their enrolment fee. 

Credits can be accessed for any classes or workshops at Hive in the future (there is no expiry date) but cannot be exchanged for cash or refunds. 

Ready to Get Started? Here’s How:

Step 1: Choose your session/s

Step 2: Choose your day

Step 3: Check that your child is Bee-School Ready

Step 4: Enrol | Schedule a Trial

Satisfaction Guarantee:

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

*Applies to member enrolments only.


Hive Bee-School Teachers

Melissa Box
Head of Bee-School

Chauntelle O'Brien 
Bee-School Teacher

Gabby Christie
Bee-School Teacher

Lee Seaman
Art Teacher

Charli Walker
Bee-School Assistant

Isy Kefecek
Bee-School Assistant

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Call Us: 1300 03 03 79
8 Frederick Street, Charlestown 2290
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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.