School Lessons

Online Lessons Available

Below you’ll find a list of upcoming ‘In Person’ chess lessons for school students. Alternatively, we also have online options available for students unable to attend their local school lessons.

Online Lessons

North Brisbane


South Brisbane


East Brisbane


West Brisbane


Sunshine Coast


Gold Coast

Why Chess for Children

The benefits of chess for children is well-documented. Children who play chess have been shown to outperform their peers in English and Maths, and to have better-developed social skills. Imagine if your child could enjoy the same benefits!

Chess Mates runs chess classes in schools across Brisbane and south-east Queensland for children up to 10 years of age.Younger students are taught piece development through stories, while older students are taught more complex ideas, such as opening moves, tactics, and planning in a fun environment where teamwork is encouraged.

For older students, your child’s chess class begins with an interactive lesson using hanging a demonstration board, or, if the school has smart boards, an electronic chessboard.Your child then has the opportunity to put these new strategies into practice by playing chess games with their peers, and receiving personal feedback from their teacher.

Your child will also work on puzzles and different class exercise to help develop their:

  • Concentration
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork

We invite every student to experience a trial chess class. To register your child or enrol in our school chess program, email, or call 1300 CHESS MATES (1300 243 776) today.

(You may also be interested in our weekend chess classes for children or one-on-one chess tuition.)

Enhance reading memory language and mathematical abilities

Enhance reading, memory, language, and mathematical abilities.

Foster critical, creative, and original thinking.

Strengthen problem solving skills, teaching how to make difficult and abstract decisions independently.