Catholic Education South Australia

Children's University

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Children's University Australia

Our students have the opportunity to be involved in an exciting new program: ‘Children’s University Australia’.  

Children’s University Australia aims to provide high quality out of school hours activities to children, engaging the wider community as learning partners in this process. An important principle of The Children’s University is that participation is voluntary and it is intentionally something other than school. Activities must take place outside the normal school day during lunch, after school, weekends and holidays.

In partnership with The University of Adelaide, we aim to raise aspirations and develop a love of learning by issuing students involved in Children’s University with a ‘Passport to Learning’ which records their individual learning journey. After 30 hours of learning, the children are rewarded for their participation with certificates at a graduation ceremony to be held at the University of Adelaide. 

Students are enrolled in Children’s University when they receive their Passport to Learning. Children’s University is not compulsory. The activities are all voluntary and the children choose what to do and when, and the learning always has a link to something they could do at a ‘grown up’ university.


There are two types of Learning Destinations that can potentially be ‘validated’ activities. The first are ‘restricted activities’ available for the school site you attend and therefore not open to the general public.

The second are places and organisations to which children can ‘travel’ with their passport to learning, after school, on weekends and during school holidays.

For further information you can visit the Children’s University website:

http://childrensuniversity.com.au

We are very excited to be involved in such a fantastic learning opportunity for our students.

School Site Activities
Cluster Enrichment Extension Activities Years 5-7
Peer Mediation
Early Years Lunch Club
Art & Craft Club - Year 1
Active After Schools Sports Coaching Program
JaM Team (Justice & Ministry
School Assembly Group
SRC
Festival Choir
Sustainability Group
Parent organised School Sports Teams

 

Public Learning Destinations

The University of Adelaide Adelaide Arcade Adelaide bite Adelaide Botanic Garden Adelaide City Council
Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide Sword Academy Asthma SA   Australian Symphony Orchestra Baseball SA
Bright Sparks Science Club   Campbell Town Library   Cancer Council Youth Ambassador Project Carclew Chesslife
City of Salisbury City of Tea Tree Gully Elite Academy of Dance Gaza Sports and Community Club Generation Dance
Honk! Pop-up Play Hills Volunteering   Katherine Trevilyan Music School Kilburn Community Centre Little Picassos  
Living Kaurna Cultural Centre   Marion City Council   Marion Cultural Centre Library   Mobile Science Education National Railway Museum  
Nunkuwarrin Yunti OPAL Playford Red Cross   Parents Say… Magazine Playford City Council Port Adelaide Enfield Library Service
Port Augusta Public Library Royal South Australian Society of Arts   Rundle Mall Management   SA Aviation Museum   SA Maritime Museum  
SA Water   SA Writers Centre Salisbury Library Services   SciWorld   State Swim  
The Migration Museum Tammy’s Dance Studio   Tandanya   The Adelaide Zoo   The Art Gallery of South Australia  
The South Australian Museum Two Rivers Basketball Association Upside Down Circus   Young Adelaide Voices Unley Civic Library