Junior Science Academy

Junior Science Academy

Junior Science Academy

Blast off into the world of science in a fun, safe environment.

Is your child ready to experiment, ask questions, wonder, investigate and - maybe - get a little messy? They'll do all this and more as they explore science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) concepts through fun, hands-on activities.

At the Macquarie Junior Science Academy, pre- and primary-school age children can explore the world in a new light through engaging and interactive experiences. Think space, dinosaurs, explosions, medicine, rocks and more!

Developed by experts and delivered by experienced teachers, the program is aligned with the NSW Science and Technology Syllabus and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Classes are relevant and age-appropriate, including smaller classes for younger children, and more challenging content for older ones.

Times & Location

  • Currently located at 13 Hadenfeld Ave, Macquarie University
  • Parent drop off time is 8:30am-9:30am and pick up is 4:30pm-5:30pm.
  • Please note for younger age groups (K-1), classes finish at 4.00pm and parents are welcome to pick their children up anytime between 4.00pm-5:30pm.

What to bring

  • Lunch and morning tea, afternoon tea, water bottle.
  • Children are to wear comfortable clothes with closed in shoes.
  • Children are provided with a Junior Science Academy hat as they will be involved in outdoor play and walking around Campus. Please apply sunscreen to children prior to arrival for their protection during outdoor play.

DECEMBER 2018 PROGRAM

Our December program will run from Monday 17th December - Friday 21st December and at 13 Hadenfeld Ave.

Cost: $122 per day.

The Junior Science Academy is not registered for the Child Care Subsidy and no rebates are available. Families often choose to do just a few classes each holiday period to manage costs as classes are repeated.

December 17 - 21 Class descriptions

December 17 - 21 Timetable

December Parking Permit

December 17 - 21 Enrolment: BOOK NOW

JANUARY 2019 PROGRAM

Our January program will run from Monday 7th - Friday 25th and enrolments are open now! 
Located again at 13 Hadenfeld Ave, we would love for you to join us for 3 weeks of science fun!

2018 or 2019 year group?

Please choose classes for January 2019 based on the child's 2019 year group.

Parents of children going into Kindergarten in 2019

We have limited the number of classes available for children going into Kindergarten in 2019 in the January holiday period. As these children have not yet experience formal schooling we have found that they often struggle with the structure of the Junior Science Academy classes. By April, we expect that the children will be ready to cope with behavioural and learning expectations and we will put on a significant number of classes for these children then.

Price

Our classes are $126.50 per child per day in 2019. The 2018 fee was reluctantly increased due to rising staff costs within the University.

The Junior Science Academy is not registered for the Child Care Subsidy and no rebates are available. Families often choose to do just a few classes each holiday period to manage costs as classes are repeated.

January 2019 Class descriptions

January 2019 Timetable

January Parking Permit

January 2019 Enrolment: BOOK NOW

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids January 2019 

An accessible Junior Science Academy program for deaf or hard of hearing children.

Supported by all member organisations in the Australian Hearing Hub.

Enrolment: BOOK NOW

Wednesday 9 January: Incredible Forces years 2-3

Learning experiences include:

  • Balloon rockets
  • Egg-citing science
  • Push and pull dance
  • Magnetic forces
  • Make a bridge that can withstand strong push forces

Thursday 10 January: Bird Time Lucky years 2-3

Learning experiences include:

  • Bird features
  • Bird walk- what can you find?
  • Bird talk - special guest
  • Attract a partner: design a dance to "attract" others!
  • Bird beaks and adaptations

Price

Our classes are $126.50 per child per day in 2019. Parents may be able to claim some or all fees through the NDIS. Speak to your provider. Children can be enrolled in one or both days, there is no requirement that they attend both days.

Location

Hearing Kids classes are located within the Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University.

Contact

P: 02 9850 1118
M: 0447 520 481
E: juniorscience@mq.edu.au

Cancellation Policy:

50% refund of ticket prices is payable for cancellation by the Parent/Guardian if more than 24 hours notice (ie before 9:30am the working day prior) is provided. Alternatively and subject to availability, the student may transfer to a different class during the same holiday period.

No refunds are payable for cancellation by the Parent/Guardian if less than 24 hours notice (ie from 9:30am the working day prior) is provided. Alternatively and subject to availability, the student may transfer to a different class during the same holiday period.

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    Incursions and clubs

    Our incursions to schools, early education and care centres, and Vacation Care programs are packed full of experiments and activities.

  • Pathway program fees

    Child Safe environments

    Your child’s safety is of paramount importance. All of our staff have valid Working With Children Checks.

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