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.

Contact

Please note that our Coordinators work Monday-Thursday only during the school term and will endeavour to respond to your enquiries within 24hrs on these days. Email is the best way to contact us.

E: juniorscience@mq.edu.au

P: 02 9850 1118

Junior Science Academy Mobile: 0447 520 481 (during program times only: 6-24 Jan)

RoboCamp Mobile: 0448 172 163 (during program times only: 13-17Jan)

Waiting list: if the class you would like to enrol in is full, email your contact details and the class name and date and we will put you on the waiting list.

January 2020 Program - Places still available!

Bookings for January

Important Note on Booking Confirmation dates:

We are having some technical problems with our booking confirmation system sending out the date of the 6th January for every ticket. We apologise for the confusion this is causing and we are working on resolving this issue ASAP. Please ignore the date of the 6th Jan as this is the start date of our January program, not the course date you have booked. Your booked class will list the date it is on in the title of the course next to Ticket Type on your tickets. Or refer to the timetable on the website to confirm the date.

January Program runs: Monday 6 January - Friday 24 January

  • Complete January Timetable and Class Descriptions
  • Location - Junior Science Academy and RoboCamp classes will be held at Macquarie University at 13 Hadenfeld Avenue, except for Week 2 RoboCamps which will be at 9 Wallys Walk - see timetable link for more information
  • Cost is $126.50 per day. Please note the Junior Science Academy is not registered for the Child Care Subsidy and no rebates are available. Creative Kids Vouchers are only accepted for select classes due to Service NSW criteria. Eligible classes are indicated on the booking page, they include RoboCamp, Robotics and several Coding Classes. Please see the Creative Kids Tab for more information.
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Times

  • Parent drop off time is 8:30am-9:30am and pick up time 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.

Lunch orders 6 - 24 January 

Bookings: By 10am two business days prior to the date you want the lunch order. For example, if you are wanting to order lunch for your child for January 6th, orders need to be sent by 10am on Thursday January 2nd.

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Menu: There are gluten and dairy free options and three different price points.  The food will be delivered to our program around 9:30-10am on the day, and educators will store it safely and give it to children at lunch time.

Refunds: Only if the food order cancellation is made in writing before 10am two business days prior to the date you have booked the lunch order.

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 at either the Junior Science Academy or Robocamps.

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.

Creative Kids Vouchers

The Junior Science Academy is now registered for Creative Kids vouchers for selected classes! Every year, the NSW government will issue a $100 voucher for parents to use on activities for their children through Service NSW. Not all of our classes are eligible but our Robocamps and Coding classes have been verified by Service NSW, so you are welcome to use your vouchers for them when booking those classes. Please be aware that our standard Science Classes are NOT eligible for these vouchers; only Robocamp, Robotics and other coding related classes - as indicated on the class description and on the booking page.

How to redeem your Creative Kids Voucher when booking a RoboCamps, Robotics or Coding class:

1. Apply for a Creative Kids voucher through Service NSW.

2. Select a RoboCamp, Robotics or Coding class through our booking link. Eligible classes will state in the class description that the Creative Kids Voucher may be used for the class.

3. Pay the full amount payable.

4. Send a copy of your Creative Kids voucher to juniorscience@mq.edu.au, including the booking name. Once verified by our team, you will receive a $100 refund.

PLEASE NOTE: Vouchers will be processed in bulk at regular intervals. The next date for processing will be 24th January 2020. Please ensure you have provided the correct birthdate of your child in the booking form to ensure we can redeem the voucher.

Reminders:

  • You will only receive one Creative Kids Voucher valued at $100 for each child, per year. This means that you can only use a Creative Kids Voucher code once a year for each child.
  • All cancellations are subject to our Cancellation Policy. Please see this below. Wherever possible we will assist in transferring your booking to another class in the same school holiday period, however this is subject to availability and whether the voucher may be used for that class.

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. We will have sunscreen available for your use at sign in.

Child Safe Commitment Statement

Campus Life is committed to the safety, well-being and empowerment of all children and young people engaging in our programs and to protect them from foreseeable harm.

Campus Life treats all allegations and complaints about the safety and wellbeing of children seriously and is committed to ensuring that its staff, volunteers and contractors understand the legal obligations to report child abuse and neglect to government authorities. Every Campus Life employee has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays, individually and collectively, to ensure that the well-being and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do.

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