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

  • Junior Science Academy is located at 13 Hadenfeld Ave, Macquarie University
  • Robocamps and JSA Coding classes are located at 9 Wally's Walk, Macquarie University
  • Deaf & Hearing Kids classes are located at the Australian Hearing Hub 16 University Ave., level 3 Recreation Room
  • 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.

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.

April 2019 Junior Science Academy

Monday 15th April - Friday 26th April at 13 Hadenfeld Ave.

Please note that there are several Public Holidays during this period: Friday 19th, Monday 22nd, Thursday 25th April.

Cost: $126.50 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.

Class descriptions

Class timetable

Note: Information on JSA coding classes and enrolment is through the April 2019 Robocamps and JSA Coding Classes system below.

Parking information: A drop off area is available in West 4 near 13 Hadenfeld Avenue. Parents will have time to drop off and pick up children and will not require a permit to be able to park in this area. A map of the parking area is on each ticket.

Enrolment: BOOK NOW

April 2019 Robocamps and JSA Coding Classes

Robocamps and JSA Coding Classes will run from Monday 15th - Thursday 18th and enrolments are open now! 
We would love for you to join us for robotic adventures!

Robocamps are a unique and innovative way to engage children in STEM. Classes are run in conjunction with FIRST Australia and part of the largest robotics for sport organisation in the world. The camps are run professionally with fun and education at the core of each class.

FIRST RoboCamps is an exciting and engaging series of robotics-based robotics activity program. Beginner camps, our RoboCamps utilize LEGO Mindstorms EV3 technology. FIRST RoboCamps will start and guide students on their robotics journey.

JSA Coding classes are practical, hands-on, classes that encourage thinking and doing while exploring robotics and coding concepts. They're fun and give children the opportunity to discover different programming languages and systems to program different things (digital arts or electronics or games).

Cost: $126.50 per day.pull-left

Robocamps and JSA Coding Classes are 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.

NSW Creative Kids Voucher: we are not yet registered as a provider and parents are presently unable to claim these vouchers with the Junior Science Academy.

Class descriptions

Timetable 

Monday 15 AprilTuesday 16 AprilWednesday 17 AprilThursday 18 April

Robocamp years 1-2

This class has the same content as the other Robocamps years 1-2 classes.

Robocamp years 1-2

This class has the same content as the other Robocamps years 1-2 classes.

Robocamp years 1-2

This class has the same content as the other Robocamps years 1-2 classes.

Robocamp years 1-2

This class has the same content as the other Robocamps years 1-2 classes.

Medieval Robocamp years 3-4 day 1

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JSA: Coding with Processing years 4-6JSA: Scratch Me If You Can years 2-3JSA: Programming Electronics with Micro:bit years 5-6JSA: Programming Electronics with Micro:bit years 3-4

Parking information: A drop off area is available in the open South 2 carpark adjacent to Eastern Road. Parents will have time to drop off and pick up children and will not require a permit to be able to park in this area. A map of the parking area is on each ticket.

Robocamps and JSA Coding Classes Enrolment: BOOK NOW

April 2019 Deaf and Hearing Kids

An accessible Junior Science Academy program for deaf or hard of hearing children made possible through support from the Australian Hearing Hub.

Children are introduced to science concepts and skills in a safe and supportive environment. They meet others with similar life experiences and enjoy making new social connections.
Courses teach the concepts through experiments, art, drama, physical activity, craft and other hands-on activities.

Auslan interpreters will be available during teaching times on the classes.

Cost: $126.50 per day.

Parents may be able to claim some or all fees through the NDIS. Speak to your planner.


17 April: Bird Time Lucky (years 2-3)


18 April: Incredible Forces (years 2-3)

Learning experiences include:
Bird features
Bird walk- what can you find?
Bird talk - special guest
Bird beaks and adaptations

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

Drop-off time: 8.30am - 9.30am (free-play, children are supervised)

Classes: 9.30am - 4pm

Pick-up time: 4pm - 5.30pm (free-play, children are supervised)

Location: Level 3 Recreation Room, Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue, Level 3 Recreation Room, Macquarie University, NSW 2109

Deaf and Hearing Kids April 2019 Enrolment: BOOK NOW

Contact

P: 02 9850 1118
M: 0447 520 481 (Junior Science Academy) M: 0417 749 948 (Robocamps, Coding and Deaf and Hearing Kids classes)

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 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. Alternatively and subject to availability, the student may transfer to a different class during the same holiday period.

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