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
  • From 8-19 July, Robocamps classes are located at 29 Wally's Walk, Macquarie University
  • 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.

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.

Bookings for July 2019

Bookings

Join us in the July school holidays! We will be running for 3 weeks to include both public and independent school holidays. Please see the dates below:

Monday 1st July - Friday 5 July:

Independent schools only are on holidays this week.
A mixture of both science classes and Robocamps. Location is 13 Hadenfeld Avenue.

Monday 8th - Friday 12th July:

Robocamps classes will be held at 29 Wally's Walk. JSA science classes will be held at 13 Hadenfeld Avenue.

Monday 15th - Friday 19th July:

Robocamps classes will be held at 29 Wally's Walk. JSA science classes will be held at 13 Hadenfeld Avenue.

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. Parents may use a Creative Kids voucher towards costs of some Robocamps classes (see information below).

Class descriptions (38 classes/16 pages)

Class timetable (3 weeks/ 3 pages)

Bookings

Creative Kids Vouchers

The Junior Science Academy is now registered for Creative Kids vouchers! Every year, the NSW government will issue a $100 voucher for parents to use on activities for their children through Service NSW. Our Robocamps and Coding classes have been verified by this service, so you are welcome to use them when booking those classes.

How to use a Creative Kids Voucher when booking at JSA:

1. Select a 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.
2. You will also notice a code in the description of this class. This code is only valid for that class. Write this code down and use it at the check out to reduce the total payable.
3. Send a copy of your voucher to juniorscience@mq.edu.au. Once verified by our team, your booking will be complete.

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. You need to have the voucher in your possession and be able to send it to our email immediately after you have booked, for your booking to be confirmed.
  • Your booking will not be 100% confirmed until we have received an email of your Creative Kids Voucher. If you cannot provide us with the voucher, the Junior Science Academy reserves the right to cancel your booking and refund the rest of your ticket ($26.00).
  • 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.

Parking Information

There will be two locations for JSA in the July school holidays. The location of your class will depend on the date and whether you are booking for a JSA science class or a Robocamp class.

Dates/Locations:

Monday 1st July - Friday 5 July: Independent schools only are on holidays this week.
A mixture of both JSA science classes and Robocamps. Location is 13 Hadenfeld Avenue

Monday 8th - Friday 12th July:
Robocamps classes will be held at 29 Wally's Walk. JSA science classes will be held at 13 Hadenfeld Avenue.

Monday 15th - Friday 19th July:
Robocamps classes will be held at 29 Wally's Walk. JSA science classes will be held at 13 Hadenfeld Avenue.

Where to park:

13 Hadenfeld Avenue: 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. Park in spaces indicated by signage for Junior Science Academy.

29 Wally's Walk: A drop off area is available in West 3. Parents will have time to drop off and pick up children and will not require a permit to be able to park in these areas. Park in spaces indicated by signage for Junior Science Academy.

Please see our Campus Map for more information on where to park.

October 2019 school holiday science classes in your workplace

Take the work out of school holidays with fun science classes in your workplace this October

School holidays can be a challenging time for parents who need to take time off work to care for their kids – and for employers who find themselves missing staff when they need them most.

At Macquarie University, we know that creating a family-friendly workplace is good for business and good for families, so we’re taking our popular Junior Science Academy classes on the road and into workplaces in North Ryde and Macquarie Park.

It’s all about helping our local businesses show their support for working parents these holidays, while giving kids a fun and educational alternative to screen time.

SCIENCE CLASSES IN YOUR WORKPLACE

We're bringing our popular sciences classes to you, with a range of fun, hands-on science classes for primary school-aged kids (from kindergarten to Year 6) available – think bubbles, space, Martians, explosions, medieval challenges, rocks and more!

You choose a class that aligns with the science or technology interests of your business, or one that appeals to your staff and their children. Co-located businesses can partner to hold classes in a common area.

Two teachers and all teaching and safety equipment are provided for each class.

WHEN

During the October school holidays, from Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October 2019 (Monday 7 October is a public holiday in New South Wales).

More information

Contact

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

E: juniorscience@mq.edu.au

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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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