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.

January and December Program now open for Booking!

Bookings for December 2019

Monday 16 December - Friday 20 December **

** IMPORTANT !! PLEASE NOTE: Please check your child's school dates carefully before booking.

Public Schools are student free days on the 19th and 20th December ONLY.

Many Independent schools break earlier and so additional days have been offered for 16th-18th December for Independent/Catholic Schools. Children are welcome to book in any day they are available, but please check school dates with your child's school to ensure they are off.

Junior Science Academy

RoboCamps, Robotics & Coding

Tuesday 17 December - Friday 20 December

  • Robocamps, Robotics & Coding will be held at Macquarie University at 9WW and 6EaR.
  • RoboCamps classes will be held at 9 Wally's Walk (E6A)
  • Robotics and Coding Classes will be held at 6 Eastern Road (E4B)
  • December Timetable and Class Descriptions - RoboCamps, Robotics and Coding
  • Cost is $126.50 per day. Parents may use a Creative Kids voucher towards costs of Robocamps, Robotics and Coding classes (see information below).
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Bookings for January 2020

Monday 6 January - Friday 24 January

  • 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
  • Complete January Timetable and Class Descriptions
  • 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. Families often choose to do just a few classes each holiday period to manage costs as classes are repeated. Our RoboCamp, Robotics and Coding Classes are eligible for Creative Kids Vouchers. Please see the Creative Kids Tab for more information.
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  • 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.

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. 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.

How to use a 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. Once verified by our team, you will receive a $100 refund.


  • 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.

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.

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.


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

M: 0447 520 481

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.

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