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 and JSA Coding 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.

July 2019 Junior Science Academy

Monday 1 July - Friday 5 July: location is 13 Hadenfeld Avenue (Independent schools only are on holidays this week).

Monday 8 - Friday 12 July: Robocamps and JSA Coding classes are at 29 Wally's Walk. JSA science classes are at 13 Hadenfeld Avenue.

Monday 15 - Friday 19 July: Robocamps and JSA Coding classes are at 29 Wally's Walk. JSA science classes are 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.

Class descriptions (coming soon)

Class timetable (coming soon)

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

Parking information: A map of the parking areas is on each ticket.

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.

29 Wally's Walk: A drop off area is available in West 3 and West 5. 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.

Enrolment: BOOK NOW

July 2019 Robocamps and JSA Coding Classes

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

NSW Creative Kids Voucher: we are now registered as a provider and parents may claim these vouchers with the Junior Science Academy for any Robocamps or Coding classes. 

Robocamps and JSA Coding Classes are not registered for the Child Care Subsidy. Families often choose to do just a few classes each holiday period to manage costs as classes are repeated.

Class descriptions (coming soon)

Timetable 

Parking information: A map of the parking areas is on each ticket.

1-5 July only at 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.

8-19 July at 29 Wally's Walk: A drop off area is available in West 3 and West 5. 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.

Robocamps and JSA Coding Classes Enrolment: BOOK NOW

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

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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