Children's University

Children's University

We are pleased to announce that we will continue to be a part of the Children’s University (CU), and our Year 2 to 6 students are invited to participate.

The Children’s University offers learning opportunities to students. It aims to engage students in non-formal learning, help children develop self-efficacy and confidence, and build aspirations by promoting education outside school hours and linking them to subjects that can be studied at university. It is designed to be a pathway to university study in later years. Parent support for your child is essential.

How It Works

Students engage in Learning Activities either run out of hours by the school (lunchtimes) or by recognised local venues, and are signed off for the amount of time they participate in these activities. Some examples of types of Learning Activities could be participating in local sports, dance, Scouts or similar clubs. Validation of up to a maximum of 10 hours per year.

Children’s University works in partnership with other Learning Destinations such as zoos, art galleries, libraries, local councils and museums, all of whom can validate hours if a child visits with family.

Each student is issued with a Passport to Learning in which the hours of each validated activity are recorded. Once they have reached the required hours, children will graduate from CU. Certificates are presented at graduation ceremonies held at Adelaide University late in the year.


CU charges an annual fee of $16.50 per student, which includes the Passport to Learning. To enrol, parents will need to fill out an enrolment form (available from the Front Office) and pay $16.50 to the Front Office by week three, term 1. No late forms will be accepted as the school needs to send confirmed numbers and payment to the CU so students can begin their journey. If families enrol early and finalise payment by week seven, term 4, they will receive the passport in time to collect hours over the summer break.


Parents may be interested in becoming a “parent contact” for the school community, please indicate this in writing and hand the note in to the Resource Centre.

For more information, please look at the website: or come and speak to someone in the Resource Centre.