Children’s University Australia aims to provide high quality out of school hours activities to children, engaging in the wider community as learning partners in this process. An important principle of The Children’s University is that participation is voluntary and it is intentionally something other than school. Activities must take place outside the normal school day during lunch, after school, weekends and holidays.
In partnership with The University of Adelaide, we aim to raise aspirations and develop a love of learning by issuing students involved in Children’s University with a ‘Passport to Learning’ which records their individual learning journey. After 30 hours or more of learning from a range of sources, the children are rewarded for their participation with certificates at a graduation ceremony to be held at the University of Adelaide.