Children's University

Benefits for schools.
This is why you, a school, should get involved in this.

Benefits for schools.
This is why you, a school, should get involved in this.

Children’s University Australasia provides extra-curricular learning opportunities to children aged between 7 and 14 years old, and volunteer opportunities to 15-18 year olds, aiming to engage children in learning in its broadest sense whilst developing confidence and aspirations.

Restricted Learning Destinations (or school clubs) offer teachers and students the opportunity to explore areas of joint interest. Clubs can run for a short time, maybe only a couple of sessions, or throughout the whole school year. Some clubs may only run for half an hour each session, whereas some may last longer – it is up to the schools and students to decide what best suits their needs. These decisions make Children’s University provision in each school very individual, and a true reflection of the character of that venue.

For CUA students aged 15 – 18, hours accumulated through volunteering can be recorded in a Passport to Volunteering and can contribute to the community service component of the Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA) if reported to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, by the school, before the Year 12 achievement date deadline.

An evaluation of Children’s University UK was conducted in 2013 by Professor John MacBeath of the University of Cambridge, noted 10 measures of success for Children’s University participants, termed ‘The Ten A’s’. They are:

  • Attendance
  • Attainment
  • Achievement
  • Attitudes
  • Adventure
  • Awards
  • Agency
  • Aspiration
  • Adaptability
  • Advocacy

If you would like more information, either on the evaluation or on how your school can get involved, please fill in the register form and we’ll get in touch.