Experience the exciting world of Children’s University Australasia & Africa (IO)

Children’s University Australasia & Africa (IO) (Children’s University) provides you with exciting, free-range learning activities outside your day-to-day schoolwork, whether that be before school, lunch time, after school, or in the school holidays. The best part about Children’s University is that it’s voluntary, so you get to choose what activities you would like to do, where, when and how you would like to do them. The things you learn about will always be able to be connected to something that you could study at a university once you finish high school.

Children’s University Learning Destinations (the fun places you go to learn fun things) all have a Children’s University Learning Destination sticker in the window. Take your Passport to Learning with you, and once you have participated in the activity, get a stamp for the time you spent learning. The more activities you do, the more hours and stamps you will get in your Passport to Learning, and the closer you will be to graduating.

Once you have collected enough hours, you will graduate in an iconic location where you will be presented with your certificate at a special ceremony, all dressed up in a cap and gown, just like the older university students.

Benefits for Participants

Children’s University learning focuses on the skills and attributes that learners need to develop in order to thrive in the real world – these are an integral part of any validated Children’s University learning activity.

Providing stimulating activities in a real world setting to develop key skills.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Providing varied learning opportunities in a diverse, and often unexpected, range of settings to develop agile minds.

Agility and Adaptability

Nationally and internationally focused activities broaden participants’ horizons.

Empathy and Global Stewardship

Voluntary activities engage participants in a way that is personal to them.

Resilience, Grit and Self-Regulation

Enriching activities that build on participants’ innate sense of wonder.

Curiosity, Imagination and Creativity

Activities that inspire today’s participants to become tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.

Initiative, Innovation and Entrepreneurism

Encouraging the development of communication skills beyond the classroom environment.

Effective Oral and Written Communication

Using today’s activities to build bright future opportunities.

Hope, Optimism and Vision

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