The Children's University Program utilises local educational and learning activity providers (including museums, sports clubs, galleries, social clubs, etc) and has a strong emphasis on experience as a learning tool, acknowledging the value of the range of different learning experiences and environments in which children engage.
All learning activities must have a link in some way to a university course. For example - football club = sports engineering, physiotherapy, management, teaching, sciences etc.
Each child is issued with a Passport to Learning in which the hours of each validated activity are recorded. Once they have reached the required number of hours, children will graduate from the Children's University. Certificates are presented at graduation ceremonies held in high profile locations.
St Joseph’s School proudly engages with Children's University Adelaide which is managed by the University of Adelaide. The opportunity is currently open to students in Years 5 – 7.
For children to develop resilience, optimism and confidence, the opportunity for self-directed learning beyond the classroom is key. Children's University Adelaide fosters wellbeing by promoting 'free range learning', encouraging children to try out new activities, discover new passions, visit new places and above all, have fun!
For further information about the Children's University Program, please click this link.