2017 was our first year as a Children’s University site.
Children’s University Australia provides high quality, voluntary educational experiences for children aged between 7 and 14 years, and volunteering opportunities for students aged between 15 and 18 years. Children choose which activities they would like to participate in and collect stamps in their Passport to Learning as they go. They are rewarded for their participation with certificates presented at formal ceremonies held in high profile locations, such as Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide. Children graduate in caps and gowns just like the adults do and celebrate their achievements with friends, family and teachers.
Children’s University Australia provides quality assured activities outside of the school curriculum to address the needs of the whole child and most of all they are fun, opening the eyes of children to different activities and careers they had never even heard of. It is about developing a hunger for and love of learning, building confidence and fostering aspirations in all children. Children’s University Australia provides a great opportunity to support your child to succeed and achieve in their education and to celebrate with them at graduations.
We offer a range of Children’s University opportunities during play times. These can be offered by senior students, staff, approved organisations or parent volunteers. Some of the CU Clubs we have run have included: Gardening Club, Chess Club, Knitting Club, Science Club, Theatre Sports, Dance Club, Sports Club and Craft Club.
Children’s University is open to all students in year 2 – 7.
Further information about Children’s University can be found at: childrensuniversity.com.au
FCS Graduates 2017
We offer a Chess Club once per week on a Wednesday during playtimes. This is operated by Chess Life an approved Children’s University provider. There is a small cost for families to participate.
Chesslife’s Vision is to create a chess community and culture that enriches lives around Australia.
Chesslife are Australia’s leading chess educational provider; teaching young and old how to learn and grow through the game of chess. They coach using the Dutch Step-by-Step method and are Australia’s exclusive provider of Thinkers Publishing chess books.
Further information about Chess can be found at: www.chesslife.com.au