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Congratulations Emeritus Professor James A McWha AO

Emeritus Professor James A McWha AO and Patron Children’s University Australia received another accolade in an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Adelaide on Thursday 4 May 2017. Congratulations!

Pictured with his wife Lindsay McWha, and Jill Miller (Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Adelaide).

Honorary Doctorate - Professor McWha

ABC Adelaide + CUA

Thank you to the team at ABC Adelaide for this great story! Apologies to our CU Tasmania members, the ABC did mention CU Tasmania in the online article which can be viewed here

Autumn Holiday Challenge

Are you looking for some activities you can do from the comfort of your own home these school holidays?

Why not download and complete the CUA Autumn Challenge 2017? Make sure you take evidence of your work to your in school CUA Coordinator when you return back to school to receive your stamp and up to 5 hours in your passport.

Raffle Announcement

Children’s University Adelaide raffle was drawn at 4.00pm on Thursday 1 December and all prize winners were notified at that time.

Congratulations to our prize winners and thank you to all ticket buyers for their support.

1st PRIZE WINNER
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2nd PRIZE WINNER
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CU @ Open State

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CU @ Open State is part of Open State, a program of events focused around the central themes of innovation, engagement and future democracy from 18th- 26th October 2016. Please see the Open State website here for more details.  link:

As part of CU @ Open State groups of children have be paired with venues to develop 30 year plans.

During Term 3, 150 children have been preparing and will present their final plans to an Executive panel from venues along North Terrace.  As part of their research children were visited by a variety of staff and supported in, understanding levels of government and the impacts of business. CU @ Open State provides the opportunity for children to be connected to Executive staff and gain insight into decision-making. The Department of Premier and Cabinet has supported Children’s University Adelaide to engage with category 1-3 schools from northern Adelaide for CU @ Open State. Partnering schools and venues are:

  • Art Gallery of South Australia paired with Horizon Christian School
  • South Australian Museum paired with Swallowcliffe Primary School
  • Zoos SA paired with Mark Oliphant College
  • Singapore Airlines- South Australia paired with Wandana Primary School
  • State Library of South Australia paired with Salisbury North Primary School
  • History SA paired with Swallowcliffe Primary School
  • Migration Museum paired with Swallowcliffe Primary School
  • Adelaide Symphony Orchestra paired with Lake Windemere Primary School
  • University of Adelaide paired with Hope Christian College

Coinciding with the event there has also been a number of executive government positions that children could apply for. Successful applicant will be taking over on Friday 21st October. Look out for our new Co- South Australian Mental Health Commissioner, Co- Chief Executive of DPC and Co- Premier!

Children’s University Adelaide also has a public event as part of the Open State program that we would like to invite you to, this is an opportunity for adults to see students in action. CU @ Open State is inviting the public to come along and listen to children ask their questions to an expert panel and respond to the discussion theme:

“What are the characteristics of a great leader? How do you think technology may impact leadership in 30 years?”

The Q & A is being held on Friday 21 October from 1-2pm at the Space Theatre, Festival Centre and you can register your attendance by clicking here

 Dr Kristin Alford will be the moderator for the afternoon discussion and the panel members include:

•   Nick Mitzevich- Director, Art Gallery of South Australia

•   Professor Philappa Levy- University of Adelaide

•   Kath Button- Director, State Library of South Australia

•   Brian Oldman- Director, South Australian Museum

•   Elaine Bensted- Chief Executive, Zoos SA

•   Hugh Chevrant-Breton- Manager SA - Singapore Airlines Limited

•   Allison Russell- Director, History Festival and Community Programs

•   Vince Ciccarello- Managing Director, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

•   Declan Daniels-Student, Trinity College

•   Tyson Gordon-Student, Swallowcliffe Primary School

This event is in association with both the Adelaide Festival Centre and the DreamBIG Children’s Festival.

 

 

RAFFLE: Win 2 x Return Flights to Singapore (kindly donated by Singapore Airlines)

If you share our commitment to raising young people’s aspirations, helping them discover unknown talents and interests and, ultimately, improving their life chances, please assist us in supporting the work of Children’s University Adelaide by purchasing raffle tickets here.  Terms and Conditions for the raffle can be downloaded here  CUA Prize_Terms and Conditions_ Raffle will be drawn on 1 December 2016.

Thank You and Good Luck!!

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It’s Olympic Month!

Get in the spirit of the 2016 Rio Olympics…

Download and complete the Children’s University Australia Olympic Activity Pack.

Each activity in this booklet is worth half an hour in your passport.

Complete as many as you can and return them to your in-school CUA coordinator!

Please download the activity pack from this link: CUA Olympic Booklet

Are you a parent or teacher in South Australia? Help us with our evaluation!

Are you the parent or teacher of a Children’s University Australia student? We want to hear your thoughts on the programme! Focus groups are being held as a part of the Children’s University Australia Evaluation, being run by NCVER. Sessions will be conducted at 4:00 May 17 in Munno Para. If you are interested in coming along, or want more information, please call Adam Harrison on 8230 8454 or email us at [email protected].

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Please welcome Children’s University Tasmania!

We are delighted to announce the first member outside of South Australia to join Children’s University Australia, Children’s University Tasmania. Lead by the University of Tasmania, Children’s University Tasmania will be hosted out of three campuses, Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast. (more…)

Dr. Ger Graus receives OBE

Dr. Ger Graus, Group Chief Executive of the Children’s University has been appointed as Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). The honour is in recognition of his services to children and young people. (more…)