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Passport to Learning – Important Updates 2018

Members of Children’s University Australia can gain their Passport to Learning hours through a variety of different activities:

Restricted Learning Destinations – Those activities hosted by member school exclusively for students of that school (e.g. Lunchtime Clubs/Activities, After School Sports). In-school CUA Coordinator (or approved staff/adults teaching the activities) will stamp the Passport.

Independent Learning Activities – Learning tasks students can complete in their own time/space (e.g. School Holiday Challenges, Monthly Online Challenges) Activities and evidence of learning are shown to the in-school CUA Coordinator who will stamp the Passport.

Public Learning Destinations – External organisations which offer validated learning activities for students (e.g. Zoos, Museums, Art Galleries). Where possible, The Public Learning Destination will stamp the Passport at the conclusion of the activity, otherwise the activity and/or evidence of learning are shown to the in-school CUA Coordinator who will stamp the Passport.

Regular Restricted Learning Destinations – External organisations which require students to pay a membership/lesson fee and attend on a regular basis (e.g. Sporting Clubs, Dance Clubs, Music Tuition). The in-school CUA Coordinator will stamp the Passport upon completion of relevant review form and allocate a maximum of 10 hours per activity (see full explanation below).

Regular Restricted Learning Destinations:

In an effort to encourage students to seek out new and unique learning experiences, the decision has been made to cap the total amount of hours earned from Regular Restricted Learning Destinations to 10 hours per activity, per membership period. This will also make it simpler for students to earn hours from new activities as they do not need to wait for paperwork to be completed from each organisation. In the case of Regular Restricted Learning Destinations, students can gain their hours simply by completing a ‘Review’ of their activities each year. These Learning Destinations do not need to be listed as a Learning Destination on the website (Organisations are still encouraged to sign up as CUA Learning Destinations to be listed on our website, but it is not a requirement for students to include these activities in their Passports to Learning).

Students who participate in Regular Restricted Learning Destination activities can collect the appropriate review form from their in-school CUA Coordinator, complete it, and return it before graduation for the in-school CUA Coordinator to validate up to a maximum of 10 hours of learning in their Passport (per activity).

The students can earn up to a maximum of 10 hours for participation in the same activity the following year, should they renew their annual membership.

Children’s University Australia have created review forms for the following activities: These can be collected from your in-school CUA Coordinator or downloaded by clicking on the links below.

If your child regularly participates in an activity which does not fall under any of the above categories, please contact us via email: [email protected] and we will prepare an appropriate Review Form.

Thank you

Children’s University Australia