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Whether you're a student, teacher or organisation, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved with Children’s University Charles Darwin.

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CU IconInformation for students

Children's University Charles Darwin has exciting learning activities outside your day-to-day school work - so before school, at lunchtime, after school or in the school holidays.

The best part is that you get to choose what activities you do, where, when and how you would like to do them. And the things you learn about will be connected to something that you could study at a university, the schools for grown-ups.

Our Learning Destinations (the fun places you go to do cool things) all have a special Children's University Australia sticker in the window. You go in there and do the activity, take your Passport to Learning with you and 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 at Charles Darwin University. 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.

If you want your school to be involved with CU Charles Darwin, contact us and we will send them some information.

CU IconInformation for schools

One of the first steps in setting up CU Charles Darwin in your school is to appoint a CUA Coordinator to oversee the program.

This role can be filled by a teacher or a member of the support staff and could be carried out in a few hours a week after the initial setup stage. The coordinator will oversee the running and validation of CU Charles Darwin clubs (Restricted Learning Destinations) in school, manage the issue and maintenance of passports and liaise with CU Charles Darwin around the validation and provision of activities by Public Learning Destinations. CU Charles Darwin will provide training in all of these areas as part of the enrolment package.

CU Charles Darwin will also assist with the initial setup and validation of Restricted Learning Destinations in the school. These can take the form of school clubs delivered before or after school, at lunchtime or recess and in the holidays. Some schools will already have these in place, and it will simply be a matter of validating these by ensuring the learning fits the criteria laid out in the Planning for Learning document. Clubs can be run by teachers, support staff, parents or older students and can run over a short or extended period. CU Charles Darwin can provide examples of successfully delivered clubs and advise on the setup and timing of clubs.

CU Charles Darwin will provide training in all areas as part of the enrolment package.

If you want your school to be involved with CU Charles Darwin, contact us, and we will send you more information.