Children's University

Children's University Australia

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Children’s University Australia

Children’s University Australia is an international partner of Children’s University Trust (UK) and managed by the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

The Children’s University concept is relatively simple: it offers superior educational experiences for children aged between 7 and 14 years and volunteering opportunities for 15-18 year olds outside of school and recognises their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations. The model leverages local educational and learning activity providers (including sports clubs, museums, galleries, school clubs) and has a strong emphasis on experience as a significant 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 eg. 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.

If you’d like to know more about Children’s University please visit or contact them on 8313 1517 or

Currently, Renmark North Primary School and St Joseph’s School Renmark are participating in the program in 2018 with the children who have chosen to take part being issued a Passport to Learning.

We encourage you to keep an eye out for the Children’s University logo on our school holiday activity flyers and other promotional flyers which indicates that if you have a Passport to Learning, you can participate in the activity and have your passport stamped.

Please see as follows details about Council locations and current activities available to participate in and have your passport stamped.

Chaffey Community Centre, 86 Nineteenth Street, Renmark

The Chaffey Community Centre is a warm, friendly and inviting hub for locals and community groups.  The Centre offers a diverse range of activities and classes including computing, literacy, gardening, cooking, sewing, craft and school holiday activities

Renmark Paringa Public Library, James Avenue, Renmark

Our Library is located next to the beautiful area of Jarrett Memorial Gardens and provides a welcoming, accessible environment for everyone, with a focus on community. We offer our community access to a huge range of resources, free internet usage, free Wi-Fi, as well as an exciting range of programs and events.  Come visit us to learn not only about our community but also the world through our books or computer resources.

Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre, Murray Avenue, Renmark

Located on the Murray River, you will find a myriad of information detailing things to see and do in the Renmark, Paringa, Lyrup and surrounding areas.  From a wide variety of tourist attractions to tracks and trails, come and visit us to find out more about what the Renmark area has to offer!

Riverfront Discovery Trail Activity

CU Activity Riverfront

The Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre (VIC) has developed a Discovery Trail activity that takes in the history, features and sights of the Renmark Paringa area, with the start and end point of your journey being the VIC.  The activity should take approximately one hour, where you will learn more about Renmark Riverfront and what makes this area so special!

Don’t forget to have your Passport to Learning stamped off once you have completed the activity and take the time to discover what else you can see and do in Renmark and Paringa while you are in the Visitor Centre.

Please download and print the activity sheet here to complete the tasks

Renmark Paringa Landcare

The RP Landcare promotes and supports volunteer groups toward the management of the natural environment in the Renmark region. RP Landcare attracts significant funding toward projects in the region and provides education programs to local schools and the community. At any time the RP Landcare Committee may have the opportunity for volunteers to be involved in the committee, programs and or projects.

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