Bungaree Accredited as Learning Destination for Children’s University Australia
Bungaree Station is now an accredited Learning Destination for the Children’s University Australia, an innovative program that encourages students to seek and engage in learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
Children cannot aspire to what they don’t know. The aim of Children’s University Australia (CUA) is to encourage children (aged between 7-14 years) to try new experiences outside of school-based learning activities and recognise their achievements through the award of formal certificates at a graduation ceremony held at the University of Adelaide. Schools register in the program and students obtain a membership “passport” in which they can record activities at accredited learning destinations. The learning destinations and activities are varied, enabling students to engage in a wider range of learning opportunities in different areas of interest.
The accredited activity at Bungaree Station is an extension of the self guided tour offered to day visitors, which offers insights into South Australia’s pioneering past and agricultural history through a series of signs, audioposts and displays around the station complex (including the Station Store, Homestead Gardens, Church, Stableyard and Woolshed). The accompanying “Jackaroo and Jillaroo” Activity Book needs to be completed by participating students to receive up to 2 hours of stamped credit in their Children’s University Passport.
The self guided tour and accompanying activity book is available every day between 10am – 4pm, except when the property is closed for private functions.
Given the importance of the Children’s University program in fostering educational aspirations and a love of learning, special discounts for the self guided tour are available for Children’s University Passport holders and their accompanying family:
Adult: $15.00, discounted to $12.75 per adult when accompanying a student with a Children’s University passport.
Child: $7.50, discounted to $5.50 per child with a Children’s University passport, or when accompanying a child with a Children’s University passport.
Please note: The self guided tour is complimentary for guests staying at Bungaree.
Visitors should come to the Station Office on arrival, where the information and map for the self guided tour can be obtained, as well as the Activity Book for Children’s University Passport holders.
For further information about Children’s University Australia, please visit their website at childrensuniversity.com.au.