Summer Holiday Programs
The following are examples of exciting programs being offered in January.
Filmmaking Summer School
This intensive summer school is taught by Australia’s leading film industry professionals and is suited to people from all ages and backgrounds.
When: 14 – 15 January 2023.
Where: Dancehouse, Carlton North, Vic.
Santos Science Experience
This is a fun 3 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students (2023). Participants perform experiments in the laboratories, meet and hear senior lecturers in the lecture theatres, and attend site visits. The program is running at the following two institutes in January 2023:
17: Marine & Freshwater Discovery Centre
January 18 – 20: RMIT University
Qantum Computing Summer School Camp
The Sydney Qantum Academy is running a summer school for Year 9 – 12 students who would like to learn about the fascinating world of quantum physics. You will explore quantum phenomena like superposition and entanglement and no prior experience is necessary. Full scholarships are available.
When: 16 – 20 January 2023.
Where: virtual plus a bonus on-site day
VCE Summer School
The University of Melbourne Student Union is running their annual VCE Summer School for Year 12 students (2023) between 9 – 20 January 2023. The 2-week program will be run mainly on-campus. Students will be able to get a head start on their studies, develop study skills, and receive tutoring for their Unit 3-4 subjects. Registrations close 22 November. Regional students can apply to live on campus during the program for a fee, https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/things-to-do/
Western Civilisation Program Summer School
This academic retreat is for students who will be in Year 11 or 12 in 2023 and will run between 18 – 20 January 2023 at the North Sydney campus. Students will engage in critical discussions about great books of the western tradition, gaining invaluable critical thinking, communication, and reading skills – all while having fun and meeting like-minded students. Applications close 1 December 2022 and travel bursaries are available, http://bit.ly/3THDquX
The National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA)
NIDA is running several acting and musical theatre short courses for students at the Melbourne campus during January. To explore the program options and reserve your place, visit www.open.nida.edu.au
Monash University, MYSci
MYSci is an exciting three-day science program specifically designed for students who will be in Year 11 and 12 in 2023. Cost is $110 per student
When: 11 – 13 January 2023.
Where: Monash University, Clayton campus
2023 National Youth Science Forum
This is a two-week on-site and digital program where Year 12 students (2023) are immersed in hands-on science activities, lab experiments, field trips and meet researchers who are leaders in their field. The cost is $1950. Students are encouraged to contact their local Rotary Club to seek financial assistance and scholarships may be available.
When: 10 – 24 January 2023.
Engage Engineer: this program is for students in Years 9 & 10 in 2023 and will run on 16 & 17 January 2023.
Engineering Skills Day: this program is for female students in Years 10 – 12 in 2023 and will run on 19 January 2023.
Steam City: this program is for female students and will run on 19 January 2023. The day will be focussed on engineering.
For information on the above programs and to register your place, visit
Cathy Armstrong – Careers Program Coordinator