University School Holiday Programs

Lots of Universities run school holiday programs.

If you’re at high school and at a loose end over the holidays, they could be a great option for you. They’ll keep you busy during the holidays, meet new friends and try out new activities.

You could also have a sneaky peek at the Uni, get familiar with its campus, and see what facilities they have on offer. It could help you decide if you want to go to Uni and if that’s the Uni for you.

These are the Universities who offer holiday programs for high school ages, other Uni’s do offer holiday programs but they stop at 12 or 13.


La Trobe University

Run a “Sports Spectaculars” program at the La Trobe University Sports Centre in Bundoora. The program is for kids aged 7-14.

They provide a wide range of pool activities, dry activities and sports including, kayaking, Water polo, rock climbing, basketball, futsal, amongst others.


RMIT University

Dance classes for beginners or experienced dancers, they’re not a holiday program but they are open to the public and run every Wednesday at 12.30pm.


Queensland University of Technology

They offer a Summer Holiday program for ages 5 and up and a Winter Holiday Program (all ages).  The winter program includes hands-on STEM workshops, discover robotics and future cities with STEMPunks, free robotics display to test their Dash robot driving skills, and try out your programming skills on The Cube’s Code-A-Bot.

Also interactive workshops using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology, and STEM for Schools will challenge senior students with a range of popular STEM workshops!


University of Macquarie

Their school holiday programs are suitable for ages 5-14 and cover a wide range of activities.

If you enjoy art, drama, cooking or games, want to perfect your kick-flip on a skateboard or improve your swimming, then this could be perfect for you.


University of Newcastle

Offer various SMART Holiday Workshops. You’ll need to check their Local Events page to see what’s on in any given holiday.


University of New South Wales

Host the ACTION Break School Holiday Activities & programs. Activities Include: Soccer, Basketball, Cricket, Touch Football, Swimming, Athletics, Badminton, Frisbee, Volleyball, AFL, Hockey, Netball plus more fun games and activities.

Action Break Waterpolo program. Activities include LTS + Squad Intensives, Racing Clinic and Waterpolo Clinics.

GERRIC Holiday Program offers a range of workshops to inspire and challenge gifted students in Years 3-10.


University of Queensland

UQ run a kids club during the holidays for kids aged 5-14. They provide a mixture of indoor and outdoor sports-based games, such as soccer, touch, netball, tennis, and tag.

And introduce new activities including gymnastics, golf, fencing, taekwondo, athletics, hip hop dancing and many more.


University of South Australia

The Planetarium School Holiday Program has a few different events running during the school holidays. Check out their full program and see which shows and events you’d be interested to attend.


University of Sydney

You could take part in the Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness holiday program.

Their sports camps is for children aged 5 to 15 years during school holidays. The camps are designed to encourage all children to participate in a variety of sports. There are over 10 sports on offer including AFL, hockey, netball, basketball, tennis, cricket, soccer, swimming and water polo.


University of Tasmania

UTAS offer their Children’s University Tasmania School Holiday Programs for Years 1-8. In January keep your eyes open for a Science experience if you’re in Year 9 or 10, it’s been offered in previous years.

They also offer school workshops from time to time, during the holidays.


University of Technology Sydney

UOW creates and delivers the Bright Futures program.

It’s a school holiday learning program for curious primary and secondary students who are enjoy learning. Ideal for students who are beginning to think about the paths they will after high school.

With workshops offering  eye-opening experiences based around subjects studied at UTS.


University of Western Australia

The UWA Teen Holiday Program is for teens ages 13-17. Offering a jam packed itinerary, there are plenty of sports and activities to try out and enjoy.


University of Wollongong

Host Learning Labs for years 1 – 10, designed for motivated and passionate learners who are performing excellently in their area of interest.

Learning Labs offers one or two day workshops during the school holidays that cover a range of interest areas. Workshops are challenging, as well as fun, and are held over one or two days during the school holidays.

Wollongong Campus – Every school holiday

Batemans Bay Campus – April & October Holidays

Sydney Liverpool Campus – April Holidays

Sydney Loftus Campus – April Holidays


Victoria University

VU have a School Holiday Sports Program. Their Youth Training program is designed for teens aged 13-17 to provide an introduction to strength, conditioning, organised sport and healthy training.

They also run a Swim School if you’re interested in learning to swim or improve on your skills.






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