Junior Engineering and Technology Academy
Age range: Prep to Grade 2
Prerequisite: Suitable for students who are able to attend the class independently with a good attitude in the classroom. Strictly no students below Prep should be enrolled in this program.
“The only way to embrace a world which is rapidly changing is to keep on learning new things.”
The Junior Engineering and Technology Academy is an integrated STEM academy for younger students from Prep to Grade 2, to develop their interests in simple machines, mechanisms and how things work. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths are the focus subjects in the Junior Engineering and Technology Academy. Students will learn Robotics, Coding, Computer Science, Engineering, Architecture and Design through the year with Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy’s wide array of STEM resources and curriculum for Prep to Grade 2s. Junior students will be taught by experienced instructors who have conducted various technology and robotics programs for Australian schools and who have robotics and technology experience from teaching at prestigious schools in Singapore.
Junior students can start their learning with the Junior Engineering and Technology Academy and understand the fundamentals of robotics, coding, electronics and technology before progressing to the technology and robotics programs for middle school students and following the academic pathway for robotics by taking certification exams and participating in robotics competitions when they are older. The Junior Engineering and Technology Academy is a great place to give younger students a head start in STEM subjects and develop their confidence in robotics, coding and handling various types of technology in a safe and fun place.
To maximize a student’s learning and to learn all the topics above, it is recommended that students remain in the academy for a year, however, students also have the flexibility to exit the program after a term. There are no trial classes available for this program.
- The basics of robotics and coding
- Engineering concepts (using planks and 3D STEM blocks)
- Junior Robotics with Gears, Pulleys, Belts, Levers
- Exploring simple machines and clever contraptions
- Architecture and Design
- Developing logical thinking with Drag and Drop programming using Scratch / various apps
- Developing a good introduction to computer science basics in preparation for coding programs at school or for higher learning programs at Innovate
- Modular robotics (understanding how robots work)
- Electronics – how circuits work (projects with littleBits, Snap Circuits)
- Junior robotics with the Ozobot (visual coding, coding on tablets and Ozoblockly)
Junior Engineering and Technology Academy Details Term 4, 2018:
9 week program each term
Start date: Tuesday, 9 October 2018 | End date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Session Time: 4.30pm – 5.45pm weekly
Venue: Forest Hill College, 178 – 180 Mahoneys Road , Burwood East, VIC
Cost: $280 per student, per term (Additional $10 late fee applies after Friday 21 September 2018. Please book early to avoid this payment.)
Special Note for Term 4: As the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday falls on Tuesday 6 November 2018, the first 5 sessions of the Junior Academy will end at 6.00pm (15 mins extra) weekly as a make up for the public holiday.
Term Dates for 2018:
Term 1 (9 weeks) – Tuesday 30 January 2018 to Tuesday 27 March 2018
Term 2 (9 weeks) – Tuesday 17 April 2018 to Tuesday 19 June 2018
Term 3 (9 weeks) – Tuesday 17 July 2018 to Tuesday 11 September 2018
Term 4 (9 weeks) – Tuesday 9 October 2018 to Tuesday 4 December 2018
Program Key Terms for Enrollments & Renewals
- Bookings /Renewals for every term can be done on this page.
- Fees can be paid anytime during the current term for the next term before the due date.
- No cash payment at the door.
- Fees must be paid in full before a student can enter the program every term.
- There are no make up classes for this program if a student does not come for class. Public holidays are made up with either an extra lesson or session hours added on which will be decided by Innovate Academy.
- No parent / guardian is permitted to stay in the classroom as the program promotes independent learning.
- This program is only suitable for students who are in Prep to Grade 2. Students below Prep (kinder and below) are not suited for this program.
NOTE: Please refer to the Academy Calendar for make up lessons and session changes.
Terms and Conditions apply.