The AIM High outreach program provides a number of experiences for primary schools.

Primary school experiences

The AIM High outreach program provides a number of experiences for primary schools.

Careers Through Reading

Students participate in the Careers Through Reading programCareers Through Reading program seeks to provide a connection between University students and primary school students around the theme of tertiary education and professional careers.

Over a five week period, University students read books about careers related to the degrees they are studying to Year 5 students.

On the final session, each student receives a copy of HOPE, a children's book written by a member of the AIM High team. A Unit of Work for teachers is available on the HOPE website.

SMART (Science, Maths and Real Technology)

An example of a SMART show activityThe SMART program mixes entertainment and education in demonstration based science shows designed for stage 1, stage 2 and stage 3. The aim of the program is to:

  • inform, inspire and involve school aged students in science
  • provide opportunities for the University's own students to learn and practice the art of science communication.

SMART shows for other year groups can be developed on request.

Discover University Day

Students at the first Central Coast Discover University DayThis opportunity allows Year 6 students and family members to explore the Callaghan and Ourimbah campus and interact with staff and students. Students participate in a 'day-in-the-life' of a university student, including a lecture, a tutorial, library session, SMART show and campus scamper.

Participation numbers for 2014 have exceeded 2013 figures with a number of program deliveries still to go before the end of the year.