Primary school experiences
The AIM High outreach program provides a number of experiences for primary schools.
Careers Through Reading
Careers 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.
Careers Through Science
Careers Through Science seeks to provide a connection between University students and primary school students in Year 4 around the theme of tertiary education and professional careers.
Over a four-week period, students will use their curiosity to work scientifically to conduct first hand investigations that compliment and enhance the school's existing Working Scientifically Stage 2 syllabus.
Throughout the program students will develop skills such as making observations, measuring, using scientific equipment, identifying patterns and predicting.
Discover University Day
Discover University Day 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.