Space School

Space School International Study Program, a specifically developed STEM program that broadens the mind, cultivates drive, and instils curiosity and the spirit of exploration.

Working with astronauts, engineers and scientists, we move away from the classroom to inspiring technologically-advanced locations, and apply a collaborative and contextual learning program.

There are two expeditions, one for Junior students in years 7, 8 and 9; and the second for Senior students in years 10, 11 and 12. Both programs are built on a common three-pillar framework:

  1. Enriched and exclusive space science activities.
  2. Inspiring leadership development through teamwork and motivational speakers.
  3. Engaging personal development program using project management, budget control, risk management for Seniors; and Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens for Juniors.

Each program has its own unique activities and learning outcomes.

Why

The Space School International Study Program provides students with the opportunity to get ahead, to learn and apply transportable skills in one of the world’s most profound and inspiring STEM environments – through space exploration and science in conjunction with NASA.

The Space School expedition will be a life changing experience that will inspire a new generation of STEM-skilled leaders. Designed to empower young students to embrace and nurture their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields, Space School is the ultimate STEM experience!

The core of this program encompasses:

  • Enriched and Exclusive Space Science Activities
  • Engaging Personal Development Program
  • Inspiring Leadership Development

 

  • This was an amazing experience and I have learnt so much during my time here. Not only about space and science but also other important skills such as teamwork, perseverance and public speaking.”

    Kimia, Year 11 Student at Queenwood School for Girls New South Wales

Senior Space School

This is the MBA for Youth. With greater depth, students spend the two weeks in Houston with incredible access to NASA. They visit areas not accessible by the public; and engage directly with NASA experts to design and plan their own space mission within a given budget. An immersive program that hones their individual leadership, project management and communication skills.

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Junior Space School

This is astronaut training for youth and is an engaging hands-on adventure. During a week in Huntsville, Alabama, students learn about the history of space travel and the development of space-related technology in the most motivational surroundings. In small teams, they are lead through several simulated missions where they must work together to visit and repair the international space station or land an exploration rover on Mars.

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Participating Schools

  • Burgmann Anglican School

    Canberra Girls Grammar School 

    Merici College St Clare’s College

  • Abbotsleigh

    All Saints’ College

    Ascham School

    Barker College

    Bethleham College, Ashfield

    Brigidine College, St Ives

    Calrossy Anglican School

    Catherine McCauley Westmead

    Danebank – An Anglican School for Girls

    Domremy College

    Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

    International Grammar School

    Kambala School

    Kinross Wolaroi School

    Knox Grammar

    Loreto Kirribilli

    Loreto Normanhurst

    Marist Sisters’ College, Woolwich

    Meriden School

    Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College

    Nagle College

    Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta

    Pittwater House

    Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney (PLC)

    Pymble Ladies’ College

    Queenwood School for Girls

    Ravenswood School for Girls

    Roseville College

    Santa Sabina College

    St Columba’s College

    St Scholastica’s College

    Stella Maris College

    Tara Anglican School for Girls

    The Scots School

    Trinity Grammar School

  • Brisbane Grammar School

    Clayfield College

    Concordia Lutheran College

    Fairholme College

    John Paul College

    Loreto College, Coorparoo

    Mary Mackillop College, Nudah

    Moreton Bay College

    Mount Alvernia College

    Rockhampton Girls Grammar School

    Somerville House

    St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School

    The Southport School

    Toowoomba Anglican College & Preparatory School

    Toowoomba Grammar School

    Whitsunday Anglican School

  • Brighton Grammar

    Catholic Ladies College, Eltham

    Fintona Girls’ School

    Firbank Girls’ Grammar School

    Firbank Grammar School, Brighton

    Haileybury

    Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School

    Ivanhoe Grammar School

    Korowa Anglican Girls’Grammar School

    Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak

    Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar School

    Mentone Girls’ Secondary College

    Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg

    Our Lady of Sion

    Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

    Shelford Girls’ Grammar

    Siena College

    St Aloysius’ College

    St Columba’s College

    St Margaret’s School, Melbourne

    St Michael’s Grammar School  

    Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School

    Wesley College, Melbourne

  • Hale School

    Iona Presentation College

    Methodist Ladies’ College, Perth

    Perth College

    Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Perth

    St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

  • Seymour College

    Wilderness School

 

Cooperative Program Partners

Image source: nasa.gov