Holiday Programs

Our Holiday Programs

Ascend Holiday Programs are multifaceted, multidisciplinary and exceptionally adaptable programs that engage and inspire students to do more and be more. Our adaptable STEM-based activities for Vacation Care OSHC Providers may be customised to suit the needs of the organisation. We offer a wide range of exciting science demonstrations and hands-on experiments, coding challenges and engineering endeavours to keep your students inquisitive and engaged.

Regional Councils have also partnered with Ascend Learning to offer communities, specifically primary and secondary students, opportunities to explore STEM and embark upon a journey of learning with new interests. We do have a passion for supporting reginal areas and delivering programs to students in remote parts of Queensland that haven’t the same resources as urban areas. Most recently, the Ascend Learning team have been warmly received in North Burnett and the Maranoa Regional Councils.

The Cobb+Co. Museum (part of Queensland Museums), have also partnered with us for the purpose of delivering exceptional school holiday activities for children and families. We received exceptional feedback regarding our Robo Games program and look forward to further engagement with Cobb+Co. Museum and similar community-based organisations.

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BBC Micro:bit School Program


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Robotics & Coding

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Maths tutoring Toowoomba


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Chess School Program Toowoomba

Strategy Games

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Our Teachers

Ascend Learning was founded by Edward (Ted) Carter, a qualified teacher with eight years of classroom experience and more than five years of planning and delivering unique and inspiring school holiday activities for students.

Ted is the Director of an outstanding team of teachers and educators who deliver the Ascend Holiday Programs. They are guided and mentored to provide outstanding experiences that engage, extend and empower students to explore new interests and passions.

Ascend Holiday Programs prides itself on employing an amazing team of workshop presenters, who have undergone comprehensive training with experienced, registered teachers. All presenters have current Working with Children Checks (Blue Cards) and most have First Aid training.

Interested in having us run a holiday program in your region?

For Providers and Regional Councils:

Fill in the contact form with all the relevant information or email us.

We will arrange a consultation time with you to create a program that will cater to the needs of your organisation.

Once the program is determined, we will confirm dates, times, locations and the budget for your specific programs. A security deposit may be required in advance.

Your program will be delivered on time, within budget, and as per the agreed arrangements.

If you are interested in having Ascend Holiday Program in your region please get in touch. We love to work with councils, museums and libraries in regional Queensland.

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Why choose Ascend Holiday Programs?

Ascend Learning wants to engage students in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) by encouraging and empowering them with an innovative program that directly targets our rural students. We want to create unique opportunities to engage – our future innovators and designers – with interesting and fun projects.

Currently, the fastest moving field in our contemporary world for our young students is STEM related, with the rise of new technologies in every field from medicine, education, technology, agriculture and more. Our aim is to create interesting, low-cost and unique opportunities for students to explore STEM-related projects with guidance and support from Ascend Learning staff members.

The projects will encourage and develop our students ‘21st century skills’ including critical thinking, creativity, cultural awareness, collaboration and problem solving. We WANT our rural students to develop a passion for STEM, to gain design and technology, coding and engineering skills.

Our hope is that we can inspire our students to study Mathematics and the Sciences at High School, to then be inspired to pursue a job in a STEM field. Currently, only 10% or less of our Australian high school students are engaging in STEM subjects, and Australian students’ science and maths results are declining or stagnating. Ascend Holiday Programs are designed to offer communities and group care providers a wide choice of programs so that we may meet the specific needs of each community.

Upcoming Holiday Programs

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We are busy planning our Term-Time Programs and tutoring.

We’ll be back when our next holiday program is confirmed!

If you would like to find out when and where our Ascend Learning Holiday programs are being held, please contact us or follow our Facebook & Instagram pages for upcoming events.