Nurturing the Creative Spark!

For over 20 years, Aeon Academy has been inspiring kids to learn through creative and active play, before school, after school & during school holidays.

Aeon Academy News & Events

Term 2 After School Program

This short term offers a great opportunity to try out our specialised classes. Enrich your child's life with some painting & drawing or role play & storytelling Ages 7+ Vala Adventures Wednesdays 4 – 5:30PM (Yarralumla) Knights of the Round Table: Camelot Rising Thursdays 4 – 5:30PM (Yarralumla) Ninja School: The Chunin exams & the Demon Hanzo Friday 4 – 5:30PM (Online) Dawnsaga – Elf Towers of Dawn: The Nameless Tower (book here) More details about each day here. Creative Catalyst Mondays 4-5.30pm (Yarralumla) Painting & Drawing Thursdays 4-5.30 (Yarralumla) [...]

Vala – Boffer Masterclass

Vala Adventures will be running this exciting program from 1-3 on Saturday, 23rd of March at Yarralumla Primary School for ages 10+. Level up from playing as a warrior to becoming one. Where imagination and movement meet, hone your skills and call your allies in arms to participate in a Vala day of swordplay. Join likeminded Boffer Boffins for this exciting active program that uses high-quality foam weapons and equipment to engage your imagination and body. Engage in ninja, samurai, knight, and other ancient warrior-inspired games and training. Vala involves, [...]

Earthing – Coil Built Clay Pots for adults & young people

Art is good for you and hands on activities encourage relaxation. Hand building is a form of active meditation. In this 2.5 hour clay workshop you will be guided through the process of coiling a unique pot. We will demonstrate a range of different techniques for you to decorate your work. This is a casual and relaxed clay workshop designed to nurture and encourage your creativity and imagination. Work will be fired in a kiln and available for pickup at a later date (TBA) Take your hand built pot home [...]

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Who we are.

Aeon Academy is run by the not-for-profit, cultural organisation Aeon Arts Ltd and works for the wellbeing of the community. Its aim is to deliver an Outside School Hours Education and Care service of the highest quality, and has been doing so for over 20 years.

The Aeon Academy team believes all children are innately gifted and talented and that education is a natural outcome of creativity. Everything we do is about nurturing their creative spark and inspiring them to learn through creativity and play. We strive to support families and recognise that our dedicated and experienced Educators are privileged to be a positive and formative part of your child’s life.

At Aeon Academy your child’s safety and wellbeing come first. Outside school hours education and care is our specialisation and our sole focus. Our engaged and caring leadership team works on site with their fingers on the pulse every day ensuring your child will experience a safe learning environment. Our Educators are supported to have the quality time needed to meaningfully engage with your child.

Choose from a suite of programs to suit your child. Our strong reputation for exceptional programming delivers programs that children love. Our team of highly qualified Educational Leaders and Programming Directors meaningfully tailor programs to meet differing individual and community needs and interests, maximising your child’s engagement and learning. All of our unique Foundation and Specialised Programs promote creative thinking, encourage adaptable approaches to problem solving and open up endless possibilities for your child.

Environmental sustainability is an essential part of our philosophy. We embed sustainability in the day-to-day activities and programming of our Service. We believe in empowering children as active global citizens.

The Aeon Academy experience is akin to being among a caring family. We understand that learning is a lifelong journey and we strive to be an organisation that nurtures that journey; from very young children, to primary students, to teenagers and young people. We are an inclusive organisation that genuinely engages with our community. Our legendary Open Days are fun and free community events, bringing families and children together to enjoy meaningful and memorable experiences.

Your child will look forward to their time with us and have so much fun they’ll be excited to come back for more.

Our Philosophy.

Aeon Academy’s Philosophy is one of Authenticity. Our service seeks to Nurture each Child’s Creative Spark through:

AUTHENTIC LEARNING with Original and Creative Programming that:

  • Embraces Cultural Diversity and embodies Meaningful Experiences
  • Is Responsive, Inspiring and evolves within an enriching and Nurturing Environment 
  • Empowers Children’s Agency as Active and Lifelong Learners
  • Provides Choice and encourages Play

AUTHENTIC CARE through our commitment to:

  • Nurturing Children’s Safety and Wellbeing 
  • Compassionate and Well Trained Staff
  • Responsive and Accountable Governance
  • Environmentally Sustainable Practices and Education

AUTHENTIC ENGAGEMENT with our Community, built upon:

  • Consistent and Open Communication
  • Opportunities for active Collaboration and Connection 
  • Inclusive and Democratic Policies and Practices
  • Long running Mentoring Programs for Teens and Young People


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