Terms and Conditions
Welcome to Science For Kids Academy (or SFK Academy) and the sfkacademy.com.au website (sometimes referred to as the “Site” or “Website”). Through this Site, Science For Kids Academy offers education and training programs and camps, activities, events, applications, software, materials, and related products and services (collectively the “Services”).
Please review the Agreement carefully before using the Site or purchasing any Services. By accessing, using or downloading any materials from the Site or purchasing any Services from Science For Kids Academy, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions in the Agreement.
You may not use the Site and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with Science For Kids Academy, or (b) you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of Australia or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Site.
Science For Kids Academy reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time and without notice. Your continued use of the Site and any Service after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future Terms, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Site or any Service. This Agreement applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Site, or purchase, download, or receive materials from Science For Kids Academy.
SFK Academy Guidelines
Learners and Parents/Guardians MUST:
agree to and follow the rules and regulations of the staff and Science For Kids Academy
participate in classes in an appropriate and private setting
treat all other participants, staff, and yourself with kindness and respect
dress appropriately during classes
only share or discuss media that is related to lessons, and appropriate.
Learners and Parents/Guardians May NEVER:
share or display lesson information, without permission from the instructor
use inappropriate language, threaten or impersonate others; engage in violence; bully, intimidate; or harass others;
use this service or materials provided as part of this service for illegal or immoral activity;
view or display any inappropriate material (including sexual content, inappropriate violence, racism, pornography, bullying, etc.) during lessons
Use of SFK Academy Site
In order to access certain Services, you may be required to provide information about yourself (such as identification or contact details) as part of the registration process for the Services, or as part of your continued use of the Services. Any registration information you give to Science For Kids Academy will always be accurate, correct and up to date. You agree to use the Services only for purposes that are permitted by (a) the Terms and (b) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions. You agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Science For Kids Academy.
No person, adult or child, shall engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the operation of the Site (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Site). You will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services for any purpose. You are solely responsible for (and Science For Kids Academy has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which Science For Kids Academy may suffer) of any such breach.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services. Accordingly, you will be solely responsible to Science For Kids Academy for all activities that occur under your account. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify Science For Kids Academy immediately at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms of Service for Education and Training Programs, Camps, Activities, & Events
For purposes of these Terms, the following additional definitions shall apply:
“Adult” shall mean an individual at least 18 years of age who is competent to enter into a legally binding contract.
“Check-in Forms” shall mean the forms identified below, which must be completed, signed, and delivered to Science For Kids Academy prior to Program check-in.
“Minor Participant” shall mean any Participant in a Program (as those terms are defined in this section) who is not an Adult.
“Participant” shall mean the individual, whether or not an adult, who personally participates in a Program.
“Program(s)” shall mean Science For Kids Academy sponsored education and training programs, camps, activities and events.
“Responsible Adult” shall mean an Adult Participant or an Adult custodial parent or authorized legal guardian of a Participant under the age of 18.
Authorized Purchase of Services
All Services must be purchased by a Responsible Adult, and the individual submitting a registration and the required payment for participation in a Program certifies that they are either: an Adult Program Participant or the Responsible Adult for the Minor Participant identified in the Program registration.
Participant Code of Conduct
Science For Kids Academy reserves the right to dismiss any Participant from a Program without any prior warning for violating any of the terms of the Participant Code of Conduct, or if the Participant’s actions or attitudes are deemed detrimental to the general atmosphere of a Program, and there shall be no refunds issued for such dismissal. Responsible Adults and Participants represent that they have read, and agree to the Science For Kids Academy Guidelines. Responsible Adults further agree that they will review and discuss the Science For Kids Academy Guidelines with Participants prior to the Participant’s arrival at the Program location. Responsible Adults acknowledge and agree that a Participant must comply with the Science For Kids Academy Code of Conduct, and that a Participant may be dismissed from the Program if the Participant’s actions or attitudes are deemed by Science For Kids Academy to be harmful to the atmosphere or to other Participants at the Program. Responsible Adults, including those representing the student, will also be held to the same expectations regarding the use of harmful language and behaviours. The actions of those mentioned above can and will result in the immediate dismissal from the program and will not be entitled to a refund.
Parents/Responsible Adults and Participants agree to abide by SFK's General Terms and Conditions found below.
Participants must not at any time while at Camp or on social media (or elsewhere on- or offline):
use inappropriate language;
impersonate an instructor or another learner;
engage in or threaten violence;
bully, intimidate, harass, or threaten to bully, intimidate, or harass another learner(s) or instructor.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off
Participant Pick-up Authorization: The protocol for pick-up varies by Program. For our Adventures Programs, the Responsible Adult or another person with written authorization approved in advance by both the Responsible Adult and Science For Kids Academy may pick-up a Participant. Individuals picking up the Participant must have valid picture identification (Driver License or Passport) and their names must be on file with Science For Kids Academy on-campus staff.
Staff Background checks
SFK requires criminal background checks for all staff (operational, instructional, and corporate) who will be onsite for any duration of time other than check-in and parent open house.
Under no circumstances are staff members permitted to give personal contact information to students for social networking sites, personal websites or email/instant messaging. The SFK corporate office must coordinate any and all communication between participants and their instructors outside of the program. Should you have any questions regarding this policy, please email email@example.com.
For the safety of our students and to protect the privacy of our summer staff, SFK has implemented a policy to govern interactions outside our programs. Staff may communicate publicly via the SFK Facebook Group. However, staff is not permitted to communicate privately with, give out personal contact info to, or become social media friends with participants under the age of 18.
Participants may not give their personal contact information to a staff member. To correspond with instructors after the session has ended, the participant’s parent must contact SFK to grant permission for the participant to contact the staff member. The SFK will then contact the staff member on behalf of the participant.
Photo and Media Release
You agree that all images, testimonials, survey responses, photos, video and audio taken at or in connection with SFK are the sole and exclusive property of SFK.
As a condition of enrollment, you must agree and authorize that photos may be taken of your student. You also agree that said content may be used by SFK in camp promotional and marketing materials and online media.
You agree, testimonials, survey responses, photos, videos and audio may be shared and used by corporate partners, the media, or other organizations that work with SFK.
You agree that SFK, its owners, agents, partners, facility providers, and employees are not held liable for damages and injuries associated with SFK publishing, including any and all claims based on negligence.
You agree that SFK in camp promotional materials and other print and online media may use all projects and work created while at SFK for camp purposes. These projects may be shared and used by corporate partners, the media, or other organizations that work with SFK.
If you would not like your child's image to be used as stated we require a written request stating as much, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Kids Voucher
As a registered provider for the NSW Government ‘Creative Kids’ program, you can redeem your child’s Creative Kids voucher(s) with SFK Academy. If you don’t have a voucher or want to find out more, please visit service.nsw.gov.au
Each Creative Kids voucher (valued at AU$100) is valid until 31 December of the year that it was issued.
Vouchers cannot be not redeemed for cash, either fully or partially. Voucher value is strictly not refundable as per the terms of conditions set by the NSW government.
If we had to cancel a program due to Covid regulations, we will hold your Creative Kids Voucher payment as a credit towards a future program with SFK Academy.
Withdrawal at least 14 days prior to class starting: will receive a full refund (e.g. if the class starts on December 1, and cancellation is done no later than November 16).
Withdrawal within 14 days of class starting: 50% credit note of the amount paid.
Credit notes are valid for 6 months upon issuance and can be used towards any class that you want to sign up for within the validity period.
In the event that the class that you want to sign up for has a higher course fee, you will be required to pay the difference.
If the class that you want to sign up for has a lower course fee, then the credits may be used in part. Please note that the validity date will still remain the same and will not be extended.
Credit notes can be transferred to friends and family. Requests have to be made in writing by sending us an email at email@example.com.