General Information

Sturt Summer School 2021

Due to ongoing and developing COVID 19 restrictions it has become necessary for us to undertake a review of what we can deliver for our Summer School 2021.

Unfortunately we will now not be able to offer on-site accommodation, meals or the social events that are normally a part of the program.  In addition, the program for children’s courses has been cancelled and the adult program reduced to manageable numbers.

Please note that the Frensham and Sturt site covers a large area and slopes gently up a hill from the town of Mittagong. There are a number of steps on the site and several classrooms at Frensham are on the first and second floors. There is no parking on the main Frensham site.  

Students must be 16 and over for all adult classes unless arranged otherwise with the individual tutor. The enrolment form for under 18s who are attending an adult class must be signed by a parent or guardian. Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult if they are living in residence during the Summer School.  

Enrolments for courses will be in the order of receipt of application as class sizes are limited. Enrolments must be accompanied by full payment and a completed enrolment form. Sturt does not accept responsibility for lost or misdirected enrolments. Sturt will normally issue an acknowledgement of your enrolment within 5 working days; should this not be the case, you must verify that we have received your application as soon as possible.

All payments are made through Sturt Shop and can be made online or in person by credit card, eftpos, cash, cheque or money order. You may also post or email your enrolment. Sturt Shop is open seven days, 10.00am-5.00pm. Online enrolment is by credit card only; for cancellation, please contact Sturt Shop on 02 4860 2083.

Sturt reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrolments are not reached by 20 November 2020 or for circumstances beyond our control. Students will be offered placements in their 2nd or 3rd choice, or a refund of all fees. Students cancelling before 20 November will incur a $150 cancellation fee. No refunds of any course fee will be given for cancellations after 20 November 2020.

Late enrolments may be made up to the beginning of classes, where positions are available.

There will be a welcome address at 8.30am on the first day of the Summer School for all adult students. Classes begin at 9.00am each day. Daily class times are from 9.00am until 4.30pm. There is a one hour break for lunch. Classrooms may remain open until 8.00pm (in consultation with tutors) if students wish to continue working on their own. On the final afternoon between 3.00pm and 4.30pm, an exhibition of participants' work will be displayed and friends and family are invited to attend. 

All students must register before proceeding to their accommodation or their classroom.  Registration is between 4.00pm and 6.00pm on Sunday 3 January or between 7.45am and 8.30am on Monday 4 January in Sturt Cottage. On Registration, each student will receive a folder with their classroom location and other necessary information.