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School Holiday Care

Bookings are now open for school holiday care in June / July 2021.

Programs, centre locations and dates

The following school holiday programs run from Monday 28 June to Friday 9 July 2021.

All centres are open from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Fee and booking information

Fees are charged by the day:

  • The 5 to 12-year-old program is $57 per day.
  • The 10 to 13-year-old program is $62 per day.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is available for all eligible families. Contact Centrelink to register.

Bookings close

  • 4 June 2021 - for newly enrolled children to this service.
  • 11 June 2021  -  for enrolments of children previously enrolled to this service.

A late booking fee of $40 applies after this date per child, per centre.

Register

You need to register and book online via the SmartCentral website.

The SmartCentral website requires you to create an account, in order to login and use the booking system.

Important allergy notice

We operate inclusive services that educate and care for children with a range of additional support needs. We have a number of children enrolled across our services with food intolerances and allergies, ranging from mild to severe, or in some cases life threatening anaphylaxis. Similar to most schools, we are allergy aware and do not allow children to bring in foods that may trigger an allergic reaction of any sort (for example, all types of nuts).

During the School Holiday Program, please be mindful of the food that you are packing in your child/ren’s lunch box. We encourage you to pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and water bottle as well as ensure that your child/ren have a sun-safe hat, enclosed shoes and appropriate clothing on.

June / July 2021 school holiday calendar

  • SGOOSH - Sherwood Grange Out of School Hours care for children aged 5 to 12 years.
  • GWOOSH SD -  Guildford West Out of School Hours care - Single Digits for children aged 5 to 9 years.
  • GWOOSH DD - Guildford West Out of School Hours care - Double Digits for children aged 10 to 13 years.

Week 1

Centre Monday 28 Tuesday 29 Wednesday 30 Thursday 1 Friday 2

SGOOSH

5 to 12 years

Journey through time Fizzics Masterchef Bush School Friendship Day

GWOOSH SD

5 to 9 years

Fizzics Friendship Day Journey through time Masterchef DIY Lego Kits

GWOOSH DD

10 to 13 years

Advanced Fizzics Comic Book Creation The Ultimate Challenge Put your cullinary skills to the test Lego Masters

June / July School Holiday Program

Week 2

Centre Monday 5 Tuesday 6 Wednesday 7 Thursday 8 Friday 9

SGOOSH

5 to 12 years

NAIDOC Day Silent Disco Mini Farm DIY Lego kits Pizza, popcorn, pyjama day

GWOOSH SD

5 to 9 years

NAIDOC Day Silent Disco Pizza, popcorn, pyjama day Bush School Mini Farm

GWOOSH DD

10 to 13 years

NAIDOC Days Silent Disco

Pizza, popcorn, pyjama day

Woodwork Wonders

Mini Farm

June / July School Holiday Program

Activity details

Journey through time

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: Today we’re going to party like its 1999! During the day, the children will go on a journey through time, engaging in a range of experiences from different decades. We encourage the children to come dressed in clothes that represent a specific decade so that they feel fully immersed in the activity. Children will also participate in decade-specific craft activities such as scooby strings, lava lamps, and more to take home.

Masterchef

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: Children will engage in a cooking activity allowing them to develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching, and investigating. We will learn what healthy eating means, explore new foods, and enjoy our tasty creations. To spice things up a little, we will place the children in groups and add the element of time to give them the feeling of what it would actually be like to be on MasterChef or in a commercial kitchen!

Fizzics

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: A day more than just whiz, bang, poof, and pop. Science is the study of the world around us. A scientific day spent at the centre where the children will get excited about the wonderful world around them as they observe, describe, experiment, conclude, make mess and get their hands dirty with science while learning that simple household products can be used to perform complete and wacky science experiments.

Friendship day

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: Celebrating Friendship Day in Australia is like rejuvenating your loving bond with your friends. Friendship Day is the right festival to show how much you are care about your friends and should be celebrated with zeal, enthusiasm, and fun. A vast cultural phenomenon associated with Friendship Day is the friendship band. Today the children will be provided with an opportunity to make not only a friendship band but friendship jewellery to show their appreciation towards one another and create a strong sense of belonging.

DIY Lego kits

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water and a hat.

Details: From a farm to a police station, a castle and an airport – let your wildest lego dreams come true! Each child will receive their very own lego kit to build and watch come to life. This experience will enable the children to develop dispositions such as curiosity, confidence, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence and imagination as well as how to interact in relation to others with care and respect as they all work alongside each other to achieve a common goal. They then get to take their construction home to remember forever.

 

Advanced Fizzics

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: A day focused on science-related content for gifted young scientists. Science is the study of facts which promotes discovery and learning. It is common knowledge that children love to experiment, which is why hands-on science activities are essential for children to develop their individual needs. Today the children will be provided with the opportunity to carry out science experiments such as crystal making and underwater volcanoes as well as explore STEM concepts.

Lego Masters

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: This experience will enable young people to develop dispositions such as curiosity, confidence, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence and imagination as well as how to interact in relation to others with care and respect. They will be able to share their knowledge and skills with their younger peers and assist them in bringing their creation to life. They then get to take their construction home to remember forever.

The ultimate challenge

Arrive at the Centre no later 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: From time to time, it’s a great idea to set challenges for young people that consist of fun activities that are possible for them to complete but encourages them to step outside of their comfort zone. Today the young people will be participating in a range of different challenges such as minute to win it games which will encourage them to come up with creative methods and solutions to complete the task which will build their confidence as they succeed.

Put your culinary skills to the test

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: In this activitiy young people will develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching, and investigating, they will learn what healthy eating means, explore new foods, and enjoy their tasty creations. To spice things up a little, we will place the young people in groups and add the element of time to give them the feeling of what it would actually be like to be on MasterChef or in a commercial kitchen! They will even have the opportunity to participate in a range of food-related games, trials, and tests to really put their culinary skills to the test!

Comic book creation

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: In this activity the young people will engage in creating and publishing their own comic book to take home using a variety of art materials such as pencils, inks, markers, and paints as well as several different drawing mediums. The ability to interpret and create visual images is an important 21st century skill. Young people are exposed to imagery from the internet, video games, television, films, and advertisements every day, and it is important that they can think critically about the images they see. One of the best and most fun ways for young people to improve their visual literacy is to read and create comics. 

NAIDOC day

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: A day for all children to get involved and learn about Australia’s indigenous culture. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protection for our land, our water, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction. Children will participate in activities to educate them on the First Nation’s cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage. The aim of the day is to encourage children to be active members of the community and find a sense of belonging.

Mini farm

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: KindiFarm will be bringing the farm to us, providing the children with a real hands-on learning experience whilst having fun. KindiFarm is widely regarded as the best quality service in the field of mobile animal farms. KindiFarm staff are passionate about what they do and enjoy sharing their love of animals and our Australian farming heritage. 

Silent Disco

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: Don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes today, we are having a party! Party Higher have developed an interactive silent disco for kids that combines technology, music, dancing, games, trivia, physical activities, mindfulness and more all through their special headphones that are conducted by their professionally trained Party Facilitators who will have all of the children fully engaged. We guarantee that this will be one of the best incursions that they have ever had.

Bush School

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: The Bush School is run by two fabulous Educators and aims to deliver engaging experiences covering literacy, numeracy, and creative arts in a stimulating outdoor setting, foster an understanding and appreciation of the environment and sustainability and provide opportunities for play-based learning to help develop motor skills and learning dispositions - such as curiosity, openness, optimism, resilience, concentration and creativity.

Pizza, popcorn and pyjama day

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: A day to chill out and enjoy the last day of the school holidays in your cosiest PJ’s. The day will be organised for the children to be able to relax and socialise with their friends whilst also engage in a range of mindfulness experiences. We will then have a great time watching movies and enjoying homemade healthy movie snacks. The children are encouraged to bring in their favourite movie (rated G) to share with all and we will then vote on which movie to watch!

Woodwork wonders

Arrive at the Centre no later than 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Details: Young people will engage in activities that will teach them practical woodworking skills. Hand in hand with the practical skills, the young people will need to use their reasoning skills, applied mathematics, problem solving, craftsmanship, fine motor skills, respect for tools and patience to engage in this activity. This workshop will empower children to become independent thinkers, build confidence, self-esteem and a repertoire of practical skills that will last a lifetime via a unique hands-on experience in a safe and supported environment.

Further information or assistance

If you have any questions, please contact Council's Children, Youth & Families' team on 02 8757 9000 or email info.schoolholidays@cumberland.nsw.gov.au