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School Holiday Care

Bookings are now open for school holiday care from Monday 9 January to Friday 27 January 2023.

Programs, centre locations and dates

The following school holiday programs are for 5 to 12-year old children and run from Monday 9 January to Friday 27 January 2023.

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

Applications close Friday, 16 December 2022.

Fee and booking information

Fees are charged by the day:

  • The 5 to 12-year-old program is $59 per day.
  • In addition to the above fee, an Excursion Levy of $15 applies for all excursions.

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

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.

January school holiday calendar

  • GWOOSH - Guildford West Out of School Hours care
  • RROOSH - Ringrose Out of School Hours care

Week 1

Centre Monday 9 Tuesday 10 Wednesday 11 Thursday 12 Friday 13

GWOOSH

5 to 12 years

Kindness Day Amy Bootcamp Reading Cinemas Sun Safe Day

Your Innner Picasso

Creative Arts

RROOSH

5 to 12 years

A Bug's Life Silent Disco Bowling and Lunch Loose Parts Day Kindness Day

January School Holiday Program

Week 2

Centre Monday 16 Tuesday 17 Wednesday 18 Thursday 19 Friday 20

GWOOSH

5 to 12 years

Loose Parts Day Yoga Day Wacky Wednesday Science Day Silent Disco A Bug's Life

RROOSH

5 to 12 years

Your Inner Picasso

Creative Arts

Water Fun Day Wacky Wednesday Science Day Army Boot Camp Sun Safe Day

January School Holiday Program

Week 3

Centre Monday 23 Tuesday 24 Wednesday 25 Thursday 26 Friday 27

GWOOSH

5 to 12 years

Water Fun Day Bowling and Lunch

We Are One We Are Many

Inclusive Australia

Public Holiday

Back to School Day

Let's Get Ready

RROOSH

5 to 12 years

Yoga Day Reading Cinemas

We Are One We Are Many

Inclusive Australia

Public Holiday

Back to School Day

Let's Get Ready

January School Holiday Program

Activity details

A Bug's Life

Join us as we explore our backyard! Today the children will engage in a bug hunt around the service using magnifying glasses and bug.

Throughout the day the children will enjoy lots of time outside searching for bugs, learn new facts about bugs, battle it out with bug trivia and enjoy bug craft! What bugs will we find?

Please arrive at the centre no later than 10am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Army Bootcamp

Ready set go! Today the children will be engaging in obstacles, squeezing climbing and sliding their way to the finish line in an Army bootcamp themed day of fun. This day will be jam packed with opportunities for children to take responsibility for their health and wellness while also developing team work skills by working together with their peers.

Please arrive at the centre no later than 10am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat. 

Please also pack a spare pair of clothes so the children can get changed after their day of fun!

Back to School Day - Let's Get Ready

What a great way to end the school holidays by dressing up in your school uniform. You may bring your school bag, school lunch box and school hat for the day. A few activities that include a classroom scavenger hunt, 'Would you rather' questions, 'Find a friend' with many more fun, exciting activities and games throughout the day.

Please arrive at the centre no later than 9.30am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch,  afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Bowling and Lunch

Children will be travelling by private bus to Zone Bowling in Villawood. The children will have opportunity to play a game of bowling with their friends followed by lunch.

Please arrive at the centre no later than 9.30am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness is all about bringing joy to others when they least expect it. Acts of kindness increase energy, give a wonderful feeling of optimism, and increase feelings of gratitude. Kindness is a key ingredient that helps children feel good.

Reach out and make new friends with the OOSH’s friendship initiative and create pen pals between our services. Spend time making friendship bracelets, card making and enjoy some fun group games.

Please arrive at the centre no later than 10am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Loose Parts Day

In a play, loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials.

The theory of 'loose parts' first proposed by architect Simon Nicholson in the 1970's has begun to influence child-play experts and the people who design play spaces for children in a big way. Nicholson believed that it is the 'loose parts' in our environment that will empower our creativity, Let The Children Play, 2010.

So now it’s time to get creative as we use recycled materials and bits and pieces to make some really cool things which the children will be able to take home at the end of the day.

Please arrive at the centre no later than 10am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Reading Cinemas

A great day for the children to spend out and about. The children will be heading to Reading Cinema at Auburn to watch a movie and enjoy time with their friends. Upon returning to the centre the children will be encouraged to participate in some planned performing arts activities. The aim of the day is for children to build friendships, confidence and to have fun.

Children are welcome to bring individual snacks to have during the movie, although we do ask that no products containing nuts are packed.

Please arrive at the centre no later than 9.30am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Silent Disco

Don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes today, we are having a party! A high energy dance party without the Noise! Move and groove to the best ever rocking playlist. Children will be provided with a set of high-quality sounding wireless headphones.

With two music channels available there is something for everyone. Two DJ’s will battle it out with two different styles of music and include games, magic, comedy, circus, competitions and even a little education!

Please arrive at the centre no later than 10am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Sun Safe Day

'Slip’ Slop’ Slap' Seek’ Slide’! Today children will be learning the importance and the steps of being Sun Smart such as UV rays, sun protection times as well as will be reading Council’s Sun Smart Guiding Principle. As part of sun smart program today children will be provided with an opportunity to decorate their very own sun smart hat. The focus today will be 'How to stay sun smart'?

Please arrive at the centre no later than 10am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Wacky Wednesday Science Day

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

Please arrive at the centre no later than 10am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Water Fun Day

A day at the centre. Children will take part in backyard water games such as water baseball, water relays, water balloon dodgeball, Duck, Duck Goose with a twist and test out your flexibility with water limbo which will keep them cool and engaged for hours. Please provide a towel and extra clothing as your children will get wet.

Please arrive at the centre no later than 10am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

We Are One We are Many - Inclusive Australia

Celebrate our country’s uniqueness and culture with games and crafts throughout the day including thong throwing and lamington making.

Sausage sizzle will be provided.

Please arrive at the centre no later than 9.30am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Yoga Day

We welcome children to engage in a workshop run by Little Posers yoga. Little Posers build students’ self-esteem by building them up physically, mentally and emotionally. By setting them challenging, yet achievable goals students are able to see their personal improvement.

Self-management and regulation tools are essential life skills. When children understand that mistakes can be opportunities to grow, befriend their inner-critic and choose empowering thoughts they transform their relationships with themselves and their peers.

Please arrive at the centre no later than 10am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Your Inner Picasso - Creative Arts

Let your little Picassos explore their creativity with fun art activities. It allows for all children to show their artistic abilities through music and arts. The children will create their very own canvas while enjoying spending time with their friends.

Give your child the opportunity to unleash their inner creativity. As Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an Artist”, we just need to help them bring their creativity to life. Join us for the summer school holiday to develop their artistic imagination and cultivate their love of the arts.

Please arrive at the centre no later than 10am. Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water bottle and a sun-safe hat.

Further information or assistance

If you have any questions, please contact our Education and Care team on 8757 9000 or email accounts.children@cumberland.nsw.gov.au