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School holiday care

Bookings are now open for school holiday care in January 2021. Programs run from Monday 11 January to Friday 22 January 2021.

Programs, centre locations and dates

The following school holiday programs run from Monday 11 January to Friday 22 January 2021.

There are 4 centres with separate programs for 5 to 9 years, 5 to 12 years and 10 to 13 year olds.

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 Friday 4 December 2020. A late booking fee of $37 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.

January 2021 school holiday calendar

  • RROOSH - Ringrose Out of School Hours care  
  • SGOOSH - Sherwood Grange Out of School Hours care
  • GWOOSH -  Guildford West Out of School Hours care - Single Digits (5 to 9 years)
  • GWOOSH - Guildford West Out of School Hours care - Double Digits (10 to 13 years)

Week 1

Centre Monday 11 Tuesday 12 Wednesday 13 Thursday 14 Friday 15

RROOSH

5 to 12 years

A world of games Nurture nature Boho, bohemian, and hipster day The great quest Water Olympics

SGOOSH

5 to 12 years

Get wild! Play with clay Aerodynamics adventures A world of games Nurture nature

GWOOSH

5 to 9 years

The great quest Boho, bohemian, and hipster day Water Olympics Get WILD! Play with clay

GWOOSH

10 to 13 years

Safer internet day Bingo Water Olympics The fantastic photo challenge The right byte

January School Holiday Program

Week 2

Centre Monday 18 Tuesday 19 Wednesday 20 Thursday 21 Friday 22

RROOSH

5 to 12 years

Get wild! Play with clay Earth day every day Aerodynamics adventures We are one, but we are many

SGOOSH

5 to 12 years

Boho, bohemian and hipster day Water Olympics The great quest Earth day every day We are one, but we are many

GWOOSH

5 to 9 years

Earth day every day Nurture nature Aerodynamics adventures A world of games We are one, but we are many

GWOOSH

10 to 13 years

Nailing string art Beautiful minds: unique bodies A world of games

Play with clay

We are one, but we are many

January School Holiday Program

Activity details

A world of games

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: A World of Games’ is a day where children are able to explore a variety of games, some they may not have ever heard of before. Ranging from traditional board games, physical challenges, round robins and brain teasers. The children will be able to explore and engage in a variety of activities, focusing on various social skills, physical skills and cognitive skills.

Nurture nature

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Nature is around us everywhere and it’s time to explore our outdoor environments to see what we can find. Today, children will engage with a variety of resources and learn ways that they can nurture the nature around them, no matter where they are. Children will discover a love of gardening, appreciation of the great outdoors and learn how to use nature in our everyday play. Children will also participate in a gardening experience where they will engage in a planting experience and take home their own pot plant to continue to remind them to nurture nature.

Boho, bohemian and hipster day

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water and a hat. Ensure that the clothing meets Sun Safety requirements including no singlet tops. Please also ensure that enclosed shoes are worn.

Details: Today the children will express their creativeness through a variety of ways including making dream catchers, flower crowns, listening to Dreamtime stories and participating in outdoor art experiences. Children are encouraged to wear pastel colours, vintage denim, florals outfits or their favourite fun and fabulous outfit. Whatever makes them feel a sense of happiness.

The great quest

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Working in teams, children will be lead through various activities offering a sense of adventure and fun! Working on word puzzles, physical obstacles and a variety of challenges, the children will need to work together as a team to crack codes, overcome obstacles and explain riddles to get to the one final prize. These experiences will encourage children to further develop their problem solving skills as well as further expand on their social skills as they work as a team.

Water Olympics

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

Bring: . Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water and a hat. Children are encouraged to pack a set of old clothes, enclosed shoes and a towel to wear during the Olympics. They will then be able to change after the activities are finished.

Details: Come ready to join in an array of water and sports-based activities at our Water Olympics. Children will have access to super soakers, water balloons, and other fun water resources. What better way to play with your friends using water in a safe and responsible manner while cooling down in the heat of Summer. The children will also explore some of the sports they could expect to see at the Summer Olympics and have their turn at trying some new sports. We will also discuss what water restrictions mean and how we can use water in a safe manner as well as how we can all stay safe at the beach over summer.

Get Wild!

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Come ready to learn about all creatures’ great and small. From the gigantic Antarctic Blue Whale to the tiny Monte Iberia Eleuth Frog. Children will learn about a range of animals, their diets, habitats, relatives, and some weird and wonderful facts about animals they may find in their own backyards. These activities will allow the children to explore concepts of nature around them and learn about animals that they have not heard of before. Come along and see what you can learn and what knowledge you can share with others.

Play with clay

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Clay exploration is a great way to indulge your creativity. A block of clay can become a teapot, a vase, a bowl for your pets, a turtle, a monster and so much more. Today’s activities will put clay into the hands of the children as they explore their imagination and creativity, allowing it to find a real physical form. Children will get creative with clay, paint and natural materials from the outdoors, to make something cute, something wacky, or just switch off and let their hands decide.

Earth day every day

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water and a hat. Please also pack in an old t-shirt that you don’t mind getting stained.

Details: Our Earth is the most precious resource we have and it is our responsibility to protect it! Today the children will enjoy a presentation from two of Cumberland City Council’s most eager Eco Warriors as they learn about ways that things that we do every day can have a positive impact on the protection of our world. The children will also get to create their own take-home re-usable bag! The activities and experiences planned for today will encourage children to look at the bigger picture of climate change, and how our individual actions are effecting the entire planet.

Aerodynamics Adventures

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Today we will be exploring the concept of aerodynamics through the creation of our very own kite! Children will also engage in educational experiences as they explore and experiment with various objects learning about the effects and possibilities of aerodynamics. Today’s activities will give the children an opportunity to utilise their own skills as they explore scientific concepts. The day will finish with a paper plane challenge and we will see which plane can fly the furthest.

We Are One, But We Are Many

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Today we will be having a yarn, have a kick of footy, and a BBQ lunch. Join us as we explore what makes Australia unique. Form our Country’s past, including the Traditional Owners of the land, to our multicultural present, we will look at what makes Australia such an amazing place as we prepare for Australia Day on 26 January 2021. We will look into the flora and fauna of this beautiful land, as well as some hidden gems that can be found around us.

Bingo

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: The ultimate game of chance! Come dressed in clothes that your Grandparents, Great Uncle, Aunty or even elderly neighbour would wear and join us for a day full of Bingo fun! Different themes and various types of Bingo games will be played throughout the day, giving children the chance to participate, to be the caller or just watch on. Everyone will have a role to play. No matter the call, there will be something for all to join in!

The right byte

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details:

Attention all Engineers, emerging Scientists and Robotic Enthusiasts; Today’s activities are for you! With codes to crack, robots to construct and close circuit and other engineering based activities, you will be able to join us to explore and learn about the technology that we may see around us in its most basic from. Today’s activities will allow all children the opportunity to explore and construct various technologies with the guidance of our Educators, allowing them to follow instruction, experiment and create.

Nailing string art

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Tape it! Dip it! Nail It! Join us for a day of various methods of string art. From hammering nails and weaving strings, to dipping it into paint and dragging it, to using it as a white out method, the children will be encouraged to explore and experiment with the materials provided to them in an artistic medium. All children will have the opportunity to explore these materials at their own leisure and creatively express themselves

Safer internet day

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: How did we ever survive without our phones and the internet? Today we will be exploring the benefits and opportunities technology affords us as well as how being constantly ‘plugged in’ affects us. We will also have activity style workshops where the children will learn about the dangers of the cyber world and how to handle tough situations.

The fantastic photo challenge

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: First you take a Scavenger Hunt list, then you add in a camera, some smiling faces and voila! You have the Fantastic Photo Challenge. Children will be broken into teams and provided with a camera. Each team will have a list of photos they will need to get including objects, people and some that are open to interpretation. Various themes will be followed as they explore the indoor and outdoor environments, racing to get their required photos. Photos will be taken on the centre devices.

Beautiful minds. Unique bodies

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: How do muscles work? What are the benefits of yoga? How can I stay fit and healthy? Today we will be exploring the wonder that is the human body. We will explore what exercise can do for you and what happens to your body when you perform strenuous activities. We will engage in strength and cardio activities, mindfulness meditation and discuss the effects exercise can have on your overall physical and mental health. We will also be discussing protective behaviours to help children stay safe. Children will be supported by educators to engage in a variety of activities as they explore how the human body works.

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