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School Holiday Care

Bookings are now open for School Holiday Care in October 2020. Programs run from Monday 28 September to Friday 9 October 2020.

Programs, Centre Locations and Dates

The following school holiday programs run from Monday 23 September to Friday 9 October 2020.

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 $55 per day.
  • The 10 to 13-year-old program is $60 per day.

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

Bookings close Friday 18 September 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.

September / October 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
  • GWOOSH - Guildford West Out of School Hours care

Week 1

Centre Monday 28 Tuesday 29 Wednesday 30 Thursday 1 Friday 2

RROOSH

5 to 12 years

Footy Colours Day Make my Bear Workshop Acrylic Pour Painting Hama Bead Mania Game Show Extravaganza

SGOOSH

5 to 12 years

Footy Colours Day Acrylic Pour Painting Make my Bear Workshop Back to the Backyard Hama Bead Mania

GWOOSH

5 to 9 years

Footy Colours Day Hama Bead Mania Game Show Extravaganza Make my Bear Workshop Acrylic Pour Painting

GWOOSH

10 to 13 years

Footy Colours Day Cricket NSW Workshop Wheels Day Make my Bear Workshop Acrylic Pour Painting

September / October School Holiday Program

Week 2

Centre Monday 5 Tuesday 6 Wednesday 7 Thursday 8 Friday 9

RROOSH

5 to 12 years

Public Holiday Colours of the Rainbow Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Feel the Rhythm Back to the Backyard

SGOOSH

5 to 12 years

Public Holiday Feel the Rhythm Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Game Show Extravaganza Colours of the Rainbow

GWOOSH

5 to 9 years

Public Holiday Back to the Backyard Colours of the Rainbow Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Feel the Rhythm

GWOOSH

10 to 13 years

Public Holiday Back to the Backyard Colours of the Rainbow

NRL Workshop

Feel the Rhythm

September / October School Holiday Program

Activity Details

Acrylic Pour Painting

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water and a hat. Feel free to pack an old, spare shirt for your child to wear whilst painting.

Details: Acrylic Pour Painting is a fascinating fluid painting technique. Depending on the technique used, this liquefied paint is layered into a cup, poured / tilted /flipped or swirled onto a canvas and distributed around the surface by manipulating it with your hands. Depending on the choice of the colours, the thickness of the paint and the different techniques used, different effects are created on the canvas resulting in every piece being totally unique! Get your creative juices flowing and get ready to experiment with your very own acrylic pour painting creation. We can’t wait to see what you can come up with.

Back to the Backyard

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Let’s get physical! Today is all about getting back to the outdoors and enjoying some sunshine whilst playing some classic backyard games. From egg and spoon races, to relays, giant noughts and crosses and even bubble soccer – the children will have the opportunity to engage in a range of fun physical activities individually and in teams. The activities will be stationed across the field and the children will be able to participate in everything across the day. To spice things up, we can add the element of time – encouraging some friendly competition and rewarding points to each team based on their time.

Colours of the Rainbow

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

  • Please pack a towel, spare change of clothes and a plastic bag for your child/ren as they will be covered in coloured powder and need to change after the activity.

Details: Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue! Colours of the Rainbow is a colour crazy day. All of the children are encouraged to wear rainbow coloured clothing or as many colours as they can to get in the spirit (there may even be a prize for the child with the most colours on!). One of our Educators who is an experienced face painter will also be at each service on their Colours of the Rainbow Day to paint the children’s face, transforming them into whatever character, animal or creation they like.

To top this colour crazy day off, we will be having our very own Colour Run! The colour run will consist of a challenging yet fun obstacle course that the children can walk or run through. At each challenge or station, the children will be sprayed with a different, natural and safe colour powder resulting in them being covered in the colours of the rainbow by the end of the course. There will even be a Colour Extravaganza at the end of the course which you do not want to miss out on.

Cricket NSW Workshop

Arrive at the Centre by 9am.

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

Details: As a special treat for the Double Digits children at Guildford West OOSH, they will be engaging in an awesome 3 hour workshop run by Cricket NSW! They will learn how to do a proper warm up and get their bodies ready before participating in a batting and bowling skills session which will then be followed by a modified game where they can show off all of their new skills. This workshop will encourage the children to take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing as well as develop a strong sense of belonging to a group whilst having fun and learning a new skill for life.

Feel the Rhythm

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes on today! The aim of today is to promote both physical and mental wellbeing whilst the children and young people have fun and be carefree. It will give the children the opportunity to learn, connect and express themselves through popular music, active play, movement and mindfulness. It is also designed to nurture kids imaginative souls, encourage kids to be active, develop motor skills and spatial awareness, develop balance and strength and build connections. From Zumba, to Yoga, dance parties and everything in between, the children will be moving their bodies and dancing up a storm.

Footy Colours Day

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

Bring: Please pack a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, water and a hat. Please wear your favourite footy team's colours, jersey or outfit.

Details: Footy Colours Day is a national campaign held during the month of September to support kids living with cancer and the Fight Cancer Foundation. Schools, workplaces, groups and clubs across Australia are encouraged to wear their favourite footy team’s colours to show their support. As it is also nearing the end of the 2020 Footy Season, we will be celebrating Footy Colours Day to kick off the October School Holiday Program where all children are encouraged to wear their favourite footy team’s colours, jersey or outfit and engage in a range of fun and related experiences throughout the day.

Game Show Extravaganza

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Do you want to be a millionaire? Spin that wheel! This is the Voice. Welcome to Family Feud. These are just some of the fantastic game shows that the children will be participating in today. As the Educators turn into game show hosts, the children will have the opportunity to work in teams and individually to compete for points and prizes in their favourite TV game shows. From answering questions in a limited time for increasing points like ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’, to competing in teams and buzzing in the quickest like ‘Family Feud’ and even showing off their best singing voice and trying to turn a chair like in the popular talent show ‘The Voice’ – the children will have the opportunity to strengthen their social and emotional wellbeing, boost their confidence and ultimately create a sense of belonging with and amongst their peers through these awesome activities.

Hama Bead Mania

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: You know how each year there is a new craze that takes the world by storm? Well this year it is Hama Beads – the children are obsessed! Hama beads are small, hollow beads that come in a range of colours and can be used to create wonderful designs. The children will be required to not only use their imagination but also their patience as they carefully place the beads, one by one, onto the template creating any design they choose. The beauty of hama beads is that if they change their mind, they can simply tip the beads off and start again. The children can even use images of their favourite characters, animals or logos and recreate them using the beads. Once they are happy with the final design, the beads can be ironed together, slightly melting them to join into one design.

Make My Bear

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Make My Bear is a fun and special workshop where each child will be able to create their very own bear from start to finish and take it home! Each child will receive a ‘Make my Bear’ kit including the skin/fur, the stuffing, a satin heart, a birth certificate, a t-shirt for their bear and a carry home bag. Each child can decorate their bears T-shirt and make a wish on their satin heart before placing it inside, making this workshop one that the children will never forget.

NRL Workshop

Arrive at the Centre by 9am.

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

Details:As a special treat for the Double Digits children at Guildford West OOSH, they will be participating in a jam packed NRL workshop! This workshop is non-contact and appeals to the true nature of kids in all their messy, high energy, love of fun and play. The aim of this workshop is to provide the perfect introduction to Rugby League for primary school aged boys and girls. Whether you are new to Rugby League or have played before, this will be a great way to learn new skills and meet friends along the way.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

Details: Did you know that over $300 million worth of recycling is lost every year, most of it due to contamination in the recycling bin? Well, in November 1996, Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. National Recycling Week aims to encourage people to 'break down' everyday items into recycling, general waste, food waste and soft plastic to stop contamination and maximise recycling, making us an environmentally friendly nation. As an introduction into National Recycling Week, we have 2 very experienced Cumberland Council employees coming to the services to run a workshop made up of a number of small activities to educate the children on the importance of recycling through fun and engaging experiences. These activities will include a story time, loose parts play, nature play and more.

Wheels Day

Arrive at the Centre by 10am.

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

  • You must sign and complete the permission form prior to the day.
  • Please bring along your child/ren's scooter / bike / skateboard, a helmet, any other protective equipment and closed in shoes.
  • Children will not be allowed to ride their scooter / bike / skateboard without a helmet.

Details:

As a special treat for the Double Digits children at Guildford West OOSH, they will be able to bring in their wheels, such as a bike, scooter or skateboard, along with a helmet, any other protective safety equipment and closed in shoes to ride around the bike track located inside the school grounds. They will be taking part in a safety discussion and go over the rules and expectations to follow when riding as well as ride through some fun obstacles on the track to test their skills, reflexes and put into action the things that they may have learnt during the safety discussion.

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