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School Holiday Care

Bookings are now open for December / January school holiday care.

Programs, centre locations and dates

School holiday programs are for 5 to 12-year old children and run on the following dates:

  • Programs on Monday 18 December 2023 to Thursday 21 December 2023
  • Centres closed from Friday 22 December 2023 to Friday 5 January 2024
  • Programs on Monday 8 January 2024 to Tuesday 30 January 2024

Fee and booking information

Fees are charged by the day:

  • The 5 to 12-year-old program is $65 per day.
  • In addition to the above fee, an Excursion Levy of $16 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).

December / January school holiday calendar

  • RROOSH - Ringrose Out of School Hours Care
  • SGOOSH - Sherwood Grange Out of School Hours Car

Week 1

Centre Monday 18 Tuesday 19 Wednesday 20 Thursday 21 Friday 22

SGOOSH

Slime Day Splash Battle Royale Bingo Fun Day 12 Days of Christmas

Centre Closed

December / January School Holiday Program

Week 2

Centre Monday 25 Tuesday 26 Wednesday 27 Thursday  28 Friday 29

RROOSH

Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed
SGOOSH Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed

December / January School Holiday Program

Week 3

Centre Monday 1 Tuesday 2 Wednesday 3 Thursday  4 Friday 5

RROOSH

Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed
SGOOSH Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed Centre Closed

December / January School Holiday Program

Week 4

Centre Monday 8 Tuesday 9 Wednesday 10 Thursday  11 Friday 12

RROOSH

Bubble Mania Your Inner Picasso Mini Olympic Games Holey Moley Hawaiian Day
SGOOSH Min Olympic Games Holey Moley Hawaiian Day Bubble Mania Your Inner Picasso

December / January School Holiday Program

Week 5

Centre Monday 15 Tuesday 16 Wednesday 17 Thursday  18 Friday 19

RROOSH

Junior Master Chef Karaoke Party Red Dragon Taekwondo Slushie and Pizza Making Day Movies
SGOOSH Slushie and Pizza Making Day Red Dragon Taekwondo Karaoke Party Movies Junior Master Chef

December / January School Holiday Program

Week 6

Centre Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday  25 Friday 26

RROOSH

Origami Making Bowling Rock Climbing Australia Day Sausage Sizzle Public Holiday - Centre Closed
SGOOSH Rock Climbing Origami Making Bowling Australia Day Sausage Sizzle Public Holiday - Centre Closed

December / January School Holiday Program

Week 7

Centre Monday 29 Tuesday 30      
SGOOSH Indigenous Clay Play Board Games Day   A  

December / January School Holiday Program

Activity details

Slime Day

Let the master of Slime guide you through the slime making process to create the perfect slime. This interactive and hands on workshop is super fun filled where kids will experiment, mix and create their very own special blend of slime. AND the best part-kids will be able to take home their goop masterpiece!

Arrive by 10am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

Splash Battle Royale

Searching for an epic summer incentre workshop that’s beats the heat? This action- packed incursion will get all your kids in on the fun, as teams go head-to-head in thrilling challenges to determine the ultimate champions! The fun never stops. From water relays and mind-boggling teamwork, bubble activities to a soaking balloon showdown and an exciting water bead scavenger hunt.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

Bingo Fun Day

Bingo is an incredibly fun game to play in groups, it is very easy to play, and can help rehearse anything from language vocabulary to math and historical facts. Lots of prizes to be won on the day.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

12 Days of Christmas

What a busy day it will be. The children will be getting involved in draw and elf self – portrait, Make Santa Masks, create and make a Christmas ornaments, make and create Christmas cookies and so much more fun things.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

Indigenous Clay Play

Celebrate our wonderful Indigenous Australian culture by joining us for an Aboriginal clay making experience. Roll up your sleeves and dive into modelling indigenous animals and native plants. Children will gain insight into sustainability and appreciate our ancient land and its culture.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

Bubble Mania

Our Bubble Pop! People workshop focuses on facilitating the play and creative skills unique to bubble artistry and bubble physics, on an impossibly grand scale, and gives the participants extensive skills to take into their future bubbly explorations. Our workshop facilitator sloshes in with an enormous volume of bubble juice (a whopping litre per child for bubble craft, big bubbling and rope work), skills and tools to make every child a bubble artist!

Arrive by 10am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

Your inner Picasso (Creative arts)

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 on canvas.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

Fly High

The children will get creative by making kites with resources provided to them and will get the opportunity to discover how wind can lift a kite and make it soar through the air effortlessly. Children will explore ways to increase their kite’s success in the air through researching different designs and methods of launching the kite in the air. The aim of the day is to promote self-confidence, increase independence, encourage fine motor skills, and simulate creative thinking.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

Laser warriors

Children will enjoy 2 hours of outdoor fun and exciting laser-tag challenges at the Centre with objective style missions such as capture, battle royale and wolf. Children will participate in games which are great for skills development with age-appropriate levels and challenges to make it fun for all ages.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

Mini Olympic Games

Want to unleash your inner athlete? Join us for our amazing mini–Olympic games! The courses for the day involve obstacle courses, potato sack races, tug of war and hurdle races. The children will be rewarded with fun Olympian certificates to acknowledge their amazing sport skills and teamwork.

Arrive by 9:30am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat. Please ensure you wear enclosed shoes.

Holey Moley

Holey Moley is Australia’s most unique golf venue. Forget the usual windmills and castles, at Holey Moley you will experience the craziest mini golf courses you have ever seen/ each hole will keep you wanting more.

Arrive by 9:30am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat. Please ensure you wear enclosed shoes.

Hawaiian Day

Want to feel like you’re on a tropical holiday without leaving the country? Dress up in any floral-patterned outfit and join us for some yummy fruit skewers and juice. Children will get to show off their fun Hawaiian attire and make flower crowns/necklaces and let Hawaii come to them.

Arrive by 9:30am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat. Please ensure you wear enclosed shoes.

Junior Master Chef: making chocolate muffins

Give your child the opportunity to unleash their amazing MasterChef skills as they bake chocolate chip muffins! They will be able to design their own paper chef hat to get them in the baking spirit! Perfect chance for your child to learn some vital cooking skills, whilst keeping the mess out of the house!

Arrive by 9:30am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat. Please ensure you wear enclosed shoes.

Origami Making

Feeling a little flat? Unfold your creativity and discover the enchanting world of origami in a captivating workshop. Bring your friends along, learn about the history of origami and fold until your heart's content.

Arrive by 9:30am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat. 

Red Dragon Taekwondo

The Red Dragon Taekwondo is a wonderful organisation that enables children to learn self defence and determination to never give up. Your child will really enjoy the experience of being taught from qualified Taekwondo professionals and build lifelong skills in confidence, stamina, determination, and strength. Let your child unleash their inner dragon as they learn how to be resilient as well as disciplined.

Arrive by 9:30am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water 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).

Arrive by 9:30am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat. 

Karaoke party

Don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes today, we are having a party! Move and groove to the best rocking playlist. Prizes will be given away through the day.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat. 

Bowling

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

Arrive by 9:30am | Please pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat. 

Rock Climbing Workshop

Unique and Challenging Fun! A creative and interactive activity the kids will love. Take up the challenge and test your skills, strength, balance, and agility.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

Australia day

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.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

Slushie and pizza making day

What a great way to end the school holiday program with Slushie and pizza making day. The children will have the opportunity to make and create there favourite flavoured slushie and adding their favourite toppings on there pizza.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water and a sun-safe hat.

Board games day

Join us for a wonderful day of board games, where the children get to showcase their amazing problem solving and teamwork skills. There will be an assortment of interesting vintage boardgames as well as some fun modern board games like Monopoly with an EFTPOS machine and credit cards! Give your child the chance to play a board game rather than a bored game.

Arrive by 10am | Please pack Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, water 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