School Holiday Program

How to enrol and request a booking

Before you start you will need access to your email: 

Enrol online - An enrolment form will need to be completed for new families to the program.  Families who booked into our January, April and July 2017 programs will not be required to complete a new enrolment form. 

Spring School Holiday Care Booking Request and Permission Form - this form is updated each program and must be completed

Once these forms have been submitted you will receive confirmation of your booking within 2 business days via email from our friendly Family Services Administration Team

Call our friendly Family Services Administration Team on 5135 8700 for enquiries or to make a booking for your child. Availability will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Where

The School Holiday Program is available for primary school aged children and is located at:

Moe P.L.A.C.E
Ted Summerton Reserve 37-39 Vale Street, Moe

The program runs during the school holidays from 8am to 6pm and provides planned activities and excursions/incursions based on the children’s interests and learning opportunities. 

For further information and bookings please contact Family Services Administration Team on 5135 8700.

Spring school holiday program

Week One

Monday 25 September:

Welcome Back Breakfast: 8.30am to 9.30am
A yummy breakfast of freshly made pancakes with a variety of toppings and fresh fruit will be served from 8.30am.

Movie Monday: 1pm to 5pm
Captain Underpants (PG)
Excursion fee applies.

Tuesday 26 September:

Bricks4kidz: 10am to 12pm
Explore and build in this interactive Lego workshop using colour kits, mosaics and motorised model builds. Led by experience Bricks4kidz instructor.
Incursion fee applies.

Tinkering Table
Children can use a selection of hand tools to dismantle and explore the inner workings of everyday appliances in this hands-on experience.

Wednesday 27 September:

Aboriginal Art Experience: 10am to 12pm
Children will have the  opportunity to learn traditional painting from experienced Aboriginal artist Nannette Channing. Nannette will work with the children to create a custom-made artwork to be displayed permanently at Moe PLACE.
Incursion fee applies.

Cookie Creations: 1.30pm to 3pm
Children will test their skills in the kitchen as they bake and decorate their own cookie masterpieces.

Thursday 28 September:

Pasta Making: 10am to 12pm
Children will have the opportunity to use fresh, healthy ingredients to make their own pasta creations to be enjoyed as lunch.

Create with Clay: open-ended
Children will enjoy this create experience where they can shape their own masterpiece from clay. Children can continue to add to their work through the remainder of the school holiday program or simply explore the sensory properties of the natural clay.

Friday 29 September: Closed

Week Two

Monday 2 October

Mosaic Making
Children can design and create their own mosaic artwork in this ongoing experience.

DIY T-shirt Design
Children can show their flair for design when they design and paint their own t-shirt in this educator guided experience. Children can also bring along their own clothing/fabric items to decorate if they choose.

Tuesday 3 October

Churchill Island Heritage Farm Excursion 9am to 5pm
Children can adventure through time at Churchill Island. A ranger led talk will help children to discover the lifestyle of the European settlers who migrated to the area and find out how they lived off the land. The day will also include farm demonstrations and a visit to the animal nursery.
Excursion fee applies.

Wednesday 4 October

Wacky Wombat Circus: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Children will enjoy learning some of the tricks and trade of the circus in this interactive workshop led by an experienced Circus performer.
Incursion fee applies.

Woodworking Session
Children will develop their construction abilities as they hammer, nail or glue together their own timber creation.

Thursday 5 October

Let’s Roll
Children can get their hands dirty in the kitchen as they prepare and cook their own sausage rolls for lunch.

Muffin Making
Children will test their tastebuds as they make their own flavoured muffins for afternoon tea.

Friday 6 October

Picnic Lunch and, Jump and Climb Excursion: 11am to 3pm
Children can test their energy levels with a picnic in the park followed by one hour of jumping fun to celebrate the end of the school holidays!
Excursion fee applies.

Additional activities

Other activities offered to children on a daily basis over the two week program are:

  • Reading and quiet area
  • Dramatic play area (Camping Theme)
  • Dress-up and beauty salon area
  • Painting and collage
  • Lego construction area
  • Sports play area: tennis, basketball, cricket, badminton,
  • Multimedia area: Wii games and iPads
  • Art and craft

Fees (2017/18)

The 2017/18 fees and charges are: 

  • Fee $70 per day. Eligible families can receive Child Care Benefit (CCB) by applying directly to the Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 13 61 50 prior to commencement of the program.
  • Excursion/Incursion Levies are $15 for local trips and $20 for trips outside Gippsland, per child excursion and Incursion fees will be billed to your account.  Excursions and some incursion activities attract a non-CCB reducible levy.

Absences and cancellations

You will be charged 100% of the fee for all absences, unless your child is unwell and you provide a medical certificate.  Please note to make any cancellations, you must call the Vacation Care – Bookings on 5135 8700 and speak to our team or leave a message.

Child Care Benefit

CCB is a subsidy provided by Department of Human Services - Family Assistance Office (FAO) to parents of children in approved care.  School Holiday Program is an approved service where CCB is applicable.

Parents are required to contact the Department of Human Services - Family Assistance Office to obtain a Customer Reference Number (CRN) for each child and parent, prior to completing the School Holiday Care enrolment form. 

School Holiday Program Provider Number is: 555 011 014C.

For more information on CCB you can visit the nearest Department of Human Services FAO Office or by telephone 13 61 50 or visit www.centrelink.gov.au

Statements

Statements and invoices will be sent out after the program and payment is required within 14 days from issue date.

Payments can be made via BPAY, other options will be included on the invoice.

Biller Code:             221572
Reference No:       (debtor number)

Overdue accounts

Any families with an outstanding account balance with Latrobe City Council will need to pay these in full, before booking a place on our School Holiday Program. We cannot confirm your place until the outstanding account is paid.

For information regarding your account please contact Latrobe City Council on 1300 367 700 and ask for Accounts Receivable.

Meal times

Please provide a nutritious lunch and adequate snacks for your children. We recommend sandwiches, fruit, cheese sticks, yoghurt and a labelled water bottle. Please inform staff if your child’s food needs refrigeration.

For excursions please ensure you provide your child with a packed lunch and water bottle. Children will not be permitted to purchase food from vending machines or kiosks.

We request that you do not pack nuts or nut products in your child’s snacks and lunches.

Medication

Please ensure that you complete a Medication Form and sign in all medications at the start of the day. This is especially important for the staff to be able to support your child’s individual needs during the program and on excursions e.g. Ventolin.

Emergency evacuation procedure

Each School Holiday Program, program staff and the children will be practicing an Emergency Evacuation Drill. This will include the procedures and processes that the staff and children must adhere to. This includes the initial warning and the steps thereafter to successfully evacuate the stadium. The children will then reflect on what “we did well”, “what we need to do better” and program staff will evaluate this process for further proficiency in this task.