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 and April 2017 programs will not be required to complete a new enrolment form. 

 Winter 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 15-41 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.

Winter school holiday program

Week One

Monday 3 July:

Welcome Back Breakfast

A yummy breakfast of freshly made pancakes with a variety of toppings and fresh fruit will be served from 9.00 am.

Tuesday 4 July:

Italian Food Fiesta 9.30am to 11.30am

Pizza and Pasta making
Children will have the opportunity to use fresh, healthy ingredients to make their own pizza and pasta creations which they will then enjoy for lunch.

Get Bowled over 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Excursion: WynCity Tenpin Bowling
Children will have a chance to test their aim against their friends in two enjoyable games of tenpin bowling.

  • Transport: Bus
  • Depart from Moe PLACE: 1.30pm
  • Arrive back at Moe PLACE: 4.30pm
  • Local excursion fee applies

Wednesday 5 July:

Excursion: Walhalla Goldfields Railway 9am to 2.30pm

Children will have the opportunity to step back in time with a visit to Walhalla. Children will see the sights of the historic township while riding on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway before enjoying a picnic lunch.

  • Transport: Bus
  • Depart from Moe PLACE: 9am
  • Arrive back at Moe PLACE: 2.30 pm
  • Local excursion fee applies

Thursday 6 July:

Movie Madness 1pm to 5pm

Excursion: Warragul Peninsula Cinema – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

  • Transport: Bus
  • Depart from Moe PLACE: 1pm
  • Arrive back at Moe PLACE: 5pm (session times to be confirmed)
  • Local excursion fee applies

Friday 7 July:

FOOTY FEVER 11.30am to 1.30pm

Incursion: AFL Gippsland Clinic

Children will have the opportunity to learn some new skills when they participate in a football skills clinic on Ted Summerton Reserve. This activity will be facilitated by an experienced instructor from AFL Gippsland under the supervision of educators and will conclude with a footy themed lunch of Hot Pies, sausage rolls and cold drinks.

Week Two

Monday 10 July:

Movie Madness 1pm to 5pm

Excursion: Warragul Peninsula Cinema – Despicable Me 3 (PG)

  • Transport: Bus
  • Depart from Moe PLACE: 1pm
  • Arrive back at Moe PLACE: 5pm (session times to be confirmed)
  • Local excursion fee applies

Tuesday 11 July: to be confirmed

Wildlife Wonder

Incursion: Blacksnake Wildlife Productions – Wildlife conservation education presentation

Children will have the opportunity to see and touch some of the vanishing species of Australia in this hands-on presentation led by an experienced wildlife consultant.

  • Local incursion fee applies

Wednesday 12 July:

Back to nature 9am to 1pm

Excursion: Sale Botanic Gardens.

Children can get back to nature with a walk around the Sale Botanic Gardens and Fauna Park before enjoying a picnic lunch and a play at the playground.

  • Transport: Bus
  • Depart from Moe PLACE: 9am
  • Arrive back at Moe PLACE: 1pm
  • Excursion fee applies
  • It is essential children wear suitable shoes for walking and weather appropriate clothing.

Thursday 13 July:

Let’s Build! 10am to 12pm

Incursion: BRICKS4KIDZ

Children will have the opportunity to explore their building and design skills in this interactive workshop that is designed to suit all skill levels.
The program will be run by trained instructors who will incorporate motorised technics and motors to bring their creations to life.

  • Local incursion fee applies

Friday 14 July:

Campfire Cookery!

Children can test their camping skills as well as their tastebuds as we fire up the campfire and get cooking!
The children will be fully supervised and assisted by educators as they try their hand at damper making and toasting marshmallows to celebrate the last day of the school holidays.

Fees (2017/18)

The draft 2016/17 fees and charges proposed are: 

  • Fee $70.00 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 $15.00 for local trips and $20.00 for trips outside Gippsland, per child per excursion and Incursion 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 5128 5623 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 can’t 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.