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 2017 program will not be required to complete a new enrolment form. 

Autumn 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.

Autumn school holiday program

Week One

Monday 3 April: 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.
Monday Movie Madness…
Excursion: Warragul Cinema: Boss Baby
• Transport: Bus
• Depart from Moe PLACE: 1.00 pm
• Arrive back at Moe PLACE: 5.00 pm
• Times may change due to cinema scheduling
• $12.50 excursion fee applies

Tuesday 4 April: Barb from Bunnings!

Incursion: Bunnings Workshop
Children will have the opportunity to participate in a fun, interactive workshop that is facilitated by Barb from Bunnings who provides an abundance of materials that children can select from.

Wednesday 5 April:  Take Aim!

Excursion: Archery at Twin City Archers Morwell
Children will have a chance to learn some archery skills in a workshop provided by experienced instructors at the indoor and outdoor archery range. 
This is a fully supervised activity.
• Transport: Bus
• Depart from Moe PLACE: 1.40 pm
• Arrive back at Moe PLACE: 4.30 pm
• $12.50 excursion fee applies

Thursday 6 April: Mosaic and Mache Mania!

Incursion: Mosaic Art and Paper Mache Craft
Children will have the opportunity to learn the craft of Mosaic Art and Paper Mache.
These experiences will be set up for the entire program so children will have the freedom to be creative as they choose.

Friday 7 April: Colour my World!

Incursion: Tie Dying
Children can create their own individual patterns and designs and learn the art of Tie Dying. Anything from a T-shirt, a cap or a scarf can be dyed.
Children can dye a T-shirt that we provide or bring along an article of clothing from home if they want.
Here we Goat again!
Excursion: Gippy Goat Yarragon
Children will have hands on fun petting and feeding the goats as well as having a chance to watch milking time and ask the goat farmers lots of questions.
• Transport: Bus
• Depart from Moe PLACE: 2.00 pm
• Arrive back at Moe PLACE: 4.30 pm
 $12.50 excursion fee applies

Week Two

Monday 10 April: Silly Science Spectacular!

Excursion: Scienceworks Melbourne
Children can have fun with all the experiences Scienceworks has to offer as well as the hands on pop- up Test Lab for “Making and Tinkering”.
• Transport: Bus
• Depart from Moe PLACE: 8:30 am
• Arrive back at Moe PLACE: 5:00 pm
 $16.50 excursion fee applies

Tuesday 11 April: What a Mess!

Incursion: Messy Play Day
Children can experience the joy of messy play. A fun opportunity to enjoy playing with Slime, Oobleck, Orbeez, Chalk Bombs and Paint Bombs.
• Old clothes are essential as is a change of clothes.

Wednesday 12 April: Bushwhacker’s guide to a BBQ…

Excursion: Morwell National Park – Bush Walking, Nature Treasure Hunt and BBQ Lunch.
Children can get back to nature with a walk on Fosters Gully Nature Track and enjoy a Sausage in Bread BBQ lunch as well as participate in a Nature Treasure Hunt.
• Transport: Bus
• Depart from Moe PLACE: 9:00 am
• Arrive back at Moe PLACE: 1:00 pm
• $12.50 excursion fee applies
• It is essential children wear suitable shoes for walking.

Thursday 13 April: Easter Extravaganza!

Incursion: Easter Activities and Easter Egg Hunt
Children can participate in a variety of Easter Craft activities as well join in the Easter Egg Hunt.

Fees (2016/17)

The adopted 2016/17 fees and charges schedule 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 Levies are $12.50 for local trips and $16.50 for trips outside Gippsland, per child per excursion and 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.  Vacation Care 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. 

Moe Vacation Care 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 Vacation Care 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.