Bookings are now open for our 2023-2024 summer holiday program!

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Phillip Island Leisure Centre

Location

10-14 Church Street
Cowes
VIC 3922

Program offered

School Holiday Program 

School Holiday Program opening hours

Monday to Friday
8:30am – 5:30pm

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Phillip Island Leisure Centre

School Holiday Program

Our Phillip Island holiday program provides an opportunity for your child to learn from new experiences through a fun mix of activities, while making friends along the way.

We offer a wide variety of interest-based in-house activities, themed incursions and exciting excursions. Our holiday programs are run by experienced Educators who help your child become more confident and independent.

Activities could include anything from learning to skateboard to meeting amazing animals or having a boogie at our disco. We do regular excursions too. In the past, we've headed to the Chocolate Factory Museum and Wonthaggi Arts Centre.

Keep an eye out for our upcoming program – we'll share the schedule on this page about four weeks before the school holidays start.

How to enrol   Prices

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Prices

We offer three types of activity days which are priced differently:

  • in-house: activities run by our Educator team;
  • incursion: activities run by visitors to our service;
  • excursion: activities run at an off-site location.

The table below lists the current daily fee for our in-house activities at Phillip Island Leisure Centre.

Prices for incursions and excursions will be available when the program is open for bookings (approximately four weeks before the start of the holidays).

Holiday program

Fee

You pay as little as*

In-house activity $76.00 $7.60
Excursion activity Price available when each holiday program is released.
Incursion activity Price available when each holiday program is released.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

Our programs qualify for the Federal Government's Child Care Subsidy (CCS). CCS helps eligible families access approved and registered child care providers by partially subsidising the cost of daily fees.

The 'Fee' price listed in the table above is the full permanent or casual daily fee for each program without any CCS entitlements.

*The 'You pay as little as' price is an example of how little you could pay if you qualify for the maximum CCS percentage (90%) as provided by the Federal Government. We've calculated this price to allow for the 5% withheld by Services Australia to reduce the chances of an overpayment.

When our holiday programs are open for bookings, you'll be able to see the prices for each activity on this page. These prices are the daily price and do not include any CCS you may be entitled to, which could significantly reduce your out of pocket expense.

Learn more about Child Care Subsidy or visit the Service Australia website for more information. We also recommend using this CCS calculator to estimate your new subsidy payments. 

Summer Holiday Program

Bookings are now open for our Summer 2023-2024 School Holiday Program! The program runs on weekdays from Monday 8 January to Thursday 25 January 2024.

We've planned a bumper program of school holiday activities that will interest your child over the holidays. There are three different types of activity days.

Activity days

  • In-house (activities run by our Educator team)
  • Incursion (activities run by visitors to our service)
  • Excursion (activities run at an off-site location)

What to bring

  • Lunch and snack (nutritious and nut free)
  • SunSmart hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing and shoes
  • Swimwear, towel and change of clothes as required (if an activity involves water)

You can also read our School Holiday Program FAQs.

The prices listed in the table below are the full fee for each day. If you're entitled to Child Care Subsidy, what you actually pay could be significantly reduced. 

Date

Holiday activity details

Week 1          18 - 22 December 2023 - Closed

Date

Holiday activity details

Week 2          25 - 29 December 2023 - Closed

Date

Holiday activity details

Week 3          1 - 5 January 2024 - Closed

Date

Holiday activity details

Week 4          8 - 12 January 2024
Monday
8 January
Party Time!
Today will be filled with party games, food and a silent disco. Show off your cool dance moves to some of your favourite songs.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $73.00
Tuesday
9 January
Stufflers
Today we get to play with all things soft and fluffy. Build your own stuffed creation to take home and treasure forever.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.00
Wednesday
10 January
Movies - Wonthaggi Arts Centre
Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax, because we’re heading to our local cinema to watch the latest new release movie.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $98.00
Thursday
11 January
Cool Kids First Aid
Cool Kids' Leo and Lexi need help with an emergency situation! Learn how to call emergency services and some basic first aid.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.00
Friday
12 January
Street Dancing
Let's dance! Learn some new and exciting dance moves that will have you tearing up the streets in no time.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.00

Date

Holiday activity details

Week 5          15 - 19 January 2024
Monday
15 January
Woodwork Creations
Get ready for a day on the tools. Our hammers and nails are waiting for you to build awesome woodwork creations to take home.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.00
Tuesday
16 January
All About Art
Bring out your inner artist as we paint a canvas, sculpt clay models and learn cartoon drawing.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $73.00
Wednesday
17 January
Chocolate Factory Museum
We’re off to the Choclate Factory Museum. Don’t miss out on this fun adventure!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $98.00
Thursday
18 January
Splashtastic Water Party
An action-packed water-based party of games and activities! There will be waterfall fun, water tag team and much more.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.00
Friday
19 January
Dodgeball Mania
Today we'll be taking dodgeball to the next level! Children will have the opportunity to challenge each other with different formats of dodgeball in a safe and exciting way!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.00

Date

Holiday activity details

Week 6          22 - 26 January 2024
Monday
22 January
AFL Footy Colours Day
Celebrate footy season with a program full of all things AFL. Wear your footy colours and participate in this fun clinic.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.00
Tuesday
23 January
Back to Nature
Calling all green thumbs! We're decorating pots and then getting our hands dirty when we fill them with a plant for you to take home.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $73.00
Wednesday
24 January
Antarctic Journey and Churchill Island
We’re visiting Nobbies Centre to learn about Antarctic ecosystem and animals. Then we’ll venture to Churchill Island to explore a farm.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $98.00
Thursday
25 January
Let’s Celebrate!
Come dressed in your favourite outfit and let's have a day filled of food, active games and more!
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $73.00
Friday
26 January
Closed due to public holiday

Date

Holiday activity details

Week 7          29 January - 1 February 2024 - Closed

Book your place

You can book into our Outside School Hours Care programs through My Family Lounge (our online booking system).

Read our 'How to enrol in Before and After School Care' and 'How to enrol in School Holiday Programs' guides to make sure you've got everything you need to book. You can also read our FAQs about Before and After School Care and School Holiday Programs.

Returning families:    Sign in

New families:             Register

Got a question? Feel free to submit an enquiry and we'll be in touch.

Holiday Program:      Enquire  Before and After School Care:  Enquire

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