Bookings for our 2024 winter holiday program will be coming soon!

John Henry Primary School


141 Henry Road
VIC 3810

Programs offered

Before and After School Care

School Holiday Program

Before School Care opening hours

Monday to Friday
6:30am – 8:55am

After School Care opening hours

Monday to Friday
3:15pm – 6:30pm

School Holiday Program opening hours

Monday to Friday
6:30am – 6:30pm

Contact us in centre

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John Henry Primary

Before and After School Care

Every school day should start and end with a smile! That's why we support busy Pakenham families with high quality care before and after school hours.

Our programs are suitable for children between five and 12 years old, so your child will be able to socialise with children of different ages and make new friends. We also offer a range of fun activities to support their learning. So whether your child enjoys arts and crafts or sport and ball games – they'll have a great time at our programs.

We'll even provide a nutritious breakfast to set your child up for the day ahead, as well as healthy and delicious afternoon snacks.

We also offer additional programs including Early finish Wednesday and Pupil Free Day activities, depending on booking numbers.

How to enrol   Prices



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School Holiday Program

Our Pakenham holiday program provides an opportunity for your child to learn from new experiences through a fun mix of activities, while making new 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 getting creating yummy smoothies, learning gymnastics, or laughing yourselves silly at a comedy show! We've even taken children on exciting adventures to A Maze N Things and Village Cinemas Fountain Gate.

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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To support our families, we offer permanent and casual booking options. Casual bookings do incur an additional cost.

The table below lists the current daily fees for our Outside School Hours Care services at John Henry Primary School.



You pay as little as*

Before School Care (permanent booking) $27.80 $4.17
Before School Care (casual booking) $32.80 $4.92
After School Care (permanent booking) $34.60 $5.19
After School Care (casual booking) $39.60 $5.94
Early finish Wednesday (permanent booking)  $44.90 $6.74
Early finish Wednesday (casual booking)  $49.90 $7.49
Pupil Free Day (dependent on numbers) $92.30 $13.85
School Holiday Program (in-house) $92.30 $13.85
School Holiday Program (incursion)
Price available when each holiday program is released.
School Holiday Program (excursion)
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. 


The table below lists the current daily fee for our in house school holiday program activity days at John Henry Primary. This price came into effect from Monday 7 August 2023. Prices for the excursions will be available for each school holiday program when it is released approximately 4 weeks prior to the start of the holidays.

Each activity day incurs a separate cost that is confirmed prior to each holidays when bookings are opened.

Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section, prior to the start of each school holiday. These detail the daily activities types and associated fees.

Fees listed on program tables are not inclusive of any Child Care Subsidy (CCS) entitlements, which may reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

Our holiday programs qualify for the Child Care Subsidy.



You pay as little as

Holiday Program - In house activity $92.30 $13.85
Holiday Program - Excursion activity Price available when each holiday program is released.
Holiday Program - Excursion activity Price available when each holiday program is released.

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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