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If your child needs quality care during school holidays, is between five and 12 years old, and enrolled in primary school – they will love YMCA School Holiday Programs!

About us

We're proud to support families in Derrimut with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Derrimut Primary School.

This program is run by YMCA Children's Programs – part of YMCA Victoria.

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Spring School Holiday Program which runs Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October 2021.

The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation within Victoria, this program will only offer in house activities facilitated by our educators.

The Victorian Government have introduced restrictions that limit who can currently access School Holiday Programs.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page for the latest detail on who can access the program under current Government Restrictions.

Current families can sign into My Family Lounge to make a booking.

New to our programs? Follow the steps outline on our School Holiday Program Bookings page.

Date

Activity details

Week 1
Monday
20 September
Around the World
Today we’ll learn about different cultures from across the world through traditional art, craft and games. We’ll also taste traditional cuisine from the countries we learn about.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.00
Note: Please advise us of any dietary requirements.
Tuesday
21 September
Creating with Clay
Today we explore the wonderful world of clay. From clay pots to sculptures, let your imagination run wild and create a clay masterpiece to take home.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.00
Wednesday
22 September
Sensational Science
We’ll be conducting a range of science experiments and STEM activities. Kids can challenge their minds in a fun and interactive environment.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.00
Thursday
23 September
Footy Fever
Dress in your favourite team colours and join in the Footy Fever! Heaps of skill, handball, kicking and agility challenges. Join a team and kick some goals! Lots of footy inspired activities for everyone!
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.00
Note:
 Children are encouraged to wear their favourite footy team colours and running shoes.
Friday
24 September
Public Holiday
The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.
Week 2
Monday
27 September
Yoga and Mindfulness
Explore mindfulness and movement through a yoga session. Kids will learn to quiet your mind through breathing, stretching and relaxation.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.00
Note: Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.
Tuesday
28 September
Indigenous Day
Explore Australia's indigenous history and culture. Learn about dreamtime storytelling, indigenous music making and craft activities.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.00
Wednesday
29 September
Record Breakers
Lets break some records! Today we will be trying to beat some Guinness World Records! Do you have what it takes?
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.00
Thursday
30 September
Fruitylicious
Get set for a day filled with fruity activities. Make juices and smoothies, play fruit themed games and discover some interesting facts about your favourite fruits.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.00
Note: Please provide staff with any dietary requirements.
Friday
1 October
Disco Party
It’s the last day of the holidays so we’re celebrating with a party! Come dressed up in your disco threads as we boogie to tunes you love and get our karaoke on.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.00
Note: Please provide staff with any dietary requirements. Children are encouraged to wear party or disco clothes.

  

Session times

To accommodate our families, we offer YMCA School Holiday Programs between 07:00 and 18:30 during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).

 

Co-located programs

The Y also offers the following services at the same location:

What to bring

  • Lunch and snack (nutritious & NUT FREE)
  • SunSmart hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing and shoes
  • Where activity involves water, please bring swimwear, towel and a change of clothes as required

 

Inclusion

We believe in an inclusive society for all children and families. Children with additional needs are welcome to attend our program. Families must contact the OSHC Coordinator at least four weeks prior to the holiday program to discuss the individual needs of your child and complete any funding applications. Find out more about inclusion at YMCA Children's Programs.

Prices and subsidies

Derrimut YMCA School Holiday Program runs three types of activities, which each incur a cost: 

  • In House: $77.00
  • Incursion: $97.00
  • Excursion: $117.00
Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section, prior to the start of each school holiday. These detail the daily activities planned and associated fees. 

Please note: The fees above are not inclusive of any Child Care Subsidy (CCS) entitlements, which may reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

Debit process

Our programs operate on a fortnightly debit cycle, which withdraws payment for the next two weeks of care your family has booked.

If you book an additional day of care during our School Holiday Program, your account will be back charged in the following debit cycle.

Visit our debit process page for a list of forthcoming debit dates.

Bookings and enquiries

To enrol your child in a YMCA School Holiday Program or submit a booking request, go to the bookings page for step by step instructions on how to to get started. Bookings are managed through an online system called My Family Lounge.

If you're not quite ready to book and have a few more questions, our team will be happy to help – simply fill in our enquiry form and someone will get back to you.

Contact details

 

Location

Derrimut YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Derrimut Primary School
30 Lennon Parkway
Derrimut
VIC 3026

Other programs available at this location