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!

Bookings are now open for our Summer School Holiday Program which runs from Monday 4 January to Wednesday 27 January 2021.

In addition, we are running Pupil Free Days in the last week of Term 4 2020 (Monday 21 - Thursday 24 December) to support our school partner with their curriculum planning for the new year.

This program includes a memorable set of in-house activities which are listed below.

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

Program details

Christmas Week
Mon
21 Dec
Christmas Cards and Decorations
Get into the spirit of the festive season as we make Christmas Cards and unique decorations for the tree. Take home some Christmas joy!
Tues
22 Dec
Creating with Clay
Today we explore the wonderful world of clay. From clay pots to sculptures, let your imagination run wild with your clay creation to take home.
Wed
23 Dec
Red-a-licious
We're painting our program RED, come dressed in red, have crazy red hair. We'll play red games,
and cook with our red theme. Don't miss out on all the fun and excitement!
Thurs
24 Dec
House Party
This is a party you don't want to miss! Celebrate the end of the school holidays with us as we groove to the ultimate party playlist,
eat party food and play party games. *Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
Week 1
Mon
4 Jan
Let's Dance
Get your dance shoes on, we’ve got a huge day of hip hop dancing, dance jam and karaoke planned.
Create your own dance routine and show us your moves.
Tues
5 Jan
Recycle, Reuse, Rebuild
Grab your re-cycled boxes and lids and bring them along to holiday program as we build robots, houses and more.
BYO recyclable materials welcome, but please no egg, milk or nut packaging.
Wed
6 Jan
Life is like a dream
Have a dreamy day making dream catchers, friendship bracelets and other dreamy activities. Oh so relaxing!
Thurs
7 Jan
Gardening Day
Calling all green thumbs! Come and join us in all our gardening themed adventures as we get back to nature and reconnect with plants. 
Fri
8 Jan
PJ's and Pancakes*
Roll out of bed and head over to the holiday program in your PJ's. Cook and decorate some yummy pancakes on our PJ Day!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
Week 2
Mon
11 Jan
It's A Bug's Life
Let’s go hunting for bugs and then see how many we can spot while we watch a bug themed movie.
Tues
12 Jan
Lego Masters
You've seen the show, now test yourself in our Lego Masters day. Use your skills in our solo and team Lego Challenges. Lots of brick building fun!
Wed
13 Jan
Minute 2 Win It
A high action day! Keep your eye on the prize, as the clock is ticking! It’s brain vs brawn as you have just 1 minute to master the skill and win yourself a great prize.
Thurs
14 Jan
Lets go on a Picnic
Get ready to bake some special picnic treats to eat with our friends at our YMCA picnic. We will have heaps of
fun games and activities to enjoy on our Picnic Day. *Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
Fri
15 Jan
Y Cinemas
Today we welcome you into our very own gold class cinema! Select your session time and movie, then be welcomed
into the movie with your gold ticket. Yes, of course there will be popcorn!
Week 3
Mon
18 Jan
Record Breakers
Lets break some records! Today we will be trying to beat some Guinness World Records! Do you have what it takes?
Tues
19 Jan
Ready, Set, Cook
Today the food journey is in your hands. You get to shop for your ingredients the make your recipe, then enjoy the delicious
food you've made with your school holiday friends. *Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
Wed
20 Jan
Outdoor Fun
Let's have fun in the great outdoors. It's not all about sport as we take our awesome activities outside to create.
Thurs
21 Jan
Pirate Party
We're making pirate hats, eye patches and treasure chests and then going on an epic scavenger hunt.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
Fri
22 Jan
Masquerade Ball
Time to dress up, make some awesome mask's and cook delicious treats for the masquerade ball. Get creative decorating
the room and have fun in the photo booth.
Week 4
Mon
25 Jan
Life at the Zoo
Zoos Victoria is taking us on a virtual excursion with an expert educator teaching us all about the
animals at the zoo while we get to watch them live on screen. 
Tues
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
Wed
27 Jan
House Party
This is a party you don't want to miss! Celebrate the end of the school holidays with us as we groove to the
ultimate party playlist, eat party food and play party games. *Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.

*On days where food is included in the activity, please speak to service about any dietary requirements.

Download a PDF program flyer

Activities and learning outcomes

YMCA School Holiday Programs offer a variety of activities to interest your child, such as:

  • arts and crafts
  • music and movement area
  • outdoor and physical space
  • puzzles and board games
  • reading and quiet space
  • science, nature and sensory activities
  • incursion and excursions.

Strict departure hours apply for excursions (please note the times when booking the activity).

Session times

To accommodate our families, we offer YMCA School Holiday Programs between 06:30 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

Daily program fee: $75.00*

*Please note, this fee is for in house School Holiday Programs. Different fees are set for each day, depending on whether it is a headquarters, incursion or excursion day. A list of fees for each holiday program will be confirmed prior to the holiday program start date (here on our website, or in hard copy at the centre).

Our programs qualify for the Federal Government's Child Care Subsidy. The Child Care Subsidy helps eligible families access approved and registered child care providers, by partially subsidising the cost of daily fees. Please note, the prices above do not include any child care subsidy you may be entitled to, which could significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

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

Kororoit Creek YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Kororoit Creek Primary School
5 Millport Drive
Burnside Heights
VIC 3023

Other programs available at this location