Spring School Holiday Program is now open! Scroll down to view the list of activities.

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 Wangaratta with our Outside School Hours Care based at St Patricks Primary School - Wangaratta. 

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

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Spring 2023 School Holiday Program based at St Patrick's Primary School..

The program runs between Monday 18 September to Thursday 28 September, on weekdays.

We've prepared a range of engaging experiences that will spark your child's interests and connect them with new friends.

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
18 September
Art Adventure
Bring out your inner artist as we make an art gallery. We'll be creating recycled sculptures, painting and drawing.
Category: In house
Cost: $84.30
Tuesday
19 September
Flipping Fun! - Bounce Wodonga
Get your comfy clothes on, we’re going trampolining! Heaps of tramps, foam pits and challenges to keep everyone active and entertained.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $124.40
Wednesday
20 September
Drumming Workshop
DTM Education will teach us about rhythm and melody using drums and percussion instruments.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $99.40
Thursday
21 September
Kids in the Kitchen
Start the day with decorating aprons and weaving placemats, then put them to use as we make some yummy food in the kitchen.
Category: In house
Cost: $84.40
Friday
22 September
Scientists For A Day
Have your safety goggles and white coats ready! We will be scientists for the day! We will be doing experiments, and researching all day long!
Category: In house
Cost: $84.40
Week 2
Monday
25 September
Green Thumbs
Our friends from Bunnings here to teach us all things gardening! Planting, decorating and you'll even get a plant to take home!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $99.40
Tuesday
26 September
Movies - Village Cinemas Shepparton
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: $109.40
Wednesday
27 September
Pyjama Party
Simply roll-out of bed and head over in your PJ's! We're having pyjama party fun, building epic forts and cooking!!
Category: In house
Cost: $84.40
Thursday
28 September
Footy Fever
Dress in your favourite team colours and enjoy a day of games. Options available for all skill levels.
Category: In house
Cost: $84.40
Friday
29 September
Closed - Public Holiday

  

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 07:00 am and 6:00 pm 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 or nearby:

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.

Activity types, prices and subsidies

YMCA School Holiday Program runs three types of activity days, which include:

  • In house: activities run by our Educator Team;
  • Incursion: activities run by visitors to our service;
  • Excursion: activities run at an off-site location.

Each activity day incurs a 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.

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 payment information page for more details. 

Bookings and enquiries

To enrol your child in a YMCA School Holiday Program or submit a booking request, go to the how to enrol 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

St Patrick's YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

40-52 Ovens Street
Wangaratta
VIC 3677

Other programs available at this location