Bookings are open from Tuesday 22 November for our Summer School Holiday Program! Scroll down to view activity details.

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 Kennington, Bendigo with our Outside School Hours Care based at St Therese's Primary School.

In April 2022 we are expanding our services at St Therese's to include a YMCA School Holiday Program.

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

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Summer School Holiday Program which runs between Term 4 2022 and Term 1 2023.

Our St Therese's YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 12 December 2022 to Friday 27 January 2023. The program will not operate on public holidays.

We've prepared an exciting range of daily activities including incursions and excursions that take advantage of the warm summer weather.

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

Monday 12 - Friday 16 December 2022 
Monday
12 December
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 12 December.

Tuesday
13 December
Closed
The program is not running on Tuesday 13 December.
Wednesday
14 December
Closed
The program is not running on Wednesday 14 December.
Thursday
15 December
Colours of the Rainbow
Today is all about colour, from art and craft activities to cooking and games. We're exploring all the colours of the rainbow.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Friday
16 December
Outdoor Sports Day
Join us for a day full of sun, fun and friendly competition! Will you be in the winning team for our outdoor games?
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Monday 19 - Friday 23 December
Monday
19 December
Monster Madness
Calling all little monsters! Let your inner monster run wild with a day packed with monster inspired activities.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Tuesday
20 December
Holiday Party
We made it to the holidays! Let's celebrate with movies, themed games and a popcorn station.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Wednesday
21 December
OSHC Water Party
An action-packed water-based party of games and activities! Don’t forget to bring your spare clothes and a towel!
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Thursday
22 December
Christmas Bonanza
Welcome to the holidays! We'll be preparing for Christmas by creating decorations and handmade gifts.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Friday
23 December
Christmas Party
Come and join in some fun Christmas-themed activities and create magical decorations to hang on your tree. Wear a festive outfit!
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Monday 2 - Friday 6 January 2023 
The program is not running.
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Everything recyclable
Learn about the three R's of waste management: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Then learn how these R's can help protect our environment!
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Tuesday
10 January
Village Cinemas Bendigo
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: $88.60
Wednesday
11 January
Water Activities
An action-packed water-based party of games and activities! Don’t forget to bring your spare clothes and a towel!
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Thursday
12 January
Wildlife Works
We're joined by the team at Roo Keepers as we learn about our native wildlife and Australia's most famous animals!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.60
Friday
13 January
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: $88.60
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Magic Mayhem
Dazzling Dan is visiting to provide an interactive magic workshop. Participate in the show and learn your own magic trick!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.60
Tuesday
17 January
Bendigo Bowling Centre
Test your ten-pin bowling skills at our local alley. We’re heading to Bendigo Bowling Centre.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $88.60
Wednesday
18 January
Woodwork Creations
Get ready for a day on the tools. Our hammers and nails are waiting for you to build something awesome to take home.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Thursday
19 January
A Trip Into Space
Blast off! We’re exploring space and our solar system from earth! Make a rocket, and discover the wonders of outer space.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Friday
20 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: $88.60
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Wheels Day
It's skating time! Bring your boards, helmets, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards and cool tricks!
Category: In house
Cost: $88.60
Tuesday
24 January
Fairy Park Visit
Let’s step into the world of fairy tales and travel to Fairy Park! Here we will uncover the popular bedtime stories and see them played out before our very eyes through animatronics and figures!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $88.60
Wednesday
25 January
Indigenous Incursion
Discover indigenous history and culture and learn to respect our land with Dreamtime storytelling, indigenous music making and more.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.60
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 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
Cost: $88.60

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 and 18:00 during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).

 

Co-located programs

The Y also offers a YMCA Before and After School Program at this 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.

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 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

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

St Therese's Primary School
27 Albion Street
Kennington
VIC 3550

Other programs available at this location