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 Truganina with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Truganina South Primary School.

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

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Autumn School Holiday Program which runs between Tuesday 6 - Friday 16 April 2021.

This nine day program includes a memorable set of 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.



Activity details

Week 1
5 April
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
6 April
Easter Shenanigans
Don’t miss the celebrations as we make Easter bonnets and baskets, have our very own parade and decorate eggs.
Category : In House
Cost: $77.00
Note: Easter egg hunt at 11:00am
7 April
Gardening Day
Calling all green thumbs! Join us in all our gardening themed adventures as we get back to nature and reconnect with plants.
Category: In House
Cost: $77.00
8 April
Creating with Clay
Today we explore the world of clay, pots and sculptures. Let your imagination run wild and create a clay masterpiece to take home..
Category: In House
Cost: $77.00
9 April
Summer Carnival
Enjoy all the fun of a carnival with an array of exciting Summer games and activities. There will be give away's just like a carnival!
Category: In House
Cost: $77.00
Note: Come dressed up as your favourite fairy tale or fantasy character
Week 2
12 April
Aboriginal Workshop
Try some Aboriginal art, taste bush tucker and get to know some of our native animals a little better.
Plus we'll be playing a variety of exciting games.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $97.00
13 April
Enjoy fresh popcorn and a latest release movie at our local cinema. Enjoy a play and picnic at the park in the afternoon.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $117.00
Note: Arrive before 9:00am for start of the excursion.
14 April
Flavours of the World
Roll your sleeves up apprentice chefs, we're exploring the globe by cooking up delights from around the world.
Category: In House
Cost: $77.00
Note: Please advise us on any dietary requirements.
15 April
Bricks and Blocks
Learn about the history of Lego, then take part in our quick and master build challenges. Prizes awarded for creativity and design.
Category: In House
Cost: $77.00
16 April
Emergency Services
Today our local emergency services are coming to visit. We will learn all about the important work they do to keep us safe.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $97.00
Note: Dress up as a front line/Emergency service.


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 7:00am and 6:30pm 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



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

Truganina South 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



Truganina South YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Truganina South Primary School
51-71 Federation Boulevard
VIC 3029

Other programs available at this location