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 Truganina with our YMCA School Holiday Program.

The program is located within the YMCA Early Learning Centre on the grounds of 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 Summer School Holiday Program which runs between Term 4 2022 and Term 1 2023.

Our Truganina South YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 2 January to Friday 27 January. 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 2 - Friday 6 January
Monday
2 January
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 2 January in recognition of the Near Year's Day Public Holiday.
Tuesday
3 January
All About Art
Bring out your inner artist as we paint a canvas, sculpt clay models and learn cartoon drawing.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Wednesday
4 January
Holiday Party
We made it to the holidays! Let's celebrate with movies, themed games and a popcorn station.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Thursday
5 January
Funtopia Maribyrnong
Join us today for some climbing and indoor playground fun at Funtopia Maribyrnong.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Friday
6 January
Wax Hands
Today we're dipping our hands into coloured wax (that's cool enough to touch) to create a colourful keepsake.
Category: 
Incursion
Cost: 
$101.30
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Stufflers
Today we get to play with all things soft and fluffy. Build your own stuffed creation to take home and treasure forever.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Tuesday
10 January
Skateboarding Skills
Learn how to skateboard with YMCA Action Sports Coaches! No equipment or experience needed. This one-day workshop will help you master the basics and get you ready to enter the skate park with skills for you to have fun and stay safe at the same time.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Wednesday
11 January
OZ TenPin Bowling
Get ready to test your Tenpin bowling skills at our local bowling alley.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Thursday
12 January
Back to the Eighties (80s)
We’re hosting a totally rad dance party inspired by the 1980s. Wear retro clothes, make your own scrunchie and play arcade games.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Friday
13 January
Mini Rocket Cars
In teams, build, test, modify and race your very own speedy Rocket Cars with your friends!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
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: $101.30
Tuesday
17 January
Old School Games
Enjoy some old school games from the past. You'll get to try egg and spoon, sack races or three legged relay just to name a few.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Wednesday
18 January
Oh so French
Learn about France by eating delicious French food, creating French inspired art and participating in popular French sports.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Thursday
19 January
Marine Life
Come see an amazing display of marine animals! We'll be visited by some experts today and learn all about sea creatures!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Friday
20 January
Narana Aboriginal Centre
We’re learning the heritage and culture of First Nations People, plus boomerang throwing and we’ll feed the centre’s native animals.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Big Birthday Bash
Join us for a birthday party like no other as we celebrate everyone's birthday at once! Lots of delicious food and party games!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Tuesday
24 January
Village Cinemas Sunshine
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: $111.30
Wednesday
25 January
Video Games Bus
We'll be visited by a mobile video gaming lounge. Try out the latest consoles and games with your holiday friends.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Mad Science
Blow your minds with experiments of all shapes and sizes. It will be a fun filled day of activities perfecting for curious minds.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30

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 6:30am 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

 

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 separate 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

Truganina South YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Truganina South YMCA Early Learning Centre
51-71 Federation Boulevard
Truganina
VIC 3029

Other programs available at this location