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 the Yarrawonga area with our YMCA School Holiday Programs based at Sacred Heart Primary School, Yarrawonga and Yarrawonga College.

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 Sacred Heart Yarrawonga 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
Construction Challenge
We're using cardboard and other recycled materials to create engineering masterpieces. Then we’ll test how much weight they can hold.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.20
Wednesday
4 January
Welcome to Papua New Guinea
Learn about the culture, foods, animals and arts of Papua New Guinea!
Category: In house
Cost: $88.20
Thursday
5 January
Yarrawonga-Mulwala Pioneer Museum
We're heading to the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Pioneer Museum to visit an array of exhibits, sparking everyones interest!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $88.20
Friday
6 January
Emergency Services
Our local emergency services are coming to visit. We'll learn about the work they do and get to ask questions!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.20
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Beads and Buttons
Join us as we transform all sorts of buttons and beads into jewellery, ornaments and wind chimes.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.20
Tuesday
10 January
Animal Mania
There is so much to learn about animals! Share your knowledge, learn cool facts and enjoy animal inspired creative activities.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.20
Wednesday
11 January
ReBound Shepparton
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: $88.20
Thursday
12 January
African Drumming
Learn about African drumming techniques, then we'll get creative and make our own drums from materials around us.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.20
Friday
13 January
Welcome to Mexico
Travel to the land of the golden eagle by experiencing Mexican art, games music and culture. We’ll also try famous Mexican food.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.20
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Welcome to Canada
Learn about the culture, foods, animals and arts of Canada!
Category: In house
Cost: $88.20
Tuesday
17 January
Spies and Detectives
Calling all detectives... There's a mystery and we need your help. Invisible ink, hints and clues will help you solve this puzzle!
Category: In house
Cost: $88.20
Wednesday
18 January
Yarra Golf Cinemas (Mulwala)
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: $88.20
Thursday
19 January
Fruit Flies
Today we are learning about Fruit Flies, their habitat and their impacts on the environment and make your own fruit fly trap!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.20
Friday
20 January
Tunza Fun
Get ready to have some fun at this playcentre and arcade.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $88.20
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Fantastic Fitness
We'll try unique fitness activities and exercises for all skills levels. Prepare for lots of energy and laughter.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.20
Tuesday
24 January
Animal Mania
There is so much to learn about animals! Share your knowledge, learn cool facts and enjoy animal inspired creative activities.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.20
Wednesday
25 January
Pizza Party
We’re celebrating the holidays by hosting a pizza party and playing a series of party games.
Category: In house
Cost: $88.20
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Closed
The program is not running on Friday 27 January.

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 08:00 and 18:00 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 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

Sacred Heart Yarrawonga

Yarrawonga College

Location

Yarrawonga YMCA School Holiday Programs are located at:

Sacred Heart Primary School Yarrawonga
62 Orr Street
Yarrawonga
VIC 3730

Yarrawonga College
8 - 12 Gilmore Street
Yarrawonga
Vic 3730

Other programs available at this location