Our upcoming Winter School Holiday Program will run from Monday 29 June to Friday 10 July.

Based on advice from the Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services all activities will be conducted in-house. There will be no incursions or excursions during this Winter School Holiday Program.

If your child is aged between 5 – 12 years old and enrolled in primary school, our programs will continue to deliver them with experiences that are the right mixture of fun, adventure and interest based activities.

We have an exciting set of themed days planned across two weeks. Scroll down to view a full list of days or download our program flyer.

Ready to book? Simply complete our Winter 2020 booking form and submit it via email to childrenservices.horsham@ymca.org.au

As this program occurs after the conclusion of the Australian Government’s Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package (ending 28 June), all bookings will incur our daily in-house fee ($77.14). Centrelink will pay Child Care Subsidy (CCS) from this program with rebates applied based on your circumstance.

We run the program from Rosebrook Building (59 Dimboola Rd, Horsham).

Date Program details 
29 June
Build Our Town
Join us as we plan our own town. Using boxes we'll build shops and houses and elect a new town Mayor. In the afternoon we will have our very own ribbon cutting ceremony.
30 June
Scientist for a day
Create your very own scientist persona and dress the part to have fun with all sorts of kooky experiments.
1 July
Come join the circus!
Come one, come all for a fun filled day. Help construct the Big Top and learn circus tricks for your big performance. Try your luck in the arcade games and making your own juggling balls.
2 July
Around the World
Start by making your own mini plane and mark your spots on our map of the world. Fly off to see the pyramids then head to China and Japan. Italy is next on our adventure and a final stop in India before we come back home for some cool Aussie activities.
3 July
PJ Day
Sit back in your PJ's and be pampered in our salon. Then make a dream catcher to take home for your bedroom and finish the day chilling with a movie and popcorn.
6 July
Mystery Monday
What's in the Box? Test your senses in our mystery box. What would your secret agent name be? Play our mystery games and then relax with our mystery movie.
7 July
Let's make music!
Plan and make your own instrument to practice and experiment with before we come together for our very own concert.
8 July
Sports Day
Can you complete the obstacle course? Lots of outdoor games and races and a medal ceremony to finish the day.
9 July
Give back to Nature
Make your own nature art then get in the garden to plant our own garden bed and build bird houses. Finish the day with a hunt out in nature.
10 July
Disco / Party Day
We're building our own piñata ready for a fun filled day of party games and a disco.
  • Session Information

    Educator-to-Child Ratios

    1:15 ratio for children over preschool age (5 years). 
  • Enrolment

    To book your child into our Holiday Program:

    1. Download and complete an enrolment form for each child (NB: annual requirement only)

    2. Download and complete a booking form for each child, indicating which days you would like your child to attend once you and your children have read the brochure and activities information for activities running each day during the current program. These documents are all released prior to each program.

    3. Form(s) can be submitted via email to childrenservices.horsham@ymca.org.au

    4.  Please provide all supporting documents when enrolling your child. This applies to families who have not previously attended any programs or where circumstances have changed. 

    This includes copies of:

    Birth Certificate

    Immunisation Records 

    Child Health Record, if available (for sighting only) 

    Custody Orders, where applicable 

    Medical Management Plans (Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Allergy or other) where appropriate

    Due to DHS requirements the enrolment form must be handed into our centre so that staff can sight your child's immunisation record, health record and birth certificate - these must be original and a copy will be kept on file. Can't find your immunisation certificate? You can download a copy from the Australian Childhood Immunisation register.

  • Fees, Payment and Subsidy

    Cost $77.14 full day (No half days available)

    Excursion days or special activities may incur additional costs. 

    Members of Horsham Aquatic Centre receive a 10% discount.

    Any late booking (after the enrolment closing date) will incur a $20 late administration fee. This fee will be charged per family and does not include bookings for any optional activities.

    Account payments are processed by direct debit fortnightly, unless you make alternate arrangements. Direct debit information must be collected as part of enrolment process.

    You will be contacted within 5 working days in regards to payment. We request all amounts owing be paid before commencement of the program. 
    Child Care Subsidy

    This program qualifies for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) offered by the Federal Government.

    The CCS is calculated by a number of factors including: activity level, combined family income, service type and hourly rates.

    Click here to learn learn more about the subsidy.

  • Location

    The program is run from the Rosebrook Building (59 Dimboola Road, Horsham).

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