Vacation Care – School Holiday Program – December 2020 – January 2021

Thursday 17 Dec’20

PUPIL FREE DAY

INCURSION

Christmas Disco

&

Christmas Arts & Crafts

COST $65.00 

 

Today we have a visit from Anita’s Disco – 2.5 hours of disco fun!

Come dressed in your 80’s clothes & let’s get down & boogie!

 PLEASE BRING

  • Sun Safe Hat,
  • Covered in shoes
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Water Bottle

Friday 18 Dec’20

PUPIL FREE DAY

INHOUSE

Christmas Party Day

COST $65.00

 

It’s all things Christmas today – arts & crafts, Christmas group games and we will enjoy a delicious Christmas Dinner together.

Wear your fave Christmas clothes!!

PLEASE BRING

  • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
  • Morning tea
  • 2 Course Christmas Lunch supplied!
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Water Bottle

    Monday 4 Jan’21

    INHOUSE

    BYO Scooters,

    Pizza Party

    &

    Movie Marathon Day

    COST $65.00

     

    It’s Welcome to 2021 today & and we will celebrate with a fun morning of scooter riding obstacle course, a fab Pizza Party for lunch & then a chill out movie marathon afternoon.

    REMEMBER YOUR SAFETY HELMETS PLEASE!!

    PLEASE BRING

    • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
    • Morning tea
    • Water Bottle
    • Pizza Lunch provided
    • Afternoon Tea

      Tuesday 5 Jan’21

      INHOUSE

      Mad Scientist Day

      COST $65.00

       

      Today is the day to show how “Einstein” you are! It’s mad scientist day – join us for lots of mad, messy science stuff & we will be making our own SLIME!

      WEAR YOUR OLD CLOTHES TO GET DIRTY!

      PLEASE BRING

      • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
      • Morning tea
      • Water Bottle
      • Lunch
      • Afternoon Tea

        Wednesday 6 Jan’21

        INCURSION

        Bricks 4 Kidz Lego (Pokemon) Workshop

        “Pocket Brick Monsters”

        COST $65.00

         

        Get your Pokemon gear on as we will have another visit from Bricks 4 Kidz & this time it’s POKEMON themed!!

        PLEASE BRING

        • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
        • Morning tea
        • Water Bottle
        • Lunch
        • Afternoon Tea

          Thursday 7 Jan’21

          IN HOUSE

          Mini Olympics Day 

          &

          Japanese Culture & Food Festival

          COST $65.00

           

          Today will be an Olympic challenge – lets be the best we can be!!

          And we will celebrate all things Japanese to acknowledge the Tokyo Olympics to be held this year. We’ll be making Sushi too for our lunch! 

          PLEASE BRING

          • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
          • Morning tea
          • Water Bottle
          • Lunch – Sushi supplied
          • Afternoon Tea

            Friday 8 Jan’21

            EXCURSION

            Kariong Tennis Courts & Playground 

            COST $65.00

             

            We will be heading up to the Tennis Courts today for a morning of tennis & playground fun.

            We’ll also enjoy a Sausage Sizzle lunch in the great outdoors before heading back to the Centre for some water play!

            PLEASE BRING

            • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
            • Morning tea
            • Water Bottle
            • Lunch – Sausage Sizzle provided
            • Afternoon Tea
            • Change of clothes for water play

              Monday 11 Jan’21

              INCURSION

              Laser Tag 2U

              COST $65.00

               

              This is going to be AWESOME!!!!

              Today we have a visit from action packed Laser Tag. They will set up an inflatable course and you can test your commando skills. This is a full day incursion so it will be HOURS of fun!

              PLEASE BRING

              • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
              • Morning tea
              • Water Bottle
              • Lunch
              • Afternoon Tea

                Tuesday 12 Jan’21

                IN HOUSE

                “World Laughter Day”

                &

                Talent Quest

                COST $65.00

                 

                Get your laughing gear on to celebrate World Laughter Day with a talent quest – you can tell a joke, riddle, funny song or share any talent that you have. It will be our very own Kariong Comedy Festival!

                PLEASE BRING

                • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                • Morning tea
                • Water Bottle
                • Lunch
                • Afternoon Tea

                  Wednesday 13 Jan’21

                  IN HOUSE

                  Space Invaders Day

                  &

                  BYO Device for Technology Time

                  COST $65.00

                   

                  Far out! It’s Space Day today. Let’s explore the universe & beyond with activities & crafts.

                  We will also have some designated Technology Time so BYOD.

                  Technology Times: 11am-12pm & 3pm-4pm

                  PLEASE BRING

                  • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                  • Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea Space Food provided today!
                  • (Rocket Fruit Kebabs, Space Chicken Nuggets, Potato Moon Rocks & Moon Rice Cakes)
                  • Water Bottle

                    Thursday 14 Jan’21

                    INCURSION

                    Kids on Congas

                    COST $65.00

                     

                    Let’s get ready to make some noise! Kids on Congas are back! This an awesome Incursion – lots of drums & plenty of fun!

                    PLEASE BRING

                    • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                    • Morning Tea
                    • Lunch
                    • Afternoon Tea
                    • Water Bottle

                      Friday 15 Jan’21

                      EXCURSION

                      Boot Camp

                      Hart Close Park

                      (across the road)

                      COST $65.00

                       

                      We will be heading across the road today to acknowledge “National Army Day” with our very own Boot Camp! It will be tough & challenging but lots of fun!

                      Then in the afternoon to cool off we will be enjoying water play so get ready to get wet! Sunsafe clothes please!

                      PLEASE BRING

                      • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                      • Morning Tea
                      • Lunch
                      • Afternoon Tea provided – ANZAC Biscuits
                      • Water Bottle
                      • Change of clothes for water play

                        Monday 18 Jan’21

                        IN HOUSE

                        All Day Water Play

                        &

                        Mega Board Game Day

                        COST $65.00

                         

                        Wet Wet Wet today!!

                        All day water play – please remember to bring your sunsafe rashies & togs!

                        We’ll also be having a giant Bingo challenge as well as lots of other board games!

                        PLEASE BRING

                        • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                        • Morning Tea
                        • Lunch
                        • Afternoon Tea 
                        • Water Bottle
                        • Change of clothes for water play

                          Tuesday 19 Jan’21

                          INCURSION

                          Jo Jo’s Circus Workshop

                          COST $65.00

                           

                          Come dressed as a clown today (or any other circus character!)

                          Today we have a visit from JoJo’s. The children will participate in a circus workshop involving Juggling, Plate Spinning & Flower Stick as well as riding the mini clown bike & unicycle (with training wheels!).

                          PLEASE BRING

                          • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                          • Morning Tea
                          • Lunch Provided – Hot Dogs (circus food)
                          • Afternoon Tea
                          • Water Bottle

                            Wednesday 20 Jan’21

                            IN HOUSE

                            Ninja Warrior Day

                            COST $65.00

                             

                            Today is our very own Ninja Warrior Kariong!

                            Come dressed in your best Ninja gear and get ready to be challenged!

                            In the afternoon we will have some water play to cool us down! Sunsafe please!!

                            PLEASE BRING

                            • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                            • Morning Tea
                            • Lunch
                            • Afternoon Tea
                            • Water Bottle
                            • Change of clothes for water play

                              Thursday 21 Jan’21

                              INCURSION

                              Cube Sports – Musical Theatre Workshop

                              COST $65.00

                               

                              Come dressed as your fave musical character (pop star, musical theatre character or rock star).

                              We will be hosting a Musical Theatre Workshop – musical theatre is great for confidence & showing off your musical & acting talents!

                              PLEASE BRING

                              • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                              • Morning Tea
                              • Lunch
                              • Afternoon Tea provided – Popcorn
                              • Water Bottle

                                Friday 22 Jan’21

                                IN HOUSE

                                Tie-dye Day

                                &

                                Republic of India Day

                                COST $65.00

                                 

                                Due to popular demand Tie-dyeing is back! Please bring a white T-shirt to dye (one per child please).

                                We will also be celebrating Republic of India Day today with a look into Indian culture & their yummy food for lunch.

                                PLEASE BRING

                                • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                                • Morning Tea
                                • Lunch provided – Indian Food Feast
                                • Afternoon Tea
                                • Water Bottle

                                  Monday 25 Jan’21

                                  EXCURSION

                                  Hart Close Park – Australia Day celebrations

                                  COST $65.00

                                   

                                  Today we celebrate all things Aussie with a walk across the road to the park for some thong throwing, cricket, touch footy, races & fun.

                                  We’ll have a good old Aussie Snag sizzle for lunch & a lamington eating competition for afternoon tea!

                                  Then its water play for a cool down back at the centre.

                                  PLEASE BRING

                                  • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                                  • Morning Tea
                                  • Water Bottle
                                  • Sausage Sizzle Lunch provided
                                  • Afternoon Tea – Lamingtons provided
                                  • Change of clothes for water play

                                    Tuesday 26 Jan’21

                                    AUSTRALIA DAY

                                     

                                    PUBLIC HOLIDAY
                                    CENTRE CLOSED

                                    Wednesday 27 Jan’21

                                    PUPIL FREE DAY

                                    INCURSION

                                    Anita’s Disco

                                    &

                                    Bring Your Own Device Technology Day

                                    COST $65.00

                                     

                                    Wear your most fab, colourful gear today & let’s celebrate the end of the holidays & the start of the new school year with a fun filled disco!

                                    Bring your own device as well & we will be enjoying some designated Technology time in the afternoon.

                                    Technology Time:
                                    1pm – 2.30pm & 3.30pm – 4.30pm

                                    PLEASE BRING

                                    • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                                    • Morning Tea
                                    • Water Bottle
                                    • Lunch
                                    • Afternoon Tea
                                    • Bring your own Technology Device

                                      Thursday 28 Jan’21

                                      PUPIL FREE DAY

                                      INCURSION

                                      9D Cinemas

                                      &

                                      Water Play

                                      COST $65.00

                                       

                                      9D Cinemas are back! Get ready to experience movies in all 9 dimensions!

                                      Also remember to bring your clothes for water play in the afternoon.

                                      Great way to end the holidays!

                                      PLEASE BRING

                                      • Sun Safe Hat, covered in shoes
                                      • Morning Tea
                                      • Water Bottle
                                      • Lunch
                                      • Afternoon Tea provided – Popcorn
                                      • Change of clothes for water play

                                        Friday 29 Jan’21

                                        BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY

                                         

                                        HAVE A GREAT 2021!
                                        Before & After School Care resumes today.

                                        Additional Information for Vacation Care

                                        Sun Safety: Kariong OOSH endorses the Cancer Council’s ‘Sun Safe OOSH’ Policy. Under this policy, a daily UV check is conducted, and at times where the UV level is 3 or above, SPF 50+ sunscreen is applied every 2-3 hours. Children are also required to wear sun safe clothing, including a broad brimmed, bucket style or legionnaire hat, and clothing which covers their shoulders. Singlets and caps are not sun safe clothing. If your child attends Vacation Care without appropriate sun safe clothing, they will be provided with a hat/ shirt. This will incur a laundering fee of $3 per item. Children must also wear enclosed shoes and bring a jumper or a jacket and drink bottle each day. Thongs, open toed and slip-on style shoes are not permitted.

                                        Caps are not permitted at Kariong OOSH.Mobile Phone Number: 0405 358 049 Kariong OOSH has a mobile phone, in addition to our landline. This phone will be carried by the Service Supervisor whilst on excursions. 

                                        Hours of operation: Kariong OOSH is open from 6.30am till 6.30pm Monday to Friday during the school holidays and Kariong Public School Pupil Free Days (excludes public holidays). Bookings are essential as places are limited. If you have enquires outside of these times please leave us a message or send us an email.

                                        Child Care Subsidy (CCS): CCS is available to registered parents for Vacation Care.

                                        If you are a family that only uses Kariong OOSH for Vacation Care you will need to reconfirm your enrolment with Centrelink for CCS to be applied to your account. This will need to be done around the first day of attendance to stop your enrolment falling back into exited family status. If you fail to do this you will be charged FULL FEES. Please contact Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 136 150, or login to your MyGov account or Centrelink App to be CCS assessed.

                                        Bookings: Bookings are to be made via BookMe, which is accessed from your Hubworks account. If you need your login details please advise us. In the case that a day becomes booked out, a waiting list will be prepared and parents will be notified if a place becomes available.

                                        Cancellations: Please notify the Centre of any cancellations as soon as possible. We do not swap days, and there is a 25% Cancellation Fee, if you cancel your booking within 7 days of the booked day.

                                        Payment: The cost per day during Vacation Care is $65 per child. Please note that additional costs may apply to some ‘in centre’ activities and excursions, to cover increased staffing costs and transportation costs. (Please see the program for these additional charges). Fees are due to paid at time of booking. We understand that some families’ accounts are in credit, so we are requesting in order to secure your days, that 25% of total fees are paid at time of booking. This will be calculated at checkout with BookMe.

                                        Supervision: Kariong OOSH is approved for a maximum of 75 school age children per day, however limitations may be placed on maximum number of enrolments due to staffing or transport requirements. Staff to child ratios of 1:15 are maintained during centre days, with increased supervision on excursions. Risk Assessments are conducted prior to each excursion and are available for parents to view. These are available at the Sign in and out desk. A Responsible Person holding their Apply First Aid, Child Protection, Asthma & Anaphylaxis certificate and CPR will be rostered on at all times throughout the day. The responsible person/s are listed on the white board above the sign in and out desk.

                                        Kariong OOSH’s Vacation Care Program: We are aware that sometimes programmed activities will not appeal to all children. Be assured that wherever possible we try to provide alternative activities such as craft, games or movies. There are also opportunities for children to assist with activities even if they do not wish to take part in the actual activity.

                                        Program variations: The Vacation Care program is subject to change without notice if it is deemed in the best interests of children. E.g. changes to program on wet weather days. Should an excursion change, parents will be required to sign their permission for the new excursion prior to children attending.

                                        Medication: If your child requires medication an Administration of Medication form must be completed on each day that the medication is to be administered. Please note that no over-the- counter medication will be given (except Panadol) Medication must be prescribed by a registered medical practitioner, provided in original packaging with the child’s correct name and will be administered as per dosage instructions that are attached to the packaging (i.e. a sticker placed on the packaging by a pharmacist, or any written instructions provided by a registered medical practitioner). Any medication that has expired will not be administered to your child.

                                        Food: Please pack a nutritious morning tea, lunch and some snacks for your children on all days. There may be days where we provide lunch or a snack, please see the vacation care program for these days. Please ensure that your child has adequate food, as Vacation Care days are active and long and the children do get quite hungry.

                                        Water: Water will be freely available at the Centre, but please supply a drink bottle each day as these can be refilled as required. If your child forgets a water bottle on an excursion day, Kariong OOSH will supply a water bottle, but $5 surcharge will be added to your account each time this occurs.

                                        Nut policy: Kariong OOSH is an allergy aware service, and we observe a nut avoidance policy, for the safety of all children. Please do not send any nuts or food products containing nuts to Kariong OOSH. These items will be removed from the care environment and returned to the parent at the completion of each day.

                                        Kariong OOSH has a child enrolled who has been diagnosed as Anaphylactic to PEANUTS.

                                        Special diets: If children are on restricted diets due to food allergies etc. parents are advised to  provide alternatives food for their child as we cannot guarantee that the foods available will be suitable for your child’s needs. Please see a Responsible Person for a Care Plan for a Child with Special Dietary Requirements.

                                        Spending money: Children are not permitted to bring money for an excursion unless the program indicates otherwise as there is no opportunity for them to spend it. Kariong OOSH takes no responsibility for any monies that are bought into care.

                                        Personal Gaming Devices: Children are not permitted to bring their personal gaming devices during Vacation Care, except on allocated days, specific times will be allocated for playing their games so that they spend some time participating in other activities. All games, including iPad games, must be G or PG rated as per centre policy. Any games above this classification (M, MA15+) will be confiscated and returned to the child’s parent/ guardian at the completion of the day. Kariong OOSH is not responsible for any breakages or lost property. Children are not permitted to use mobile phones at Kariong OOSH at any time.

                                         

                                        On entering our Centre, you are required to follow NSW Health Guidelines.