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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

VENUE

25 Riversdale Road
Newtown, Vic 3220

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Friday 7:30AM – 6:00PM
School Holiday Program operates during all Victorian school holidays. Not open for School Holiday Program on Public Holidays.

SIGNING IN/OUT

All children must be SIGNED IN upon arrival at the centre. Children must be signed in by 9:00am.
Sign in sheets are grouped as:

  • JUNIOR – Grades Prep/1
  • INTERMEDIATE - Grades 2/3
  • SENIOR - Grades 4/5
  • GRADE 6 & OVER – (as is)
  • CAMP EXCURSION – all children booked for day trips to Camp Wyuna

There are 5 separate attendance sheets as per grouping. Parents must sign in each child in their relevant grade groups.
ALSO, on days where there are excursions planned, there will be a "Permission to Attend Excursion Form" which will be situated next to the sign in/out sheets.
Please ensure that when signing in your child/ren, you also complete this form. Failure to do so may mean that your child/ren will not be able to attend the excursion for that particular day.

Children are generally only grouped by age when marking attendances, when going on excursion or if specialised coaches/instructors visit the YMCA to deliver activities.
Children, at all times, have CHOICES and may choose to participate in the activities they like. This may mean interacting with different age groups throughout the day.
If, when being grouped for special activities, children wish to go in a different group , they need only communicate this to staff.

Our daily activities include both excursions and centre-based activities.
A wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities are provided for the children, and these range from sports and games, to art and craft, healthy eating, team sports, gymnastics, large and small group activities, children’s video’s, drama and music activities and much more.

All children booked in on days of excursions will be expected to attend however participation is not compulsory. Families will, however, still be charged the excursion day fee.
We encourage parents, guardians and children to be involved in the planning of these programs to ensure that their child/ren’s needs are being met. This can include cultural diversity, general interests or seasonal-relevant activities.

Program information for each school holidays will be available from reception, most schools in the Geelong area as well as on the website. Information is also sent directly to those registered for the calendar year via email and post, and to those who request to be on the mailing list for future programs.

 WHAT TO BRING

All children are required to have

  • Snack for the morning
  • Lunch
  • Snack for the afternoon
  • Refillable drink bottle
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Warm clothes (cold weather)
  • Change of clothes
  • Hat (broad-brimmed or legionnaires)

 

TRANSPORTATION

On days where families book to attend Newtown/Camp activities, children will be transported by a 25 seat bus, driven by a qualified YMCA staff member.
On days where other program excursions are scheduled, children will be transported by a McHarry’s coach bus.

LUNCH ORDER THURSDAYS

YMCA Geelong School Holiday Program offers Lunch Order Thursdays. Our nearby cafe, Workers Gourmet, will supply staff and children with tasty food each Thursday of the Vacation Care program.
Please ensure that your child’s name and order are written on an envelope, inside of which should be the correct amount of money required for their lunch order.
YMCA staff will deliver these lunch orders to Workers Gourmet each Thursday morning immediately after marking the roll, and will collect them at lunch time – at approximately 1:00pm.
Please note: All children must still be supplied with snacks for morning and afternoon as well as a refillable drink bottle.
Worker's Gourmet do NOT do pizza's

 

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BOOKINGS ARE CLOSED FOR
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

 

CHANGES TO BOOKING:

Over the April and July 2017 programs we experienced some functional difficulties with the My Family Lounge booking procedures.
Whilst we are looking into this and discussing yours and our concerns with the software providers, we have decided for ease and peace of mind to re-introduce the booking form previously used.

pdfClick Here for the Printable PDF Version
docClick Here for the Word Version

We will continue to use My Family Lounge for the registration process at this time, and if new to the service or needing to update information you access the log in here.
Please do not submit a booking through the online system, only your registration information, see steps below:

 

MY FAMILY LOUNGE -  REGISTRATION & BOOKING ONLINE


Step 1

For families who have attended this service before and are new to using My Family Lounge – an email/letter will be issued with your log in information. Please contact your service to generate a login for My Family Lounge for you. Please note that existing families should NOT be selecting the ‘Register’ button, but will need to ‘Sign In’ once this information has been issued.

For NEW families to this service who have not used My Family Lounge before, click on the REGISTER button on the right. You will be taken through to a registration process to create your My Family Lounge account.
For NEW families to this service who have used My Family Lounge before, skip to step 2!

Step 2
Log into your MFL account and tell us about you, your child and what bookings you are after so we can help you out.

Step 3
When requesting bookings please note that it may take up to 7 days to process.
If we have a spot, we will email you an offer and ask you to accept the offer and complete and submit the Enrolment form in the MFL portal.
Easy as 1...2...3
Families can also visit www.myfamilylounge.com.au directly

REGISTRATION FORM

Registrations are now online and registration forms will no longer be required. YMCA Geelong will keep these here for a short time for instances where agencies are acting on behalf of a family or where families are unable to access the online system due to any technical issues.
This process will soon be phased out.

Forms submitted via fax, scan & email, or in person. Sending forms via the post is not recommended.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BOOKING FORM

Please complete a new booking form each program as per the links below. Ensure you take note of when booking forms are released in order to submit the correct form.
Please also note the opening and closing dates for bookings and registrations. This can be found on the program brochures.
Booking form coming soon!

 

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BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED FOR
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAY

 

UPCOMING PROGRAM

Please click the links here to see your program brochure for the upcoming school holidays. Please note that these brochures are for activities at Newtown Stadium.

pdfSchool Holiday Program Important Information
pdfSchool Holiday Program Activities

 

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Newtown Stadium School Holiday Program


BOOKINGS ARE CLOSED FOR
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

YMCA Geelong offers a fun filled and exciting School Holiday Program available to all school aged children. Our fully accredited School Holiday program runs every school holidays from 7:30am – 6:00pm and is jam packed with flexible activities, adventure and brand new educational experiences for your children to explore. Activities on offer include indoor and outdoor activities, incursions, excursions and theme days.

 

2017 Program Dates

Dates

Monday 7th January - Friday 27th January
Monday 3rd April - Friday 14th April
Monday 3rd July - Friday 14th July
Monday 25th September - Friday 6th October

 

Contact Us

Newtown Stadium
25 Riversdale Road
Newtown, 3220
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

North Geelong
Victoria St (Arena Complex)
North Geelong, 3218
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

Camp Wyuna
71 Flinders St
Queenscliff, 3225
Phone: (03) 5258 1656

YMCA Bannockburn
132 Milton Street
Bannockburn, 3331
Phone: (03) 5281 2316

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