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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. Where program numbers exceed capacity for a 25 seat bus, one will be sourced from McHarry’s Buslines driven by a qualified McHarry’s bus driver.
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

 

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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