School Holiday Program Laidley

Designed for ages 5 to 12, our all-inclusive vacation care makes it so easy for you and fun for your child — all you have to do is pack their hat!

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Our School Holiday Program is all About Making New Friends and Having Fun!

Your child will learn new skills in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. From interactive excursions to fun and engaging in-house experiences, we’ve taken care of everything, including all meals.

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All Inclusive Fees & Extended Hours

School Holiday Program Fees:
$83 per day. ALL INCLUSIVE of activities, excursions and meals AND less Childcare Subsidy for eligible families.

Holiday Care Hours:
8.00am–5.00pm

Location:
21 Hope Street, Laidley, Queensland

Laidley School Holiday Program

Week 1

Monday, 14 December

English: Write a story about the animals we see and adventures we have today

Mathematics: Categorise the animals you see in our science activity

Science: Watching sea creatures under our microscope

The Arts: Illustrate picture of the animals you saw today

Humanities & Social Science: Technologies: Research on the computer facts about the animals you saw

Health & Physical Education: Lunch and play in the park before coming back to the Centre

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Tuesday, 15 December

English: Write a story about your favourite animals

Mathematics: Complete puzzles and board games

Science: Take care of the Centre pets

The Arts: Create teams for Oz Tag and create banners to support your team

Humanities & Social Science: Share your stories about your favourite animals

Technologies: Using the camera take photos throughout the day to document the day

Health & Physical Education: Visit the Narda Parklands for a game of scavenger hunt

Culture & Languages: Learning an AUSLAN song to perform later in the week

Wednesday, 16 December

English: Write a story about the animals you see and adventures you have today

Mathematics: Count and  categorise the animals you see today

Science: Visit the Queens Park Sanctuary

The Arts: Draw a picture of the animals you saw today

Humanities & Social Science: Share your story about today with your peers

Technologies: Using the camera take photos throughout the day

Health & Physical Education: Picnic lunch together at the wildlife park before heading back to the Centre

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Thursday, 17 December

English: Write a story about your favourite messy experience today

Mathematics: Measuring and following the directions to make the slime and the different types of dough

Science: Messy Play experiences today, slime, salt dough, play dough

The Arts: Create and hang bird feeders for the trees in the yard

Humanities & Social Science: Share your story with your peers

Technologies and Health & Physical Education: Using the interactive whiteboard learn a dance on just dance

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Friday, 18 December

English: Write a letter to someone who might have been in the war

Mathematics: UNO game at the Centre

Science: Take care of the Centre pets

The Arts: Draw a picture to show the difference between the world during the war and the world now

Humanities & Social Science: Centre Christmas party visit from Santa

Technologies: Using digital cameras to document the day

Health & Physical Education:  Christmas games

Culture & Languages: Performing our AUSLAN song

Week 2

Monday, 21 December

English: Researching Christmas recipes to cook with Miss Amanda

Mathematics: Cooking – measuring our ingredients

Science: Science experiments – making cloud dough, slime and volcano eruptions

The Arts: Learn an exercise and dance routine to perform later in the week

Humanities & Social Science: Caring for and looking after our Centre pets

Technologies: Using the cameras to take photos to record our vacation care fun

Health & Physical Education: Parachute group games incorporating balls

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Tuesday, 22 December

English: Select a book from our book shelf and we’ll practice our reading skills

Mathematics: Visit Ipswich Ten Pin bowling

Science: Creating our own science experiments

The Arts: Christmas arts and crafts

Humanities & Social Science: Guessing game What is Santa called in other countries?

Technologies: Researching how children celebrate Christmas in other countries using the computer and interactive whiteboard

Health & Physical Education: Talk about healthy and non healthy foods in our diets

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Wednesday, 23 December

English: Write a letter to Santa and a Christmas wishlist

Mathematics: Monopoly – learning to use money and buy and trade properties

Science: Mixing colours – what colours can we make from our primary colours?

The Arts: Bring along a white shirt or pillowcase for some tie dying fun

Humanities & Social Science: Share your Christmas Santa letters and your wishlists

Technologies: ‘Just Dance’ fun, using the interactive whiteboard

Health & Physical Education: Hide and seek and stuck in the mud games

Culture & Languages: Learn an AUSLAN song

Thursday, 24 December

English: Write Christmas cards to family and friends

Mathematics: Enjoy some fun and friendly competition with puzzles on the interactive whiteboard as teams

Science: Create our own amazing feats of engineering using LEGO

The Arts: Christmas crafts, making cards and gifts

Humanities & Social Science: Celebrity head game

Technologies: Create a digital scrapbook together as a group

Health & Physical Education: Soccer game at the Laidley Rec grounds

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Friday, 25 December

CHRISTMAS DAY

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

CENTRE CLOSED TODAY

Week 3

Monday, 28 December

BOXING DAY

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

CENTRE CLOSED TODAY

Tuesday, 29 December

English: Write your own review about the movie we saw today

Mathematics: UNO card games

Science: Check in on our Centre pets, give them food and water

The Arts: Colour in and make your movie review look like it’s out of a magazine

Humanities & Social Science: Share your movie reviews

Technologies: See a new release children’s movie at the centre on our projector

Health & Physical Education: Create an obstacle course together outside

Culture & Languages: Learning an AUSLAN song to perform later in the week

Wednesday, 30 December

English: Write about our families and our favourite things to do together

Mathematics: What patterns can you create when making your beaded jewellery?

Science: Plan and create a maze for our guinea pigs

The Arts: Create your own beautiful beaded jewellery masterpiece to keep for yourself or for a gift

Humanities & Social Science: Share our family stories

Technologies: Use digital cameras to document our day in our journals

Health & Physical Education: Parachute group games incorporating balls

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Thursday, 31 December

English: Write a story about your favourite thing from vacation care this week

Mathematics: Using shapes design a plan of what you will create from Lego

Science: Create our own amazing feats of engineering using LEGO

The Arts: Firework paintings for New Years Eve

Humanities & Social Science: Enjoy a game of celebrity head together

Technologies: Use the photos we took this week to add to our vacation care stories

Health & Physical Education: Hand ball tournament

Culture & Languages: Perform our AUSLAN song

Friday, 1 January

NEW YEARS DAY

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

CENTRE CLOSED TODAY

Week 4

Monday, 4 January

English: Select a book from our bookshelf and we’ll practice our reading skills

Mathematics: Jenga stacking game

Science: Experiment of the week. What do you want to explore?

The Arts: Oil pastel drawing and painting

Humanities & Social Science: Celebrity head game

Technologies: Take photos to document what happens throughout the day

Health & Physical Education: Water play – bring along some spare clothes and sun safe swimmers to cool down with  water play fun

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Tuesday, 5 January

English: Write about our families and our pets

Mathematics: Visit Ipswich Ten Pin Bowling – have fun and practise counting and scoring

Science: Take care of the Centre pets

The Arts: Scrapbooking with the photos we have been taking throughout vacation care

Humanities & Social Science: Share your scrapbook with your peers

Technologies: Puzzles on the interactive whiteboard

Health & Physical Education: Parachute group games incorporating balls

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Wednesday, 6 January

English: Research recipes to cook with Miss Amanda

Mathematics: Cooking with Miss Sophie measuring and following directions

Science: Make sure our pets have food and water

The Arts: Create our own masterpieces using watercolour paints

Humanities & Social Science: Guessing game – which country is that?

Technologies: Learn a ‘Just Dance’ using the interactive whiteboard

Health & Physical Education: Have fun playing hide and seek and stuck in the mud together

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Thursday, 7 January

English:  Select a book from our bookshelf and we’ll practice our reading skills

Mathematics: UNO card game

Science: Take care of Centre pets, making sure they have fresh food and water

The Arts: Making windchimes for the outdoor area

Humanities & Social Science: Learn about the history of the local Jagara people

Technologies: Take photos throughout the day to document our experiences

Health & Physical Education: Bike and scooter day – bring your own bike or scooter to ride

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Friday, 8 January

English: Write a story about your favourite thing at vacation care this week

Mathematics: Monopoly boardgame – count money and buy and sell houses

Science: Make sure Centre pets have food and water

The Arts: Learn a dance on ‘Just Dance’

Humanities & Social Science: Share your vacation care story with your peers

Technologies: See a new release children’s movie at the Ipswich Cinema

Health & Physical Education: Create an obstacle course outside for the kindy kids

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Week 5

Monday, 11 January

English: Select a book from our Centre’s book shelf and we’ll practice our reading skills

Mathematics: Happy Days Diner – making our own yummy shakes to enjoy

Science: What can you create using recycled loose parts?

The Arts: Get creative with watercolour painting

Humanities & Social Science: Research facts about the Jagara  people

Technologies: Take photos using the digital camera

Health & Physical Education: Handball competition

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Tuesday, 12 January

English: Write a story about the animals we see today

Mathematics: Count and  categorise the animals we see today

Science: Bushwalking at White Rock

The Arts Create an illustration of the animals you saw today

Humanities & Social Science: Share your story about today with your peers

Technologies: Using the camera take photos throughout the day

Health & Physical Education: Picnic lunch together at the park before heading back to the Centre

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Wednesday, 13 January

English: Select a book from our bookshelf and we’ll practice our reading skills.

Mathematics: Play UNO card game

Science: Make slime using soap flakes

The Arts: Tie dye fun – bring along something white to create your own tie dye masterpiece

Humanities & Social Science: Learn about your peers’ culture and family backgrounds

Technologies: Popcorn and a movie at the Centre

Health & Physical Education: Create an obstacle course outside

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Thursday, 14 January

English: Write a story about the animals you see and adventures you have today

Mathematics: Count and  categorise the animals you see today

Science: Visit Ray and Shark World

The Arts: Create an illustration of the animals you saw today

Humanities & Social Science: Celebrity head game

Technologies: Research on the computer facts about the animals you saw at Ray and Shark World

Health & Physical Education: Lunch and play in the park before coming back to the Centre

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Friday, 15 January

English: Write about your favourite thing that happened throughout this week

Mathematics: Jenga stacking game

Science: Messy Play with cloud dough

The Arts: Fine brush painting – paint a picture of your peers

Humanities & Social Science: Create a map of your neighbourhood

Technologies: Learn a ‘Just Dance’ on the interactive whiteboard

Health & Physical Education: Soccer game at the Laidley Rec Park and sports field

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Week 6

Monday, 18 January

English: Share our favourite books with each other

Mathematics: Cooking activity with Miss Amanda – measuring our ingredients

Science: Loose parts play – what can we make from recycled parts?

The Arts: Learn an exercise and dance routine to perform later in the week

Humanities & Social Science: Design your own flag

Technologies: Search-a-word group group activity on the Smart TV

Health & Physical Education: Parachute group games incorporating balls

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Tuesday, 19 January

English: Select a book from our Centre’s bookshelf and we’ll practice our reading skills

Mathematics: Jenga stacking game

Science: Slime making fun

The Arts: Making our own journals to record our vacation care experiences

Humanities & Social Science: Research what is bush tucker

Technologies: Using the interactive whiteboard learn a ‘Just Dance’ routine

Health & Physical Education: Create an obstacle course outside

Culture & Languages: Learning an AUSLAN song to perform later in the week

Wednesday, 20 January

English: Write about our families and our favourite things to do together

Mathematics: Monopoly – learning to use money and buy and trade properties

Science: Lego Challenge Day – what can you build using Lego?

The Arts: Sunflower paintings

Humanities & Social Science: Share our family stories

Technologies: Use digital cameras to document our day in our journals

Health & Physical Education: Parachute group games incorporating balls

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Thursday, 21 January

English: Write a prediction about what you think will happen to the sunflower seeds

Mathematics: UNO card game

Science: Plant sunflower seeds – care for them and watch them grow

The Arts: Perform our exercise and dance routine

Humanities & Social Science: Celebrity head game

Technologies: Create a digital scrapbook together as a group

Health & Physical Education: Outdoor games and play at the park

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Friday, 22 January

English: Write a story about our vacation care week

Mathematics: Jenga stacking game

Science: Experiment of the week. What do you want to explore? e.g. paper towel rainbow

The Arts: Oil Pastel drawings

Humanities & Social Science: Sustainability – create our own miniature herb gardens

Technologies: Watch a movie together in the Centre

Health & Physical Education: Play hide and seek and stuck in the mud together outside

Culture & Languages: Performing our AUSLAN song

Week 7

Monday, 25 January

English: Bring in and share our favourite books

Mathematics: Making playdough as a group – measuring ingredients

Science: Collecting the kitchen scraps and feeding the Centre animals

The Arts: Learn a fun exercise and dance routine

Humanities & Social Science: Colour in the Australian flag and create our own designs

Technologies: Using the cameras to take photos of our last day together

Health & Physical Education: Water play – bring along some spare clothes or sun safe swimmers to cool down

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Tuesday, 26 January

AUSTRALIA DAY

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

CENTRE CLOSED TODAY

Wednesday, 27 January

SCHOOL TERM STARTS

BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY

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Why Families Love Our Vacation Care Program

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The staff are friendly and great at their jobs. So happy with this service!

My daughter attends vacation care at Paisley Park and the program is amazing! She has so much fun, meets a variety of new friends from schools all over the area and partakes in a large selection of exciting excursions.

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Our kids love the school holiday programs, they’re so happy…

My son and daughter both come home from school holiday care full of stories of the day and always look forward to going. I love not having to worry about packing lunches and I feel confident that my kids will be well fed and cared for and will enjoy themselves.

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