School Holiday Program Playford

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:
$97 per day. ALL INCLUSIVE of activities, excursions and meals AND less Childcare Subsidy for eligible families.

Holiday Care Hours:
8.00am–5.00pm

Location:
15 Fordingbridge Road, Davoren Park, South Australia

Playford School Holiday Program

Week 1

Monday, 14 December

English: Share our favourite books from home with each other

Mathematics: Cooking activity – measuring our ingredients

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

The Arts: Make our own vacation care journals

Humanities & Social Science: A fun game of UNO

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

Health & Physical Education: Obstacle course in our yard

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN words

Tuesday, 15 December

English: Read our favourite books from home to each other

Mathematics: Fun puzzles to challenge our minds

Science: Creating our own recycled parts birds’ nests

The Arts: Create a short song to perform to our peers

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

Technologies: Using the Smart TV to colour by numbers

Health & Physical Education: Sports day in the Park

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

Wednesday, 16 December

English: Share our favourite books from home

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

Science: Tie dye fun – bring something white to create your own masterpiece

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

Humanities & Social Science: Create family trees in our journals

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

Health & Physical Education: Skipping with skipping ropes

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Thursday, 17 December

English: Read our favourite books from home to each other

Mathematics: Sort and categorise natural resources collected from the yard

Science: Volcanic experiment

The Arts: Practice our song for our performance tomorrow

Humanities & Social Science: Celebrity head game

Technologies: Create a digital scrapbook together as a group

Health & Physical Education: Learn different cultural dances

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Friday, 18 December

English: Share our favourite books from home with each other

Mathematics: Create a map of the centre

Science: Use microscopes to get a closer look at the nature samples we collected yesterday

The Arts: Perform our song to our peers

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

Technologies: Watch a movie together in the centre

Health & Physical Education: Hula hoops in the yard

Culture & Languages: Performing our AUSLAN song

Week 2

Monday, 21 December

English: Write a letter to Santa

Mathematics: Cooking activity – measuring our ingredients

Science: Making and playing with playdough

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

Humanities & Social Science: Design your own flag

Technologies: Group interactive games on the Smart Board

Health & Physical Education: Parachute group games incorporating balls

Culture & Languages: Researching how people celebrate Christmas in Italy and create a group project with information

Tuesday, 22 December

English: Write a Christmas wishlist

Mathematics: Making and identifying shapes in nature

Science: Making and playing with slime!

The Arts: Create your own Christmas tree

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

Technologies: Enjoy a movie here at the centre for Movie Day!

Health & Physical Education: Learn and practice some new yoga poses

Culture & Languages: Researching how people celebrate Christmas in Australia and create a group project with information

Wednesday, 23 December

English: Christmas find-a-word

Mathematics: Assorted board games

Science: Making and playing with gloop

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

Humanities & Social Science: Share stories about our families

Technologies: Use digital cameras to document our day and scrapbook

Health & Physical Education: Parachute group games incorporating balls

Culture & Languages: Researching how people celebrate Christmas in Spain and create a group project with information

Thursday, 24 December

English: Write our favourite things about Christmas

Mathematics: Make a graph of the pets we own

Science: Making and playing with cloud dough!

The Arts: Christmas themed craft activity

Humanities & Social Science: Disney themed celebrity heads game

Technologies: Create a digital scrapbook together as a group on child choice topic

Health & Physical Education: Drawing and engaging in our own hopscotches

Culture & Languages: Researching how people celebrate Christmas in Asia and create a group project with information

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: Story time – The 78 Story Tree House

Mathematics: Make our own numbers snap game

Science: Do they mix? Explore what happens when liquids and solids mix

The Arts: Creating Picasso style self portraits

Humanities & Social Science: Using sustainable resources to create a fort

Technologies: Create a digital scrapbook together as a group

Health & Physical Education: A fun game of handball

Culture & Languages: Research how other cultures celebrate the New Year

Wednesday, 30 December

English: Write a comic page and create a super hero

Mathematics: Make our own pairs matching game

Science: Mix those colours, paint with prime colours and mix to get secondary colours

The Arts: Illustrate your super hero from your comic page

Humanities & Social Science: Where do your families come from, what is your cultural background?

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

Health & Physical Education: Try your skills with a fun game of elastics

Culture & Languages: Research how other cultures celebrate the New Year

Thursday, 31 December

English: Write down our goals and aspirations for 2021

Mathematics: Dot to dot shapes  activities

Science: Sink or float experiment

The Arts: Dance with ribbon, hoops and bubbles

Humanities & Social Science: Fun with dramatic play and dress ups

Technologies: Enjoy a movie day together here at the centre

Health & Physical Education: Relay races in our yard

Culture & Languages: Research how other cultures celebrate the New Year

Friday, 1 January

NEW YEARS DAY

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

CENTRE CLOSED TODAY

Week 4

Monday, 4 January

English: Share our favourite books with each other

Mathematics: Using mixed resource to create different constructions

Science: Feeding and caring for our centre pets

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

Humanities & Social Science: Make play dough faces, express your emotions through dough

Technologies: Having a go at using the laptop to create our own pictures

Health & Physical Education: Soccer skills with balls

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN animal signs

Tuesday, 5 January

English: Story time – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Mathematics: Challenging our brains with different sums

Science: Feeding and caring for our centre pets

The Arts: Use your creative flair and paint a flower portrait

Humanities & Social Science: Exploring the world map and discussing the differences between countries

Technologies: Create your own find a word puzzle to share with your friends

Health & Physical Education: Have fun together as we work on our football skills

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

Wednesday, 6 January

English: Being timed to see how many words we can write in different lengths of time

Mathematics: Explore multiplication

Science: Feeding and caring for our centre pets

The Arts: Face painting, research and then paint each others’ faces

Humanities & Social Science: Draw up an image of our community and the places we know in town

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

Health & Physical Education: Play a game of tennis

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Thursday, 7 January

English: Discuss as a group what our favourite things to do over the holidays are

Mathematics: Collect different coloured resources from around the indoor and outdoor environment

Science: Feeding and caring for our centre pets

The Arts: Practice our exercise and dance routine

Humanities & Social Science: Places you have been exercise

Technologies: Create a digital scrapbook together as a group

Health & Physical Education: Maintenance of the vegetable garden

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Friday, 8 January

English: Write a story about our vacation care week

Mathematics: Sort and categorise the coloured resources from yesterday by different elements they poses

Science: Feeding and caring for our centre pets

The Arts: Perform the exercise and dance routine we learnt through the week

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

Technologies: Watch a movie together in the centre

Health & Physical Education: Our own healthy pyramid

Culture & Languages: Performing our AUSLAN song

Week 5

Monday, 11 January

English: Explore different music from around the world

Mathematics: Dice activities, Yahtzee, adding and subtracting

Science: Making recycled paper

The Arts: Painting to music, does different music make you paint differently?

Humanities & Social Science: Geography – land, air, water, looking at these different elements

Technologies: Explore the digital arts

Health & Physical Education: Watch and learn the importance of CPR

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN saying goodbye

Tuesday, 12 January

English: Story time – The Bad Guys

Mathematics: Cooking activity – measuring our ingredients

Science: DIY glitter, slime and goop

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

Humanities & Social Science: Draw a map of your favourite place

Technologies: Watch a movie at the centre

Health & Physical Education: Experiment with bandages

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

Wednesday, 13 January

English: Create a LEGO scene and write about what you have made

Mathematics: Board games

Science: How to make a lava lamp

The Arts: Create a self portrait

Humanities & Social Science: Draw a map of your house

Technologies: Let’s take photos! What can we find? We will take a walk and see what is around our area

Health & Physical Education: Take part in an aerobics session

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Thursday, 14 January

English: Write a Short story about whatever you like!

Mathematics: Dominos and chatter boxes

Science: Popsicle stick catapults

The Arts: Share your short stories with the group

Humanities & Social Science: What places do you and your family go to in town?

Technologies: Create a digital page in our scrapbook together as a group

Health & Physical Education: Music and movement

Culture & Languages: Practising our AUSLAN song

Friday, 15 January

English: Write about the week

Mathematics: Exploring fractions

Science: Create a mobile of the galaxy

The Arts: Free dance session, what music do you like?

Humanities & Social Science: Sustainability – Caring for our herb garden

Technologies: Take photos of our peers and use the Smart TV to explore our difference and similarities.

Health & Physical Education: Follow the leader, do as I do, copy my movements

Culture & Languages: Performing our AUSLAN song

Week 6

Monday, 18 January

English: Words that begin with the first letter of your name

Mathematics: Money and different currencies

Science: Loose parts play – Can we create a puppet theatre

The Arts: Create an aerobics class to host later in the week

Humanities & Social Science: Create and perform a puppet show

Technologies: Watching a movie together at the centre

Health & Physical Education: Parachute group games incorporating balls

Culture & Languages: Learning AUSLAN alphabet

Tuesday, 19 January

English: Story time – Treehouse Storey’s

Mathematics: Practise shape recognition with floor puzzles

Science: Make and play with our own gloop

The Arts: Adding an entry into our journal

Humanities & Social Science: Caring for and feeding the animals at the centre

Technologies: Enjoying a new release children’s movie together at the cinema

Health & Physical Education: Hand stands, somersaults and bridges

Culture & Languages: Practicing AUSLAN alphabet

Wednesday, 20 January

English: Sharing circle, what did you do on the weekend and what are you doing next weekend?

Mathematics: Cooking activity – measuring our ingredients

Science: Outdoor mud kitchen, dramatic play

The Arts: Creating paper flowers for summer

Humanities & Social Science: Outdoor mud kitchen, dramatic play

Technologies: Use digital cameras to create a digital art display

Health & Physical Education: Enjoy a fun game of hopscotch

Culture & Languages: Practising AUSLAN alphabet

Thursday, 21 January

English: Write a poem inspired by your favourite things

Mathematics: LEGO creations, search a building and replicate it

Science: Bath bombs and water experience

The Arts: Host an aerobics and dance class

Humanities & Social Science: Sustainability – caring for our herb garden

Technologies: Create a page for our digital scrapbook together as a group

Health & Physical Education: Skipping and skipping ropes

Culture & Languages: Practising AUSLAN alphabet

Friday, 22 January

English: Learning about different kinds of poetry

Mathematics: Heavy and light, measuring different resources and materials

Science: Adding water to sand, dirt and other natural resource and documenting the change of properties.

The Arts: Face painting and crazy hair

Humanities & Social Science: Group collage about our vacation care experiences

Technologies: Create a photo booth

Health & Physical Education: Perform acrobatic moves we have learned during the week

Culture & Languages: Performing AUSLAN alphabet

Week 7

Monday, 25 January

English: Journal entry about your school holidays

Mathematics: Board games

Science: Tie dye experience

The Arts: Free dancing and music and movement experience

Humanities & Social Science: Mud kitchen and sand pit, dramatic play

Technologies: Use smart board to research topics of child’s choice

Health & Physical Education: Practice yoga with music

Culture & Languages: Practicing AUSLAN alphabet

Tuesday, 26 January

AUSTRALIA DAY

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

CENTRE CLOSED TODAY

Wednesday, 27 January

English: Guess who I am, write facts about yourself and have the group work out who wrote the information

Mathematics: Cooking activity – measuring our ingredients

Science: Bubble blowing pictures with dye and straws

The Arts: Loom bands

Humanities & Social Science: Family Portraits

Technologies: Watch a movie at the centre

Health & Physical Education: Practice yoga with music

Culture & Languages: Record Auslan song and signs that we have been practicing

Thursday, 28 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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