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School Holiday programs

Primary School Holiday Program

We offer a Council-run primary school holiday program in two different locations for children aged between 5 and 12 years old whose parents live, work or study in Moreland.

The program takes place from 8am to 6pm during school holidays at locations in Brunswick East and Brunswick South West. See below for venue information. We offer a full program of fun and engaging activities, including games, crafts, excursions, outdoor play and sports. 

The program is guided by the National Quality Framework for Outside School Hours Services and My Time Our Place. This means that the program follows set staffing qualifications, ratios, and building requirements.

Our experienced teams have put in place safety measures and procedures in response to COVID-19.

The educator to child ratio is 1 to 15 and on excursions is 1 to 10.

Program venues

Please note that the above phone numbers only work during school holidays, when the program is running.

How to book

Bookings for positions in the primary school holiday program open before that school holiday period. Dates will be updated on this page as they become available. Once booking becomes available the Casual Booking Calendar will open. Your booking should only be considered confirmed once you receive a confirmation email from us.

New families will need to register first before they can use our online booking system. If you already have an existing account, do not make another. If you have registered before but cannot remember your password, you can request a new one.

Once you are ready to make a booking, log in to the My Family Lounge. To find out more about how to use the My Family Lounge booking system, please see the My Family Lounge Help guide for parents.

Please wait until we send you a confirmation email. Until we do, your booking is not confirmed.

Please note you can only book 1 venue per child per program.

Important to consider when making a booking:

  • Anyone who is unwell should not attend this program. If a student attends while unwell, they will be sent home in accordance with the Department's regular Infectious Diseases policy.
  • You will not be able to attend the holiday program if:
    • You or any member of your family have been or come into contact with anyone who has COVID-19.
    • Anyone in your family has a cold or flu like symptoms.

This is vital to ensure that the well-being of children, families and educators is maintained.

Holiday program dates for September/October 2021

20 September to 1 October 2021

Bookings for the program open

Friday 6 August 2021 by 5pm and remain open until we reach capacity.

Activity Brochure  

School Holiday Program activities brochure September/October 2021 (PDF 145Kb)

Holiday Program fees

It costs $85 to send one child for one day of care (up to 10 hours).

The holiday program operates under the Commonwealth Government's Child Care Subsidy Scheme, which means that program fees may be cheaper for you if you are eligible for this. You need to be registered for MyGov to access this. You can find out more about the Child Care Subsidy at Services Australia.

To pay for the holiday program, you can:

Children with additional needs

If your child has additional needs, contact the Holiday Program Team Leader on 9240 1227 at least 6 weeks before the program starts to discuss your child's needs and what they may need for their care. You must submit their diagnoses letter and child health care card with your enrolment.

If your child has any medical conditions, allergies (PDF 260Kb), anaphylaxis (PDF 294Kb) or asthma (PDF 150Kb), an action plan must be completed and submitted with your enrolment form.

See our program in action

Check out the Moreland primary school holiday program in the video below.

Transcript of video

To find out more about our primary school holiday program please email the School Holiday Program team or phone 9240 2427 or 9240 2360.

Teenage Holiday Program

We also have a fun teenage holiday program for young people ages 12 to 16 years old during the school holidays. The program is run by Active Moreland, with activities either taking place at Active Moreland leisure centres or on excursions in the wider community.

The program has space for 20 young people, including 4 spaces for young people with low to moderate support needs.

Bookings and pre-payments are essential to confirm a place in the program. You can book your child for just one day, every day, or just some days.

For further details visit Active Moreland

Important COVID-19 notice

Anyone who is unwell should not attend school, including staff, parents and students. This includes school holiday programs.

If a student attends while unwell, they will be sent home in accordance with the state government's Infectious Diseases policy.

You will not be able to attend the holiday program if:

  • you or any member of your family have been or come into contact with anyone who has COVID-19.
  • anyone in your family has a cold or flu like symptoms.

This is important so we can maintain the well-being of children, families and educators.