School holidays come around quickly and, particularly if you’re a working mum, sometimes you need a hand with keeping everyone entertained and stimulated! And this one is the big one, with a minimum 6 weeks to occupy school aged kids! That’s where a camp, class or workshop can be perfect. Here’s what’s available these Summer school holidays in and around the Hills. There’s something for everyone so don’t miss out and make sure you book!
INSIDE THE LINES TENNIS CAMP
When: Monday 18 December to Friday 22 December 2017, 8.45am to 3pm | Monday 15 January to Friday 19 January 2018, 8.45am to 3pm
Where: Inside the Lines Tennis Academy – Richmond Tennis Centre, Windsor Street Richmond
Ages: Suitable for ages 5-14 years.
Send your child to Inside The Lines Tennis Camp these December/January school holidays for 5 days of healthy outdoor tennis fun and games! There’s a free sausage sizzle lunch on Friday! The camp is only $130 for 5 days or $60 for 2 days. Racquets can be provided, no experience necessary. Limited spaces available so don’t miss out!
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Phone: 4578 8999 | Website: insidethelines.net.au
When: Pre-christmas – Monday 18 December – Friday 22 December 2017
New Year Week 1 – Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January 2018
New Year Week 2 – Monday 15 January – Friday 20 January 2018
New Year Week 3 – Monday 22 January – Thursday 25 January 2018
Time: Full day – 8.30pm to 4pm ($95). Half day – 8.30am to 12.30pm ($55).
Where: Castle Hill
Ages: Boys and girls aged 5 years to 14 years.
AerialFit’s School Holiday Workshops run for both full or half days and are a great way to entertain the kids during holidays with a variety of activities to challenge both their mind and body. They have two types of workshops:
- Lift, Flip and Fly workshop – aerial silks, aerial hammock, aerial hoop and trapeze. Plus some acro and flexibility classes.
- Aerial and Wellness workshop – aerial silks, aerial hammock, aerial hoop and trapeze. Plus some kids yoga and flexibility classes.
For more information and to register click here.
Phone: 8906 3208 | Website: aerialfitbody.com.au
SYDNEY HILLS GYMNASTICS
When: Monday 18 December to Friday 22 December 2017. Wednesday 3 January to Thursday 25 January 2018.
Where: Sydney Hills Gymnastics, Castle Hill
Ages: Suitable for ages 5-12 years, plus there’s a tumbling clinic each day from 12pm to 2pm suitable for 9-15 years.
The Sydney Hills Gymnastic Holiday Program is designed to keep your children occupied with fun and sporty activities. Gymnastics sessions cover trampolines, trapezes, bars and rolls, flexibility, coordination, strength, cartwheels and lots of fun. Children will have a gymnastics clinic in the morning, morning tea, then a second session of gymnastics. During morning tea-time kids will be supplied with a fruit juice drink and fruits for a snack. You only need to provide a lunch box for lunch. Drinking water is always accessible in the venue.
Kids who do the half day program are collected at 12:30pm. Children staying for the full day have lunch at 12:30pm. After lunch they have some activities such as movie watching, table games, drawing and craft. From 2pm to 3pm there’s another session in the gym with active games and challenge and kids can practise on their favourite apparatuses. After 3:05pm to 3:30pm kids are ready to be picked up. Long day stay is also available from 8.30am to 5pm. It’s a great way to improve fitness and confidence in your child. Enrol Online.
In addition, there’s a Tumbling Clinic daily for kids aged 9-15 years from 12pm to 2pm where they can improve their acro and tumbling skills with personalised tuition from the best coaches. Pre-requisite: experience required. cost is $35 per person per clinic or a 5 lesson package for $155. This clinic is also available in a package for $67 – you do the half day starting at 8.45am plus the tumbling clinic from 12pm-2pm. This is for kids with previous gymnastics experience aged older than 9 years. Enrol online.
Phone: 9659 9010 | Website: sydneyhillsgymnastics.com.au
TANIAS STRICTLY DANCING PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP
When: Tuesday 23 January and Wednesday 24 January 2018
Where: Norwest Business Park
Ages: 5 – 16 years
Jazz – Hip-hop – Acrobatics – Contemporary – Cheerleading – Singing/drama. Attend one or both days. Cost is $60 per day. Parents are invited to a performance on Day 2 at 4pm. For more information see here.
When: Tuesday 9 January – Friday 19 January 2018
Where: Learning Links Centre, 6a/7 Meridian Place, Bella Vista
Age Range: 4 – 12 years
Special offer for Hills District Mums: Any program was $225, NOW $195. Mention Hills District Mums to receive this exclusive offer!
Learning Links has a great range of two-day holiday programs to keep your kids entertained while they learn. A win for all.
Terrific Timetables will develop your child’s skills using easy and fun ways to learn and manipulate times tables. Monday 15 January and Tuesday 16 January 2018. Ages 8-12 years. 9am to 12pm.
Stop, Think, Do is a popular program that focuses on developing social skills, behaviour management and motivational learning. Tuesday 9 January and Thursday 11 January 2018. Ages 6-8 years, 9am to 1.30pm. Ages 9-11 years, 1.30pm to 6pm.
Handsome Handwriting Your child can develop their handwriting skills by focusing on self- regulation, gross motor, fine motor and visual motor skills and develop fluent handwriting. Tuesday 16 January and Thursday 18 January 2018. School years 1-2, 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Moving on and up will help children transition from primary to high school. This program will help prepare your child to succeed in high school. Areas covered include how to study, use the computer and technologies safely, plan assignments, travel planning and making friends. Wednesday 17 January and Friday 19 January 2018. Year 6 only 2017, 9am to 1.30pm.
Take Action This 6-step ACTION plan provides children with clear and practical skills to manage anxiety and improve their social and life skills. Wednesday 17 January and Thursday 19 January 2018. Ages 8-12 years.1.30pm to 6pm.
For more information visit http://www.learninglinks.org.au/services/children-youth/school-holiday-programs/ or to make a booking call 8525 8222.
When: Monday 11 December through to Wednesday 24 January 2018
Where: Baulkham Hills
Ages: Aged 7 years+. Beginners welcome.
Sewing Time holds fun, fashionable and educational sewing classes. Your child will spend a fun day learning some great sewing skills. Each child will learn to sew on a sewing machine and will proudly take home and show you what they have made at the end of the day. Beginners welcome.
There are a number of Christmas themed workshops before Christmas and a variety of sewing workshops in January. December timetable is as follows:
Christmas Cushion and Hanging Decorations. A beautiful Christmas themed cushion that your child will be proud to display each year and some hanging Christmas decorations if time permits. Monday 11 December 9am – 3pm. Monday 18 December 9am – 3pm. Cost: $120.
Christmas Wreath and Hanging Decorations. The festive season will soon be upon us so be ready to decorate with this stylish Christmas wreath adorned with battery powered twinkle lights. The 100% cotton grey/natural reindeer print is mixed with 100% wool red/maroon check back & bow. It is interfaced and padded and comes complete with a D-ring ready for hanging. Wednesday 13 December 9am – 3pm. Tuesday 19 December 9am – 3pm. Cost: $120.
Christmas Santa Sack and Hanging Decorations. Santa will have plenty of space to put presents in this beautifully beaded and embellished Santa Stocking Sack. Children will first embellish their stocking with beads and various trinkets by hand and then sew it all together by machine. Friday 15 December 9am – 3pm. Thursday 21 December 9am – 3pm. Cost: $120.
American Girl Doll Christmas Theme. Your doll will be ready for the Christmas holiday festivities in two Christmas themed outfits. Wednesday 20 December 9am – 3pm. Cost: $120.
There will be a variety of January 2018 workshops which will be posted on the Sewing Time website and Facebook page. Like the Facebook page and contact Sewing Time to be put on the mailing list and receive all the information via email and be kept in the loop.
MAXX MUSIC HOLIDAY MUSIC WORKSHOPS
When: Monday 8 January – Friday 19 January 2018
Where: Castle Hill and Rouse Hill
Ages: 5 – 18 years depending on activity
Whether you want to be in a band, sing like Adele, learn how to play Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues guitar, record your own music or just try something new, we have the music workshop for you!
Unless otherwise stated, activities will be held at in Rouse Hill Town Centre at our School of Music and our new community music room, The Session Space.
Rock Out! Monday 8 January – Wednesday 10 January 10am-3pm – Call out for all musicians! Take your playing to the next level and become an integral part of a band. Places limited so booking essential. Suitable for intermediate to advanced musicians and vocalists. Castle Hill Lesson School. Cost: $190.
Family Ukulele Workshop. Monday 8 January 10am-11am. The ukulele is a great introduction to music for both children and adults. They are fun, easy to get to grips with and won’t break the bank if you want to continue. For children aged 7 years + and their parent or guardian. Cost: $7.
The Big Bang! Monday 8 January 1pm-3pm. An energetic and action-packed creative percussion workshop for experienced drummers and novices alike. Taking Samba and African rhythms as a starting point, we guarantee that you’ll have fun and make new friends as well as having a great musical experience! Suitable for children aged 5-10 years (school years K-5). Cost: $25.
Sing Adele. Tuesday 9 January 10am-3pm. Adele is one of the most distinctive and successful singer/songwriters of the past decade. This workshop is for singers who would like to explore her repertoire, learning and singing her greatest hits. Suitable for singers 11-18yrs Cost: $69.
Record Your Music – Garage Band. Wednesday 10 January 10am-3pm. Discover how you can use free app Garage Band to make the most of your music ideas, get creative with Live Loops and learn how to get the best mixes using this entry level software. This is a great starting point for aspiring music producers. Suitable for musicians 11 – 18yrs Cost: $69
Girl Power. Thursday 11 January and Friday 12 January 10am-3pm. Being in a girl band is a fun and rewarding experience if you want to share your music with others. Develop your harmony singing, microphone technique and performance skills in this 2-day workshop for female singers. Suitable for singers aged 13-18yrs. Cost: $115.
Funky plays Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues Guitar. Monday 15 January 1pm-3pm. Join Funky in this masterclass introducing early Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues sounds and techniques. Think Chuck Berry, Elvis and The Rolling Stones. Just bring a guitar and we’ll provide the rest. Suitable for intermediate to advanced guitarists. Cost: $49.
Girl Group 101. Monday 15 January – Tuesday 16 January 10am – 3pm. Being in a girl band is a fun and rewarding experience if you want to share your music with others. Have fun singing your favourite songs and make new friends. Practice harmony singing and learn repertoire before developing microphone technique and performance skills. Suitable for singers 7-12 years. Cost: $115.
Rock Camp 101. Wednesday 17 January – Friday 19 January 10am-3pm. So, you’ve been playing your instrument or singing for a while and want to know what’s next. Experience what it’s like to be in a band – you will learn about band dynamics, write original material, develop your musicianship and performance skills. Places limited so booking essential. Cost: $190.
Early bird offer – Enrol before Friday 8 December 2017 and get 10% OFF
CRAFTY YOGA WORKSHOPS
Fun and enjoyable workshops for kids 5-12 years….learning yoga and meditation and making mandalas, dream catchers and name plates. Kids will develop self confidence, appreciate body movements and make new friends. Children of all abilities are welcome.
Workshops will be held at Our Sacred Space, 584 Old Northern Rd, Dural.
Dates: 3, 10, 17 and 24 January 2018.
Cost: $50. Deposit of $20 must be paid by 20 December 2017 to secure a spot. Last minute bookings will be available if there is vacancy at $55 payable in full on the day. Bookings essential.
Please provide morning tea and drinks.
For more info call Shahereen on 0416122915, message the Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE LITTLE GYM
When: Wednesday 3 January to Thursday 25 January 2018. Various times – see here for full schedules at Dural and contact Bella Vista for their timetable.
Where: The Little Gym Bella Vista and The Little Gym Dural
Age group: 3 years to 8 years and 6 years to 12 years.
During the school holidays, rain or shine, The Little Gym camps combine fun, sport, creative activities and learning to keep your kids active, entertained and laughing… all while carefully developing their minds, bodies and self-confidence! Children love them and so do the parents!
Full details on the schedule can be found here for Dura. Contact Bella Vista for their timetable.
Contact: Dural 8443 0160 or Bella Vista 9836 5545 | Website: thelittlegym.com.au