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School holidays come around quickly and, particularly if you’re a busy or working family, sometimes you need a hand keeping everyone entertained and stimulated! Check out our Winter School Holiday Guide to find out what’s available these school holidays in and around the Hills. There’s something for everyone so make sure you book in soon!

GET SPORTY AT THE CENTRE DURAL

This Winter, The Centre is expanding its school holiday program to a new longer day! The full day program will run from 9am – 3pm, with a half day sports option still available. The program is available to kids aged 7-12.

In the morning, friendly and supportive coaches will run a Netball or Soccer sports training session based off their popular Future Starz program. This program introduces and refines skills, builds fitness and is lots of fun! Kids will nominate their preferred sport. Kids that are staying for the full day will stop for lunch at noon and have some down time with a movie and some quiet activities. Then they will enjoy an hours fun at Inflatable World to finish the day.

Pack your own lunch or pre-order menu is available from our Cafe. Places are limited, so get your registration in and save your spot! Find out more here.

Inflatable World Dural is also open throughout the school holidays at The Centre! 9.30am – 4.30pm – check the website for details.

The Centre, 1 Pellitt Lane Dural | For more information call 8989 0000 or email sports@thecentredural.org.au


SCHOOL’S OUT AND FUN IS IN AT THE LITTLE GYM DURAL

The Little Gym Dural runs 3 hours of fun, themed sessions during the school holidays that children (and parents) love! Camps suit children aged 3 to 8 years and include a mix of supervised free play, structured group activities, arts and crafts and even time to re-energise with snack time. Skill Thrill sessions are for children aged 6 to 12 years. These sessions involve development of gymnastic skills, mixed in with free play and games. All skill levels are welcome.  Spaces are limited and their sessions do book out! Bookings are essential.

Full details on the schedule for Dural can be found here. Call the team to book your spot as spaces are limited.

Contact: Dural 8443 0160  |  Website: dural.thelittlegym.com.au  |  Facebook: The Little Gym Dural


HAVE FUN AT INSPIRE’S VACATION CARE PROGRAM

Inspire’s vacation care program is jam-packed with fun, engaging excursion, incursions and activities that primary school children of all ages will love! Inspire has some fantastic things planned, from outings to Reading Cinemas, Ninja Parks, and bowling alleys to some awesome incursions such as a live bird show from Feathered Friends and a thrilling look into our solar system with the team from iSkies!

The full details of Inspire’s program can be found on their website. Spaces are limited – so make your booking now!

1300 665 275 | info@inspireme.com.au | www.inspireprogram.com.au/school-holiday-fun


BOP TILL YOU DROP THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Are you looking for a program with a difference? Bop till you Drop has been running School Holiday Workshops for the past 19 years. And they must be doing something right as they won 2019 People’s Choice award for ‘Best School Holiday Provider’! This Performing Arts Program will get your children off devices, break up their holidays and give you some ‘me time’.

During this creative program there will be 6 x 45-minute classes per day. The aim of the program is to build children’s self-esteem and confidence. The children will be involved in physical activity through DANCE and Team Building Challenges. They will have the opportunity to use their imagination to create role plays in the DRAMA class and also participate in fun and educational classes in Singing, Cooking, Science and Craft to break up the action-packed day! All the teachers are professional performers with many years teaching experience. At the end of the second day the children will perform in a concert to show off all their amazing new talents. Suitable for 5–12-year-olds.

Date: Tues 4 & Wed 5 July | Time: 9am – 3.30pm (extended hours 8am to 5pm optional extra) | Venue: Wrights Road Community Centre, KELLYVILLE

Cost is $84 per day ($168 for 2 days). Enter coupon ‘HILLSHOL20’ fo$20.00 OFF. Siblings are $30 OFF! + Use Creative Kids Voucher.

To book fill in this BOOKING FORM.

Phone: 1300 13 03 13 | Email:info@boptillyoudrop.com.au | Website: www.boptillyoudrop.com.au/school-programs


GET YOUR GROOVE ON WITH THE STAGE DOOR HOLIDAY WORKSHOP

Get Your Groove On this Winter with The Stage Door Holiday Workshop – Dance, Fun, and Memories Await!
 
Join up to The Stage Door Performing Arts Winter School Holiday Workshop and experience two extraordinary days of dance, laughter, and pure joy.  On Wednesday 12 July and Thursday 13 July from 9am to 4pm, your child will have the chance to explore a variety of dance styles, including Jazz, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. No matter their age or skill level, this all-inclusive program is designed to ignite their passion for dance and unleash their full potential. With professional dance studios located in Norwest Business Park and Rouse Hill Town Centre, The Stage Door offer a safe and supportive environment where creativity thrives.
Spaces are limited, so secure your child’s spot now by visiting tsdperformingarts.com.au, calling 1800 4 DANCE, or emailing info@tsdperformingarts.com.au. Get ready to witness their confidence soar as they twirl, leap, and dance their way to happiness!

Don’t forget, Mid-Year Registrations are now open, classes commence Term 3, Monday 17 July.
Approved Active Kids, Creative Kids, and NDIS Provider.

FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA SOCCER CAMPS

Football Development Australia’s School Holiday Football Camp Programs are designed for youth players to fine tune their skills and game play, away from their club and school team, during the winter football season.
Lots of fun is had in between the hard work on the training pitch and new football friendships are always formed at the FdA Football Camp programs.

  • Ages 8 – 14
  • Sydney Olympic Park Homebush
  • Camp 1: July 3-5, 9am – 1pm
  • Camp 2: July 10-12, 9am – 1pm.
  • Active Kids vouchers accepted.

For more information & to register visit https://footballdevelopment.com.au/football-camps/


ELEVATE YOUR GAME WITH VOYAGER TENNIS PENNANT HILLS

Whether you’re playing for fun, preparing to compete or improving your UTR, elevate your game by signing up for one of Voyager Tennis’ upcoming tennis camps today. Join in a full fun day of junior tennis camp for all abilities with professional coaches, including skills development and match play over the school holidays. All levels and abilities welcome. Experienced, qualified coaches.

Their UTR performance holiday camps are a great opportunity to gain matchplay coaching and improve your UTR alongside their academy coaches and players:

  • Groups split by UTR level
  • Experienced, qualified coaches

Camps are held Monday 3 July to Friday 14 July from 9am to 3pm daily. Single days or multiple day bookings are welcome (discounts apply for 5+ days).

Location: Pennant Hills Park Tennis Centre, 25 Britannia Street Pennant Hills.

Bookings: www.voyagertennis.com/pennant-hills | Phone: 02 8999 7026 | Email: pennanthills@voyagertennis.com


‘DESIGNING MY CAREER’ – STUDY & CAREER GUIDANCE FOR TEENAGERS

Does your teenager (or young adult) need some guidance with their senior subject selection or post-school pathways? Have them join the ‘Designing myCAREER’ Online Workshop facilitated by myDESIGN Education. myDESIGN teaches young people a life design method, which enables them to unlock their unique potential and navigate their learning, career and life.

The workshop is designed to help young people become clear on who they are and how to design career pathways that bring out the best in them and would suit open-minded 16 – 25 year olds who are seeking confidence, purpose and direction in their career and life.

What outcomes can students expect from this workshop?

  • A clear understanding of their strengths, interests and motivators
  • An awareness of their purpose and how they want to contribute
  • A minimum of two, purpose-driven career ideas for the future (and next steps for making this happen!)

 

  • Date: Thursday, 6 July (Week 1 of school holidays)
  • Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm
  • Location: Online (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $249 (includes lifetime access to our ‘Designing myCAREER’ online course too!)
  • Capacity: 20 Participants

To find out more information or purchase tickets click HERE or contact Kirstene Ciappara via phone (0406 702 304) or email at kirstene@mydesigneducation.com.au


GET YOUR FREAK FLAG ON WITH AUSTRALIAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLEGE

Get your “Freak Flag” on at APAC’s exciting 2 day school holiday musical theatre workshop in conjunction with the APAC production of “Shrek the Musical Jnr”.  Join Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Dragon and Lord Farquaad for two days of musical theatre fun.  Develop your musical theatre, dance, singing and acting skills while learning routines and songs from “Shrek the Musical Jnr”.  Create a headpiece, enjoy crazy craft, face painting, and loads more.

Enjoy priority seating at the matinee performance on Friday 7th July including photos with the cast. 

Thursday 6 July – Friday 7 July. 9am – 4pm. Extended care from 8.30am available if needed. Children aged 5 – 12yrs. COST: $180

CREATIVE KIDS and ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS ACCEPTED (add code CreativeKids OR ActiveKids at checkout!). No performing arts experience necessary.

Book your child’s place at the school holiday camp here. Email admin@apac.net.au or call 0413 953 486 for more information.  And if you’d like to book tickets to see Shrek The Musical Jnr – click here.

Location: The Australian Performing Arts College, 5/40 Carrington Road Castle Hill


BEND, FLIP AND TUMBLE AT SYDNEY HILLS GYMNASTICS

The Sydney Hills Gymnastics Holiday Program is designed for kids aged 4 to 13 to keep them fit, happy and healthy and of course to have fun! Gymnastics sessions include trampolines, trapezes, bars and rolls, flexibility, coordination, strength, cartwheels and more. There are half days, full days and long days to fit in with parents’ busy schedules. And there are sessions at their Castle Hill and Bella Vista locations.

Find out more and book for the upcoming school holidays here.


GET TECHNICAL WITH SKILL SAMURAI

If your child loves technology, devices and gaming, then they’ll love the Skill Samurai school holiday program! Skill Samurai Coding & STEM Enrichment camps are the ideal way to help your child develop a healthy relationship with technology. Coding is the language of the future, all kids should learn! Programs include:

  • Minecraft Coding Camp
  • Roblox Coding Camp
  • Junior Coding Camp – Minecraft & Pokémon
  • Robotics Coding Camp – Build and program a robot
  • YouTube Creator Camp
  • 3D Printing Workshop
  • Platform Game Developer with Unity
  • 3D Animation with Blender

Skill Samurai’s school holiday camps are ideal for children aged 6 – 14. Guaranteed 1:10 Educator to Student ratios or better! Full-day or half-day activities available. Self-Management NDIS Invoices available.

Castle Hill – 3 Packard Ave | Rouse Hill – Level 2, Rouse Hill Town Centre (Opposite TimeZone) | Burwood – 3 Burwood Road

Price: $125 (Creative Kids Vouchers are also accepted).

Visit website for more details – www.skillsamurai.com.au | Phone: 1300 726 872


THINK LIKE AN ENGINEER WITH YOUNG ENGINEERS

At Young Engineers, Children learn to ‘think like engineers’ by building motorised machines using LEGO®, motors and batteries. Children that enjoy challenges will use LEGO® Wedo 2.0 app to code & program, and use motion and tilt sensors, giving kids an end-to end robotics experience.  

Young Engineers @ the Hills & Surrounding Areas will be running its Engineering & Robotics Camp during Winter School Holidays with three different model builds each day. Suitable for students aged 5 to 12 from any school. Workshops are from 9am – 3pm daily and you can register either for 1 or 2 days (both days are not the same at each school – the program will be different each day.)

For dates and locations please see the image above. For further information and to enrol, please visit the registration page at hills.young-engineers.com.au/registration.

If you would like to learn more about the Young Engineers holiday program email infohills@young-engineers.com.au or call 0426 848 066.


BE A SUPERSTAR THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS WITH SISTER2SISTER SCHOOL OF SINGING

The Sister2Sister School of Singing “SUPERSTARS” holiday workshop is back for the Winter school holidays! The emphasis of this UNDER THE SEA THEMED program is FUN! Expect a fun filled, JAM-PACKED three days of SINGING, DANCING, MUSICAL THEATRE and DRAMA with the team of inspiring, experienced teachers.

Workshops are open to kids aged 5-12 years and provide a safe environment for kids to enjoy their school holidays.

10th, 11th & 12th July 2023 | 9am-3pm (8:30am registration) | Sister2Sister School of Singing – 11/22 Hudson Ave, Castle Hill (located next to HomeCo.)

Price:   Only $240 for 3 DAYS!

Registrations are available via their website, https://www.sister2sister.com.au/under-the-sea-theme

Limited spaces available, secure your spot now!  Email info@sister2sister.com.au if you have any questions.


GIVE YOUR CHILD THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE THIS WINTER AT CRU CAMPS

Give your child the ultimate holiday experience on a CRU Camp this winter! Your child will grow in confidence, make new friends, participate in loads of exciting activities in a safe, fun and caring environment, and have the opportunity to explore the Christian faith. Spots are limited – book today!

CRU DAY CAMPS (Yrs K-6): Campers enjoy fun-filled days on camp and return home at the end of each day to sleep in the comfort of their own beds. Located in Castle Hill, Mosman, Macarthur & Oakhurst.

ACTIVITY CAMPS (Yrs 3-12): 11x Action-packed residential camps with loads of exciting outdoor and indoor activities including: skiing, rock climbing, dirt bikes, laser tag, campfires, tech, archery, bush walks, messy games and many more!

STUDY CAMPS (Yr 11 & 12): 7x Study Camps to help your child stay motivated, learn effective study skills and achieve their HSC or IB study goals.

Dates: Camps run on various dates between Sunday 25 June – Friday 21 July 2023 | Cost: Day Camps start from $47/day, Residential Camps start from $108/night. Creative Kids on specific camps.

Special offer for Hills District Mums: Use promo code HDM30 to get $30 off your camp fee. T&Cs apply.

How to book – Website: www.crucamps.com.au | Email: crucamps@cru.edu.au