The Canberra Girls Grammar School Age Care, managed by the School, incorporates the after school care and holiday program at the Junior School campus. The holiday program caters for children aged five to twelve years, who are already attending a primary school or kindergarten program during the school term. Children from outside the CGGS community are welcomed.
The holiday program provides a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment where children can pursue play activities of their choice and build positive relationships. The program enables children to play and grow at their individual level of development and pace, developing their social, emotional, intellectual and physical abilities. A combination of indoor and outdoor activities are provided each day and are guided by children’s interests and needs.
The program is located at the Junior School's Undercroft (canteen area), adjacent to the outdoor areas and adventure playground. At times the program makes use of other areas of the school including the school oval, library and hall.
Hours of operation
The centre is open 8.00am to 5:45pm daily during Girls Grammar term breaks. Families are asked to drop their children off before 9am, and pick up any time after 3pm (unless other times are communicated with the centre). The centre is closed between Christmas and New Year and on public holidays.
Please note that food is not provided for the holiday program. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea need to be supplied by families. We are a nut-free centre.
Fees are $75.00 per child per day. Excursions attract an additional fee.
How to enrol
Applications for the program open at the end of Week 3 of each term, and close at the end of Week 8.
Families are asked to complete a form each holiday period (returning families are only required to complete the mandatory fields on the forms). Families will then receive a confirmation email from the Centre within 48 hours of completing the form.This confirmation email will contain formal confirmation of the enrolment, an invoice outlining the charges (including child care rebate/benefit entitlements), excursion forms and further information about the program.
Places are limited and are filled on a 'first come, first booked' basis. Completion of an application form does not guarantee a place in the program.
Cancellations or amendments to any holiday program bookings can be made before the application day cut off. Cancellations will not be able to be made after this date unless accompanied by a medical certificate.
Summer 2017-18 Holiday Program
Applications for our Summer Holiday Program (December/January holidays) are now open. Click here to access the Application Form.
The program will operate on the following dates (click here to view the program):
- Monday, 4 December - Friday, 8 December 2017
- Monday, 11 December - Friday 15 December 2017
- Monday, 8 January - Friday, 12 January 2018
- Monday, 15 January - Friday, 19 January 2018
- Monday, 22 January - Thursday, 25 January 2018 (closed for Australia Day)
- Monday, 29 January - Friday, 2 February 2018
For more information regarding the Canberra Girls Grammar School Holiday Program at the Junior School, please contact Claire Northfield, Director of School Age Care firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02 6273 1242. Please note, office hours are 1.00pm-6.00pm during the school term and intermittently during holiday periods.