Holiday Program

The Junior School offers a Holiday Program for students enrolled at the Junior School. We provide a safe and nurturing environment where your child can engage in a range of experiences with their peers and supportive educators.

Our program is formed by children’s needs, interests and ideas. We believe that children will become confident and involved learners through active participation in play. We foster and challenge children’s inquisitive minds by encouraging children to connect with the world, and take supervised risks in their environments.

We aim to provide an effective service based on mutual and respectful relationships. Therefore, we strive to promote open communication between children, families and educators to develop ongoing relationships within our community.

Our Holiday Program operates from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday during school holiday periods and fees for 2023 are $110 per day, per child.

Children attending our Holiday Program must bring their own food for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

The program doesn’t operate on public holidays, CGGS pupil-free days, or during the shutdown period over Christmas and New Year. Holiday Program enrolments are accepted on a casual basis only.

For more information about the CGGS JS Holiday Program, email

Junior School Summer Holiday Program 2023/24

Bookings are $110 per day with prices of Incursions and Excursions included.

Please click on the button below to fill in our excursion permission form. This form is mandatory for children booked to attend any excursions.

Week 1 (6 to 8 December 2023)
Week 2 (11 to 15 December 2023)
Week 3 (18 to 20 December 2023)
Week 4 (15 to 19 January 2024)
Week 5 (22 to 26 January 2024)
Week (29 January to 2 February 2024)

Week 1 (6 to 8 December 2023)

Wednesday 6 December

Time: 10.30am—12.30pm

Archery Kids (Incursion)

Children will be engaged in learning the basics of archery target shooting, competitions and several fun challenges. The program is guaranteed to have all kids start as beginners and end as champions.

Thursday 7 December

Time 1–3pm

Splashtastic Fun (Incursion)

A two-hour program filled with fun fitness games in the form of partner battles, team challenges races and much more that involves water. It’s a perfect water program to get fit, stay cool and have Splashtsatic Fun!

Friday 8 December

Closed for the CGGS staff Christmas lunch

Week 2 (11 to 15 December 2023)

Monday 11 December

Time: 10.30–11.30am

Royal Australian Mint (Excursion)

Children will discover some interesting stories about how shipwrecks, convicts and the gold rush have influenced the history of coins in Australia. They will get to watch robots at work and will learn how coins are made and will be given the opportunity to make their own $1 coin.

Tuesday 12 December

Time: 10am–12pm

Super Cody (Incursion)

Children will program drones to help Santa deliver presents. They will have to decode a coding puzzle to find the right destination for each present, then after loading the parcel, code a drone to fly and complete the delivery. Absolutely sublime missions!

Wednesday 12 December

Time: 1pm-3pm

Active Attitudes Water Play (Incursion)

Water based games and activities for everyone to get involved in!

Traditional games, relays, challenges with a twist. Fun play-based activities encouraging strategy through and teamwork.

Thursday 14 December

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Kidzplore (Excursion)

An indoor private wonderland of play, where children will experience endless adventure while they play in pits filled with balls, jump, climb and slide to their hearts content. Children are guaranteed to make unforgettable memories.

Friday 15 December

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Christmas Craft Day (In Centre Day)

Children will express themselves through art as we create beautiful Christmas ornaments, decorations and cards. Through this activity, children will strengthen their fine motor skills and challenge executive function skills.

Week 3 (18 to 20 December 2023)

Monday 18 December

Time: 10-11.30am

Musical Theatre/Drama Workshop (Incursion)

Children will explore how dancing and acting come together to create the magic that is Musical Theatre. They will learn songs from a variety of musical genres including current pop music and musical theatre.

The fundamentals of a Drama class would include voice projection, storytelling, movement exercises, drama games and body language through creative games and drama exercises.

Tuesday 19 December

Time: 10.30-11.30am

A Merry Christmas Baking Experience with Michelle (In Centre Day)

Children will engage in traditional Christmas baking, while they listen to and sing along Christmas songs. They will then wrap the cookies and take them home. Christmas is all about sharing!

Wednesday 20 December

Time: 10am-12pm

Christmas Themed Disco Dance Party (Incursion)

Children will dance to some of their favourite tunes and learn some simple disco dances such as the Nutbush, Macarena and Gangnam Style. They will Play dance games and show off their groovy dance moves at the DISCO DANCE PARTY.

Week 4 (15 to 19 January 2024)

Monday 15 January

Time: 10am-11.30am

Hip-hop (Incursion)

Each class will start with a warm up, to get pumped up and in the zone for the class ahead. Following this will be a short sequence of exercises to improve technique, which is a big part of hip-hop (no matter how seriously you take it) and to further condition the body. They will learn a piece of choreography and refine the moves, so that each and every dancer can perform at the end with confidence and a big smile on their face. The choreography will be the right amount of challenge and fun.

Tuesday 16 January

Time: 10am-12pm

Bullyproof (Incursion)

Through a series of engaging Kung Fu exercises, kids will be guided to unleash their inner confidence. They will learn to stand tall and face challenges. In addition to mastering powerful body language, children will be taught the art of resolving conflicts peacefully. This program will foster empathy and respect plus encourage kids to embrace these qualities, promoting a positive and inclusive environment.

Wednesday 17 January

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Lake Burley Griffin education program spring/summer (Incursion)

Explore the Commonwealth Park and the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin discussing important landmarks and natural features along the way. Children will get to learn about garden city designs, planning for sustainable futures, and the role of active citizenship. The tour guides will explain the griffin design whilst situated at the cross-section of the iconic land and water axis.

Thursday 18 January

Time: 1-3pm

Water Play (In Centre Day)

Bring you water toys with you for a day filled with laughter, camaraderie, and aquatic excitement. Teams will go head-to-head in thrilling challenges to determine the ultimate champions! From water relays and mind-boggling teamwork, bubble activities to a soaking balloon showdown and an exciting water bead scavenger hunt.

Friday 19 January

Time: 10-11.30am

Basketball (Incursion)

With an excellent mix of fitness, hand eye coordination and footwork skills, come join in the fun and learn some new tricks or games with a basketball.

Week 5 (22 to 26 January 2024)

Monday 22 January

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Blundell Cottage (Excursion)

At Blundell’s Cottage students will explore the building and its surrounds, comparing the landscape today and in the past to see how Canberra has changed. By actively engaging with hands on objects, students will gain insight into the families that lived in the cottage over 100 years of occupation. They will compare the differences and similarities to their own lives today. Through the program, they will develop an understanding of the historic significance of the cottage as a reminder of the past before the city of Canberra.

Tuesday 23 January

Time: 1-2.30pm

Chemistry Show (Incursion)

In this show metals burn, gases explode and colours of liquids instantly change. Through a series of chemistry experiments water changes to wine, liquid nitrogen liquefies air and even elephant’s toothpaste shoots to the ceiling all in the name of chemistry. Concepts covered include chemical reactions, energy changes, solids, liquids and gases, atoms, physical versus chemical changes and properties of materials.

Wednesday 24 January

Time: 10-11.30am

Art Experience Day (In Centre Day)

The program will intrigue and delight every child, as each child will be given an opportunity to express their creativity and develop new skills through various forms of art, such as drawing, painting, print making, sculptural works and collage.

Come dressed in old comfortable clothes and enjoy the experience!

Thursday 25 January

Time: 10am-12pm

Gong Gang Circus (Incursion)

Children will learn some very cool circus tricks while cooling down with water in the summer heat. Clown around with slapstick squirting, skip or balance within a universe off bubbles. Try unique juggling games with water balloons. Don’t be the one to drop them or you might get drenched, make giant sized bubbles jump through hoops, be mesmerized by the incredible magic of water.

Friday 26 January

Public holiday

Week (29 January to 2 February 2024)

Monday 29 January

Time: 10am-11.30am

Exploring Cooking with Michelle (In Centre Day)

Join Michelle as she explores Asian Cuisine while enhancing Children’s thinking, problem solving, creativity and confidence around food and cooking.

Tuesday 30 January

Time: 10am- 12pm

Super Cody (Incursion)

The Super Treasure Hunt! Using programmable robots, children will get to plan routes then create codes for their robot to go and collect treasures from different locations on a life-size floor mat. Get coding by collecting clues and finding treasures.

Wednesday 31 January

Time: 11am-12pm

A Living Culture - National Museum of Australia (Excursion)

A Living Culture will introduce children to the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culture and life in Australia. Children will get to use a range of objects to help understand indigenous cultures and how they have evolved and adapted since 1788. Older children will get to discuss and analyse the two vastly different cultures that collided upon arrival of Europeans, and the impact this has had on indigenous Australians.

Thursday 1 February

Time: 11am-12.30pm

Talent show (In Centre Day)

Children will display their talents through solo or group performances. We will have an award giving ceremony and celebrate the last day of the Summer School Holiday Program with a soft drink, a Sausage sizzle and a Movie.

Friday 2 February