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 Winter Holiday Program 2023

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 (26 June to 30 June 2023)
Week 2 (3 July to 7 July 2023)
Week 3 (10 July to 14 July 2023)

Week 1 (26 June to 30 June 2023)

Monday, 26 June

Kids Pantry (Incursion)

To start the holiday program, children will treat themselves to a delicious dessert. Children will enjoy a cooking experience with Kids Pantry.

Tuesday, 27 June

Kidzplore Indoor Play Centre Visit (Excursion 10.00am-12.30pm) Unit 7, building 3, 1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory 2609

Today we will head to Canberra’s most exciting indoor play centre. Kidzplore features a multi-levelled rainbow playground of epic proportions, complete with a ball pit, swings, balls and slides.

All children attending must have a signed Excursion permission form.

Wednesday, 28 June

Disney Day

Children are welcome to come dressed today as their favourite Disney or Superhero character. There will be a variety of Disney-themed activities and games to explore throughout the day. There will also be plenty of opportunities to dress up and get creative for those who wish to come dressed as themselves!

Thursday, 29 JuneZumba/Pilates (Incursion)

Today, children will have the opportunity to be active and jam out to their favourite music – a combo class of Zumba and Pilates. This will help develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun. There will be balancing and toning exercises that are full of fun and happy songs, and excellent for stress relief and mental health.
Friday, 30 JuneVisit to National Zoo and Aquarium (Excursion 10.15 am-1.00pm)

The National Zoo and Aquarium is home to animals from Australia and all around the world. At the Zoo, children will have the opportunity to feed animals with the help of a zookeeper and visit both native and exotic animals.

All children attending must have a signed Excursion permission form.

Week 2 (3 July to 7 July 2023)

Monday, 3 July

Cummings Karate Dojo (Incursion)

The Cummings Karate Dojo holiday program offers students the opportunity to explore the traditions and culture of Japan and Okinawa, learn age-appropriate self-defence techniques (including how to use their voice to say ‘no’) and skills that extend beyond the physical training, including discipline, respect for others, and perseverance. The program will include fitness challenges, karate training, and confidence-creating exercises, all delivered by qualified instructors.

Tuesday, 4 July

CSIRO Discovery Centre (Excursion 10.00 am-12.30pm) North Science Road, Acton

Today, children will have the opportunity to engage in an exhibition-based program.

focusing on critical and creative thinking. Children will also participate in an interactive activity to discover how CSIRO's innovations in science, technology, engineering and maths have influenced their lives.

All children attending must have a signed Excursion permission form.

Wednesday, 5 July

Visit from the Emergency Services (Incursion)

Today, we will be visited by some of the most incredible people who help keep us safe. Children will love to learn, in a safe and fun way, the basics of how to respond to an emergency situation. Children will get the opportunity to step into the fire truck and see the equipment inside.

Throughout the afternoon, children will have the opportunity to learn about their roles in the community.

Thursday, 6 July

Science Day

Get your lab coats on and don’t forget protective glasses because today is going to be full of science fun and experimentation!

Friday, 7 July

Cool First Aid Kids (Incursion)

Small Steps to Saving Lives.

At Cool Kids First Aid we believe that anyone can help to save a life. We use Small Steps in an age-appropriate, fun, and interactive way to introduce children to the basic but essential skills of first aid and managing an emergency.

Week 3 (10 July to 14 July 2023)

Monday, 10 July

Treasure Quest Fitness- Fitkids (Incursion)

Unlock the Hidden Clues and be the first to find the Treasure while getting fit and having awesome fun at the same time. Combine this with some of the most fun and infectious fitness games available and you have a program that is sure to have your kids laughing their way to better health. There will be a large variety of finding games, solving codes, reading maps, and searching for golden tickets all while working as a team to find the golden prize from all the Hidden Treasure.

Tuesday, 11 July

The Master of Slime (Incursion)

Let the Master of Slime guide you through the slime-making process to create the perfect slime. This interactive and hands-on workshop is super fun-filled where kids will experiment, mix and create their very own special blend of slime. And the best part – kids will be able to take home their goop masterpiece!

Wednesday, 12 July

Pizza Party Day

Today we will be having fun with all things pizza! Students will have the opportunity to decorate their own chef’s hats and aprons, and make their own sweet and savoury pizzas. It’s sure to be a yummy, messy day!

Thursday, 13 July

Kambah Inflatable World, (Excursion 11.00am-1.30pm)

It's all about jumping fun!

We will head to the Inflatable World at Kambah which is the biggest indoor inflatable playground. This massive inflatable obstacle course provides endless amounts of fun and excitement for all age groups.

All children attending must have a signed Excursion permission form.

Friday, 14 July

Bound to Uluru with Robots (Incursion)

Today we learn about Anangu culture and Aboriginal beliefs by decoding Dreamtime stories, planning routes and exploring Uluru using programmable robots. The children will team up and then listen to one Aboriginal Dreamtime short story connected with Uluru (e.g. Koockard, Kandju and Linga, Mala and Kurpannga, Kunia and Liru). The children need to specify the type of Dreamtime creatures involved in the story and pick up indicators and elements they need to determine the correct path to follow to get to the rock. After that, on a floor map with signs, pictures and symbols, the young explorers plan their route and code their robot to go and explore Uluru.