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 8am-6pm Monday to Friday during school holiday periods and fees for 2024 are $120 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 Autumn Holiday Program 2024

Bookings are $120 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 (15–19 April 2024)
Week 2 (22–26 April 2024)

Week 1 (15–19 April 2024)

Monday 15 April

Incursion: The Great Zamboni

Start time: 10m

Zamboni infuses his exhilarating magic with crazy comedy, audience participation, and delightful illusions. With his warm sense of humour, contemporary approach and highly skilled traditional techniques, Zamboni takes audiences on a journey of amazement and laughter.

Much of the magic is performed by the audience members themselves, from miraculous escapes to dramatic metamorphoses, leaving even Zamboni bewildered. Zamboni is a talented balloon modeller, twisting marvellous creations from unicorns to crazy hats to mermaids in a myriad of vibrant colours.

Tuesday 16 April

Excursion: Yarralumla Play Station

Departure time: 10.30am

Start time: 11am.

Children will have a ride on the famous train and will visit the farm where they will get to see ponies, sheep, alpacas, goats, ducks, geese, turkeys, a variety of chicken, birds, miniature pigs and cows. Children will be shown how to safely interact with the animals and they will be given an opportunity to feed the animals.

Wednesday 17 April

Excursion: National Arboretum Canberra-Kite Making

Departure time: 10am

Start time: 10.30am

Children will get to assemble, decorate and fly their own kite on the grassy amphitheatre at one of Canberra’s most scenic locations. Children take their kites with them to fly again.

Thursday 18 April

In-centre day: Mini Olympics

Start time: 10.30am

Children will engage in fun and friendly competitions inspired by the Olympic games. They will participate in various challenges such as egg and spoon race, three-legged race, sack race and skipping.

Friday 19 April

Incursion: Koori Kinnections

Start time: 10.30am

Children will learn about Aboriginal cultures, history, the environment, animals, plants, shelter, tools, weapons, and sustainability through a hands-on learning experience.

Children will also get to play traditional Aboriginal Games, face painting with ochre and each child will construct a small hand size canoe (Nawi) using native plants that they can take home.

Week 2 (22–26 April 2024)

Monday 22 April

In-centre day: Art Day

Start time: 10.30am

In recognition of Anzac Day, children will engage in Anzac Day themed art and craft projects. The project will intrigue and delight every child, as each child will be given an opportunity to express their creativity and develop new skills.

Come dressed in old comfortable clothes and enjoy the experience!

Tuesday 23 April

Excursion: Inflatable World

Departure time: 10.50am

Start time: 11.30am

At inflatable world, it is all about having fun! Children will get to play on a variety of inflatable games. Please ensure children come with a pair of socks and are dressed appropriately.

Wednesday 24 April

In-centre day: Anzac Day Baking with Michelle

Start Time: 10.30am

Beyond practical and educational skills, the baking experience will help build children’s self-esteem and contribute to their emotional development as they build confidence in their abilities and are encouraged to celebrate their efforts.

Thursday 25 April

Anzac Day—centre closed.

Friday 26 April

In-centre day: Musical Madness and a Fun Filled Last Day.

Start Time: 10.00am

A unique and exciting approach to promote deep breathing practices. This in-centre planned experience will teach children all about the complexities of our favourite little instrument, the harmonica.

Each child will receive their own brand-new harmonica, to take home. We will wrap up the holiday program with a sausage sizzle, popcorn and party games.