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 to 6pm Monday to Friday during school holiday periods and fees for 2022 are $103 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 sac@cggs.act.edu.au.

Junior School Winter Holiday Program 2022


Bookings are $103 per day with prices of Incursions and Excursions included.

Enrolments for this School Holiday Period are limited to students of Canberra Girls Grammar School only due to COVID-19.

Please follow the link below to fill in our excursion permission form.

Week 1 (27 June to 1 July)
Week 2 (4 July to 8 July)
Week 3 (11 July to 15 July)

Week 1 (27 June to 1 July)

Monday, 27 June

Disco- Dress up and Crazy hair Day

Put on your dancing shoes and your best dancing clothes because today we are hosting a disco! Get ready because there will be music, glow sticks, party snacks and most importantly; Dancing! Children will begin the winter holidays with a day of party games, music and jewellery making.

Tuesday, 28 June

Bootcamp with Fitkids (Incursion)

Kids Boot Camp is a fun and original Boot Camp style fitness program that has been designed specifically for kids.

The program runs for a duration of 2 hours and involves boxing games, a massive tug of war challenge, strength training and an abs challenge and let’s not forget the main event the ULTIMATE BOXING CHALLENGE. These coolest games guarantee your kids will be absolutely exhausted by the end of the program but begging for more.

Wednesday, 29 June

The Nutty Professor (Incursion)

Today, the science guru will go on and on about goo, glue, and gravity. Grabbing the children’s attention with colours, textures and the unexpected. This is a highly

engaging, interactive learning experience that will leave a lasting impression on children. Covering a range of science-based topics, The Nutty Professor will inspire a love of all things science and have your kids thinking and acting like real scientist!

Thursday, 30 June

Fun with Tie and Dye

Today we will be breaking out our Tie-dye kits and making a variety of fun and wacky fashion accessories and art. We will provide a white shirt for each child and tie-dye kits. We will also make tie-dye themed art and engage in stem activities that are totally groovy. Feel free to bring along another piece of white clothing to experiment with tie-dye!

Friday, 1 July

The Great Zamboni is back on popular Demand with Laughs & Magic!

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, Zamboni is a talented balloon modeller, twisting marvellous creations from unicorns to crazy hats to mermaids in a myriad of vibrant colours.

Week 2 (4 July to 8 July)

Monday, 4 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!

Tuesday, 5 July

Kidzplore Indoor Play Centre Visit (Excursion 10:00am- 1:00pm) Unit7, 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 ballpit, swings, balls and slides.

*All children attending must have a signed Excursion permission form*

https://form.jotform.com/22130...

Wednesday, 6 July

Eco Warrior (Incursion)

Where do our amazing animals find shelter and how do they survive in the wild? How do we protect the habitat that our animals live in?

Grant Hyde will help children understand the importance of conservation, habitat, adaption, pollution, and sustainability. Learn about the native plants and how they keep our city healthy and safe. Checkout your playground for who and what lives there.

Thursday, 7 July

Visit from the Reptile Zoo (Incursion)

Today Peter from Reptile Zoo will visit us and we will learn all about snakes, lizards, turtles and more! Fun as well as educational, this very personal setting encourages hands-on interaction, and focuses heavily on Australian fauna.

During the afternoon session, children will have the opportunity to use their knowledge of reptiles to participate in creepy crawly art and craft activities.

Friday, 8 July

Junior Inventors (Incursion)

A stimulating STEAM workshop focusing on learning the fundamental concepts of circuits, coding, and critical thinking. Children will be introduced to the realm of circuits and prototypes and the world of innovation. Using Magblox Magnetic Tiles and little Bits students will play and experiment through active experiences, enabling them to construct knowledge that can be applied to real-life situations.

Week 3 (11 July to 15 July)

Monday 11 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.

During the afternoon, Children will have the opportunity to learn about their roles in the community

Tuesday 12 July

CSIRO Discovery Centre Visit (Excursion 10:30am- 1:00pm) North Science Road Acton ACT

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*

https://form.jotform.com/22130...

Wednesday 13 July

MasterChef

Today we will return to the kitchen for a day of culinary creations! Children will have the opportunity to explore herb and spice flavour combinations. The day will also offer children the opportunity to prepare complex recipes and become confident, mini master chefs.

Thursday 14 July

National Museum of Australia Visit (Excursion 10:30am- 12:30pm) Lawson Cres, Canberra, ACT 2601

The National Museum exhibits indigenous culture and the diverse history of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and programs. During the afternoon, children will have the opportunity to create their own digeridoos, dot paintings on bark and enjoy apple filled boomerang snacks.

*All children attending must have a signed Excursion permission form*

https://form.jotform.com/22130...

Friday 15 July

Medieval History (Incursion)

A highly interactive show based in a Medieval Royal Court, where the students become the stars! As they step into history they become kings, queens, knights and squires and discover first hand what life was like in the middle ages. The show ends with an opportunity for each student to touch and try-out the armour creating an intensely vivid, personal and tactile link with the past.