Dates

Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 June 2021

9 am to 4.30 pm

Who?

Primary School aged kids (Prep to Year 6)

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Look up – way up. At the tall, magnificent buildings that appear to almost touch the sky.  These strong structures were specially designed and intricately built to stand firm in the face of unpredictable weather and years of changing surrounds. But they all began in the same way – with concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes and most importantly, a solid foundation.

 

The Program:

Join us in the school holidays for the annual St Stephen's Presbyterian Holiday Club.  Over three days, your children will discover that skyscrapers aren’t the only things that need a rock solid foundation. Come dressed up in overalls and hi-vis clothing, don yourself in hard hats, and join in the fun!  Featuring games, craft, activities, songs and Bible stories.  Learn more about the content here.

bonus events:

Family night - Wednesday 30 June 2021

6 pm in the Church Hall

Join us on the final day of the program, for a sausage sizzle and finger food (COVID restrictions permitting), followed by a time of songs, stories and sharing memories, where your children can show you what they have learned.

Holiday Club Sunday Service - Sunday 4 July 2021

10.15 am in the Church 

Join us on the Sunday morning for a special Holiday Club service.  You can learn more about our church services, including some frequently asked questions on our 'Visit' page here.

REGISTRATION:

Registrations close on Sunday 19 June, or earlier if all places have been filled.

Link: https://forms.gle/QXvLcPVXDJyvik8H8

 

If you would like a hard copy registration form, please contact barbhinkins@gmail.com.

 

Missed the date or it's full? See the question below.

COST: 

Standard program (9 am - 4.30pm): 

$15/day or $40 for 3 days

Program + before/after care (7.30am - 6.00pm): 

$20/day or $50 for 3 days

Find out more about the cost and payment options at the question below.

COVID PLAN: We take the safety of your children seriously.  Find out more about our precautions, and the event of cancellation, at the question below.

SAFE CHURCH: We take the safety of your children seriously. Learn more about our Safe Church policy.

GOT QUESTIONS? Check out the frequently asked questions below.  Feel free to contact:

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Frequently asked questions

WHo is this program suitable for?

Our Holiday Club is for any Prep to Year 6 - from any faith or denominational background.   Whether you have previous experience of church, christians and the Bible, or none at all, this invitation is open! Groups will be arranged by similar ages, and everyone is included in all activities.

WHAT happens? What activities are run?

Each day there will be a rotating roster for each group of activities including team building games and activities, making crafts and snacks relating to the construction theme and Bible stories.  There will also be music and singing, and stories and illustrations about building a strong foundation in Jesus.  Let us know if you have any questions about the content - we are happy to talk it through with you.  You can see a summary of the Bible stories for each session here which we fit into the 3 days: Bible stories.

Can my child be in the same group as their sibling/friend?

This year the children will be in groups of prep to year 2, year 3 and 4, year 5 and 6.  Siblings will be kept together where possible (unless advised otherwise by a parent/guardian).  We will aim to keep friends in the same groups, please let us know the names of your children’s friends who you would like in the same group on the registration form.  As the groups will only have 10 children each, it may not be possible to have all friends together or meet every request.

what should my child bring along?

Children will need to bring lunch each day but will be provided with biscuits and fruit for morning tea.  Children can also bring their own morning tea too.  Drinks of water and cordial will be provided.  Please let us know of any allergies on the registration form.

is there a cost involved?

 

Yes, the cost helps us cover the cost of snacks, drinks and material for craft and other activities. The cost depends on how many days of the program you will be enrolling for and changes will help to cover snacks, drinks and material for craft and other activities

  • If children are attending from 9 am to 4.30 pm (program time), the costs are $15 per day or $40 for the 3 days

  • If children are staying from 7.30 am to 6.00pm (program + before/after care), the costs are $20 per day or $50 for 3 days

We prefer payment by direct bank transfer.  We also accept cash and cheque.  The payment details are included in the registration form.  If you have any issues, contact our Admin Officer, Lina, on 0437 789 905 or admin@shp.org.au.

 

oh no - i missed the registration date / places are full!

The last day for registration is Saturday 19 June or earlier if all places have been filled.  After this date, please ring 0425 761 458 or email barbhinkins@gmail.com as there may be spaces at particular year levels.  We have a limited number of places available, you will be notified if your application cannot be accepted.

what if i can't drop off/pick up at the start/finish time?

Before and after care are available from 7.30 am until 6.00 pm, please indicate in the registration form if this is applicable.  A small extra cost is included to cover this.  If you are having issues on the day, please call our convener, Barb on 0425 761 458.

what covid-19 precautions​ will be in place?

We take the safety of your children seriously. We will follow the state government mandated COVID regulations and restrictions, in the running of Holiday Club. We are regularly updating our team and program strategy according to the changes to COVID restrictions.  In particular we will monitor capacity allowance in church buildings, individual check-in, and hand sanitisation on arrival and frequently throughout the day.  We will ensure safe handling of food and beverages according to COVID regulations.  We are happy to discuss any particular concerns you may have.

what if there is a lockdown/tight restrictions​?

If there is a lockdown or if restrictions otherwise prohibit the running of the program, Holiday Club will be cancelled.  We will organise a full refund of all fees paid.

what training in working with children have the leaders had?

 

We take the safety of your children seriously. All adults over 18 years old on site during the program will have a “Working with Children” check and have undertaken the Presbyterian Church’s Safe Church Program.  Learn more about our Safe Church policy.

my child has medication.

If your child requires medication during the hours of the holiday program, please let us know in the registration form.  At the start of the program, please give the medication to one of the leaders with complete instructions. You may provide us details about allergy and asthma plans in the registration form

 

are the leaders paid employees?

No, all our leaders are volunteers who are part of our church community - with the exception of the few on our ministry staff.  Many have years of experience working with children, with some even as current school teachers!  

 

Why is holiday club run?


Christians count it a real privilege to explain the truth and relevance of the Christian message - including to our children.  Our church is made up of all sorts of people who’ve explored these questions and found the Bible’s answers to be compelling, exciting, and true - and doing that can be fun too!  We've been running this for over 30 years.

i have other questions.

 

If you have any inquiries, please contact:

Barb (Convener) 0425 761 458 – please leave a message or email barbhinkins@gmail.com.

Lina (Admin Officer) 0437 789 905 – please leave a message or email admin@shp.org.au.