The January school holidays in our school age care programs were all about starting the new year with loads of positivity!
One of the joys of school age care is that children from across the surrounding regions come into our programs, giving them opportunities to build friendly relationships with those they have known for years and those they had only just met.
Our educators took the children through activities to support their decision making, independence, engagement, and inclusion.
At our Turner School program, some of the popular activities were:
- dress-up relay races
- deconstructing and reconstructing robots
- making prints using salt dough
- making bubble snakes.
Children at Kingsford Smith School loved:
- learning about self-care and self-respect
- superhero day with facepainting
- water play days
- break dancing with Project Beats and a disco to use their new moves at
- excursions to Inflatable World, the pool, mini golf and the movies
- a visit from Reptile Inc with a variety of reptiles, including snakes, lizards, turtles, and a crocodile.
And in Majura Primary, the children enjoyed:
- water play days including some slip n slide
- making gooey galaxy slime
- making bubble snakes
- creating crazy hairstyles
- excursions to Inflatable World, Dickson pool and the movies
- a visit from Reptile Inc with a variety of reptiles, including snakes, lizards, turtles, and a crocodile
- Larry Brandy sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories and cultures
- Project Beats teaching us some new hip hop dance moves, which came in handy when Dennis from Complete Entertainment hosted a disco.
Although these might just seem like a bit of fun, our educators approach their activity programming with a focus on supporting children to be positive self-managers, so that they can confidently contribute to our program and community.
What a fantastic way for children to feel included, have fun and interact in many experiences while parents and families can get on with their busy schedules.