The ELC run a very exciting program over the school holiday breaks.
Over the April break some children had a well-deserved rest while others participated in a fun-packed two weeks of activities. The holiday program is designed to differentiate from the regular term proceedings with engaging activities that are playful, fun and restful.
Our regular co-educators run our holiday program, so whilst many children were already familiar with the staff, the children took the opportunity to spend some time getting to know each other a little better.
One of the many highlights from week 1 involved watching a film in the media room and eating popcorn. The children felt very grown up and they all did such a great job sitting through the entire movie.
We were lucky to have some amazing weather over the fortnight so a lot of time was spent outside playing in the autumn leaves, exploring the school grounds and getting stuck into some sensory play, including experimenting with shaving cream, sand and mud.
As the holidays fell during the Easter period, the children enjoyed an Easter hunt and Easter themed crafts too.
Week 2 started with a Bear hunt. Many of our children are familiar with and love the book ‘We are Going on a Bear Hunt’, by Michael Rosen. We decided to enact the hunt around the school with lots of different bears and animals hiding amongst the school grounds, ready to be discovered by curious children.
To help commemorate Anzac Day, the children all participated in measuring, stirring and rolling Anzac biscuits, which they all ate in delight.
Perhaps the favourite activity of the program was the inflatable obstacle course. The children did countless laps, climbing and jumping through the course repeatedly, smiling all the way.
It was a very enjoyable two weeks where lots of memories were made and relationships forged. We believe that providing optional care during the school holidays caters for all our SPW family’s needs.
If you would like your child to come along to our next school holiday program please see Skoolbag to book in the days you would like.
Thank you to Naomi Kemp, ELC Co-educator, for sharing this story.