Mar 27, 2012

School Holiday Program

Like the scouting and guide movements, we are always prepared and, with the first term school holidays due in a couple of weeks, Council staff have organised a wide range of holiday activities.

We have two separate programs – one for under 12/s and the other for those students aged between 12 and 18. For the littlies we’ll be using both the Central Library at Eastgardens and the Mascot Library in Hatfield Street and you will have to book by calling Candy on 9366 3888. 

On two dates, Tuesday April 10 and Wednesday April 18 between 10.30am and midday, the K to 12’s will be asked to show their drawing talents as they draw different shapes on scratch boards. The children will also have the opportunity to prepare Mother’s Day cards. For either of these two days – which are at the Central Library, Eastgardens – there is a charge of $5 and, as seats are limited, you’ll need to call quickly. 

On Friday April 13 (and it’s not a bad luck day!), the library team has organised The Pram Show and they’ve extended the audience to ages 2 and up. The Pram Show provides great fun for everyone, fast-paced, lots of action and audience participation with a colourful cast of monkeys of all shapes and sizes. It’s madcap and the kids have great fun and talk about it for ages. Again, there is a cost of $5 per child (with one accompanying adult for free) and the venue is the Mascot Library in Hatfield Street and it’s on between 10.30am and 11.15am. 

Events go back to the Central Library, Eastgardens on Monday April 16 with the mosaic workshop. This is where the children learn to master the ancient technique of mosaic as they decorate picture frames with colourful mosaic stones and glass beads. This runs between 10.30am and 12.30pm and there is a cost of $10 per child, which is $5 for entry and $5 for the materials.

For the 12 to 18 year olds, our Youth Workers have organised a two-week program beginning after the April 9 public holiday. 

Tuesday, April 10 has the free youth centre day at Eastlakes Community Hall, Crn Evans and Florence Avenues where, between 4.00pm and 7.30pm there will be PS 2 & 3 and X-box 360 along with many other activities. 

The following day it’s off to rock climbing and the bus leaves the Central Library at Eastgardens at 11.00am and returns at 2.00pm. For this one there is a cost of $10. 

Thursday is another youth centre day but this time at Hillsdale Community Hall, 236 Bunnerong Road between 4.00pm and 7.30pm with all the usual activities. 

Friday the 13th is ice skating at Canterbury Ice Rink and the bus leaves the Central Library at 10.00am and returns at 2.30pm. There is a cost of $16 for this one. 

I’ll give details next week of the second week’s activities for the high school students. If you want more information, or to book an excursion, contact our community services on 9366 3889.

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