St Joseph's Primary School (421 Ocean Drive, Laurieton 2443)
Mon-Fri | 7:00am to 6:00pm
School Age (4 - 12 years)

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Why Gowrie NSW Vacation Care?

The daily program at Gowrie NSW Camden Haven is an action-packed schedule of hands-on creativity, exploration, investigation, and fun! From art & drama to science and sports, music, environmental projects and more.

Our program is built on positive interactions, enriching experiences, and provides a safe, happy and empowering environment. It is guided by ‘My Time, Our Place’, the National Curriculum Framework for School Age Care in Australia and revised each school holiday period - built on children’s interests, their input and developmental age. The program includes a mix of incursions, excursions and in-house activities.


Real social. Not screen social!

Vacation care encourages face to face group activities, like sports and team games. Interacting with other children means that they will develop skills in:

  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Empathy skills
  • Confidence and resilience

Qualified 'fun' Educators

Gowrie NSW Vacation Care programs are delivered by a team of professional educators and support staff, dedicated to providing a high quality fun and engaging program in a nurturing, stimulating and supportive environment. 
Our qualified Vacation Care educators:

  • Encourage children’s curiosity, exploration and problem solving
  • Value and respect children’s ideas and questions
  • Support children to build positive relationships with others
  • Respect the individuality of all children

Casual or full time

Your children don’t need to be students of the school to register for the Gowrie NSW - Camden Haven Vacation Care Programme.

Bookings can be casual (daily) or span each day of the holiday period.

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The daily activities on offer may change due to NSW Health Advice and Restrictions. Please read email communications from the program to be informed of any updates or changes to the program.

20th September

Outdoor Play and Learning Day

A highly anitcipated play and learning day which will be based on outdoor exploration of spaces with planned group and spontanouse activities. Indoor, rest and relaxation activities will continue to be offered.
21st September

Bug Hunters 

Create your very own favourite bug list, grab your bug catchers and get walking as we explore our natural environment and learn about all things bugs and insects in our area.
22nd September

Wellbeing Day

Come along with your yoga mat as we explore our own wellbeing; practice mindfulness, learn new yoga poses and focus on creating positive energy through the art of  Tai Chi.
23rd September

Palaentologist for a day

Come along and learn how to be a Palaentologist for the day as we dig up dinosaur eggs, bones and research historical fossils on our excavation site.
24th September

Stufflers Bear Building 

Voted children's choice, for the second time we will be building and stuffing our very own bears that we will get to keep!
27th September

Spring Carnival

Come along in your favourite dress up as we set up our very own Spring Carnival. You won't want to miss out on the jumping castle, obstacle course, face painting, hair spray, crystal store, buy, swap and sell and sponge racing activities.
28th September

Polymer Clay Workshop

Learn how to make polymere clay earring, pins and animated characters in this fun filled workshop. Mold, manipulate and get creative with different colours and tools on the day.
29th September

Mini Olympics

After watching the Olympics and Paralympics it's our turn to put our sporting skills to the test as we complete obstacle courses, track races, relay and long jump.
30th September

Parish Picnic Adventure

We will Pop your hat on, bring your packed lunch and  walking shoes as we enter into the beautiful Parish grounds to enjoy a picnic and explore to see what marvelous and historic statues and objects we can find.
1st October

Salon and Pamper

Learn how to make your very own avocado, oat and honey face masks as we create our own pamper salon creative dramatic play experiences.
5th October

Wheels Day

Bring along your stack hats, safety gear and any type of wheels you have so we can practice our road safety skills at our in centre bike course as we ride out of the holidays and into term 4.

Terms & Conditions

  • All booked vacation care sessions must be paid for in advance.
  • Cancellation of any Vacation Care Sessions requires 7 days written notice. In the absence of required notice regular session fees will be charged.
  • A failure to notify fee of $5 is charged to family’s accounts who do not inform the Program Manager that their child will not attend a booked session of care, OR if they arrive late to a booked excursion session.
  • Children must be at the Centre before the scheduled bus departure time on excursion days
  • Programs, incursions and excursions may change to accommodate adverse weather conditions or due to unforeseen circumstances. Parents will be advised of any changes
Our address is 421 Ocean Drive, Laurieton 2443