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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28th June

Master Chef

Today we will become master chefs for the day as we get to cook a hot breakfast, morning tea, healthy muffins, vegetarian Mexican lunch and more!
29th June

Science and Chemistry

Put your experimental professor skills to the test as we become scientists for a day and create a variety of interesting science experiments.
30th June

Wave Bowling (Excurison)

Come along on this fun filled excursion day into Port Macquarie and verse your friends while you practice your bowling skills.
1st July

A day in Spain

Hola! Come on an adventure as we travel across the globe and learn the traditions of Spain; exploring their language, song, dance and culture.
2nd July

Stufflers Bear Building (Incursion)

Voted children's choice, for the first time we will be building and stuffing our very own bears that we will get to keep!
5th July

Rainbow Art and Craft Day

Come along dressed in your favorite colour as we explore the many beautiful colours of the rainbow and learn how to make rainbow inspired art.
6th July

Green Thumb Gardening Day

Put your gardening gloves on as we fix our centre garden and plant seasonal vegetables and herbs. We will also be learning about the agriculture of our land and region.
7th July

Just Dance and Dress Up Day

Dress in your favorite costume or dress up and get grooving as we verse each other in multiple just dance challenges.
8th July

Virtual Zoo

We will be taking a virtual tour of the different animals at Sydney wildlife zoo, making our own animal puppets, masks and test our skills and knowledge for some animal trivia.
9th July

Gymnastics and Sports Day

A continued group interest in gymnastics and sporting experiences will be extended today with planned indoor and outdoor activities.
12th July

Party & Technology Day

Bring your dance moves along as we end the holidays with a fun filled party - can bring devices no internet usage.

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