St Charles Catholic Primary School (582 Victoria Road Ryde NSW 2112)
Mon-Fri | 7:00am - 6:00pm
School Age (4 - 12 years)

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Why Gowrie NSW Vacation Care?

The daily program at Gowrie NSW Ryde 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 - Ryde Vacation Care Programme.

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

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28th June

Winter Wonderland

Join us in our winter wonderland. As we learn to knit, make hot chocolate and bake cookies as well as keep warm with lots of fun outdoor games.
29th June

Animal Planet and Super Air Combat Mission (Incursion)

The world is an amazing place! Let’s go around the world in a day and discover some amazing creatures and habitats and then we have our super coding workshop incursion visiting.
30th June

Day at the Movies (Excursion)

We are going to catch a new release movie and then Putney Park for a picnic. Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch.
1st July

Super Robotix Workshop (Incursion)

Verse your friends in various robotix challenges and learn coding the fun way.
2nd July

Wheels Day

Ready set go for a day of speedy fun. Bring your own bike or scooter, helmet and safety gear. We'll test our skills as we wizz around the courts.
5th July

Sydney Zoo (Excursion)

We’re off to Western Sydney Zoo today! Bring you’re walking shoes, a hat and a sense of adventure. Stay together and keep your eyes open!
6th July

Challenge Tournament and Chemistry Show (Incursion)

We have a fizz bang chemistry show incursion as well as lots of fun team games. Egg and Spoon races, handball championships, sport relays and lots of team building fun.
7th July

Laser Tag (Incursion)

We have a whole day of laser tag today. Come and set up bases and join teams and compete in challenges. Don’t forget sun smart clothes!
8th July

Bubble Soccer (Incursion)

Play soccer in an exciting new way! The bubbles are huge and so is the level of fun!
9th July

PJ Party! (Incursion)

Dress up day with a difference. Come in your pyjamas and we’ll have a fun day building cubby houses and creating our very own build-a-bear to take home.

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 582 Victoria Road Ryde NSW 2111