St Charles Catholic Primary School (582 Victoria Road Ryde NSW 2112) IMPORTANT NOTICE about Autumn / April 2021 Vacation Care: Relocated to Gladesville due to construction work at St Charles. Show On Map
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.

Download the Autumn Program
Now taking enrolments for:
Autumn 2021!
5th April

Public Holiday

6th April

Venture Into Space​

​Let's blast off into a day of fun. The craft activities will be out of th
7th April

There's no I in team​

Today is all about teamwork, team building, and team challenges so bring a hat and wear old clothes.
8th April

Science Day!​ (Incursion)​

Calling all nutty professors! Join us for exploding volcanoes and other messy experiments.
9th April

Get Your Head In The Game​ (Incursion)​

Mini Olympics, soccer, basketball! The games don't stop today.
12th April

Dance, Dance Dance!​ (Incursion)​

Join us for some hip hop and street dancing and lots of musical activities.
13th April

Once Upon A Fairytale

Come dressed as your favourite fairy-tale character ready to we dive down the rabbit hole for a day of pure imagination.
14th April

Rock Climbing ​(Incursion)

​"Climb every mountain" and then come down and do it all over again! Strap on and test your strength as you traverse the 9-metre-high rock climbing wall.
15th April

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 whizz around the courts.
16th April

Sensory Play​

​Let's get our hands on some fun! Slime and play-dough and other activities that we can explore with our senses.

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