Vacation Care

Vacation Care

During NSW School holidays HOOSHC runs Vacation Care between 7am and 6pm weekdays.

The Vacation Care program includes a variety of activities including theme days and excursions. Excursions to local venues may include the movies, ten-pin bowling, parks, local theatre productions and local community events.

In addition to the excursions, there are activities organised at the hall covering a wide variety of interests including cooking, gymnastics, construction, imaginative play, indoor and outdoor games, music, art and craft.

The Vacation Care (VC) programs are sent to parents utilising the service via the Xplor app and published on the website 3-4 weeks prior to each holiday period – click on the Vacation Care calendar for further information regarding daily VC activities.

Our Fees

The fee for Vacation Care and Pupil Free Days is $45.00 per day with excursion days incurring additional charges. All costs are clearly outlined when the program is prepared.

As of 1st July 2024, the fee will increase to $50.00 per day.
Vacation Care and Pupil Free Days


Per Day with excursion days incurring additional charges

As of 1st July 2024


The fee will increase to $50.00 per day

Bookings & Forms

The Vacation Care program is emailed to all enrolled families 3-4 weeks before the school holidays begin. Bookings are only accepted via the Xplor App and only after the program has been released.

HOOSHC also operates on all Henschke Primary School’s Pupil-Free Days and again bookings are made using the Xplor App.

Permission Forms for excursions are issued separately.

Operating Hours

Vacation Care:

Pupil-Free Days:

7.00am to 6.00pm

7.00am to 6.00pm

HOOSHC is closed for Public Holidays and approximately two weeks over the Christmas/New Year period each year, pending on the end of the school year.

Important Dates

HCPS Pupil Free Days:

16-17th November 2023

HOOSHC family Christmas Party:

Wednesday 13th December 2023

HOOSHC Christmas / New Year closure:

From Thursday 21st December 2023 until Friday 5th January, 2024 (inclusive)

Vacation Care commences:

Monday 8th January 2024