WELCOME TO MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY SPORT!
Macquarie University Sport can help enhance the physical education of your children by giving them access to our venues and an array of different sport programs.
Each sport program is conducted under the guidance of qualified coaches and instructors. We are flexible in our approach, and the programs are designed specifically for the age group and abilities of your children.
Dates for the upcoming programs are as follows:
|Week 1||3 January - 6 January 2017|
|Week 2||9 January - 13 January 2017|
|Week 3||16 January - 20 January 2017|
Holiday Sport Program
Your Mini MacWarriors will experience exciting activities including skateboarding, quidditch, hula hooping, martial arts, table tennis and more.*
The sport and activity holiday program is open to children aged 5 - 12 years of age.
Registrations Monday 20 November 2016
Gymnastics Holiday Program
This series of workshops will give your Mini MacWarrior the technical tuition of gymnastics skills in a fun and safe environment.
The gymnastics holiday program is open to children aged 5 - 12 years of age.
Registrations Monday 20 November 2016
Swimming Holiday Programs
Our Private clinics are also available to help improve the competencies of your Mini MacWarrior within the Swim Program.
Private clinics are open to children aged 3 - 15 years of age.
Registrations Monday 20 November 2016
Got a question?
To find out more about the School Holiday Programs on offer, please call (02) 9850 7636 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sport and activity holiday program FAQs
What date do enrolments open and close?
Enrolments open one month prior to the program. Entry into the program may be restricted regardless of capacity potential at the discretion of the Coordinator.
What do I do if I have incorrectly booked a program or change my mind?
A request to change programs can be taken by calling the Program Administration Team (02) 9850 7636.
What time do programs start and finish? What do I need to do if I am running late?
8am – 9am drop off
Finish: 4pm – 5pm pick up*
* Swimming finishes at the conclusion of their class
* Gymnastics finishes at 12pm.
Should you be running late to drop off or collect your children at the beginning or end of a program, it is expected that parents will call MQ on 9850 7636 to notify staff.
What are the wet weather arrangements?
ALL programs will go ahead in wet weather. Alternative facilities are booked in advance and children will participate in activities appropriate for indoors.
Where is the program held?
Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre, 10 Gymnasium Road, North Ryde.
Are there age limit restrictions?
All of the programs offered are for 5-12 year old children. Please be mindful that the average age of the program varies daily and there is no guarantee of the diversity in age of the group at any given day. Please note that the full day program is split into age groups; 5-8 years, and 9-12 years.
What sports are covered in the Sport and Activity Program?
Sports are subject to change depending on facility and coach availability.
What food will I need to provide? What can't I bring?
Lunch orders can be purchased from Crunch Café between 8am and 9am on the morning of the program. No payments will be taken over the phone for this food option. Parents are advised to pack a healthy recess, lunch and afternoon tea snack for their children for the full day program only. *It is important to note that MQ School Holiday Programs are a NUT FREE environment and that lunch and snacks should be packed accordingly.
Who are the staff who supervise my child/ren?
Coaches have sport specific qualifications, have coached/played the sport at an extremely high level, or are members of the Macquarie University Sporting clubs. Extra supervision is provided by the Sport Administration team, and all staff are First Aid qualified.
What will my children learn from the School Holiday program activities?
- Progression to technical work
- Basic skill instruction
- The importance of participation and fair play
- Team work and cooperation
- Socialisation and communication
How do I qualify for a discount?
Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Members will receive a discount for children participating in a program, or with parents on a full paying membership.
What do I need to do if my child has a medical condition or an additional need?
During the enrolment process, parents are required to supply all information for their child/children, listing any special health, behavioural and medication requirements. Any child who is diagnosed with Asthma or Anaphylaxis MUST provide an Individual Health Management Plan completed by a Medical Practitioner and submit it directly to the Program Development Coordinator via email prior to attendance in the program. All medication must be declared and signed in and out by an authorised adult each day. Medication should be in its original packaging and clearly labelled with the student's name, correct dosage and frequency. Any child registered with learning or behavioural difficulties MUST provide MQ Sport with information relating to their needs which are relevant to the successful inclusion of the child into the School Holiday Program.
Can I send someone to pick up my child from the program?
To ensure the safety of children who are left responsible in the care of the staff at MQ Sport, it is our policy that children must be signed in to the program by an authorised parent/guardian. In the circumstance the parent/guardian may elect another adult to collect the child, written authorisation must be submitted to the Program Development Coordinator, and personal identification (such as a driver’s licence) shown.
What are MQ Sport’s behaviour guidelines?
MQ Sport would like to ensure that children enjoy participation in the program in a safe and positive environment. To maintain positive relationships with children and staff, bullying and inappropriate behaviour, verbal and physical inclusive, will not be tolerated. Children are encouraged to respect and follow the instruction of the Sport Administrator/s. Should any participants not uphold the behaviour guidelines at MUSAC please review the following consequences;
- The child will be reminded of the expected behaviour
- Should the behaviour persist the child will be asked to take a time out from the activity and the group
- Depending on the severity of the issue, a discussion with the parents will be initiated
- A system will be implemented to check-in and review the child’s behaviour on a daily basis when the child next attends the program
- In extreme circumstances, parents may be asked to remove the child from the program, and further enrolment may be restricted.
Refusal of enrolment is at the discretion of the Program Development Coordinator if there is a breach of the Behaviour Guidelines, and any costs incurred as a result of damaged property will be charged to the parent/guardian. No refund of the program fee will be provided to participants removed for behavioural reasons.
What is MQ's sun safety policy?
It is expected that children bring a hat, drink bottle, and have sunscreen (SPF30+) already applied and protective clothing such as long sleeve. All items should be clearly labelled with the child’s name.
Who do I contact for any queries and feedback?
Please direct all of your queries and feedback to the School Sport & Program Coordinator at email@example.com, or call (02) 9850 7636.