Holiday Sport

Holiday Sport

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 13 January - 6 January 2017
Week 29 January - 13 January 2017
Week 316 January - 20 January 2017
Week 4TBC

New for 2017 - Holiday Sport Camps

About

Kids playing rugbyFor the first time in 2017 the school holiday sport program is now offering Sport Specific Camps for children aged 11-15 years old.

Our Sport Camps are a great way to learn a new sport or further develop your child/ren's current skills, at our state of the art facilities.

Registrations Now Open Enrol Here

Program details

Program operations
  • Days: Dependant on Sport
  • Half day: 9am - 3pm
Activity Descriptions

Holiday Sport Program

About

boyball2Your 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 - 10 years of age.

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Program details

Program operations
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Time: 8am - 5pm
Activity Descriptions

Lunch menu

Lunch order options 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. Interested? View our menu options below:

Option 

Morning tea

  • NEW OPTIONS COMING IN 2017

Lunch

  • NEW OPTIONS COMING IN 2017

Drink

  • NEW OPTIONS COMING IN 2017

Afternoon tea

  • NEW OPTIONS COMING IN 2017

Gymnastics Holiday Program

About

gymnastics2This 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 No Open Enrol Here

Program details

Program operations
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Half day: 9am - 12pm
Activity Descriptions

Swimming Holiday Programs

Private Clinics

Dive skill clinic lessonOur 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.

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Program details

Program operations
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Half day: 9am - 12pm
Activity Descriptions

Warrior Week

swimdiveThis intensive overnight program is designed to fast track your MacWarrior's development and prepare them for the summer season ahead of racing and competitions.

Warrior Week is open to swimmers aged 11 - 18 years of age.

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Program details

Program operations
  • Days: Tuesday - Friday
  • Overnight Camp: (TBC)
  • Day camp: 6am - 6pm (TBC)
Activity Descriptions
  • NEW PROGRAM COMING IN 2017

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 schoolsport@mq.edu.au


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 School Sport & Program 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?

Mini Mac Warrior Holiday Sport Program:

Start: 8am – 9am drop off
Finish: 4pm – 5pm pick up

Mini Mac Warrior Sport Camps:

Start: 9am – 9:05am drop off

Finish: 3pm 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 Macquarie University  on 9850 7636 to notify staff. 

There is a late fee for picking up your child after 5:00pm.

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?

The Mini Mac Warrior Holiday Sport Program will be held at Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre, 10 Gymnasium Road, North Ryde.

The location for the Mini Mac Warrior Sport Camps will be dependent on the sport you are participating in. Please see the timetable for the location of each sport.

Are there age limit restrictions?

All of the programs offered are for 5-12 year old children, with the exception of the Sport Camps which are offered to children aged between 11 – 15 years of age 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.

What sports are covered in the Mini Mac Warrior Holiday Sport Program?

Sports are subject to change depending on facility and coach availability.

What food will I need to provide? What can't I bring?

For children participating in the Mini Mac Warrior Holiday Sport Program, 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 Macquarie University School Holiday Programs are a NUT FREE environment and that lunch and snacks should be packed accordingly.

For children participating in the Mini Mac Warrior Sport Camps, parents are advised to pack a healthy recess, lunch and afternoon tea snack for their children as no food will be provided and there are no food outlet facilities located at  sports fields.

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 Officer team, and all staff are First Aid qualified and have Working With Children Checks 

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;

  1. The child will be reminded of the expected behaviour
  2. Should the behaviour persist the child will be asked to take a time out from the activity and the group
  3. Depending on the severity of the issue, a discussion with the parents will be initiated
  4. 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
  5. 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 schoolsport@mq.edu.au, or call (02) 9850 7636.

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