Welcome to Extend Holiday Programs

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Extend's school holiday programs are a fantastic opportunity for your child to do fun and engaging activities with friends. Book 14 days in advance to receive the best rate.

Extend's best mate and mascot, Gilbert the Gecko will visit on Thursday 5 October and would love to see you!


Penleigh & Essendon Grammar

Address: Cottage 49 | 49-59 Raleigh Street | Essendon | VIC | 3040
Operating Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Session Fee *: $ 89.44. Pay approximately $ 26.45 - $ 44.72 after fee relief entitlements
Incursions: Add $ 20.00 (add no more than $ 10.00 after fee relief entitlements)
* Fees are per child per session


Wacky Portraits Image What's on your mind? If we opened it up, what would we see? Create a fun and wacky self portrait that brings this crazy concept to life. Using various art media to incorporate pictures of all your hobbies and favourite things.
Crab Soccer Image Act like a crab and join in on a game of soccer! Work on your skills in coordination, balance, and control as you work together with your team mates to score the most goals. Adapted for children of all ages.
Science - Anemometer Image What is wind and what causes it to blow? Discover the answers to these questions and more by constructing an anemometer which measures wind speed, as well as a wind vane to work out the direction of where it's coming from.
Ballooney Games Image A variety of fun and addictive balloon games based around the challenge of keeping the balloon off the ground. Play name games, balloon volleyball, balloon bop, and balloon juggle & sort - guaranteed laughs for all ages!
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Cooking: Choc Avo Mousse Image Have you ever tried combining avocado and chocolate? Create a delicious combination of avocado and chocolatey goodness to create a mousse you can't resist!
Basketball Image Drills which will polish your skills! Hit the courts and take part in a championship match! Modified to suit all age groups.
Woolen Designs Image Create an intricate art display of different patterns, shapes, and pictures using wool in a range of colours. Practice your fine motor skills while creating a truly impressive masterpiece!
Non Stop Sport Image Participate in the ultimate sports marathon that never ends! Join in on various ball sports and be ready to switch your game when the ball changes! Adapted to boys and girls of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Science: Air Pressure Image Did you know that air fills up space even though it's invisible? Discover how this works before your very eyes as you create and construct a water bottle fountain.
Aboriginal Games Image Learn how to play some traditional Indigenous games originating from different Aboriginal tribes. Play games including Weme, Parndo, Gorri, and more. A variety of team ball games suitable for all ages.
Shaggy Animals Image Apply a weaving wool technique to create a shaggy door hanger. Use various art media including joggle eyes and felt to transform it into a shaggy dog, lion, or sheep.
Foot Volleyball Image Split into teams to take part in this wacky version of volleyball that will have you working on your balance, coordination, and team work skills. Adapted for children of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Karate Clinic Image Do you have what it takes to be the next karate kid? Enter the world of martial arts as you learn from your sensei the basic techniques and principles of karate. Improve your self-esteem, balance and coordination, strength, and respect for others. A fun workshop adapted for children of all ages. (Afternoon)
Music Makers Image Using a range of craft materials and resources, learn how to make a harmonica, Chinese drum, or even a kazoo! Form a mini band with friends and groove to the rhythm and beat.
Dodgeball Image Test your speed, agility and aiming skills in this popular team game that will keep you on your toes! Aim for your opponents and dodge the ball! Safe and adapted for children of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Session Fee + Incursion Fee
Cultural Costumes Image Discover a diverse and remarkable range of traditional cultural costumes around the world as you create a traditional ethnic figurine. Make a Japanese figurine with a traditional kimono, a Mexican figurine with sombrero hat, a Hawaiian figurine with grass skirt and lei, or anything else you can think of!
Kickball Image Test your kicking skills with this popular variation of baseball with a fun twist! Suitable for boys and girls of all ages.
Around the World Image Come along in traditional cultural costume as you travel around the world in one afternoon. Have your Extend passport stamped as you participate in a variety of fun-filled cultural crafts and traditional food.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Cooking: Fortune Cookies Image Be the master of your own destiny by making home-made fortune cookies. Create a series of funny fortunes, silly jokes, and secret riddles for lots of laughs with friends.
European Handball Image A popular game combining soccer, netball and basketball perfect for indoor and outdoor play. Adapted for all ages, learn the varying skills of each sport and combine them into one awesome game!
Footy Bag Tags Image Celebrate the upcoming grand final by making your own footy bag tags in your team's colours. May the best team win!
Foot Volleyball Image Split into teams to take part in this wacky version of volleyball that will have you working on your balance, coordination, and team work skills. Adapted for children of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Footy Clinic Image Get up and get active during this session of footy fun to celebrate the upcoming grand final. Come dressed in your team's colours and learn how to kick like a pro as you participate in various footy drills. This active sports clinic is adapted to boys and girls of all ages. (Morning)
Amazing Abacus Image How did people solve maths problems before the calculator was invented? Experience the world of mathematics in the olden days by making your own amazing abacus out of beads and craft sticks.
Domes & Dishes Image It's a race against time to outplay your opponents! On your mark, get set, GO! Team "Dishes" must turn as many cones as possible upside down while team "Domes" must do the opposite! May the best team win.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Session Fee + Incursion Fee
Experimental Painting Image It's time to get creative and experimental with your own home made water colour paints and experimental paint brushes. Learn the secret recipe to mixing your own water colours using safe household ingredients and experiment with different textures and designs with a variety of DIY paint brushes.
Target Ball Image Grab a ball and aim for the target! Work together with your team to move the target to your opponent's side while improving your aim and precision.
Fluro Dance Fever Image Come dressed in your favourite fluro colours and show us your best moves on the dance floor. Grab a glow stick and dance to your favourite tunes.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Science: Sweet Science Image Discover the world of chemistry with a series of fun and safe experiments using lollies and sweets. Create a mini geyser, make gummy lollies grow, and discover the untold secret of M&Ms chocolate!
Basketball Image Drills which will polish your skills! Hit the courts and take part in a championship match! Modified to suit all age groups.
Footy Jerseys Image Celebrate the upcoming grand final by making your own miniature footy jersey using a Japanese origami technique. Use felt and a range of art media to dress your jersey in your favourite footy team colours!
Throwball Image A fun variation of modified volleyball, allowing you to catch the ball to keep it off the ground. Play in teams and test your throwing and catching skills. Suitable for all age groups.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Public Holiday - School Closed Image
3D Maps Image Learn about the world map as you create amazing 3D maps using salt dough. Create peaks and valleys and paint to finish.
Time Challenge Image Race against the clock and participate in a variety of challenges including Cereal Jigsaw, Ping Pong Ball bounce, Stack-a-cup, and Card Ninja! Who will hold the winning title?
Science: Magic milk Image Explore the world of molecules and chemical reactions with magic milk! Create beautiful marbled patterns using safe household ingredients, and print these onto paper so they can be used for gift wrap.
Target Ball Image Grab a ball and aim for the target! Work together with your team to move the target to your opponent's side while improving your aim and precision.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Little Ninjas Image Learn the secret to what makes a ninja's name and discover your own ninja identity! Make a miniature ninja between the choice of two craft techniques.
Aboriginal Games Image Learn how to play some traditional Indigenous games originating from different Aboriginal tribes. Play games including Weme, Parndo, Gorri, and more. A variety of team ball games suitable for all ages.
Detectives at Work Image Put your best detective skills to practice with mystery-based activities and games. Guess the mystery object in a series of secret mystery boxes and discover hidden mystery items with your partner.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Learn to Golf Image Try your hand at golfing with this fun mini course designed to teach the basic principles of golf. Have a go at putting, chipping, pitching, and launching with the help of special balls, awesome sticky targets and fun teaching tools. (Afternoon)
Binary Masters Image Enter the world of computer science and discover what life would be like as a computer programming whiz. Learn about binary codes as you create your own name I.D necklace and secret messages for others to decode.
Kickball Image Test your kicking skills with this popular variation of baseball with a fun twist! Suitable for boys and girls of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Session Fee + Incursion Fee
Messy Art Image Bring an art smock and get ready for some seriously messy painting! Construct a pendulum with swinging cups of paint and discover the different patterns and designs you can create!
Domes & Dishes Image It's a race against time to outplay your opponents! On your mark, get set, GO! Team "Dishes" must turn as many cones as possible upside down while team "Domes" must do the opposite! May the best team win.
Science: Thaumatrope Image How do you make two separate pictures combine to look like one? Learn about persistence of vision by inventing your own spinning thaumatrope toy.
Non Stop Sport Image Participate in the ultimate sports marathon that never ends! Join in on various ball sports and be ready to switch your game when the ball changes! Adapted to boys and girls of all ages.
Gilbert the Dancer Image Join Gilbert as he receives exciting news about an upcoming dance audition. Groove along to his favourite tunes including 'Uptown Funk' by Bruno Mars and other popular hits!
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Cooking: Veggie Burritos Image Hola amigos! It's time to make some Mexican burritos with a variety of fillings that'll have your mouth watering in no time. Delicios!
Modified Volleyball Image How good are you at keeping the ball off the ground? Practice hitting the ball over the net and join in on a mini competition suitable for all ages!
Awesome Emojis Image Celebrate the release of The Emoji Movie by making your own emoji stress balls! Those looking for a challenge can also learn an intricate technique to making an Emoji agamograph.
Crab Soccer Image Act like a crab and join in on a game of soccer! Work on your skills in coordination, balance, and control as you work together with your team mates to score the most goals. Adapted for children of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
LEGEND Bus Excursion Bus Incursion Science Science
Craft Craft Games Sport / Active Games Cooking Cooking Party Party
    WHAT TO BRING
  • A snack
  • A water bottle
  • A packed lunch (unless otherwise indicated in the activity descriptions)
  • Suitable clothing for the weather (consider Sunsmart clothing/hat or jumper when cold)
  • Suitable footwear (no thongs or open toe shoes – sandals are okay)
  • An art smock or wear old clothes for art or messy activities
  • Check the activity descriptions above for any additional items to bring on specialty days
    ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL ITEMS
  • Double-check the activity descriptions on the Extend website to ensure you are familiar with any special requirements. For example is your child attending a dress-up day? Do they need to bring a photo for a craft activity?
    PAY THE BEST RATE
  • If you're not already receiving fee relief in the form of the Child Care Benefit and/or the Child Care Rebate, why not? See information on fee relief and estimate your out of pocket expense.
  • Book 14 days or more in advance to receive the best rate. See our Terms and Conditions for a full list of fees and policies.
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