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School Holiday Program

Our School Holiday Program is a fantastic way to spend your break. Speak to your clinician about what programs are suitable for your child.

Bayswater Branch, Bayswater

Aquatic Occupational Therapy:
Tuesday, 3 April 2018 – Thursday, 5 April 2018: 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 – Friday, 13 April 2018: 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm

Music and Movement:
Tuesday, 3 April 2018 – Friday, 6 April 2018: 10am-12pm

General Holiday Program:
Tuesday, 3 April 2018 – Friday, 6 April 2018: 9:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 – Friday, 13 April 2018: 9:30am-1:30pm

Lego Club:
Tuesday, 3 April 2018 – Friday, 6 April 2018: 2pm-4pm

Sport Program:
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 – Friday, 13 April 2018: 9:30am-12:30pm

Primary School Social Club:
Wednesday, 11 April 2018: 9am-3:30pm – Visit to Cinema, snack provided*
Thursday, 12 April 2018: 9am-3:30pm – Visit to Knox Skate and BMX Park (This will include a 45 minute structured lesson followed by extra time for the children to enjoy the skate park. Skateboards and protective equipment provided). Snack will be provided*.

*Please note for Primary School Social Club we meet at the Bayswater Branch and go together on a bus to the outing location for that day.

Program Details

Aquatic Occupational Therapy:
The aquatic program:
• Encourages motor development.
• Supports effective sensory processing.
• Develops water safety awareness and water confidence.
• Promotes self-care skills such as tolerating hair and face washing.
• Develops basic independent swimming skills with a goal of transitioning into lessons at community pool.
• Develops social interaction, play and communication skills.

Music and Movement:
An occupational therapy progam using music and movement as a medium for developing the following:
• Gross motor, coordination and balance skills.
• Self regulation and sensory motor skills.
• Attention and listening skills.
• Social communication skills.
• Positive self esteem and improved self-confidence.

General Holiday Program:
This program is suited for children who:
• Are in their pre-school years.
• Need support and practice in sharing play space and objects with other children.
• Are beginning to follow simple adult direction and routines with small group-based activities.
• Need support and practice with beginning communication skills (verbal and/or non verbal).

Lego Club:
This program is based on the Lego Therapy model but participants will use a variety of construction to as the basis of their project.
The idea behind Lego Therapy is to motivate children to work together in pairs and small groups on specific projects, allowing children to practice joint problem solving, listening, and also general social communication skills. This program is supported by a multi-disciplinary team of therapists. Children with strong language skills and previous exposure to social skills training are most suited for this program.

Sport Program:
This group focuses on introducing children to, and engaging them in, a range of sports to support the development of their gross motor and coordination skills as well as targeting the development of a variety of social skills. Each day children will learn foundation skills from multiple sports (at least 2 sports each day) whilst engaging with peers on a social level and developing skills such as how to be a good team player, understanding the rules of a game, turn-taking, waiting and following instructions.

Clinicians will support children to learn new skills or master developing skills such as:
• Kicking a football or soccer ball
• Passing a ball accurately to a peer
• Bouncing / dribbling a ball
• Hand-eye coordination for skills such as shooting goals, hitting a ball (eg, racquet sports), aiming for targets
• Following the rules of a game

Sporting activities will also support the development of core strength, motor planning and spatial and body awareness. This program is suitable for pre-school and school-age children who can follow instructions and/or imitate an adult’s demonstration of actions within a small group setting.

Primary School Social Club:
A fun and recreational full-day program suitable for primary school-aged children attending mainstream schooling and their siblings (also in mainstream schooling). This program provides the opportunity for children to forms new friendships, develop gross motor and coordination skills, and also learn about teamwork and emotional regulation. Activities at Irbaina will include board games, art and craft, lego, drama and sports activities.
Included in the cost of this program is the transport to and from Irabina, some snacks, and the planned activities.* However we ask that all children attending bring their own drink bottle.

*Please note that a packed lunch is required for both activities.

Book in now to secure your spot. We can’t wait to see you there!