SCHOOL HOLS PHO­TOS

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PCYC VA­CA­TION care started with a bang again in Septem­ber with our Olympics Day on Mon­day.

Thirty-plus chil­dren had a great time com­pet­ing with each other in run­ning race events, in­clud­ing hur­dles and re­lays.

It was a mighty hot day so ball games and other events were held in the main hall. It is al­ways great to hear so much fun be­ing had in the main hall.

Lots of prizes were handed out by the SAC staff and lots of tired and weary kids went home to their par­ents.

Day two was an­other fun-filled day with an ex­cur­sion to the lo­cal BMX track. The BMX club keeps the track in great con­di­tion and I’m sure there are some ex­cited new mem­bers in our lot from the en­thu­si­asm shown.

Our PCYC bike ed­u­ca­tion trailer with bikes, hel­mets and road signs came in very handy, giv­ing ev­ery stu­dent the chance to par­tic­i­pate!

Wed­nes­day was a great sur­prise for our va­ca­tion care with a visit to the new Lake Cal­lide Re­treat. The chil­dren had a great time, how­ever I’m not so sure if the snakes and baby crocs were overly im­pressed with them all!

Thanks Ba­nana Shire Coun­cil for the sausages and day at the park.

Thurs­day was a hot one and the va­ca­tion care chil­dren had the best seat in the house… well, the coolest seat in the house at least, with a trip to the lo­cal pool fin­ished off with an af­ter­noon tea of snacks made by them­selves ear­lier in the day.

Fri­day sure did sep­a­rate the ad­ven­tur­ous from the com­fort­able with a few lit­tle food chal­lenges. Some were a lit­tle un­sure of the very dif­fer­ent flavours served up in our food chal­lenge day while oth­ers showed a very odd flavour palate and fin­ished the en­tire tin of liver pate – yuck!

Week two was an­other fan­tas­tic mix of ac­tiv­i­ties for our va­ca­tion care chil­dren, with gla­di­a­tor com­pe­ti­tions and our ex­cur­sion to the Glad­stone Cin­e­mas. So many chil­dren headed over we had to hire a sec­ond bus!

Our chil­dren have been in touch with their art and crafts side this week, learn­ing macrame, bead­ing, sewing and bak­ing some very sweet treats.

To­day a group will at­tend the Dream Time Cul­tural Cen­tre in Rock­hamp­ton to fin­ish off a won­der­ful hol­i­day pe­riod. Thanks to all the chil­dren who have at­tended, your en­thu­si­asm and in­volve­ment makes it a great ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery time.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

BRAVE: Kay­lah with a snake.

In­diah holds a snake.

Har­ri­son holds a baby croc­o­dile from Aussie En­coun­ters at Cal­lide Dam.

Bridget ready to go on the BMX track.

PCYC chil­dren ride on the BMX track.

The chil­dren got cre­ative and built their own minia­ture gym to use.

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