School Holiday Programs

September/October 2020 Programs

 

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Title Time Where Cost Description & Information
Saturday 26th September 2020
Acoustic Open Mic and Casual Karaoke Party 4.00pm-6.00pm Youth Centre Free Calling all musicians or those just looking for an opportunity to perform! Sing your heart out at the Acoustic Open Mic and Casual Karaoke Party! Bring your instrument or backing track if you have one - there will be songs to choose from for the keen karaoke masters. For ages 12 to 18 years. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form 
Tuesday 29th September 2020
Book reading and making Wooden Wind Chimes 11 - 11:30 am Tamworth Library Free Make your very own wind chime ages 5 +. Bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wooden-wind-chimes-ages-5-tickets-120151258649
Fencing Session 12pm-4pm Sports Dome $45 per child Run by our qualified Fencing coach from Newcastle, children will have the oppurtunity to learn the rules and fundamental skills of the sport. $8 extra for lunch. Bookings are essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/sports-dome-school-holiday-program-enrolment-form
Starting a Club - Workshop 1.00pm - 3.00pm Youth Centre Free Ever wanted to start a club with like-minded people, but just didn't know how? Here is your chance to turn your ideas into reality! Learn all the info you need to create a club at The Youthie and form a crew to get it started! For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Wednesday 30th September 2020
Multi Sports All Day School Holiday Program 9am - 4pm Sports Dome $45 per child Sport program that offers children an opportunity to participate in modified sport, skills based activities and school yard games. $8 extra for lunch. Bookings are essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/sports-dome-school-holiday-program-enrolment-form
Creative Writing Skills Workshop 2pm - 4pm Youth Centre Free Brush up on your creative writing skills with Amy from Tamworth Regional Library! For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Online School Holiday Workshop- Art you can eat! 5-8 years 10am-11am Online $10.00 Kate is back these holidays with a modelling lesson with a twist.... you can eat your art! Every student will get a click and collect bag of materials containing everything needed! Delivery available within area, or organised for collection at the following libraries during their opening hours: Barraba, Manilla, Kootingal, Nundle, South Tamworth Library, Wee Waa, Narrabri, Boggabri, Uralla, Walcha, Werris Creek, Quirindi, Warialda, Bingara, as well as Tamworth Regional Gallery and Tamworth City Library. Book at https://www.tamworthregionalgallery.com.au/content/event/31415/Fondant-sculptures-you-can-eat--An-Online-School-Holiday-Workshop-with-Kate
Online School Holiday Workshop- Art you can eat! 9-12 years 11:30am-12:30pm Online $10.00 Kate is back these holidays with a modelling lesson with a twist.... you can eat your art! Every student will get a click and collect bag of materials containing everything needed! Delivery available within area, or organised for collection at the following libraries during their opening hours: Barraba, Manilla, Kootingal, Nundle, South Tamworth Library, Wee Waa, Narrabri, Boggabri, Uralla, Walcha, Werris Creek, Quirindi, Warialda, Bingara, as well as Tamworth Regional Gallery and Tamworth City Library. Book at https://www.tamworthregionalgallery.com.au/content/event/31415/Fondant-sculptures-you-can-eat--An-Online-School-Holiday-Workshop-with-Kate
Thursday 1st October 2020
Multi Sports All Day School Holiday Program 9am - 4pm Sports Dome $45 per child Sport program that offers children an opportunity to participate in modified sport, skills based activities and school yard games. $8 extra for lunch. Bookings are essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/sports-dome-school-holiday-program-enrolment-form
Make your very own Battery Powered Car 11- 11:30 am Tamworth Library Free Come and make your very own Battery Powered Car in this fun and quick STEM activity. Ages 8+. Bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/make-your-own-battery-powered-car-ages-8-and-up-tickets-120148987857
Mental Fitness Challenge 12.00pm - 1.00pm Youth Centre Free Improve your friendships, learn how to set goals, and how to handle stress better with the Mental Fitness Challenge! This workshop will be delivered by the Youth Mental Health Project. For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Youthie Garden Project 4.00pm - 5.30pm Youth Centre Free Get out your green thumb and be part of planning and starting a flourishing edible garden at the Youthie! Learn some new gardening skills too! There will be an opportunity to join a Youthie Garden Committee if you would like to be part of the project long term - great for your resume! For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Friday 2nd October 2020
Multi Sports All Day School Holiday Program 9am - 4pm Sports Dome $45 per child Sport program that offers children an opportunity to participate in modified sport, skills based activities and school yard games. $8 extra for lunch. Bookings are essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/sports-dome-school-holiday-program-enrolment-form
Vegie Patch Science #4 - Bird Nest Shop Available on Youtube on 2nd October Online Free Help the birds build their nests by making this Bird Nest Shop to hang in your garden! Our Veggie Patch Science video workshops get you out in the garden making, gardening and learning with a new video workshop every week! Ages 4+
Mental Fitness Challenge 12.00pm - 1.00pm Youth Centre Free Improve your friendships, learn how to set goals, and how to handle stress better with the Mental Fitness Challenge! This workshop will be delivered by the Youth Mental Health Project. For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Youthie Table Tennis Comp 1.00pm-4.00pm Youth Centre Free Come test your Table Tennis skills at The Youthie Table Tennis Comp! Bring your mates, or come and make some new ones! Lots of great prizes to be won! For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Saturday 3rd October 2020
Hip Hop Dance Workshop with Karwin 2.00pm - 4.00pm Youth Centre Free Learn some sweet moves at The Youthie's Hip Hop Dance Workshop! For dancers of all levels and abilities! For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Movie Night 6.00pm - 8.00pm Youth Centre Free Get your mates together and join us for a movie night at The Youthie! For ages 12 to 18 years. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Tuesday 6th October 2020
Multi Sports All Day School Holiday Program 9am - 4pm Sports Dome $45 per child Sport program that offers children an opportunity to participate in modified sport, skills based activities and school yard games. $8 extra for lunch. Bookings are essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/sports-dome-school-holiday-program-enrolment-form
Looping The Beat - Music Tech Workshop 9.00am - 1.00pm Youth Centre Free Learn how to use Abelton Live software to create, produce and record music and sound! Under the guidence of UNE's music mentors, participants will be introduced to looping and mixing, and have the opportunity to produce their own unique piece of music! For ages 14 to 19 years. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings essential. Register via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/looping-the-beat-music-tech-workshop-tickets-121464215739
Running a Club Workshop 1.00pm - 3.00pm Youth Centre Free Ever wanted to start a club with like minded people, but just didn't know how? Here is your chance to trun your ideas into reality! Learn all the info you need to run a Club at The Youthie and form a crew to get it started! For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Book reading and making Wooden Wind Chimes 11-11:30 am Tamworth Library Free Make your very own Wind Chime ages 5 +. Bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wooden-wind-chimes-ages-5-tickets-120157154283
Wind Tunnel Workshop 10:30AM Manilla Library Free Build and test paper flying craft in our Wind Tunnel! Whose will go the highest for the longest? Ages 7+. Book now: 6761 0210
Wind Tunnel Workshop 11:15 AM Manilla Library Free Build and test paper flying craft in our Wind Tunnel! Whose will go the highest for the longest? Ages 7+. Book now: 6761 0210
Wednesday 7th October
Multi Sports All Day School Holiday Program 9am - 4pm Sports Dome $45 per child Sport program that offers children an opportunity to participate in modified sport, skills based activities and school yard games. $8 extra for lunch. Bookings are essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/sports-dome-school-holiday-program-enrolment-form
Looping The Beat - Music Tech Workshop 9.00am - 1.00pm Youth Centre Free Learn how to use Abelton Live software to create, produce and record music and sound! Under the guidence of UNE's music mentors, participants will be introduced to looping and mixing, and have the opportunity to produce their own unique piece of music! For ages 14 to 19 years. Bookings essential. Register via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/looping-the-beat-music-tech-workshop-tickets-121464215739
Creative Writing Skills Workshop 2.00pm - 4.00pm Youth Centre Free Brush up on your creative writing skills with Amy from Tamworth Regional Library! For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Wind Tunnel Workshop 11am South Tamworth Library Free Build and test paper flying craft in our Wind Tunnel! Whose will go the highest for the longest? Ages 7+. Bookings essential:https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/cnrl-library-innovation-studio-17989799222
Wind Tunnel Workshop 11: 45am South Tamworth Library Free Build and test paper flying craft in our Wind Tunnel! Whose will go the highest for the longest? Ages 7+. Bookings essential:https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/cnrl-library-innovation-studio-17989799222
Online School Holiday Workshop: Cartooning with Danny! 5-8 years 10.00am-11.00am Online $10 " Create kooky cartoon characters with art educator Danny these school holidays. Every student will get a click and collect bag of materials containing everything needed! Delivery available within area, or organised for collection at the following libraries during their opening hours: Barraba, Manilla, Kootingal, Nundle, South Tamworth Library, Wee Waa, Narrabri, Boggabri, Uralla, Walcha, Werris Creek, Quirindi, Warialda, Bingara, as well as Tamworth Regional Gallery and Tamworth City Library. 
Online School Holiday Workshop: Cartooning with Danny! 9-12 years 11.30am-12.30pm Online $10 " Create kooky cartoon characters with art educator Danny these school holidays. Every student will get a click and collect bag of materials containing everything needed! Delivery available within area, or organised for collection at the following libraries during their opening hours: Barraba, Manilla, Kootingal, Nundle, South Tamworth Library, Wee Waa, Narrabri, Boggabri, Uralla, Walcha, Werris Creek, Quirindi, Warialda, Bingara, as well as Tamworth Regional Gallery and Tamworth City Library.
Thursday 8th October 2020
Multi Sports All Day School Holiday Program 9am - 4pm Sports Dome $45 per child Sport program that offers children an oppurtunity to particpate in modified sport, skills based activities and school yard games. $8 extra for lunch. Bookings are essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/sports-dome-school-holiday-program-enrolment-form
Art and Craft Session 1.00pm - 3.00pm Youth Centre Free Perfect your skills or pick up a new one at our Art and Craft session! Work on your own project or work towards something you may be able to sell one day! For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Youthie Garden Project 4.00pm - 5.30pm Youth Centre Free Get out your green thumb and be part of planning and starting a flourishing edible garden at the Youthie! Learn some new gardening skills too! There will be an opportunity to join a Youthie Garden Committee if you would like to be part of the project long term - great for your resume! For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
Make your very wind up light 11:00am-11:30am Tamworth Library Free Learn how to make your very own wind up light in this quick and fun activity! Ages 8+. Bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/make-your-very-own-wind-up-light-ages-8-and-up-tickets-120150877509
Online School Holiday Workshop- Create your own air dry clay critter! 5-8 years 10:00am-11:00am Online $10 "Kate is back these holidays with a sculpture lesson using special air dry clay. This clay does not require special firing, and the finished product can be decorated using pencils and textas you have at home. Every student will get a click and collect bag of materials containing everything needed! Delivery available within area, or organised for collection at the following libraries during their opening hours: Barraba, Manilla, Kootingal, Nundle, South Tamworth Library, Wee Waa, Narrabri, Boggabri, Uralla, Walcha, Werris Creek, Quirindi, Warialda, Bingara, as well as Tamworth Regional Gallery and Tamworth City Library. A Zoom link will be emailed to the email address supplied at enrollment. Book here: https://www.tamworthregionalgallery.com.au/content/event/31947/Creative-clay-critters%21-An-online-School-Holiday-Workshop-with-Kate"
Online School Holiday Workshop - Create your own air dry clay critter! 9-12 years 11:30am-12.30pm Online $10 "Kate is back these holidays with a sculpture lesson using special air dry clay. This clay does not require special firing, and the finished product can be decorated using pencils and textas you have at home. Every student will get a click and collect bag of materials containing everything needed! Delivery available within area, or organised for collection at the following libraries during their opening hours: Barraba, Manilla, Kootingal, Nundle, South Tamworth Library, Wee Waa, Narrabri, Boggabri, Uralla, Walcha, Werris Creek, Quirindi, Warialda, Bingara, as well as Tamworth Regional Gallery and Tamworth City Library. A Zoom link will be emailed to the email address supplied at enrollment. Book here: https://www.tamworthregionalgallery.com.au/content/event/31947/Creative-clay-critters%21-An-online-School-Holiday-Workshop-with-Kate"
 Friday 9th October 2020
Vegie Patch Science #5 - Build a Bean Pole Available on Youtube on 9th October Online Free Build a beanpole from sticks and branches, and plant your bean seedlings for a delicious pick-and-eat crop. Our Veggie Patch Science video workshops get you out in the garden making, gardening and learning with a new video workshop every week! Ages 4+
Fencing Session 12pm-4pm Sports Dome $45 per child Run by our qualified Fencing coach from Newcastle, children will have the oppurtunity to learn the rules and fundamental skills of the sport. $8 extra for lunch. Bookings are essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/sports-dome-school-holiday-program-enrolment-form
Youthie Table Tennis Comp 1.00pm-4.00pm Youth Centre Free Come test your Table Tennis skills at The Youthie Table Tennis Comp! Bring your mates, or come and make some new ones! Lots of great prizes to be won! For ages 12 to 18 years. Numbers limited. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form
 Saturday 10th October 2020
Movie Night 6.00pm - 8.00pm Youth Centre Free Get your mates together and join us for a movie night at The Youthie! For ages 12 to 18 years. Call (02) 6767 5747 for enquiries. Bookings Essential: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/school-holidays-the-youthie-school-holiday-program-booking-form

 

Activities you can do anytime

Title Time Where Cost Description & Information
Cook Honeycomb Cinder Toffee Video available on Youtube from 26th October Online Free Make this amazing chemical reaction happen that turns sugar and syrup into a crunchy bubbly honeycomb treat in our fun cooking video workshop! Ages 8+
Online Lego Challenge 1 Information will be posted on the Tamworth City Library Facebook page on a surprise date! Online Free CNRL are holding another Lego Challenge these holidays! There will be 4 challenges with prizes going to the best designs. Details will be posted on the Library Facebook page during the holidays.
Pool Noodle Albatross Video available on Youtube from 26th October Online Free Fly further than ever by building this long-range bird plane in our fun science video workshop! Ages 6+
Online Science Activity Video available on Youtube from 26th October Online Free Tornado in a bottle
Online Lego Challenge 2 Information will be posted on the Tamworth City Library Facebook page on a surprise date! Online Free CNRL are holding another Lego Challenge these holidays! There will be 4 challenges with prizes going to the best designs. Details will be posted on the Library Facebook page during the holidays.
Hair Scrunchies Video available on Youtube from 26th October Online Free Learn how to make your very own hair scrunchies from scratch.
Build a Home Monorail Video available on Youtube from 26th October Online Free Make a zig-zag network of monorail lines and trains - powered by gravity or pushed along with balloon power with this art+science video workshop! Ages 6+
Online Lego Challenge 3 Information will be posted on the Tamworth City Library Facebook page on a surprise date! Online Free CNRL are holding another Lego Challenge these holidays! There will be 4 challenges with prizes going to the best designs. Details will be posted on the Library Facebook page during the holidays.
Exploding Ninja Stars Video available on Youtube from 26th October Online Free Build and throw our safe paddle-pop Ninja Stars that explode on impact with Sensei Julian in this fun craft video workshop!
Online Lego Challenge 4 Information will be posted on the Tamworth City Library Facebook page on a surprise date! Online Free CNRL are holding another Lego Challenge these holidays! There will be 4 challenges with prizes going to the best designs. Details will be posted on the Library Facebook page during the holidays.
Online Art  Activity Video available on Youtube from 26th October Online Free Marbled Gift Wrap
Hair Scrunchies Video available on Youtube from 26th October Online Free Learn how to make your very own hair scrunchies from scratch.
Lego Winners Announced Information will be posted on the Tamworth City Library Facebook page on a surprise date! Online Free CNRL are holding another Lego Challenge these holidays! There will be 4 challenges with prizes going to the best designs. Details will be posted on the Library Facebook page during the holidays.

 

 

All year activities

Check out the great virtual activities we have put together which means you can participate from home anytime and join in the fun!

Make a night scape with Kate

Make a beautiful night scape artwork with Tamworth Regional Gallery Education Officer, Kate Armstrong, using things you can find in your home. Suitable for ages 8 to 12 years.

You'll need:

  • White paper
  • Blue, black and white paint
  • Paper or plastic plate for paint
  • Paintbrush or sponge
  • Yellow, grey and black crayons or oil pastels
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Lego/building blocks
  • Foil
  • Old or disposable cup
  • Newspaper

 

Workout with Blake - Animal & Tabata

Animal workout - ages 5 to 12

Based on animal movements including a bear, inch worm and spider, this workout is a great way to get your body moving and have fun with Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella!

 

Tabata Workout - ages 12 to 18

Join Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella for this Tabata workout, combining 20 seconds of exercises and 10 seconds of rest. But don't be fooled, this workout will get you hot and sweaty! 

 

Coding with Julian

Join Tamworth Regional Council's Makerspace & Digital Learning Programs Coordinator Julian Mann for Part One of this video tutorial which shows you how to use the Makecode website (https://makecode.microbit.org) to program a virtual Micro:bit from within your browser. The Micro:bit is a pocket sized computer with built-in LED screen, compass, accelerometer, temperature sensor and buttons. It is an excellent tool to learn electronics and coding. Best suited to ages 8-14.

Make a t-shirt bag with Kate

Using an old t-shirt, make your very own reusable bag with Tamworth Regional Gallery Education Officer, Kate Armstrong. This is a no sewing technique that allows you to use that old t-shirt you loved but grew out of!

You'll need:

  • An old t-shirt
  • Scissors (you might need a grown up to help you)
  • Paper or plastic
  • Texta, pen or marker

 

Workout with Blake - Broom & EMOM

Broom workout - ages 5 to 12

Using your standard household broom, follow along with Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella for this great workout to get active and move your body!

 

EMOM workout - ages 12 to 18

This EMOM workout which stands for 'Every Minute On Minute' is a high intensity workout. Get the blood pumping and keep your body moving with Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella.

 

Coding with Julian - Decisions and Loops

Join Tamworth Regional Council's Makerspace & Digital Learning Programs Coordinator Julian Mann for Part Two in the video tutorial on coding with the program Micro:bit. This lesson is on 'Decisions and Loops'.

The tutorial uses the Makecode website to program a virtual Micro:bit from within your browser. It can be found at https://makecode.microbit.org.

 

 

Workout with Blake - Hand eye coordination game

Hand eye coordination plays an important role in a range of sports and activities. In this video, Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella shows you some simple games to improve your hand eye coordination skills.

Suits all ages.

Learn cartooning with Danny

Join local artist Danny Stanley for a 101 in cartooning! All you need is a piece of paper and a pen, texta or pencil!

This activity can be enjoyed by all members of the family but is best suited for ages 7+.

 

Other activities to entertain the kids

Home Water Efficiency Audit
Homes can use a lot of water and often water is wasted without our knowledge. Students like you can help to see if your home is water efficient and where fixes and savings can be made by doing the Water Efficiency Audit for your home.
Just follow the steps and have fun with your family members doing some of the activities.
Click here to do the Home Water Efficiency Audit 

Interactive Science Workshops
Fun interactive science based workshops for primary aged children to keep them busy over the school holidays. Best suited to ages 6-16.
Click here to view the introduction video
A new video will be released every weekday on the Tamworth City Library Facebook page in the school holidays starting Tuesday 14 April. Activities will include Escaping Water, Jumping Marbles, Chromatography (Separating Colours), Hanging Arch, Lava Lamp, Catapult, Colour changing milk, Hi-Tech Claw and Bicarb fun!
These tutorials are coordinated by Central Northern Regional Library (CNRL). 

Andrew Daddo Interview
Listen to an interview between Amy Rake and Andrew Daddo about all things reading and writing and how Andrew comes up with ideas, sets it out and organises his writing. You will also learn about his new book and offer the parents some tips to encourage reading. Best suited to ages 5-16.
Click here to listen