New School Holiday Activity Program at St Mark's

Thu, December 10, 2020
St Mark's Anglican Community School is pleased to introduce its first school holiday program, which is set to run across two weeks in January 2021. The program is designed to offer a wide range of activities, suitable for a range of age groups. There are morning, afternoon and full day options available. The program is open to everyone, including St Mark's families and the wider community. Share the visual guide with your children: Summer Holiday Workshops - Visual Guide
Or if you prefer here is a: Clickable Calendar of Events
Check out the detailed schedule below:


Week 1: 11 January to 15 January

CraftDojo Minecraft

Date: Monday 11 January

Time: 9am - 12pm

Cost: BYOD - $50, All Inclusive - $60

Recommended for: Ages 6 to 16

Tickets:  Book online.

Description: Minecraft simulates an untouched natural landscape absent of human intervention. Players must learn to forage for items to help them survive, build and develop the landscape. There are two primary modes in the game: Survival and Creative. In Survival mode, players must fulfil basic needs such as find food, build shelter and avoid threats. Creative allows players to simply build and explore without having to fulfil the basic needs. In both modes, players must work together to create any world they could possibly imagine. From the humble beginning of chopping wood to building the Eiffel Tower, players grow and develop into engineers of a completely new world. Bring snacks (nut-free) and a water bottle. In this educational Minecraft session, everyone will have the opportunity to explore, create and navigate their way through the basics of the game, as well as, experience challenging builds.

During the class, there will be a lot of crafting and learning of recipes, involving the use of mathematics to calculate the need of resources and land requirements. Ninjas will have the choice of a creative build or a traditional survival challenge, testing even the most experienced Ninjas. For the more experienced ones, a variety of special challenges are available to test out their skills on a whole new level. This session is especially designed to have maximum creativity with the time to achieve great new builds.

Design Your Own Cap with Hoop Hoop Hooray

Date: Monday 11 January

Time: 12.30am - 3.30pm

Cost: $50pp inclusive of all tools and materials

Recommended for: Years 2+

Tickets: Book online.

Description: Stitching workshop with Hoop Hoop Hooray! Come get inspired and develop new skills to further enhance your creative side. Learn to work with embroidery thread and stitch your very own baseball cap to take home.  Bring snacks (nut-free) and a water bottle.


Songwriting Workshop with Deb Stitt

Date: Tuesday 12 January

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Cost: $100pp

Recommended for: Upper primary and older. Must have piano (optional - bring your own keyboard) or guitar experience (must bring your own guitar).  

Tickets:Book online.

Description: Children's Musical and Lyric Writing Workshop with Deb Stitt. Learn how to craft a song through poetry, lyric writing games and chord and music sequences and workshops. Be inspired and get to know the secrets to how your favourite artists write such great songs and tips on how to turn your lyrics into a song! Participants must be able to read and write fluently and have basic knowledge of an instrument (preferably piano or guitar). Bring your guitar / keyboard (some pianos available), waterbottle, snacks and lunch (nut-free).

Create a Clay Koala Baby with Milk-Tooth

Date: Tuesday 12 January

Time: 11am to 1pm

Cost: $55 inclusive of all tools and materials.

Recommended for: Years 2 to 6

Tickets:Book online.

Description: Milk-Tooth is running a clay workshop in the Junior School Art Room on Tuesday 12 January from 11am-1pm. Students will learn how to make their very own clay koala babies! This activity is suitable for children from Years 2 to 6. The cost per student is $55 which includes all materials and tools. Please bring your water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

Create a Pompom Bird with Milk-Tooth

Date: Tuesday 12 January

Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Cost: $55 inclusive of all tools and materials.

Recommended for: Years 2 to 6

Tickets: Book online.

Description: Milk-Tooth is running a pompom and felt workshop in the Junior School Art Room on Tuesday 12 January from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Students will learn how to make their very own dapper birds with top hats! This activity is suitable for children from Years 2 to 6. The cost per student is $55 which includes all materials and tools. Please bring your water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

Mosaic Workshop

Date: Wednesday 13 January

Time: 8.30am - 11.30am

Cost: $80 inclusive of all tools and materials.

Recommended for: Years 2 to 12

Tickets: Book online.

Description: Students will learn how to make a large mosaic from their choice of shapes with the help of mosaic experts from Workshed Mosaics! This activity is suitable for children from Years 2 to 12. The cost per student is $80 which includes all materials and tools. Please wear enclosed shoes and bring your water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

Boho Braids Workshop

Date: Wednesday 13 January

Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Cost: $80 inclusive of all tools and materials and includes small gift bag.

Recommended for: Years 12+ and parents with children (6+). 

Tickets: Book online.

Description: Learn creative hairstyles and how to take your braids to the next level with Kathy from Studio Braids. Learn how to rope twist, fishtail, dutch and lace braid. This is a hands-on workshop so bring a model (aged 6+) or a mannequin head, their favourite brush, your water bottle and snacks (nut-free). Other materials and a small gift bag included in the workshop price.

Archery Skirmish

Date: Thursday 14 January

Time: 8.30am - 10.30am

Cost: $50

Recommended for: Years 4 to 7

Tickets: Book online.

Description: Archery Skirmish will be on the Junior School Oval on Thursday 14 Jan from 8:30am - 10:30am. Archery Skirmish is like paintball without the mess or pain! Adrenaline pumping, teams battle to win using foam-tipped arrows. Suitable for children from Years 4-7. The cost per student is $50 which includes use of protective bunkers, arm guards and masks. Essential: Applied sunscreen, hat, water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

Junior Yoga Workshop with Yogamigos

Date: Thursday 14 January

Time: 8.30am - 10.30am

Cost: $50

Recommended for: Years 5 to 8

Tickets: Book online.

Description: Yogamigos is running a two-hour yoga workshop on Thursday 14 Jan from 8:30-10:30am. Students will enjoy yoga, mindfulness, wellbeing, stretching and strengthening exercises. This activity is suitable for children in Years 5-8. The cost per student is $50. Students are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, a water bottle and snacks (nut-free) plus some paper and pens/pencils.

Senior Yoga Workshop with Yogamigos

Date: Thursday 14 January

Time: 11.15am - 1.15pm

Cost: $50

Recommended for: Years 9 to 12

Tickets: Book online.

Description: Yogamigos is running a two-hour yoga workshop on Thursday 14 Jan from 11:15am-1:15pm. Students will enjoy yoga, movement and meditation, gratitude, mindfulness and journaling exercises. This activity is suitable for children in Years 9-12. The cost per student is $50. Students are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, a water bottle and snacks (nut-free) plus some paper and pens/pencils.

Free Movie Morning: 'Big Hero 6' 

Top Tip! Combine the movie with the Scitech 'Element of Surprise' activity for even more fun!

Date: Friday 15 January

Time: 9.55am to 11.45am

Cost: Free. Gold coin donation (optional) for the Junior School's Salvation Army projects.

Recommended for: Movie is G-rated, suitable for all ages.

Tickets: Book online

Description: St Mark's will be showing the movie "Big Hero 6" on Friday 15 Jan from 9:55am-11:45am in the Barbara Godwin Performing Arts Complex. There is no cost for students but a gold coin donation is welcomed for the Salvation Army. Students are invited to bring a water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

"Big Hero 6": Robotics prodigy Hiro lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro's closest companion is Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax and his other friends, Go Go Tamago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred into a band of high-tech heroes.

Scitech Show and Workshop: 'Element of Surprise' [Years 5-7]

Date: Friday 15 January

Time: 12.15pm - 1:30pm

Cost: $35

Recommended for: Years 5 to 7

Tickets: Book online

Description: Scitech is delivering the 'Element of Surprise' Show and Workshop on Friday 15 Jan from 12:15pm-1:30pm in the Year 4/5 Area. This activity is suitable for children in Years 5-7. The cost for students is $35:00. Students are to bring a water bottle and any snacks (nut-free).

Show:We love learning so much that we have built tools that allow us to extend our senses and discover even more. See the world around you in a whole new light! Together, we’ll use some of the different tools to explore chemistry and reveal unseen properties.

Workshop: Students complete a hands on medical challenge using common household ingredients to see if we can protect a tablet from being absorbed in our simulated stomach (vinegar), thinking critically about the properties each ingredient has to offer.

Scitech Show and Workshop: 'Mix and Make' [Years 2-4]

Date: Friday 15 January

Time: 10.30am - 11.45pm

Cost: $35

Recommended for: Years 2 to 4

Tickets: Book online

Description: Scitech is delivering a "Mix & Make" Show and Workshop on Friday 15 Jan from 10:30am-11:45am in the Year 4/5 Area. This activity is suitable for children in Years 2-4. The cost for students is $35. Students are to bring a water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

Show: Science happens in many different places - let’s journey together and have a go mixing things together and making something new! From the kitchen to the bathroom, students explore what happens when we combine different things, both following a recipe and making up some of their own.

Workshop: Students continue to mix and make back in the kitchen. Ingredients are provided but no recipe: can we describe what we see and choose how much to add? Watch as our mixtures change at each step! Student scientists will use their eyes, hands, ears, and nose, but their mouths at the teachers discretion.

Free Movie Afternoon: 'Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius'

Top Tip! Combine the movie with the Scitech 'Mix and Make' activity for even more fun!

Date: Friday 15 January

Time: 12.15pm to 1.45pm

Cost: Free. Gold coin donation (optional) for the Junior School's Salvation Army projects.

Recommended for: Movie is G-rated, suitable for all ages.

Tickets:Book online

Description: St Mark's will be showing the movie "Jimmy Neutron" on Friday 15 Jan from 12:15pm-1:45pm in the Barbara Godwin Performing Arts Complex. There is no cost for students but a gold coin donation is welcomed as a donation towards the Salvation Army. Students are invited to bring a water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

"Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" tells the simple story of a 10-year-old boy and his robot dog - battling evil, rescuing his parents, saving the Earth - and returning home in time for dinner. Jimmy's always inventing gadgets to make his life in Retroville more interesting. A boy genius with real kid emotions, Jimmy sometimes fantasizes about life on his own. But when the parents of Jimmy's hometown are kidnapped by invading aliens, he quickly discovers that things aren't so great when they're gone.

Week 2: Monday 18 January to Friday 22 January

Bricks4Kids

Date: Monday 18 January

Time: 9am - 3.30pm (Half day option available)

Cost: Half Day: $50 (half day) or Full Day: $90 (Space Adventures), $115 (Power & Torque 3.0), $125 (Tank Bot)

Recommended for: Years 5 to 7

Tickets: Book online

Description: There are three workshops available, designed for specific age groups:

Space Adventures (Ages 5+): Inspired by NASA and Star Wars™, our Space Adventures Workshop is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off! Each day, kids will learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. In addition, the day includes LEGO® Star Wars™ themed models, video games, group games, challenges and more. BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Space Adventure Workshop provides the spark for imagination and creativity to take off on an adventure that’s out of this world!

Power & Torque Scratch 3.0 Junior Robotics (Ages 7+):  Build an Electric Vehicle Platform and use it for two different Electric Vehicles. One is build for Power and Speed, ideal for a drag race; the other for Torque and Pulling Power, we’ll use that for a tug-of-war challenge. Children will learn how gear ratios influence power and torque. The BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Power & Torque Junior Robotics workshop offers all the fun of building with LEGO® bricks, PLUS the challenge of computer programming! Using drag and drop icon-based software, Scratch 3.0 software provides an introduction into the world of computer-programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. This fun, action-packed workshop combines real-life skills with real-kid fun!

Tank Bot MINDSTORMS® EV3 Advanced Robotics (ages 9+):  Experience the cutting edge of technology with the introduction of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Advanced Robotics. Students will be captivated as they incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software by programming using a Scratch based drag-and-drop programming tool to send commands directly into the intelligent brick.

Car Maintenance Workshop with Performance Driving Australia

Date: Monday 18 January

Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm (Half day option available)

Cost: $50

Recommended for: Years 10 - 12 (16+)

Tickets: Book online

Description: Performance Driving Australia is offering a course designed for Senior School students, particularly those who are learning to drive, whether they are L-plates or P-plates. The workshop covers the basics on checking your vehicle before driving, setting it up for a drive, and some content on safe driving tips (defensive driving). The course costs $50pp and takes place on Monday 18 January 2020 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. As there are hands-on elements to the activity, participants are welcome to bring work gloves along. The organiser recommends wet wipes for hands as well. Both are optional. 

Drama with Helen O'Grady

Date: Tuesday 19 January

Time: Junior program - 9.30am to 12pm; Senior program - 12.30pm to 3pm

Cost: $40 per student or $75 for two siblings or $110 for three siblings.

Recommended for: Junior program - Pre-Primary to Year 3, Senior program - Years 4 to 7

Tickets: Contact Justin Lowson via email justin.lowson@helenogrady.net.au or call 9402 8744

Description: Join us, for a fun filled 2 ½ hour DRAMA workshop. A range of entertaining and exciting drama activities will be covered, which are sure to capture the imagination of all children.  Children to bring their own healthy snack and drink bottle (water).  NO nuts please!  All other equipment and materials will be provided.

Cupcake Decorating - Pupcakes!

Date: Tuesday 19 January

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm

Cost: $45 per student

Recommended for: Years 2 to 12 and/or parents who wish to join their children.

Tickets: Book online

Description: The Cupcake Kellys will be running a cupcake decorating class, themed around puppies!  This activity is suited for a wide range of ages, from Year 2 to Year 12. Parents are allowed to book in for this class with their children too if they are also keen to learn! Each student will decorate four cupcakes with four toppers. The class costs $45pp, including all tools, materials and decorating supplies.  The session will take place on Tuesday 19 January from 2pm to 3.30pm in the Floreat Building.

Basket Weaving with Siân Boucherd

Date: Wednesday 20 January

Time: 8.30am - 11.30am

Cost: $55 per student

Recommended for: Year 4+ and parents are welcome too.

Tickets:Book online

Description: As part of the new holiday program at St Mark's Anglican Community School, Sian Boucherd will be offering a basket weaving workshop on Wednesday 20 January from 8.30am to 11.30am. This activity is ideal for children aged 10 to 18 and parents are allowed to book in for the class with their children too.  The cost per student is $50 and includes all materials and tools.  The workshop will take place in the Junior School Art Room. Students should bring their own water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

Hoops Elite Basketball Camp

Date: Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 January

Time: 9am - 12pm

Cost: $120 per student for 6 hours

Recommended for: Ages 9 to 14

Tickets: Book online 

Description:  Two days of basketball fundamental skill session for players that want to improve their basketball skills to play better basketball. We cover; Shooting, Ball Handling, Footwork, Passing and Live Game play 5 x 5. Held at St Mark's Ken Fairfield Hall Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 January from 9-12:00pm for 9-14yr olds. The cost per student is $120. Students are asked to bring a basketball, water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

Paper Craft Workshop

Date: Wednesday 20 January

Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Cost: $40 per student

Recommended for: Ages 7 to 12 and parents who wish to book with their children.

Tickets: Book online

Description: Pree Designs is running a Paper Craft Workshop in the Junior School Art Room on Wednesday 20 January from 12:30pm-2:30pm for students aged 7-12 years. Parents can also join their children by booking an extra ticket if they wish. Students will each make two cards and a 3D item (gift box or bag). The cost per student is $40 which includes all art materials and tools. Please bring a water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

Coastal Creatives 'Australian Animal Portraits' Mixed Media Art

Date: Thursday 21 January

Time: 9am - 11.30am

Cost: $65 per student

Recommended for: Ages 8 to 14

Tickets: Book online

Description:  Coastal Creatives is running an art workshop in the Junior School Art Room on Thursday 21 January from 9-11:30am for 8-14yr olds. Inspired by artist Mia Charro, students will create an A3 mixed media artwork depicting a kangaroo, platypus or koala.  The cost per student is $65 which includes all drawing tools, watercolour and acrylic paints, paint pens and collage materials. Bring a water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

Fashion Illustration 'Find Your Own Style' Workshop with Michelle Pike

Date: Thursday 21 January

Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Cost: $95 per student

Recommended for: Ages 10+ and parents are allowed to book in too.

Tickets: Book online

Description: In this workshop we aim to explore and fine tune your own personal fashion illustration style. You will be introduced to a variety of different fashion illustration styles. Michelle will help you identify your talents most effectively through the development of your own illustration style. This course is perfect for those who have little or no experience in drawing with watercolour or fashion illustration. The skills you will acquire are also very useful for those who already tried watercolour and want to improve their skills with these amazing techniques. Workshop includes all materials and template, step-by-step instructions, specialist direction from Michelle, creative environment for your inner artistic spirit. Cancellation Terms: All workshops are non-refundable. Should you not be able to attend, you may nominate a person to replace you.

Circus Skills Workshop with Circus WA

Date: Friday 22 January

Time: 9am - 12.00pm

Cost: $55 per student

Recommended for: Year 2 to Year 8

Tickets: Book online

Description:  As part of the new holiday program at St Mark's Anglican Community School, Circus WA is running a workshop on Friday 22 Jan from 9:00am-12:00pm. Students will enjoy the use of unicycles, hula hoops, juggling balls, diablo, flower sticks, poi, stilts and even try their hand at plate spinning and acrobatics. This activity is suitable for children in Years 2-8. The cost per student is $55. Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

Quirky Cactus 'Talulah Turtle' Art

Date: Friday 22 January

Time: 12.00pm - 3:00pm

Cost: $70 per student

Recommended for: Ages 8 - 16 years

Tickets: Book online

Description:  As part of the new holiday program at St Mark's Anglican Community School, Quirky Cactus is running an inks workshop on Friday 22 Jan from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Students will create their own work of art - Talulah Turtle, the stunning sea turtle using A3 mixed media paper, bright pigmented inks, paint pens & gel pens for the details. This class runs for 3 hours, from 12pm- 3pm. The class is suitable for children aged 8-16 years. Simply drop your children off for the lesson and have some time to yourself while your child creates a beautiful piece of art that is sure to impress! The cost per student is $70. Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and snacks (nut-free).

Terms and Conditions

Catering: Food and drink are not provided for any of the above workshops. Participants are welcome to bring their own nut-free snacks, lunch and water bottle etc.  

Parent bookings: Parents who would like to book tickets for themselves must be with their participating child(ren) and pay for both tickets.

Duty of Care: Should participants be involved in two different workshops on one day, i.e. a morning and an afternoon session, each with a different service provider, no direct supervision is provided by St Mark's Anglican Community School or the relevant providers. Parental supervision between sessions is recommended, especially for younger participants. For full day workshops, the service provider will supervise during breaks. 

Refunds and Cancellations Please be advised that in the event a workshop does not meet minimum numbers to run, you will be notified of the cancellation and will receive a full refund. For cancellations of tickets, please contact the relevant event organiser. Tickets cancelled less than 24 hours before a workshop may incur fees dependent on circumstances.