Holiday Sports Club FAQ

Waverley Holiday Sports Club

We have been asked many questions over the years by parents and carers. Please read below to discover more about the Murphy Sports Holiday Sports Club. Please contact us if you can’t find what you are looking for

Murphy Sports have been running School Sports, Sports Birthday Parties, Sports Events and Vacation Care Incursions since 2007. Our fun and creative team have gathered and developed a colossal amount of games and activities and continue to do so. We love to combine the best bits from sports and games to create new hybrid ones. We have the best ball games, water games (in summer), and team challenges. We love to throw in some fun dance also and at Murphy Sports, no two days are ever the same.

Start: 9:00 am (drop off from 8:15 am) and Finish: 3:00 pm

Aftercare: 3:00 – 5:30pm

If you are running late to collect your children at the end of camp or aftercare, please call Murphy Sports on 0424 745 778 to notify staff.

Late charges may apply. 

Yes, Murphy Sports is a registered provider for both so you can redeem your Creative and Active Kids vouchers with us. Simply provide us the voucher number(s) and pay the balance only.

Our Holiday Sports Club goes ahead in wet weather. Indoor facilities are booked in advance and children will participate in appropriate and equally as fun activities

If a booking is cancelled for medical reasons, a ‘credit’ will be provided if validated with a medical certificate. This ‘credit’ is valid up up to and including the following Holiday Sports Club. No cash refunds will be given.
A request to change days will be taken and dependent upon availability of space.
Refunds will not be given for partial attendance, nor will make up sessions be provided.

Yes. A Working with Children certificate is just one of the many requirements that all Murphy Sports staff are required to have
Not at all, the games and activities at our Holiday Sports Club are devised with all ability levels in mind. We want to see all children being active regardless of ability or fitness level

No, we have no canteen or shop on site. Children will need to bring a healthy recess (30 mins) and lunch (60 mins) to keep them active throughout the day. Parents are advised to pack extra snacks, in particular for those who are enrolled in aftercare.

MS School Holiday Sports Club is a NUT FREE environment. Strictly no nuts are to be provided in lunches and snacks

Aftercare is offered on all days. Price is $25 per child per day. Aftercare runs until 5:30pm

Our Holiday Sports Club is held at Waverley College, Birrell Street, Waverley (unless informed otherwise)

Children will need to bring a healthy recess (30 mins) and lunch (60 mins) to keep them active throughout the day. Parents are advised to pack extra snacks, in particular for those who are enrolled in aftercare.

MS School Holiday Sports Club is a NUT FREE environment. Strictly no nuts are to be provided in lunches and snacks

NO. Our modified games and activities are created to disallow and avoid any heavy contact. They are made to be as safe as possible for all attendees

During the enrolment process, parents are required to supply all information for their child/children, listing any special health, behavioural and medication requirements. The information gained from the enrolment provides us with a snapshot of the essential information required to adequately prepare for the care of your child whilst they’re with us.

If a child has been diagnosed by a doctor as having a medical condition or requires additional support from us, it’s essential that MS are informed. Any child who is diagnosed with Asthma or Anaphylaxis MUST provide an Individual Health Management Plan completed by a Medical Practitioner and submit it directly to the Program Director by 9:00 am on the first morning.  All medication must be declared and signed in and out by an authorised adult each day. Medication should be in its original packaging and clearly labelled with the student’s name, correct dosage and frequency.

Any child registered with learning or behavioural difficulties MUST provide MS with information relating to their needs which are relevant to the successful inclusion of the child into the School Holiday Program

If a child is injured whilst attending a Sports Program a qualified First Aider will administer First Aid (for minor injuries such as cuts/grazes, bites etc). Where First Aid is administered, an Incident/Accident Report form will be completed by the attending staff member and signed. The collecting parent/guardian will need to sign this form to acknowledge their notification of the incident.

If a child falls ill whilst attending a Sports Program the child will be supervised by a qualified First Aider until the child recovers or until the authorised adult arrives to collect the child. If the child suffers from vomiting or diarhhoea, the authorised adult will be asked to collect the child immediately. Any child/young person who is not well enough to participate in normal daily activities should be kept at home.

If a child suffers a trauma whilst attending a Sports Program, emergency First Aid will be provided by a qualified First Aider on the premises and emergency attention will be sought immediately. Notice of the incident will be given to the Parent as fast as practicably possible and that of any treatment, services or arrangements which have been made.

If any other health issues arise whilst the Child is in care, the authorised adult of the child/young person will be given notice of that matter

Yes, you can enrol your child and their friend in one registration. However, you will then be the nominated authorised guardian for the child and will be contacted in case of an emergency, injury or illness. You will be responsible for the delivery and collection of the child to the School Holiday Program

To protect the health and welfare of all children in our care, we prefer that children people are delivered to our Sports Club and signed in by the authorised parent/guardian.

An authorised parent/guardian may elect to allow the child/young person to make his/her own way home or to be picked up by another adult from the School Holiday Program.

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian who enrolled the child to provide written authorisation for the child/young person to leave the premises on their own or with another adult.

The Sports Club Director may insist on some personal identification (such as a current driver’s licence), as well as the signed authority mentioned above, if the person collecting the child is different to the one who brought the child to the camp

All participants have the right to be involved in a positive environment, maintaining positive relationships throughout; bullying, inappropriate comments or touching of any kind will not be tolerated. MS have behaviour guidelines which we promote during the camp period to ensure all children are happy, make new friends and feel secure in a positive and enjoyable environment.

All participants must follow safety guidelines and instructions given by any member of MS staff. Should a participant feel their rights are not being maintained, they should approach staff who will begin an investigation as soon as possible.

Actions for behavior management
Failure for any participant to uphold the behavior guidelines may result in the following:
MS staff will remind the child/young person about appropriate behaviour and sport specific instructions.

If inappropriate behaviour persists either:
–    supervision will be increased, for example bring the child/young person closer to the coach;
–    the participant may be removed from the group for a short time (5-10 minutes) to give them time to reflect on their actions.

Depending on the severity and persistence of the misbehaviour parents are contacted.
If a child’s behaviour does not improve despite all efforts, MS may have to ask the parents to remove the child from the program.  This is an extremely rare situation and would only ever be a last resort.

MS reserves the right to refuse or terminate enrolment if there is a breach of the Sports Club Behaviour Guidelines. No refund of the program fee will be provided to participants removed for behavioural reasons

We encourage parents/guardians to provide their child with adequate sun protection, including a wide brim hat, Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30+ sunscreen and protective clothing (such as longer sleeved shirts and longer shorts).

SPF 30+ sunscreen will be available for children and staff and we endeavour to regularly remind children to apply sunscreen throughout the day. It would be also be very helpful if children arrive with sunscreen already applied

Where children have allergies or sensitivity to sunscreen, parents will need to provide an alternative sunscreen

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