School Holiday Program – January 2019


Date 15 Jan 2019

Time 09:30 AM


Address 14 Barrett St, Kensington , Victoria

Phone 9864 9246



We invite your children to participate in Vision Australia’s exciting new school holiday program for children with vision loss aged 8-12 years.

Through this fun-filled program, your children will get to experience Vision Australia’s world-first, state-of-the-art Leigh Garwood mobility and training centre, the specialised sensory room, the latest in technology as well as cooking and sports. There are also opportunities for both your child and family to meet and socially engage with peers.

While being entertained, the children will also be supported in developing and building on various skills like problem solving, social skills, independence and confidence.

Specialists running the program

Each session will be run by a team of therapists specialising in low vision and blindness, who will provide a pre and post-evaluation. The team includes a paediatric Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist and Physiotherapist and an Orientation and Mobility specialist.

Children are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes and morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Dates: Tuesday 15 January, Wednesday 16 January, Thursday 17 January

Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm

Location: 14 Barrett St, Kensington VIC

Schedule overview

Day 1: Learning Through Play

(Sensory room, cooking and treasure hunt)

Day 2: Communication and Technology

(Craft, cooking, technology)

Day 3: Mobility and Gross Motor Skills

(Orientation and mobility at the Leigh Garwood centre, cooking and sports)

Attendance is preferred for all three days, however please let us know if your child can only attend one or two of the days, and we will add your details to a wait list for your preferred dates.

View the full schedule

A full schedule is available here.


This program is funded through NDIS under ‘Improved Daily Living.’ For those wishing to participate who are not on the NDIS they can still participate with a fee for service, please call to discuss this payment option.


To book or for more information, please email (subject line: school holidays) or phone 9864 9246.

More information

Feel free to contact one of our paediatric service providers Leo Gnavi on 0437 919 141 or Cara Patterson on 0427 784 861 if you have any further questions.

Please note that the office will be closed from December 21 to January 6, however email inquiries will still be answered and bookings can be made via email during this time.