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Draw Philbert a friend

Philbert wants a new friend! Time to get creative and design one for him.  For this activity you will need a printer and something to draw with, OR a computer/laptop/ipad.  Don’t have a printer at home? That’s ok! Just grab a sheet of paper and draw away! 

Aquatic Scavenger Hunt

We’re off on a scavenger hunt! This scavenger hunt is about exploring aquatics, to find some fun water based items and all the essential  items needs to enjoy the water! How many from the list can you find?  See if you can find them all! TIP: You can save or print this image for your hunt! 

Aquatics Colouring activity

Grab your crayons or markers, it’s time for some activities!  Activity – Colouring! For this, you will need a printer and something to colour with.  Today we are featuring these 3 special swimming characters: Minnow Dolphin Goldfish Choose one or all three to print and then colour!

Practise blowing bubbles at home

Preparing your child for blowing bubbles in the pool! When children learn to swim, putting their face in the water is one of the most daunting tasks. Learning to blow bubbles can help alleviate some of the fear and provide them with a fun activity to make the experience more fun! It is also an important safety skill […]

Word Search- Swimming

Grab your pens and thinking caps, it’s time for a water-themed word search!  In addition to being a lot of fun, word searches can also help develop: •    Pattern recognition•    Spelling•    Vocabulary•    And more! These activities are also a great refresher for swimming and water safety terms! Print it out and see how many words […]

Philbert Scavenger Hunt

Philbert is always losing things and needs your help to track them down. Print off the list below and help Philbert collect everything he is looking for. Maybe even challenge mum, dad or your sibling to see who can collect everything the fastest?

Gymnastics Colouring sheet

Philbert has been practising his gymnastics skills and now needs a hand to be nice and colourful. Print and download the colouring sheet below and get creative. Can you practise a cartwheel just like Philbert?

Y Wellbeing – Air Boxing

What you’ll need: Space that is hazard free and allows you to move freely and safely Boxing gloves (not essential but they help get you in the zone) Complete 20 of each exercise (10 x each alternating arms for boxing moves) and rest for 10 seconds between each exercise.  Good luck! Activity Disclaimer All participants must ensure […]

Y Wellbeing – WORKOUT: Every Minute On the Minute

Challenge of the Week: Every Minute On the Minute Are you ready for this week’s #theYathome Challenge? Complete the below moves as fast as you can starting at the beginning of each minute. How many minutes can you get through completing the three exercises? 5 hand release push ups 7 sit ups 9 squats Tips: Hands […]

Y Wellbeing – Abs Workout

It’s time to focus on those abs! 45 Seconds on 15 Second rest per exercise. 4 ROUNDS TOTAL!  Exercise: Mountain Climbers  Crunches  Leg Raises  V-Sit Dumbbells Press Remember to share your results with us and use the hashtag #theYathome #YFitChallenge Goodluck!  Activity Disclaimer All participants must ensure they have a clear area to perform all skills […]

Y Wellbeing – Everyday Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness by Laura Eason (Y NSW) At times, we all struggle to stay present. This becomes even more common during stressful times, like many of us may now find ourselves in. This article will cover some information about the benefits of mindfulness, how to get started, and what to do if you’re struggling […]

Y Wellbeing – Strength Dice

Build strength in your gymnastics skills with the roll of a dice! This is a fun activity to do solo or with a partner! Variations for Recreational/Colours gymnasts and Competitive/Advanced gymnasts.  Instructions: Choose your level: Recreational/Beginner (purple dice) or Competitive/Advanced (red dice). Print 2 pages for each level. Cut out your dice, fold along dotted lines, and […]

Y Wellbeing – 5 Self Care Tips

1.    Acknowledge your feelings – Having feelings of stress and anxiety are normal responses to upsetting situations. Take time to notice and express how you’re coping. You can consider doing this by writing your thoughts in a journal, talking to others, doing something creative, practising meditation or anything else that will allow you to reflect.  2.   […]

Safeguarding – Environment

Our final pillar of our Safeguarding Framework is Environment. We commit to creating safe environments and spaces for Children and Young People at the Y. Our Commitment to creating a Safeguarding Environment comprise of: eSafety Physical Families and communities Diversity To view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy click here.

Safeguarding – Operations

As part of our Safeguarding Framework we commit to creating safe operations to ensure Y People have the right policies, processes and practices to keep Children and Young People safe. Our Commitment to creating a Safeguarding Operations comprise of: People Policies and Procedures Practices Complaints To view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy click here.

Safeguarding – Culture

The first pillar of our Safeguarding Framework is Culture. We are committed to creating a safe culture that empowers Children and Young People and promotes intergenerational leadership and governance to embed Safeguarding at the Y. Our commitment to achieving a Safeguarding Culture comprises of: Leadership Governance Empowerment Values and Behaviours Education and Training Continuous Improvements […]

Our Safeguarding Framework

To achieve our Safeguarding Vision, we have developed our Safeguarding Framework. At the heart of our Safeguarding Framework is our Safeguarding Vision, to ‘feel safe, be safe’. Our Safeguarding Vision stands on three Pillars: Culture Operations Environment These Pillars are comprised of 15 elements that enable our Y People to understand how Safeguarding directly relates […]

Our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy

At the Y Whittlesea, the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults is our highest priority. The right to be able to enjoy a safe environment free from threats, abuse, neglect or exploitation is our service commitment. We work hard to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people is embedded […]

Philbert in Tokyo

Tell us the story! Get creative and take us on an adventure. Philbert is off to Tokyo! Can you tell us about some of his favourite swimming strokes and how he went in his races? Did he win any medals?

Gymnastics Word Jumble

When practising gymnastics is not enough, do you see gymnastics everywhere? We’ve created a fun WORD JUMBLE with mixed up gymnastics words – can you decode them all? Print it out and see if you can complete them all! 

Free Coffee for Child’s Play Mum’s on Mothers Day!

You’ve earnt it! We’re offering a free coffee for all mothers who have a child that uses our Child’s Play Area on Sunday the 10th of May 2021. Grab a friend and enjoy the afternoon hassle free while your child runs, jumps and plays in our indoor Child’s Play Area. We have endless fun for […]

Family Fun and Grand Final Day!

Get ready for an action packed day for the family on Sunday the 28th of March. We’ve got our Social Sport Grand Finals taking place Sunday the 28th throughout the afternoon with plenty of free activities around the centre for children and adults. Sausage sizzle will be available from 2:00pm – 5:00pm with a gold […]

Y Gymnastics – Letter Maze

When practising gymnastics is not enough, do a fun letter maze as well. A printable activity for you to enjoy at home with your family.

Y Fit – Keeping Active over 50

Staying active in your 50’s and beyond can be the best gift you give to yourself and those around you.

Y Fit – Kid Friendly Yoga Session

Stretch, relax and strengthen your mind with this 20 minute beginner yoga class. This yoga session is great for the whole family.