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Summer 2019 off to a good start with the School Holiday Program

11 December 2018

Excursions, skills workshops, cheap movies and a pool party; the January 2019 School Holiday Program is packed with great activities for young people.

Gunnedah Shire Council Youth Development Officer Sewa Emojong said the three week program, which begins on Monday, 7 January 2019, has plenty to offer for kids of all ages.

“Favourites, such as Story Telling for Children and Crafty Creations will be running again at the Library, as well as an excursion to the Tamworth Youthie for young people over 12 years,” Ms Emojong said.

“There is also a Gamers’ Meet and Greet; workshops for young people interested in building up their skills; and the Louis Tennis Academy, in conjunction with Council, is running a free Fitness and Tennis Clinic.”

Stay cool at The Civic these holidays, with ‘Cheap Tuesday’ movies on 8, 15 and 22 January 2019. Animated Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Mary Poppins Returns will have special viewings for only $9.00 a ticket. View the full program for session times.

Ms Emojong said young people will not want to miss the Summer Pool Party on Thursday, 10 January at the recently completed Gunnedah Memorial Pool Complex.

“There will be a DJ, information stalls, competitions and free entry for the first 100 kids, aged under 16 years, that book online,” Ms Emojong said.

“It will be a fun day for kids and families alike to experience the incredible new facilities we have.”

Gunnedah Youth Council (GYC) has also launched the GYC Drought Relief Short Film Competition.

“Young people can unleash their creativity and experience living in the country for a good cause by entering into the competition,” Ms Emojong said.

“Shortlisted entries will have their film shown on the big screen at a Showcase at The Civic, and the community is invited to watch the results of Gunnedah’s talented youth. Funds raised from the Showcase will be donated to Buy-a-Bale.”

For more information and the full program visit, or contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Youth Development Officer Sewa Emojong on (02) 6740 2100.

For more information on Library activities or bookings, phone (02) 6740 2190. For all other bookings visit

Photo: Brothers Carter and Kaleb McIlveen are looking forward to the Summer 2019 School Holiday Program.


Media Contact: Brooke Maisey 6740 2100.