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School Program Contacts

Education Team:
Phone: 1300 278 358
education@rspcansw.org.au

School Holiday Program contact:
Phone: (02) 9782 4460

 

School Holiday Program

The RSPCA School Holiday Program is an opportunity for children and teens to spend either a half or full day at an RSPCA shelter or Care Centre.

Sessions are held at our Sydney, Hunter and Illawarra Shelters and RSPCA Care Centre Tuggerah. Participants will have a chance to get up close and personal with budgies, cats, chickens, dogs, ducks, goats, guinea pigs, horses, rabbits, sheep, and maybe even the odd donkey or three!

If you or someone you know would like to spend their school holidays making some new furry friends, book a session below and get started on your adventure today!

COST: 

Sydney and Hunter Shelters: full-day sessions are $80
Blue Mountains and Illawarra Shelters: half-day sessions are $40.
RSPCA Care Centre Tuggerah: half-day sessions are $25.

For more information on each of the sessions, click here.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM CALENDAR - BOOK NOW!

Monday 10 April  2017Wednesday 12 April  2017Thrusday 13 April 2017Wednesday 19 April 2017Thursday 20 April 2017
Blue Mountains
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8-11 years
Animal Care
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Tuggerah
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
8-11 years
Animal Enrichment
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Blue Mountains
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
12-14 years
Animal Care
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Illawarra
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
8-11 years
Animal Care
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Illawarra
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
12-14 years
Animal Care
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Animal Care

animal care

Learn what it means to be a responsible pet owner by caring for the animals living at the RSPCA Shelter. Help a variety of animals from dogs and cats to pocket pets or even livestock! Activities might include helping to prepare food, cleaning and grooming.

Animal Enrichment

animal rescue

Learn the tips and tricks from RSPCA Animal Attendants on how to keep our animals mentally stimulated by creating amazing treats and toys for the shelter animals. You’ll also get some ideas on how to keep your own pets entertained at home!

Day at the RSPCA

animal health

Come and spend a day at the RSPCA, meeting our vets, vet nurses, RSPCA inspectors and shelter staff, to learn what it takes to look after all the animals that come into our care. Plus, you'll learn how to be a responsible pet owner by helping to care for the animals at our shelter, like dogs, cats, pocket pets or even livestock!

Activities may include:

    • shelter, inspector shed and vet clinic tour
    • grooming animals
    • making enrichment items for the animals
    • cleaning and preparing rabbit and guinea pig hutches
    • conducting health checks on the animals

(We use plush toys for all scenarios. No animals will be harmed during the School Holiday Program.)

Animal Careers

If you’ve decided that you want to work with animals, then this session will show you some of the possibilities that exist within RSPCA NSW to pursue your passion. You will have a chance to meet several experts in their field and engage in a hands-on activity to experience what each role entails.

RSPCA experts you may meet include:

  • animal attendants
  • inspectors
  • pet trainers
  • veterinarians
  • veterinary nurses

How You Can Help

How you can help

Looking to adopt a pet? Search now for dogs, cats and other pets available for rehoming at your local RSPCA.

RSPCA Pet Insurance is affordable, flexible peace of mind for dog and cat owners all across Australia.

Every donation helps the RSPCA and its volunteers look after animals, whatever the situation.

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