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Guide for Students and Parents

Welcome to Vacation Bible School 2023! This VBS Parent and Student Guide is created to provide guidance and preparation to get ready for VBS! It is very important that you take your time to go through this booklet. Thank you.

VBS 2023 Program 

WESTERN SUBURBS (28 - 30 June 2023)

Heathdale Christian College

175 Derrimut Road, Werribee 

Wednesday & Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am to 5.30pm

EASTERN SUBURBS (5 - 7 July 2023)

Eva Burrows College The Salvation Army

100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood

Wednesday & Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am to 5.30pm


WEST - Heathdale Christian College (Werribee Campus) 

The campus is located at 175 Derrimut Road, Werribee.  Please enter from the main entrance on Derrimut Road and turn left to Creative Arts carpark as you enter the campus. We will have signs and our committees will be present to direct you to the Secondary School building for sign in. 

EAST - Eva Burrows College The Salvation Army (Ringwood) 

The campus is located at 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood. Please enter from the main entrance on Maidstone Street and turn left to visitor parking area. We will have signs and our committees will be present to direct you to the main building entrance for sign in

Sign In / Out Process

Please note that this year the program starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm for Wednesday and Thursday; and for Friday it finishes at 5.30pm. 

Every child needs to be signed in and signed out.

Sign IN:

Lower Class: Prep to Year 2 

Middler Class: Year 3 and Year 4 

Upper Class: Year 5 and Year 6 

Sign OUT:

For children with allergy and other health conditions, please remember to drop off and collect their medications from our First Aid Officer at the Information desk. It is located on the Ground Floor. For more information please refer to Allergy, Asthma, and Medication section. 

Things to Bring (Compulsory)

Please DO NOT bring cameras and any electronics devices that can distract the students during VBS. 

Allergy, Asthma, and Medication 

If your child has any allergy or other health condition, by now the committee should have received their asthma / action plans and health information. If you have not done so, please email us your child’s health information and their up-to-date Asthma/ASCIA Action Plan (with their photo attached) as soon as possible otherwise the child will not be able to attend the program. 

Children with allergies and asthma need to bring their medications as stated in their Asthma and/or ASCIA Action Plan. Please do not forget to also bring the spacer for children who have asthma. The medications need to be brought in everyday and given directly to our First Aid Officer at the Information Desk located on the Ground Floor.  Please collect the medication from the same location when you are picking your child each day.

The medication needs to:

Dress Code 

Please wear comfortable and proper attire. There will be outdoor activities, we recommend that students wear a comfortable pair of shoes and clothing. Please bring a raincoat/waterproof and warm jacket.

Dress colour. Please wear the following colour for each day 

VBS badgesChildren will be given embroidered badges on Wednesday. Please iron or pin the patch on the left front of your child's white/orange T-shirt for FRIDAY. If you wish to iron on a T-shirt, please remove the paper cover behind the patch and iron it directly to the T-shirt. Please view this video on how to iron a badge.

Sick / Absent Day

Kindly keep your child at home if they are unwell or exhibit any COVID symptoms. The COVID symptoms to look out for are fever, cough, runny nose / congestion, sore throat, headache, tiredness, loss of smell or altered sense of taste, aches and pains, diarrhoea or vomiting, rash on skin, red or irritated eyes, and/or difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. 

We will appreciate it if you could notify us via email if your child will be absent on the day. This will save us time in trying to reach you and help teachers to anticipate the number of children in their care that day.

Celebration and Presentation Event

Snack Menu

VBS will provide snacks that do not have nuts listed in the ingredients but some traces of nuts may still be found there. You may wish to bring your own snacks for your child if they have allergies.

Here is a list of snacks that VBS will provide. Please check if your child can consume them otherwise, please prepare their own snacks from home.

Wednesday morning

Wednesday afternoon

Thursday morning

Thursday afternoon

Friday morning

Friday afternoon

Friday - Afternoon Tea before Presentation

VBS COVID Safe Policy

Please visit this website to find out more about household contact: 


Therefore, behold, I will make them know,
this once I will make them know my power and my might,
and they shall know that my name is the Lord.
Jeremiah 16:21