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Tham Gia School Holiday Program - Southern

Tham Gia (which means To Participate in Vietnamese!) operates during school holidays in the southern regions of Melbourne from early 2022. The program is based on our highly successful Tham Gia Western region program. 

We work in partnership with local community activity providers to host “Come and Try” events for Vietnamese youth experiencing all types of disability and their families. However, our big family day events are open to youth experiencing disability from all cultural backgrounds and their immediate families.

The Tham Gia School Holiday Program is funded through various government grants, so most events are free or require a small donation to participate. 

All events are supported by a team of Extended Families’ Staff who are fully screened and experienced in working with children and youth with disabilities. One - two Vietnamese speaking staff participate at each event.

Tham Gia South Groups 

GroupsCultural backgroundAge of enrolled participantCapacityParent/Carer participationEvent per holiday periodStaff attending
PrimaryVietnamese5-1225 participantsYes1 x 2hr3-5
SecondaryVietnamese13-1825 participantsYes1 x 2hr3-5
Explorer - Arts and Community
Vietnamese16-2310 participantsNo1 x 2hr3-4
Explorer - Sports and RecreationVietnamese16-2310 participantsNo1 x 2hr3-4
Family DayAll 5-2320 familiesYes, including siblings1 x 2hr4-5

If you are interested in participating the Tham Gia South School Holiday Program, please read the brochure for more details and complete the Expression of Interest Form. 

If you have further questions, please contact one of the program’s Project Officers directly. 


Tham Gia Southern Brochure (English)
Tham Gia Southern Brochure (Vietnamese)

Expression of interest forms

Expression of interest - Tham Gia Southern (English)
Expression of interest - Tham Gia Southern (Vietnamese)


Emily Curran - Tham Gia South Program Coordinator (English Speaking)
m: 0480 267 923 
e: emily.curran@extendedfamilies.org.au

Mai Tinh Nguyen - Tham Gia South Program Facilitator (Vietnamese and English Speaking)
m: 0414 703 248
e: mai-tinh.nguyen@extendedfamilies.org.au

Julia Klieber - Project Manager (English Speaking)
m: 04814 571 861 or 04819 55551  
e: julia@extendedfamilies.org.au

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