Outside School Hours & Vacation Care
For students aged 5-12 years
St George College Outside School Hours (OSHC) and Vacation Care caters for students aged 5-12 years. The program is guided by the outcomes defined in the My Time Our Place framework and is enriched with input from students, parents, carers and educators. The My Time Our Place Framework outcomes include:
- Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
- Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Outcome 4: Children and confident and involved learners
- Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
At St George College OSHC and Vacation Care we believe that these outcomes can be achieved through ongoing collaboration with the school, community, parents, carers and importantly the children in our care.
The aim of our program is to provide a safe, engaging and relaxed environment for children. It is designed to meet the recreational and social needs of all the children in our care. Opportunities to develop skills, to learn and continue educational activities related to school will be provided in this context. The children will be encouraged to take part in the development of the program by contributing their ideas, thoughts and feedback. With these ideas in mind Educators and the Coordinator work together to develop a program that is inclusive, exciting and innovative.
Ideas are gained from both formal and informal conversations and brainstorming with students. During Term 3, 2017 the program will focus on the ‘Children developing a sense of belonging to our OSHC group’, this program will develop from the children’s ideas .
We offer Afternoon Tea during After School Care with a menu that incorporates a balance of healthy and varied food options. The children will be encouraged to try new food and explore food from different cultures.
What to expect on the first day:
If your child is in the ELC, Reception or Year One, a staff member will collect them from their classroom at the end of the school day and bring them across to the play room, in the Ahepa Building.
Children are shown where to put their bags and introduced to the staff members. The daily routine will be explained to them, they will be shown where to have a drink, where the toilets are and where to wash their hands.
Expectations of children:
It is expected that all children will be respectful of the staff members, other children, the equipment and their surroundings.
Children are encouraged to, but not forced to participate in all activities.
The Junior school campus provides many versatile areas for all weather activities.
The Junior school courtyard and jungle gym, the block and gymnasium are just some of the areas as well as the versatile open plan area upstairs in the Ahepa building are designed to provide comfort and relaxation. Indoors there is a tabled seating area for projects, activities and homework.
If you have any questions about our OSHC or vacation programs please contact:
M: 0427 991 747