OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE

FACILITY FOR SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN


The purpose of our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program is to provide a safe and enjoyable place for children to be when they need to be cared for outside of the College's core hours of operation. 

The service is twofold in that it aims to serve children in our community by providing a safe place where children can opt to work, rest or play in which the values align completely with Sheldon College. Secondly, the service is for the parents who require care for their children in a context that is a continuation of the children’s day and one that is housed conveniently within the College grounds whilst being a separate entity in its own right.

The three services offered at "Our Place" OSHC for students in Preparatory onwards are: Before College CareAfter College Care and Vacation Care (including Student Free Day Care) from 6:30am to 6:15pm.

Kindergarten Students - Before/After Kindy Care and "Kindy Club" Vacation Care.
We also aim to meet your children’s Before/After Kindy Care and Vacation Care needs in Wonderland and Kindergarten.

The Before/After Kindy Care Program is available 5 days a week, on a permanent or casual basis during school term time from 6:30am to 6:00pm. We encourage social interaction, recreation and play between children and educators.

During Vacation Care periods we offer a wide variety of exciting and educational activities from 6:30am to 6:00pm daily, such as arts, crafts, cooking, indoor and outdoor play.

Mission Statement

To provide a quality educational experience in an environment that encourages and enables our students to succeed in a constantly changing world.

To support this Mission Statement, our program aims to provide an educare environment that is:

  • child-centred and reflective of the immediate needs and interests of the children enrolled;
  • built on each child’s developmental levels through the provision of challenging activities to further that development;
  • based on self-initiated leisure activities of an appropriate nature determined by the staff and children and built in a collaborative manner between adults and children
  • family-orientated, where we aim to support the needs of families and;
  • aiming to support the needs of the whole child i.e. physical, social, emotional, personal, creative, cognitive, linguistic and spiritual needs.