Outside School Hours Care
Our Aim is in developing the child as a whole, to achieve their full potential with a strong sense of identity and wellbeing, to have a range of skills that build confidence, empathy and abilities. Our holistic approach ensures strong links in partnership between families, the school and local communities with the opportunity for decision making that promotes safety, encourages optimism, happiness and a healthy active life style and an understanding of nutritional values.
Philosophy The purpose of the OSHC program is to provide opportunities for all children to achieve their maximum development intellectually, spiritually, socially, physically and educationally as follows: Core Values
  • Respect (be kind, obedient, courteous, fair and considerate)
  • Responsibility (be honest, helpful, owing actions, caring for the environment and belongings)
  • Resilience (be positive, accept consequences, be open to change, be forgiving and patient.
  • To provide encouragement for children to grow in all areas of spirituality, language, intellectual, physical and social development in a Christian environment.
  • To respect diversity of families and work in partnership with them to provide optimum care
  • To provide optimum care
  • To provide a safe, happy, comfortable and stimulating inside/outside environment
  • To provide care meeting needs of all families using the service
  • To provide opportunities that promotes self-worth as a basis for healthy interpersonal relationships.
  • Foster healthy living through nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine and rest
  • To encourage through all aspects of the program, children’s independence, self-esteem and regard for others.
  • To invite and encourage parent participation
Vacation Care Programs Term Programs for 2019 TBA Hours of Operation Before School Care 6.45am – 8.45am weekdays during school terms After School Care 3.15pm – 6.15pm weekdays during school terms Vacation Program 6.45am – 6.15pm Foundation Free Wednesday 6.45am – 6.15pm each Wednesday of Term 1 only. Pupil Free Days (Term 1 only) OSHC runs every pupil free day except for the Monday of the Melbourne Cup Carnival or unless otherwise notified. Venue We are located in the Gymnasium building – located at the very end of the concrete road from the entrance drive. Phone number: Direct line is: 9365 9341 Emergency only: 0404 624 061 Breakfast Club Children welcome to join us for a healthy breakfast from 7.00am – 8.15am Breakfast Club Closes at 8.15am for staff to continue on with activities Priority of Access Guidelines Gilson College OSHC uses Government priority of access guidelines to determine priority in allocating places. (See Gilson College OSHC Program Policy). Fee Structure A registration fee of $10.00 is charged to families on an annual basis. Permanent Care –Bookings made 1 week in advance except for vacation care in which 2 weeks’ notice is required. Before School Care Program Permanent: $15.00 per child per session Casual Booking Fee: $17.00 per child per session After School Care Program Permanent: $20.00 per child per session Casual Booking Fee: $22.00 per child per session Vacation Care Program Permanent: $55.00 per child per session Casual Booking Fee: $60.00 per child per session Excursions: $ 25.00 unless otherwise notified. Incursion Costs: $20.00 unless otherwise notified Lunch fee: $5.00 per child Foundation Free Wednesdays Permanent: $55.00 per child per session Casual Booking Fee: $60.00 per child per session Lunch fee: $5.00 per child Late fee $ 10.00 first 5 minutes then $1.00 per minute for each child Late Cancellation ASC & BSC $ -1.00 (given on notification of non attendance) Late Cancellation VAC CARE & FOUNDATION FREE DAYS $ -5.00 (given on notification of non attendance)   Study Centre The College operates a study centre which is located in the College Library. From Monday to Thursday and starting at 3:30pm and finishing at 5:00pm this program allows secondary students to have a place where they can study in a quiet environment with access to study resources.  Some parents who are unable to collect their son or daughter before the supervision duty is finished have them in the study centre. There may also be times when a student will be in the study centre at the direction of the teacher because they have failed to complete their homework. The Librarian is on duty as well as a Secondary Teacher who is rostered on for the afternoon to assist students who may have challenges with homework.