Silverton Primary School has a comprehensive program for Before School and After School Care.
Outside School Hours Care (OSHCare) is a care and recreational program for children from Foundation to Grade Six. We offer care both before and after school to children in a safe stimulating and supportive environment.
OSHCare operates in Silverton Primary School's Activity Room. Areas such as the courtyard and playgrounds, the basketball courts and oval are also used in After School sessions to provide a wide range of daily activities.
Before school - $14.00
After School - $18.00
Pupil Free Day - $45.00
Vacation Care - $45.00
ChildCare Benefit is available to all families. To access ChildCare Benefits you must register and apply through Centrelink (13 61 50). All families must have children's and parents Customer Reference Number (CRN) and date of birth on the enrolment form to claim ChildCare Benifits.
If you have children in care at another centre please let OSHCare Coordinator know. This is so parents are charged the correct CCB percentage.
The Before Care program is designed for children who need care prior to the school day. Children may participate in activities such as reading, board games, card games, television, craft, group games, construction, creative play, colouring, drawing and much more. Parents/guardians are required by law to sign their child/ren into the program.
In After School Care children have a choice of structured and unstructured play. The children have a range of activities to choose from, such as group games, cooking, drama, art/craft, music, board games, play station, drawing, outside play and colouring in. Afternoon tea is provided at 3.25pm. OSHCare serves a varied array of food, consisting of fresh fruit and a snack. After School Care finishes at 6.00pm and late fines are incurred after that time.
Attending OSHCare involves filling out an enrolment form available from the school office or OSHCare Program. Once an enrolment form is completed, bookings can be made on a permanent or casual basis. Enrolment forms must be updated each year or when any information changes.
Booking a permanent place at Before or After Care ensures a place is reserved for your child. Booking is recommended for families who require care on a regular basis. Casual bookings can also be made for families who need occasional care. This can be done two ways, by telephoning and speaking to OSHCare staff or leaving a message on the answering machine. Staff will inform your child/ren that are to attend the program After School, if required.
1. Fill in enrolment form and return to Coordinator.
2. Ensure your child is ergistered with Centrelink for CCB.
3. Book your child/ren in for required days or as casuals. COMMUNICATION All Communication is to come from the parents. Staff will not take any verbal messages from your child/ren. Please communicate any bookings, cancellations or messages to the Coordinator or OSH staff directly. You can also leave any messages on the answering machine or leave a written note at the school office.
It is a legal requirement that children are signed in and out of OSH Care. The person collecting them must be parent/guardian or authorized person from the enrolment form. If someone not authorized is to collect your child/ren, please inform OSH staff by means of a written note or phone call leaving information as to who is picking up your child/ren and identification.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding your children please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime. Your child's welfare is important to us. If you would like to speak to the Coordinator, Michelle Johnson, is available in the mornings until 9.00am and in the afternoon from 3.00pm in the Activities Room where the program is held.