St Mary’s boasts dedicated before- and after-school as well as vacation care facilities that cater for students from Kindergarten to Year 6, as well as their siblings.
The Centre has use of the school pool, hall, tennis courts, sporting ovals and Junior School climbing equipment. We also have a wide range of toys, games and art materials as well as outdoor play equipment. Your child may also complete homework tasks at our Centre to allow more time to spend together as a family when returning home after a busy day.
The St Mary’s Out of School Care approach encompasses ‘My Time, Our Place’ - a national framework developed for school age care in Australia. The framework acknowledges the importance of exploration, play and leisure in children’s learning and development and that their learning is not limited to any time or place. Developing life skills and a sense of enjoyment are emphasised. The framework recognises the importance of social and emotional development and communication in learning through exploration, play and leisure.
The five outcomes for children are:
• Children have a strong sense of identity.
• Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
• Children have a strong sense of well-being.
• Children are confident and involved learners.
• Children are effective communicators.
Open Monday to Friday during school terms from 7.00am to 9.00am. Children are walked to their classrooms at 8.25am. Children in Kindergarten and Pre-primary are taken to class by a staff member at 8.30am. Breakfast is served between 7.00am and 8.00am. Our menu is displayed on our parent notice board.
Open Monday to Friday during school terms from 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Kindergarten, Pre-primary and Year 1 children are collected by the Play Leader immediately after school. Years 2 to 6 make their own way to Out of School Care. Afternoon tea is served at 4.15pm daily. Our menu is displayed on our parent notice board.
We offer two options in our After-School Care:
1. Early pick-up: Children are collected from class and supervised at our Out of School Care (OOSC) until 4.15pm.
2. Regular pick-up: Children are collected from class, afternoon tea is provided, and they have the option to complete homework tasks, participate in activities or enjoy our other activities and games until our closing time of 6.00pm.
End of Term – Early Pick-up
OOSC is open earlier at the end of each term. We collect children from Kindergarten and Pre-primary at 12noon, and Year 1 at 12.15pm. Years 2 to 6 make their own way at 12.30pm. The Centre is open until 6.00pm.
The Centre is closed.
Our Centre offers a full day program for selected vacation care days from 7.30am to 6.00pm. Please note that all days may not be available due to numbers.
Our Vacation Care Program includes a range of incursions and excursions from ideas brought forward by children and families at the Centre. A program is available showing each day’s activities prior to the school holiday period from the OOSC Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Morning and afternoon tea are served on all Vacation Care days. Families are required to provide their child with a packed lunch and water bottle.
Children must wear enclosed shoes to all outings and shirts with capped sleeves. If a child wears unsuitable clothing, an OOSC shirt will be supplied.
Is open to all children from Kindergarten to Year 6 who attend St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, and their siblings; however, families are responsible for arranging transport between schools. All families are required to provide the Centre with a completed enrolment form prior to their child commencing care.
How to Find Us
We are located behind Hearn Hall, with parking available directly outside the Centre.