About St Anthony’s - Outside School Hours Care

Outside School Hours Care and Vacation Care

“EXCEEDING” The National Quality Standard

“Our philosophy is to provide stimulating and enjoyable activities in a safe and caring environment for school age children whose parents or guardians work or have other commitments after school and during school holidays.”

The service employs an Educator-Coordinator Mrs Leeza Bailey and Assistants according to the recommended ratio. The service is run from the Outside School Hours Care Room and is eligible for child-care assistance (Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate) through Centrelink.

We accept all children enrolled at St Anthony’s Catholic School and St Anthony’s Catholic Kindergarten.

This service caters specifically for the needs of the St Anthony’s community and as such endeavours to provide a warm, protective, Christian environment for the children and a quality service for the parents.

Our After School Hours Care Program operates Monday to Friday afternoons from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

The program is as follows:

  • 3:00pm Gather and roll completion
  • 3:15pm Afternoon Tea is provided consisting of healthy food choices
  • 3:30pm Organised Games
  • 4:30pm Supervised Games
  • 5:30pm Inside Activities
  • 6:00pm Close

Vacation Care operates throughout the school vacation periods except for a two week over Christmas and New Year.

Vacation Care Hours of Operation are 8:00am to 6:00pm

The Vacation Care Program is developed to cater for the diverse interests of the children attending with the emphasis being on fun and engagement.

Excursions are a valued aspect of Vacation Care and take place throughout the vacation period.

Excursions involve the students in travel by bus to specific venues in the community:

  • The Heritage Village
  • Cinema
  • Flow Environmental Centre
  • Dreamtime Centre
  • Botanical Gardens and Zoo

Guest presenters are also engaged at times as part of our programs:

  • Indigenous Weaving
  • Drumming
  • Pumped Up Sport

Contact Phone: Mobile: 0417 009 706.
Co-Ordinator: Mrs Gemma Vandermeer

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