outside school hours care : general information
Please fill out and return your OSHC 2013 enrolment form as soon as possible.
Change of Permanent Booking Request Form
In the event of any changes to permanent bookings, families are requested to return the completed form. This can be done via email or directly to a member of the OSHC team.
The philosophy of the OSHC Program is:
To provide primary school-aged childcare for the Richmond Primary School community which is community-based, flexible and meets need for children to be cared for in a creative, stimulating, safe and secure environment after school.
We aim to provide a caring, challenging and safe environment where children are able to participate in planned experiences whilst developing socially, emotionally and intellectually.
Our program fosters children's individuality, recognizes individual needs and promotes the physical health and well being of all children
We expect children to respect people and property. Parents/Caregivers, staff and volunteers will be encouraged to participate in decision making. We acknowledge and are sensitive to the cultural backgrounds of families.
Hours of Operation
Before Care: 7.45-8.45am
After Care: 3.30-6.00pm
The Children's Program
The OSCH Program will offer a planned, flexible and balanced Service that will respond to children's interests, needs and stages of development.
Before School Care is open from 7.45 to 8.45am every morning of the school term. A parent or caregiver must sign in the children. A very informal program is offered in the morning with simple activities and quick games. At 8.45 children are allowed to go out into the playground where a yard duty teacher will be supervising.
After School Care commences at 3.30pm. A staff member signs children in as they line up. As children arrive they wash or sanitize their hands and may choose to have informal afternoon tea, which is offered till 4.15pm and are free to participate in organised activities or free play. A second snack is offered at 5.15pm. Some options and clubs to choose from include:
- A plethora of daily crafts and art
- Construction, board games, books
- Outdoor play on the jungle gym, grass oval or sandpit
- Dress ups/Imaginative Play
- Table Tennis
- Science Experiments Club
- Little Chefs Cooking Club
- Computer Club
- Active After School Communities Program. Term 2- Volleyball, Circus Skills and Tennis.
Please note the OSHC Service has a separate phone line to the school.
Out of School Hours Co-ordinators
Mia Hills firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucia Di Mauro email@example.com
Contact number: 03 9421 8901