Star of the Sea OSHC is a school age care service providing Before and After school care and Vacation Care for children and families at Star of the Sea and the wider Hervey Bay community and is managed by Centacare Child Care Services.
Our service aims to provide fun recreational programs for children. We use the ‘My Time, Our Place’ framework for School Age Care. Educators collaborate with children to provide play and leisure opportunities that are meaningful to children and support their wellbeing, learning and development.
Our Educators provide a setting where children:
- Socialise with friends in a relaxed environment
- Engage with staff and peers in quality programs developed collaboratively by the children and staff
- Experience recreational activities that challenge and stimulate their physical and social development
- Can enjoy play and have fun with their peers.
Breakfast and Afternoon Tea are offered at Before and After School Care during Term time and consist of healthy choices including cereal, toast, fruit and a variety of snack options e.g. sandwiches, pikelets, Rice Cakes, etc. Afternoon tea is also offered during Vacation Care.
Permanent and Casual bookings are available. If you should require a casual booking you will need to contact the service to check availability. All families are required to fill out enrolment forms prior to their child commencing at the service. Information and Enrolment forms are available below.
OSHC actively promotes the physical health and wellbeing of children and participates in the Active After School Communities program which provides funding for services to engage the expertise of coaches in multiple sports disciplines. These are programmed twice weekly during term time and have included Tennis, Gymnastics, Austag to name just a few.
OSHC Hours of Operation
Before School Care – 6:30am to 8:30am, Monday to Friday, Term Time (excluding Public Holidays)
After School Care – 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, Term Time (excluding Public Holidays)
Vacation Care – 7:00am to 6:00pm
Pupil Free Days – 7:00am to 6:00pm