Outside School Hours Care
Immanuel Lutheran College offers an Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program where parents can have peace of mind knowing that their children are well cared for and engaged in safe and fun activities. Outside School Hours Care is available for Prep to Year 7 students and children are provided with a healthy and tasty afternoon tea.
After School Care Opening hours: 3:00pm to 6:00pm each school day.
Cost: $22.50 (less Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR))
Cost: $23.00 (less CCB and CCR) as at 1 January 2018.
Vacation care and student free days opening hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Full day cost: $48.00 (less CCB and CCR)
Full day cost: $49.00 (less CCB and CCR) as at 1 January 2018.
Half day cost (either 8:00am-1:00pm or 1:00pm to 6:00pm): $24.00
Half day cost (either 8:00am-1:00pm or 1:00pm to 6:00pm): $24.50 as at 1 January 2018.
OSHC Forest School
We are very excited to announce that we will be beginning Forest School this term! Forest School is a UK based initiative and is aimed at reconnecting children with nature and outdoor play. The activities completed at Forest School will range from establishing the boundaries, making clay forest creatures, hunting for mini beasts, identifying flora and fauna, to using tools including peelers and bow saws (wearing protective equipment – safety glasses and gloves) to make bush craft and wooden pencils. We also hope to finish off the term with a family campfire celebration roasting marshmallows and drinking billy tea. We will be starting in Week 4 (10 May) and running a six week program each Wednesday afternoon from 3.45-4.45pm. Children of any age can participate and there is no additional cost to your ASC fee. Sarah Cheetham (OSHC Educational Leader) will be running the program as she has completed Level 3 Forest School Leader Training. Tamara Scutts (OSHC Service Leader) will also be completing this training in June and then they will co-run the program with Sarah and OSHC educators’ assistance. If you would like your child to participate or would just like more information about the program please contact OSHC either via email or phone 5477 3418.
The service is conveniently located in its own room next to the Junior School Tuckshop.
ILC OSHC utilises College facilities such as the A.J. Jericho Stadium, pool, sports ovals, lecture theatre, library and computer rooms.
Our staff are committed to ensuring that children are in quality care. Staff are experienced and qualified to provide a safe, friendly and interactive environment. They actively model positive behaviours and values to the children in their care.
As an experienced OSHC provider we have the highest standards of quality assurance in our systems, facilities and programs.
The ILC OSHC programs follow the philosophy of the National Quality Framework for School Aged Care – My Time, Our Place. Our activities assist with all aspects of a child’s physical, intellectual, social and emotional development and are created to meet the five outcomes of the framework which are:
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2: Children are connected and contribute to their world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
Our After School Care and Vacation Care programs are themed around children’s interests which include various sports, craft, cooking activities and current events in the community such as Earth day or ANZAC day. Children are encouraged to form friendships with others in their age group and older children assist younger and new children to settle in. Children and parents are encouraged to help plan activities and their input is valued. The program acts as a guide throughout the Term or holiday period and children are always able to choose to participate in the programmed activity or free play of their choice promoting a sense of agency.
Our Service has been assessed by the Office of Early Childhood Education and Care against the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) Standards. Our last assessment was in December 2014 and we received our rating of EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD on 16 January 2015. Click here to view the ratings for each of the seven Quality Areas.
Our centre is a non-profit organisation and relies solely on fees, subsidies and grants. Fee amounts cover the cost of overheads and excursions only.
Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate
Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) may be available to your family. Please contact your local Centrelink office for eligibility.
ILC OSHC welcomes students from other schools for our Vacation Care program. Students from other schools can also attend our After School Care program (if students are able to be escorted by an authorised contact to the service between 3-3:30pm).
For further information regarding after school or vacation care, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 5477 3418 between 2.00pm-6.00pm on any school day. If the office is unattended please leave a message.
Our billing process:
Accounts are emailed fortnightly and are to be paid as per following:
AFTER SCHOOL CARE: By the end of each fortnight.
VACATION CARE: Fortnightly or paid in full by the end of the Vacation Care period.
For further details on our fee billing and collection please see our parent handbook (link below).
How to make a payment:
Immanuel Lutheran College Outside School Hours Care has a range of payment options available for your convenience. Fees can be paid in person at the centre by cash, cheque, Credit or Debit card during opening hours, by direct deposit or via either of the options below.
Payments can be made by calling 1300 885 175, 24 hours a day. To make a payment using this method please ensure you have the Centre’s Biller Code 225383 and your Account Number handy. Your Account Number is the 9 digit number in the centre of your statement.
In conjunction with Westpac Bank, Immanuel Lutheran College Outside School Hours Care has established a net payment option for our families. Payments can be made through a secure Westpac webpage by clicking the PAY NOW button below. To make a payment via this method please ensure you have your Account Number handy.
Enrolment and Bookings
Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority website (ACECQA) provides practical information so you know what to look for, what questions to ask and where to find answers. You will find information about the NQF, editions of Family News and helpful links. This section also contains details of how to contact your regulatory authority should you have any questions or concerns about education and care.