Immanuel Lutheran College offers an Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program for Prep to year 6 Students. Parents will have peace of mind knowing that their children are engaging in safe and fun activities. We view children holistically, believe that all aspects of a child’s development are interwoven and hold great value children’s knowledge, skills and understanding of the world.
Each afternoon, children are provided with a healthy and tasty afternoon tea. As we are a community not-for profit organisation it is a pleasure to welcome many children from a variety of schools across the coast and at times interstate.
After School Care Opening hours: 3:00pm to 6:00pm each school day.
Vacation care and student free days opening hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Full day cost: $49.00
Half day cost (either 8:00am-1:00pm or 1:00pm to 6:00pm): $24.50
The service is conveniently located in its own room next to the Junior School Tuckshop at the undercover area. ILC OSHC utilities College facilities such as the A.J. Jericho Stadium, pool, sports ovals, courts, forest, lecture theater, and library
Our Educators 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 behaviors and values to the children. As an experienced OSHC provider we have the highest standards of quality assurance in our systems, facilities and programs.
The ILC OSHC programs follows the National Quality Standards and the School Aged Care Framework– 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 well being 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, swimming, cooking activities and current events in the community. 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 Department of Education against the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) (7) Standards. In January 2015, we received our assessment of EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD. Click here to view the ratings for each of the seven Quality Areas.
Our qualified Forest School Leaders implement our Forest School program during After School Care Term 2 and Term 3 in our beautiful Forest at no additional cost to families. Vacation Care program also holds Forest School-tailored programs such as Loose-Parts play, bush walking, and Camp OSHC. Offering children the opportunity to engage in natural play spaces and experiences allows them to develop resilience, independence and fosters a working partnership between educators, children and the environment. Our approach to Forest School promotes a sense of belonging and empowerment. We aim at achieving this by implementing a program that co-exists with team work, connection to the natural world and developing attributes at their own pace. Allowing children to take considered risks in play for confidence building and a hands on approach to learning are transferable skills to real life experiences. Our Forest School program is planned in accordance with the My Time, Our Place Framework for School Age Care.
As a not-for-profit community service, OSHC is managed by a volunteer Committee that consists of Parent Representatives (currently: Lisa Shirley, Lara Pierce, Abbey Midolo and Rick Cleary), Business Office representative (Frances Eriksen), Head of Primary School/Chairman (Scott Moore) and the OSHC Service Leader (Tamara Scutts). The Committee meet every third Tuesday of the month. All families are welcome.
Child Care Subsidy
Families may be eligible to receive the Child Care Subsidy. The subsidy will be paid directly to the service and you will pay the gap fee. Families are required to complete an Activity and Income Test via the mygov website. Once ILC OSHC has entered in your required bookings, you will need to link our service to your family via the mygov website.
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: Invoices 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. 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 service by cash, cheque, Credit or Debit card during opening hours, by direct deposit or via either of the options below.
Phone Payments 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 on the first page of your invoice.
Net Payments 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.
Enrollment 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.