At OSHC, students participate in organised activities or occupy themselves under the supervision of qualified child care workers.

Contact Mercedes College

540 Fullarton Rd Springfield 5062
South Australia

Ph: +61 (0) 8 8372 3200
Fx: +61 (0) 8 8379 9540

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Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Mercedes College offers an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service which provides care for children before and after school and during the school holidays.

The Programmes offered by OSHC support the learning provided by the College and are approved by the Assistant Principal and Head of the Junior School.

Younger children are kept occupied with organised activities and supervised play. Homework facilities are available for older children.

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Hours of Operation

Before School Care
7.20am - 8.20am (every school day)

After School Care
3.30pm - 6.00pm (every school day)

Vacation Care
7.20am - 6.00pm


Winter Vacation Care Bookings

We are now taking bookings for Winter Vacation Care in the July school holidays. Please complete and return the booking form to OSHC or Strathspey Reception by Monday 25 June 2018. 


Fees

Please view the 2018 Fee Schedule.

Please note there has been a slight increase in OSHC fees from 2 July 2018. 

Before School Care fees have increased from $9 to $10 for a permanent booking and from $11 to $12 for a casual booking.

After School Care fees have increased from $19 to $20 for a permanent booking and from $22 to $24 for a casual booking.

The increase in operating costs in relation to the National Quality Framework and the implementation of the new Child Care Package are ongoing and to ensure we continue to deliver a high quality service and our operations remain viable, the Service must increase fees in line with the increased costs of service provision. There are also the usual increases in salaries and other expenses that will impact upon OSHC for the coming financial year.


2018 Enrolment Forms

Please note we require Student Information and Health/Medical details to be filled out for each individual child. General Consents, Direct Debit Authorisations and session booking forms need only be filled out once per family. It is the obligation of parents/guardians to notify the Director of any changes as soon as possible.

Families will be notified should there be any further amendments to the Enrolment Form.Parents/caregivers are required to fill out this form and return it as soon as possible. It may be emailed to the Director or alternatively, it can be handed directly to an OSHC Educator when picking up or dropping off children. Once enrolled, only new families to the Service will be required to fill out the Enrolment Form, providing there are no changes to your details already supplied.

Please click here for the 2018 Enrolment Form.

Please view and complete the following: Student Acceptable Use Agreement


Change of Personal Details

If your details have changed, please complete the following Change of Personal Details Form.


OSHC Exceeds National Quality Standard

Mercedes College Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) has exceeded the National quality standard following a rigorous assessment of the quality of our service to the OSHC community, only three other services have received this rating.

The Education & Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board of South Australia assessed the quality of our service against the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care taking into account proposed ratings for each of the seven quality areas in the National Quality Standard and the proposed overall rating.


For further information regarding Out of School Hours Care or Vacation Care, please contact

Ms Debbie Goss
Out of Hours School Care Coordinator
P: 8372 3248
E: dgoss@mercedes.catholic.edu.au