OOSH

Santa Sabina College (SSC) operates three separate OOSH services for Kindergarten to Year 6 students on the Primary School Campus. They are: 

  • Before School Care – Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 8:30am
  • After School Care – Monday to Friday from 3:15pm to 6:00pm  
  • Vacation Care – Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm (during school holidays)     

Enrolment at SSC OOSH is separate to enrolment at SSC, so children enrolled in other schools can enrol in any one of the SSC OOSH services.

Different fees are charged for each OOSH service and parents can claim Child Care Subsidy (CCS) if they are meet the CCS requirements. 

Nutritious meals are provided in OOSH services, they include:

  • Before School Care – breakfast
  • After School Care – afternoon and late afternoon tea
  • Vacation Care – breakfast, afternoon and late afternoon tea

Children are required to bring a nutritious morning tea and lunch during Vacation Care.

SSC OOSH service programs compliment children’s learning at home and school and are informed by the nationally approved curriculum My Time Our Place: Framework for School Age Care.

SSC OOSH is rated as Meeting the National Quality Standard.

The SSC OOSH Mission is to be a place between home and school, where children are welcomed by educators and can relax and have fun with friends.

This is what the children have to say:

It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s OOSH!

The children watch the clock closely as the second tick by, 57,58,59… it’s the end of school, excitement is buzzing around as kids rush to be first in line. As they get their name marked off, they sprint inside and rush to the dining table, awaiting a scrumptious, delightful meal. 

Yes, the legend we are talking about is OOSH. Taking the lead at OOSH, is Jessica Fakhry. She is always around to help and treats OOSH as a passion and a part of her life. Working with the teachers: Frances, Elissa, Kathren, Vaidehi and Kamela, they succeed in bringing the children’s passion and interests into everyday activities and they also provide outdoor play when the weather is suitable. 

Every week, Jessica and Frances hold an OOSH meeting, where you can share feedback on the activities and many more. They discuss the importance of the rules and children get to participate by talking about their passion. They then vote for the theme for the next week, guided by all the interests the children have shared. Then comes the part where most children’s excitement build as whispers and gossip going around about who will be the Ooshie of the week. This award could be given for: participation, listening, helping one another and many other reasons.

So watch the seconds tick by as OOSH time is near.

57, 58, 59…

“It’s OOSH time!”

Violet Crowe and Stephanie Wang
Year 5

For enrolment in SSC OOSH and/or enrolment into an OOSH service contact the OOSH Coordinator on Ph. +61 2 9745 7790 or email ooshmail@ssc.nsw.edu.au

 

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