OSHC Before School Care: A Glimpse into Our Mornings

OSHC Before School Care: A Glimpse into Our Mornings

OSHC is happy to present another edition to the school newsletter, packed with insights into the vibrant life of the before school care program. It’s been just over two years since its inception, and the program has earned enthusiastic approval from our families.

The BSC program offers a diverse range of nutritious breakfast options to fuel students’ minds and bodies. From whole grain cereals to our various toasted options and milk-based drinks, our menu caters for a variety of tastes and dietary needs. It’s clear our students enjoy these options; starting their day with nutritious fuel for learning and fun!

Our diverse range of craft and general activities isn’t just about creativity; it’s about catering to the unique interests and preferences of each student. From painting to origami, we tailor our program to ensure that every individual finds something they love. In partnership with the crafts available, the before school educators also encourage students to engage in free play, as we believe that free play fosters important developmental skills. We understand that through communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, children develop social, emotional, and cognitive abilities. With imaginative activities and physical play, creativity and motor skills are promoted. Our program nurtures well-rounded learners primed for success in and out of the classroom.

Finally, for those students that need a little longer to start their day, the program offers activities such as yoga, singing and ‘just dance’ towards the end of the morning session. These activities stimulate the mind, allowing for a positive and bright classroom arrival.

Gemma Dwyer-Monaghan
OSHC Educator

Learning Outcome 1:1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported.

Learning Outcome 3:2 – Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.

Learning Outcome 4:2 Children use a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching, and investigating.