Before School Care
After School Care
(Outside School Hours
Care) - Prep to Grade 9
Connections is based at Whites Hill State College (Abbott street entrance) and welcomes
all families to participate in our child care service.
Care is also available to families who do not attend Whites Hill State College
particularly during school holidays). Enquiries are welcome throughout the year.
School Care 6.30am to
Relaxed, informal atmosphere where children can participate in quiet activities.
Outside play or enjoy our interactive inside space.
Breakfast is provided, if required, at a cost of $1 per child. This will include cereal, toast with various spreads, fruit, water and on special days bacon and eggs or pancakes.
Experiences include arts and craft, cooking, indoor/outdoor games.
Homework support for Year 3 and up, learning stations and free play choices.
Afternoon tea is provided, no extra cost.
Area for children to express their ideas and thoughts on what they would like to incorporate into the after school care/vacation care program and weekly menu.
Care 6.30am to 6pm
(limited vacancies so be sure to book early)
Our program for children during the holidays incorporates the values of family life, learning & engaging experiences.
Programming will include excursions and other recreational, sporting and creative experiences.
Afternoon tea is provided. Please send a nutritious and plentiful lunch each day, with ice bricks.
We encourage the children to participate in Programming and Planning. Discussions are held with the children on a regular basis to brainstorm the program.
enrolments are available for Vacation Care and families from the local and
surrounding areas are welcome to access the service.
Group - BSC, ASC and VAC - Years 6 to 9
Our service provides families with the peace of mind that young people in Years 6 to 9 are offered care in a safe and engaging environment.
Our youth group facility is designed so students learn and develop new skills through experiences.
Homework and self-guided study is encouraged.
Each program incorporates their ideas and interests associated with their age group. Your child (while supervised) will be given the opportunities to encounter and engage with life lessons, enjoy social interactions with their friends and have fun.
vision is to create a Play
environment. Children can actively play or ‘just chill’ in a safe and secure
setting. We encourage families to interact with their children, while
families and educators build positive partnerships. The service strives to
create a space where each unique child or young person is provided with an
interactive environment that allows & promotes; Play, Growth, Learning
while developing each unique skill set, as our Educators nurture each child's
strengths and interests.
We aim to provide a physically safe and emotionally
secure setting that is clean, safe and welcoming. This environment
provides opportunities where children can have fun, explore, socialize and
expend their interests using a variety of experiences.
We encourage a supportive confidence-building
atmosphere that promotes physical, emotional, intellectual, creative and
The protection of each child from physical or emotional
harm of any kind is the obligation of each member of our community.
Staff, parents, educators and members of the wider community will have
the opportunity to communicate their ideas, feelings and concerns in
an atmosphere of respectful consultation
service supports children attending extracurricular activities on campus that
are run by the P&C Association, Whites Hill State College or other
accredited organisations. An OSHC educator can drop off and pick up children
from lessons with permission forms in place.
Swimming Club - Swimming lessons to squad
Tennis Lessons during Before School Care
Other seasonal activities e.g. Soccer and AFL
Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate
can apply for Child Care Benefit & Child Care Rebate through the Department
of Human Services.
is the parent’s responsibility to apply for CCB & CCR and until such time
that the FAO advises us of your eligibility we will charge full
Child Care Rebate is also available for parents to reduce their out of pocket
expenses and this can be paid to the service for fee reduction. Families
can nominate for CCR to be paid direct to service.
EXAMPLE (depending on individual circumstances) some families pay: $.50
to $5.45 out of pocket for Before School Care, $1 to $8.45 out of pocket
for After School Care and $2 to $18 a day out of pocket for Vacation Care
Connections OSHC is a subcommittee of the Whites Hill State College P&C