Vacation Care is the care that is provided during the school holidays. OSHC generally operates every week day of the school holidays except for public holidays and the week between Christmas and New Years. We are well-known in the community for providing an action-packed, exciting Vacation Care Program that offers 3 excursions a week (weather permitting). We plan our in-days at OSHC so they are just as action packed as excursions so that the children can enjoy their holidays.
Our program becomes available on the Friday of Week 5 each term for the upcoming Vacation Care. Please ensure that you go on to FullyBooked and complete your bookings as soon as possible to avoid days being booked out.
During Vacation Care you must provide your child/ren with recess, a packed lunch* and a drink bottle. If they arrive without lunch they will be provided with a sandwich and the cost will be added to your account.
*Please also be aware we have some children at our service with anaphalaxis to nuts so please take this into account when packing your child's lunch.
Children must also arrive at OSHC with suitable clothing, footwear and a bucket/brimmed hat. If children arrive on an excursion day without a hat then they will be supplied with a new one and the cost of $9.00 will be added to your account.
The times on the program are departure and return times. Anyone dropping their children off after this time will be asked to make other care arrangements for that day. Group time commences at this time and this allows us to prepare children for the excursion or visitor. Most days we have about 80 children to organise into groups, discuss specific venue guidelines, provide sunscreen, check hats/ lunches etc. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Please also remember it is your legal responsibility to sign your child in and out of OSHC each day.
Each Christmas Holidays a group of up to 40 children in Years 4, 5, 6 and 7 have the opportunity to take part in a 3 day camp with OSHC. The location of the camp changes from year to year, some of the more recent camps include Woodhouse, Adelaide Shores Caravan Park and Narnu Farm.
Each camp offers unique experiences such as Challenge Hill, Surf Lifesaving and Horse Riding and many other activities including Bowling, Mini Golf, Night Walks and Team Building Games.
More information about camp is generally available in the Term 3 or 4 newsletter and in the Vacation Care Program. Please keep an eye out for this information if you are interested.
Our Sleepover alternates between a sleepover at OSHC with a bus trip to the Brewery Christmas lights and the Zoo Snooze at Adelaide Zoo. Sleepover is in the Christmas Vacation Care and is for children aged between 6-8. More information about sleepover is generally available in the Term 3 or 4 newsletter and in the Vacation Care Program. Please keep an eye out for this information if you are interested.
BIG VAC OUT
This event is hosted every 2 years at Settlers Farm in the first week of Christmas. It is a carnival-like event for services across South Australia to attend. The event has grown to a day that has over 1000 children entering the gates from over 25 OSHC Services across South Australia. Activities on the day include, The Wipeout, Fun factory, Pony rides, Animal nursery, Dunking machine, Chair-o-plane and facepainting just to name a few.