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OSHC & Vacation Care

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) and Vacation Care is available for families at both the Annandale and North Shore Junior School Campuses.  

Information regarding Townsville Grammar School OSHC & Vacation Care Program, including bookings and contact details is outlined below.

Learn more | Contact our OSHC Co-ordinator:

Ms Joanne Stockwell
OSHC Co-ordinator
07 4412 4857 (Annandale Campus)   or  07 4412 6604 (North Shore Campus)
oshc@tgs.qld.edu.au

Operating Hours & Numbers

Annandale Campus (OSHC & Vacation Care)

  • Before School Care: 7:00 - 8:30am
  • After School Care: 3:00 - 6:00pm
  • Vacation Care Days: 7:00am - 6:00pm

These hours are strictly adhered to at all times.

OSHC is a fully licensed and accredited childcare service. The State Government will allow us to care for 105 children at Before School Care and Vacation Care each day. There are rare circumstances when we are allowed to accept additional children, such as during periods of family crisis and/or emergencies.

North Shore Campus (OSCH & Vacation Care)

  • Before School Care: 6:30 - 8:30am
  • After School Care: 3:00 - 6:00pm
  • Vacation Care Days:  6:30am - 6:00pm

These hours are strictly adhered to at all times.

OSHC is a fully licensed and accredited childcare service. The State Government will allow us to care for 64 children at Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care each day. There are rare circumstances when we are allowed to accept additional children, such as during periods of family crisis and/or emergencies.

Bookings + Childcare Benefit & Rebate

Bookings

For bookings, please contact either of our OSHC Centres at Annandale or North Shore.

Annandale Campus OSHC:  4412 4857

North Shore Campus OSHC: 4412 6604.

Parents can request an information package including the necessary Enrolment Forms to be completed prior to attendance.

Places are not held or guaranteed unless a written OSHC Enrolment Form has been received and confirmed. This form is also available at OSHC.

Places need to be reapplied for annually.

New families are encouraged to contact OSHC upon confirmation of enrolment at Townsville Grammar School, as places generally fill up very quickly for each program.

Childcare Benefit

This service is offered to most families by the Federal Government via Centrelink.

Parents should contact Centrelink on 136150 to arrange Childcare Benefit based on their personal circumstances.

There are a number of options for families with this service and Centrelink will advise accordingly.

What to Bring

Parents are asked to supply:

  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Morning Tea and Lunch (unless otherwise stated)
  • Medications (which must be signed in)
  • Personal water bottle

Children must be correctly attired and remain in full school uniform for Before and After School Care.

All information is available via OSHC staff. 

OSHC Programs, Staff & Governance

Programs

Outside School Hours Care has a legal obligation to meet certain developmental requirements within their programming, as does any form of licensed childcare under both State and Federal regulations.

Activities offered need to be age/stage appropriate and cover the Physical, Social/Emotional, Cognitive, Language, Cultural and Aesthetic areas of human development.

Activities offered are based on the likes of the children in attendance. 

Staff

The staff at OSHC must have appropriate Childcare qualifications as stated in the regulations to work within this industry.

All staff must hold a current Queensland Working With Children Blue Card.

The staff are employed by Townsville Grammar School to operate OSHC, and are people who have the necessary qualifications and commitment to the overall development, quality care and personal safety of all children in attendance.

The staff's aim is to develop a trusting and caring relationship with the children, and to foster their development whilst taking into consideration their individual needs.

Governance

OSHC services in general operate within the framework of:

  • Education and Care National Regulations
  • Education and Care Service National Law
  • Centrelink Act
  • Child Protection Act
  • Workplace Health and Safety Act and Regulations

The Board of Trustees of Townsville Grammar School ensure that OHSC staff reflect the recommended practices stated by all of the above Acts, by appropriate programming and up to date documentation such as Policies, Procedures and Risk Management documents.

Staff are regularly encouraged to undertake Professional Development in many areas to ensure that the service delivery remains up to date at all times.