Our Out of School Program (OOSH) is made up of two separate programs:
- After School Program
- Vacation Care Program
These are high-quality child care for primary school-aged children in a safe, fun environment. They focus on positive learning results which meet the needs and interests of children and their families.
All programs are Child care subsidy approved, which reduces the fees according to families’ income.
Please be aware that we are receiving a significant increase in requests for care and we are not able to accommodate all these requests.
Unfortunately our capacity to offer additional spaces is restricted by the availability of qualified educators and there is currently a signification educator shortage across the education and care sector.
After school care
The After School Program runs during school terms from 3.15pm to 6.15pm, from the Swan Hill Primary School, Gray Street, Swan Hill.
A bus service is available to transport children to the program from:
- Beverford Primary School (have their own bus which transports children to the program)
- Woorinen District Primary School (have their own bus which transports children to the program)
Staff walk and collect children from:
- Swan Hill Specialist School (no bus pickup)
Nutritious snacks are provided at the program.
With the help of children, menus change each term. Children also have the chance to help in the kitchen, developing many life skills.
Children can attend the program daily or weekly. You can discuss with educators what suits you.
The program also supports children’s interests and needs by encouraging them and their families to be involved in the program’s planning with educators.
Educators are always looking to increase the children’s learning through their interests and teaching opportunities.
Some of the program’s activities include:
- Social play
- Physical activities
Please note: We are not currently accepting after school bookings for St Mary’s or Swan Hill North students. After school options for these students is available by contacting St Mary’s Primary School.
The program runs during term holidays from 8am to 6pm each weekday (except public holidays, the last week of December and the first week of January).
- Children can attend the program daily or weekly – subject to availability
- All meals are provided, including any dietary needs
Activities during the program vary depending on availability of staff, weather and other special activities in the community at the time. Some of the many activities children can enjoy are:
- Dance lessons
- Art lessons
- Workshops from visiting artists
- Excursions to the Pioneer Settlement, Steggall Park, Riverside Park and water parks.
Please note: We are not currently accepting vacation care bookings for St Mary’s or Swan Hill North students. Vacation care options for these students is available by contacting St Mary’s Primary School.
Step 1: Enrol your child
Fill in an online Out of School Hours enrolment application.
This form must be completed once each calendar year for each child.
Step 2: Complete a program booking form
|Vacation Care Program – Bookings will open close to the school holidays|
Out of School Hours Care
Phone: (03) 5036 2321
Bookings and cancellations: 0409 236 541
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