At OSHC, students participate in organised activities or occupy themselves under the supervision of qualified child care workers.

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Mercedes College offers an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service which provides care for children before and after school and during the school holidays.

The Programmes offered by OSHC support the learning provided by the College and are approved by the Assistant Principal and Head of the Junior School.

Younger children are kept occupied with organised activities and supervised play. Homework facilities are available for older children.

Hours of Operation

Before School Care
7.20am - 8.20am (every school day)

After School Care
3.30pm - 6.00pm (every school day)

Vacation Care
7.20am - 6.00pm

Vacation Care April 2021

During the School Holidays, Mercedes College offers a Vacation Care program for children from Reception to Year 7. Our activities are linked to the “My Time, Our Place” National Quality Framework for School Age Care, and includes a variety of fun activities at Mercedes, as well as very popular excursions, which vary across Spring, Autumn, Winter and Summer Vacation Care.

Activities on campus include gentle yoga sessions, Animal Capers, arts and crafts, and unique experiences like the "Make Your Own Bear” program. Excursions are always a highlight, including visits to AFL Max, a walk to Mitcham Village and going to see a movie.

Each activity or excursion has a learning outcome, which ranges from special awareness and the ability to move the body safely, to responding to diversity with respect, becoming socially responsible, and showing respect for the environment.

The Vacation Care program is open to children not currently enrolled at Mercedes College.

Details for the Autumn Vacation Care will be available in the second half of Term 1. 


Please view the 2021 Fee Schedule.

Enrolment Forms

Please note we require Student Information and Health/Medical details to be filled out for each individual child. General Consents, Direct Debit Authorisations and session booking forms need only be filled out once per family. It is the obligation of parents/guardians to notify the Director of any changes as soon as possible.

Families will be notified should there be any further amendments to the Enrolment Form.Parents/caregivers are required to fill out this form and return it as soon as possible. It may be emailed to the Director or alternatively, it can be handed directly to an OSHC Educator when picking up or dropping off children. Once enrolled, only new families to the Service will be required to fill out the Enrolment Form, providing there are no changes to your details already supplied.

Please download, complete and return the Enrolment Form if you are a new family to the College of if any of your details have changed: Enrolment Form.

Please view and complete the following: Student Acceptable Use Agreement

Change of Personal Details

If your details have changed, please complete the following Change of Personal Details Form.

Exceeding National Quality Standards

Mercedes College has been assessed against the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care and was awarded a rating of 'Exceeding National Quality Standards'.

For further information regarding Out of School Hours Care or Vacation Care, please contact

Debbie Goss
Out of Hours School Care Coordinator
P: 8372 3248