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 and Week 11 Pupil Free Days Care

Monday 6 - Thursday 9 April (Week 11) have become pupil free days. OSHC will remain open for those families that still require care for their children on these days. This will be at no cost to families wishing to book into OSHC on these days. Normal Vacation Care fees apply from Tuesday 14 April. 

Due to these changes, OSHC requires that all bookings for the upcoming pupil free days be placed by Thursday 2 April. We are requesting this to ensure that we create an accurate staffing roster and keep within the appropriate student ratios. It also helps us to plan exciting and educational days for the students who attend the service.

We understand that this is a difficult time for all families – if you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, here is a link to the Australian Government additional childcare subsidy page.

This funding will cover the complete cost of all OSHC and child care fees for up to 13 weeks. Families who have lost work or shifts, or income has been reduced can look to access this relief.


Fees

Please view the 2020 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 2020 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.


OSHC Exceeds National Quality Standard

Mercedes College Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) has exceeded the National quality standard following a rigorous assessment of the quality of our service to the OSHC community, only three other services have received this rating.

The Education & Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board of South Australia assessed the quality of our service against the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care taking into account proposed ratings for each of the seven quality areas in the National Quality Standard and the proposed overall rating.


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
E: dgoss@mercedes.catholic.edu.au