There is not much to report for OSHC this past week, as it has been such a short week between the Queen’s Birthday public holiday and the school being partially closed on Friday due to the funeral of the school business manager, Melanie Burton.
On the days we were at the service it has been a good week, with the afternoons generally being filled with happy, engaged children.
Popular activities this past week have included LEGO, Twister, Draughts, Snakes and Ladders, imaginative play, experimenting with magnets, gymnastics tricks, basketball drills and obstacle course construction. Unfortunately winter has caught up with us, and we had limited opportunities to enjoy outdoor play.
At Camp Australia: Drysdale Primary School OSHC, we are very proud to announce that School Holiday Care is coming to Drysdale Primary School for the first time this coming set of holidays. The Program has now been released, and bookings are now open. If you would like to book your child into holiday club, or to view the program please go to https://www.campaustralia.com.au/holidayclubs. Copies of the program are also available at the service. If you would rather your child attend a different School Holiday Program, there are also Camp Australia School Holiday Programs running at Ocean Grove Primary School, Geelong East Primary School, Fyans Park Primary School, Clairvaux Catholic Primary School and Montpellier Primary School.
Parents, please be reminded that there has been a change to the bookings structure at Camp Australia. This may result in a change in the amount you are paying to use the service, If you have any questions go to https://www.campaustralia.com.au/flexibility or call 1300 105 343. The most notable change is the additional fees you will be charged if your child
* Does not attend the service on a day when they were booked in without being cancelled through the Camp Australia head office. (cancellations made through us at the service do not count in terms of this.)
* Does attend the service on a day when they are not booked in through the Camp Autralia Head Office (bookings and cancellations made through us at the service do not count in terms of this)
* Was booked in late through Head Office (less than 48 hours prior to sessions (if you have a Gold level membership this will not apply.
Depending on your membership level these fees range from between $10 to $20 per child per session. If you need to pick up your child from school at 3:30 on a day when they are booked in we STRONGLY advise that you walk them to OSHC, we will sign them in, you can sign them out, and you can continue on, as by doing this you will avoid paying these excess fees. Alternatively, if your child is picked up from school early, or is home sick, PLEASE contact head office and inform them. There are flyers available at OSHC with more information.
A friendly reminder for parents that for staffing and catering purposes children should be booked into OSHC through the Camp Australia head office, or if it is impractical to do so, through a staff member at OSHC. Where possible bookings and cancellations should be made through the Camp Australia Head Office website https://www.campaustralia.com.au/ or phone number, which is 1300 105 343. This is to ensure that we have adequate numbers of staff present to care for your children, and that we have prepared enough food to go around at snack time.