Out of School Hours Care
The Panton Hill Out of School Hours Service was established over 20 years ago. We provide a Before School Care Program from 7:00am to 8:45am and an After School Care Program from 3:20pm to 6:00pm. Both programs are funded by the Commonwealth Government to provide Child Care Benefit to eligible families. It is an integral part of Panton Hill Primary School, meeting and supporting the needs of families so parents can confidently pursue work, study and leisure commitments.
We aim to provide quality childcare in a creative, stimulating, safe and secure environment promoting learning and development with emphasis on play, social interactions and recreation. The program runs from the old school residence within the school grounds. The building is dedicated for use by the Service only and provides a warm, welcoming and caring environment where children, families and staff can feel comfortable and secure in the surroundings and facilities it offers.
Panton Hill Primary OSHC is an accredited Child Care provider registered with the National Childcare Accreditation Council to participate in the OSHC Quality Assurance process.
Our programs include a wide variety of planned activities such as art and craft, sport, educational challenges and cooking. Activities are designed to encourage participation of all children regardless of age, gender, cultural background and ability.
An OSHClub handout explaining OSHC in more detail, including charges can be found in the information pack.
After school care can be arranged on an occasional (casual) or permanent basis. You can contact the OSHC coordinator Melanie Maloney on 9719 7329 or 9719 7202. The service also provides a 24hour, seven day answering machine service.
Policy approved by School Council states that children who are not collected by 3:50pm be placed in After Hours School Care and that normal fees apply. All users of the program are required to register with Centrelink as they may be eligible for fee reduction.
2015 saw the introduction of the Sporting Schools program funded by the Australian Institute of Sport. This program runs two afternoons a week, for approximately 7 weeks each term. It is free to all children attending and includes such activities as softball, athletics, football,cricket, volleyball,soccer and basketball.