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Out of School Hours Care

Our Aim is in developing the child as a whole, to achieve their full potential with a strong sense of identity and wellbeing, to have a range of skills that build confidence, empathy and abilities.

Our holistic approach ensures strong links in partnership between families, the school and local communities with the opportunity for decision making that promotes safety, encourages optimism, happiness and a healthy active life style and an understanding of nutritional values.


The purpose of the OSHC program is to provide opportunities for all children to achieve their maximum development intellectually, spiritually, socially, physically and educationally as follows:

Core Values

  • Respect (be kind, obedient, courteous, fair and considerate)
  • Responsibility (be honest, helpful, owing actions, caring for the environment and belongings)
  • Resilience (be positive, accept consequences, be open to change, be forgiving and patient)


  • To provide encouragement for children to grow in all areas of spirituality, language, intellectual, physical and social development in a Christian environment.
  • To respect diversity of families and work in partnership with them to provide optimum care
  • To provide optimum care
  • To provide a safe, happy, comfortable and stimulating inside/outside environment
  • To provide care meeting needs of all families using the service
  • To provide opportunities that promotes self-worth as a basis for healthy interpersonal relationships.
  • Foster healthy living through nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine and rest
  • To encourage through all aspects of the program, children’s independence, self-esteem and regard for others.
  • To invite and encourage parent participation

Vacation Care Programs

Term Programs for 2019 TBA

Hours of Operation

Before School Care

6.45am – 8.45am weekdays during school terms

After School Care

3.15pm – 6.15pm weekdays during school terms

Vacation Program

6.45am – 6.15pm

Foundation Free Wednesday

6.45am – 6.15pm each Wednesday of Term 1 only.

Pupil Free Days (Term 1 only)

OSHC runs every pupil free day except for the Monday of the Melbourne Cup Carnival or unless otherwise notified.


We are located in the Gymnasium building – located at the very end of the concrete road from the entrance drive.

Phone number:

Direct line is: 9365 9341
Emergency only: 0404 624 061

Breakfast Club

Children welcome to join us for a healthy breakfast from 7.00am – 8.15am
Breakfast Club Closes at 8.15am for staff to continue on with activities

Priority of Access Guidelines

Gilson College OSHC uses Government priority of access guidelines to determine priority in allocating places. (See Gilson College OSHC Program Policy).

Fee Structure

A registration fee of $10.00 is charged to families on an annual basis.
Permanent Care –Bookings made 1 week in advance except for vacation care in which 2 weeks’ notice is required.

Before School Care Program

Permanent: $15.00 per child per session
Casual Booking Fee: $17.00 per child per session

After School Care Program

Permanent: $20.00 per child per session
Casual Booking Fee: $22.00 per child per session

Vacation Care Program

Permanent: $55.00 per child per session
Casual Booking Fee: $60.00 per child per session
Excursions: $ 25.00 unless otherwise notified.
Incursion Costs: $20.00 unless otherwise notified
Lunch fee: $5.00 per child

Foundation Free Wednesdays

Permanent: $55.00 per child per session
Casual Booking Fee: $60.00 per child per session
Lunch fee: $5.00 per child

Late fee

$ 10.00 first 5 minutes then $1.00 per minute for each child

Late Cancellation ASC & BSC

$ -1.00 (given on notification of non attendance)


$ -5.00 (given on notification of non attendance)

Study Centre

The College operates a study centre which is located in the College Library. From Monday to Thursday and starting at 3:30pm and finishing at 5:00pm this program allows secondary students to have a place where they can study in a quiet environment with access to study resources. Some parents who are unable to collect their son or daughter before the supervision duty is finished have them in the study centre. There may also be times when a student will be in the study centre at the direction of the teacher because they have failed to complete their homework. The Librarian is on duty as well as a Secondary Teacher who is rostered on for the afternoon to assist students who may have challenges with homework.

Outside School Hours Care Policies & Publications

All our policies can be found HERE.