Out of School Hours Care (O.S.H.C.)

Out of School Hours Care Centre has been providing a most valuable service to parents since 1980. The Centre which is sponsored by the school's Governing Council is located in the Activity Room which has been specifically modified to allow for active and passive activities. The Centre also utilises other areas of the school to ensure the students have a rich, varied and enjoyable program. You can direct contact the Out of School Hours Care Centre on 83323918.

The Centre underwent Quality Assurance Accreditation in August 2006 and again in October 2008 with outstanding results.

Operating Times

Before School Care 7:15am to 8:30am
After School Care 3:20pm to 6:00pm
School Closure 7:15am to 6:00pm
Vacation Care 7:15am to 6:00pm


Burnside Primary School OSHC aims to provide a caring and safe environment where children are able to participate in planned experiences whilst developing socially, emotionally and intellectually. We expect children to respect people and property. Parents, Staff and Volunteers will be encouraged to participate in decision making.

Additional information and enrolment forms are available from the Front Office or by contacting the centre on 8332 3918.

Vacation Care
The Centre provides a recreation program during the school holidays. The program includes Centre based activities and excursions. Excursions include cinema visits, ice skating, vertical reality rock climbing, bowling, visits to theme parks, craft/cooking and sporting workshops and many more exciting activities.

Pupil Free and School Closure Days
OSHC is open on these days from 7:15am - 6:00pm. Generally these are in-house days where we program for a variety of interests including art/craft activities catering for a range of ages and abilities, organized team games in the gym, outdoor activities including walks to some of the more popular parks in our district, and of course cooking is always a favourite choice with all ages.

Child Care Benefit
Many families/caretakers are eligible for "Child Care Benefit" as a reduction in their OSHC fees. The amount you are entitled to is determined by the Family Allowance Office. You will need to quote our Reference Numbers -
Combined Services BSC and ASC:     555 009 223V
Vacation Care:                                   555 010 088J

Children may be booked into the centre on a permanent basis (ensuring a place for your child) or on a casual basis if space is available. Bookings and Cancellations for Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care are essential. Bookings can be made by telephoning (08) 8332 3918, 24 hours a day. Please leave a message on the machine if the office is unattended.

Additional information and enrolment forms are available from the front office or OSHC

Before School Care - $8
After School Care - $16
Pupil Free Day - $39
Vacation Care $55

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