Philosophy / General Information
St. Marys Outside School Hours Care is a school based centre, subsidised by the Commonwealth and NT Governments. St. Marys OSHC is a non-profit organisation working within the local council and NT & Commonwealth statutes.
St. Mary’s Outside School Hours Care is currently licensed to provide care for:
- After School Care – 75 children
- Before School Care – 75 children
- Vacation Care – 75 children
All staff qualifications and child/staff ratios are in accordance with or better than the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) guidelines and minimum requirements. Children are actively supervised by educators at all times to ensure that they are protected from harm. The ratio of supervision is as follows:
At the service 1 staff for every 15 children
On excursions 1 staff for every 10 children
The management of ST Mary’s OSHC supports in-service professional development for all members of staff and believes that it should continue throughout each staff member’s career. All staff members hold current OCHRE (Working with Children Card). Photos of staff are displayed on the board, near the entrance of the OSHC room so that you are aware of who is caring for your child. Policies and Procedures
St. Mary’s OSHC has an extensive Policy and Procedure manual which reflects the Philosophy and Mission statements of our service. This manual is a large document, which is made available to families in the centre. For easy referencing a copy is kept on the sign in/out desk.
At St Mary’s we value every child as an individual and believe that they are all on a unique journey of discovery and adventure.
We believe that all children have the right to feel safe and secure in our environment
We thank God for our friends
We believe in honesty and Trust
We treat each other with respect.
We encourage children to achieve their full potential to try their best and respect all their differences along the way
Mostly we encourage all the children to have fun and we all try our best to ensure this is possible.
We aim to create an atmosphere where families from all cultures and lifestyles can feel comfortable in the knowledge that their children are in a safe, caring community. Children and adults will engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating negotiated activities that provide for the differing needs of children and that develop a sense of security, self-esteem and the possibility of working as part of a team.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Outside School Hours Care Service
- provides a safe, inviting environment where children engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities.
- encourages children’s desire to grow, to know, and to understand the things around them
- creates a sense of security, self esteem
- enables children to work and play without frequent interruptions and time constraints.
Director/ School Principal Mrs. Jacqui Langdon Fulltime
Assistant Director Mrs. Margaret Redmond Part time Monday and Wednesday 8:30am-5:45pm
Before School Care Leader Mrs. Cindy Lawless Part time 7.00-8.15am
Educators: Katie Baybron and Ayesha Akther
Bookkeeper: Tracy Ambrose-Pearce
Canteen: Julie Robinson and Ayesha Akther
Educators are suitably qualified and experienced to provide the high level of care that we demand.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School OSHC Service
|Address||Lindsay Street, Darwin City, NT 0801|
|GPO Box 2413, Darwin, NT 0801|
|Phone||(08) 8981 9796|
|OSHC Direct line||(08) 8981 6107
|Fax||(08) 8981 5286|
|School Principal||Jacqui Langdonemail@example.com|
|Assistant Director||Margaret Redmondfirstname.lastname@example.org|