Hours of Operation


St Mary’s Catholic Primary Outside of School Hours Care Service operates Monday to Friday.

Before School Care 

After School Care  

Vacation Care and pupil free days 

7:00 am – 8:00 am

2.50 pm – 5.45 pm

7.30 am – 5.30 pm


OSHC is closed on all NT Public Holidays and between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Vacation care is offered during school holidays up until Christmas. Vacation care program in January is dependent upon demand from families and staffing availability.

We ask for your cooperation by collecting your child no later than 5.45pm. Late pick-ups are upsetting for the child and stressful for staff. If there is an emergency and you are unable to collect on time, please contact the centre. If your child is not collected on time, a late fee will be charged at $5.00 per minute. The correct time will be recorded on the time out sheet accordingly to the OSHC clock above the door.

Any students needing to attend Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) will need to be booked in by 12:00pm daily in order to secure a casual booking. Any bookings received after this time are approved at the discretion of the school subject to availability. This does not affect students with a full time or recurring bookings. To book your child in to OSHC please email OSHC.SM@nt.catholic.edu.au or call the front office directly on (08) 8981 9796