After College Hours & Vacation Care
Phone Number: 0447 548 003
Emmanuel Anglican College offers After College Hours Care (ACHC) and Vacation Care (VC) programs. Our Educators offer a warm, caring and safe environment with an interest-based program that actively supports your child in their learning and development. The programs are guided by the My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care in Australia and is based on the seven areas identified under the National Quality Framework as priorities across the development, implementation and review stages:
- Educational program and practice,
- Children’s health and safety,
- Physical environment,
- Staffing arrangements,
- Relationships with children,
- Collaborative partnerships with families and communities, and
- Governance and Leadership.
Our programs incorporate fun play, leisure and learning activities and children are able to engage in a variety of supervised and structured learning and recreational activities each session. Children will have the opportunity to rotate through activities in accordance with their individual preferences, social interactions and support needs. Activities are optional and children can choose to engage in what they are interested in. It may be purely recreational and play based activities but may also include:
- Homework support,
- Physical activities to develop fitness and coordination,
- Creative art projects,
- Music and drama experiences,
- Activities based on the development of social skills including board games, and
- Knowledge and skills sharing.
Hours of Operation
After College Hours Care runs from 3:00pm - 5:30pm every day of the school term, excluding student free days. Students should bring some additional food for afternoon tea.
Vacation Care runs from 8:00am - 4:30pm, during College term holiday breaks and on staff professional development days. Students should bring:
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea,
- A clearly labelled drink bottle containing fresh drinking water,
- A hat, and
- A bag for their belongings.
After College Hours Care and Vacation Care Fees are available on the Enrolments Page of the College website.
How to make a booking
To make a booking into After College Hours Care or Vacation Care, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you already have a My Family Lounge login, you can manage your booking through the website or app.
Vacation Care Program
A weekly program is planned by our staff and published for each vacation period. The schedule of activities lets you know what is happening during the week and allows your child to prepare or bring special items if desired.