Holy Spirit Catholic School 

Outside School Hours Care

Our Philosophy

To provide quality childcare in a warm, friendly and safe environment, where children are given the opportunity to develop their self esteem by active participation in developmentally appropriate activities, to make choices and take on new challenges.  We aim to work in partnership with families, the school and the wider community to help each child achieve their full potential.  In order to facilitate these beliefs our Outside School Hours Care provides care in a way that:

  • Protects the child from harm and creates a caring, supportive and safe environment.

  • Respects each child, his/her family background and considers their dignity and privacy.

  • Promotes the child’s physical health and emotional wellbeing.

  • Provides positive and enjoyable experiences for the child.



  • Meet the children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social and moral developmental needs.

  • To provide meaningful programs that incorporate elements of play with daily life experiences.

  • Are appropriate for the wide range and mixed ages and development levels of the children.

  • To encourage freedom of choice, life-skills and independence within experiences.

  • To support child-initiated play and spontaneous activities.

  • To provide a balance between active and passive, group and individual pursuits.

  • Encourage respect for all people regardless of gender, culture, race, religion, ability or background.

  • To encourage children to be aware and care for their environment.

  • Create opportunities to build links with the community.

  • To support parents/guardians in their primary caregiver role.

Our Service believes children, parents, staff and relevant community members should be treated with respect and their views in relation to the operation of the Outside School Hours Care should be considered and valued.  The Outside School Hours Care encourages open discussion on all issues relevant to the Outside School Hours Care’s operation.

We recognize and respect parents and guardians as the primary caregivers responsible for the upbringing, protection and development of their children.  The Outside School Hours Care aims to support parents in that role, to the greatest extent reasonably possible.

The program is part of the Holy Spirit School community and as such, operates within the guidelines of the school and the Townsville Catholic Education Office.  We encourage a spirit of warmth and respect between parents, the children and their carers.

The service believes that children have the right to have their individual and cultural identity recognized and respected and we value Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as a core part of the nation’s history, present and future.  We seek to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in our day to day practice with children and families through our commitment to learning and reconciliation.

We value ongoing learning and reflective practice as a way to inform and enrich the decisions made the continuously promote positive wellbeing, learning and developmental outcomes for children.                                      


Certifications and Memberships

Holy Spirit OSHC is a fully licenced school age care centre. We are also accredited under the National Childcare Accreditation Council Quality Assurance standards. The most recent Quality Profile in April 2014 placed Holy Spirit Outside School Hours Care above the Good Quality Level in all areas of the Composite Quality Profile. Holy Spirit OSHC is a member of the Active after-School Communities Program. This program allows students to try sports they may not normally get to experience.


Holy Spirit OSHC offers Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care.

Our hours of operation are:
Before School: 6.30-8.30am
After School:    2.50-6.00pm
Vacation Care: 7.30am-6.00pm

For further infomation please phone the centre on 4775 2431.

Quality Improvement Plan 

Please find document below:
Parents and caregivers please provide any feedback to:  oshc@hsstsv.catholic.edu.au

Holy Spirit Outside School Hours Care is Accredited

The National Childcare Accreditation Council Inc has confirmed that Holy Spirit Outside Hours Care is Accredited under Outside School Hours Care Quality Assurance for outside school hours care services.


Principal: Ms Geraldine Egelton

Hatchett Street
Cranbrook Qld 4814

P: (07) 4779 4255 or (07) 4775 3291
F: (07) 4779 7580
E: crnbrk@tsv.catholic.edu.au

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