Welcome to the Macedon Primary School Combined Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Service. We aim to provide your child/ren with care of the highest possible standard within a safe, secure and stimulating environment.
In response to the community needs of the Macedon area, Macedon Primary School Council in 1988 established and now operates a Combined Out of School Hours (OSHC) Service. The Service incorporates Before School Care and After School Care.
The Service operates to provide a high quality primary school-aged care in a safe, enjoyable and caring environment. It is provided at minimal cost and enables parents to pursue options leading to employment, training, recreation and the pursuit of personal interests. The Service includes a wide variety of activities that are prepared and implemented in a friendly environment, which accounts for children’s social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical and creative needs. In this way the Service endeavors to complement the school’s activities and be consistent with the school’s policies and practices.
Rhonda Amos is the Coordinator for the After School program, with assistance from Karen Nicholls and Vicki Leening. The program runs from 3:30pm – 6:30pm and staff remain until the last child is picked up.
Vicki Leening is the Coordinator for the Before School program, with assistance from Helen Belcher. The program runs from 7:00am – 8:45am.
All families planning on using our Service need to complete a full enrolment form for all new students. Students previously enrolled in our service will complete an update form each year which is emailed out in the November of the previous year. It is very important to have current contact numbers and people listed who are authorised to collect child/ren. Bookings are then made through the Coordinators during the program or during school hours by telephoning the office on 5426 1518 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , and can be either on a permanent or casual basis.
The program comes under the Education and Care National Regulations 2011, and Education and Care National Law 2010, and works within the OSHC National Framework.
Each week a program plan is displayed in the Communication Book with a broad outline of activities. Child initiated activities are an important part of our program and are noted on the plan as they happen.
Breakfast is available at Before School Care.
At After School a healthy two course afternoon tea is provided
The snack is varied and where possible children’s preferences are included;
A plate of seasonal fruit/vegetables is offered.
Staff are hands-on and build a trusting relationship with your child/ren. Our objective is to have an environment the children feel welcome and comfortable in. Your input as parents is very important to us and we welcome any involvement or suggestions.
The staff are looking forward to getting to know your family and particularly your child/ren during the year.
Before School Care
Late cancelation/no show fee
$15 in the morning – as per the current policy.
Before school care cancellation – OSHC must be informed no later 7:30am on the morning of the booking.
$22 in the afternoon – as per the current policy.
After school care cancellation – OSHC must be informed no later than 11:30am on the morning of the booking.
Late pick up fee
$30 per 30 minutes – As per the current policy.
Before School Care
Before School Care Hours
7:00 – 8:45am
- Breakfast provided
- Please book ahead of time as places cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins
After School Care
After School Care Hours
3:30 – 6:30pm
Karen Nicholls and Vicki Leening
- Afternoon tea provided
- If you do not require a place for your child, please ensure you cancel before 11.30am on the day, otherwise a late cancellation fee may be charged
Macedon Primary School Council plays a key role at Macedon Primary School, and being a member of the School Council is a rewarding and challenging experience. Acting as a team, Council supports the Principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.
Good governance strengthens community confidence in the Council and helps to ensure the Council’s reputation is maintained and enhanced. Good governance enables the Council to perform efficiently and effectively and to respond strategically to changing demands and educational challenges.
What is a school council?
Is a legally formed body that is given powers to set the key directions of a school
Is the major governing body of the school
Plays an important role in school accountability and improvement processes
Endorses the key school planning, evaluation and reporting documents
Objectives of school council:
Assist in the efficient governance of the school
Ensure students’ best interests are primary
Enhance the educational opportunities for students
Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations
What is the function of school council?
Establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school’s community
Participate in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
Develop, review and update school policies
Develop, review and monitor the Student Engagement Policy and the School Dress Code
Raise funds for school-related purposes
Approve the annual budget and monitor expenditure
Maintain the school’s grounds and facilities
Enter into contracts (e.g. cleaning, construction work)
Report annually to the school community and to DEECD
Generally stimulate interest in the school in the wider community
School council does not…
Manage the school
Employ ongoing teaching staff with no fixed date for termination
Represent sectional interests
Renew the principal’s contract or hire and fire the school principal
Determine class allocations
Discuss individual issues between teachers and students and/or parents
Purchase land or buildings
Enter into hire purchase agreements or obtain credit or loan facilities, unless authorised by the Minister
School Council Elections are held annually as positions become vacant. Each School Councillor holds position for two years. If more people nominate than there are vacant positions an election is held. Each nominee provides a brief statement and ballot papers are distributed to parents. No campaign literature supporting candidates or groups of candidates may be distributed or posted in the school and no school resources, whether human or material, may be used to support particular candidates or groups of candidates. Votes are receipted and registered at the office, and counted upon close of voting.