School & Vacation Care

OOSH School & Vacation Care

OOSH Policy

Before School Care

Before School Care is available for Newcastle Grammar School Kindergarten - Year 4 students from 7.10am.

After School Care

Students take part in a range of activities including games, craft and cooking. Year 3 and above children have the opportunity to do their homework.

Vacation Care

A Vacation Care programme is run each school holiday period between the hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm. Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 are involved in a range of activities including outings, sport, craft, art, cooking and play. Vacation Care operates in the Practical Activities Room at Park Campus.

All children must be booked into OOSH via Xplor.

Only emergency bookings will be accepted after 1pm and these will incur a late fee of $25 per child. Vacation Care bookings must be booked before 4pm the day prior. 

The FlexiSchools cut off time for booking your child into Newcastle Grammar School OOSH has been extended to 1pm on the day of booking. Any Xplor cancellations after 1pm on the day of the booking are non-refundable for After School Care and 4pm the day prior for Vacation Care.

The NGS OOSH compliance obligations require the Service to maintain appropriate planning and preparation to cater for students in its care. The 1pm daily service cut off is essential to support this planning and organise appropriate staffing etc. We appreciate your support of the maintenance of this cut off.

The late fee imposed is to support late bookings in unavoidable situations, but to ensure that the School offsets additional cost associated with late organisation and scheduling to cater for the additional students. Thank you for your understanding.

The fees for OOSH are as follows: 

Before School care – $5 

After School care – $24.20 

Vacation Care - $65 (full day) $40 (half day) 

  • Vacation care days may incur additional costs if there is an incursion or excursion but this will be clearly outlined prior. 

These are paid upon booking via our Xplor website. If there is an issue with the Xplor booking system, please email oosh@ngs.nsw.edu.au 

Our centre is open 7:10am-8:40am for Before School care, 2:30pm-6pm for After School care and 8am-6pm for Vacation Care periods. 

For Before School care, bookings must be placed by 4pm of the previous day that care is needed. For After School care, bookings must be placed by 1pm on the day of service. There is a $25 late fee if the cut off is missed. There is also a late collection fee of $25 in 15 minute blocks at the cost of keeping the centre open (e.g. if you are 5 minutes late you will be charged for a 15 minute block. If you are 20 minutes late you will be charged for two 15 minute blocks, etc).  

If you have any questions regarding this procedure please feel free to contact the OOSH team.

Our centre has been assessed and rated as 'Meeting National Quality Standards'

Contact details:

Email: oosh@ngs.nsw.edu.au 

Phone: 0432639369

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