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St Patrick’s Outside School Hours Care

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    Before School

    6:45am - 8:45am

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    After School

    3:00pm - 6:30pm

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    Vacation Care

    7:00am - 6:00pm

St Patrick’s Outside School Hours Care is located on the grounds of St Patrick’s Primary School in Gympie. Since opening in January 2016, we have strived to create collaborative partnerships with the children, families, school and wider community to inspire children and help them grow holistically.

Our program supports the families in the Gympie community by providing a safe environment during after school care and vacation care. Our environment is designed to cater to the children’s skills, interests, abilities and developmental needs. At St Patrick’s OSHC we believe children should have a voice that is why everything in our program has been chosen or inspired by the children that attend OSHC. We want to see them succeed by using their problem solving and self-help skills to grow and learn in our care.

Our service is committed to continuous improvement, and takes a collaborative approach to this. We welcomes feedback and opinions and value all families’ and children’s input and contributions.

Meet Our Staff

Chantelle McDonald

Coordinator

I’ve been an early ed coordinator for:
Four years and worked in OSHC for 10 years.
My favourite thing about being an early ed coordinator is:
Seeing the children’s happy faces everyday and building meaningful relationships with them. I like providing a safe space where children can use their autonomy and imaginations to help shape the program and service into a place that is their own.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
We are here to help all families whether it’s having your children changed into their sports clothes when you arrive or providing extra help with their homework. We consider our OSHC to be a family and hope to welcome you.
My favourite way to relax is:
With some good music, I believe music is art for the ears and I like to surround myself with it. I love spending time with my husband, our daughter and our two cats and going on family adventures. I also like to get creative by drawing and decorating cakes.