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Accidents and Injuries
We encourage children’s enthusiastic exploration of their
world through active participation in all learning experiences.
Occasionally during play, an accident or an injury may
occur. All Early Learning Centre staff hold the required Child
Care First Aid qualification and are fully equipped to assist
with first aid treatments. An additional First Aid Officer is
situated in the Boarding House, on the Elphin Campus and
at times, may be requested to offer a second opinion, assist
with treatment or instigate communication with relevant
parties. Minor scratches or bumps are managed within the
Early Learning Centre. If additional medical treatment is
required, you will be contacted immediately. Should you not
be contactable, the person listed as your child’s emergency
contact or your doctor will be contacted and if necessary, an
ambulance will be called. Please ensure your emergency
contact information is provided and is always up to date. If
an accident involves a significant injury, an Accident and
Incident Form is completed. This requires a parent/carer
signature to acknowledge that they have been fully informed
of the circumstances surrounding the incident and are
aware of all procedures and actions taken after the incident.
If your child receives an injury at home that will impact on
their participation in the Early Learning program, please
provide information from your medical practitioner.
All learning environments within the Early Learning Centre,
including all the outdoor equipment your child will play on
and enjoy, meet Australian Safety Standards. Daily
learning environment safety checks are completed by staff
and all outdoor equipment is checked regularly by College
maintenance staff. Soft fall under fixed equipment meets
regulation depth. To assist with your child’s safety as they
use equipment in their play, we request jewellery items are
not worn to school. Appropriate footwear to assist with
climbing and gross motor skill development is also
Gates and Traffic Lights
Please help us ensure the safety of all children by closing
all school gates behind you. Children are not permitted to
exit the Early Learning Centre without their parent/carer.
Please ensure another child has not joined your group as
you go through a gate. Awareness of road safety will be a
component of your child’s learning. Please model
appropriate road safety to your child and others by
crossing Elphin Road only at the traffic lights provided.
Outside School Hours Care
Scotch Oakburn College offers a stimulating, vibrant
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program in the Early
Learning Centre on the Elphin Campus. Under the
umbrella of the College’s Vision for Learning and inspired
by the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach to
learning, children from 3 to 11 years of age enjoy the
benefits of rich experiences in a program of high quality.
OSHC offers an exciting additional learning community
for children. Many friends and siblings from across the
campus reconnect with each other regularly throughout
the week. Other friends join OSHC on a casual basis.
Friends from other schools join the OSHC community in
holidays and lasting friendships are created.
Experiences that foster curiosities and wonderings and
stimulate deep thinking through investigation and
discovery are balanced with explorations of individual
interest, relaxation and pleasure. Personalised learning
programs ensure children are highly motivated to pursue
personal goals and engage in experiences designed
specifically for them.
Before School Care provides a calm and secure
environment early in the morning, where children can
begin their school day with familiar friends and welcoming
staff. After School Care provides an opportunity to relax
after a busy day, explore exciting experiences or focus on
homework challenges. Vacation Care offers an excellent
balance of campus based and excursion experiences with
great variety and of highest quality. Facilities throughout
the entire Scotch Oakburn campus are available for use
including the school pool, sports ovals and gymnasiums.
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)
Before School Care (BSC) and After School Care (ASC)
is provided each school day and Vacation Care (VC)
during term breaks throughout the year and during four
weeks of the summer vacation for children aged 3-11
years of age.
BSC sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. Children may arrive
in BSC from this time up until 8:30 a.m . when staff
take the children to their indoor learning environments
and sign them in.
ASC sessions are from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m . with a
short session available until 4:30 p.m.
ASC staff collect the children from their indoor learning
environment (EL) or from a specific meeting point
(Prep-Year 5) and sign them in on arrival to ASC.
VC sessions are from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m .
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