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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
If your child receives an injury at home that will affect 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. Safety
checks are completed by staff within the daily learning
environment 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 jewelery items are not worn to school. Appropriate
footwear to assist with climbing and gross motor skill
development is also requested.
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 wondering to
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
After School Care provides an opportunity to relax after
a busy day, explore exciting experiences or focus on
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 College 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.
BSC sessions begin at 7.30am. Children may arrive in
BSC from this time up until 8.30am, when staff take the
children to their indoor learning environments and sign
ASC sessions are from 3.00pm - 6.00pm with a short
session available until 4.30pm. 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.
Vacation Care (VC) is available during term breaks
throughout the year and during four weeks of the
summer vacation for children aged 3-11 years of age.
VC sessions are from 8.00am - 5.30pm.
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