About OSCA

About OSCA

Who We Are

Mt Hawthorn OSCA is a family focused centre which strives to meet the need for quality care that is suitable for all children who attend the Centre. The Centre aims to provide a safe, trusting and enjoyable environment which is appropriate for school aged children progressing through the important stages of middle childhood. Staff are supportive of the development of each child and encourage children to build confidence in all areas through the planning of a variety of activities targeting a range of physical, social, and cognitive skills.

A high value is placed on the importance of play. Independence is promoted, and children are given the opportunity to gain a sense of responsibility and express their freedom of choice whilst developing friendships in a comfortable, relaxed environment.

Centre Philosophy

Mt Hawthorn OSCA is a not for profit Centre that aims to provide an out of school hours environment appropriate for school aged children navigating through the important stages of middle childhood.

We believe in learning through play, where children are given the opportunity to gain a sense of responsibility and express their freedom of choice, whilst developing friendships in a comfortable, relaxed, and enjoyable environment.

We encourage and promote eco-consciousness through a variety of sustainable practices. Healthy food choices will be promoted through the provision of culturally diverse cuisines whilst respecting a variety of dietary requirements and allergies.

We encourage the development of each child’s wellbeing through various  experiences guided by My Time Our Place framework,  influenced by the UN Rights of a Child and the ECA Code of Ethics which encourage continual refinement of our professional practices and place emphasis on promoting play and independence amongst children.  The National Laws and regulatory authorities guide us in our professional practices and in maintaining our Quality Improvement Plan.

For more detailed information relating to Centre practice please visit OSCA policies  https://mthawthornosca.com.au/

https://docs.education.gov.au/

UN Rights of a Child

ECA Code of Ethics

Our Team

Centre Director

Wilma Gouws

Assistant Centre Director /2IC

Victoria Attard

Assistant Director

Educational Leader

Magdalena Hebda

Administrative Education Assistant

Donna Nalapraya

Mt Hawthorn OSCA is run by a committee of parents. If you would like to find out more or join the committee, please get in touch!

Chairperson – Suze Wills-Johnson

Deputy Chairperson – Anthony Mahe

Treasurer – Andrew Griffiths

Secretary – Nadia Saba

Member  –  Gail D’Souza

Member – Kristy Page

Member – Lucy Facius

Member – Peta Lang

Where We Are

Undercroft

Ph: 0431 815 586

Before School Care
7–9am
Pre-primary to Year 6

After School Care
3–6pm
Pre-primary – Year 6

Vacation Care

7:30am – 6:00pm
Pre-primary to Year 6