The Bacchus Marsh Grammar School Community were surveyed to determine the demand for Before/After School and Vacation Care for students in Prep Reception to Grade 6.
There has been increasing interest and demand throughout the school community, for the school to extend the options available to parents for Out of School Hours Care. The results of the two surveys conducted in the past six months indicated a need for more programs and longer opening hours.
Senior staff have spent significant time reviewing proposals from outside providers to establish broader access to programs for Out of School Hours Care at Bacchus Marsh Grammar. At the recent School Council meeting, the decision to engage the YMCA to provide such services was endorsed. Our analyses showed a broad alignment between the values of the YMCA and Bacchus Marsh Grammar. We were impressed by their commitment to provide a service of quality whilst deepen the range of options for parents and most importantly students.
From Term 3, 2018 YMCA Ballarat will assume as Out of School Hours Care provider for Bacchus Marsh Grammar and the current Hubs Program, both Learning and Sport will cease as of Friday 22 June at 5.30pm.
Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) – YMCA Ballarat
Families who have used the HUBS program will receive a YMCA Ballarat information pack. All families in Prep to Year 6 will receive a welcome letter from the YMCA via the class pigeon holes to the youngest in the family. These will be distributed by Friday 1 June for distribution to students. The YMCA Ballarat Handbook which includes a list of their programs and associated costs is available for download. Enrolment Form are to be submitted directly to Chrissie.Ashmore@ymca.org.au.
As stated in the correspondence distributed to parents from the School Principal earlier this term, the YMCA will be operating a Vacation Care program from 25 June 2018 to the 16 July 2018 inclusive. The program will operate from the school gymnasium from 7.00am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
Due to the changes to Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the roll out of the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) on the 1st July 2018, parents will not be eligible to claim CCB for the first week of the holiday break i.e. 25 June – 29 June 2018. The school will subsidise payment for care for this week, 25 – 29 June 2018, for families who commit to the full time Vacation Care Program spanning 25 June to 16 July inclusive.
The full cost of the Vacation Care program is $90 per child, per day, however the school will subsidise 50% of the cost for the first week only. Parents who meet this criteria will be charged $45 per child, per day for the applicable week and then parents will be eligible to claim CCS for the remainder of the program.
For more information regarding the OSHC programs offered by YMCA Ballarat please contact:
Ph: 03 5329 2800
Until the end of Term 2, 2018
The Learning Hub
Monday to Friday: 3.05pm ‐ 5.30pm
Bacchus Marsh Grammar operates The Learning Hub afternoon program to cater for students from 3.05pm until 5.30pm from Monday to Friday. Students are given a snack and a drink on arrival. Students are expected to complete their homework as part of the program, except when they are involved in The Sports Hub program. Please refer to the 2018 Business Notice for all associated costs with this program.
The Sports Hub
Monday to Thursday: 3.05pm ‐ 4.30pm
The Sports Hub operates four afternoons per week during each school term with the exception of Term 1 when the program begins in week three. Students must be collected promptly at 4.30pm. Students not collected at this time will be sent to The Learning Hub and there will be a cost incurred for this care. Please refer to the 2018 Business Notice for all associated costs for the Sports Hub program.