In this issue:
We’re always looking for ways to reach out to our community. Recently, we’ve connected to farmers and families affected by the severe drought conditions in Stanthorpe and its surrounding districts.
Through our partnerships with OSHC services in the region, our children have undertaken a range of community outreach and fundraising activities including:
As a result of these initiatives, we were able to purchase pallets of 10L water drums, which we donated to an Early Years Learning Centre. Additionally, we purchased food hampers and these were handed out to local farmers at a community gathering. We believe these activities were true lessons imitating God’s word to show empathy toward one another.
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness and patience.” (Col. 3:12, John 13:34-35)
Continuing our commitment to community involvement, a Senior Leadership Team has been introduced among our OSHC students. The Senior Leadership Team holds ongoing meetings to collaborate and brainstorm ideas. The meetings give children the chance to voice their suggestions on how we can become further involved within our community. These meetings also focus on enhancing significant parts of our service including:
Power of Play
We continue to foster the “power of play” by providing numerous opportunities which influence the types of play through environments and activities we offer. Here at OSHC, we place great value on outdoor play and connecting with nature. Through play, students are able to form attachments, negotiate, take risks and overcome obstacles thereby equipping them for life’s challenges and barriers.
Vacation Care Program
Our Vacation Care Program offers an extensive range of opportunities to support children through their play. Booking forms will be released in November. Notification will be placed on our Facebook Page – Genesis OSHC Families – 2019.
Enrolment Forms have been released for 2020 and were due to be returned by Friday, 15 November to secure placement.
We look forward to sharing more adventures as we move toward the end of term and thank our families for the wonderful support throughout 2019.
Susan Cooper and the OSHC Team
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