Sentral Portal

Access Sentral for Parents.

Sentral Education is the Schools Student Management System. Familiies create an account on the Sentral for Parents app and connect to the school and their child’s learning.

Families can use the Sentral Parent Portal for the following:

– Receive notifications and notices from the school

– Message your child’s homeroom teachers

– Receive excursion permission / medical forms

– Pay for Excursions / Incursions / Invoices

– Receive absence notifications (notifications are sent at 10am week days)

– Respond to unexplained absences

 

– Submit future absences

– View the school calendar 

– View your child’s Continuous Reporting Continuums

– View Semester Reports

– Book parent/teacher interviews

– Update family details

– Update medical record

Online Learning Platforms

Out of School Hours Care

Who Are We?

At Newlands Outside School Hours Care (OSHC), we provide high quality care for children before and after school, and on pupil free days. Our service is licensed to care for up to 105 children each session. We are proudly community-based, and meet each child’s need for care in a creative, stimulating and safe environment. The best interests of children and families are of paramount importance to our service.

 Our program is planned and run by educators who have obtained or are working towards completing relevant studies in the fields of education, psychology and more. Each child’s interests, family and cultural background, and social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs drive all aspects of the program. Planned activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, games and sports activities run each day, with children invited to choose what they participate in. We also have a range of materials for self-directed play, exploration and relaxation.

Where are we?

OSHC is currently based in the C-Block multi-purpose room. We are also fortunate to have access to the playground, oval, library and art room and main toilet block, providing sufficient and appropriate spaces to cater to the needs of our large group.

Hours of Operation

Before School Care: 7:00am – 8:50am

After School Care: 3:30pm – 6:00pm sharp

Pupil Free Days: 7:00am – 6:00pm sharp

Enrolment

Newlands OSHC handles enrolments, bookings and more through the Xplor childcare management software. New families can begin the enrolment process by clicking the blue ‘Enrol’ button on this page.

The attached Family Handbook has a detailed list of the enrolment procedure.

Families seeking enrolment for children commencing their Foundation year should enrol at the beginning of Term 4 the year prior.

Existing users of the service are also asked to re-enrol at the start of Term 4, to ensure details remain up to date and to arrange bookings for the following year.

Bookings

Most families using the OSHC service have permanent booking arrangements, lasting one term or more. Due to high demand, there are limited opportunities for casual bookings. Booking requests can be made through your Xplor Home account, and will be approved or denied by the service based on availability.

Signing In and Out

At Before School Care, all children must be escorted into the service by a guardian or authorised contact, and signed in by this person on the iPad. You will use the phone number and PIN associated with your Xplor profile. Children cannot be dropped off at the school gates.

At After School Care, children are signed in by an OSHC staff member. Children in Foundation and Grade 1 are collected from their classrooms before the bell to ensure they arrive safely. Upon pick up, a guardian or authorised contact must sign the child out on the iPad within the OSHC room. If an alternative contact will be collecting your child, please let the Coordinator know in advance.

What’s provided?

At Before School Care, cereals and milk are available each day. Twice each week we have an additional breakfast option, such as wholemeal toast, scrambled eggs, yogurt, or breakfast jaffles. Children are welcome to bring their own breakfast, but please avoid foods containing nuts due to the high risk of anaphylaxis.

 

At After School Care, a fruit platter is served each day, along with another filling and nutritious snack such as pasta with a tomato-based sauce, fried rice or a platter of veggie sticks, crackers and dip. All reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate any special dietary needs.

Non-Attendance

Parents/guardians must let the service know if their child will be absent for a booked session. This must be done through the Xplor Home app.

Fees

Before School Care: $22.50 for permanent bookings, $25 for casual bookings

After School Care: $25 for permanent bookings, $30 for casual bookings

Pupil Free Days Care: $60 per day

Late pick up fee: $1 for every minute after 6:00pm.

Please note that fees are charged per session, regardless of the amount of time a child spends with us.

Families will receive a statement at the beginning of each week. Payments are made one week in arrears, or you can choose to contribute a nominated amount of credit towards your account. Payments are made through bank transfer. Cash payments are not accepted.

Child Care Subsidy

Services Australia’s Child Care Subsidy (CCS) provides assistance with the cost of child care. Most families, subject to residency and immunisation requirements, are eligible for a reduction in their fees, with the amount varying based on factors such as family income.

Families must have an active claim through their myGov account, and must include the individual Centrelink Reference Numbers (CRNs) for parent and child on their Newlands OSHC Enrolment Form.

Further information can be found through the Services Australia website: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/child-care-subsidy 

TeamKids School Holiday Program

TeamKids are now offering a range of exciting incursions, excursions and in-house themed days throughout the school holidays at Newlands Primary.

Families can register and book through the TeamKids website: https://www.teamkids.com.au 

OSHC Family Handbook

Parent Payments

 

Curriculum Contributions

These payments contribute to your child’s environment and provide necessary financial support to your child’s learning resources. This includes stationary, class books, learning tools in the day-to-day classroom.

2024 Book Pack

$50.00

 

Voluntary Curriculum Contributions

These contributions are allocated to purchase curriculum resources including resources for the classroom and F – 2 ICT Devices.

Voluntary Curriculum Contributions

$220

 

Extra-Curricular Items & Activities

Our students attend incursions and excursions throughout the school year. This includes a sleepover and a school camp for our students in 2-6. These charges are provided throughout the year. Students are only able to attend if they have made full payment prior to attending.

Newlands Primary School offers various options to support our families for our 1:1 Notebook program that begins for students Grade 2 and above. This information will be provided separately.

Excursions/Incursions/Camps – Charges distributed throughout the year.

$TBC

Grade 3-6 Notebook – Options available upon request.

$TBC

 

Total

$270.00

Uniforms

Our school colour is royal blue with gold accents.

School uniform is compulsory.

A full list of uniform options is available through the Primary Schoolwear Website www.psw.com.au

You can order directly online and have uniforms delivered directly to your home.