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College Care

As part of our commitment to families, The Lakes College provides quality care for all students of all year levels, before and after normal school hours, and in vacation periods. Parents are encouraged to enrol in the College Care Program at the time students commence with the College. Families attending College Care are eligible to receive the Childcare Benefit Rebate. Information is available from the service or Centrelink.

During school terms, College Care is open from 6:30am until 8:30am for Before College Care (BCC) and from 3:00pm until 6:30pm for After College Care (ACC). During Vacation Care (V/C) we are open from 7:00am to 6:00pm. During ACC we provide a healthy and varied afternoon tea menu which is informed by health and nutrition, individual’s needs (i.e. allergies) and children’s likes & dislikes. During V/C we provide morning or afternoon tea as well as lunches (extra $6 per day) and fresh fruit at each meal.

Underlying our philosophy at College Care is that it is a ‘home away from home’ for children. Children who attend College Care are looked after by caring, motivated and nurturing staff that provide a fun, warm, and relaxed environment for all children who walk through the doors.

The College Care program provides activities to cater for the many different interests and goals of children so that they might develop skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • Art and Craft
  • Music & Movement
  • IT use
  • Literature
  • Games
  • Cooking
  • Outdoor Activities – Games/Sports
  • College care is also a continuing participant in the Active After School Communities (AASC) programme

College Care also provides quiet, supervised – with ready assistance for children – homework time and plentiful opportunities for the children to play and interact with each other in a non-structured environment.

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For more information and enrolment forms please email lhanna@thelakes.qld.edu.au, phone 07 3491 5512 or drop by Reception.