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Bubble Trouble

Date: March 28, 2017

Students in 2L were given the Innovation Challenge of designing their own bubble machine last week. They used: Science to


SunArts Drama Show Theatrical Talent

Date: March 14, 2017

SunArts Drama and Acting Up! Youth Theatre Academy has a variety of theatrical talent on display at present with music teacher


Year 9 Learn Survival Skills on Adventure Camp

Date: March 14, 2017

Recently, our College took the Year 9 cohort on a week long camp to Brooyah State Forest.  The four day


Year 12 Students Overcome Challenges at Leadership Camp

Date: March 14, 2017

Some would describe camp as a time full of laughs and excitement, while for others, it will be remembered as


Your Kids: Are They Rhubarb or Beans?

Date: February 27, 2017

For a long time I thought that parents shaped their children. I believed that we coached, mentored and disciplined them

Student boxing at Suncoast Christian College

Year 11 Packs a Punch

Date: February 16, 2017

Year 11 HPE class packed a punch this week as personal trainer Amy Borg joined them to provide a special opportunity

  1. Apr 21

    Cross Country Carnival

    April 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Date: Friday 21 April Venue: College Oval Primary Events: 9:00am – 12:45pm (Junior Primary return to

  2. Apr 24

    Primary Parent/Teacher Interviews

    April 24

    Primary Parent-Teacher Meetings will be held on Monday 24 April (3:30pm – 8:15pm) and Wednesday

  3. Apr 25

    ANZAC Day Commemoration March

    April 25 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    We warmly invite College students to play their part in this year’s ANZAC Day Commemorations

  4. Apr 26

    Secondary Parent/Teacher/Student Conference

    April 26 - April 27

    Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences will be held on Monday 24 April and Wednesday 26 April from 3:30pm

  5. May 03

    Open Morning

    May 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

    You are warmly invited to our Open Morning Please join our staff and students to

  6. May 20

    Esther the Musical

    May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    The story of Esther, is from a book in the Old Testament where King Ahasuerus



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International: + 61 7 5451 3600

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Primary Office: 07 5451 3652

Secondary Office: 07 5451 3628

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Outside School Hours Care

helping hands logo1The Helping Hands Network partners with Suncoast Christian College to deliver before and after school care and vacation care services.

Helping Hands is a local Sunshine Coast provider operating in many schools on the coast. Helping Hands will directly communicate with families upon enrolment.

Before school care is available between 6:30am-8:30 am and breakfast is provided.

After school care is available five days per week, from 3:15pm to 6:00pm. Prep and Year 1 students are escorted between their classrooms and the OHSC service. Older students can walk straight from their classrooms.

A copy of the Parent Handbook is available on request from the service coordinator, or by contacting the Helping Hands Help Desk on (07) 5390 0500.


Helping Hands Network tailors their programs to meet the local school community needs, providing much more than child minding.

Their programs are designed to develop stronger, healthier, happier children and to provide an environment that is like a ‘home away from home’.

Programs are developed in consultation with children, parents, the school community and Helping Hands Educators. They are tailored to cater to the children’s age, skill, interests and abilities through a variety of challenging and recreational activities.

Vacation Care

A full day program is available, five days per week during holiday periods, and on Student Free Days from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. Children who do not attend Suncoast Christian College are welcome to attend. A wide range of programs are offered, chosen in consultation with the children and families, to meet the age, skills, abilities and interests of the children.


Helping Hands Network provides a healthy breakfast at Before School Care and a healthy afternoon tea at After School Care. Breakfast, morning tea, and afternoon tea are all provided at Vacation Care.

In addition to these meals the children also have the opportunity to participate in cooking activities and the occasional special treat.

Contact Information

If you would like to know more about Helping Hands, please click here to go to their website at  or call their Help Desk on (07) 5438 9549.


The Helping Hands OSHC facility is located in Suncoast Auditorium Annex. All children attending the service must be dropped off or collected by an authorised person and signed in and out of the OSHC room each day.

Government Subsidies

There are a number of schemes available to parents including;

Child Care Benefit (CCB) – CCB is a means tested benefit available to parents accessing Outside School Hours Care. The percentage benefit available to a family is determined by criteria including the number of children in care and household income. Helping Hands Network automatically lodges claims on behalf of parents, and only bills for the difference.

Child Care Rebate (CCR) – This rebate is available to all families, and entitles families to receive 50% of their out-of-pocket child care costs up to $7,500 per child per year. This can be claimed as a rebate paid quarterly. Alternatively, you can now arrange to have it paid direct to Helping Hands to reduce your upfront fee payment. If you would like to take up this second option, please contact Centrelink in the first instance, to make these arrangements.

Cost to parents after CCB and CCT

To get a quote, or to make an enquiry to use the service, please contact the Coordinator of the service directly on mobile 0448125999, or by email at or the Helping Hands Help Desk on email: or phone (07) 5390 0500.

Currently, places are available in Before School Care, After School Care and for Vacation Care.

For more information on Helping Hands Network, or information on enrolling at the service: please visit the Helping Hands Network website at and select Our Schools/Families, and follow the prompts.

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