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First Lego League Robotics Challengers

Date: November 22, 2016

Suncoast Robotics has had yet another successful year and expanded to include students from Years 3 – 10 who have

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Chatterboxes Speech Pathology Services in 2017

Date: November 21, 2016

Our wonderful consultant Speech Therapist from Chatterboxes Speech Pathology Services, Ms Rebecca Harris, will be moving to Brisbane at the

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Sienna Wins Runner-Up in Robotics Competition

Date: November 21, 2016

Congratulations to Sienna Higgins who has been awarded Runner-up in the Stockland Robotics’s competition in association with Young Innovator’s Day.

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Suncoast Community Garden Launch Party

Date: November 8, 2016

Calling all green thumbs! We are delighted to invite all families to the launch of an exciting new initiative on

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Year 6 Strength & Shine Program

Date: November 8, 2016

Throughout this last semester, we have been facilitating two courses which are specifically targeted at Year 6 students as they navigate

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Secondhand Uniform Stall

Date: November 8, 2016

P&F Secondhand Uniform Stall will be held on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 November, behind the Common (across from the

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Email: info@suncoastcc.qld.edu.au

Telephone Main: 07 5451 3600

International: + 61 7 5451 3600

Facsimile: 07 5442 2212


Absentee Line: 07 5451 3602

Primary Office: 07 5451 3652

Secondary Office: 07 5451 3628

Contact Us

Email: info@suncoastcc.qld.edu.au

Telephone Main: 07 5451 3600

International: + 61 7 5451 3600

Facsimile: 07 5442 2212


Absentee Line: 07 5451 3602

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.

Programs

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.

Food

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.

Location

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 suncoast@helpinghandsnetwork.com.au or the Helping Hands Help Desk on email: accounts@helpinghandsnetwork.com.au 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 www.helpinghandsnetwork.com.au and select Our Schools/Families, and follow the prompts.

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