OSHC Educators’ Network Session 7

13th November, 2019 @ 10:00 am


13/11/2019 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Venue: Prince Alfred College (John Dunning Sports Centre). Enter via The Parade West for possible parking on site. There may also be parking in the side streets but the time limits will need to be noted. The exact location will be the OSHC room. Refer to the map for details.

The OSHC Educators’ Network is structured for OSHC leaders and educators from our member schools to engage collaboratively in ways which invigorate and enrich practice. It provides a forum for provocation and discussion and facilitates a community of practice approach to ongoing professional learning. Implementing the My Time Our Place Framework and the National Quality Standard, participants will have the opportunity to visit and tour OSHC services and engage in rich group discussions relating to current research on educational theories and practices, focused topics and other questions and issues raised.


Meeting Focus – Communication is key to establishing positive and respectful relationships with communities.

We are delighted to advise that Kate Virgin (OSHC Director) and the team at Prince Alfred College are hosting our final meeting for 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the OSHC spaces and pose questions about their service. We will hear from Kate about the school’s journey to date in relation to building effective communication strategies with their families and staff to receive feedback about their service.

Kate will also share the steps taken to review their OSHC spaces and the outcomes achieved to meet the needs of all children attending their service.

Scope of Session

In this session we will:

  • Consider what is important when building strong and positive relationships between children, families, staff and the environment for children to effectively engage in OSHC programs.
  • Explore different forms of communication to engage with families and staff to gain feedback for ongoing improvement.
  • Identify key areas that are critical for staff teams to work professionally, effectively and collaboratively when introducing changes to the environment for better outcomes for all children.
  • Consider the challenges of space utilisation including limitations which can impact on the planning and implementation of OSHC programs.
  • Share current practices, ideas and responses in relation to the information presented from the OSHC team at Prince Alfred College.

Participants will also provide feedback to enable effective planning for our OSHC Educators’ Network Meetings in 2020.

Core foci

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
3.6 Conduct regular reviews of teaching and learning programs using multiple sources of evidence including: student assessment data, curriculum documents, teaching practices and feedback from parents/carers, students and colleagues.
4.1 Demonstrate and lead by example the development of productive and inclusive learning environments across the school by reviewing inclusive strategies and exploring new approaches to engage and support all students.

National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care
1.2.1 Educators are deliberate, purposeful, and thoughtful in their decisions and actions.
1.3.2 Critical reflection on children’s learning and development, both as individuals and in groups, drives program planning and implementation.
3.2.1 Outdoor and indoor spaces are organised and adapted to support every child’s participation and to engage every child in quality experiences in both built and natural environments.


Target Group: OSHC Providers (Leaders, Teachers & Educators)


Registration for this event will incur a fee of $20.00 (GST inclusive) per participant.  This fee is invoiced after the event and is payable even if you do not attend on the day as AISSA will still incur cost.  If notice of cancellation is received before 6/11/2019 the fee will be waived.

For all registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins



Bookings are closed for this event.