Affiliated with Ryde/Gladesville Parish

Gowrie NSW Ryde Outside School Hours Care provides a leisure based program for children attending St Charles Catholic School that engages independence and development of social and emotional skills through play based activities.

The philosophy is built on friendly interactions, enriching experiences and providing a safe, happy and empowering environment and supports the United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child, Article 31 – “The child’s right to play”.

Our objective is to provide a program that encourages children to become active learners through a play and leisure based program that encourages thinking, investigating, exploring and problem-solving with other children and adults.

The program values contributions from children and encourages their participation in the development of activities and the documenting of projects and stories. On a day to day basis the program includes activities based on children’s interests and decided on by the children including craft projects, construction using recycled and loose part objects, small group games, drama and physical skills games.

Strong partnerships between the school community and the OSHC program ensure consistent values and approaches ensuring children have an understanding of what is expected of them.

Read some parent feedback on how Gowrie NSW has made a difference to St Charles Before and After Care.

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St Charles Catholic Primary School 582 Victoria Road Ryde NSW 2111
Phone number
(02) 8571 9723
5-12 years
School term time- Monday - Friday, 7am - 8:30am & 3pm – 6.15pm Vacation care – Monday to Friday 7am-6.15pm

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