Out of School Hours Care

The Heights OSHC and Vacation Care

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Out of School Hours Care is available at The Heights School. If you require this service please contact the OSHC service directly.


This service is run by the OSHC staff in The Heights Preschool facility. Preschool children interact with Junior Primary children for some Preschool OSHC activities, including the use of the Gym, the Junior Primary Playground and the Oval spaces.

Before-school Care: By negotiation with OSHC Director
After-school Care: Monday 2.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Friday 3.05pm – 5.30pm
Early Finishes: The service will begin from the schools published closure time – 5.30pm
Pupil Free Days: 9.00am-5.30pm *when operating
School Closure Day: Not available
Vacation Care: 9.00am-5.30pm two days per week only: Wednesday & Thursday unless otherwise advised.


Before-school Care: 7.00am -8.45am
After-school Care: Monday 2.30pm-6.00pm, Tuesday – Friday 3.05pm -6.00pm
Early Finishes: The service will begin from the schools published closure time – 6.00pm
Pupil Free Days: 7.00am-6.00pm *when operating
School Closure Day: 7.00am-6.00pm
Vacation care: 7.00am-6.00pm


The Heights School has 4 Pupil Free Days (PFDs) annually for staff professional learning. OSHC will run a  service for families on the second, third and fourth of these days. On the first of the days OSHC will be closed in order to run professional learning with OSHC staff. Please refer to the school’s published dates on the parent calendar accessed via the website..

If you are seeking to use the OSHC service for a student in Year 7, please contact the OSHC service directly.

We are a successfully accredited, quality assured service.

Summer Vacation Care 2023-24 is here! Check out our jam-packed program full of exciting, themed days, incursions and excursions for the upcoming holidays!

We have planned a variety of incursions and plenty of first-time experiences. The coaches from Stay Active, YouMove and Kinect will be facilitating an engaging and immersive sports session for all ages. The OSHC staff have planned their very own Christmas Carnival and New Year's Party with DJ Andy on the decks! The educators from GooRoo Animation are back to conduct a Lego Animation masterclass and the team at Move It will be bringing a repertoire of activities with Art lessons, Pokemon Treasure Hunt and Minecraft Madness! Children can also expect African Drumming, Sushi cooking class, Wheels Day and a host of wacky inflatables and obstacles coming on site to OSHC!

Excursions will be a combination of indoor and outdoor activities as we can expect some warmer weather as we enter summer. Children of all ages will have plenty to look forward to with a variety of adventures. This includes first time visits to St. Claire Recreation Centre for roller-skating and Vertical Reality rock-climbing. Children will cool off in the pool at Waterworld, explore the spooky history of the Old Adelaide Gaol and put their ninja skills to the test at SA Base Camp! Other favourites include trips to Piccadilly Cinema, AFL Max and Adelaide Aquatic Centre. 

Please read through the program and take note of bus departure times if you are looking to book excursions.

Bookings close Thursday, December 14th at 5:00pm. We will not accept bookings beyond this date.

Booking forms are entirely fillable and can be downloaded below.

Follow the steps to secure a booking:
1. Read through the Policy
2. Type in the names of parent/ guardians and children
3. Tick the boxes of days you would like to attend
4. Tick for each child and their age group
5. Save as a pdf
6. Email directly to: TheHeights.OSHC167@schools.sa.edu.au


Come and visit us, or if you would like further information, please contact the Director Stephen Calio

Telephone: 8242 8940


Our Philosophy

Our focus is to provide an inclusive program which gives children the opportunity to learn through play and leisure in a warm, safe, nurturing and caring environment.

The Heights School OSHC believes…

All children have the opportunity for the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation.
Lund, 2011
We meet the needs of our community by valuing each as individuals and ensuring equitable practices through ongoing learning experiences by:
We aim to develop respectful relationships, independence skills and resilience by encouraging children to make positive choices by guiding children to:
Educators nurture children’s development by providing opportunities for children to extend in all areas of their development by:
  • Providing an environment where children feel safe and secure to express themselves and interact with others
  • Providing a wide variety of relaxing, stimulating and enjoyable activities for children based on their needs and interests
  • Offering encouragement and support to parents, caregivers and families
  • Establishing and maintaining effective team partnerships with staff, parents, children, advisory committee members, school staff, and the wider community
  • Develop problem solving, negotiation and self help skills
  • Be inclusive and respectful of diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Demonstrate appropriate behaviour and accept responsibility for their behaviour
  • Develop skills of co-operation and sharing
  • Act in a safe way
  • Encourage and assist children in developing a strong sense of identity and awareness of others
  • Observing, planning and programming to cater for each child
  • Offering a program which provides opportunities for children to explore their environment
  • Providing children with an environment that challenges and stimulates them and allows them to use problem solving skills, investigation and experimentation and;
  • Allowing children to evaluate, program and plan activities



7:00am to 8:45am