Turramurra Public School



Philosophy and policies

Our Philosophy

Turramurra OOSH aims to provide out of school hours care to all families in the Turramurra Public School community. We endeavour to meet the needs of the community by possessing the resources required to facilitate care for every child of Turramurra Public School who have the need or desire to attend.

We focus on creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment in which to implement our child-driven program. Our program is designed to include children's interests and promote elements such as agency, respect, wellbeing, curiosity and freedom of choice. We aim to embed into our practice, an appreciation for our indigenous heritage and cultural diversity as well as sustainable practices to aid in the preservation of our natural environment.

As a community-based service, collaboration is at the heart of what we do. Through close partnerships with our parent committee, school faculty, families, children and local business, we strive to create an authentic, home-like and supportive atmosphere. We value open communication with all stakeholders in order to gain a better understanding of how we can improve our practice.

In order to reach our goals, we must constantly reflect and improve where we can. We make use of program evaluations, educator development, feedback and self-assessment tools. The happiness and wellbeing of our children will always be the primary motivator in our visions going forward.