St Michael’s offers Before School Care, After School Care and Holiday Programs, which are approved for Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebates (CCR) from the Department of Human Services (Centrelink).
Before School Care
Before School Care operates from 7.30am to 8.15am for students in Prep to Year 6 and from 8.00am to 8.40am for Kindergarten students.
All students arriving on campus and unaccompanied prior to 8.40am for Kindergarten and 8.15am for Prep to Year 6 must book into Before School Care.
|Permanent and Casual||$13.00|
After School Care
After School Care operates from 3.15pm to 6.00pm for Kindergarten to Year 6.
On arrival, students have a healthy afternoon tea and are then given the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, such as art and craft, drama, dance, cooking, basketball, cricket, organised games or unstructured play. A second snack is served at 5.00pm.
For the safety of the students, any Prep – Year 6 who has not been collected by 3.45pm, and any Kindergarten student who has not been collected by 3.30pm, will be taken by the supervising teacher to After School Care, where they can await collection.
|After School Care – Permanent||Fee|
|3.15pm – 4.00pm||$13.00|
|3.15pm – 5.00pm||$18.60|
|3.15pm – 6.00pm||$24.90|
|After School Care – Casual||Fee|
|3.15pm – 4.00pm||$14.10|
|3.15pm – 5.00pm||$20.90|
|3.15pm – 6.00pm||$27.00|
|Late Collection Fee (Post 6.00pm) – per minute||$2.80|
|Failure to Sign Child Out||$27.00|
|Holiday Program (per day)||$64.50|
|Holiday Program Before Care (per day)||$7.40|
St Michael’s Holiday Program operates for selected days during non-term time the holiday periods at the conclusion of Terms 1, 2 and 3, and for a limited time during the summer break. The Holiday Program runs from 8:30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.
The cost for the program is $64.50 per day or $77.00 per day for an excursion/workshop for each child using the Holiday Program. Fees for Before Care are an additional $7.40 per day. This charge will be applicable for children arriving before 8:30am. Fees for Before Care and Holiday Program will be charged to your school account.
Claiming Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebates
St Michael’s Grammar School runs programs that are approved for Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebates (CCR). These services are Before School Care, After School Care, Holiday Program and all Margaret Thomas House services. This means that eligible parents can claim CCB and CCR from the Department of Human Services (Centrelink).
To receive Child Care Rebate, you must first be assessed for Child Care Benefit (even at a zero rate). Child Care Benefit is based on your income and is different for everyone. Child Care Rebate is paid in addition to Child Care Benefit and covers 50 per cent of out-of-pocket child care expenses, up to a maximum amount per child per year.
Once you have requested to be assessed for CCB and CCR (only required once, no matter how many child care services your child attends), to be able to claim you must ensure that the School is reporting child care information electronically to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) for your child.
In order to so, the School needs to provide DEEWR with the CRN (customer reference number) provided by the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) and the date of birth for the parent claiming and child.
Please ensure that the School has this information by logging in and checking the My Family Pages under the Community Directory located on the School’s Services.