Adelaide North Special School has been outsourcing the OSHC program to YMCA since 2009, a Vacation Care Program which operates during the school holidays. Many of our ancillary staff work in this program.

Vacation Care is provided for primary aged students during school holidays between the hours of 8am and 6pm. We offer Vacation Care to students with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, including students who have severe and/or multiple disabilities.

YMCA Adelaide North OSHC provides an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service for families who require school holiday care for students aged 5 years to 17 years.

YMCA offers a wide range of supervised, fun-filled activities on site as well as excursions and incursions. The program is specialised to include and provide opportunities for all children living with disability to participate. During their time in Vacation Care, children will gain valuable social skills while having fun!

Our service is covered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

YMCA provides activities promoting positive, healthy children with a non-biased focus. While students are playing they have opportunities to:

  • Learn new skills and interests
  • Develop guiding values to help them make healthy life choices through interactions with other children and staff
  • Participate in a supportive, caring and encouraging environment
  • Contribute their ideas and opinions to the program in ways that are valued and respected
  • Build self-confidence, a positive identity and social skills

Activities include:

  • Physical activities that develop fitness, coordination and sporting behaviour
  • Healthy eating and cooking that teach valuable life skills
  • Creative art projects that develop an appreciation of different cultures
  • Music, dance and drama experiences that help children to express themselves
  • School Holiday Activities in Adelaide Central and various trips to regional areas

About Adelaide North OSHC

We strive to make our school a secure, positive, caring community of students, parents/caregivers and staff who are all are valued and successful.

We focus on developing students’ learning and opportunities in accordance with the principles of social justice and equal opportunity. We also strive to develop each student to their maximum potential, with emphasis on communication and independent living skills.