At Narrogin Outside School Hours (NOSHC), we aim to provide a positive and inclusive environment where children, families and staff can be happy, feel supported and build friendships & partnerships with the wider community.
We strive for NOSHC to be a place where everyone, regardless of age, culture or ability, feels valued and respected and are comfortable to express their ideas and feelings and know that they will be treated as equals.
NOSHC is a place where children have the chance to make choices, be part of decision making, be adventurous, navigate risks, learn responsibility, play and most of all have fun.
Our hope is that NOSHC is a place where we can all learn, grow and develop together.
NOSHC program is to be a child focused service and provide quality care in a safe, caring and stimulating environment that fosters all aspects of children’s development.
NOSHC has a number of goals on which our service is based. These goals are based on the outcomes for children as outlined in the ‘My Time, Our Place’ Framework for School Age Care.
‘My Time, Our Place’ Framework for School Age Care’
Are to encourage children to:
Have a strong sense of identity – we aim to teach children to demonstrate a capacity for self-regulation, negotiating and sharing behaviours by motivating and encouraging children to succeed when they are faced with challenges.
Be connected with and contribute to their world – we demonstrate awareness of connections, similarities and differences between people and how to react in positive ways by encouraging children to listen to others and to respect diverse perspectives. We aim for children to become socially responsible and to show respect for the environment.
Have a strong sense of wellbeing – we aim to teach children to show self-regulation and manage their emotions in ways that reflect the feeling and needs of others by showing care, empathy, understanding and respect for all children.
Be confident and involved learners – we aim to teach children to use reflective thinking to consider why things happen and what can be learnt from these experiences by encouraging children to communicate and make visible their ideas. We endeavour to collaborate with children, discuss theories and model reasoning to predict and reflect on processes and language. We encourage children to make connections between learning experiences in different settings in order to achieve more meaningful learning.
Be effective communicators – we aim to teach children to convey and construct messages with purpose and confidence, including conflict resolution and following directions by modelling language and encouraging children to express themselves through language in a range of contexts and for a range of purposes including leading and following directions. We aim for children to exchange ideas, thoughts, questions and feelings and to use a range of tools, such as music, dance and drama to connect with others and express themselves in order to extend their learning.