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Outside of School Hours & Vacation Care

At Junior Grammar, we provide a safe, supervised and accredited Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC) service for our Prep to Year 6 students through the Helping Hands Network.

Our OSHC operates in air-conditioned rooms on the ground floor of the John Hancock Centre (underneath the gymnasium) and has a dedicated play space for our OSHC children.

We open from 6.00am to 8.30am and 3.00pm to 6.15pm Monday to Friday. On school holidays and pupil-free days we open from 6.00am to 6.00pm.

A dynamic program is coordinated each term by the qualified OSHC childcare professionals of the Helping Hands Network. Activities make use of our school’s extensive facilities and may include swimming, arts and crafts and indoor and outdoor games. Vacation Care may include educational and recreational excursions and theme days.

Children must be registered with the Helping Hands Network to use Ipswich Junior Grammar School’s OSHC service. The drop off and pick up zones for parents is located at the ring road (entry via Torch Street) where dedicated OSHC parking bays are available.

Bookings are essential. For more information please contact the Helping Hands Network:

Helping Hands Network

Tel: 0448 185 139


Before School

  • We open from 6.00am to 8.30am, Monday to Friday.
  • Breakfast, if required, is provided prior to 7.30am
  • Prep students are escorted to their classrooms
  • Full Fee: $15 per day

After School

  • We open from 3.00pm to 6.15pm, Monday to Friday
  • Afternoon tea is provided
  • Prep students are picked up from their classrooms and escorted to OSHC
  • Full fee: $22 per day

Vacation Care and Pupil Free Days

  • We open from 6.00am to 6.00pm
  • Breakfast, if required, Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are provided
  • Excursion travel and admission costs are extra
  • Full fee: $60 per day


Additional Information:

Helping Hands Network Family Handbook
– Helping Hands Network Enrolment Guide
– Helping Hands Network Key Service Information

Vacation Care Program

Children wishing to attend Vacation Care need to be registered with the Helping Hands Network. Please register your children with the Helping Hands Network. Please note: Vacation Care is only available for students of Ipswich Junior Grammar School.