Learn more about the pilot

Registrations for 2023 open on 27 January.

We are excited that the program of Pilot activities will return for the full year in 2023!

The schedule of activities has not been finalised yet, but activities will contain new material and be refreshed throughout the year to continue to engage your children and extend their skills.

Registrations will open from 27 January to 10 February 2023.

Please check back during this period for registrations and more information.

Important Information

Please read the important information below before registering your child.

Your child must be registered directly with each provider via the school specific registration links provided. The provider will send you a confirmation once your registration has been accepted. If you have not registered your child, they will not be accepted into the session. The registration ensures the provider has important contact information and any specific needs of your child.

Any questions relating to registrations should be directed to the provider.

As a parent/carer, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child is dropped off to, or collected from the program in accordance with the providers’ policy.

Where your child is enrolled in an Out of School Hours Care Service (OSHC) you must notify the OSHC that your child will be attending the extracurricular activity including the sign in and sign out times.

If your child is required to take any medication, please manage this prior the activities.

No food or drinks will be provided as part of the programs unless it is a breakfast program. We suggest you pack extra after-school snacks and drinks for your child. Please follow your school's guidelines regarding packing food and drinks.

Please ensure you have provided emergency contact details and people authorised to collect your child with each provider your child is registered with.

The NSW department of Education is committed to inclusive education and all providers, students, parents/carers and schools are required to adhere to this inclusion agenda.

Students are expected to maintain the behaviour standards of their school community.

Whilst the Department and providers have a focus on inclusion and participation, in extreme cases, to protect other children and educators, the providers will reserve the right to exclude a child from a program; this may be a temporary or permanent measure. Exclusion will only be considered after:

  • The child’s family has been notified and given the opportunity to discuss their child’s behaviour.
  • Educators, Nominated Supervisor and Approved Provider have carefully considered all factors.
  • Adequate support and counselling are sought (if necessary).
  • Clear procedures have been established for accepting the child back into the service.

If at any time the child presents physical danger to staff or other children, the child will be removed from the area and the coordinator will arrange for the child to be collected.

Children participating in programs should consider appropriate clothing and footwear i.e sports shoes for outside activities.

There will be no additional requirement for any materials or equipment as all materials will be provided as part of each program.

If your child is sick, it is your responsibility to inform the provider of their absence through the providers preferred communication channel.

For most schools, the programs will take place on the school site.

Where an activity is held on another school site or off school site, transport arrangements will be made and will require parent consent when enrolment occurs.

Providers will supply parents with clear advice about how and when they will communicate important information about the programs. This will include notification processes if your child cannot attend a session and cancellation notices if the provider needs to cancel a session.

Changing the days of participation is subject to the provider's capacity and discretion. You need to contact the provider directly to see if a change or make-up day is possible. If you wish to cancel your child's participation, then you also need to notify the provider.

​Schools involved in the trial are: ​​

  • Cawdor Public School​

  • Hanwood Public School​

  • Hastings Secondary College (Westport Campus and Port Macquarie Campus)​

  • Kentlyn Public School​

  • Matraville Soldier’s Settlement Public School​

  • Orange High School​

  • Ruse Public School​

  • Spring Hill Public School​

  • Alicia-Maree Fitness
  • Australian Theatre for Young People
  • BIG Childcare
  • Big Yellow Umbrella
  • Campbelltown Arts Centre
  • Code Camp
  • Cool Kids Music Co.
  • Cricket NSW
  • Dance Fever Multisports
  • Dolce Film
  • Dirraybang Footprint
  • EM Photography
  • Grasshopper Soccer SSW
  • iCode Next
  • Keen to Drive
  • Kip McGrath
  • Malabar Dance Crew
  • meVSme
  • Mid North Coast Community College
  • NRL League Stars
  • Orange City Council
  • Orange Goju-Ryu Family Karate Club
  • PCYC Campbelltown
  • PCYC Orange
  • River Road Creative Academy
  • SMM Studios
  • Soular Energy Health
  • Story Factory
  • Surf Life Saving NSW
  • Sydney Academy of Chess
  • Sydney FC
  • Sydney Northwest Education Centre
  • The Seed Creative Workshops
  • Wolflife Martial Arts
  • Young Engineers

It is expected that all providers, parents/carers, students and schools adhere to the current COVID-19 advice from NSW Health. To keep up to date with the current health advice please clink the link provided here.

The pilot is designed to offer additional learning opportunities for students, and existing before or after school arrangements should remain in place. We suggest that you do not give up your place in any current before or after school arrangements.

Further information

If you have any enquiries, please contact the School Hours Pilot Team

Email: SHP@det.nsw.edu.au

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