Mount Pleasant Primary School

OSHC – Out of School Hours Care


Mt Pleasant Primary School is pleased to offer a comprehensive Out of School Hours Care – OSHC in Ballarat Central in partnership with Extend.

Extend is Australia’s largest family owned and operated Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) provider. Our Before and After School Care and Holiday programs are engaging, inclusive and safe. Coupled with our knowledgeable, compassionate and energetic Educators, there is good reason why Extend is the place for your children to thrive, learn, laugh and play.  Since 2002, Extend has enriched the lives of children across Australia, we’ve partnered with extraordinary schools and have helped parents balance work with family life. Most rewardingly, we have had the privilege of shaping young minds, witnessing their growth and development during their most important years, and making a real difference to children’s lives. We are tremendously proud of what we have achieved and excited about the journey ahead.

After School Care

3.15pm to 6.00pm (Healthy snack provided)

Session fee: $27.95*

Pay approximately $5.25 – $27.95 after CCS entitlements.

*Fees are per child per session. For a full list of fees and charges including late notice and walk-ins, see Terms and Conditions at

Extend supports your family with flexible, easy booking options to suit different family requirements.

At Extend you have: 

No enrolment, membership or administration fees 

A 10 minute, once off, online enrolment process 

The ability to book on the go in seconds from your smart phone or a computer 

The ability to cancel booking errors quickly and easily within the hour if you make a mistake when booking 

Option to pay in arrears or advance 

The flexibility to book online up to one hour before the service begins

For further information on your schools program and to enrol, please visit Extend’s booking system via LookedAfter or contact Extend on 1300 366 437

All information including FAQs, and fees and charges are available from the Extend website or by calling Extend on 1300 366 437

English is an integral component of all our units of work. Many of our activities use reading and writing about topics to help develop the understandings that are set for each grade level.

The English program at Mount Pleasant Primary School aims to develop student’s thinking, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Typically the language session begins with a whole class focus and shared activity, often including the teacher modelling reading and writing skills to the students. Following this children work in small groups where they practice and consolidate their own skills. Lessons conclude with a sharing of the children’s learning.

Students are exposed to a variety of texts during the literacy session that foster enjoyment, purpose, understanding and confidence. The library is a key facility in supporting the literacy program. It houses many resources to assist the children in developing their language and research skills. Students have the opportunity to borrow books during their library sessions.


All students have 2 x 60-minute Health & Physical Education sessions per week. Throughout the year all students will further develop and refine their skills in the following areas: ball handling; athletics; gymnastics; dance; Fundamental Motor Skills and minor and major games.

Swimming Programs operate in Term 3 for students enrolled in Year Foundation to Year 4.

The school holds an athletics carnival every year and participates in District Swimming, Cross Country and Zone and District Athletic Carnivals.

The school also facilitates a number of Out of School Hours Sports activities to encourage and promote additional student physical activity.

Health and Physical Education

Students in Year Foundation to Year 6 develop skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking the Chinese Language. They are introduced to Chinese through songs, games, etc. Students build on their skills by participating in role-play activities and working through a range of different activities that focus on language acquisition.

Languages Other Than English

Mount Pleasant Primary School provides all children in Year 2 to Year 6 with the opportunity to undertake a range of experiences and activities beyond the classroom. The program provides progressive experiences to support childrens increasing independence and alternates in the following 2 year cycle:

Cycle 1 Cycle 2
Year 2 1 night sleepover at school Year 2 1 night sleep over at school
Years 3/4 3 day/2 nights at Cave Hill Creek; a bush camp  where students experience, canoeing, orienteering, hut building, damper making, etc. Years 3/4 3 day/2 nights in Anglesea at seaside camp where students experience activities at the beach.
Years 5/6 4 day/3 nights in Melbourne; an urban experience where students visit attractions associated with our  state capital city incl. the Old Melbourne Goal, Etihad Stadium, the Eureka Skydeck, etc. Years 5/6 5 day/4 nights in Canberra; an experience where  students visit attractions associated with our national capital incl. the old and new parliament houses, national gallery, national museum, etc.
Camping Programs