Exceeding National Standards in our ELC

Acknowledgment for our ELC 

The Early Learning Centre at St Catherine’s has recently participated in the ‘Assessment and Rating’ process with the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and the Department of Education and Training (DET).  

This process involves early childhood services Australia-wide being reviewed, assessed, and rated against the National Quality Standards to ensure that there is consistency and ongoing quality improvement in the early childhood sector. This ensures that all children and families have access to high quality education and care. 

Having previously completed the ‘Assessment and Rating’ process in 2012 and 2016, we are delighted to announce that our ELC has been awarded the highest rating of ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’ in all seven quality areas for the third time. 

This wonderful achievement is testament to our high calibre early learning programs, outstanding educators, exceptional learning spaces and the learning opportunities provided to our children. 

Out of School Hours Care – Term 3 Week 5 Activities

Upcoming activities for Term 3 Week 5 are detailed here.

St Catherine’s School offers an Out of School Hours Care program to all ELC and Junior School families. The program is implemented by our provider ‘After the Bell’ and operates within the ELC building. Parents are reminded that if you need to use the Before School Care or After School Care service, registrations need to be made in advance with ‘After the Bell’. Please allow up to five business days for your registration to be processed before your child can begin attending the program. Registration is free. All families are encouraged to register so that they can use this service in the event that you are unable to pick up your child.

Before School Care – 7.00am to 8.45am

After School Care – 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Registrations can be completed via the ‘After the Bell’ website.

Please phone 9758 6744 for all inquiries.

Ms Sarah Bethune, Head of Early Learning