Established in 2007, Star Club offers a range of before & after school care services and vacation care. Our quality out of hours care service is currently available in several schools in Sydney and we’re approved for all childcare subsidies. Our vacation care, available during school holidays, is open to all primary school age children and is based at Pagewood Public School in Botany.
Our program at Pagewood Public School has been accredited as ‘exceeding’ under the national accreditation program through ACECQA.
Our service is privately-owned and managed by directors Jason and Michelle, who are actively involved across all services, along with our exceptional team.
At Star Club we aim to create a safe, welcoming space for the children where they can feel a sense of belonging. Creative play, sport and relaxation are all important aspects of our program. We encourage and give children the opportunity to explore, imagine, create and achieve. Educators aim to work in partnership with children, families and school staff to provide a stimulating, enjoyable and purposeful program.
Star Club educators strive to meet the outcomes of the National Quality Framework for School Age Care, “My Time Our Place”, in a high quality, achievable manner. Experiences are based on children’s interests and include creative activities, sport, games, drama, music, dance, construction, cooking homework and outdoor play.
Children are encouraged to complete some of their homework during homework sessions, however Star Club aims to provide a positive balance with fitness and sport, recreation, relaxation, social interaction, music, movement and drama.
In addition to Star Club, we also run a complimentary Early Years & Pre-school service. At All Star Learners we welcome children from 0-3 years in our Early Years Care program and in our Preschool program starting from 3, continuing to 6 years.
We believe our children deserve the best possible present and future as they learn for life. If we give them outstanding experiences, care and mentorship today, it will create the foundations for them to be respectful, capable, resilient, happy, open and responsible citizens of the future.
We work in partnership with children, families, the school and the extended community to enrich children’s wellbeing in our school-age care settings. We strive to create an environment where children feel happy, safe and secure and support the UN Convention of the Rights of a Child, which states that children have the “right to relax, play and join a variety of cultural, artistic and recreational activities.”
We work together to create a space where our children feel welcome, are engaged and stimulated, make meaningful connections with peers, learn new skills and challenge ourselves.
We at Star Club encourage one another to maintain respect for our peers through pro-social behaviours and an understanding of diversity. We aim to be socially responsible towards our environment, the greater community and the school.
Star Club and All Star Early Learners have developed a strong connection with our local community and recognise the importance of promoting a sense of community amongst the children, Positive relations are maintained with local sports clubs, schools, libraries, businesses and government services. Organisations currently supported by Star Club include Caritas Australia, Mission Australia, Leukaemia Australia and Botany Rams junior rugby league club.
‘Inter-school challenges’ are held each term for some healthy competition amongst the local schools. These fun and meaningful events encourage each school to take on a special project including Science Week experiments, ‘Film a Dental Hygiene’ TV commercial and our Father’s day portrait competition.
Christmas picnics and party days are open for all Star Club families at no cost at the end of each school year. This is a time to come together (parents invited to attend) and celebrate the year’s achievements with food, fun and games.
Local community events are regularly embraced and incorporated into the weekly program including the Lifesaver’s Beach Safety visit and demonstration, mosaic artist visits with local artist Miriam Ross and visits from Richard Habelrih, a young local adult and autism advocate.
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