Life at GGOSH

Our morning service opens at 6.30am and runs through till 8.30am, when students move off to their classrooms. Our facility is then staffed until 9am, available for any parent inquiry.
At GGOSH, we offer breakfast from 6:45-8 am. We have a selection of popular cereals, toast and beverages including juices and Milo. Once a week we also offer students a ‘Special Breakfast’ option as a treat. The day of week in which this is offered changes every week, as does what we serve. Some examples of the different types of ‘Special Breakfasts’ we have previously served are: pancakes, hash browns, bacon and eggs, smoothies, crumpets (just to name a few!)

 

Activities available at morning GGOSH

At GGOSH we have a variety of activities available for students every morning. These include watching morning cartoons on the big screen in the GGOSH room, playing on the Wii, our ‘inside activities’ which change every week, playing outside the GGOSH room in the JP area and after 8 am moving out to either the new computer suite or ‘outside play’ where we have access to the big playground, oval and tennis courts.
Our afternoon service is available for students from 3.15 till 6 pm. Our doors open at 2.30 pm to set up for the afternoon and to be available for any parent inquiry.

A typical afternoon at GGOSH is structered as following:

  • 2.30- 3.05: Staff set up for afternoon and meet to discuss the afternoons proceedings
  • 3.05-3.20: Staff meet students in courtyard area and move around to the GGOSH room to sign in
  • 3.20- 3.30: Student announcements, fruit and discussion about the current theme we are exploring at GGOSH in the Fellowship Centre
  • 3.30- 4.10: Activity time/ homework
  • 4.15- 4.30: Snack time
  • 4.30- 5.30: A choice of computer suite, outside play, helping out GGOSH staff or free choice of GGOSH room activities (including watching a movie, playing on the Wii or inside activity)
  • 5.30- 6.00: GGOSH room activities

Topics we explore at GGOSH

Each term at GGOSH we explore different topics which are planned using the My Time, Our Place framework. These topics then form the base in which we create activities from, for the students to participate it each afternoon during Activity Time.
Currently we are learning about The Olympics
Announcement and Fruit Time at GGOSH
Each afternoon we have announcements and fruit
During this time we share some important announcements and have a quick run down of our choices for the afternoon ahead. We choose children to help with jobs after snack
We also share interesting facts about the topic we are covering, the fact is read out and glued to our poster. We use this poster each afternoon, so at the end of the week we have a poster with 5 interesting facts about the topic we are exploring. These posters are then on display in the GGOSH room. We enjoy the discussions and sharing time this brings.We have  just added 2 sharing boards that we can answer questions on. Each week on 1 board we may have a question about what we know on the topic we are exploring and then on the other board, may be a general question about something we like, have done, are doing etc to share with others.

Activity Time at GGOSH

Our Activity Time at GGOSH is broken up into 4 different components which cater to every students differing interests and needs. During Activity Time we also offer Homework which is supervised to support children who need assistance. The components of Activity Time are: Art and Craft, Construction, Fit and Fun and Chill Out.

Art and Craft

An Art and Craft activity if offered for those wanting to get creative!

Construction

A construction activity is offered for those wanting to have fun building, creating and playing with things with friends

Fit and Fun

A Fit and Fun activity is offered for those wanting to get some fresh air outside and have a run around. We offer a structured activity which fits inline with the current theme and also free time with GGOSH equipment.

Chill Out

A Chill Out activity is offered to those who want to relax after a hard days work at school. In Chill Out we supply books on our current theme for the students to learn and develop their knowledge and also show a movie on the big screen in the GGOSH room also based on the topic.

Homework

During activity time students have the option to complete any homework they need to in a supervised environment. Our GGOSH staff are always happy to help out with reading, spelling or any of those tricky maths questions! As soon as students finish their homework, they can move onto an activity of their choice.

Snack Time

Each afternoon we have yummy snacks. We know what we are having by checking out the menu board in GGOSH. We also know if Darian, our snack lady needs helpers by her green helper stars on the menu display. We love helping prepare snack..
We have a great variety of things for snack from pizza toast, pasta bakes, sandwiches, soup and garlic bread, just to name a few.
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