John Paul College's Outside School Hours Care receives National Excellence Award!

John Paul College has again been awarded the highest accolade for an Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program.

Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said John Paul College (JPC) had received a rating of ‘Excellent’ from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.

“JPC has a history of turning out highly successful Queenslanders and much of that can be put down to the OSHC program,” Mr de Brenni said.

“The OSHC program was the first in Australia to receive the highest possible rating in 2014, and then again in 2016, making it the highest performer in its class in the nation, that is something to celebrate.

“Now, under the continued leadership of the highly respected Co-Ordinator Jan Marxsen, the program has made Australian early childhood education history as the first and only education and care service to receive the rating three times.

“This sustained level of immaculate care demonstrates JPC’s ongoing commitment to excellence, improvement and service to our community.

“Just as Jan has recognised her team, I also want to pay tribute to the hard working staff who all have a hugely important impact on our young children, which is so often undervalued, making it even more important to acknowledge this accolade.”

Mr de Brenni said as the regulator for OSHC across the state, the Queensland Government was committed to providing all children a high level of care to ensure they get a great start in life.

“With workforce participation rates growing, Queenslanders have developed a great demand for quality OSHC programs,” he said.

“As a parent myself, I can confirm that the program at JPC plays a critical role in supporting families and their children to be productive contributors to our community and I thank them for that.

“The college has earned an internationally renowned reputation for inclusivity and community and should be applauded for its family-centred approach to schooling and how this has ensured quality out of school hours care.”