Parkes PCYC | Outside school hours care

Fabulous Fun: Parkes PCYC's OOSH Coordinator Katie Spence helping youngsters create their gliders. Photo: Submitted.
Fabulous Fun: Parkes PCYC's OOSH Coordinator Katie Spence helping youngsters create their gliders. Photo: Submitted.

PCYC Outside School Hours Care has been following the children’s interests in aerodynamics this past couple of weeks.

Following on from a suggestion made by one of our kids, educators fostered and encouraged the group to explore this stimulating topic. We started off making paper aero planes, followed by gliders.

These activities provided the opportunity for the children to collaborate, socialise, hypothesis and create as their inventions grew, developed and transformed over the weeks. Children are encouraged and motivated to explore and follow their interests in group settings.

This encourages and stimulates other children to engage in the experience through social and interactive initiatives. Children learn, grow and develop through fun, interest-based experiences here at PCYC!

Monday nights from 5pm is primary school age netball. The activity is a skill-based sessions with a focus learning the basics of netball with some fun games.

Sessions will be aimed to cater for all skill levels to ensure everyone has fun, learns some new skills and makes some new friends.

PCYC Parkes junior basketball is on Tuesday nights from 5pm. Children of all abilities can achieve on the court and reap the rewards of skill development, enhanced self-esteem, social cooperation and grassroots sports participation.

Our national coaching curriculum and the sequentially-developed program consists of warm-up games, skill activities and modified games.

We understand at times it can be a little difficult to get kids to the club so we also offer our after school care where the town bus can drop your child off at the front door where our staff are waiting.

We will then feed your kids afternoon tea, help with homework, get creative with art projects and then bring the downstairs to which ever program they are doing.

We get young people active in life. 

We work with young people to develop their skills, character and leadership. 

We reduce and prevent crime by and against young people.