About Us

History

With the support of the Principal and some pro-active mothers, Grays Point Activity Centre was founded in 1988 and incorporated in 1997. At the time GPAC was the second before and after school care centre to open in the Shire.

Over the years the service operated from various locations/classrooms at Grays Point Public School run by the GPAC parent managed committee which is a separate entity from Grays Point Public School and the P&C. 

In 2016, GPAC was the first service to undertake and complete the installation of a purpose designed and built demountable on school grounds.

GPAC’s Mission 

The provision of high quality before and after school care (OSHC) services which meet the community needs of GPPS parents.

Read our Constitution Read our Constitution (693 KB)

GPAC licence and legal obligations

  • GPAC operates within the bounds of the NSW Associations Incorporated Act (2007) and associated regulations.
  • GPAC is licensed to provide OSHC services by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). GPAC must demonstrate compliance with the National Quality Framework (NQF) for OSHC services provision which is monitored by an Assessment and Compliance Officers of the Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate (ECECD).
  • Locally (within NSW), GPAC is periodically invited (and subsequently licensed at a fee) by the NSW Department of Education & Communities (DEC) to operate OSHC services upon GPPS grounds. 

Parent Access to OSHC services

GPAC’s legal ‘Association’ status, determines that OSHC services can only be accessed by paid members of the Association. 

Once parents have joined as Association members, they can subsequently enrol their children for GPAC’s OSHC services.

Our Staff

GPAC strives to employ trained and untrained staff of both genders covering different ages and backgrounds. This facilitates a range of ways to build relationships with children and families. All GPAC staff must pass the Working With Children Check and the service imbeds a culture of transparency to protect all stakeholders. The current structure consists of:

Permanent staff:

  • Co-ordinator (Nominated Supervisor)
  • Assistant Co-ordinator (Educational Leader)
  • Cert 4 OOSH trained educator
  • Trainee

Casual staff:

  • Trained educators
  • Untrained educators

Find out more about our staff members

Volunteer Parent Management Committee

The Association’s Constitution states that GPAC be managed and governed by a volunteer Parent Management Committee (PMC). 

The management committee, on behalf of all members, is responsible for ensuring that GPAC provides quality services and complies with relevant legislative requirements. 

The Association’s Constitution stipulates that the management committee comprises of a: President, Treasurer, Secretary and Public Officer. Optional roles include: Vice President, HR Director and Operations Director. 

The Association’s management committee is filled by parent volunteers (Association members), who are elected (to the office bearing roles) by all members at the annual general meeting (AGM). 

Find out more about the committee members

Got a question?

Please check FAQs page or alternatively, send an email to:

enrolments@gpactivitycentre.org for any new or existing enrolment/booking enquiries
admin@gpactivitycentre.org for general enquiries
program@gpactivitycentre.org for any program related suggestions or queries and to contact our Educational Leader
manager@gpactivitycentre.org to contact our Co-ordinator
president@gpactivitycentre.org to contact the President of the Management Committee