About our workshops and professional development
Working in an after school care or school holiday programme can be both a challenging and very rewarding role. Our workshops aim to help staff approach their work skillfully and with a good grounding in what really matters when working with children in an OSCAR setting.
Our straight-forward guidelines and tips are drawn from our long experience in supporting OSCAR services. There are also frequent opportunities for discussion and questions, allowing participants to share their own insights and ideas.
Staff will leave a workshop feeling confident, inspired and more connected to the OSCAR sector and our profession. They also receive a certificate to recognise their professional development and will take away useful written material.
“Trying to condense all the ideas we received …could not do justice to our 3 hour workshop ...there were many heads nodding knowingly, mumblings of acknowledgement, stories shared. It was a very familiar pattern of how much we really needed this.”
READ MORE: What are the training requirements for OSCAR staff?
We schedule courses on a term by term basis and aim to release new dates near the end of each term. We regularly offer courses in the following regions, spread over the year: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North and Wellington. We may be able to hold courses in other regions, so please get in touch.
We have also started on-line networking sessions which are proving to be a very valuable alternative for connecting people and sharing knowledge.
Future workshop dates are listed below, as details become available.
Tuesday 21 September
POSTPONED DUE TO L2 Venue: Te Ahu, Conference Room, Corner of State Highway 1 and Mathews Avenue, Kaitaia. This workshop aims to provide staff with simple tools for dealing with challenging behaviours including conditions such as ADHD. Cost: OSCN members: $45-00 per person, Non-members: $65-00 per personDate: Tue 21 Sep 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM Book Event
Wednesday 22 September
POSTPONED DUE TO L2 Venue: Okaihau Primary School, Settlers Way, Okahau . Our network meetings are a great way to touch base with other OSCAR people in your region. This is a free OSCN event - please RSVP so we can plan suitably.Date: Wed 22 Sep 2021
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Book Event
Thursday 23 September
POSTPONED DUE TO L2 Venue: Point Chevalier Community Centre, 18 Huia Rd, Point Chevalier, Auckland. This course covers the common accidents in the playground plus it looks at common medical conditions and how best to deal with them. The course is very practical and hands-on. Cost: OSCN members: $55-00 per person, Non-members: $75-00 per person.Date: Thu 23 Sep 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Book Event
POSTPONED DUE TO L2 Venue: St Francis Xaivier Parish Hall, 63 Park Ave, Kensington, Whangarei. This workshop will give practical guidelines that your staff can use to build child participation and be more interactive and child-centred. Cost: OSCN members: $45-00 per person, Non-members: $65-00 per person.Date: Thu 23 Sep 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Book Event