Resources - OSCN

By: Oscn  05-Apr-2012

Scoll down the page further to find out about our various publications

Parents .............

Starting Up?.........


These resources are only available to OSCN Members

What's in here?

  • Police Vetting forms
  • Sample Policies and Procedures
  • Employment Resources - sample job descriptions, induction resources etc.
  • Risk assessment forms
  • Coming soon: Ideas Zone! The place for activity ideas and inspiration.

Other Resources.....

Scroll down for some other useful stuff - some free, some for sale

The OSCAR Legal Kit   

Our Legal Kit was originally published in 1998, when it won the National OSCAR supporting organisation award. (Does anyone out there remember the first OSCAR conference in Rotorua?) 

This third edition (2008) has been further updated to reflect changes in legislation such as the Clean Slate Act. The Kit is 70 pages and includes an extensive section on "How the Law Safeguards Children" and guidelines on insurance coverage for OSCAR programmes. We will publish further free update pages as required and the kit is in a ring binder, so it's easy to replace the pages.

You could spend hours searching on-line or find what you need to know right here!

OSCN Fee Survey 2008  

The OSCAR Activity Kit

“Fun at Your Fingertips”  

Ready to Use Game Resources

We know that a certain amount of programme planning happens “on the fly”. So we’ve put together these instructions for various games on laminated cards, held together with a sturdy metal ring.

There are 20 games using cards and dice. Each card has easy to follow rules, recommended age, group size and on the back is a quick summary to jog your memory if you have played the game before. This is the first of several sets that we are aiming to produce. Next year we will add a collection of active games and games with simple boards and counters.

Other news and updates from Oscn


How has your programming changed

We try to incorporate a lot more outdoor activities for our children, and lots of easier quicker crafts that they can finish in one afternoon, as many of our children only come one or two days a week, whereas in earlier years most children came 5 afternoons so we could plan longer more in-depth craft and activities.


Training - OSCN

It is our aim to provide plenty of opportunities for discussion, allow participants to share their own experiences and ideas, and we offer clear and concise guidelines drawn from our long experience in training and advising OSCAR services. OSCN has been running courses for people who work in out of school services for more than 20 years. All trainees receive a certificate to recognise their professional development.


Friends in Japan - Helpful Kids

Masami and Shu and their two children Yuna and Ryo have been friends of mine for the last 22 years when Masami came to NZ as a student visiting Papatoetoe High. Masami and Shu send gifts to all my after school kids every xmas so my after school kids decided to send letters to cheer them up. Week 1 and 2 was who got up each morning and washed face, brushed teeth etc. before watching TV or going to school.