After school, Before School
& Holiday Programme
370 Innes Road, Mairehau
Our Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Programme (which includes our Before and After School Programme) is committed to providing primary school children and their families in the Mairehau and St Albans community with a safe and fun environment to develop, grow and reach towards their full potential.
We offer care for students from the following schools:
- Mairehau Primary
- St Francis of Assisi School
- St Albans Catholic Primary
- St Albans Primary
- Ouruhia School (after school care only)
The programme is structured and includes planned games and activities for each session. The children also have use of the playgrounds. All activities are well supervised whether indoors or outdoors, and a quiet rest place is also available for children.
Afternoon tea is provided, and usually consists of sandwiches, fruit and a drink.
A typical day involves having afternoon tea when the children arrive, then if it is fine we facilitate outdoor games, and they can also play on the playground. If the weather is not fine we set up crafts and games for the children to do inside.
3:00pm – 5.30pm
3:00pm – 6:00pm
7:30am – 9:00am
8:00am – 5:30pm
8:30am – 5:30pm
- Sibling discount for the second child of 10%.
- Introduce a friend and get a discount.
- All outstanding invoices must be paid prior to holiday bookings being accepted.
- A regular booking is defined as a recurring booking with a repetitive pattern for a minimum of 4 weeks. If a public holiday falls into your repetitive pattern you will be charged for this day.
- All absences must be notified 30 minutes before a session starts.
- Please note: No refunds for absences, public holidays, teacher only days etc.
How to enrol:
Follow this link and click the purple “New parent? Register here” button.
Follow the registration process and enrol your child/ren.
Click the dashboard in the Menu Bar at the top of the screen.
Click on the “make a booking” button and complete the booking into the desired programme.
Once completed, your booking is now pending and will be confirmed ASAP.
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You are welcome to visit to meet our staff and see first-hand how things are run.
For any enquiries, please contact:
Work & Income
MSD & Oranga Tamariki Approved
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOESN’T ARRIVE AT THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMME?
Firstly we will check with the school, then we will contact the main parent/caregiver. The next step is that we will contact every other person listed on your child’s profile (i.e second parent, emergency contacts, authorized pick-ups). The final step after these have been exhausted is to contact the Police. We take this process very seriously and therefore it is important that you keep your child’s profile information up to date.
WHAT ARE YOUR STAFFING RATIO’S?
On Site – 1 : 10
Off Site – 1 : 8
About The OSCAR Network
ENHANCING CHILDREN’S PLAY: WHAKAREWA I TE TAAKAROA TAMARIKI
OSCAR is the term used for out of school care and recreation services that operate for school aged children to 14 years old.
The OSCAR Network provides support to programmes but is not a programme provider.
To find OSCAR providers that cater to your school: https://www.oscn.nz/
MSD & Oranga Tamariki Approved
Te Kāhui Kāhu Accredited
We are approved by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). MSD uses the Social Services Accreditation (SSA) process to ensure that OSCAR programmes are appropriately managed and provide a safe and adequate care environment. This is completed through regular assessments against the Social Sector Accreditation Standards. An accredited provider will have a current letter or certificate of accreditation. All staff are vetted using a risk assessment as per the Children’s Act 2014.
These programmes are also approved by Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Vulnerable Children.
Work & Income subsidies
Work and Income subsidies are available for families meeting the eligibility criteria.
Meet the OSCAR Team
We have a passionate and dedicated team of staff and volunteers who ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the NHT OSCAR programmes.