Neighbourhood Trust Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) programmes provide a fun and safe environment for Mairehau Primary and St Francis of Assisi children before and after school hours, for Years 0 – 8.
About Neighbourhood Trust OSCAR
Mairehau Primary and St Francis of Assisi Before and After School Programme
The Before and After School Programme is committed to provide primary school children and their families in the Mairehau community with a safe learning environment to develop, grow and reach towards their full potential, while being a positive signpost to our community.
We are based at St Francis of Assisi, 370 Innes Road, in the old two storey administration building.
We walk children from Mairehau Primary to St Francis (we use a van if the weather is particularly bad).
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.
The Supervisor and Staff are employed to provide a safe, stimulating, caring and comfortable environment for the children, taking into account children’s individual needs.
Staff/child ratio: 1:10 onsite | 1:8 for trips | 1:5 for swimming or around water
Meet our team
I started working for Neighbourhood Trust OSCAR in July 2018, starting as a casual and working my way up as needed.
There are many reasons why I have chosen to work within OSCAR; one of them is I enjoy interacting with the children, observing how creative their minds can be and being able to help them embrace their creativity and talents in many forms.
Secondly, I enjoy this job because I am really a big kid at heart and I get to show this off in this environment and have fun with the kids.
My interests are being in the outdoors, camping, reading, listening to music, photography and anything around being creative with film, websites, and creative writing (in particular, poetry).
OSCAR Part-time Employee
I have been working for Neighbourhood Trust OSCAR since 2016.
I think the reason for why I have been working with the NHT OSCAR for nearly six years is because, not only do I get to be creative and have fun spending time with the children, but I also get the huge privilege to watch them learn and grow into the best versions of themselves.
It’s so rewarding to stand alongside these children and experience a part of life with them.
Would you like to visit?
You are welcome to visit to meet our staff and see first-hand how things are run.
OSCAR Manager: Roana Johnstone | M: 027 701 9382 | E: email@example.com
After School & Before School Supervisor; 2IC: Chelsea Meikle | M: 027 717 2544 (please leave a message) | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
MSD and Oranga Tamariki Approved
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 and Income subsidies
Work and Income subsidies are available for families meeting the eligibility criteria. Find out more here.
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.
The OSCAR Network provides support to programmes but is not a programme provider.
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.