SMART (St Mark’s After School Recreation and Tuition)

SMART Director

Ms Susan Harding
Email: smart@st-marks.school.nz
SMART phone: 3859489 ext 2020
Mobile: 027 7340278

St Mark’s Afterschool, Recreation and Tuition is offered to all students from Year 0 –8 from 3:00pm—5:30pm, Monday to Friday. We offer a variety of after-school activities.

We take pride in offering an Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) programme which is approved and monitored by the Ministry of Social Development.

Mission Statement

The aim of the SMART Programme is to provide interesting activities and supervised care which caters to the children’s individual ages, gender, interests and cultural backgrounds. The programme prides itself on offering a friendly, caring and relaxed environment where children can enjoy themselves at the end of the school day.

The Health and Safety of all our children is of paramount importance to us.

 The Junior Care Group Caters for pupils from Year 0 to Year 2

The Care Programme for Juniors provides opportunities for physical outdoor play, games, crafts and relaxation.

Our craft activities are designed to have an educational component which reflects what is happening in the school or around the world that week.

 The Homework Group Caters for pupils from Year 3 to Year 8

The focus of the Homework  Programme  is to give the Year 3 to Year 8 students 45 minutes of supervised homework time. Students also read books and finish Maths Directed programs. Care assistants help where needed while supervising and encouraging self-directed study and problem solving.

The Homework children may use their device if it is for homework purposes otherwise they are allowed to use their devices after 5pm on appropriate sites, while supervised.

Once homework time finishes the children are given the option to either play outdoor games or stay inside and enjoy an ever-changing array of arts and crafts.

 Afternoon Tea

After roll call we offer a tasty nutritious and balanced afternoon tea.

Fees

The fee structure is as follows:

  • Regular placement $18.00 per session
  • Casual (less than 24hours notice) $20.00 per session
  • Activity only students (after school activities such as Speech and Drama up until 4:30pm) $12.00 per session or if you pick up your child before 4pm

Invoices are sent out regularly during the term as part of your sundry account.

Enrolment and registration

If you would like to enrol your child in the SMART afterschool programme please complete the hard copy enrolment form which you can get from the office or Director of SMART. You will also need to register each term which is done online.

SMART  Registration Term 2, 2017

Staff

The SMART Director, a qualified teacher with more than 20 years’ experience, works with a team of University students who have been selected for their skills and personal attributes. They have been trained and police vetted to ensure quality care for the children.

 There is a maximum adult/child ratio of 1:10