Welcome to ASC
Please note that places in our ASC Program are in high demand and we have had waiting lists for a number of days of the week during the past few years.
Aranda Afters offers After School Care (ASC) during the school term. To find out how to attend, check out how to enroll with us!
Our program hours of operation are: 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm; Monday to Friday during ACT school term time. Excludes ACT public holidays.
Blossoming into Spring
Aranda Afters ASC Programs
Term 4, Weeks 1-5, 2022
"In Full Bloom"
For ASC at the beginning of Term 4, Afters will be promoting understandings of Spring with a focus on gardening and sustainability. We will also be focusing on children’s friendships and working together as team in a plethora of activities. Children will have the chance to focus on building their friendships as well as being able to engage in positive relationships and interactions!
Learning goal: Children will be learning about reducing, reusing and recycling in this program.
National Recycling Week is in week 5 and provides a great opportunity to teach the children sustainable practices and policies we use at Aranda Afters to reduce our environmental footprint.
Sustainability goal: Our goal for this term is to allow children to use more sustainable resources within their creations while at After's. The children will continue to have the responsibility of emptying the scraps bucket into the compost, learning more about sustainability and food waste.
Cultural and community goal: Children will continue to explore celebrations of Spring around the World. Children will focus closely on learning different Spring arts and crafts, Stem and sports activities that are done all over the world. Children will also be learning about the cultural traditions behind Halloween in Week 4.
We are in the process of planning the rest of our Term 4 program for 2022, and will share these programs with the community after finalizing activities and themes. Our programs are crafted in collaboration with all members of the Aranda Afters community, including the primary school, educators, families and children.
Afternoon tea is served at our Outside School Hours Program each afternoon. We have begun implementing hot foods into our afternoon tea, to ensure children have variety if they are attend regularly.
A sample menu: Aranda Afters Menu – 2021
Students, in Years 4, 5 and 6, are issued “chrome books” as part of their learning program at Aranda Primary School. Our program allows children to use their chrome books for educational purposes through an agreement between the child, their parents and the service. In 2019 the nature of this agreement has changed, and students will need to complete and return an updated form before they can begin using their Chromebooks within the program. A link to a copy of the agreement is below.
Aranda Music and Arts (AMA)
Many of the children attending Aranda Afters also attend programs operated by Aranda Music and Arts (AMA).
Families, with children participating in AMA programs, are asked to complete and return an Aranda Afters 2022 Extra-Curricular Permissions Form to the Aranda Afters office to ensure our rolls are maintained accurately. This is particularly important in emergency situations as we need to be able to account for all children who are meant to be with us.
NB: Children will not be able to depart from Afters to attend these programs if the permission form is not returned.
Children Departing the Service