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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. 

Aranda Afters ASC Programs

Term 3 Weeks 1-5

Theme: Frosty Fun

As we are now in the middle of winter our theme will be focusing on all things frozen, cold and cool. with an emphasis on Australian winter and what happens to our environment during the season.

We will be staying out of the cold with some entertaining activities that we are sure your children will love.


Educational Goal:

Through this program Aranda Afters desires to achieve developing children's skills, autonomous learning and confidence through our scaffolded activities, spontaneous play and an adaptive program that is designed to further promote interdependence and the individual strengths of the child.

This will be promoted through scaffolded activities that will encourage our students to take control of their own learning, our educators will support this through evidence based pedagogy.


Cultural Goal:

At Aranda Afters we aim for each person's voice to be heard and we believe that everyone's beliefs and values has a place in our community.

In Week 2 we will be celebrating Christmas in July with festive stalls and a variety of international dishes for the children to try.

In week 4 our year 5/6 students have been given the opportunity to contribute to the development of Canberra High Schools new Indigenous Garden with a tree that we will gift and plant.


Sustainable Goal:

At Aranda After's we strive to be a more sustainable service. Sustainable practices are becoming a common part of our everyday routines at Aranda Afters. we are increasing our use of recycled material in our activities for the remainder of the year, as well as encouraging kids to use natural materials in artwork and start thinking about ways we can grow and eat our own food.

Afternoon Tea

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

Chrome Books

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 Afters Acceptable use of Information Technology Agreement.

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 2023 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.

Aranda Afters 2023 Extra-Curricular Permissions Form

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 

Children Departing the Service Form. 

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