ARANDA AFTERS ASSOCIATION
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.
Into the stars
Aranda Afters ASC Programs
Term 2, Weeks 6-10, 2023
"Into the Stars"
Dear Parents and Guardians, our theme for the last 5 weeks, Earth and us, was an absolute success. We got to try new sports, more fun activities and the students and educators all made a conscious effort to include sustainable practices in our program.
These next five weeks, we will be taking what we have learned from the past theme and looking into the stars. learning about our planet, the solar system and distant galaxies.
As always if you have any suggestions, queries or would just like a chat please don't hesitate to email me at:
After learning about our earth and the ways we can help conserve it for the last 5 weeks, We thought it would be fitting for our next theme to be far beyond that... Into the Stars.
Our program will take us through the universe to discover the mysteries of space and how insignificant we all really are in the grand scheme of things, but how much of a change we can make in our community.
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.
As reconciliation day is on the 29th of May, Afters will spend the first week of the program focusing on australias indigenous roots by incorporating a full week of aboriginal sports, inspired artworks and other fun activities to engage the kids in. We are also planning something big with our surrounding community so keep an eye out!
At Aranda After's we strive to be a more sustainable service. Sustainable practices are becoming a common part of our every day routines at Aranda Afters. we are increasing our use of recycled material in our activities for the next five weeks and will start communicating with families in the next coming weeks for donations of materials such as jars, bottles and cardboard boxes.
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 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