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.
The Month's Events
Blossoming into Spring
Aranda Afters ASC Programs
Term 1, Weeks 6-10, 2023
For the last five weeks of Term 1 we will be focusing on furthering the children's development at our service, children participating in the program will be involved in activities that are more child based and led, your children will have a say in what activities they want to do, and they will have more control in how they approach an activity. If your child enjoys a certain activity our team will ensure that is noted, furthermore if an activity isn't enjoyed, we encourage our students to engage in our wide variety of spontaneous activities. Pathways is the theme for the remainder of our term at Aranda we believe that the students should have the biggest say in what our services program includes and how it runs, and we will adapt the service to our students and whatever path they choose.
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.
Aranda Afters aims to broaden our children's understanding of the world in which they live and respond to diversity with respect through activities that encourage students to participate in group discussions and shared decision making, Activities that share individual/group creativity and achievements will be a prominent part of our service and accomplishments of all students will be celebrated.
At After's we strive to be a more sustainable service. Our goal for this term is to allow children to use more sustainable resources within their creations while at after's. Activities in this program cycle encourage children to be more engaged in plants life cycles and protection of animals. We will also include bushwalking in our service to further our students connection to the country and land.
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 2022 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