after care

Our Aim

The aim of the Fish Hoek Primary School After Care is to provide a safe, relaxed, happy 'home from home' atmosphere for the children in our care. All of our staff have years of experience & most hold a CPR and First Aid certificate.


Enrolment to Fish Hoek Primary School After Care Centre:

You will receive an enrolment form which you need to complete and return to us with all necessary details e.g. relevant contact numbers, addresses and important information about your child – Your child may only attend After Care on acceptance of their enrolment form. Please note enrolment forms are essential and that any changes to this information must be brought to our attention immediately. You will also receive a 'Rules and Regulations' form which you are asked to read through with your child. We have set rules which we insist on for the safety and security of your child and the smooth running of the After Care.


Times:

Grade R:  12h45-18h00 

Grades 1 to 7: 13h00-18h00 

On days when the School closes early, we will accommodate all grades. After care starts on the first day of school in January and runs through until the 2nd week of December. 


CLOSING TIME is strictly 18h00. Please note late fetching of children is not seen in a good light and will be billed at R40 per child, per five minutes or part thereof and will be payable on collection of the child. Please do not abuse the closing time, as staff also need to catch their transport home. 


Daily program:

On arrival at the After Care Centre each day your child’s name is entered on the register. They then receive a fully cooked, homemade midday meal (e.g.: Spaghetti Bolognaise, Macaroni & Cheese, chicken Strips, Beef or Chicken Burgers etc.) before they start their homework. Sandwiches, fruit and juice is served everyday at 15h30.

Parents of children doing sports activities will be required to complete an extra mural form. All children must meet in the respective quads at the end of the school day before going to their sports or After Care in order for us to take a register.

Free play indoors or outdoors will be the child's own choice as our staff are stationed in and outside during the entire afternoon. Children should be encouraged to wear play clothes in the afternoon to protect their school uniforms. 

We have books, puzzles, lego, playdough, colouring books, board games etc for indoor play. We have a Television/video/DVD player for those wet, cold days when the children want to watch.

Because of the irregular picking up times of children and the busy sports programme we are not able to provide structural play for the children, therefore free play is offered. 


Homework Class:

Homework is done on a daily basis and is fully supervised from 14h00 to 15h30, teatime is from 15h30 until 16h00. After teatime homework class continues until 17h00. Those children who arrive after 16h00 are encouraged to do their homework upon arrival, where they are still supervised. 

If there are parents who do not wish their child to participate in homework class, we need this to be given to us in writing. 

Children should bring their own stationary for homework class (pencil, eraser, ruler etc). 

If children do not bring stationary to do their homework, or miss these sessions due to extra murals, they will have to complete their homework at home. Children will be encouraged and supervised, but the onus still remains on the parents to see that all homework is completed.  


Holiday care: Holiday care times:  07h00-18h00 (Monday - Friday) 

We are very proud of our holiday care programme in that we provide a varied, busy, happy and fun-filled time for your child. Children receive, breakfast, a mid morning snack, cooked lunch and an afternoon snack. Please note that this facility is provided at an additional cost. Please make enquiries at the After Care.

Children are allowed to bring their bicycles, skateboards, roller blades etc to school during the holidays, but they are responsible for looking after their belongings (Please insist on protective gear where bicycles, skateboards and roller blades are concerned). Aftercare won’t be held responsible for loss or damage of property.


Casual service:

The 2020 casual rate is R70-00 per day per child irrespective of how long they are at the After Care.

FAQs

Operating hours:

Which grades can attend? & Is homework covered?

Which grades can attend? & Is homework covered?

What time does After Care operate? 

We are open from 07h00 and close STRICTLY at 18h00.


Is After Care open during school holidays? 

Yes, there is a holiday care programme from 07h00 - 18h00 Monday to Friday.

Which grades can attend? & Is homework covered?

Which grades can attend? & Is homework covered?

Which grades can attend? & Is homework covered?

 

From Pre-Grade R to 7.


Homework is supervised by our loving After Care staff. 

Where is the After Care facility?

Which grades can attend? & Is homework covered?

Must I send food to aftercare with my child?

A specially designated, separate, safe environment with well equipped play area, quiet indoor area as well as homework area is situated on our ring road in the centre of the school fields. 

Must I send food to aftercare with my child?

Can After Care children attend sports and extra murals?

Must I send food to aftercare with my child?

A healthy, cooked lunch is served daily as well as fruit, sandwiches and juice at 15h30.

Can After Care children attend sports and extra murals?

Can After Care children attend sports and extra murals?

Can After Care children attend sports and extra murals?

Children are taken to and collected from the various sports. Only Grade 1 & 2's are collected and taken to private sport where necessary.