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Noscar

NOSCAR

Ngaio School Out of School Care and Recreation Programme


NOSCAR is the before and after school care programme for children enrolled at Ngaio School.
It aims to provide a safe and stimulating programme, which caters for the children's needs and interests.
The safety of the children is the paramount consideration during programme provision.

Points to Note:

NOSCAR operates throughout the year with a waiting list.

Enrolment at Ngaio School does not guarantee a place on the NOSCAR programme.

Completion of a NOSCAR enrolment form does not guarantee your child a place at NOSCAR immediately.

Please notify the NOSCAR staff of impending enrolments as soon as you can, so your child can be placed on the waiting list.

Supervisor: Charlene Mitchell
Phone: 939 6496
E-mail: noscar@ngaio.school.nz

Charlene (Head Supervisor)

 

Caroline (Deputy Supervisor)

Ben (Outside Activities Coordinator)

  


NOSCAR operates from the school library - McLeod Hall.
It also uses the hallways, outside activity areas and playing field.

NOSCAR Procedures

Hours

NOSCAR operates from Monday to Friday during term time.
Before school from 7.30am to 8.30am
After school from 3pm to 6.00pm.

A school holiday programme may operate from 8.00am to 5.30pm.


Enrolling - full or part time, or casually (when available)

All families must complete an enrolment form and sign a parent contract before their child can participate in the programme.
This is available from the Supervisor or you can download the attachment at the end of this page


All children must be enrolled at Ngaio School and details on their enrolment form are updated every year.


Fees & Payment

  • Before school: $7.50
  • After school: $15.00 first child, $13.00 siblings

NOSCAR employs an accounts administrator who sends out invoices and monitors payments.
Fees may be paid fortnightly, monthly, or termly if paid by Week 5 of the term.
Fees can be paid using internet banking, direct credit or cheque. Prompt payment is appreciated.

Click here to e-mail the Accounts Administrator

Daily procedures

  • Drop off and pick up procedures
    Parents make verbal contact with a staff member and sign their children out of NOSCAR.
    Staff do not release a child to a person who is not identified on the enrolment form.
    If an unauthorised person comes to collect the child, parents are contacted for authorisation.
  • If the child is going to be absent
    Parents must leave a message on the NOSCAR answer phone (939 6496) before each session their child will not be attending.
  • If the child does not arrive at NOSCAR
    A roll is taken at the start of each session and all unexplained absences are promptly followed up.
    There are clear procedures for contacting parents and the identified contacts if children are not accounted for.

Daily activities

Each day NOSCAR provides a range of programme activities for the children, including;

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Physical Activity
  • Quiet games and activity
  • Television
  • Areas for quiet reading and homework completion

Children bring their own afternoon tea.

Holiday programmes

A programme will run if there is demand and suitably qualified staff are available.
The programme will be for one week in April, July and the September holidays.
There may be a holiday programme after school finishes in December, and in January before school begins.
Holiday Programme Fees: $45.00 for the first child and for $40.00 for siblings.

Staffing

The staff/child ratio is 1:10 during normal NOSCAR sessions.
There is always a minimum of two staff on duty.
More staff are used for holiday programme excursions.

Safety

  • Looking after the medical needs of the children
    The supervisor sends out a form each year to all parents requesting information on children's medical conditions.
    The medical information is listed and a copy kept with the First Aid Kit.
    Staff members will refer to a signed medication consent form when administering medication.
  • Sun safety
    Staff members will ensure that children wear hats whenever they are outdoors in the summer months.
    NOSCAR will have a supply of sunscreen available for the children to use.
  • Preparation for a major emergency
    How are the children prepared to cope with a major emergency during a NOSCAR session?
    The first priority is the safety of children and staff. Emergency practices are held each term.
    First aid equipment and water are held at NOSCAR and shelter will be coordinated by the Supervisor.

Expressing any concerns you may have

Complaint procedures are:

  • Approach the Supervisor
  • If the parent is still unhappy, they should then contact the Principal who will respond in writing.
  • Further complaints must be made in writing.
    They must contain details of grievances and desired outcomes.
    The Principal will respond to the complaint within 14 days.
    Where possible, a mutually agreeable outcome will be sought.
    If this is not possible, the complainant may contact the Board.

If the complaint is against the Supervisor, the parent approaches the Principal directly