Our Holiday Programme is based at Hillcrest Normal School and provides a relaxed, fun and exciting programme for 5 to 12 year olds. We are open from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm each day during the school holiday breaks – daily and weekly bookings are available. Our programme is capped at a maximum of 50 children.
The programme provides a free play environment for our tamariki with activities and experiences for them to enjoy as they choose. We have games, art activities, sporting activities along with many other activities that the children are able to choose from. Being based at Hillcrest Normal School also provides a large number of playgrounds and a swimming pool available in the summer months.
Once a week the children head off on a trip (usually a Wednesday). This year the children are going to the beach, the movies, partaking in an Amazing Race, Waimarino Water Park, Baywave, Waitomo Caves, National Park on a snow trip, Miranda Hot Pools, Extreme Edge Rock Climbing and Ten Pin Bowling.
We provide morning and afternoon tea for the children. Some lunches are also provided if it is part of the days programme.
We have excellent staff/child ratios and we are OSCAR subsidised.
More information on OSCAR subsidies and eligibility can be found on the Work & Income website http://www.workandincome.govt.nz/individuals/a-z-benefits/out-of-school-care-and-recreation-oscar-subsidy.html