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St. Margaret’s School offers Primary (K - Grade 3) and Intermediate (Grades 4 - 6) After School Care Programs on school days from 3:00-5:30 pm. Day camps are also offered throughout the school year on Professional Development days, Parent-Teacher and Student-Led Interview days, throughout Winter Break and Spring Break, and at year-end.
The SMS After School Care Program is designed to be flexible and meet the individual needs of each family – parents have the option to register for regular or drop-in care.
The After School Care Program staff for each Program consists of a supervisor and an assistant, both with extensive experience working with children. You are welcome to drop by our Junior School Multi-Purpose room for a visit any school day after 3:00 pm.
During the year the girls are involved in a wide variety of both organized and self-directed craft activities. The School has a great collection of “beautiful junk” materials and everyone is constantly inventing new and unusual ways of putting these materials to use. The girls are also encouraged to take responsibility in contributing to the development of the activities and to share their knowledge with the rest of the group. Someone always has a favourite project or game that they are excited about and eager to show the rest of the group. The girls also participate daily in outdoor games and activities on the playground.
The Primary After School Care Program provides an environment that is comfortable, creative and pleasant, where everyone has the opportunity to develop valuable social and personal skills and, of course, have a whole lot of fun doing it!
The Intermediate After School Care Program helps students work on their academic and social skills by extending classroom routines into after school activities.
After attendance is taken the girls head out to the playground or make their way over to the gym for a well-deserved break. Students then settle into their homework or have quiet time where they can read, work on math drills / crossword puzzles etc. The Intermediate After School Care supervisor is there to provide help for any homework questions or dilemmas.
Once students have finished their homework, they can work on the computer, design crafts, play board games or inventive games as well as enter into the world of imagination with fort building skills.
Registration is required if you plan to use the After School Care Program for either regular or drop-in care. Please complete a registration form for each child you would like to register for After School Care and return completed forms to the Junior School Office.
This document shows the availablity of After School Care during school closures for the year 2015 - 2016.