For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me'." Matthew 25: 35-40
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OSCAR (Kids)

OSCAR (Out of School Care And Recreation), provides a safe and warm atmosphere for primary aged children to gather and be cared for Before School; After School and in School holidays. All staff have a passion to work with children and encourage them in recreational pursuits.
Activities are organised by the staff of each programme, recognising the needs of the children that are being catered for. The children all enjoy a range of activities from art, craft, indoor and outdoor games, cooking and trips in holiday programmes. 

Programmes operating at present:

Woodbourne OSCAR, based at the Woodbourne Community centre. This After School and Holiday programme caters for children in age from 5-13years, who live in the Woodbourne, Renwick, and Fairhall and Rapaura district. Our Before School programme is currently in recess.

Redwoodtown OSCAR, Based at Redwoodtown school, caters for the children from St Mary's, Witherlea and Redwoodtown Schools with children from Years 1- 8. In the holiday period we cater for 5-9 year olds, with the older children going to our intermediate aged programme.

Blenheim OSCAR, based at Blenheim School, has four programmes operating. After School we have a Junior and Senior After school programme and in the holidays we have a programme for the over 10 Year olds and under 10 year olds. Schools contributing to the After School programmes are: - Riverlands, Mayfield, Blenheim, Whitney Street and Bohally intermediate.

Springlands OSCAR is based at Springlands School, from where we run a Before school programme that caters for children from any school in Blenheim and 5- 13yearolds. The After School programme is only for the students from Springlands School.
Each programme has an approved roll limit, which has been set by CYF who gives us the approval to operate and review it every 2-3 years.
 
St Mary's OSCAR is based at the St Mary's Church Centre and runs an Afternoon programme.

Fees are charged, but kept at a cost efficient level. Families may receive help from Work and Income OSCAR subsidies if they have a low level of gross weekly income. To qualify for this, parents need to be out working.