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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. The Woodbourne Phone number is: 027 300 5249

Redwoodtown OSCAR, Based at Redwoodtown school, caters for the children from Witherlea and Redwoodtown Schools with children from Years 1- 8. In the holiday period we also cater for 5-13 year olds. The Redwoodtown Phone number is: 027 750 2073

Blenheim OSCAR, based at Blenheim School, caters for the children from Years 1-8. Schools contributing to the After School programmes are: - Riverlands, Mayfield, Blenheim, and Bohally intermediate. In the holidays we have a Junior programme for children from 5 - 9 years olds. The Phone Number for Blenheim OSCAR is 027 752 9727.

Springlands OSCAR is based at Springlands School, from where we run a Before school programme that caters for children from any school in Blenheim from 5- 13year olds. The After School programme is only for the students from Springlands School and the Bohally Intermediate Students that attended Springlands. The Phone Number for Springlands OSCARS is 022 124 1946
Each programme has an approved roll limit, which has been set by Ministry of Social Development 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 for children from Years 1 - 8. The Schools contributing to this After School Care programme is Whitney Street, St Mary's, Grovetown, Tua Marina and Raupara Schools. The Phone Number for the St Mary's OSCARS is 022 694 8737

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.

Links: www.workandincome.govt.nz / www.oscarnetwork.org.nz