About The SMASH Club
About the SMASH Club
The SMASH Club (St Mary’s After School House) was established in 1998 as a result of an over-whelming need for an After School Care facility in the Parish and the wider community.
The SMASH Club serves Wellington’s children between the ages of 5 – 14 years and offers three different services.
After school care – During the school term our programme runs from 3.00 to 6.00pm. Every day there are a wide range of activities to choose from and afternoon tea is provided.
Holiday Programme – During the school holidays we run two different programmes. Our Junior programme is for 5 to 7 year old and our Senior programme is aimed for children 8 and up. Both programmes provide many activities at SMASH as well as outings such as rock climbing, swimming, visit to Laser Force, Botanic Gardens and trips to the movies (please note, those trips are at extra cost on top of the daily fee).
Breakfast Club – For families that require before school care, Breakfast Club offers kids a chance to relax and have a good breakfast before a big day at school. Breakfast Club starts at 7.15.
These programmes help provide opportunities to develop the physical, social, emotional, cultural and creative potential of the children. This is achieved through activities such as art, craft, drama, table tennis, board games, creative writing, library, cooking, Lego, Kinex, music and dance to name but a few. Supervised homework provides an opportunity for children to complete out-of-school studies.
The SMASH Club is an integral part of the ministry of St Mary’s Anglican Church and the essence of this ministry is contained in our three principles:
- BE SAFE!
- BE CARING!
- BE AWESOME!
Each child enrolled in the programme is introduced and guided through these principles. We invite every family for an informal chat in order to understand the families’ needs and expectations and to make sure we can provide the best care possible for your child. Our very dedicated staff are chosen for their ability to build on these principles and interact with the children and ensure their well-being.
We praise God for the opportunity to minister to these children as we equip them with life skills and develop in them caring and giving hearts.