What are we?
The SMASH Club (St Mary’s After School House) was established in 1998 out 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 – 13 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.
School Holiday Programme – During the school holidays we run all day care for children ages 5-13, with a wide range of age appropriate activities, as well as outings such as rock climbing, swimming, Laser Force, Botanic Gardens and trips to the movies . Trip days have additional costs .
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, and the children are walked to school.
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. 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 evident 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.