The Homework Club was established in 2002 by Belinda Slade at her home. Belinda is a trained and experienced special needs teacher.
The Homework Club soon grew in size and demand and moved to a church venue. There are now 4 Homework Clubs in the Cashmere area, offering before and after school care and a holiday programme for 2 weeks in every school holiday.
The Homework Club is now managed by Sara Shamy, a trained primary school teacher .
The staff to child ratio is 1 to 10 on site and 1 staff member to 8 children when off site. All staff are police vetted and are trained with The Homework Club Policies and Procedures.
There is always a First Aid trained staff member on site.
The Homework Club Supervisor is over 21 years of age, has weekly staff meetings with the manager and is available to discuss any concerns or queries you may have.
The Homework Club offers a structured, fun and exciting programme in a safe and positive environment. Our aims are to provide:
LEARN & GROW
Our Vision is to offer a structured, fun and exciting programme in a safe, caring and positive environment. We adhere to the minimum standard guidelines for OSCAR as approved by The Ministry of Social Development. Our supervisors are always available to talk to you about any queries or questions. Please feel free to call them or The Homework Club Manager at any time.
A friendly, family setting to enhance the emotional wellbeing of every child and to ensure they are kept safe from harm.
An experienced supervisor who will establish good working habits and offer help to ensure that homework is completed in a meaningful and acceptable manner.
Positive routines and rewards enabling your child to feel a sense of achievement and belonging.
Art/craft activities to stimulate your child’s interest and to satisfy their creative mind.
Games and sports activities to encourage individual, small group and whole group play as well as enhancing social and physical skills.
A quiet time to encourage your child to express themselves in a verbal and non-verbal context.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Each of our 4 venues offer a range of engaging activities that will enrich your child's day. We operate every school day from 3.00pm til 6.00pm. Our venues are Barrington, Beckenham, Cashmere and St Martins. All children must be enrolled. Please see Homework Club Enrolment Form. The Homework Club After school Care caters for children enrolled at Cashmere Primary School, Somerfield School, St Martins School and Thorrington School. Children are collected from each of these schools and taken to the above venues. Read more.
The Homework Club Holiday Programme operates for 2 weeks in every school holiday. During the Christmas holidays we close on the 23rd of December and open again for the last two weeks before the new school year commences. There is a 5-9 years programme at The Homework Club Beckenham venue in Landsdowne Terrace Community Centre.
Our 9-13 year programme is held at the Homework Club Barrington venue, St Marks church, (corner Somerfield and Barrington Streets). All children need to be enrolled for the holiday programme at least 3 weeks before each holiday period starts.
All bookings require a 50% deposit to secure a place for your child. The cost is $45 per day 8.00am – 3.00pm or $50 per day 8.00am – 6.00pm.
before school care
Before School Care operates every school day from The Homework Club Barrington venue, St Marks Church, Somerfield and The Homework Club St Martins, at St Martins School Hall. It opens at 7.30am and children are dropped off at school before 8.50am.