Silverdale School OSCAR

About Us 

Client Photos/Oscar2(copy).jpgThe Silverdale School OSCAR programme offers busy families morning and after school care and a school holiday programme for five to 13 year olds.

These days even our kids feel the stress of the busy lives we lead, which is why our OSCAR programme focuses mostly on free play and fun.

Based in the school hall we have access to the basketball courts, fields and playgrounds so your child can enjoy all sorts activities including:

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  • Netball and basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tag
  • Sandpit play
  • Cooking
  • Puzzles
  • Board games
  • Lego
  • Art and crafts
  • Movies

In the afternoons, we also have a quiet time for children to do homework or just re-charge their batteries, and during the winter we use the school library so your child has access to all those resources.


We provide a nutritious breakfast before school and a healthy afternoon tea after school. We have a strict no peanut policy, and are happy to discuss your child’s own dietary needs. Water is always ‘on tap’.


We have been providing OSCAR programmes for 10 years so you can be assured your child is getting quality care in a safe environment. Our supervisors have years of experience as teacher aides or child carers and all have up-to-date first aid certificates.

We have four teachers and spaces are strictly limited to 40 children.

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School Holiday Programme

We offer a school holiday programme for 5-13 year-olds at Penny’s Place in Dairy Flat.

Based in a rural environment, Penny’s Place gives your child plenty of opportunities to play on the farm with the animals and enjoy the outdoors while there are heaps of fun indoor activities including movies, play station, Lego, books, blocks and puzzles to keep them busy.

Morning and afternoon teas are provided, but we ask you to bring your own child’s lunch.

The school holiday programme runs during all the holidays from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, except for three weeks over Christmas when we shut for our annual holidays.

OSCAR subsidies for the school holiday programme are available for qualifying families through Work and Income.


Our programme complies with the Ministry of Social Development Standards for Approval and we are an approved Child, Youth and Family provider. We also offer Work and Income subsidies to qualifying families.

Session $ per child per day
Before school $10
After school $14
Before and after school $22
School holidays: 1 day $40
School holidays: full week $200


Parents are required to fill out an enrolment form for our programmes. We do take casual bookings when space permits, but require a day’s notice to ensure you get a place.

To avoid disappointment, enroll early by contacting Kim on 09 426 8722 or 027 237 6371, or email: