After School Care

The Essington School Darwin runs a supervised After School Care Program for students from Preschool to Year 7. Our Preschool students remain in the Preschool area for their childcare. Our Pre-Transition students are collected from class at 11:55 am and utilise both the Preschool and After School Care area for the afternoon. Transition and Year 1 students are collected from class at 2:25pm.

The After School Care Centre is located in Rooms A6 and A7 from 2:25pm to 5:30pm. Students may be collected at any time between the end of the school day and 5.30 p.m. They may not leave the After School Care facility until parents or an appointed person collects them from the premises. Students are not permitted to meet parents in carparks or surrounding streets. Parents may place their child in the program on either a casual or a permanent basis.

At the end of the school day all students meet for afternoon tea. The menu includes finger food such as fruit salad, vegetables and dip, as well as a variety of hot foods. Following afternoon tea, students are involved in activities such as Arts and Craft, Free Play, Drama, Outdoor Activities, Indoor and Outdoor Games. The After School Care Program proves to be a happy and enjoyable experience for many of our Essington students!