Having some quiet time after a busy school day by Mrs R Taylor

After School Care Programme 2024

For Years 0 to 8 Students.

The After School Care Programme runs every day after school from 3:00pm until 5:30pm. It is a fully supervised programme for Columba College students from Years 0 to 8. Students remain on the school grounds, on the Hill Jack campus in the Solway block.

The supervisor runs a varied and interesting programme. Students have the opportunity to be involved in outdoor play, indoor activities or to start their homework. Parents are welcome to visit the After School Care programme and to meet the supervisor, Mrs Rachel Taylor.

Students may come on a regular or casual basis. The programme provides a regular service as well as being a back-up for parents who have an unexpected commitment after school. All students receive afternoon-tea, irrespective of the length of their stay.


The following daily rates (GST inclusive) apply from Term I, 2022:

  • for children picked up before 4:30pm : $12.00 per child 
  • for children picked up before 5:30pm : $20.00 per child
  • for children picked up after 5:30pm an additional cost of $4.00 per quarter hour will be incurred as this is outside the normal operating hours.

For the second and third child in the family using the programme on the same day, a concession will apply: 

  • for children picked up before 4:30pm : $10.80 per child
  • for children picked up before 5:30pm : $18.00 per child

The cost of After School Care is charged to the school monthly accounts.


These are made by emailing dhope@columbacollege.school.nz or by phoning the School Office (467 5188), and may be on a permanent or casual basis. For a casual booking, please contact the School Office by 2:30pm on the day concerned. The office will inform the Supervisor and your child's teacher of the booking. 

The emergency phone number to contact the Supervisor after 4:30pm is 470 3715.