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Community News - Term 3, 2020

Heather Burnby —


Oscar at Halswell currently has spaces available in our Before school programme, and limited spaces in our After School Programme.

Before School Programme runs from 7:15am. After School to 6pm.

All enquiries please email our Supervisor, Leanne: halswelloscar@gmail.com.


Kidsfirst Kindergarten Halswell.

We are currently looking at filling positions and we may have places for your child. We can take children from 2-5 years.

Halswell Domain, Halswell Road. (behind the Aquatic Pool and Te Hāpua – The Halswell Library)

Flexible sessions offered to suit you: 8.30-11.30,or 8:30-2:30.

20 ECE hours available for 3-5 year olds.

20 Free Hours for 2-3 year olds.

All our teachers are fully qualified, registered and first aid certified.

We would love you to come down, visit and have a look around.




Baxter's Buddies

Call: 021 127 5865 for more details (Half Day, School Day and Full Day until 6:00 pm available). Fun, Friendly and Affordable

Before, After School and Holiday Care Programme

We are based at: Seven Oaks School, 77 Murphys Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025

We collect children daily after school from: Ladbrooks, and Halswell School. We also run a before school care programme for children from the above schools.

About Baxter’s Buddies

Baxters Buddies was established and is run by Lisa Smith, an ex- teacher and mother of three who saw a growing demand for quality/alternative OSCAR care for children in the Halswell and surrounding areas. We have a sport, art and craft focus and include in our programme daily a combination of free choice and organised games/activities.

We do our best to ensure every child is happy and feels like Baxter’s Buddies is a place where they can come and have fun after a long day at school.

We drop off and pick up your children from designated meeting points in each school in our Baxter’s Buddies Vans/bus for before and after school care. We welcome both permanent and casual bookings and offer FREE homework supervision as well as a wide range of fun activities.

Before School Care

7:15-8:45 am M-F, (breakfast provided),

$11.50 for regular bookings

$12.50 for casual bookings

After School Care - Two care Options

3:00-4:00 pm M-F, (Healthy Afternoon Snack Provided) $11.50 for Weekly bookings

$12.50 for Casual Booking

3:00-6:00 pm M-F, (Healthy afternoon snack and optional homework help/ supervision included!)

$19.00 for Weekly bookings

$19.85 for Casual bookings

Sibling Discounts Available!


Like us on our Facebook Page

Contact us at: baxtersbuddiesnz@gmail.com



Is your child shy? Do they feel intimidated by the idea of public speaking and performance? Do they sometimes find it difficult to make eye contact? 

Do they just need 45 minutes a week to take part in organised craziness?! Come and join Marrzipan! We run awesome drama classes which focus on key life skills on Thursdays! 

We play fun engaging games and perform at the end of term once to parents and once to the school. All scripts are original, engaging, educational and HILARIOUS.

 All parents receive weekly class reports too to keep them up to date on their child’s development. Give me a call to come along for a free trial, or just a chat to discuss how our classes can benefit your child's development. 

Contact Sarah on 027 333 4323 or email sarah@marrzipandrama.co.nz