After-School Care provision at GES Primary

Date Posted: Friday 25 November 2022

One of the essential questions that prospective families ask us when they visit the school is
“What are the timings of the school day at GES and what activities are available after school”.

Whilst we pride ourselves for offering an extensive extra-curricular programme of activities each week, mainly free of charge and from 15:30 to 16:30, we also provide an after-school care facility every day until 18:00 for busy or working parents.

What, when and how much is After-School Care?

Our after school care service, available for all Primary children, provides a secure, welcoming, personalised environment for children after the end of a school day or following after-school activities.

The service runs on school days from 15:20 to 18:00, and on Wednesdays from 12:30 until 18:00.

Parents can book hours as occasional attendance for CHF 25/hour or can book blocks of hours via our Parent Portal, from CHF 305 for 20 hours to CHF 5120 for unlimited time during the whole academic year.

Meet the team

Our After School Care team is composed of English- and French-speaking Learning Assistants:

Victoria Carr, Yolène Cottard and Nercia Blondeau

After-School Care for Lower Primary children (3 to 5 years-old)

From Pre-School to Key Stage 1 (3 to 5 years-old) the time is divided into free play, snack time and outdoor play.

Activities include arts and crafts, board games, puzzles, Lego and construction, playdough, and independent reading.

Our bilingual after-school care team also plan themed activity weeks in conjunction with holidays and seasons to give the children as much variety of activities as possible.

Here is a selection of activities your children may encounter:

World Space Week with moon sand, space and solar system crafts and healthy snacks even astronauts could eat

Autumn with creation of scarecrows, 3D Pumpkins, leaf sun catchers, baking Apple Crisp and going on a nature scavenger hunt

After-School Care for Upper Primary children (7 to 11 years-old)

In Key Stage 2, After School Care is provided from 15:20 to 18:00.

The programme offers space for pupils to progress on their independent learning, receive support for homework, read books and enjoy small group activities.

A dedicated After School Care space provides a comfortable and cozy spot to enjoy all these activities.

The After School Care team also offers specific supervised Prep sessions (at a termly cost) where children are able to complete their allocated homework, practice their weekly spelling patterns and times tables and make sure they have done the necessary daily reading.

In conclusion

Creating a homely feel with both exciting and relaxing activities is critical after a full school day which may feel tiring, especially for young children. Our wonderful team are truly committed to the well-being of your children and will always be mindful of adapting activities to their needs whilst keeping them busy and happy.

So what are you waiting for? If you have not signed up yet, you can purchase a block of ASC Hours for your child(ren) via My School Portal.

Or if you would like to know about the other school services we provide at GES, please visit this section on our website.

We look forward to seeing you and your children very soon.