ADDITIONAL SERVICES

The Boston After-School Care Centre (BASCC) operates under the control of the School Governing Body whose decisions are binding.

  1. The Boston After-School Care Centre (BASCC) is open only to learners enrolled at Boston Primary School.
  2. Supervision of the daily running of the Centre is under the control of the Principal, the Deputy Principal, a Supervisor, an Assistant Supervisor and two additional Assistants.
  3. Learners will be accepted if accommodation is available and at the discretion of the Principal and the School Governing Body.

Objectives

Our aim is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for Boston Primary learners with the following objectives:

  1. Provide a setting in which a child may make friends, feel safe, and secure under the supervision of responsible adults.
  2. Develop the child’s respect for self and others.
  3. Provide opportunities for the child to engage in activities that would develop social, physical and mental stimulation.

Hours of operation and types of care

  1. Grade R to Grade 2 Extended-care during the Term from 12:30 to 15:30.
  2. Grade R to Grade 7 Full-care during the Term from 12:30 to 17:45.
  3. Grade R to Grade 7 Full-care during School holidays from 07:30 to 17:45.
  4. SPECIAL School holidays, the Centre is open for existing after-care learners only.
  5. The Centre is closed on Official Public Holidays.
  6. The Centre is closed from mid-December until the second week in January.

Boston offers private music lessons for learners interested in learning to play an instrument. There are two private music teachers who offer the following instruments:

  • Piano
  • Recorder
  • Guitar
  • Violin

The fees are arranged and paid directly to the music teachers. Learners present their skills at the annual music concert held in the fourth term.

The School has a qualified Remedial teacher. Learners are referred to the Remedial teacher by their class teachers. Learners attend Remedial lessons primarily in English and Mathematics during the academic day.

Help2Read is a non-profit organization established with a goal to erase illiteracy in South Africa. Literacy intervention programmes are run at public primary schools across South Africa, and provide children who struggle to read with one-on-one attention from a volunteer Reading Helper or community Literacy Tutor. Through consistent literacy input, reading help and fun activities, the children that participate in the programmes not only learn to read, they fall in love with it. Currently Boston has five volunteers who help children from Grade one to Grade four.