Maungawhau School is home to our very own Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) programme.

We provide before & after school care as well as holiday programmes to cater for working families.

We aim to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment, with a range of appropriate play and relaxation opportunities.

Monday to Friday:
Before School Care:7:30am to 8:30am
After School Care: 3pm to 6pm
Holiday Programme: 8am – 6pm

Maungawhau School – School Hall
43 Ellerton Road, Mt Eden

Oscar Team
09 638 8829 (1pm-6pm)

Oscar Manager – Joseph Dan-Tyrell 
021 950 489 (1pm-6pm)


We provide a range of supervised activities to engage and entertain the children under our care, including but not limited to:

  • Sports
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Baking
  • Outdoor play
  • Dancing
  • Swimming (weather dependent)

The after-school programme provides, in addition to the above, a nutritious afternoon snack, and an environment conducive to the completion of homework (chromebooks are available for this purpose).

We also offer care during school holidays.

A brochure outlining our planned daily activities, pricing for each day and the dates that correspond to them are produced for every holiday period.

Our holiday programmes are made up of: days with activities done around the school,  trip days, where we take the children to fun and interesting places within Auckland, and visitor days where we have someone visit the school to entertain the children.


Regular Bookings (regular weekly attendance)
Before school care

  •  7:30am – 8:30am:  $11.00

After school care

  • Early pick up (3pm – 4pm): $11.00
  • Full session (3pm – 6pm): 18.00

Full Week (5 After School Sessions per week)

  • 3pm – 4pm: $50
  • 3pm – 6pm: $80

Casual Bookings (One off or irregular bookings)

Before School Care

  • 7:30am – 8:30am: $11.00

After School Care

  • Early Pick Up (3pm – 4pm): $14.00
  • Full Session (3pm – 6pm): $20.00

Parents/caregivers are required to enrol and book their children on aimy Plus:
Casual bookings must be made before 1pm on the day care is required. You will be advised if our programme is unable to take your booking.

Parents/caregivers will need to contact the OSCAR team ( by 1pm if their children are unable to attend our programme. If we are not notified by 1pm the fee for the booked session will still be applied.

Invoices are sent out the week after attendance and all information regarding online payments will be included with the invoice.
Alternatively, cash and eftpos payments can be made at the Maungawhau School Office during the school’s office hours.

Children must be signed out upon pick up using the tablet by the entrance of the school hall. Children will only be released to persons nominated in their account on aimy plus. If you want your child to walk home on their own. You must provide a written request (email is much preferred) and an OSCAR staff member will sign them out.


  • Email or text the OSCAR team by 1pm if your child will not be attending.
  • Remind your child to attend the programme and report to the school hall at 3pm to be signed in. Only children in year 0, year 1 or year 2 will be collected from their classroom and escorted to the programme by an OSCAR staff member.
  • Inform us of any changes in your personal details, especially contact numbers.
  • Ensure prompt payment of fees.

We have a strict 6pm closing time that must be adhered to. If parents/caregivers are unable to make this time, OSCAR must be informed ASAP. After 6 pm a late fee of $10.00 will be applied, and an additional $1.00 per minute will apply thereafter.
At least 2 staff members will be present at the programme until all children are picked up.

Maungawhau School Out of School Care (OSCAR) is a self supporting programme, owned and operated by Maungawhau School. Any queries or concerns should be raised with:

Joseph Dan-Tyrell, OSCAR Manager
021 950 489 (1pm – 6pm)