St. Joseph's School | Smithers BC

After School Care Programme

Are you looking for after school care for your school-aged child? St. Joseph's has an excellent program! Drop in to check it out, or call St. Joseph's School 250 847 9414 anytime for more information.  

Our program offers a variety of fun, interactive and engaging activities to keep your child occupied. We have children from St. Joseph’s, Walnut Park and Muheim Elementary, giving your children the opportunity to meet others from different schools and expand their network of friends.The purpose of our program is to provide a welcoming and caring environment for children whose parents work extend beyond the school day.


Ages:      The After School Care Programme is for children 5 to 12 years of age.

Hours:     The After School Care Programme will operate:

               3:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 2:00 pm to 6:00pm on Thursday.

               The program runs from September to June. The After School Care Programme does not operate during pro-d days and school holidays.


Fees:       Fees will be calculated according to hours of attendance.

               After school fees are:

               Daily rate for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 3:00 – 4:30pm: $16.00

                                                                                                           3:00 – 6:00pm: $20.00

               Thursday: 2:00 – 3:30 - $16.00

                               2:00 – 5:00 - $20.00

                               2:00 – 6:00 - $24.00

Daily Routine:

We have snack at the beginning of the program, then encourage the children to be active by going outside to play except in very inclement weather.  Each day we have a planned activity that will develop their knowledge and/or enjoyment of art, crafts, games, cooking and more.

Very occasionally, we may take field trips in the community. Because of child/ staff ratios, ALL children at the centre will be required to participate. Towards the end of the afternoon, opportunities to do quiet activity (including homework) will be offered.