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Inside Out of School Care!

Out of School Care

HEOSC offers before and after school care programs inside Hillcrest Elementary School in Gordon Head. We offer a wide range of activities to engage children from Kindergarten to Grade 5. In our programs, children have the opportunity to engage in arts and crafts, creative play, construction, physical activity, board games, and reading. We also provide a nut-free snack in our after school program.

Out of School Care Activities

Each day, a variety of activities are set up for the children to choose from. These activities include:
  • A dramatic or creative play activity (dollhouse, cars, play kitchen, camping set, pet shop, etc.)
  • A construction activity (lego, blocks, building straws, trio, etc.)
  • A craft or hands on activity (play dough, painting, arts & crafts of all kinds, etc.)
  • A physical activity (gym games, sports, free play outside)
  • Board games and books

After School Care Clubs

In addition to our usual daily activities, once a week we offer children in After School Care a "Clubs" day. Clubs are always a huge hit amongst the children. Clubs are not age-segregated. Instead the children choose their club based on their interests. Each month a new set of three clubs are offered, and the day on which clubs takes place rotates monthly. 

Previous popular clubs include Science Club, Sketch Club, Baking Club, Lego Challenge Club and Basketball Club. 

Afternoon Snack

We also provide a healthy snack every day, which always includes 2 food groups and follows the Canadian Food Guide for healthy eating. Popular snacks have included Chia Strawberry Smoothie Bowls, Vegetable Pasta Salad with Chickpeas, and Freshly made Tzatziki served with Naan and cucumber. 

Part-time Out of School Care:

We offer part-time After School Care. Either two days/week or three days/week. Part time care is available under certain circumstances. If the After School Care program is not full come September, then HEOSC will accept part time registration. If another family requests full time care then the part time family will be given the opportunity to take a full time spot or give up their spot. The Board of Directors will review this on a case by case basis. Please speak to the manager for more information.

2023/24 HEOSC Hours 

HEOSC Hours are 7:15am - 8:45am, and 2:37pm - 5:30pm


Elementary School Hours are 8:45am - 2:37pm

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Before School can be found in room #15 inside Hillcrest. Parents/guardians are welcome to drop their children off anytime within our hours of operation. Kindergarten children will be walked to their class each day at the school bell.

After School Care will begin at the school bell and run until 5:30pm. Parents/guardians are welcome to pick up anytime within our hours of operation. Kindergarten children will be picked up from their class each day after school finishes. Late pick-ups are subject to a fee of $1 per child per minute.

Absences & Sickess

Reminder to please email or call 

(250-472-1530) us 15 minutes prior to dismissal to let us know if your child will not be attending After School Care.

It is important to note that the school does not tell us if your child is ill or absent from school - this is something we expect parents to do.

We worry about your child - your child's safety is of the utmost concern for us. Please let us know. There is a $20 per child per day charge for Unexplained Absences.

If your child missed school due to illness, please do not bring them to After School Care. We would like to limit the spread of illness as much as possible.

Pro-D Camp

We run a full day 7:15am-5:30pm Pro-D Camp on all Hillcrest Pro-D days. Camps are only open to families who already have a child enrolled in Out of School Care. Please visit our Services page for further details.

Parent Handbook


For more information about our programs, please download our Parent Handbook below.

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