“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it”. ~ Proverbs 22:6
Our Aftercare promotes the Christian Faith.
Aftercare (Gr.1 to Gr. 7)
Our Aftercare was established in 2012. We saw the need for an affordable aftercare, which still provided the necessities to be a great Aftercare. With the grace of God, we were blessed with our very own bus which we use to collect children from 3 schools (Laerskool President Steyn, General Alberts and Alberton Primary), to bring them back to the aftercare facility. It is our wish to create a warm and safe environment for our children to learn and play in.
A truly affordable aftercare, was one of the first services Ligstad ever offered back in 2012. We saw a dead space in the middle of Alberton North and we decided to breathe new life into it. We created meaning where there was none. We started out with 40 kids in our aftercare. After acquiring a new school bus of our own, we developed the capacity to accommodate 65 children in our Aftercare. The Ligstad Aftercare now stands as a safe space, where learners can gather, learn and grow, all under the protecting, watchful eye of our Lord and Saviour.
One of our great passions at the Ligstad aftercare, is of course our primary school learners. We care about their happiness as well as their wellbeing. We ensure that the meals and snacks our learners receive are well balanced and healthy. We encourage our learners to do their part and work hard, whether they are busy completing their homework, or studying for an upcoming test or exam. It is important for us to teach our learners how to be self-sufficient, which will allow them to use their God given strengths and talents to the utmost. We also find it important to further their knowledge of God, His love as well as His hand in their lives. We wish to foster a culture of love, respect and understanding between our learners, no matter their background.
Our Goal is to create a safe space for our learners to function in. It is very important that each and every child should feel safe at our aftercare. We aim to get as many smile and giggles from our youngsters as possible. We also assist and guide our little ones when they complete their homework. Our aim here is to develop a strong academic foundation in them, so that they can be more self-sufficient when they reach the higher grades. Kids should also just be kids while they can and have as much fun as they can. We aim to promote co-operation, friendships and good old fun!!!
What we offer to our children
We provide a variety of activities for the children placed in our care, which includes, but is not limited to the following.
On Fridays the aftercare kids receive free recorder lessons by Masters of Music: Ms. Ilse Louise Herholdt and Mr. Peter Rossouw.
Bible Study Sessions
As Ligstad is an Christian Organisation, children enjoy bible study sessions every Friday.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Although the Ligstad Aftercare welcomes children from all Primary School, we only fetch children from Laerskool President Steyn, Generaal Alberts Primary and Alberton Primary.
The Ligstad Aftercare is open most holidays with no extra charge to you.
Ligstad closes for one week in the June/July holiday. We also close the Friday after the schools have closed for the December holidays.
The Aftercare is closed on public holidays.
Each school is fetched individually on normal school days.
When the learners arrive at the aftercare, they are treated to a healthy and balanced cooked lunch.
After a hearty meal, learners move to the study hall to complete their homework.
Learners are free to play after they’ve completed their homework.
At 16:00 our learners enjoy a snack as well as a beverage.
All learners must be fetched before 18:00 weekdays.
We offer recorder lessons on Fridays (optional with no extra charge)
Bible study lessons on Fridays.
Volunteer at the Ligstad Aftercare.
We rely heavily on the help of volunteers when it comes to assisting our learner to complete their homework. Learner are assisted with their homework between 14:00 and 16:00, Mondays to Thursdays. Should you wish to get involved, please contact Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 907 0518.