STARS After School Program – Satellite Locations

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The Program
The STARS Program is for children in JK- Grade 6 at McMurrich Public School, Regal Road Junior Public School, Kensington Community School, and  Rawlinson Community School. It provides a wide variety of enjoyable activities during the after school hours. The program includes drama, arts & crafts, and indoor & outdoor sports. Children are divided into age groups, following a weekly schedule based on Asset Building themes.

Asset Building
Research by the Search Institute has identified 40 “Developmental Assets”, which have a tremendous influence on young people’s lives. Mastering these assets helps children and youth make wise decisions, choose positive paths, and develop into competent, caring, and responsible adults. We follow a weekly schedule based on Asset Building themes.

C.A.T.C.H. Kids is a recreation program designed to promote behaviours that assist in developing and maintaining health in school-age children.  The primary goal is to promote healthy physical activity behaviours. 

HIGH FIVE Quality At Play
St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club is a proud partner in Parks and Recreation Ontario’s HIGH FIVE® program.  This program provides agencies with tools for measuring the success of their recreation programs for children in the area of healthy childhood  development. When children participate in recreational play, they develop physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. What they learn at play provides a strong foundation that will help prepare them for future life experiences. Through our programs we strive to provide activities and environments where children feel safe, welcome, competent, connected, empowered and special.

Arts Programming
All STARS participants will have the opportunity to participate in art, drama, dance and creative writing classes throughout the week.

ROM Trailblazers at Regal Road
The Royal Ontario Museum, and St. Alban’s Boys & Girls Club have partnered to deliver ROM Trailblazers, a program that encourages children to explore their role in relation to the world, past and present, and to innovate towards the future they would like to have. 

Program Times
McMurrich: Dismissal (3:10pm)-6:00pm 
Regal Road: Dismissal (3:30pm)-6:00pm
Kensington: Dismissal (3:20pm)-6:00pm (pick up available from Lord Lansdowne and Da Vinci community schools.)
Rawlinson: Dismissal (3:20pm)- 6:00pm

If your child is going to be absent please call or email so we can inform the counselors.

Pick Up Meeting Spot
Staff pick the children up at dismissal time.
McMurrich: Lunch room in the basement
Regal Road: Front hallway (foyer) OR lunch room in the basement
Lord Lansdowne and Da Vinci: Outside dismissal doors.
Rawlinson: Hallway in front of Rooms 122 & 123

What To Bring
Snack, weather appropriate clothing for outdoor play, drink or water bottle, swim suit and towel (McMurrich, Rawlinson and Regal Road).

We occasionally have access to the Winona pool for recreational swimming during select sessions.  There will be no swimming in the Winter 2020 session, but we hope to offer it in a later session this school year. 
On swimming days, pick-up will be at McMurrich Public School.

Weekly schedules can be obtained from the counselors.

PA Days and Holidays
The STARS program does not run on PA Days and school holidays. We offer a full day (8am-6pm) program for TDSB PA Days and holidays at St. Alban’s Main Clubhouse location (843 Palmerston Ave).

Fees and Payment

McMurrich, Regal Road, and Rawlinson: $20/day
Kensington Community School: $14/day

Late fees: $1/minute
You will be charged one dollar for every minute that you are late to pick-up your child. This charge will be added to your invoice.

Upon registration we require a void cheque or bank information which is used for Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) to withdraw payments. Payment will be withdrawn on the 30th of each month. If you choose not to pay with EFT a 10% administration fee will be added to your bill.

The invoice will be calculated according to the days your child is registered for, not the days they attend. If you wish to make changes to the days in which your child attends mid-way through a month, the new fee will not be administered until the next month.

Tax Receipts
Tax Receipts for the previous year will be given out in February.

Our Staff
We hire well-trained and experienced childcare workers into our children’s program. Our staff bring an outstanding experience and knowledge base with them. Our staff have qualifications in HIGH FIVE, First Aid/CPR, and CATCH Training. Our counselors are fun, energetic and have a strong commitment to quality children’s programming.

Registration for the 2020/2021 School year 
Online registration only.
We are not taking payment or full membership information at this time.

Subsidy application
In order to apply for a full or partial subsidy, please complete the application form and email it to If you do not currently have access to a printer, please email Ikram for alternate arrangements.