FAQ page

Whom is JEMs EXTRA geared for?

Primary school children who attend any Public or private Jewish or Non Jewish school

Is it instead of JEMs?

No, regular JEMs classes will continue to operate each day of the week teaching Hebrew and Jewish studies. JEMs EXTRA will focus on other activities. 

How many days can my child attend JEMs EXTRA?

1-4 afternoons per week, there is a $50 discount for those attending 2 or more afternoons a week 

Will my child need a uniform or musical instrument?

No, children can wear any suitable clothing and for those enroled in music the music bus will be providing instruments for the lesson

Which instruments can my child choose?

Choice of Keyboard or guitar

Where are the activities located? and where is Pick up / drop off?

All activities are based at JEMs, which is located at 36 Flood St Bondi (above Our Big Kitchen). Sport will be at Waverley Park, however pick up & drop off will be at JEMs. 

What is the length of the session?

As an after school care, our session runs from 3:00 till 5:30 (and up to 6:30 for those who need), however, most activities will begin around 4:15 giving parents and buses time to arrive from different schools. Depending on the activity most will conclude by around 5:15/5:30.

Does my child need to come for the whole session?

No, the long hours are there to help working parents, and to accomodate schools with different end times, however, you can choose for your child to attend just their nominated activity time.

What will my child do if they are there for longer then their nominated activity?

Prior to the activity start there will be snack, free play & Tefilla. 

Can my child be collected from their school by bus?

Sure, if it is a school we currently offer the bus service from just note it on the form, for other schools if we have a minimum of 4 children we can provide a bus (provided we have the capacity on that day). 

Which schools are currently served by a bus? and on which days? 

Bellevue Hill = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Bondi Beach = Thursday

Clovelly = Wednesday

Rose Bay = Wednesday & Thursday

South Coogee = Monday

Woollahra = Wednesday

Kesser Torah, Mount Sinai, Emanuel & Moriah = A JEMs staff member will meet the children at the school bus stop (corner of Bondi Rd & Flood St.) at no charge, we might also run a bus if parents prefer.

 Is there a cost for the bus?

Yes, it is $60 per term (per day of attendace, i.e. if a child attends Monday AND Tuesday it is $120 per term), this is the cost of running the service. 

Will my child need to bring afternoon tea?

No, Afternoon tea & water will be provided