Before School and After School care

St Joseph’s Catholic school are proud be working with SKiDs from the beginning of Term 1 2019 to offer before and after school care for our tamariki.

SKiDs is run through out New Zealand with more than 6,500 tamariki come through their doors each day, they consider it a great privilege to support parents, schools and communities.

SKiDs want all kids to feel AWESOME about who they are, so their programmes have been designed to grow core capabililites in kids, so they flourish in life.

For more information visit their website



Becca de la Vega – Owner & Operator

Becca has a background in Marketing and Communications. A mother of two teenagers, she is passionate about making a difference in the lives of not only the children, but the sKids families too. Her nurturing and empowering nature brings out the best amongst the children.

Becca is a community leader in East Auckland.  She is a member of the East Tamaki Pakuranga Rotary Auxiliary.  She and her family are active parishioners of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Howick. Becca is a strong Catholic and grew up with the nuns from kindergarten to university.

For two years she was previously the Choir Manager of a leading Auckland choir, composed of 40-50 schoolgirls aged 9-16. Becca jumped at the opportunity to be inspired daily by working with children and the dynamic sKids team.

Jesus through Mary.

Contact Becca on email 

Larry Abreno – Programme Manager

Larry has a background in Education, Communication, Human Resource Management, counselling and Arts. He has had extensive experience as a teacher/lecturer, a counsellor, and a writer/editor.

Larry has worked as coffee arts teacher and facilitator at a number of sKids programs before becoming a Programme Manager at sKids, and does volunteer work for rest homes, youth programs, camps and workshops. He believes working with children is more than a profession but a call for a greater purpose.

Larry is an ex-seminarian and is a devout Catholic schooled by the Jesuits.