Join us on Friday afternoons

JAFFA is a Friday afternoon group for kids in Years 3-6. Anyone and everyone is welcome here with us! We learn about Jesus, play games, eat together, sing songs and have loads of fun hanging out with friends.


Term dates for 2024 are:

  • Term 1: 9 February – 12 April
  • Term 2: 3 May – 5 July
  • Term 3: 26 July – 27 September
  • Term 4: 18 October – 13 December
JAFFA kids meeting

Where we meet

JAFFA runs every Friday during school term from 3pm-4.45pm in the Memorial Hall. We can’t wait to see you there! 


Getting here

JAFFA leaders walk students from two schools straight after school on Friday afternoons (but kids from all schools are welcome!).

  • North Sydney Demonstration School: McHatton St Gate
  • Shore School: Edward St Prep School Gate

Our leaders

To ensure we offer the best possible care at JAFFA, all our volunteers (over 18 years) have a Working with Children Check, and adhere to the Safe Ministry requirements of the Anglican Diocese.

JAFFA leaders

If you would like more information or have a question, please email [email protected]


2.55pm: Kids from North Sydney Demonstration School get picked up by the JAFFA leaders. Children from other schools get dropped off to Memorial Hall at St Thomas’ where leaders will be there to greet them.

3.15pm: The kids will eat some afternoon tea and play some games, followed by a Bible talk and discussion groups in their various year groups with their leaders.

4.45pm: The program finishes and parents can pick their child up from the Memorial Hall.

Safe Ministry

Here at St Thomas’ we are committed to protecting and promoting the safety and welfare of all people – especially those within our own church community. To ensure that we offer the best possible care at Kids’ Church, we adhere to the Safe Ministry requirements of the Anglican Diocese. As well as up to date safe ministry checks, all of our leaders who are over 18 have a Working with Children Check and some are also First Aid trained. We follow the safe ministry supervision ratio of 1:5 for preschoolers (one leader for every five children) and 1:7 for primary aged kids.
Please email Sarah Greenaway, our Safe Ministry representative, if you have any concerns at [email protected]

JAFFA Events

Be sure to check out the 2024 calendar below for key dates for next year. 

Please look at our events page for more information.