WETNS Extra-Curricular Activities Programme Term 1

Dear School Community,

Our Extra-Curricular Activities programme will begin on Monday 2nd October 2017. Term 1 will run from Monday 2nd October to Thursday 21st December with a break for the October midterm. Registration for all activities will take place on Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September in the school library. You can register and pay for the classes of your choice from drop off at 8.50 and I will also be available throughout the day on all three days. Please be advised that there are a limited number of places in each class and places are given on a first come basis.

Junior and Senior Infant activities start at 1.30 and finish at 2.20. Activities for children from 1st to 6th class start at 2.30 and finish at 3.30 (except Sugarcraft which finishes at 4pm). Please ensure your children are collected on time as late pick-ups impact the collection of other children.

Please find below a full list of classes, including days, times and fees. We are delighted that all our activities are back for this term and we have added Drama and Sugarcraft classes to the timetable for 2017/2018. Please note Athletics will not start this term until Wednesday 18th October, a 9-week term. Please also note a number of activities are not open to children in Junior Infants for term 1.

If you would like to register your child for an activity please complete the Extra-Curricular Activities registration form  (hard copies in the foyer outside the office) and bring it to one of the registration days next week with the fees for that activity. Please note registration is in the library so please do not call to the school office to register as forms can only be taken in the library.

We would like to advise parents/guardians that places in our extracurricular activities programme are only available to children who are pupils of Wicklow Educate Together NS for insurance reasons.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact lisa.jervis@wicklowetns.com

Registration fees

For term 1 you can pay the full registration fee on the registration day or you can make two payments, 50% on the day of registration and the other 50% by Friday 27th October at the latest.                                                                                                                                             

You can pay your registration fees by cash, cheque or directly into our extra-curricular activities bank account as detailed below:

Please note: Our school has 2 bank accounts. The account number below is specifically for ECA (Extra-Curricular Activities; BC (Breakfast Club); HC (Homework Club)

Cash – where possible please have exact amount.

Cheque – please make cheques payable to Wicklow Educate Together NS

Directly into the bank –   IBAN IE34AIBK93361905417550    BIC – AIBKIE2D                         Please quote ECA and your Family Surname as the reference for your payment when making the payment online.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at lisa.jervis@wicklowetns.com 


Anyone 4 Science  www.anyone4science.com   Mondays


2.30 – 3.30 1ST – 6TH CLASS

Anyone 4 Science is an educational organisation providing hands-on science and engineering activities for primary school children. They take science subjects normally taught at third level and present them at primary school level through age appropriate experiments. The topics for this term are microbiology and the chemistry of water. The senior infants will have an introduction to science and it will include some microbiology and water chemistry. The older children will learn how to be little microbiologists, they will learn about microorganisms, bacteria, streaking plates, growing moulds, bacteria structure. The water chemistry will be about water properties purification and Conservation. Fee €77.00 for the 11-week term.


Yoga – Kids Yoga with Maxine Bonus   Mondays


2.30- 3.30 1st – 6th CLASS

As a non-competitive physical activity yoga develops essential life skills while cultivating physical health and fitness. Through creative play, breathing exercises, yoga postures and relaxation, young children explore the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga in a fun-filled learning environment. Children can receive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. In addition, their concentration, sense of calmness and relaxation improve. As yoga is sensory based it can be both calming and stimulating to the sensory system, by learning about the breath and utilizing it as a tool to calm down a child’s central nervous system it helps enormously with self-regulation. In yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with their inner self and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Fee €75.00 for the 11-week term 


Soccer – Joe Kirwan Mondays

2.30 – 3.30  2nd – 6th CLASS ONLY

Joe will run soccer classes every week here at the school.

Fee for 11-week term is €55.00 


Group Guitar – Michael Stedman Mondays

2.30 – 3.30 3rd – 6th CLASS ONLY

Michael will provide guitar lessons here at the school for beginners and improver, these classes are an ideal way to start instrumental tuition. Children must have their own guitar and a folder for music.

Fee for 11-week term is €88.00 


Playball  www.playballbray.ie Tuesdays


2.30-3.30 FOR 1ST – 3RD CLASS

Our aim at Playball is to introduce your child to sport in a positive, fun and non-intimidating way. The program is progressive in nature and recognises the different stages of development in young children. This means that your child will be introduced to basic movement and ball skills in the initial stages of the program and will progress to formalized and structured sports coaching in the latter stages of Playball. Playball also teaches the basic skills of 8 different sports which means that children can realise at an early stage which sport they like and are good at.

Fee for 11-week term is €65.00


Athletics – Eithne Walsh Wednesdays

1.30 -2.20 (SENIOR INFANTS ONLY for Term 1)

2.30 – 3.30 FOR 1ST– 6TH CLASS


Athletics will be coached by Eithne Walsh a Level 2 AAI Coach with 7 years’ experience coaching with Inbhear Dee Athletics Club. The sessions will focus on the fundamental movement skills around running, throwing and jumping in a fun environment. These 3 skills are the basis for all sports and will result in stronger muscles and bones, more endurance and greater flexibility and strength. It will enhance the child’s confidence in their physical body and its capabilities. These can be lacking in this generation due to the massive changes in lifestyle that have occurred over the last 20 years. “The first 12 years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out” – lay the foundations for a healthy life now!

Fee for 9-week term is €63.00


Drama – Maeve – Wednesdays


2.30 – 3.30 for 1st – 3rd CLASS

Drama Classes with Maeve focus on encouraging children to tap in to their creativity and blossoming imaginations in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment. Classes include making and using puppets, introduction to mime, moving to music, improvisation, poetry and lots of fun drama games.

Fee for 11-week term is €77.00


Sugarcraft – Gina McDonogh  Wednesdays 

2.30 – 4.00pm 3rd – 6th CLASS ONLY

Please note this class is 1.5 hours long.

I have been involved in the Sugarcraft for the last 17 years and have been teaching the craft for the last 7 years. Classes are fun, relaxed, creative and interactive.

I demonstrate how to make the figures step by step and then give the kids time to recreate each step. The kids then bring home their own sugar paste figure each week. Each class is 1 1/2 hr long from 2.30pm to 4pm. I supply all tools and materials.

Fee for 11-week term is €110.00


Arts & Crafts – Amber Godwin   Thursdays


2.30 – 3.30 1ST – 6TH CLASS

Let their imagination run free in Arts and Crafts class with Amber Godwin. Children will have the opportunity to try out many materials and techniques, with a different project each week. All materials provided.

The 2.30 session is a practical class using more advanced techniques than the juniors. Children will have the opportunity to explore different materials and textures through hands on craft activities involving clay, fibre, paper and card, as well as many other materials. The usual cutting and sticking will be joined by sculpting, sewing and creating in other ways while they make fun and sometimes practical crafts. We will also be exploring the use of colour, depth and composition in a fun and engaging way using paint, pastels and pencils. Famous and not-so-famous art works will be used as inspiration for our own creations. This is a varied class with lots of flexibility to explore children’s own creativity.

Junior & Senior Infants 11-week term €77.00

1st – 6th class 11-week term €99.00


Irish Dancing – The Dowling School of Irish Dancing Thursdays


2.30 – 3.30 1ST – 6TH CLASS

A fun, energetic class, catering for all ages and abilities. Irish Dancing is the quick and precise movements of the feet to traditional Irish music. It provides physical benefits such as increased stamina, core strength and general overall fitness.  Irish dancing also improves balance, posture, coordination and memory building, all while having fun at the same time. Children can wear tracksuits or leggings and runners for this class.

Fee for 11 week term is €88.00


Chess – 2nd to 6th Class Eamonn & Brian Thursdays

2nd – 6th CLASS ONLY

Eamonn and Brian will run Chess classes for 2nd to 6th class pupils.

Fee for 11 week term is €55.00