WETNS Extra-Curricular Activities Term 1 2017

Our Extra-Curricular Activities programme will begin on Monday 30th January 2017. Term 1 will run from Monday 30th January to Thursday 6th April with a break for the February midterm. Please find below a full list of classes, including days, times and fees. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at lisa.jervis@wicklowetns.com

Anyone 4 Science 1.30 – 2.20 AND 2.30 -3.30

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. Term one will focus on investigating, techniques used in CSI and engineering. Fee €56.00 for 8-week term (Monday).

Soccer – Joe Kirwan 2.30 – 3.30 ONLY 3rd to 6th Class

Joe will run soccer classes every Monday for our 3rd to 6th class pupils. Fee €56.00 for 8-week term (Monday).

Group Guitar – 2.30 to 3.30 ONLY 3rd to 6th Class

Michael Steadman from the Mobile Music School will hold group guitar lessons this term. Aimed at beginners and improver, these classes are an ideal way to start instrumental tuition. Through a series of technical exercises, play along backing tracks, songs and pieces of music, each student’s confidence and ability to perform as part of a musical group significantly increases. Children must have their own guitar and a folder. Fee €80.00 for 8-week term (Monday)

Playball 1.30 – 2.20 AND 2.30 -3.30

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 €55.00 for 9-week term (Tuesday).

Athletics – Eithne Walsh 1.30 – 2.20 AND 2.30 -3.30

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 €63.00 for 9-week term (Wednesday)

Arts & Crafts – Amber Godwin 1.30 – 2.30 (Junior & Senior Infants)

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. Fee €45.00 for 9-week term (Thursday)

Arts & Crafts – Amber Godwin 2.30 to 3.30 (1st to 3rd Class)

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. Fee €72.00 for 9-week term (Thursday)

Irish Dancing 1.30 – 2.20

The Dowling School of Irish Dancing: 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 €72.00 for 9-week term (Thursday)

Chess 2.30 to 3.30 ONLY 2nd to 6th Class

Eamonn O’Hanrahan: Eamonn will run Chess classes for 2nd to 6th class pupils every Thursday. Fee €45.00 for a 9-week term

Afterschool Care 1.30 to 2.30 Monday to Friday

The school offers afterschool care for Junior and Senior Infants between 1.30 and 2.30 daily. The emphasis is on free-play and fun and they go outside when the weather permits. It can be used on a regular full-time or part-time basis, or ad hoc by contacting Valerie on 086-1777244 even on the day. No notice is required. This club is run by parents, Valerie Whelan, Amber Godwin & Magda McAuliffe The cost is €5.00 per session.

Homework Club 2.30 to 3.30 Monday to Thursday 2nd to 6th Class

The school offers a homework club from 2.30 to 3.30 Mon to Thurs run by teachers Eamonn & Kate. The cost is €3.00 per session.