Extra-Curricular Activities Programme Term 1 2018/2019

Term 1 of our extra-curricular activities programme will begin on Monday 1st October 2018 and run until Thursday 13th December. Science for the 1.30pm and 2.30pm class will run one extra class finishing on Monday 17th December.

Registration for term 1 will take place next Wednesday 26th and Thursdays 27th September in the school library. Please complete the registration form attached (hard copies available in the foyer) and bring it to one of our registration days together with the term 1 fees. If you are registering for more than one class or are registering more than one child, please put all the information on one form. Please also note, several of our 1.30pm classes are not open to Junior Infants for term 1.

Please note, places are booked on a first come first served basis. Once a class is full we will add any additional children to our waiting list for that class and will advise you if a space becomes available.

We would like to remind parents/guardians that the Junior/Senior Infants classes finish at 2.20PM and would ask that you are there promptly to collect at 2.20pm as late pick up’s delay the start of the 2.30pm classes.

REGISTRATION FEES          

We would ask as many parents/guardians as possible to pay your registration fees directly into our extra-curricular activities bank account. Inputting the IBAN and BIC numbers below only takes a couple of minutes and it is then set up for future terms.

IBAN  IE34AIBK93361905417550    BIC – AIBKIE2D

Please include your Family Name and ECA as the reference when making this payment.

Cash – exact amount ONLY

Cheque – please make cheques payable to Wicklow Educate Together NS

Extra-Curricular Activity Class Information                                                                                              Please find below a full list of classes, including days, times and fees. Please ensure you give your child a small snack and extra drink to have at the start of each activity. Please ensure your child wears appropriate clothing for the various activities, runners and comfortable clothing for sports activities and something old/well-worn for arts/science classes.

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.                                                                                                       If you have any questions, please contact lisa.jervis@wicklowetns.com

MONDAY

Anyone 4 Science   1.30 – 2.20 (SENIOR INFANTS ONLY ) AND 2.30 -3.30 1st – 6th Class  www.anyone4science.com

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 younger children will have an introduction to science and the older children with a focus on geology and anatomy.

For the older children (1st – 6th class) will do a range of experiments about Geology for the first few weeks and then continue with Anatomy. Each week the children will participate in a hands-on activity. Most weeks they will make something that they can take home.

Fee €88.00 for a 11-week term (Monday)

Soccer – Joe & Brian 2.30 – 3.30 (2nd to 6th Class ONLY)

Joe and Brian will run soccer classes every Monday for our 2nd to 6th class pupils.

Fee €60.00 for a 10-week term (Monday)

Yoga 1.30 – 2.20 (SENIOR INFANTS ONLY)

Kids Yoga with Maxine Bonus

Please note there will be no class on 8th October and 22nd October

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 €65.00 for an 8 week term (Monday)

TUESDAY

Sally’s Sewing Club – 2.30 – 3.30 (2nd – 6th Class ONLY)

Have fun learning how to sew, sew on buttons, make small repairs to clothes and toys. Create your own sewing project. All materials and equipment provided.

Fee €60.00 for 10-week term (Tuesday) 

Basketball – (4th and 5th CLASS ONLY)

New for this term! Rory will teach basketball this term. Open to children in 4th and 5th class.

Fee €60.00 for a 10-week term (Tuesday)

Alan’s Cookery Class – (3rd – 6th Class ONLY) – 2.30 – 3.45pm

Please note this class is 1.15 hours long.

Each week we will learn a new recipe with a mixture between healthy dishes and tasty treats. Children will learn some basic cookery skills in a fun and friendly environment. Each week children will add their recipes to their recipe copy allowing them to build up a collection of dishes they can try at home.

Fee €100.00 for a 10-week term (Tuesday) – all ingredients supplied by the school.

WEDNESDAY

Athletics – Eithne Walsh   1.30 – 2.20 (SENIOR INFANTS ONLY ) & 2.30 -3.30 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 €70.00 for a 10-week term (Wednesday)

THURSDAY

Arts & Crafts – Amber Godwin 2.30 to 3.30 (1st to 6th Class)

In Arts and Crafts, we aim to provide a creative space to explore different materials and techniques. This term we will be trying out felting, model making, papercrafts and using natural dyes among other things. It is a very fun and hand on class that encourages creativity and imagination. All materials included.

Fee €100 for a 10-week term. (Thursday) 

Irish Dancing   1.30 – 2.20 (JUNIOR & SENIOR INFANTS) & 2.30 – 3.30PM 1ST – 6TH CLASS

The Dowling School of Irish Dancing

Please note there will be no class on Thursday 8th November.

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 a 9 week term (Thursday) or €126.00 for 2 siblings

Chess – 2.30 to 3.30  (2nd to 6th Class ONLY)

Eamonn and Brian will run Chess classes for 2nd to 6th class pupils every Thursday. From beginners to experienced players, all welcome.

Fee €60.00 for a 10-week term. (Thursday)