Thursday Extra-Curricular Classes, Homework Club and Swimming Classes  

St. Pius X Parents’ Association are delighted to confirm that we intend to recommence Thursday extra–curricular  classes, homework club and swimming classes for the school year 2022/2023. Further details on the options  available are set out below.  

Thursday Extra-Curricular Classes  

Dates: Classes will run for 22 weeks from 22nd September to the week of St. Patrick’s Day (excluding mid-terms  and Christmas break).  

Time: All classes will run from 2.35pm – 3.35pm.  

Cost: €90 for 22 weeks  

Venue: All classes will take place on school grounds.  

Drop off / collection: Parents / guardians of children from Junior and Senior Infants will be required to drop and  collect their child to and from the classroom allocated for their chosen activity. Parents / guardians of all other  children should make their own arrangements for collection.  

Minimum numbers: Please note that we must have a minimum number of children to run any class. If we do  not reach the minimum number, any payments taken will be refunded.  


o The Parents’ Association are delighted to be in a position to recommence Thursday extra-curricular classes.  The children who participate in the classes always really enjoy them. However, in order to run the classes  successfully, parental involvement is required.  

o As part of the enrolment process, parents / guardians will be requested to select one Thursday when they  are available to assist with supervision of the classes. Supervision involves sitting in reception with a member  of the PA and being available in case of any emergencies. Classes cannot run and unfortunately will be  cancelled unless there is adequate parental supervision available.  

ClassSuitable For.Description
Yoga, Sport & ArtJunior Infants to
1st Class
Fun filled activity hour. Your child can engage in a range of activities to include sports, yoga and art etc. while interacting with girls & boys of their own age.
Multi Activity HourJunior Infants to
1st Class
Fun filled activity hour. Your child can engage in a range of
activities to include puzzles, drawing, table top activities etc. while interacting with girls & boys of their own age.
Guitar – Beginner2nd to 6th ClassGuitar classes, rhythm & accompaniment styles, fun melodies and songs.
*Children must bring their own guitar to class
Pius Pop Stars2nd to 6th ClassCalling all boys and girls who love to sing! Singing popular songs in a class group.
Los Espanolistos –
Spanish for Beginners
2nd to 6th ClassChildren learn languages best when they’re young. Learn to speak Spanish in a fun environment, through music, activities, drama and play. Vámonos!
Chess2nd to 6th ClassChess is an excellent game for kids. It teaches them strategic thinking, logic and it’s fun too!
Knitting & Sewing Club3rd to 6th ClassKnitting & sewing classes for kids from beginners to the more advanced. Children learn a fun new skill or improve what they already know.
*A list of required materials will be provided by the class teacher.
Debating3rd to 6th ClassThe skills the children will learn in Debating will enrich their
cognitive and language abilities, encourage their confidence as well
as being lots of fun!
Tech Masters5th & 6th ClassA class that explores the emerging and exciting area of digital education through hands on activities. We will make use of iPads, Chromebooks, programmable Lego and Virtual Reality headsets to explore programmes like Scratch coding, Minecraft, VR software and much more!


Homework Club
Homework club provides a calm environment where pupils can do their homework without distractions under the supervision of teachers from the two schools.

Homework club will run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2.35pm – 3.35pm.
Term 1 will commence on Monday 5th September and run until Tuesday 20th December. During enrolment, parents will be able to book one, two or three days (for example, you can choose to enrol your child on Mondays only). Homework club costs €5 per day and is booked on a term by term basis.

ClassSuitable forTerm 1 Cost
Monday3rd to 6th Class€75
Tuesday3rd to 6th Class€75
Wednesday3rd to 6th Class€75 (14 Wednesdays)

Swimming Club
Swimming classes will return to Templeogue College swimming pool. Dates, times and costs will be announced shortly. A provisional schedule is set out below for information purposes.

DayTimeSuitable for
Monday3.00 pm to 3.40 pmJunior Infants to 6th Class
Tuesday3.00 pm to 3.40 pmJunior Infants to 6th Class
Wednesday2.00 pm to 2.40 pmJunior and Senior Infants
Wednesday3.00 pm to 3.40 pm1st to 6th Class
Thursday3.00 pm to 3.40 pmJunior Infants to 6th Class


ClassEnrolment Day & Time
Homework ClubNow Open
Thursday Extra-Curricular ClassesSaturday 10th September at 10.00am
Swimming ClassesSaturday 10th September at 11.00am

Enrolment for all classes will take place online using Easy Payments Plus

  • Enrolment times for Thursday extracurricular classes and swimming classes are staggered to ensure that everyone has an equal chance to get the particular class or swim they want.
  • Please ensure that you are registered on Easy Payments Plus in advance (if you have not already done so).
  • Please note that no enrolments will be taken before this date, and all enrolments will be on a first come, first served basis.
    If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
    Kind regards,