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.
|Yoga, Sport & Art||Junior Infants to|
|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 Hour||Junior Infants to|
|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 – Beginner||2nd to 6th Class||Guitar classes, rhythm & accompaniment styles, fun melodies and songs.|
*Children must bring their own guitar to class
|Pius Pop Stars||2nd to 6th Class||Calling all boys and girls who love to sing! Singing popular songs in a class group.|
|Los Espanolistos –|
Spanish for Beginners
|2nd to 6th Class||Children learn languages best when they’re young. Learn to speak Spanish in a fun environment, through music, activities, drama and play. Vámonos!|
|Chess||2nd to 6th Class||Chess is an excellent game for kids. It teaches them strategic thinking, logic and it’s fun too!|
|Knitting & Sewing Club||3rd to 6th Class||Knitting & 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.
|Debating||3rd to 6th Class||The 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 Masters||5th & 6th Class||A 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 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.
|Class||Suitable for||Term 1 Cost|
|Monday||3rd to 6th Class||€75|
|Tuesday||3rd to 6th Class||€75|
|Wednesday||3rd to 6th Class||€75 (14 Wednesdays)|
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.
|Monday||3.00 pm to 3.40 pm||Junior Infants to 6th Class|
|Tuesday||3.00 pm to 3.40 pm||Junior Infants to 6th Class|
|Wednesday||2.00 pm to 2.40 pm||Junior and Senior Infants|
|Wednesday||3.00 pm to 3.40 pm||1st to 6th Class|
|Thursday||3.00 pm to 3.40 pm||Junior Infants to 6th Class|
|Class||Enrolment Day & Time|
|Homework Club||Now Open|
|Thursday Extra-Curricular Classes||Saturday 10th September at 10.00am|
|Swimming Classes||Saturday 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.