It’s Clubs Time Again!




 Balbriggan Educate Together :   Autumn  Clubs Cycle 2015

Dear Parents

It’s Clubs time again!


Please see overleaf a list of clubs that are relevant to your child ( there is a separate list for each class grouping, please ensure that you have ALL the lists if you have more than one child in the school)


Club Registration, run by the school’s Parent Association will take place on

Tuesday September 23rd 7.30pm

Clubs will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis, but there are plenty of club places for all!

  • If you cannot make it along on the Tuesday night Fintan and Cathal will take bookings in Clubs with leftover spaces on the Wednesday ( 24th )  morning at 8.40am
  • Clubs cost 30euro per person per club, please have the correct money ready with you on the night. Children from the 3rd,  4th, 5th and 6th classes may queue up in their own right, but must not bring children from other schools with them.
  • Please give the officers of the Parent Association your full co-operation, remember that they are doing this voluntarily on your behalf. The Parent Association enjoy the confidence and the gratitude of the school’s Board of Management in their  running of this event.If you think it could be run better then join the Parent Association and volunteer your services.
  • If you want to know more about any of the clubs , please feel free to approach the teacher directly and to ask him/her about it
  • There is a range of clubs to suit every child’s taste. Please think about ‘challenging’ your child in his/her selection and encourage them to try something new! It is clear from the titles that some of the clubs will be of great interest to the more talented and gifted children, and some others for the children who need extra help in the school’s Curriculum especially Numeracy and Literacy.
  • The Clubs will begin the week beginning Monday September 29th and will finish the week beginning Monday December 8th .
  • A full schedule of the Clubs , and a copy of this covering letter is now posted on the website  and the reason why we as a school engage in such an After-School Programme is the subject of a posting by Fintan in the ‘Principal’s Blog’ archive on the website, please tune-in.

Clubs for Junior and Senior Infants: ( scroll down for all other classes)


Day/Tine Club Venue/ Notes
Mondays 1.20 to 2.20 Fitness Fun with Clare Outdoors/Sports Hall
Mondays 1.20 to 2.20 ‘Jolly Phonics with Maths too’ with Kerry ( Junior Infants Only) Kerry’s Room
Mondays 1.20 to 2.20 ‘MultiSports’ with James and Beth Outdoors/Sports Hall
Tuesdays 1.20 to 2.20 Lego Club with Kerry Kerry’s Room
Tuesdays 1.20 to 2.20 Technology for Infants with Manman Dan’s Room
Tuesdays 1.20 to 2.20 Music and Movement with James and Beth Arts Hall and Outdoors
Wednesdays 1.20 to 2.20 Super Art with Kerry Kerry’s Room
Wednesdays 1.20pm to 2.20pm Play-Learning with Bronagh Bronagh’s Room
Wednesdays 1.20pm to 2.20pm Cooking and Sporting with Dan ( Senior Infants Only) Homeroom and Dan’s Room


























Clubs for 1st and 2nd Class

Day and Time Club Venue
Mondays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Powerful Poets with Cathal A new club with the children learning a lot about poets and poetry and writing it too!
Mondays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Sports and Games with Fintan Outdoors and Sports Hall
Tuesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Maths for Fun with Aideen Aideen’s Room
Tuesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Drama with Sara Sara’s Room
Tuesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Arty and Crafty Kids with Clare Clare’s Room
Wednesday 2.20pm to 3.20pm ‘Mad about Music’ with Cecelia  
Wednesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Brain Games with Fintan  























Clubs for 3rd and 4th

Day/Times Club Venue
Mondays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Table Tennis with James and Beth Sports Hall
Mondays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Scratch Computer programming with Manman  
Tuesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm ‘I’m an Artist’ with Jane  
Tuesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm ‘Mad about Maths’ with Breda  
Tuesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Drama and Dance with Derval Arts Hall and Derval’s Room
Tuesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Sport and Spice with Jenny Homeroom


Wednesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Learn the Guitar with Micheal and Josh  
Wednesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Computer Animation and Story with Bronagh  
Wednesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Bookworms with Breda  
Wednesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Generation Art with Jenny  





















Clubs for 5th and 6th

Day/Time Club Venue
Mondays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Sewing Crafts with Kerry Kerry’s Room
Mondays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Learn to be a DJ with John John’s Room
Monday’s 2.20pm to 3.20pm Sport and Spice with Dan Sports Hall/ Homeroom
Tuesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Writing Plays for Theatre and Production with James and Beth James and Beth’s Room
Tuesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm TV Gameshow Club with Cathal  
Wednesdays 2.20pm to 3.20pm Learn the Guitar with Micheal and Josh  








A major thank-you is due to all the school’s teachers and care-assistants for their creativity and generosity in putting together this programme.


Fintan ( Principal)






Yoga for Parents

This is our first year that there will be Yoga for Parents run in the school. The classes begin the first week of October and will continue for 6 weeks. Sreevidhya, a daily practitioner of Hatha Yoga, will be your instructor. The classes are for anyone who would like to get involved and will suit beginners.

Please note that the first class on Wednesday 1st October will be free as Sreevidhya would like to explain to everyone how she would like the classes to progress. From Thursday 2nd October each class will cost €3 with €1 going to the Parent’s Association.

Sreevidhya will be very happen to extend the classes after 6 weeks if there is still great interest in them.

Class: Yoga for Parents

When: Every Wednesday and Thursday starting October 1st.

Time: 9.40 – 10.30am

Where: Balbriggan Educate Toegther NS (Arts Hall on Wednesdays, Sports Hall on Thursdays)

Cost: €3 per class ( Wednesday 1st October is free – induction)

What to bring: Yoga mat / bath towel and a bottle of water.

NB: Places are limited to 20 per class so sign up quickly to secure your place!!!