30 January 2013

After School Clubs Spring 2013

It’s that time again! We are pleased to inform you that our After School Clubs will be commencing on Monday 25th February.  Each club will take place one day per week for 10 weeks with a break for Easter Holidays.  These clubs are organised by the After School Clubs Committee, and will be run by teachers and parents/guardians of children in the school.


Registration Night 

When? Tuesday 5th February @ 6.30pm

Where? At the school

What do I need to bring?

  • A completed registration form  (one form to be completed for each child)
  • Fee – Please bring exact change

What to expect on registration night?

We’ve changed the process slightly, you will first enrol your child then move onto the payment table.  When you arrive you will be given a numbered ticket, please enter the room when your number is called.  You will see that there will be a table assigned to each day of the week (Monday-Thursday).  Once you’ve registered the place on preferred club you can then move to the payment table.  If you would like to enrol your child(ren) on multiple clubs, please ensure that you get a place on each club before moving to payment table.  It would be great if you could have exact change as this will help speed up the registration process. In the interest of fairness we would ask that parents only enrol their own children.

Important Notes;

  • All club fees are €40 except Mecanno, Art, Science, Fun with food & Yarn Crafts these clubs are €45 to help cover extra costs involved.  We endeavour to give you great value for money!
  • In the interest of safety we cannot stress enough that children attending the football/ sports clubs must have the appropriate clothing and footwear i.e football boots for football, jackets etc
  • Clubs will start at 1.15 and finish at 2.15 for Junior/Senior infants, 2.15 – 3.15 for all other classes.  Children will be collected from their class when school finishes and escorted to their club leader.  Most clubs will run for one hour except the Fun with Food & Soccer club, these clubs may run for a few minutes extra to allow for preparation and clean up!
  • Fun with Food – Parents are asked to provide a container each week so children can bring home their tasty dish!
  • Extra forms will be available on the table just inside the main door (or email [email protected]).    We also hope to have the form available for download on the school website – www.skerrieseducatetogether.ie   Parents who are unable to attend the evening registration will have an opportunity to register the following morning at the school from 8.30am, providing there are places still left available.  Please note that places in the clubs will be on a first come first served basis. In order for your child’s place to be fully booked, payment is required on the night. There will be a waiting list set up if needed, should there be any cancellations.  
  • If a club is cancelled or if parents need to be notified of any changes, a text will be sent out as soon as we can.  We will also post updates on the school website and facebook page.

For health and safety reasons and for the enjoyment of all children in the clubs the school’s code of behaviour will apply during club time.  If the leader believes that a child is not enjoying the club they may at their discretion ask the parent/s to consider the child’s membership in the club.  It is mandatory that children have insurance. 

Who is on the After School Clubs Committee?

We are parents of children attending Skerries Educate Together.  We started the Clubs when the school was just in its second year.  With the help of parents, teachers, Tomás and Club Leaders we’ve gone from strength to strength in the few years since.  The whole idea of the clubs is to allow children experience new activities in a safe, friendly and familiar environment.  Our hope is that these clubs will nurture and inspire the children and most importantly that they have FUN!!!

The current committee members are:

Ann Marie Downey,  Mandy Greene, Carmel Crowley

We would love to hear from you if you are a parent and would like to join our committee.  We would also be very interested to meet with you if you would like to become a Leader and run a club of your own!

If you have any questions please call:  Mandy (086 8569038) – After Schools Club Committee. The School does not run the Clubs so they won’t be able to answer your questions directly.

Download Full Club Details and Registration Form