A variety of after-school activities
are available to the children in St Brigid’s:
Art from Third to Sixth Class.
Here are some Easter Chicks from the After School Art Club
Swimming, from Junior infants to Sixth
Short tennis, from Senior Infants to Second Class.
Athletics, from First to Sixth Class.
Basketball, from Third to Sixth Class.
Hurling and Football, from Third to Sixth Class.
Junior Theatre Group, for Third and Fourth Class.
Senior Theatre Group, for Fifth and Sixth Class.
Badminton, for Sixth Class.
to this list is added an eclectic mix of
Guitar and Science Club
Classes in these activities take place after school hours and details will be available in early September. All classes are provided by suitably qualified personnel.
Please note the following: Our duty of care ends at 1.40p.m. /2.40p.m. when children are dismissed from school. Our duty of care is extended to 3.45p.m. when children undertake Board of Management-approved activities in school or on school grounds. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that children are collected on time from after-school activities.
It is also the responsibility of parents to ensure that children who have enrolled for an after-school activity on the school grounds turn up for the activity and remain on the school grounds until the activity is finished. If children enrol for an activity at another location, e.g. Kilian House, Eire Óg, Shoreline or the athletics grounds, it is the responsibility of parents to bring their children to the correct location, supervise them and collect them on time.
Only children who enrol for an after-school activity may stay at school for that activity. A child participating in after-school activities may not leave the school grounds before or during the activity, e.g. between 2.40p.m. and 3.40p.m.
A parent must accompany any child who does short tennis after school on Tuesdays to Kilian House Family Centre. Children are not to be left unsupervised /unaccompanied while waiting for their coaching session. The school has no responsibility for supervision before, during or after short tennis in Kilian House. Please note that Kilian House does not provide supervision. The short tennis coach is fully occupied coaching and cannot attend to children waiting for the next class. It has been brought to the principal’s attention that some children are running on the stairs outside the centre and/or running in the car park while waiting – this is something that is of great concern.
Swimming lessons at Shoreline Leisure, Greystones are organised by the Parents’ Association and take place from 3.00p.m.–3.30p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Children attending swimming lessons must be accompanied and supervised by parents at all times while at Shoreline Leisure Pool.
An athletics programme is held in Charlesland Sports & Recreation Park on Thursday afternoons from 3p.m. – 4 p.m. for 1st & 2nd classes and from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. for all classes. Children are given the opportunity to learn sporting and athletics skills from experienced trainers with their classmates in an excellent facility at a low cost group rate. Parents are asked to volunteer one hour of their time per term to help supervise at the venue.
Some of these activities are weather dependant. We will notify parents by text if there are any changes to these times.