Extra-Curricular Activities

Choir

Mrs Flood runs choir classes after school each Wednesday. The choir has participated in local community events and at the annual Children’s Carol Service in St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland Church.

Homework Club

Homework Club runs after school each afternoon from Monday to Thursday and provides a quiet environment for children to complete their homework. Staff members volunteer and supervise Homework Club each afternoon.

Table Quiz Teams

Mr Kehoe has prepared teams to participate in the Credit Union table quiz over the past two years. Last year (2017), our Junior team was narrowly beaten in a three-way tie for first place and this year (2018), our Junior team placed second in their category. This is a super opportunity for the children to showcase their general knowledge.

Cross-Country Running

For several years, pupils from 3rd to 6th Class have participated in the South Dublin County Council cross country series. We are delighted to see the fitness levels of the pupils improving and several of them join the local athletics club as a result of participating. We have had some great successes in recent years and look forward to many more.

GAA

We have been very lucky to have Dublin Hurling star Dotsy O’Callaghan come to our school over the past two years to teach the pupils some GAA skills, both in football and hurling. Over the course of Dotsy’s lessons, we have seen major improvements in the pupils’ ball handling skills and even seen some future stars in the making.

Mr Kehoe has also coached some of the senior pupils for some GAA football matches organised against some local schools.

Basketball

Each year, the Community Gardaí based at Tallaght Garda Station organise a basketball tournament for all of the schools in the area. This provides an excellent opportunity for the children to compete against other schools in the area and introduces the pupils to a sport they may not have experienced before.

Cycling

We have our Green flag in Transport and put emphasis on the children getting to school in an active manner. To encourage this and to encourage road safety, we have introduced a cycling programme for 4th Class pupils. This involves the children learning the appropriate hand signals, road safety rules and of course, lots of practice on their bicycles.