After-school (“AS”) care aims to look after children who need to stay after school has finished. It is run by a dedicated team. It is available, subject to places being available, five days a week until 5.15, but not on the final day of each term. .
Children engage in a range of age-appropriate activities. These include unstructured play, sports, and art. A supervised study space is provided for children who wish to do their homework.
For children in 5th and 6th class, AS is run as a club system. The following clubs run: art, music, chess, sport, Lego engineering
A variety of fruit with bananas and apples are offered every day and a rotation of other fruits including kiwi, orange and grapes. Also homemade brown bread and sometimes a fruit bread, as well as crackers and cheese. On Fridays we usually have popcorn as a treat.
For long term users AS costs €25 per month for each hour booked per week e.g. if you child goes to AS for 3 hours a week, the cost is €75 per month, and is prepaid. There is a sibling discount of 30%. The Code of Behaviour applies to AS.
For casual users the cost is €12 per hour.
Comments from parents who use After School:
“My son and daughter enjoy After School so much, that they are upset when they have no After School or I arrive to pick them up early!”
“It reminds me of playing outdoors after school with my friends when I was younger, something which is not possible in Dublin now, but is possible for my children in the After School because of the great all-weather yard under the watchful eye of great staff.”
“The optional extra facilities, Guitar and Piano lessons, make our jobs easier as parents, since we do not have to take our children from school to music classes – all this is achieved by the time we pick them up”
“My children are always looking forward to after-school and its very rewarding to offer our children extra school activities within the safety and care of the wonderful teachers in the school.”