Overview

Sharavogue runs an after School Service for children attending local schools.

The children are collected by the school bus or cars  and brought back to Sharavogue where they have a hot home cooked dinner. All the children then have a supervised homework session.

The children are then divided into groups depending on their age and take part in afternoon activities. There is also plenty of time for relaxing built in to the afternoon. The children have an afternoon snack and fruit later in the evening.

We are an ‘ALL YEAR ROUND SERVICE’ closing only for Christmas Eve, and the 3 days between Christmas and the New Year. We are open till 6.30pm every evening and 7.45am to 6.30pm during school holidays, in-service days, non-school days and summer holidays.

Schools we collect from

We provide collection from many of the schools in the area (Loreto, Dalkey, St. Patricks, Dalkey, Harold Boys, Dalkey, Glenageary National School, DSP, Harold, Glasthule).

Children can be dropped in from other schools such as Johnstown, Hollypark, Kill-o-the Grange.

Afterschool Activities

We support a healthy lifestyle policy & encourage outdoor activity.In keeping with our ethos,we have large outdoor areas – natural, artificial grass, playground equipment, swings & slides.

We feel as children get older, to assist their development there is an increased need for outdoor activity/team games, group involvement and down time. This develops the children’s negotiating skills & appropriate reactions to winning & losing.

Junior Einsteins Club

This is Junior Science Programme, builds on the science experiences that draw on children’s interests, letting children discover science concepts for themselves as they explore and learn. This programme is run by Tracey Jane Cassidy and has been a big hit with all our junior scientists this year.  We look forward to lots more experiments next year.

Multi Sports

Multisports is run by Southside Sports, headed up by Craig Aston and his team of qualified instructors who are teaching in Sharavogue and many of the local schools for over 10 years. Multi-sports introduces a range of group/team games to the children helping with ball skills, co-ordination and team involvement,

Drama

Sandra Mullen has been with us in Sharavogue teaching drama and producing shows for the last 20 years.  The children really enjoy Sandra’s drama classes and it is a wonderful way for them to build their confidence.  The end of year outdoor performance provides a great opportunity for the children to showcase their drama skills.

Chess/Cooking/Yoga

We have introduced Chess classes which have proved to be very successful with the older children . Recently we ran a programme of cooking classes for the children  introducing the children to another enjoyable likfe skill. Each term we are looking at alternating these activities to continue with variety and introducing new enjoyable life skills,

Holiday Programme

During all the school holiday periods (approx 13 weeks of the year), the children are welcome to come to Sharavogue from 7.45am – 6.30pm daily.  During these holidays, there is a full camp programme running. The children are divided in to groups depending on their age and they have a host of wonderful activities to take them through their holidays. Attached is a sample of the weekly schedule for the after school children (4 – 9 year olds)