Registration opens on Monday 18th September in person at the office from 8.40.

Afterschool Clubs
The following afterschool clubs will be on offer this first term. Registration opens on Monday, 18th September in person at the office from 8.40. Parents are asked to pay for the term upfront to secure a place. We can only accept cash payments for these activities. All afterschool clubs start at 14.30 and end at 15.30, with
the exception of art, evasion games and lego for infants which start at 13.30 and end at 14.30. If your child is an infant and attending Superhero Training on, you’ll
need to arrange for collection of your child at the usual time of 13.30 unless they are attending Afterschool @ KETNS. We’re delighted to offer a new GAA club with
an introduction to both hurling and Gaelic football.

Mondays – Choir with Matt and Sarah
1st – 6th Class 25th Sept until 11th Dec (no session on 30th Oct)
11 sessions – €25 to cover music and expenses


Tuesdays – Art with Fran and Paula
Junior & Senior Infants – 13.30-14.30
1st to 6th Class – 14.30-15.30
26th Sept until 12th Dec (no sessions on 31st Oct and 28th
Nov)
10 sessions – €120


Wednesdays – Hurling & Gaelic Football with Fionnuala
3rd to 6th Class
27th Sept until 13th Dec (no session on 1st Nov)
11 sessions – €55


Wednesdays – Lego with Padraic
1st to 6th Class
27th Sept until 13th Dec (no session on 1st Nov)
11 sessions – €55


Wednesdays – Hand/machine sewing with Arike
2nd to 4th Class
27th Sept until 13th Dec (no session on 1st Nov)
11 sessions – €130 including all materials


Thursdays – Evasion Games with Christian
Senior Infants – 13.30-14.30
1st to 6th Class – 14.30-15.30
21st Sept until 26th Oct
6 sessions – €30

Thursdays – Superhero Training with Miss Laurie
Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st
28th Sept until 14th Dec (no session on 2nd Nov)
11 sessions – €90

Thursdays – Hand/machine sewing with Arike
5th and 6th Class
28th Sept until 14th Dec (no session on 2nd and 30th Nov)
10 sessions – €120 including all materials


Fridays – Cisphéil trí mheán na Gaeilge le Matt
(Basketball through Irish with Matt)

1st Class to 6th Class
6th Oct until 15th Dec (no sessions on 27th Oct, 3rd Nov
or 1st Dec)
8 sessions – €40

Tesco Community Fund
Our school has been selected to participate in the Tesco Community Fund. Anyone shopping at the Knocknacarra Tesco can take blue tokens and choose our school community to receive support. This will continue for several weeks. Tesco will then make a donation to our school based on the number of tokens.

Coffee Morning in Aid of Galway Hospice
We will host a coffee morning in aid of Galway Hospice on Friday, 22nd September from 9.00-10.30. Parents are welcome to come in to the school hall for a cup of tea or coffee and a chance to meet other parents. We’d kindly that those staying park at Cappagh Park to ensure the traffic at drop off flows smoothly. We’d also appreciate any donations of baked items for the occasion. Families are invited to make a small monetary donation to support Galway Hospice.

Traffic Management Plan
Many thanks for your support with the new traffic management plan. It appears to be off to a good start. If anyone has any feedback, please let Matt know. We are still looking for volunteers to lead a walking bus. Also, we will look to put up permanent signs designating the drop-off zone once we feel the system is working well. A reminder that we do not provide supervision until 8.40 and children should not be left prior to this time without a parent unless they are attending the Breakfast Club.

Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club continues this year, providing breakfast and supervision from 8.00 onwards for €3 per day. This is open to all families in the school. Starting
this week, we will no longer require parents to complete the online form to attend as we will return to treating this as a drop-in service. Any questions can be addressed to Claudia.

Beach and Woods Visits
Many of the classes took advantage of the warm, sunny weather last week with visits to Barna Woods or just fun outside. Everyone was surprised with either an ice
cream or an iced lolly last Thursday.

Bicycle
A child’s bicycle was found on the grounds at the end of the summer. Speak to Matt if yours is missing.

Welcome Junior Infants!
We are delighted that our new junior infants have settled in so well. They have been busy getting to know each other and starting their learning journey together.

Senior infants enjoying a PE lesson