I am delighted that our patron, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) has been good enough to provide more adult education classes in the new year. These classes are free. The only money we require is enough to cover tea, coffee, milk and treats for you during the classes and art equipment for those taking the Arts and Crafts classes.
We have been lucky enough to get funding again for Arts and Crafts, English language and new to us this term is Irish language classes for parents. I am delighted to be able to provide these Irish language classes as many parents struggle to help their children with this part of the curriculum.
There will be 8 classes in each area for 2 hours each. They will all take place in the Parents Room. They will be timetabled as follows:
Irish Classes: Tuesdays from 11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.
Arts and Crafts: Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 11. a.m.
English Claaes: To be confirmed.
Lastly, we are also going to provide a course for parents on how to help your children learn. This course will help you to make English and Maths learning more fun for your children. This will be a great opportunity for many of you to learn how best to support your children in their learning.
Please ring Karen in the office to put your name down for these classes ASAP as places are limited and will be given out on a first come, first served basis. The dates will be confirmed soon and we will contact you once we find out.
Lastly, taking part in these classes shows your children that you are interested in learning and respect the value of education. This can only have a hugely positive impact on your children’s attitude towards school and education in general, so you are not only helping yourself by taking part.
I wish you all the best of luck for the new year ahead.