The Prep School remains a busy place after the final bell at 3pm. Classrooms are full of students who are availing of After School Care/Study whilst our musicians practice their instruments and our sportsmen attend training sessions with their coaches. Please see below for further information on all after school activities available in CBC Preparatory School.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
After school care is provide by the school’s experienced primary teachers for students from Junior Infants to 2nd Class. During after school care the pupil’s are provided with a variety of stimulating and absorbing activities such as painting, music, exercise, structured games, art work, story telling and play. Homework may also be completed with the teacher’s help during after school care. Pupils are not confined to their classroom during after school care. They may be taken to the Hall, Computer Room, School Yard etc for some of the time. Bean bags are also available for times when a child is just too tired to get involved.After school care is available every day except Wednesday which is a half day for the whole school. It is not necessary to book a pupil into after school care in advance. Short notice is not a problem as the after school teacher is there every day. Of course, Junior and Senior Infants may be collected at the end of normal class at 2.00pm. After care is an option which parents may utilise on an occasional or regular basis as it suits.
STUDY FOR SENIOR CLASSES
Students from 3rd to 6th Class may avail of after school study until 4pm where homework/study is supervised by a class teacher.
A number of extra-curricular after-school activities take place each term. For further information or to enquire about enrolment in these activities, please contact the school office.
Acoustic guitar is taught by an experienced music teacher in a relaxed and informal way. The tuition offered is tailored to the needs of Primary School students helping them to explore the instrument in an enjoyable manner.
Swimming lessons in a local pool are designed to develop water confidence and awareness as well as developing and improving skills. All lessons are taught by qualified instructors.
Mr. Lynch and Mr. Buckleyt run GAA training sessions for boys in the senior classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.
Mr. Lynch runs training sessions for boys in the senior classes on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Students often play matches against other teams at the weekend as well as regularly attending International matches in Dublin.
Hogwarts School of Wizarding & Witchcraft at CBC Preparatory School
Hogwarts School of Wizarding & Witchcraft at CBC Preparatory School is a BRAND NEW after school educational club that launched in February 2020. Catering for students from 1 st – 6 th Class, this club aims to promote creativity, teamwork and communication skills in a positive and enjoyable club-like atmosphere. Students will have the time and space to exercise their imagination and explore the world of Harry Potter whilst engaging in a range of curricular linked activities, designed to inspire creativity and foster self-expression. The club is led by class teacher, Caroline FitzPatrick, who is passionate about all things Potter related!
Students in our senior classes have the opportunity to take part in a spoken Irish course, run by Ms. O’ Donovan and Ms. McAdoo. Designed to be an informal, enjoyable way to gain confidence in spoke Irish, the course is run as a “ciorcal comhrá” set up, with plenty of games and activities thrown in to ensure that the boys are having fun whilst they are learning!