Courses and Activities

All of our courses and activities are offered to parents of both St. Fergal’s N.S. and St. Kilian’s C.S.


The Incredible Years Parenting Course

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Starting on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am

We are a friendly and relaxed group for parents and carers. We look at a new topic each session that can help address your child's problem behaviours. The first half of the programme focuses on the positive behaviours you would like to see from your child. The second half looks at reducing the problem behaviours you would like to see less of. Research has found that families were able to make real improvements in their children's behaviours after completing the programme.

Two hours a week for twelve weeks


Niamh Mullins- Project Worker, Background in Psychology, Accredited Play Therapist- 087 204 4549

Emma O'Sullivan- Home School Community Liaison Teacher - 085 755 7542


Decoupage Course

Decoupage involves cutting out pictures, gluing them to an object and then coating the pictures and the object with layers of varnish. The finished item can look so beautiful that it appears to be professionally painted.

Starting : Monday 16th of January

Time:       11:00am - 1:00pm

Venue:    Art Room St. Kilian's C.S.

Cost:       €2 per session (for 6 weeks)

Please Contact Emma O'Sullivan if you are interested 085 755 7542

How to be Smart about Social Media

John Fitzpatrick will explain some simple tips about how to teach your children to use the internet safely and give advice on what apps or sites to avoid.

Time:               9:15am (1-hour presentation)
Date:               Wednesday the 16th of November
Location:        St. Fergal’s P.E. hall (Senior Building)

Everyone welcome-we’d like to encourage all parents to come and to bring any interested friends with you!


Class for parents in St. Killian's P.E. hall.    

Every Monday from 9:00-10:00      €2 per class


Understanding Teenagers

Exploring Teenage issues.. communication..etc.

Aimed at parents of pre-teens and early teens

5 weeks. Fridays 9.30-11.00 begins Nov. St. Kilian’s


How to be smart about Social Media

Find out how you can teach your children to use the internet safely and what apps or sites to avoid. 1 hour presentation on 16th of November at 9:15 in St. Fergal's N.S. (Senior Building P.E. hall) (Refreshments Provided)


Trip to UCD  

A chance to see what your child’s potential is..

A tour of the campus and an overview of courses on offer!

February 2017


Mixed Boot camp

Have fun while getting fit! All Adults welcome...

Wednesdays 10.00-11.00, starting 16th September.

Ballywaltrim Community Centre.


Knitting Café

Knit and chat, learn new patterns, be creative with Margaret Fitzgerald.

St. Fergal’s National School’s parent’s room.

Every Wednesday from 11:30-12:30 


English Conversational Lessons

Learn simple English that will help in every day chats with

friends and neighbours through Failte Isteach.

Every Thursday from 9:30-11:30, St. Fergal’s National School (Senior Building-entrance at pedestrian crossing)


Coffee and Crafts

Coffee, chat, and craft if you like…share your creative skills with others..

Tuesday mornings 9.00-11.30, room 33 . St. Kilian’s C.S.. (babies and buggies also welcome!)


Christmas Crafts

Make your own Christmas decorations/gifts, etc. All welcome!!

Friday 9th December.  FREE Entry !


Parent and Toddlers Club

Come along and let your toddlers play in St. Fergal’s N.S..

Children will interact, have light refreshments, play independently

and with one another, learn nursery rhymes, play skills and enjoy

music and fun games. Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 


First Aid Course

Learn how to identify and treat small injuries, burns and how to deal with certain

common illnesses and conditions. 2016/2017 school year St. Fergal’s N.S.


Drugs-learn what to look out for!

Know your child, be one step ahead and stay informed!

Interactive CAD course designed to help parents learn about drugs and their effects.

9:30-12:00 for six weeks, Mondays 10-12pm October/November


Multi-cultural day

Celebrate 26 different nationalities in our school community, with food, costumes, music, art, and much more. How can you help?? Sign up and find out! Friday 27th January 2016 in St. Kilian's C.S.