Physical education is a timetabled subject on the curriculum and all students are expected to participate. We have a superb Sports Hall, which provides a great facility for the promotion and development of sports and leisure activities. Other sports, games, inter-school competitions, and extra-curricular activities are organised in part within the Physical Education Programme, as co-ordinated by the PE Department, but also and in the main on a voluntary basis with the co-operation of teachers. The support and involvement of parents is always encouraged and welcomed.
At Castleknock Community College, all our students are encouraged to involve themselves in at least one extra-curricular activity. A wide range of clubs and activities have been established to cater for all students in the college. Activities are organised to cater for boys and girls. The availability of such a wide variety of activities is a credit to the generosity of our staff. We hope that there is something for every student.
Activities organised to date include:
- Gaelic Football
- Public Speaking
- Educational Trips
- Homework Club
- Table Tennis
- Enterprise Group
- Hill Walking
- Drama Group
- Computer Club
Download Extra-Curricular-Programme 2017-2018
WE ARE A COMMUNITY-BASED PROJECT WITH CHARITABLE STATUS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR OVER 20 YEARS.
- OUR AIM IS TO PROVIDE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THAT ENHANCE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL SKILLS TO ENSURE THE EQUALITY OF OUTCOMES, FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
- WHAT WE DO: WE RUN A NUMBER Of Targeted PROGRAMMES IN THE CENTRE FIVE DAYS EACH WEEK, WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE FROM 5 YEARS TO 18 YEARS.
- ALL OUR PROGRAMMES ARE NEEDS LED AND STRENGTH BASED.
- WE WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS, HOME SCHOOL LIAISONS AND A NETWORK OF EXTERNAL PROFESSIONAL AGENCIES.
Our project is funded by: The Irish Government under the National Development Plan 2007- 2017, TUSLA Child and Family Agency, Galway Roscommon Educational Board GRETB, Galway City Council, fund this childcare project, Galway City Sports Partnership, Irish Youth Foundation, HSE, Dept. Social Protection.
Registered Charity Number: 20072186
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Our volunteers are asked to provide two hours of support, on a day of their choosing one day per week. The afterschool session times are as follows
Junior Primary 2.30 to 4.30 Monday & Tuesday
Senior Primary 3:00 pm / 5:00 pm Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
* Please note Garda Vetting & induction process are required for this role.
Skills required for this role:
If you feel you would like to join our team, please forward a brief outline of your skills or a CV, with two nominated references.
Any of the following references are acceptable:
- Current or former employer
- Former volunteering position
- Present academic tutor
- Previous summer work/internship
As a valued member of our team, The Rahoon Family Centre will provide you with a certificate of participation and reference to support any future employment applications.
Thank you for considering the Rahoon Family Centre as a potential volunteering role.
Once they join our team, the volunteers can share their skills to support the cognitive, emotional and physical development of the youth who attend our community service.
Details of time commitment needed for role:
There is funding available from ALIVE to help you pay for transport to this volunteering opportunity!
Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week