Please see below details of our afterschool classes.

Drama & Hip-Hop

Hilary Cahill, Director of the Dublin Academy of Dramatic Arts (DADA) has been teaching extra curricular Drama to RJS students for over 20 years.  We recently added Hip Hop for Forms 2 to 6, taught by DADA’s dance teacher Michael.  All students taking DADA classes have the opportunity to be part of DADA’s annual end of year show at the Civic Theatre.

Drama and/or Hip Hop booking form (includes information on class times, term dates and fees) – https://dada.ie/rjs-drama-class-registration.php
DADA’s website – www.dada.ie


Bricks4Kidz run classes after school on Mondays.

Schedule for Term 1 from September -December all details are in the link Below.



1-6th Class:


For the Term September to December, there are 12 weeks for Bricks4kidz afterschool classes starting from 5th September and ending on 28th November once a week 1-2pm (KGA/KGB) and 3-4pm (1st-6th Class).

Please note, we have not included any Bank Holidays or School holidays in the Term 1. If you are new to our website for registering your child, then you will have to sign in to our website and please remember the login details for the future use. Otherwise please use your email and password to login and register your child.

Our LEGO® Technic afterschool programmes follow our ethos of “We Learn, We Build, We Play”

We Learn: The session starts with a short presentation. Our LEGO® Tutors present and discuss the scientific vocabulary and concepts that underpin the LEGO® Technic build. Our aim is to develop childrens relationships between Science and everyday life.

We Build: The children build their own motorised LEGO® Technic build. Each week will see the children undertake a new challenge. With 4 different degrees of difficulty for each build, the afterschool programme is appropriate from Junior Infants to Sixth class.

We Play: The children enjoy a structured playtime with their build. During this time, our LEGO® Tutors encourage children to use their imagination to modify and enhance their build, and discuss and explore the effects of the changes they have made.

Contact Mitu on mitu.bricks4kidz@gmail.com.


Ms. Bowens runs Choir on a Monday after school for children in Forms 2 to 6. Contact Ms. Bowens by emailing rita_bowens@rathgarjuniorschool.com.


Dara and her team run classes after school on a Tuesday for Form 1 and Friday for KGA and KGB. Contact Dara by emailing daratighe@playball.ie.


Fred and his helpers run chess after school on a Monday for Forms 5 & 6 and Friday for Forms 3 & 4. This class is organised through the school office.

Starting in September 2022…

We are pleased to announce that we will be adding a sewing/crafting class and Nutty Scientist classes to our program from September.


There are many opportunities for self-expression in creative handwork which includes a variety of crafts. We have a recently refurbished art room and free expression in painting is encouraged throughout the school. An exhibition of pupils’ work is held every year in June. We invite Art zone every year, to engage with a chosen project with each class. In September, we will also be adding a new sewing and crafting class before and after school.

Educational Trips

There are various outings throughout the year to such places as the Museums, Trinity College, the National Gallery, Christ Church Cathedral, concert performances, The Ark and Bull Island as well as annual excursions further a field.


Children in all classes are encouraged to use and value the school library and from Form 1 pupils may borrow books. Each class enjoys its own class library.


Each class is equipped with its own PC and interactive board. Children are given regular access to develop new computer skills, progressing from use of CD ROM games to typing skills and using applications. Provision for IT in the school is continually developing to reflect modern advances. We have a highly skilled group of parents to run ‘Coder Dojo’ club every second weekend, where children learn scratch programming.


Games after school is optional. Children in Forms 2 to 6 can play Hockey in Three Rock in Rathfarnham on a Tuesday and Thursday after school during Terms 1 and 2. In the summer term, children may go to CYM/Terenure Sports Club, where they can choose between cricket, tennis, athletics and rounders. Junior and Senior Sports Days are held in June in CYM.

Instrumental Classes

We currently offer instrumental lessons – violin, piano and guitar. Please contact the teachers directly to enroll for September. Classes take place during the school day.

Violin: Nozomi Cohen, nozomi@rathgarjuniorschool.com

Guitar: Brian Foley, 087-2670251, brian_foley@rathgarjuniorschool.com

Piano: Rita Bowens, rita_bowens@rathgarjuniorschool.com

Mid-Term & Summer Camps

Our class organisers frequently choose to put on camps over the holidays. Please see below, links to our summer camp programme this year. All bookings should be made directly with the camp organisers.

Before/Afterschool Program 2022/2023