All times are subject to change depending on availability. We will do our best to accommodate siblings.
Gort Mhuire, Enniskeane:
Monday 4.00pm – 5.00pm 4 – 6 year olds approx.
Monday 5.00pm – 6.00pm 7 – 9 year olds approx.
Monday 6.00pm – 7.00pm 10 – 12 year olds approx.
Monday 7.00pm –8.00pm Teenage Group
Gort Mhuire, Enniskeane:
Tuesday 4.00pm – 5.00pm 4-6 year olds approx.
Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm 7 – 8 year olds approx.
Tuesday 6.00pm – 7.00pm 9 – 12 year olds approx.
Ballinspittle Community Centre, Ballinspittle
Wednesday 1.55pm – 2.55pm 4 – 6 year olds approx
Wednesday 3.00pm – 4.00pm 6 – 7 year olds approx
Wednesday 4.00pm – 5.00pm 8 – 9 year olds approx
Wednesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm 10 – 12 year olds approx
Wednesday 6.00pm – 7.00pm Teenage Group
*Please contact me regarding the 1.55pm class on Wed as a collection service is available from the nearby school.
Theatre Tricks Drama & Communications
Child Protection Policy
Information on our Child Protection Policy for Parents/Guardians
Here at Theatre Tricks Drama & Communications are committed to providing a safe environment for children and young people. Children’s welfare and safety is our top priority. We comply with Children First: National Guidelines for Child Protection and Welfare. To help us achieve this, we have a Child Protection Policy and Procedures which guide our work. Copies of our Child Protection Policy are available (on our website / from Susan Collins, our designated Person for Child Protection).
Parents/guardians are children’s primary carers. We work in partnership with parents/guardians to ensure children’s safety and enjoyment of the activities we offer. We ask you to take some time to read our guidelines and programme information.
If you have any questions or concerns you can talk to Susan our Designated Person for Child Protection.
Here are some questions you might want to ask:
What is a child protection policy?
A child protection policy is a statement of the organisation’s commitment to keep children and young people safe and to report any concerns about their welfare. The policy will contain procedures for how this is done in the organisation. These will usually include:
What should I expect from an activity or group my child takes part in?
What does confidentiality mean?
Who does the organisation report to, if they have a child protection concern about a child or young person?
What information will be passed on?
Do I have a right to see information about me or my child?
Is there a code of behaviour for staff, children and young people, volunteers, parents?
Who can I talk to if I have a concern about a child?
Is there a complaints policy? Who can I talk to if I have a complaint?
Does the organisation have a health and safety policy?
Are staff vetted by the Gardaí and are references checked for all staff and volunteers?
Does the organisation have a policy for dealing with allegations against staff or volunteers?
Can I come and visit or stay and watch the activities if I want to?
In order to help ensure children and young people’s safety and welfare, we ask parents to:
Throughout the school term, we may require the assistance of parents/chaperones to assist in the production of events. While all our teachers have been vetted, The Vetting Act does not apply to unpaid volunteers (such as parents/chaperones) who assist the school on an occasional basis provided such assistance does not involve the coaching, mentoring, counselling, teaching or training of children or vulnerable persons. A parent who helps on an occasional and unpaid basis is therefore not subject to vetting as long as the parent is not involved in the coaching, mentoring, counselling, teaching or training of pupils.
Theatre Tricks and its staff will have duty of care towards the pupils in the school. The school has in place adequate measures to ensure the ongoing safety of children while the person concerned is undertaking the relevant work or activities. Parents/Chaperones will remain under appropriate supervision by teaching staff and that the Parents/Chaperones made aware of relevant school policies and procedures in respect of child protection, codes of conduct, ICT usage etc.
Separate to the requirements of the Vetting Act, Theatre Tricks will always be cognisant of their civil law duty of care to their pupils and the need for prudent practice from a child protection perspective.
Do Parents that assist during School productions need to be vetted?
Child Protection Policy (Policy & Procedures for Children)
Theatre Tricks Drama & Communications: Our Child Protection Policy
We in Theatre Tricks Drama & Communications want to make sure that all children and young people who come to our school are safe and are protected from harm. We call this our Child Protection Policy.
Children and young people have a right to:
Everyone working for Theatre Tricks Drama & Communications respects these rights. This is part of our Code of Behaviour.
Our Child Protection Policy says that if anyone is worried that a child or young person is being hurt, bullied or abused, they should talk to Susan Collins. She can be contacted at 087-8398758.
Abuse is not the fault of the person who is being hurt and nobody ever has the right to abuse anyone else.
If we are worried that a child or young person is not safe or might be harmed, we will talk to people who can help. If this happens Susan, our Designated Child Protection Officer will explain what is happening.
If you are worried about yourself or another child or young person, the most important thing is to talk to someone about it. The information you share will be kept private and only shared with people who need to know and can help.
Remember: Abuse is never your fault.
If you or someone you know is being abused in any way, the best thing you can do is talk to someone who can help.
At Theatre Tricks we do not allow bullying.
Bullying can be someone:
Remember: Bullying is NEVER your fault, and never something that you deserve – you should be able to feel happy and safe wherever you are.
Making a complaint
We welcome comments and suggestions from children, young people, parents and others.
If you are worried or upset by something that happens here you can make a complaint. The person to talk to about complaints is:
We will listen carefully to your complaint and will answer it within 48 hours.
Remember – if you or someone you know is being abused in any way, the best thing you can do is talk to someone who can help.
Our Code of Behaviour
Our code of behaviour helps us to make sure that everyone at Theatre Tricks Drama & Communications is safe and free from harm.
Children / Young People
Thank you for taking the time to read this information.
TERM FEES – SPEECH & DRAMA CLASSES 2023 – 2024
Term fees can be paid via our website and must be paid in full by week 5 of term.
Term 1 – Final balance due by the 20th October 2023
Term 2 – Final balance due by the 03rd March 2024
We have always been flexible regarding term fees for speech & drama classes so if you wish to discuss a payment plan please contact Susan on 087-8398758 or email email@example.com
Speech and Drama Classes Term Fees are €130 per term per student with a 10% discount for 2nd and subsequent siblings.
We do not offer trial classes but if your child decides not to return after their first lesson you are entitled to a full refund. After this however no refunds will be given.
COURSE FEES – ADULT & PRIVATE TUITION
Tuition Fees are payable in blocks of 5 week lessons prior to commencing class.
FEES – CORPORATE, PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND MONTESSORI
Contact us directly to discuss a payment plan.
Term One Dates 2023 – 2024
TERM 1 – WEEK COMMENCING 18TH SEPT 2023– 26TH JAN 2024
18 Sep Week 1
25 Sep Week 2
02 Oct Week 3
09 Oct Week 4
16 Oct Week 5
23 Oct Week 6 (Halloween Dress up week)
30 Oct MID TERM BREAK
06 Nov Week 7
13 Nov Week 8
20 Nov Week 9
27 Nov Week 10
04 Dec Week 11
11 Dec Rehearsals Week
18th Dec – 05th Jan CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
08 Jan Week 12
15 Jan Week 13
22 Jan Week 14 Production Week
27th/28th Jan Annual Production in St Mary’s Theatre Rossmore
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE BUILT IN AN ADDITIONAL WEEK IN OUR TERM 1 TO ACCOMMODATE ANY UNFORSEEN CANCELLATION OF A CLASS. THIS ALLOWS US TO MAKE UP THE SESSION IF NEEDS BE.
Term Two Dates 2023 – 2024
TERM 2 – WEEK COMMENCING 29TH JAN 2024 – MAY 2024
Term 2 Class Schedule
29 Jan Week 1
05 Feb Week 2
12 Feb Week 3
19 Feb Week 4
26 Feb Week 5
04 Mar Week 6
11 Mar Week 7
18 Mar Week 8 (Exams Fri 22nd March & Sat 23rd March)
25 Mar Easter Holidays
08 Apr Week 9
15 Apr Week 10
22 Apr Week 11
29 Apr Week 12
06 May Week 13 (This date is subject to change)
PLEASE NOTE: DATES MAY VARY DEPENDING ON BANK HOLIDAYS DURING THE WEEKS STATED ABOVE. FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE GIVEN VIA TEXT TO PARENTS.
THERE IS NO FEBRUARY MIDTERM BREAK IN TERM TWO.
RETURN TO CLASS GUIDE – SEPTEMBER 2023
Welcome back to classes, as you would expect we have to update some housekeeping rules for this year.
We ask that parents / guardians are patient with each other and us so that we can all work together for the benefit of our students and staff as we embark on a new term in September.
TO DO BEFORE COMMENCING CLASSES!
We require that each child will need to be registered online on our website www.theatretricks.ie at least 24 hours before coming to the first class.
Payment for term fees can be made online via our website, via EFT or in cash or contact us directly to make a payment plan. Term fees must be paid in full by week 5 of classes.
Please take note of the disclaimer that you (the parent) should keep us informed of any changes in your child/children’s health.
KEY CHANGES FOR 2023-24
PROCEDURES FOR ARRIVAL AND PICK-UP
PROCEDURES DURING CLASS
We look forward to welcoming to our 2023/2024 classes!
We have a risk assessment document an updated health and safety policy and staff & facility procedure checklist available to a parent/guardian to view on email with more detailed information should you require it.
UNEXPECTED VIRTUAL CLASSES:
If due to any government order or due to unforeseen circumstances, classes will convert to virtual Zoom classes.
We have had great success with all ages on our Zoom classes in the past few years and are confident we can continue to engage our students should the need arise.