first_imgRAPHOE NOTES: Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Afterschool ProgrammeThe Afterschool Programme has now resumed after the summer break and it’s lovely to see some new faces as well as the return of our regulars. There will be several new programmes this term focusing on exercise such as ‘Kidz Fit’ and Jiving. The very popular Young Boys Group and Young Girl’s Group are starting back on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd September from 5.15-6.15pm. Both are 10 week programmes for 5th and 6th Class pupils focusing on personal and social development. Activities include team games, alternative games, cooking & baking, computers and arts & crafts. Places are limited so if you haven’t made contact with us already, please do so to avoid disappointment. There is a €7.00 registration fee and young people are expected to bring €2.00 with them each night they attend. On completion of the programme there will be an outing to be decided by the group.The Youth Café for secondary school young people started back on Wednesday 16th September from 7-9pm with the usual activities. We hope to see some new faces this term particularly those from last year’s Young Boys and Young Girls Group who have now started secondary school. There is also a €7.00 registration fee for the Youth Café and a fee of €2.00 per night.Registration forms for all of the above activities are available in the Family Resource Centre. Raphoe Something Special GroupThe next monthly meeting of the Something Special Support Group will take place on Tuesday 13th October 2015.  The Group meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 8pm.  If you are a parent/guardian of a child with delayed communication or learning skills or Autism Spectrum Disorder, you will find support, advice and information by attending this support group. New members are always welcome.  If you would like more information about the support group please contact Melanie on 0749145796 / 0873641503.Little smiles with big dreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre.  Anyone who is in care of a child whether an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome.  The kiddies can get involved in messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults.  Parent and Toddler Groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of their age.A light lunch is provided at a small cost of 50 cent per family.Raphoe Walking Group The Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am.  All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa! The weather hasn’t been too kind to our walkers throughout July and indeed for the first two weeks of August so let’s all hope for an Indian summer to get back out on the roads again. New members are always welcome so please feel free to join us on Thursday mornings!100 Club DrawWeek 22 – 18/8/151st prize Lexie Ross €50 2nd Prize Mandy O Loughlin €303rd Prize Doris Magee €20Week 23 – 25/8/151st prize Helena Gibson €502nd Prize Angeline Brennan €303rd Prize Helena Gibson €20Week 24 – 1/9/151st prize Lisa Mc Guire €502nd Prize Rachael O’ Donnell €303rd Prize Patsy O’ Hagan €20Name the DollThe winner of the Name the Doll Competition was Patricia Tinney – The doll’s name was Holly!! The Family Resource Centre would to sincerely thank all those who bought or sold lines and thanks to our good friend Louise Magee for naming the doll.Sinead Mc Gavigan School of DanceThe Sinead Mc Gavigan School of Dance will return to the Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 22nd September with 4-7 year olds at 6.30-7.30pm and for 8-12 year olds from 7.30-8.30pm. Cost: €5.00 per session.Interested in a Course in Healthcare?Respond! Housing Association in co-operation with Raphoe Family Resource Centre and The Carer’s Association, Donegal hope to pilot one module of a FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Health Service Skills in Raphoe. We plan to run the ‘Care of the Older Person’ Module of this course during October and November 2015. On completion of this module we hope that interested participants will be able to advance to completing the full award in Health Service Skills. The other subjects this award will cover are: Care Support, Care Skills, Team Working, Work Experience, Health & Safety at Work, Social Analysis and Child Development. The course is open to anyone over 18 years who can commit to one morning per week for October and November. To find out more why not come along to an Information Session in Raphoe Family Resource Centre on Monday 21st September at 10.30am and we can answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, for further information please contact Séan at [email protected] or by telephone on 087-9665774.Raphoe Boxing ClubThe boxers and officials of the local boxing club would like to extend a sincere thanks to Chris and all the staff of St. Vincent’s Charity Shop, The Diamond, Raphoe for their generosity towards the boxing club as it is greatly appreciated.It’s all systems go at the local boxing club as boxers at every level are now back training for forthcoming championships, the first of which will be the Donegal Novices to be held on Sunday 27th September in Buncrana Youth Club, and the Open Intermediate Championships which will take place at the same venue and on the same date.The Officers of the club are busy finalising plans for their forthcoming Annual Major Tournament which will take place on Saturday 7th November in the Deele College Sports Pavilion when Tenbury Wells Boxing Club from Ludlow, England will travel to Raphoe for 5 days. Very special thanks go out to all the generous business people of Raphoe and surrounding areas for their kind sponsorship, it is greatly appreciated.St. Eunan’s National School 60 Year CelebrationsSt Eunan’s NS Raphoe is celebrating its 60 year anniversary. We will be hosting the celebrations in September/ October 2015. This is a perfect opportunity to promote local history to our children in a fun and interesting way. We are looking for local people to help us organise the event and to pass on their expertise on the history of the school. If you are interested contact Anita Keeve at St Eunan’s NS, on 074 91 45764. As part of this event the children are tracing past pupils all around the world and indeed Ireland. If you have a relative or friend who is a past pupil and who does not now live in Raphoe, it would be great if you could encourage them to send the students a postcard telling us about where they now live and their memories of St Eunan’s NS.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to [email protected] or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.COMMUNITY NOTICE: SINEAD MCGAVIGAN SCHOOL OF DANCE RETURNS NEXT WEEKEND was last modified: September 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Community NoticeFeaturesNoticesRaphoelast_img read more