St Mary's College

Night Classes - Our Courses

Enrolment closing on Wednesday, September 15th.

As we will be following government guidelines, we will move courses online if we are required to do so. This will not apply to courses marked with an * as these classes are not suitable for online platforms.

All our courses require a minimum number of students to proceed & participants must be age 16 or over.

Should a course not fill, a full refund will be given.

There will be no classes the week of midterm break, October 25th

QQI Courses

All our QQI courses are run in conjunction with The College of Progressive Education.

SNA Level 5- 12 Week - START DATE Monday September 20th

Time: 7 pm – 9:30 pm

This course aims to develop the skills, knowledge & understanding of the role of the Special Needs Assistant and promote high quality practice among those working across the education system.

SNA Level 6- 10 Weeks – START DATE Tuesday September 21st

Time: 7 pm – 9:30 pm

The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill, and competence to work effectively, under direction, with young children with additional needs. Moreover, this combined SNA course equips the learner in the theory and practice underpinning the education and care of those who present with special educational needs, mainly focusing on legislation.

SNA level 5 course covers the component Special Needs Assisting (5N1786) and the Level 6 course covers the component Special Needs Assisting (6N1957)

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Instalment option available.

Note: These courses are also available online at a later date & if we receive insufficient numbers for the classroom-based course, students have the option of joining the online course.

Language Classes

Chinese

Chinese for Beginners – 10 weeks – START DATE: Monday 20th September

Broaden your linguistic skills with our new Chinese course! This course aims to cover the sound system of Madarin Chinese (Pinyin) & will include vocabulary & sentences relating to the following: names, nationalities, numbers, date, time, age, family, daily activities, jobs, ordering food & drinks, etc. You will also learn to understand how characters are constructed.

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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French

French for Beginners – 10 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 22nd September

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Prepare for your French holiday with our beginners class. This course aims to give students a introduction to the French language with focus on conversation. Learn the basics with a qualified language teacher & enjoy the learning experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Irish *****NEW*****

Irish for Beginners – 10 weeksSTART DATE: Monday 20th September

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This course is suitable for parents or adults who'd like to develop their basic Irish skills. The focus will be on developing confidence and fluency in speaking the language, along with comprehension & expansion of vocabulary. Ideal for adults who wish to improve their basic command of the Irish language or for those who would like to help their child/children with primary school Irish.

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Italian

Italian for Beginners – 10 weeksSTART DATE: Tuesday 21st September

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Italian - Intermediate – 10 weeksSTART DATE: Wednesday 22nd September

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

For students who have had an introduction to the Italian language or those who feel they are a bit rusty!

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Spanish

Spanish for Beginners – 10 weeks – START DATE: Monday 20th September

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Spanish - Intermediate – 10 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 22nd September

For students who have had an introduction to the Spanish language or would like to brush up on previous (& maybe old!) knowledge.

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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Sign Language

Irish Sign Language for Beginners - 8 weeks – START DATE: Monday 20th September

We are delighted to be able to offer this 8-week Irish Sign Language Course (ISL)! The course will cover topics such as meeting & greeting deaf people; finger spelling to spell names; discussing your background & family; counting numbers & learning the calendar; discussing weather, time, classroom objects; describing people, clothes & appearance.

These fun classes are taught by a deaf person who will use Irish Sign Language throughout and you will learn & pick up ISL in a natural environment & learn about communicating in ISL from the very start of your first lesson.

To cater for the huge interest in this course, we will offer 2 classes with a max number of 10 per class,.

When booking please select the correct class time.

Class 1 - Time: 7 pm – 8 pm SOLD OUT

Class 2 - Time: 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

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English - B1/B2 intermediate English Class

10 weeks - START DATE: Thursday September 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This 10-week intermediate English course is aimed at those who are comfortable with English but are looking to take the next step and require some help in expanding their vocabulary and use of English. Conversation & grammar points can be chosen by the students in these dynamic progress driven classes that are delivered by an experienced qualified teacher.

Enjoy building your confidence in the English language in these fun & comfortable classes.

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Music Classes

Guitar * - SOLD OUT

Guitar for Beginners – 10 weeks – START DATE: Tuesday 21st September

Time: 8 pm to 9 pm

Learn to play the guitar in this class with numbers specifically limited to ensure ample attention is given to each student.

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Ukulele *

Ukulele for Beginners – 10 weeks – START DATE: Tuesday 21st September

Time: 7 pm to 8 pm

Learn to play the ukulele in this class with numbers specifically limited to ensure ample attention is given to each student.

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Sport, Health & Fitness Classes

Golf - SOLD OUT

Golf for Beginners – 8 weeks – START DATE: Tuesday 14thor Wednesday 15th September

(Both beginners courses are now SOLD OUT)

Time - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Due to the popularity of this course, we have decided to add a second Beginner's golf course. When making your booking please ensure you select the evening you wish to attend.

The Tuesday & Wednesday Beginner's Golf is now SOLD OUT.

Golf for Improvers – 8 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 15th September SOLD OUT

Time - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

These 8-week courses will cover all aspects of the game from putting all the way back to the driver. Ideal for the beginner golfer to learn the basics of the game or also an improver looking to freshen up their game or indeed take advantage of some coaching.

All classes will take place at the driving range at Naas Golf Club & are run by golf pro, Brian Sweeney.

Price includes €3 bucket of balls each night, further can be purchased at individuals’ expense.

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Hatha Yoga - SOLD OUT

Hatha Yoga for Beginners – 10 weeks – START DATE: Monday 20th September SOLD OUT

Time - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Enjoy this weekly one hour class, the practice of breath, body & mind, with our experienced instructor. In the interest of health & safety, students are required to bring their own mat.

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Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga (mixed level) – 10 weeks – START DATE: Tuesday 21st September

Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm

A form of yoga that involves chanting, singing, breathing exercises, and repetitive poses, the purpose of which is to activate your Kundalini energy, or shakti. This is a spiritual energy that’s said to be located at the base of your spine. As Kundalini yoga awakens this energy, it’s supposed to enhance your awareness and help you move past your ego. Sometimes, the practice is also called “yoga of awareness.”

In the interest of health & safety, students are required to bring their own mat.

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Pilates - SOLD OUT

This exercise regime, typically performed on a floor mat aims to improve flexibility and stability by strengthening the muscles, especially the torso-stabilizing muscles of the abdomen and lower back.

In the interest of health & safety, students are required to bring their own mat.

Pilates for Beginners – 8 weeks – START DATE: Thursday 23rd September SOLD OUT

Time - 7 pm to 8 pm

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Pilates - Intermediate – 8 weeks – START DATE: Thursday 23rd September SOLD OUT

Time - 8:15 pm to 9:15 pm

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Line Dancing *

Line Dancing – 10 weeks – START DATE: Thursday 23rd September SOLD OUT

Time - 8 pm to 9 pm

A delightfully popular craze that emerged from the disco era of the 70's, was all the rage in the 90's & has proven to be just as popular now. A choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more rows & dancers are not in physical contact with each other, so that's social distancing covered! Stetson & cowboy boots welcome! This one will sell out fast.

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Salsa *

Salsa – 10 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 22nd September

Time - 7 pm to 8 pm

Go Latin with our Salsa classes! This popular dance, an amalgamation of Cuban dances such as mambo, pachanga & rumba, will leave you feeling exhilarated & alive. Let the rhythm get you!

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Zumba

Zumba – 10 weeks – START DATE: Monday 20th September

Time - 7 pm to 8 pm

A popular fitness programme that combines Latin & international music with dance moves. A great way to get fit whilst having fun - sure how could you not move to music? Suitable for all levels.

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Skills & Self Development

Art * - SOLD OUT

Oil Painting – 6 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 22nd September

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

An oil painting course suitable for all, beginners, and improvers alike. The course is an enjoyable introduction to developing skills in painting with an emphasis on individual tutoring & tutor demonstrations. Tutor is an artist & an experienced facilitator.

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Cookery *

Cake Decorating – 6 weeks – START DATE: Thursday 16th September SOLD OUT

Time: 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Learn the magical art of cake decorating with our new 6-week course. Enjoy the fruits of your labour with the help of a trained chef & cake decorator. This course will teach you how to create your very own themed cake & with class size limited, you'll be sure to get time with the tutor to get any advice or help you need. Cake decorating tools will be required for this course, but we can advise on these well in advance of the class starting.

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Parenting Courses

Dyslexia - Supporting your child in education - 3 weeks – START DATE: Tuesday 21st September

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

This 3-week course, delivered by an experienced teacher, looks at helping parents to support their children in the educational system. The course aims to cover tips & techniques on teaching & learning, to the use of assisted technology in the home.

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Photography *

Photography for Beginners – 6 weeks – START DATE: Tuesday 24th August

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Try your hand at photography with our 6-week course. The first 3 sessions will take place outdoors at selected areas within the town of Naas, making good use of the evening light, with the last 3 sessions in the school. The course is open to over 16's & you will need a DSLR camera with a detachable lens or a Bridge camera with a lens attached to the body. A laptop for editing your images will be required for the indoor sessions at the school, or you can also use your mobile phone, editing purposes only.

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Presentation Skills *

Presenting Yourself with Confidence – 8 weeks – START DATE: Tuesday 21st September

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

This 8-week course will give you the tools to enhance your self worth, to focus on areas of weakness, to learn how to present yourself in a more polished way.

If you are spending a lot of time on Zoom because of the Covid lockdown, returning to work for whatever reason, looking to improve your chances of promotion, looking to focus on minor speech faults or need help with enunciation, pace & poise then this is the course for you.

Delivered by a Speech & Drama Teacher & Elocution & Voice Coach who has years of teaching experience & professional management experience in the Telecommunications & IT industry, this course is a must do for anybody seeking the tools to help focus on change.

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IT Courses

Microsoft Office Specialist – Do you feel the need to improve your IT skills? Well now you can!

This term we are running 2 separate back-to-back courses covering Microsoft Excel in the first & Microsoft PowerPoint in the second. Each course will run for 5 weeks, 2 hours per week and students will complete the Microsoft exam at the end of the module in the last week. Each course costs €120 & includes the price of the exam.

Sign up to one or the other, or both!

Excel - 5 weeks – START DATE: Monday 20th September

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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PowerPoint - 5 weeks – START DATE: Monday 1st November

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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Hair Care *

Hair Styling Hobby Course – 10 weeks – START DATE: Monday 20th September

Time: 7 pm – 9:30 pm

Have fun with this 10-week course where you will learn how to make the best of your tresses, and those of your family & friends. Delivered by a professional hair stylist with almost 40 years’ experience in hair care & teaching, this course will cover styling tools & how to use them; styling products & their uses; curling techniques (& making them last); using rollers for volume; blow-drying techniques; exploring styles that suit different face shapes; plaiting hair; up-styles for nights out & glamour looks for those special occasions. Suitable for anyone looking for a taster course in hair care.

Certain tools will be required for this course, namely curling tongs, comb & brush, however the tutor will go through these requirements class one. Feel free to bring what you have if you need clarification about their use.

Course Fee: €195 Adult Ed EasyPayments.PNG

Machine Sewing for Beginners NEW - SOLD OUT

10 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 22nd September

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

We are delighted to collaborate with Magda from MeMade by Magdalena for our very first sewing course at St Mary's College! Get creative with your sewing, or just learn how to use that machine in the corner with this passionate & inspiring tutor. This course will teach you the basics of sewing by machine & no doubt you'll discover a new passion by the end of the 10 weeks. Course numbers limited to 8 to ensure tutor time for all students.

Own sewing machine will be required for this class along with some basic materials (scissors, measuring tape, pins etc.) The course fee includes some material for the first 2 classes.

Course Fee: €170 Adult Ed EasyPayments.PNG

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