Educational Opportunities Program

Blakestown/Mountview EOP

BLAKESTOWN MOUNTVIEW EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAMME

Blakestown Mountview
Educational Opportunities Programme
Scoil Mhuire Junior
Blakestown Way, Dublin 15
Tel/Fax. 01-8215525
Email: eopscp@gmail.com

Background

The National School Completion Programme was established in 2002, and the local programme was fully operational in the Blakestown/Mountview area in February 2003. It currently runs in Blakestown Community School and its two main feeder primary schools, which are
Scoil Mhuire N. S. and St. Philips N.S. The programme seeks to address an imbalance of access to formal education through the use of various interventions, some of which include after school homework clubs, learning support, special interest clubs, working with out of school groups, summer programmes, etc.
The Management Committee of the Programme includes a Chairperson, a Co-ordinator, a Treasurer, 5 School Principals from Blakestown Community School, Scoil Mhuire Junior, Scoil Mhuire Senior, St. Philips Junior and St. Philips Senior, three home school community liaison teachers, parents from the community and representatives from various statutory and voluntary bodies.
Staff Team
Programme Co-ordinator
Project Worker
Administrator
Attendance Monitor
Part time teachers and support staff

Aims & Objectives

The Primary Objective of the Educational Opportunities Programme is:
“To seek to retain pupils to completion of senior cycle post primary education”.
The overall aims of the Programme are set out below:
1. Provide a positive experience of the education system and a sense of achievement for students
2. To improve overall School attendance by harnessing skills and energy of Parents, Community groups and Schools in Blakestown and Mountview
3. To encourage creativity and love of learning, to promote high standards in literacy and numeracy and to increase achievement levels in state and other certified examinations
4. To build on the positive experiences of existing programmes functioning and working in the Blakestown and Mountview area.
5. To engage parents more actively in their children’s education
6. To enhance the transfer programme between home to school, primary to second level.

Programmes

Blakestown Mountview Educational Opportunities Programme is now in its 10th year of existence and has expanded to take in various new and innovative initiatives.

Blakestown Community School

• Homework Clubs x 2
• Breakfast Club
• Mentoring Programme
• Dance Classes
• Art Therapy
• Swimming
• Transfer Induction
• Futsal
• Boxing
• Basketball
Scoil Mhuire Junior

• Homework Clubs x 2
• Ballet Workshops
• Music Workshops
• Gymnastics

Scoil Mhuire Senior

• Homework Clubs x 2
• Drama
• Dance
• Gymnastics
• Educational Support
• St. Philips Junior School
• Breakfast Club
• Recorder Lessons
• Ballet
• Healthy Eating Week
• St. Philips Senior School
• Homework Clubs x 2
• Breakfast Club
• Dance Classes
• Music Lessons
• Gymnastics
• Healthy Eating Week
• Educational Support

Summer Programme

Some examples our Summer Programme are Kit Kat Parks Tennis Coaching, English for non-nationals, Computer Week for students from St. Philips. Summer programmes run in collaboration with Blanchardstown Youth Services in both St. Philips and Blakestown Community School.

Blakestown/Mountview Educational Opportunities Programme works in
close collaboration with
• Blakestown/Mountview Youth Initiative
• Neighbourhood Youth Project
• Blanchardstown Youth Services

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