The Family Resource Centre has been contacted by a number of people regarding the running of morning time tea dances as a social outlet. Therefore, the Centre would like to hear if there is sufficient interest for such a pursuit. We would also like to hear from anyone willing to help out, provide suitable live music or donate/loan CDs or records. If there is enough interest it is likely that the tea dances will start in early June and on a Thursday morning from 11am-1pm. For further information and to register your interest please contact the Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796.
For each of the past 3 years the Family Resource Centre has hosted the ASIST Suicide Awareness Training and again in 2012 we are proposing to host the training. The training which is for 2 full days is for parents, caregivers, youth workers, volunteers, teachers, sport coaches and anyone living or working in the community who wish to feel more competent, confident and comfortable in reducing the risk of suicide. The ASIST training is planned for Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June. For further information or to book a place, please contact 0749145796.
Safe TALK Training
The Family Resource Centre is proposing to host the safe TALK training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called ‘suicide alertness’. The half-day training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become ‘suicide alert’.
For further information or to book a place on the training programme please contact 0749145796.
WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LIST
Raphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.
Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.
RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMES
Tuesday: 3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm
5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pm
Wednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm
1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm
Youth Café 1st -3rd Year 7.15-9.00pm
Thursday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm
1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm
Youth Café Transition, 4th & 5th Year 7.00-9.00pm
Registration forms are available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes.
LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMS
Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from
10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided.
RAPHOE MAY FAIR 2012
The 7th Annual May Fair will be held on Saturday 19th May in the Diamond, Raphoe from 1.00pm- 5.00pm with Vintage Machinery, Classic Cars & Motorbike Parade from Mart car park to the Diamond at 1.00pm. Community Parade, led by Raphoe Pipe Band from Raphoe Presbyterian Church car park to the Diamond at 1.30pm. Other attractions include:- Face Painting, Live Music, The Journeymen (Artisans & Master Tradesmen), Craft Stalls, Jiving Competition, Fancy Dress, Scottish Dancing, Irish Dancing, Bird of Prey, Story Telling. FLOATS WELCOME. All local community groups/organisations and projects are invited to take part in the parade, or if you can do any crafts, Arts, music, or have any ideas for an activity please get in touch. Would you like to help on the day please contact Lisa at the Volt House reception on 91 73966 or leave a message and we will get back to you.
This event is organised by Raphoe Community In Action in association with Raphoe Reconciliation Project, Volt House, Raphoe. Contact No: 074 91 73966 or Email: Volthouse@eircom.net
A new running group is starting in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm.
This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners.
For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980.
Crocheting classes commence in the Volt House Hall, Raphoe on Monday 14th May 2012 at 7pm. Facilitator- Pearl Millar. Anyone interested, can come along on the night or contact Tel. No. 074 91 45941. Raphoe Kurling Club.
MINISTER FOR EDUCATION TO PRESENT AWARDS AT ST EUNAN’S The Minister for Education & Skills Mr. Ruairi Quinn T.D. will visit St Eunan’s on May the 18th to present a number of awards. The children and staff would love to see as many of the Raphoe Community present as possible. Everyone welcome.
The gardens at Oakfield Park will be open again for the summer from Wed 2nd May. As always the trains will be running every weekend. The gardens are open from 12 – 6pm, Wednesdays to Sundays. Come along with the family & friends and bring a picnic. Maybe you’ll meet our new Black Swans on the lower lake! See the website, find us on facebook or call our enquiry number 9173068 for more info.
Raphoe Heritage Project presents Round about Raphoe. A new historic photograph and art exhibition at the Central Hotel, Raphoe on the 18th and 19th May 2012. All welcome, admission free.
RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:
Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.
TEEN TOURS SUMMER PROGRAMME NOW TAKING BOOKINGS:
Day 1- Team Building out door pursuits to allow teens to get to know each other
Day 2- Rockhill Holiday Park-Teens will do the following: Forest Challenge getting mucky through obstacle course, Archery/ Sumo Suits, Water sports, games and Food
Day 3- Bowling/Cinema – An evening of fun and games with prizes and food included
Day 4 – Funtasia Bettystown Co Drogheda – Splash, soak, slide in the water park for 2 hrs/ Challenge the aerial adventure course 60m long by 15m high and Bowling/crazy golf/roller-skating and Food
You won’t find a better value package for teens anywhere: This package totals 30 hrs of Fun costing you less than €4.20 per hour for your teen to have a summer adventure to remember. Book on line today/ Payment by instalments also available. Check out www.teentours.eu for more information.
Mixed Boxercise Fitness Class @ Cathedral Hall, Raphoe. Thurs 6-7pm. Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups (16+). Female Instructor. Excellent all over body workout, which burns between 400-900 cals in one hr session? More info @ 086 3238437.
SELF MANAGEMENT COURSE
The HSE is providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promotes self care. Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours. Courses are being provided across the county. If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email email@example.com. All enquiries are welcome.
GLENMAQUIN NATIONAL SCHOOL
It’s still not too late to enroll at Glenmaquin NS!
We are a 2 teacher school with one part-time Teaching Assistant and one part-time Learning Support Teacher. We are located conveniently to Raphoe, Convoy (3.5miles) and Letterkenny.
As we are a small school, all our children get great individual attention alongside the ability to take advantage of lots of trips, e.g. theatre, workshops, libraries, cooking, gardening, crafts and lots more! These trips are all funded through the schools various fundraising activities e.g. Christmas Bazaar.
Please call into the school for a brochure or call 074 9147599 to arrange a visit with Debbie Browne our Principal or Sandra Curran Deputy Principal. We are very much a community based school and welcome children of all faiths or none.
RAPHOE PEOPLE NEWSLETTER
Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Lisa at email@example.com Thank You.
Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org every Thursday to meet the print deadline.