Along with our TAA Staff the following are our Activity Specialists.
Fergal Daly Tennis Ireland coach
10 year experience with all levels of tennis from beginners to ranked players.
He bring a wide variety of tennis activities to keep the children entertained while they learn this great game.
Fergal has a proven track record as a coach and an in dept knowledge & understanding of the techniques,tactics and strategies required for effective teaching of children.
Ellen started performing when she was 4 years old with Kim Lyons ballet. She has also been in Dramatic Action Stage School since she was 14. She has since become a teaching assistant there with children age 3-8. She has played leading roles in many shows with Thunderstruck Productions such as Rizzo in ‘Grease,’ Sarah in ‘Our House’ and Tracey ‘Hairspray.’ She studied Dance in Inchicore College in and trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Tap. This year she is studying Performance with Bull Alley Theatre Training Company while continuing studying to be a full time teacher of the performing arts.
TAA Art Teacher Fabiana Scaglioni.
Fabiana has Bachelor Degree in Art Communication. Masters of Art ( MA) in Curating. Fabiana is also part of TAA full time staff so that the children can enjoy Art everyday at TAA if they wish. Fabiana offers a formal three hour Art class in TAA each Tuesday.
Balrothery Swimming Pool
We pride ourselves in the high standard of our swimming teachers.Hundred’s of children pass through our lessons every year with a high standard of swimming ability.
Simon Madden UEFA Youth Cert and UEFA B Licensed Football Coach. Professional Football Player at St Patrick Athletic FC. Represented Ireland in under 15’s, 17’s and 19’s level. Three caps for Republic of Ireland under 21’s.
Karen Farrell is a qualified Montessori teachers with several years experience in childcare. Her love of Lego and children led her to open The Brickx Club Knocklyon, Firhouse, Rathfarnham, Tallaght & Templeogue just over 2 years ago. The Brickx Club encourages sharing, team work, social skills, creativity and STEM as well as lots of fun! Karen also volunteers for International Orphan Aid Ireland who regularly travel to China to teach Lego Therapy to various organisations as well as supporting children in orphanages. She has several year experience in working with children with all abilities and needs. Karen grew up in Knocklyon and still resides there.
"I cant believe my child has been in two shows already this year with two to come. She loves Speech & Drama. I can't fault the afterschool"
"The biggest thing for me is the whole social aspect of TAA. They travel back from school.eat.study.sports,everything together. It has really brought him on"
"My Son Peter all round sports has improved tremendously since he enrolled in TAA. You can really see the difference when he's playing on his club side. He's active every day,its great"
"I did a lot of research before I enrolled Luke into TAA. I spoke to parents and they had nothing but good to say about the program.I would recommend that all parents chat to some of the parents there first. I'm delighted with Luke's progress especially in swimming"
"My daughter attends Templeogue after school. I could give lots of reasons that i like Templeogue after school. One stands out and that she is mobile, iPad and computer free everyday while in TAA. She is really the better for it and its not the first thing she looks for when she gets home. Nine times out of ten when I collect her she is outside doing one of their activities"
"Linda was absolutely delighted to be in Templeogue after school.. Her mum and I were thrilled to see how well she got on. She was a bit nervous at first but the staff, especially Sarah were really encouraging and they helped her to get the most out of the whole experience. Linda looks forward to going to Templeogue after-school everyday"
"Thomas has attended TAA since starting in Junior Infants last September. I have complete peace of mind knowing that he is collected safely from school every day and provided with a wholesome lunch. The TAA staff are warm, friendly and very professional providing continuous feedback on Thomas’ progress. The wide variety of activities keeps him interested and allows him to try out lots of different sports. Thomas loves TAA and I can’t recommend highly enough"