8th-birthday-cakeOffaly Dyslexia Group is heading for our 8th birthday this year!

To celebrate we’re throwing a party on the last day of term, and we’re inviting back all our past members and their families, and the whole Offaly Dyslexia community!

This year is very special to us because we’re going to be saying goodbye and good luck to our very first member as she leaves us for bigger and brighter things!

For more information watch this space!

We’ve had a really busy year this year in Offaly Dyslexia Group, with the highest ever numbers of attendees, a complete rework of workshops and a whole team of Co-Ordinators doing a fantastic job at keeping us all organised.

We’re currently on a well deserved break for Easter, but we’ll be back on Monday 4th April for our final 3 weeks of the term. We can’t believe another year is nearly gone!

Our waiting list is now open for the few remaining places left for September, so make sure to give Frances a ring on 0862309009 if you’re interested in enrolling a child.

We’re also looking at making our new panel of tutors for next term, so any interested qualified teachers (both Primary and Secondary who have completed the DAI course) should send a copy of their CV to us at offalydyslexiagroup@gmail.com.

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Our annual flag day will be held in Tullamore this October. In the past the community has been very supportive of us on these days, and we hope that this will continue this year.

We are currently looking for volunteers for the day, so if you have an hour or two to spare please contact us on 086 230 9009.

 

It’s that time of year again, and Offaly Dyslexia Group are in full swing getting ready for our new term starting in September.

Our New Parents night will be held on Monday 31st August 2015 in St.Mary’s Youth Centre Tullamore, with workshops beginning the following Monday 7th September from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

We look forward to seeing you all then!

Offaly Dyslexia Group is excited to announce that this year we will have a team of three joint Program Co-Ordinators. Shona O’Callaghan, Michelle O’Meara and Nick Hines have agreed to work together to lead our workshop programme from September. We wish them luck!

It is with deep regret that we said goodbye to our Co-Ordinator Elizabeth Doolan at the beginning of this summer. We at Offaly Dyslexia Group wish her well in all her future ventures.

We also wish to congratulate our tutor Anna on her marriage over the summer, and we wish her and her new husband the best of luck as she leaves us to start a new life in Washington DC.

Both Eliz and Anna will be greatly missed by the parents and children involved with the group.

On April 4th 2015, Colin Kelly, Nick Hynes and  Gearoid Oman volunteered to take part in a skydive to raise funds for the group. Many thanks to the Irish Parachuting Club in Clonbullogue for hosting the event and recording the jumps, to everyone who came out to support the day, and especially to the three jumpers themselves.

On March 28th 2015, Gearoid Oman, Nick Hines and Colin Kelly will take part in a fundraising skydive for our group. These brave soldiers are one of our parents, one of our tutors and one of our past pupils respectively. We are seeking donations and sponsorships for the event, which will take place in Clonbullogue Parachute club. All are welcome to join us on the day.