Naas, Co Kildare

Naas, Co Kildare

St. Mary's Catholic College , Sallins Rd, Naas, Co Kildare,

Paula Hennessy

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The Searsol centre enables children from the age of eight upwards to learn the skill of touch typing. Our unique training method focuses on enabling children to work independently, giving them confidence in their typing abilities. They progress through small steps to gradually develop their accuracy and typing speed.  Unlike traditional tuition, Searsol fosters students’ skill in self-learning, building confidence and lessening reliance on a teacher.

Our typing course is suitable for all children from the age of eight upwards. We work with children that have learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or other learning differences.

Your child will be initially assessed by the Searsol tutor to determine what they can achieve on our typing course. Your child will visit their local Searsol centre once a week, where their Tutor will observe their typing and ensure that they are using the right technique. Searsol’s aim is to develop each child into a confident, independent and enthusiastic learner

Our Nass centre is located in St. Mary’s Catholic College.

Sean Carthy
Sean Carthy

Hi, my name is Paula Hennessy, and I am the Tutor at the Naas Centre. I am a primary school teacher and have experience teaching and working with children with dyslexia and dyspraxia (DCD). I have completed a major specialism in teaching using digital technology and have first-hand experience seeing the benefits it can have in the classroom and further afield. I have also completed a Child Protection Course with Tusla.

I am so grateful to be working with Searsol. Typewiz is a program that helps children to learn how to type in a fun and interactive way. During the hour-long class, the child is learning to type proficiently while having fun at the same time in a relaxed environment. I really believe it is an excellent program for children in the age range of 8 to 17. 

I love working with children and it is fantastic to see their progression and growth and watch how far they can come on this course; their confidence and self-esteem will only continue to get better and better.

I am so excited to welcome you into the classroom and I just know you will love your journey with us!

I love working with children and it is fantastic to see their progression and growth and watch how far they can come on this course; their confidence and self-esteem will only continue to get better and better.

I am so excited to welcome you into the classroom and I just know you will love your journey with us!

 

  • Tuesday
    4.30 to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday
    5.30pm to 6.30pm
Class Schedule

Classes follow the school term. Classes run from September to May. No classes on the following dates: October mid-term - 31st Oct to 4th Nov 2022 Christmas - 22nd Dec - 4th Jan 2023 February mid-term - 13-17 Feb 2023 Easter - 3rd - 14th April 2023 Classses 30th of May 2023

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Naas, Co Kildare Center Address:

St. Mary's Catholic College

Sallins Rd

Naas

Co Kildare

Driving

Computer Room Directions:

Go pass reception down the hallway on the left-hand side, at the end of the corridor take the door to the right and leave the building, walk across the yard over to the next building, take the right up the stairs and it is the first door to the left, computer room number 37

Most Popular Questions

If your child can’t make our typing class, they can access Typewiz at home using their passcode. The passcode can be obtained from the class tutor or email Searsol requesting it.

If the classes are not on due to midterms etc. Your child still can access Typewiz using their passcode.

 

The class schedule is located on centre page

Select the centre that your child is attending and click on choose centre.

Click on the In Centre Class Times

The class schedule will list the weeks that the classes are not on i.e. mid terms, Christmas, Easter etc

When the classes are not on your child has the option to access Typewiz at home using their passcode.

Note they need to login in at the same time as the class they are attending in order to progress on Typewiz otherwise it is in revision mode only.

There are three physical badges to collect on the Searsol typing course.

Bronze – average words per minute of 15

Silver – average words per minute of 25

Gold – averafge words per minute of 4o

Badges are presented by the Tutor to students once the achieved the required average words per minute

No we provide all the computer equipment so there is no need to bring a laptop to our typing course.

The Searsol typing classes are open to all children from the age of eight up to school leaving age. We teach every child that wants to learn how to type correctly using our Typewiz typing program.

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