A place where amazing things Get Done!
The Mahogany School is located in the Mahogany community of Calgary, 1st Class After Class – Mahogany School runs from the school gymnasium and a portable classroom. This 1st Class Location offers a Before and After School Program and Kindergarten program. At 1st Class After Class - Mahogany School, we believe it is our mission to make every child feel happy, safe and free to explore and learn, which we achieve through a programming designed specifically to meet the needs of each child, we provide tons of opportunities to engage in STEM, play, physical activities, literacy, clubs, and more.
Our Kindergarten program offers programming that is designed to complement what they are learning in their classroom while still Playing, Growing, Learning & Having fun with weekly themes based on their interests.
It is a time for story and language development, music and movement activities, and other varied learning experiences.
Our programs all have a pretend and learn area devoted to developing a child’s sense of “make believe”.
Before & After Grade 1-6
Our before and after-care programs go well beyond homework help. We support children in becoming the kindest, most capable, and most resilient version of themselves.
With regular outdoor time and planned indoor activities, our children experience a world of movement, dance and recreation.
Books allow children to enter a world of “make believe” and learn about new and exciting things.
Our programs use a curriculum that is individualized to every age, with planned activities that combine learning and fun to create happy, curious kids.
Seetal has a Child Development Assistant Certification, in Early Childhood Education. Seetal has been a valuable part of 1st Class since September 2018 and as spent his duration at Fish Creek, developing the program. One of Mr. Seetal’s many strengths within the program is staff training, and communication. He is Exceptional at fostering relationships with the children as well as the parents creating a sense community within the program. He found his passion was working with children as an ECE after spending many years in Computer Science/Networking and over 14 years in the Automobile industry.
Mr. Seetal enjoys playing a variety of sports, from dodge ball to hockey. As one of our Physical Sports Director’s he brings this passion and love to the program creating an atmosphere that the children enjoy greatly. He has created numerous opportunities for the children to participate in sporting events and encourages the children to come together as a team through positive interactions and participation. When Mr. Seetal isn’t working, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, snowmobiling and spending time with his wife, Jessica and family!
OSC Alternate Lead
Ms. Donabel is the Program Lead for our Out of School Care program. A Nurse for 15 years in the Philippines and also has 10 years teaching experience from the Philippines. She holds a BSc in Nursing and Education, an MA of Arts in education and also qualifies as Child Development Worker. Ms. Donabel has been a Program Supervisor for 2 years before joining 1st Class Childcare. She said “It is my passion to support the development of children, encouraging and helping them develop life-long skills through play, supporting their exploration, creativity and developing their physical, mental, emotional and their well-being as whole".
Married to an Anglican Priest with 4 children and in her spare time, Ms. Donabel likes to play soccer and volleyball, she also enjoys karaoke, singing and dancing.