Youth Leadership


Students are challenged to involve themselves in areas of School Leadership.  The following groups help to foster student leadership, initiative and self-confidence.

-Gaisce :The President’s Award, the purpose of which is to encourage young      people to set and achieve a demanding challeng for themselves for themselves in areas rnaging from community involvement to the developing of a new personal skilll.

-Green Schools Initiative :A project where students challenge themselves and others towards ceating an environmentally sustainable school through individual and community action.  The school was awarded its first Green Flag in May 2008

-Meitheal Leadership:A programme where sixth years are trained in the necessary ledership skills to mentor and integrate the incoming first years into the school.

-Sports Council:Senior students who help with training and fundraising and encourage others to participate in school sports.

-Students Council:Represents the students’ views thereby creating healthy relationships between students, teachers and management.

-Annual Awards Ceremony:In recognition of outstanding acheivements in all areas of school life.

Spiritual Development

During the school year the spiritual and religious growth of the students is nurtured by opportunities to participate in masses, liturgies, religious ceremonies and retreats.  The First Years commence their religious programme in the school with their parents and teachers while the Leaving Certificate programme concludes with a graduation mass in which parents, friends and teachers play a part.

Community Involvement and Human Rights Education

Community Involvement and Human Rights education is promoted through involvement in Afri, Amnesty International, Concern, Goal, ISPCA, St Vincent de Paul and Trocaire.  Students take part in activities organised by these organisations and over the years have raised significant funds for these and many other groups.