In the pursuit of developing and maintaining a holistic approach to education all students are encouraged to participate in all areas of school life, both in the classroom and beyond. Extra curricular activities allow students to achieve and have fun outside of the classroom as well as to help them develop skills such as teamwork, self discipline, commitment and responsibility. A wide range of extracurricular activities is offered to students including;- sports, music, community involvement, school tours and public speaking.

School Tours

The school organises tours and day trips to various locations at home and abroad, all of which are supervised by staff. First Year students will spend a day in either Cappanalea or Castlegregory Waterworld where they will experience canoeing, surfing, peddle-boats and orienteering as well as training in team work and leadership skills.

Second Year students are also offered the opportunity to go on the annual school tour to Europe. Previous locations have included Paris, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Brussels and Italy.

Senior students visit Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht as well as Ballyloughran Outdoor Pursuits Centre, musicals, plays and drama workshops. Field Trips are organised for many subjects such as Geography, Biology and Agricultural Science.

Musical Activities

Scene from Variety Concert 2009

Our students take part in a vast range of extracurricular musical activities. The school choir is extremely popular and has over sixty members, boys and girls. The choir take part in school masses, carol services (both locally and the Limerick Carol Extravaganza) as well as visiting St. Michaels of the Angels to entertain the students.

Many of our musicians have taken part in both local and national competitions and workshops in rock, pop, classical and traditional. Students had the opportunity to attend an 8 day workshop with Snow Patrol’s Iain Archer. At the end of this workshop they were able to put their new skills and experiences into practice by producing a CD of their performances.

Our Annual Variety Concert provides an opportunity for First and Second Years to show off their talents and skills on stage. This has proven to be a tremendous success and is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the school years for students, staff and parents alike.

6th year students in London’s West End


All students are encouraged to develop a healthy and active lifestyle. Exercise is important and we aim to show students how it can be part of everyone’s lives. We acknowledge that whilst many students enjoy the element of competition that comes from playing in a team, some students simply wish to take part in sport for fun and fitness. The school provides a variety of sporting activities for boys and girls, both competitive and recreational. Sports include Gaelic Football, Badminton, Basketball, Soccer and Athletics

Sports Day 2009

Annual Junior Cert Science Quiz

Junior Cert Science Quiz Team in IT Tralee in 2010