Most of our students are drawn from across Limerick, and smaller numbers come from outside the city and county. Diversity has always been a Coláiste Chiaráin strength, and the range of nations, religions and home backgrounds represented in the school is considerable.
So, too, we look for diversity in the character and attributes of the boys and girls who come to Coláiste Chiaráin. Each year, we welcome a lively and healthy mix of students, the gregarious and the quiet, the star in a particular field and the all-rounder. We aim to promote and protect different personalities, talents and interests and to inculcate a culture of mutual respect. We seek a spirit of active tolerance in which listening is as important as verbal assurance. Teaching styles also encourage involvement and discussion.
Through our international partnerships, USA and Europe, and by questioning the world around them, boys’ and girls’ horizons are expanded. We want our students to be purposeful citizens of the world. We want them to believe that they can make a difference.