Becoming A Whole Person

In Coláiste Chiaráin, students are given plenty of opportunities to shine as individuals within the life of the school. Students can take part in many educational activities that are not part of the formal curriculum. These include Industry Days, Careers Evenings, Sports Clubs and Musical and Drama productions. We organize frequent visits to theatres, museums, historical sites, and other places of cultural interest. Students have opportunities to travel abroad throughout the school year, including language trips and cultural visits.


At Coláiste Chiaráin we put a great deal of emphasis on involvement in extracurricular activities. Such involvement helps students to feel part of the school community and allows them to develop skills other than the purely academic. Extracurricular activities are also a source of much enjoyment and often, when a student has represented the school, reached a particular goal or simply performed to the best of his/her ability, they can be a source of well-deserved pride. Employers are also aware of the benefits of extracurricular activities, which is why they look for a varied range of interests when they consider applications. Apart from a wide range of sports, the college offers an extensive range of activities from which students may choose: Debating, Drama, First-Aid, Music, Choir, Chess, Youth Leadership, Media Studies, Green Schools, Student Council, Photography, Computer Club, Electronic Gaming Club, Film Club, Young Scientist Competition, Creative Writing, Table Tennis, College Year Book and the Gaisce, President’s Awards etc.