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Student Welfare

The pastoral care provided at The King’s Hospital School seeks to foster the social and emotional wellbeing of all students in its charge, taking into account the particular needs of both boys and girls, and of both day and boarding pupils.

In their aspiration to promote growth, trust, positive relationships, self-esteem and personal responsibility among the pupils, the headmaster, house staff, chaplain, guidance counsellors and medical staff endeavour to act ‘in loco parentis’, in consultation with parents and guardians. In doing so, they are assisted by prefects and mentors, chosen from Forms 5 and 6, as well as the Student Council.

They seek to ensure that students, both individually and collectively, within the whole school community, gain a sense of safety, belonging and regard for self and others.

Assistant Head Wellbeing:- John Aiken 
BA, HDipEd (TCD).

+353 1 6436518

Health & Wellbeing

Professional medical personnel provide care for all the students, 24 hours a day, with a nurse always on duty and a local doctor who holds a clinic twice a week, as well as making housecalls.

School Medical Officer:Dr Robert Nelson, MB, BCh, BAO (TCD), MRCGP

School Nursing Staff: Kathleen Sutton, RGN; Roslyn Garrett, RGN; Jane Newell SRN


Should a pupil need help on a specific matter, he or she can seek advice from the Guidance Counsellors, School Counsellor, Chaplain, Housemasters, Housemistresses or senior staff members who have considerable counselling experience and can deal with issues in a confidential and compassionate manner.​ Please contact John Aiken to enquire about access to these services

School Counsellor: Clair Breen (MIACP)


 A Housekeeper oversees the general smooth running of areas such as the laundry, cleaning staff and any other issues relating to maintenance and tidiness.

 Housekeeper: Kathleen Boland


A professional catering company, Sodexo, cooks fresh and healthy meals daily for the students, in the school kitchen. There is always a hot meal served at lunch with a vegetarian option and the salad bar for a lighter appetite.

Catering Manager: Sean Meagher



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