Performing Arts Clubs & Enrichment

Clubs & Enrichment

Through a structured framework and broad range of clubs and enrichment activities at The King’s Hospital School, we seek to nurture creativity, ensure student participation and enhance the positive emotional and educational effects of taking part in enriching pursuits for all of our students.  By positively engaging in clubs and societies within the school students have the opportunity to positively influence school life and the world around them. Students sign up through our online platform SOCs

Book Club – Ms Kelly
Our Junior and Senior students meet in the library each week to discuss what they are reading currently and make recommendations to their peers. Ms Kelly suggests book themes throughout the school year such as Halloween, Christmas and Summer for students to read seasonal novels.

Chess Club – Dr Devitt
This club invites all students, from chess novices to experienced players, to pit their wits and skills against one another in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Students can learn new moves and study chess more in-depth or simply play for fun.

Cooking Club  – Ms Ivell Penco
Students will advance their cookery skills and create a range of savoury and sweet foods in this after-school club. The courses are run in 10 week blocks. The cost for the term is €50 which covers the ingredients. The students get to enjoy their yummy creations at the end of each class.

Debating Club –  Mr Shaw, Mr Molloy & Mr Hickey
Junior and Senior English Debating clubs are held weekly, which are open for all students to join. Debating and public speaking improves students’ confidence and communication skills, assists with speech writing and is a complement to the academic English and modern language curricula. Debating students compete in numerous inter-school competitions throughout the year, honing and improving their skills.Also, make sure to ask your class teacher about Senior debating in Spanish, French, Irish and German.

Library Clubs – Ms Kelly
The Harden Library, run by our Librarian, Ms. Joan Kelly, hosts numerous clubs at lunchtime and after school weekly – there is something for everyone. Each year, the library also hosts Spelling Bee competitions and The Great Read Awards as well as nominating Library Captains for each form group to encourage fellow students to read and request books.

Photography Club – Mr McIlreavy
All students are welcome to join this after-school club to learn how to capture creative, artistic and memorable moments on camera. The students learn about image technology and what their camera is capable of doing before venturing out around the school, the grounds and further afield to put that learning into practice. Students are also encouraged to take photographs at school events and provide the images to the relevant departments.

Pottery – Ms Lacey
After- school pottery students will learn basic hand-building techniques, wheel throwing and glazing skills through weekly projects and continue to work on their own designs as the term progresses. The cost of the term is €50 to cover the supplies for the projects which the students take away with them at the end of the course.

Student Council – Mr Hickey and Mrs Brooke-Tyrrell
Students are elected each year from Forms 1-5 and the Council meets regularly to discuss issues that concern students, which are then brought to the attention of the school management. The Student Council is also proactive in organising events for students in the school, such as the Talent Show, Non-Uniform Days, where the proceeds go to charity, and the undoubted highlight – Blue Coat Day.

Amber Flag Committee – Ms Tyner
The Amber Flag is a Mental Wellbeing initiative in conjunction with, and support of, Pieta House.  The main goal of the initiative is to promote positive mental health around the school and eradicate the stigma that can be attached by society.  The committee meets weekly at lunchtime to provide a safe space to discuss mental wellbeing at school, learn and share techniques for good mental health, and organise fundraising events in aid of Pieta House. The Committee played a key role in the appointment of a full-time well-being counsellor for students at The King’s Hospital.

Chapel Committee – Canon Campion
The Chapel Committee plays a vital role in our school community. Led by Canon Campion, the committee meets weekly and has a variety of responsibilities from choosing hymns and prayers, to preparing the chapel for events and special services. They organise and oversee the majority of the charitable enterprises that students participate in, including travelling to places such as Brazil and India. The annual “Sleepout” on the streets of Dublin, to raise money and awareness of homelessness, is always a highlight.

Environmental Committee – Mr O’Connor
The King’s Hospital is part of the Green Schools programme which is based on a seven-step environmental management system and continual improvement process. The school’s Environmental committee has been awarded the Green Flags to represent Litter and Waste, Energy, Water, School Travel and Biodiversity. Students on the committee play a vital role in promoting responsible behaviour within the school around waste management and energy conservation.

Diversity & Inclusion Group – Mr Wokocha, Rev. Campion, Ms Gunn & Ms Regan
Diversity & Inclusion and LGBTQI+ Committees came together to form the Diversity and Inclusion Group. The group holds weekly meetings to educate and empower students on issues around human rights, diversity, inclusivity and provide a safe space for discussion and to show students that The King’s Hospital is a welcoming and inclusive school.The group organises events during LGBTQI+, Black History and Gender Equality weeks. The Group will also aim to empower students to stand up to bullying and discrimination of any kind.

Mindfulness – Ms Leahy
Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment on purpose, with kindness and curiosity. The mind is a great time traveller and so, the practice of coming home to the here and now can bring great calmness, improve focus and creativity, release stress and develop compassion. This after-school mindfulness club will guide students through a carefully crafted course to bring a deep understanding of how their minds work and help them to flourish on the good days, and deal more skillfully with the hard days.

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