‘Student wellbeing is present when students realise their abilities, take care of their physical wellbeing, can cope with the normal stresses of life, and have a sense of purpose and belonging to a wider community.’

Wellbeing Guidelines for the Junior Cycle

Student wellbeing has always been at the centre of learning in St Aloysius Secondary School as we strive to support the whole student through both academic as well as personal growth and development. St Aloysius is a diverse school where every member of the school community is respected as an individual and staff work to promote an inclusive, caring, respectful environment which supports the academic development of each individual through a focus on the whole person.

As a part of our Junior Cycle programme there is a focus on Wellbeing each year through The SPHE, CSPE, PE and Wellbeing subjects which have been tailored to meet the needs of our students. Wellbeing programmes include IT classes, Irish culture and identity, Communication skills and Critical Thinking skills. At Senior Cycle we continue to support the wellbeing of students through the curriculum with support for students through their Religion classes, RSE, Guidance and PE classes as well as a range of supports and events that take place each year.

Wellbeing in school is supported through the pastoral care system that is in place along with the wide range of extra-curricular activities organised to support the development of student interests, friendships and sense of belonging to the St Aloysius School Community.

Extra-Curricular activities are listed below, activities change from year to year depending on the demands and interests of the students in the school:

  • Homework Club (1st years supported by TY students)
  • Afterschool Study
  • Student Council
  • Choir
  • STEM club
  • Young Scientist 
  • Vex Robotics
  • Debating
  • Ciorcail Cainte
  • Young Social Innovator
  • Library and Book Clubs
  • Chess Club
  • Games Club
  • Basketball
  • Camogie
  • Football
  • Art Club
  • Tennis
  • Diospoireachtai Gaeilge
  • Greenschools
  • Meitheal
  • Model UN
  • The Smile Committee
  • Ukulele Club