We have a strong belief that students should participate in the organisations within the school. Clubs and societies are a huge part of the school and the building of relationships within the school community. Below are just some of the many clubs and societies which operate in the school:
AILO PROBLEM SOLVING This is an international competition. There will be a preliminary round in school in February. The competition involves solving problems and puzzles using language and logic. Contact Ms Una Byrne for more information. Click here for further info
BT YOUNG SCIENTIST Each year we enter a number of projects into this competition. In 2020/2021 we were the only Carlow school with a project in the Final.
BUILD A BANK Thurdsays 1:20 - 1:50 in the Front Hall. The bank is run by Transition Years. Ms Donnolly is the teacher to contact. Click here for TY news
CHOIR The choir meets and rehearses on Mondays from 4:15 - 5:30 in the Music Room (Room 21). Ms Lyons is the teacher who runs the choir. Click here for choir and music news
COMPUTER CLUB Every lunchtime from 1:15 - 1:50 students can go to the Computer Room (Room 28) where they explore the digital world. Ms Mc Hugh is the teacher who runs this club. Click here for the latest Computer Club and ICT news
COOKING Students are encouraged to enter the many ATHE cookery competitions.
CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE
DEBATING We participate in English, Gaeilge and German debating competitions depending on student interest in any particular year.
DROP EVERYTHING AND READ Monday and Wednesday 1:05 - 2:00 in Room 11. Click here for library and literacy news
GAISCE This is open to Fourth Year students and the coordinator is Ms. Cumiskey. Students work towards their Bronze Medal and are involved in areas of Sport, Community,Skill Development and a Venture (Glendalough). Click here for Gaisce and other TY news
GREEN SCHOOLS See our noticeboard outside the library for information. New members are always welcome. We are currently working on the Travel Theme. Click here for the latest news from Green Schools This is the link to our Green Schools Twitter
HEAD STRONG This is a group of Transition Years who are interested in promoting positive mental health. The members of the committee work along with Ms Cumiskey and Ms O'Sullivan and usually meet once a week. It is an enjoyable and fun group to be a member of.
JOHN PAUL II AWARDS
LEARNING HUB This is open to First Year students. Learning hub takes place every Tuesday from 4 - 5:30. Students can do their homework and study in a relaxed atmosphere, with support from Transition Year students where required. Ms Gillespie the Deputy Principal is the person to contact. Click here for tips and tricks to help you learn and to reduce anxiety and stress
SAFER INTERNET AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME
SCIENCE CLUB Our Science Club meets on Mondays 1:20 - 1:50 in Room 26 at lunchtime. Members come from all year groups. A science teacher runs the club and students do fun experiments, prepare for competitions and have fun with science. Ms Bradley and Ms Kinsella are the teachers to contact. BT Young Scientist Competition and Scifest are some of the competitions students enter. Click here for the latest news on Science and Technology
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
YOGA and RUN CLUB Tuesdays at lunchtime in the Gym. Contact Ms Thornton for further details. Click here for yoga and sporting news
YOUNG SOCIAL INNOVATORS