Recreation and Social

HCS / Information / Recreation and Social

This parent information booklet outlines the vast array of extra-curricular activities provided by the school. The Department of Education & Skills does not provide funding for extra-curricular activities. To subsidise these activities we ask parents to make a contribution of €60 per student or €120 per family per year.


The contribution covers:

(a) 24 hour, 7 days a week accident insurance with Brennan Insurance

(b) Transport to and from sporting events.

(c) In-house examination at Christmas (for all years) and in May for 1st year, 2nd year and 5th year. We provide formal examination answer sheets for these exams.

(d) Postage for reports home, notifications to parents etc.

(e) Personal Development Days where we have speakers to give presentations on relevant topics such as alcohol and substance abuse, sexuality, eating disorders etc.

(f) Parent newsletters

(g) Production of the Parent Information Booklet.


Also included are:

Transport to and from debates, art trips; the purchase of gear, trophies & equipment and entry to school competitions make the greatest demand on these resources. Pre-Leaving/Pre-Junior certificate examination answer papers are expensive.

We appreciate your support in the past and request that you continue to fund these activities.