Every year the school encourages pupils to take part in charity events, good deed gestures and community initiatives to promote the importance of supporting charities, worthwhile causes, kindness, looking after those in need and looking out for the vulnerable in our society. The following are examples of the initiatives that are organised or have been organised in the school:
Medal Presentation: The pupils raised money through a Bake Sale, to purchase All-Ireland medals for Fr. Currivan, local parish priest, who lost his All-Ireland minor medals during his time in the seminary. Fr. Currivan was blown away by this gesture and was presented with the medals at a school mass at the beginning of the year.The pupils were nominated for and won the MACE “Going the extra mile campaign” in 2019, which resulted in the RFU World Rugby of the Year, Johnny Sexton, visiting the school. Johnny passed on some wonderful tips and expertise onto the pupils and took the 6th class pupils for a training session.
Limerick Hand Trike Club: The pupils raised money through a Bake Sale, for Limerick Hand Trike Club, to enable the club to purchase tricycles for children with Spina Bifida, so that they can take part in cycling. Sean Byrnes, local member of the club, visited the school to collect the cheque and to tell us all about the club.
Shoe Box and Toy Donation appeals: The pupils take part in the Team Hope shoe box appeal. The pupils take part in the St Vincent's de Paul toy donation appeal. Defibrillator: The pupils organised a sponsored walk in order to raise funds to purchase a defibrillator for the whole community. The pupils raised enough money to purchase the defibrillator, to cover the cost of training for staff and members of the community and to purchase the pads and battery required.
TLC Great Limerick Clean up: The pupils take part in the Limerick TLC initiative and clean up their school and surrounding areas. The school regularly cleans the roads, church grounds, school grounds, handball alley and the wider community throughout the year, to promote the importance of keeping our local environment clean and tidy.
Act of Kindness awards: The school promotes Act of Kindness awards. These awards are awarded to pupils who have displayed kindness to other pupils or staff members. The school promotes Kindness Week every year. As a result of this, a sense of kindness and good-will permeates throughout the school.
St Michaels Nursing home: The school have a fantastic relationship with our local nursing home. The school visits the nursing home regularly and performs music and songs for the residents. The pupils take part in art and building projects with the residents. The pupils have written letters to the residents in recent times to check in and see how they are doing, during these unprecedented times.
Pancakes: Every year, staff members show kindness by baking pancakes for the whole school, as a treat and to reward the pupils for all their hardwork throughout the year. Some staff members organised a bake sale, and donated the money to Breast Cancer Ireland.
Killaloe Search and Rescue and Coast Guard: The school was visited by the Killaloe Search and Rescue and Killaloe Coast Guard. The pupils learned about the wonderful work that these people do everyday. It was a wonderful experience for the pupils and made them appreciate the sacrifices that people make to keep us all safe. There was great excitement as pupils got to experience the Coast Guard helicopter land in the local GAA pitch. The pupils got a tour of the helicopter and got to hear all the wonderful work that the Coast Guard take part in. Following this, the jeeps, trucks and lifeboat were brought to the school.
Grandparents day: The pupils invite their grandparents to the school and perform songs, dances and play tunes for them. This is a wonderful occasion in the school.