Students with a musical talent are encouraged by the school music teacher to develop that talent by participating in music lessons, and availing of instruction on how to play a variety of musical instruments. Students are encouraged to participate in inter-school music competitions.
Plunket College Breakfast Club was set up two years ago by a group of teachers in the school. Students were glad to hear that The Club was to continue this year. This was due to the help of the teachers who come in early each morning to open the Canteen.
The Club opens up each morning at 8.15am where Club members get a good breakfast to start the school day off on the right foot. The club is open to all Junior and Senior students. We usually have toast, nutella, orange juice and hot chocolate. Sometimes we have rashers, sausages, waffles and cereals. We also get a chance to talk to our class mates about what we did the previous evening. We play games on our phones, finish off any homework that we have not done (get help from class mates), listen to music and talk to the teachers (who sometimes have a sense of humour!).
LC2R students who have completed a leadership programme have made a commitment to mentor the Junior students. On Fridays in the library they play board games and give the juniors advice about school and exams. The mentors also go on trips with 2J1 as part of the programme. It has been a great success so far.
Gaisce is the development of young people through the achievement of personal challenges. There are three different types of Awards— Bronze, Silver and Gold. Students at Plunket College get an opportunity to complete their Bronze Award.
Teams from the college are entered for inter-college competitions organised by the Sports and Cultural Council in debating, quizzes, and public speaking.
Congratulations to Dylan Dixon who performed at the second level Battle of the Bands competition in Kylemore College.
Plunket College is working towards achieving a Green Flag. Students’ awareness of environmental issues is raised by promoting positive environmental actions in the school. Parents and students also have access to a garden on the school grounds where horticultural produce may be grown.
Repeating may seem like the end of the world but the dedicated and hard-working teachers and staff at Plunket College make repeating less stressful. I'd recommend it to anyone.
"I never thought that I would go to university because of Leaving Cert points, never mind have the opportunity to study in an area (Psychology) where it is so difficult to get a place. I owe how well I did in university in no small part to the year I spent on the Counselling & Psychology course in Plunket College; it was indispensable in getting me where I am now, a second year Psychology student in NUI Maynooth.