Beyond the Classroom – School Life

We believe that the school years offer an opportunity for each student to explore and develop their talents and interests. In addition to providing opportunities for students to excel in their studies, at Tyndall College we also encourage all our students to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, groups and events. These provide excellent, supervised opportunities for recreation, and also opportunities to develop team-working, problem-solving and communication skills, whilst furthering friendships and having fun!

Student Council & Prefects Tyndall College responds to the student experience of the school, and the Student Council is a central part

Tyndall College responds to the student experience of the school, and the Student Council is a central part of school life. Each year groups is represented on the Student Council, and the council is responsible for a range of activities throughout the year. In addition, the Student Council reports to the Tyndall College Board of Management twice each year.

Tyndall College prefects are senior students who apply and are interviewed for roles as student leaders within the school community. Following special training, and supervised by staff, Prefects are involved in a range of activities to support new students who join the Tyndall College community. Prefects are involved in supporting the First Year Induction phase and are available to help new students settle into life at school.

Being a Prefect is a responsible position, and is a very significant achievement for those who are appointed to these roles.

Lunchtime and After-school Clubs

At Tyndall College, staff and students organise a wide range of lunchtime and after-school clubs. These
are an important part of our school community and great opportunities to develop social skills as well as explore areas of talent and interest. Students can participate in supervised, fun group activities including:
• Arts, Crafts and Textiles
• Charity Events
• Choir
• Computer Club
• Engineering Projects
• Friends for Life
• Games
• Garden Projects
• Homework Clubs
• Music and Performing Arts
• Outings to Theatre, Concerts and Shows
• Sports
• Visits and Tours
• Wood Turning

Trips and Visits

Tyndall College organises a wide range of trips and visits, all of which are designed to enhance the curriculum and personal development of our students. These trips and visits include theatre shows, visits to cultural events, Dáil Éireann, outdoor activity centres, the zoo, and seasonal events including ice-skating. We work to ensure that the events are as affordable as possible and that all students have the opportunity to participate in them.

Sports

Tyndall College students have many opportunities to participate in a wide-ranging of sporting activities. In addition to PE, all students are encouraged to participate in the additional sporting activities on offer within the school in order to promote fitness, team-spirit and a healthy competitiveness.

You can take part in lunchtime and after-school teams including:
• Athletics
• Basketball
• Gaelic Football
• Handball
• Hurling
• Soccer
• Tag Rugby
• Volleyball