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Extra Curricular Activities

The school values the importance and uniqueness of each person, and aims to help each realise his/her full potential.

We firmly believe in the importance of extra-curricular activities and how they enhance the overall education, enrichment and development of our students. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our extra-curricular provision and there is ‘something for everyone….’

Benefits of extra-curricular activities:

  • Creates and develops a greater sense of identity with and belonging to the school
  • Develops positive attitudes such as commitment, perseverance and industry
  • Promotes teamwork and responsibility to others
  • Enriches and builds on the work done in class
  • Increases levels of confidence, pride and sense of achievement
  • Provides opportunities  for pupils to pursue their own interests
  • Learning about leadership, time management and prioritizing
  • The experience of  a wide and diverse range of interests
  • Helps to raise self-esteem and build solid relationships

The following are some examples of this provision:

  • Sports activities including Netball, Camogie, Hurling, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Gaelic Football, Badminton club, Running club, Athletics and Tennis
  • Senior & Junior Choirs
  • Orchestra, Wind Band and other ensembles
  • Instrumental tuition
  • Drama Club
  • School musical
  • Homework club
  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Work experience
  • Interview Skills Programme
  • Enrichment Programme including First Aid Qualification, Keep Fit and Beginner’s Driving course
  • ‘More than a book club’
  • Northern Ireland Book Award Group
  • ‘Readon’
  • Journalism Club
  • School Magazine
  • Chess Club  
  • Up-cycling group
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award/Presidents Award
  • Language Leaders Initiative  
  • Language Trips
  • Irish film club
  • Irish public speaking competitions
  • French debating competitions
  • ‘Koducademy’
  • App Camp Initiative
  • ‘XtheTXT’ competition
  • ‘Bebras International Computational Thinking Competition
  • Pope John Paul II Award
  • Operation Christmas Child – ‘Shoe Box’ Appeal
  • Eco-club
  • Photography club
  • Art club
  • Cookery club
  • History Den
  • Health Awareness Week