Extra-curricular activities take place at lunch time and after school where the emphasis is on taking part.
The following clubs and societies all function at various times of the year:
Athletics Club Dance Club
Hill Walking Club Football Club
Girls' Hockey Club Boys' Hockey Club
Fitness Club Trampoline Club
Rugby Club Science Club
Photography Club Choir
Drama Society Environmental Society
Young Enterprise Scripture Union
Orchestra The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Charity Committee Puzzle Club
Netball Club Samba Drum Group
Pupils are also encouraged to apply for courses, scholarships and competitions, e.g.
Rotary Youth Leadership
Ireland Scholar Athletics Games
North-East School of Sport
Outdoor Pursuits Courses
Soroptimist International Public Speaking Competition
Leadership skills are developed by encouraging pupils to adopt the roles of: Class Monitor, School Prefect, Peer Mentor, House Captain and School Council Representative.
The various clubs and societies within school frequently organise visits or tours within Northern Ireland and abroad. Educational visits to several foreign countries have been a feature of school life during the last 15 years.
The school Youth Club operates on Wednesday evening. Its activities are mainly recreational and social.
Itis organised by a school Youth Tutor assisted by a group of fully trained staff. It adds a most useful dimension to school life in the opportunity for involvement in activities related to both the local and more distant communities of young people.