Extra-Curricular

Extra-Curricular Activities

At Glengormley High School we are committed to providing a range of extra-curricular activities which benefit our pupils, academically and personally, in a number of ways. Engaging in extra-curricular activities is proven to help boost the academic performance of pupils as well as helping develop pupil’s self-esteem, confidence and help build relationships in a fun and engaging learning environment.

Day

Activity

Monday

Year 8-10 Girls Hockey

Year 10 Boys Football

Science Shack (15:00 – 15:45)

Bookworm Buddies Reading Club

 

Tuesday

Adrenaline (Late Lunch)

Year 8-10 Girls Cheerleading

 

 

 

Wednesday

Technology Club

Eco Club

 

Year 8 Rugby

Year 9 Rugby

Year 8-14 Girls Football

 

 

Thursday

Cookery Club

Physical Training (after School)

Year 9 Boys Football

Taekwondo (evening)

Homework Club

Year 8 Boys Football

Year 8 Girls Football

 

Other Extra- Curricular Activities

ICT suites open daily after school

Games club open daily

Careers Advice

Duke of Edinburgh

Business Training

African school links programme

DVD Club

Grow Your Own Show – Extended Schools Event

First meeting of the debating society

This week saw the first meeting of the Debating Society. The topic for the debate was “This house believes that Euthanasia should be available for the terminally ill.” Speaking for the pro-choice side were Freya and Sam, opposing were Darrah and Jadon. Well done to everyone involved!

Debating Society

The Debating Society is organised through Learning for Life and Work.

Why not come along an engage in a debate on a relevant issue?

The skills you will develop include:

  • Communication and research skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Diplomacy skills
  • And staying cool under pressure

These are all important skills you help you in Life and Work.

Time – 3.05 – 3.45
Where – 7G
Who – Speak to Mr Coey if interested in coming along.

U16 Football stars representing Northern Ireland

Congratulations to Aimme-Lee Peachey and Danielle Maxwell who spent the week with the Northern Ireland Under 17 teams competing in the UEFA Womens Under 17’s tournament.  The tournament took place at the Riada Tournament in Ballymoney.

The girls played Kosovo on Wenesday – they won 5-1, Aimee-Lee was captain.  On Friday they played Luxemburg and won 2-0.  The final match was against the Faroe Island team on Sunday morning and team were victorious again – winning 5-0.

Well done to both girls whose determination and hard work has led them to the point where they are preparing for the Under 17’s Euros later in the year.

Boxing success

Congratulations to Jude Molyneaux and Kyle Smith who are the new national champions for their weight classes in the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.

The boys are members of Holy Trinity Boxing club and they and we are extremely proud of them and their acheivements over the last 12 months.

The boys are now Antrim, Ulster and Irish Champions!

#aspiretosucceed #ghssport.

Cash for Kids Coffee Morning March 2018

On Thu 22nd March Staff & sixth form held another coffee morning to raise money for Cash For Kids. Once again this created a positive atmosphere within the staff room, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We also had Lara Wilgaus from Year 11 play us a few tunes on her guitar which was brilliant. We would just like to thank ALL who brought in buns/cake faked or baked – it was another successful fundraiser for Glengormley High. We raised £186.54 from today’s event – thank you to all who donated money.
 

In total we have raised an amazing £1253.07 from a combination of the 5K a day completed by some members of staff and the coffee morning today.

Thank you once again.

Year 8 Girls complete couch to 5K


6 weeks ago the year 8 girls embarked on a couch to 5k challenge. At the start of the process the girls did the bleep test to gauge their fitness. The girls have worked so hard and completed the 5k challenge and on Friday 23rd Feb they retested their fitness. We are so proud of each and every one of them as they SMASHED their initial scores! Their grit and determination was outstanding. Well done all of you!

Pupils support staff completing 5K a day challenge


Day 23 of the ‘Cash for Kids’ 5K a day challenge

Today pupils and staff got the opportunity to sponsor the staff who have taken on this challenge.

Mr Clarke ran his 5K in the fitness suite and pupils gave him words of encouragement.

Thank you for all those that have already donated.

Donations can still be made using the following link:

https://www.cashforkidsgive.co.uk/campaign/5k-a-day-2018/fundraisers/glengormley%20high%20school/