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 pupilâ€™s self-esteem, confidence and help build relationships in a fun and engaging learning environment.
Year 8-10 Girls Hockey
Year 10 Boys Football
Science Shack (15:00 – 15:45)
Bookworm Buddies Reading Club
Adrenaline (Late Lunch)
Year 8-10 Girls Cheerleading
Year 8 Rugby
Year 9 Rugby
Year 8-14 Girls Football
Physical Training (after School)
Year 9 Boys Football
Year 8 Boys Football
Year 8 Girls Football
Other Extra- Curricular Activities
ICT suites open daily after school
Games club open daily
Duke of Edinburgh
African school links programme
Grow Your Own Show – Extended Schools Event
Julie Nelson, Northern Ireland’s most capped international football player came into school for a Question & Answer session with some of our pupils. We heard about the highlights of Julie’s sporting career and the more difficult aspects and sacrifices that had to be made to reach the top level in sport. Thank you to Julie for taking the time to come in and encourage the girls.
Congratulations Summer another challenge defeated. Here is her after competition report:
On Saturday 20th January I went to a big fight, I was fighting for the Northern Ireland Championships. I entered light contact and full contact and won both of my fights. My opponent in the light contact bout was injured and didn’t want to fight anymore, this meant that I won 2 gold medals. This means I am 2 times Northern Ireland Champion.
We wish her well as she progresses to the WKU World Championships.
Johnny Farrell from Stand by Me came to SU today to talk about their work with young people from very poor countries. This made us appreciate everything we have and think about those who have very little. Johnny will be back at SU next week – All staff and pupils are welcome to come. There will be some challenges and prizes!
Last week our young scientists made their own Lava Lamps and this week carved pumpkins and used a chemical reaction to make them ooze.
On Friday past our Year 9 boys Table tennis team (Ethan Spence, Alec Foster and Jamie Wang) competed against Year 10 boys from a number of other schools in the NEBSSA Championship. As a team they came 4th overall. The stand out individual performance came from Ethan Spence who qualified through the Round Robin Preliminary round to battle it out in the Top 5 Shoot Out!
Here are the results for the top 5 in the team and individual competition;
NEBSSA JUNIOR TEAM
1st Ballyclare Grammar
2nd Ballymoney HS
3rd Larne Grammar ‘A’
4th Glengormley HS
5th Larne Grammar ‘B’
NEBSSA JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL
1st Adam Falkner (Ballmoney HS)
2nd Caleb Crawford (Ballyclare Grammar)
3rd Andrew Leckey (Ballyclare Grammar)
4th Jonny Russell (Larne A)
5th Ethan Spence (GHS)
Could you be part of the BBC School Report team? We are looking for pupils from Year 8 to 11 to take part in this programme. You will have the opportunity to meet the BBCNI team; camera crew, radio presenters and more. Speak to Mrs Fox in 9C for more information.
In last week’s Science Shack our young scientists got to make miniature hovercrafts using C.D.’s, balloons and bottle caps. This week come along as we make lava lamps.
On Monday our Year 8 and 9 students were entertained by the local Robson Maura Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Club which has recently opened in Mallusk. We hope to develop strong links with this and other local sports clubs.
Glentoran Womens side won the Women’s Challenge Cup in a 2-1 with a strong Glengormley High contingent bringing the cup home for the Glens. GHS pupil Aimee-Lee Peachey had a starring role and past pupil Danielle Maxwell also featured to bring the victory. We had former GHS teacher Miss Suzie Baxter as part of the squad and Coach Gail Redmond is a past pupil also so there is a strong GHS presence in the team. Check out the match report and well done to all involved!