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

GCSE Grading Changes

Information on changes to grading

The grading of GCSE has changed and this affects how Grades are awarded at GCSE level.

To find out more visit the link or click on the image below – http://ccea.org.uk/regulation/gcse_grading

Here you can read all about the changes that have been implemented and how it affects you. Click on the image.

 

 

 

 

Julie Nelson and Interview with a sporting legend

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.

 

Well done Summer – Two time Northern Ireland Kickboxing Champion

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.

Stand By Me visit Adrenaline

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!

NEBSSA Table Tennis Competition at GHS

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 join the School Report Team?

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.

Making Hovercraft in Science Shack

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.

Robson Maura Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Club visit to Year 8 and 9

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.
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