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

Staff Coffee Morning held to support Child Brain Injury Trust


On Fri 15th June we had a Staff Coffee Morning to raise money for The Child Brain Injury Trust & The Neuro Surgical Unit, in aid of a Year 11 pupil Cameron Taggart who is currently still in hospital suffering with a Brain Injury following a serious road accident. We would like to thank everyone for their efforts & the FANTASTIC amount raised of £385.45. #ghsfamily

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Daina’s on top form again

Congratulations to Daina Cardwell who at the English Wrestling Championship in Derbyshire over the weekend came 2nd in the 64kg Class. #aspiretosucceed #learningwithoutlimits

Duke of Ed: Ballypatrick Forest

10 pupils from Year 10 just successfully completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition. These pupils headed off early on Saturday morning and navigated their way around Ballypatrick Forest before heading to Watertop Open Farm to camp. At the farm they had the opportunity to see rabbits, puppies, a llama and more. The pupils cooked their own food for the evening, particularly popular were super noodles and beans. On the Sunday they headed off again after a good night’s sleep to complete their journey, visiting a vanishing lake along the way. All pupils performed exemplarily throughout the weekend and can now look forward to their qualifying expedition along the north coast in June.

Ella’s NEBSSA Bronze

Congratulations to Ella Cassells for winning a Bronze medal yesterday with a throw of 7.83m in the NEBSSA Athletics Finals.

Our other 4 athletics also acquitted themselves well, competing in very difficult weather conditions; Steven Crumlin (Year 8) 4th in Shot, Ellie Redfern (Year 8) 6th in Long Jump, Katie Scott (Year 11) 5th in Discus and Timothy Rea (Y9) 6th in Shot.

Don’t look down – climbing their way to success in PE

Today the Year 12 BTEC Sports Studies classes participated in a practical assessment for their Outdoor Activities Unit. They demonstrated a wide range of skills in rock climbing and had lots of fun in doing so. The PE department would like to thank the team from Pathway Activities for bringing in their climbing wall.

Duke of Ed do Divis

On Saturday 9 Year 10 pupils completed their first hike as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. These pupils are working towards their Bronze Award and on Saturday got the chance to put what they have learnt in school into practice. The group navigated their way around Black Mountain, where they enjoyed some great views over Belfast, then had lunch at the bottom of Divis where they made themselves some hot chocolate before climbing to the summit. The weather was fantastic and everyone enjoyed themselves, we are now looking forward to and overnight hike in Ballypatrick Forest in 2 weeks.

He won in Belfast but what will happen when he comes back to school

Fresh from his victory in Belfast here comes the Jackal again. This time his challenger is Glengormley High! What will happen when Carl comes home to his old school? Let’s hope he returned all his library books and doesn’t owe anybody homework!

This year’s BBC Northern Ireland Super Assembly is being streamed live from the Assembly Hall at 2.00pm on Thursday the 26th of April.

Will you be lucky enough to get a VIP ticket? Find out tomorrow!

For more information visit:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e622mb

https://www.facebook.com/BBCNI/videos/1504999596275079/

https://twitter.com/BBCnireland/status/988753040999174146

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.