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

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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Glengormley High Pupils contribute to cup glory!

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!

https://www.irishfa.com/news/2018/september/glentoran-women-secure-electric-ireland-women-s-challenge-cup-with-2-1-win

 

 

Making bottle and straw rockets in Science Shack

This week in Science Shack our budding scientists had great fun making straw rockets and then launching bottle rockets outside.

Science Shack – get slimey

Science Shack is up and running again for the new school year. This club for Years 8-10 spent the first session making lots of lovely, fluffy slime. Come along next week to make straw rockets.

North Coast Bronze Expedition

Congratulations to our Year 10 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group who have successfully completed the qualifying expedition. All pupils performed admirably navigating from Ballintoy to Dunluce Castle over 2 days. The 24km scenic journey took the past 3 harbours, 2 castles and 1 world heritage site. The pupils camped in a field overlooking the sea where they all pitched their own tents and cooked their own food. Each pupil was a credit to the school and will hopefully continue on to Silver.

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.