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Extra - Curriculur

In St. Patrick’s Grammar School there are many opportunities for students to develop their talents and gifts both inside and outside the classroom. From the Breakfast Club in the morning to the Homework Club in the evening, there is a wide range of clubs and activities on offer which further develop self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience as well as numerous personal and interpersonal skills. Our extra-curricular programme also provides opportunities for our students identified as Gifted & Talented.

  • Athletics

  • Badminton Club

  • Breakfast Club

  • First Trust ‘Build a Bank’ Competition

  • Chess Club

  • Choirs

  • Cross-Community Activities

  • Cross-Country and Athletics

  • Debating

  • Drama

  • Eco School

  • Essay writing Competitions

  • Environmental Youth Speak

  • Fitness Suite Club

  • Gaelic Football

  • Go4SET STEM Club

  • Golf

  • Handball

  • Hurling

  • Orchestra and Ensembles

  • Olympiads (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics)

  • Saphara

  • School Newsletter

  • Soccer

  • Stomp

  • St Vincent de Paul Conference

  • Swimming

  • Tennis

  • UK Maths Challenges


As a centre for GAA sports, the school specialises in Gaelic football (including senior ladies), hurling and handball and competes in Ulster Colleges’ Competitions at all levels.

Throughout the academic year, students from the different form groups (Down, Killard, Lecale and Quoile) have opportunities to compete in Inter-House activities such as Gaelic football, soccer and track and field athletics. Students also compete in the provincial cup competitions in soccer.

The learning experiences of our students are greatly enriched through the variety of school trips organised:

  • Camps International

  • Careers Trips to Universities

  • Confusius trip to China

  • El Camino walk in Spain

  • Fieldwork Trips

  • French Trip to Paris and Euro Disney

  • Gaeltacht

  • Intensive Spanish courses in Alicante

  • Local Music and Theatre Trips

  • Local History Trips

  • Outdoor Pursuits Trips

  • Theatre Trips to London’s West End

  • Saphara Trip to India

  • Science Trips to W5, Belfast Zoo and Armagh Planetarium

  • Junior and Senior Ski Trips

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