Clubs & Societies

Life at RSD is very busy and for all the right reasons. In addition to sport, music and drama there is a good range of extra-curricular activities for RSD pupils to throw themselves into and so many do just that!

These include:

  • Junior Book Club
  • Junior Science Club
  • Chess Club
  • Scripture Union (junior and senior branches
  • Computer Games Design Club
  • ECO club
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme
  • Debating Society
  • Magazine & News Team
  • Young Enterprise
  • Safer School Team
  • Charities Committee

In many cases these clubs and societies rely upon pupils to play the role of chair, secretary or general organiser. Clubs for juniors such as the Book Club and Computer Games Design Club are overseen and led by senior pupils while the ECO club and Young Enterprise are run almost entirely by pupils. The Safer School Team provides guidance for pupils and parents on issues such as e-safety, mental health awareness and anti-bullying.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award tests pupils as they learn to navigate their way across the mountains. Teamwork and preparation are the keys to success. The Scripture Union provides a focus for pupils’ spiritual lives and here too pupils take on much of the responsibility for organising events, including the School’s Easter Service. The Charities Committee organise numerous events and fun activities throughout the year and in the process raise thousands of pounds for good causes.

At RSD pupil-led activity is the norm and learning outside the classroom is just as much valued as formal lessons.

Extra Curricular Activities

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Before SchoolLost Property # (H23, 8.25 – 8.40)Lost Property # (H23, 8.25 – 8.40)Lost Property # (H23, 8.25 – 8.40)
SU Prayer Meeting (Y8 – Y14 in K13 at 8.30)
Break timeSchool News Team (Y10-14) in H22
Lunch 1st sittingChamber Choir (Y11 – Y14)Senior Choir (Y11 – Y14)Chamber Choir (Y11 – Y14)Senior Choir (Y11 – Y14)Debating Society (alternate Fridays)
Junior SU (Y8 – Y10)Fitness suite open to Y12-14 rugby playersYoung Enterprise (Y13, 1.00 – 1.55)Fitness suite open to Y12-14 rugby playersJunior Drama Group
Chess ClubU14 hockey FitnessShooting ClubU13 Rugby Skills Session 1.00 – 1.30pm
Fitness suite open to Y11 rugby playersJunior Drama Group‘Safe Space’ (2 nd and 4 th Fridays.
Fitness suite open to Y11 rugby players
World Cinema Club (1.10-1.45)
Lunch 2 nd sittingChess ClubJunior Choir (Y8 – Y10)Young Enterprise (Y13, 1.00 – 1.55)Junior Choir (Y8 – Y10)Band (1.20 – 1.50, Y8 – Y14)
Charities Committee (Y13)Fitness suite open to Y12-14 rugby playersBook ClubFitness suite open to Y12-14 rugby players
Senior SU Committee (Y11-14)Shooting ClubLost Property # (H23, 1.30 – 1.55)
Fitness suite open to Y11 rugby playersComputer Game Design Club (Y8 & Y9)Barnardos Group (alternate Thursdays)
Fitness suite open to Y11 rugby players
After SchoolSenior rugby (Y12 – Y14)U12 hockey (Y8)Senior rugby (Y12 – Y14)Senior rugby (Y12 – Y14)Senior SU (Y11 – Y14)
1st & 2nd XI hockey (Y11 – Y14)U14 rugby (Y10)Medallion rugby (Y11)Senior hockeyVolleyball Club
DoE Silver (Y11)U12 Rugby (Y8)U13 hockey (Y9)
DoE Gold (Y13)U14 hockey (Y10)U13 rugby (Y9)
Art Support (Y11 - Y14 Art pupils)Badminton Club (Seniors Sept – Dec, Juniors Feb – Easter)Royal Strings (5.00pm – 6.00pm)
Science Club (3.45 – 4.30 for Y8)Shooting Club
Netball (Y8 Sept –Oct, Y9 & 10 Nov - Dec)
Cross Country (Y9 – Y14 girls, Nov – Jan only)
  • The library is available before school, breaktime, lunchtime and after school (until 4.45pm) each day
  • K14 (computer room) is available each day at lunchtime (and breaktime for the printing of urgent academic work)
  • # Lost Property:  Lost property will only be open at the above times but essential items can be claimed any day at breaktime or lunchtime (eg glasses, wallets, purses, bus passes, keys)
  • The Drama Society will publish their rehearsals for cast members of the school play on a weekly basis.
  • The Charities Committee will meet on Thursdays (2nd sitting) and on various days at certain times of the year to prepare for events.
  • The Safer Schools Team will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1.00pm at certain times of the year to prepare for events.

SU adventure to The Mill

Twenty four members of our Senior SU group recently went to 'The Mill' in Portadown for some paint-balling fun and a chippy tea outside. Our pupils and staff all enjoyed a great afternoon of...

Eco Club water bottles distribution

Over the past two mornings, our senior Eco Club pupils have visited all pupils in Year 8 and 9 during their Form Registration period, highlighting the value in water and the effects of single...

New Eco-Club members

Our weekly Eco-Club meeting last week saw a number of new members issued with their membership badges. New recruits this year included Holly Bradley, Carys Brodison, Agnes Cheung, Anna Curran, Louisa Gilpin, Amy Hall, Sarah Kelly, Shannon Kelly-Troughton, Gabrielle...

Charities Committee receives Community Champion Award

Mrs Stitt and Mrs Matthews were delighted to receive a "Community Champion Award" today on behalf of the RSD Charities Committee, from Kinship Carers. Kinship Carers are a charity organisation with a local base in...

Top pupils in Young Enterprise exam results

Congratulations to Rebecca Liggett and Niall Keys (Year 13) who both achieved a Distinction in the Young Enterprise exam, run in partnership with Ulster University for the Company Programme students. Both pupils were placed in the top 10 candidates sitting the exam...

ALC Public Speaking Competition Winners

The Area Learning Community Public Speaking Competition was arranged by the ALC Literacy Support Group for the local schools. St. Patrick’s College organised the titles, the judging and co-ordinated...

Christmas messages from RSD

Christmas messages have been recorded by our Music Department, Scripture Union and the Headmaster. Clicking on the links below will take you directly to the video messages. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year for 2021.

Festive Fundraising of £987 from the Charities Committee

The total amount of funds raised recently by our Charities Committee, from a number of festive events, was £987!

Festive Charitable Donations

Our RSD Charities committee collected a massive donation of festive food and products, which were passed on to charitable organisations including Hope for You, the Kindness of Strangers Dungannon shop and the Vineyard Church in Dungannon.

RSD Spring Honours 2020

We welcome you to watch Dr Burnett and Mr Clingan present our Spring Honours 2020 awards on our Royal Dungannon YouTube channel, following the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdQCtit8wxo .

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