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

Before SchoolLost Property # (H23, 8.25 – 8.40)Lost Property # (H23, 8.25 – 8.40)
SU Prayer Meeting (Y8 – Y14 in K13 at 8.30)
Lost Property # (H23, 8.25 – 8.40)
Lunch 1st sittingChamber Choir (Y11 – Y14)
Junior SU (Y8 – Y10)
Chess Club
Fitness suite open to Y11 rugby players
Senior Choir (Y11 – Y14)
Fitness suite open to Y12-14 rugby players
Chamber Choir (Y11 – Y14)
Young Enterprise (Y13, 1.00 – 1.55)
Shooting Club
Junior Drama Group
Fitness suite open to Y11 rugby players
Foreign Film Club (1.10-1.45)
Senior Choir (Y11 – Y14)
Fitness suite open to Y12-14 rugby players
U13 Rugby Skills Session 1.15 – 1.45pm
Debating Society (alternate Fridays)
Junior Drama Group
Lunch 2nd sittingChess Club
Charities Committee (Y13)
Senior SU Committee (Y11-14)
Fitness suite open to Y11 rugby players
Junior Choir (Y8 – Y10)
Fitness suite open to Y12-14 rugby players
School Bank
Young Enterprise (Y13, 1.00 – 1.55)
Book Club
Shooting Club
Computer Game Design Club (Y8 & Y9)
Fitness suite open to Y11 rugby players
Junior Choir (Y8 – Y10)
Fitness suite open to Y12-14 rugby players
Lost Property # (H23, 1.30 – 1.55)
Barnardo's Group (alternate Thursdays)
Band (1.20 – 1.50, Y8 – Y14)
After SchoolSenior rugby (Y12 – Y14)
Senior hockey (Y11 – Y14)
Netball (Y9 & Y10)
U14 hockey (Y10)
U14 rugby (Y10)
DoE Silver (Y11)
DoE Gold (Y13)
Art Support (Y11 - Y14 Art pupils)
Science Club (3.45 – 4.30 for Y8)
Senior rugby (Y12 – Y14)
U12 Rugby (Y8)
U12 Rugby (Y8)
U13 hockey (Y9)
Badminton Club (Seniors Sept – Dec, Juniors Feb – Easter)
Shooting Club
Cross Country (Y9 – Y14 girls, Nov – Jan only)
Senior rugby (Y12 – Y14)
Medallion rugby (Y11)
Hockey – 1 st XI
U12 hockey (Y8)
U13 rugby (Y9)
Royal Strings (5.00pm – 6.00pm)
Netball (Y11 & Y12)
Senior SU (Y11 – Y14)
  • 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.

Emma competes in Irish Minor Schools Swimming Championship

Emma Chambers (Year 8) competed in the Irish Minor Schools Swimming Championship in Dublin National Aquatic Centre on Sunday 10th February, representing RSD.

U13 Girls’ Table Tennis team wins Ulster Schools Team Championships

Congratulations to the U13 Girls’ Table Tennis team who won the Ulster Schools Team Championships, securing a place at the Irish Championships later this term.

Emma-Jane named 2019 Premier Individual Champion at Show Jumping League

Emma-Jane Orr was named the Premier Individual Champion of the MEC Interschools Open Individual 1m 10 Show Jumping League, on her pony Jazzy Susie, representing Royal School Dungannon.

Spreading Christmas cheer

The Senior Choir performed for the residents of Dungannon Care Home on Monday 17th December.

The Christmas Concert

Last night RSD presented our ‘Christmas Concert’, a superb showcase of music, drama and dance. It was a fantastic evening of great entertainment!

Christmas Concert

Royal School Dungannon presents our Christmas Concert – a showcase of music, drama and dance. This will be held in RSD on Wednesday 12th December at 7.30pm and is sure to be a fun and festive evening.

Soroptimist Success

RSD pupils impress in local public speaking competition, held in Ranfurly House by Soroptimist International and the Mid-Ulster Women’s Aid.

Sister Act

The curtains have closed on yet another extremely successful Royal School Dungannon theatrical production. Audiences were transported to a world of habits and humour by the divine musical comedy ‘Sister Act!’, based on the 1992 hit film featuring Whoopi Goldberg.

A Royal Debate

On Thursday 15th November, the five Royal Schools participated in the annual 1608 Royal Schools Debating Competition. The competition was hosted this year by Royal School Cavan.

Ulster Schools Cup championship goes swimmingly for RSD

The RSD Swim Team travelled to Bangor Aquatic Centre to take part in the Swim Ulster Schools Cup championship on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October.

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