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.

RSD goes bananas for World Mental Health Day!

All pupils at RSD enjoyed the opportunity today to participate in the ‘Walk and Talk’ event as part of the Positive Mental Health community campaign.

Stormont Public Speaking Competition

On the evening of 14th March, Dion Di Maio (Year 13) and Catherine Boyd (Year 12) competed against twenty-three other students from twelve different schools across Northern Ireland in ‘The Edgar Graham LLB BL Memorial Public Speaking Competition’.

1608 annual Royal Debate

On Thursday 16th November, the five Royal Schools participated in the annual 1608 Royal Schools Debating Competition. The competition was hosted this year by Enniskillen Royal Grammar School.

Anti-bullying Debate

Photographs above were taken during a Debating Society event held on Friday 24th November. Pupils debated the motion ‘this house believes that bullying is a bigger issue now than ever before’.

World Book Day Competition

Well done to all Year 8 pupils who took part in the competition to Celebrate World Book day, it’s 20th year, on 2nd March 2017.

House Debating win for Beresford Charlemont

Congratulations to Rebecca Richardson (Year 13) & Robyn Archer (Year 8) in Beresford Charlemont, on being awarded the House Cup for Debating in School Assembly on Tuesday 28th March.

Victory for RSD at 1608 Debating Competition

The 1608 Debate is an annual debating competition held between the five Royal Schools within the Ulster province.

Mountjoy triumph in House Debating Competition

Well done to everyone who took part in House Debating on Friday 15 April. Everyone worked really hard and the standard of the arguments was very high. Special congratulations to Sarah Emerson and Bebhinn Elliot Murphy who won the prize for...

RSD Foreign Film Club

A Level Languages pupils from RSD, St Patrick's Academy and St Patrick’s College prepare to enjoy the film Pan’s Labyrinth along with Mrs White (A Level Spanish teacher).  The film is set in 1944, 5 years after the Spanish Civil War and during the early Francoist...

World Book Day

Well done to all Year 8 pupils who took part in the bookmark competition last week to celebrate World Book Day. Congratulations to the three winners who have won book tokens for their successful bookmarks: 1st Chloe McCaughey 2nd Jessica McClung 3rd Ellie...

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