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.

Biodiversity project with St. Patrick’s Academy

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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Tickets for this year’s Drama Society production of ‘Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass’ are now on sale. Performances will take place from Wednesday 7th November through to Saturday 9th November. Tickets are available during break and lunch time in the school foyer.

RSD Showjumping Team

  Erin Mathieson (Year 9), Emma Jane Orr and Bethany Robinson-Smith (both Year 12) competed yesterday at Ecclesville Equestrian Centre in an event organised by Omagh High School. The team came 5th in the 90cm...

Ambassadors Football Girls’ School Cup

Well done to our Girls’ Football teams who competed in the Ambassadors Football Girls’ School Cup. A special mention goes to Lily Gallagher (Year 9) who was awarded ‘Player of the Tournament’ for her age category and to Jessica McClung (Year 11) who was also awarded ‘Player of the Tournament’ for her age group. This was a superb achievement for the girls.

Show Jumping Team celebrate win at Balmoral Show

Congratulations to the RSD Show Jumping Team for being placed 3rd in the Schools’ Show Jumping Championship, held at Balmoral Show on Saturday. The team consisted of Erin Mathieson (Year 8), Emma-Jane Orr and Bethany Robinson-Smith (both Year 11) and Tori Showkum (Year 14).

U13 Girls win All Ireland Table Tennis Championship

We are delighted to announce that our team of seven U13 girls won the All Ireland Table Tennis championship on Thursday in Dublin. The Year 8 team consisted of Lois Carson, Miriam Carson, Kristen Fenton, Hannah Herron, Erin Matheson, Emily Stinson and Sophia Watt.

Daniel and Tom win Ulster Schools’ Table Tennis Championships

Congratulations go to our RSD table tennis players, who excelled at the Ulster Schools’ Individual Championship in Lisburn just before Easter. Brothers Daniel Irwin (Year 12) and Tom Irwin (Year 8) won the titles of U16 Ulster Schools’ Champion and U12 Ulster Schools’ Champion.

Aspire attend Young Enterprise NI Finals and awards ceremony

Aspire attended the Young Enterprise NI Finals and awards ceremony at Belfast City hall on Thursday 11th April.

First place for RSD’s Show Jumping team

Congratulations to the RSD Show Jumping team; Erin Mathieson, Emma-Jane Orr and Bethany Robinson-Smith took first place in a recent competition at Lusk Equestrian Centre, as well as a coveted qualifying position for the Schools’ Show Jumping Championship at the Balmoral Show in May.

Senior Girls Tag Rugby team pipped at the post

Well done to our Senior Girls Tag Rugby team who finished as runners up in the Danske Bank Schools Cup competition.  The girls finished at the top of their group after beating Victoria College 4 tries to 0. Tries came from Sarah Shrestha (Year 12), Lucy Turkington...

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