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.

Eco Club Meetings with PLT and Biodiversity Team

On Wednesday 26th February, the Eco-Club had a meeting with the PLT (Pupil Leadership Team) to discuss many points for consideration, for the rest of the year. The meeting was chaired by our Head Girl, Ellen Kirkland and was well attended by over 30 pupils and staff....

Safer Internet Day 2020

To celebrate Safer Internet Day the Safer School Team led main assembly this morning and created a video based on this year’s theme of ‘together for a better internet’. Pupils were encouraged to think of how they can make the internet a better place. The Safer School...

Young Enterprise team win highest sales award

Congratulations to our Year 13 pupils who competed in the Company Programme of Young Enterprise NI at Rushmere Shopping Centre last week. (Emily Adams, Timothy Davidson, Calum Dunne, Katie Hudson, Mia McCammon, Adam McNally and Tom Patterson,)

Pupil Leadership Team 2019-2020

Congratulations to all pupils who have maintained and secured a place on the Pupil Leadership Team.

Northern Ireland Schools’ Debating Competition

RSD Debating Society pupils, Catherine Boyd (Year 14) and Matthew McNeill (Year 12), progress to the third round of the Northern Ireland Schools’ Debating Competition.

Charities Committee raise £1025 in 24 hours!

RSD’s Charities Committee held a very entertaining and successful fundraising event on Tuesday after our Christmas lunch;...

Game Design Club in RSD

Our Year 8 and Year 9 Games Design Club reached its conclusion this week when the teams found out the result of our game design competition.  Each team that took part was assigned a Sixth Form pupil to provide guidance/expert advice on their game and to follow the...

The Christmas Concert, tonight!

Don't miss The Christmas Concert this evening at the Royal School! A showcase of music, drama and dance in RSD at 19:30. A night not to be missed! Photos included were taken at our Drama rehearsal...

RSD in Quarter Final of NISFA U18 Danske Bank Schools’ Cup

RSD 3 – 2 Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School. RSD progress to the Quarter Final of the Northern Ireland Schools’ Football Association (NISFA) U18 Danske Bank Schools’ Cup.

Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

RSD’s Dramatic Society’s review of ‘Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass’

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