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)
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
Orienteering
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.

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...

Millennium Volunteer Award Recipients

RSD would like to congratulate the following nineteen pupils who recently completed their 200 Hour Certificate for the Millennium Volunteers Award. Between them, this amounts to a staggering total of over 3000 hours of volunteering.

Minor Schools Swimming

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.

Young Enterprise team Aspire win ‘Innovative Product Award’ and ‘Runner Up Company’

Year 13 pupils in the Young Enterprise team ‘Aspire’ won ‘Innovative Product Award’ and ‘Runner Up Company’ at the trade fair held at Rushmere shopping centre on 8th February, selling their well-being journal.

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