Extra Curricular Activities

Pupils attending the school have the opportunity to be involved in a range of extra curricular and lunchtime activities. These are in addition to the normal classroom and lesson experience of the formal curriculum as described in earlier sections of the handbook. It is difficult to be specific about which activities will be on offer in any particular year.

St Stephen’s offers pupils the opportunity to participate in the following areas:

  • Pupils are encouraged to participate in various competitions.
  • There are football teams available for boys at U13, U14, U15 and U18 levels. All teams play in local leagues and various cup competitions.
  • Pupils can participate in various athletics events throughout the year.
  • The library is open during morning interval and lunchtime, giving pupils the chance to select books and read as well as using some of the computers which are available.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.

  • The music department involves pupils in the school’s prizegiving ceremony and S6 Graduation Ceremony.
  • There is a choir within Religious Education which participates in local carol singing during the Christmas period.
  • Pupils in Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Years are given the opportunity to go on a residential retreat, while S2 pupils participate in a day retreat.
  • All Fourth Year pupils undertake one week’s work experience.
  • At different times of the year various departments organise trips to help demonstrate the relevance of their courses.
  • There is an active Pro-life group which as well as meeting on a weekly basis, is also heavily involved in fund raising.
  • There are numerous opportunities to become involved in fund raising activities with money going to SCIAF and other charities.
  • Discos are arranged for pupils in S1-S4 with two more formal events being provided for pupils in fifth and sixth years.
  • End of year activities are available ranging from trips to Alton Towers and visits to various local leisure attractions.
  • A formal summer Activities Programme is organised every three/four years for pupils in S1-3. 
  • Support for Learning provide a lunchtime class to catch up on homework..

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