- Art club
- Breakfast club
- Chess club
- Cooking club
- Homework club
- Lego club
- Music club
The Art Club initiative was set up to provide pupils with time and a space to focus on Art. They are encouraged to learn new skills and develop their drawing and painting. The club provides a safe space for pupils to come and develop their art skills, it is especially important for exam classes such as 3rd years who wish to work on their projects, where they are given professional guidance and support.
Greenhills College offers a free Breakfast Club to all students. The Breakfast Club opens from 8.30 a.m. – 8.55 a.m. each morning, Monday to Friday. There is positive energy in the club in the mornings and students get a chance to chat with each other and have breakfast before heading to class. Foods on offer are breakfast cereals, toast and apple/orange juice. Occasionally we have themed breakfast.
Chess Club takes place every Tuesday from 1.20 - 1.55 in Room 39. The club teaches students how to play chess and allowing those who know how to play to develop their skills. Chess club allows students to develop their problem solving, offers an alternative club for students who are not interested in sports, but still allowing for a sense of belonging to a club within the school. It also allows for students to work on their communication skills and develop new friendships.
The Cooking Club meets every Monday, Tues, Thursday and Friday at lunchtime in the kitchen and is always a popular club to sign up to. The group have a 6 week programme and every week our budding chefs create culinary masterpieces that focus on healthy eating. The students have the opportunity to mix with other class groups and eat their creations during lunchtime.
Supervised study takes place Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm. It aims to provide a supportive learning environment for all second level students, where they can do their homework with assistance from a teacher or their peers. It is free of charge to ensure maximum access for all students and students are provided with a healthy snack to give them energy to concentrate. The long term objective is to develop a culture in the school that emphasises student participation and engagement, and supports academic achievement.
This initiative provides support for all students in Greenhills College by providing a safe and clean environment for study, by being free of charge and by offering assistance with learning from a teacher. Attendance is recorded manually, by the supervising teacher passing around a sign in sheet. This is left in the pigeon hole in the Junior School staff room.
The primary support LEGO Club provides is social interaction for the students but it also:
- Encourages team work
- Promotes fine motor skills
- Improves creativity
- Improves self-esteem
- Develops lateral thinking and planning skills
All students are welcome to attend, but we specially focus on recruiting and retaining students with SEN and those who have a positive impact on the environment of the club. Within the club students in groups or on their own sit around the group work tables in room 42 and build their own LEGO projects. Projects are often large and will take students months to finish. Students are giving every assistance they require and are allowed work at their own pace.
The Music Club meets every Friday at 1.30 - 2.00. A variety of instruments are showcased including ukuleles, guitar, percussion and piano and there are many members from all different year groups. As a club, we practice for, and perform at different events that happen in the school e.g. Graduations and end of term events. We also discuss music related topics. Our aim is to audition for the DDLETB Festival of Music held in the National Concert Hall annually.