Staff and students at Our Lady of Sion School recognise that learning continues outside of the classroom. We want to promote and observe a real love for learning. Therefore we provide lots of clubs and societies for our students and we encourage our students to wholeheartedly engage in them. Extra-Curricular activities offer students the additional opportunity to learn together, developing new and established skills in a sociable and fun setting.
All students are offered the chance to participate in a wide variety of different sporting activities too, including lunchtime practices and after-School clubs and fixtures. Parental support is much appreciated and parents and families are always welcome at any matches and tournaments. The School makes use of off-site facilities, including Worthing Leisure Centre and Splashpoint.
Our range of clubs and societies is broad
Currently, we are offering the following (although our programme will evolve and develop over the academic year):
- The Debating Club
- Book Club
- Classics Club
- Philosophy Club
- Ambassadors Club
- ‘Big’ Questions
- German Conversation Club
- Growth Mindset
- Meditation and Mindfulness
- Young Enterprise
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Volunteering
- Rock School
- Sion Jazz Ensemble
- African Drumming Club
- Sion Singers
- Sion Chamber Singers
“Sound and ViSION’ is a popular evening which is held twice each year in the School Hall and enables students to show their abilities in music, drama and dance. More formal opportunities to perform occur at Prize-giving, the Carol Service, Spring Concert and Leavers’ Service. The Drama Department aims to involve students actively in all aspects of drama and the theatre.
We put on whole-school productions and these are usually musicals. Students can participate in productions, either by performing in main roles or the chorus/dance troupe or through being involved in the vital backstage work.
The Sion Project Award is an extra-curricular voluntary qualification for students in Key Stage 3. The aim is to encourage students to pursue areas of particular interest to them, to undertake research and develop skills outside the classroom. By engaging in a self- directed and self-motivated project, students will enhance their abilities for studying independently; a valuable ingredient for life beyond school both at university and in the workplace.
A list of extra-curricular clubs available at Our Lady of Sion are displayed on the Learning Platform.