The extensive co-curricular programme is intended to complement and enhance girls’ timetabled lessons. It provides a wealth of opportunities for girls to develop their talents or find new interests. Co-curricular clubs and activities also help develop pupils’ ability to work together and builds a sense of community.
The co-curricular programme is diverse and includes sport, charitable works, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, art, music and drama. Many of our pupils have a particular talent and wish to further hone their skills outside of their lessons. As the activities are delivered by our teaching staff the girls continue to benefit from the expert tuition which they offer. Facilities such as our indoor swimming pool, recording studio and professional theatre provide an inspirational setting for our activities. The school is committed to developing excellence and we celebrate the girls’ achievements both in lessons and in their wider education.
Engagement with co-curricular activities is of great benefit in developing girls’ confidence. Universities and employers increasingly value the skills and attributes which pupils gain from participation. For this reason most of our clubs have open access and are included within the fees.
Our girls are purposeful and busy, and they soon learn to manage their time effectively which is in itself an important life skill. At Notre Dame there really is an activity or club for everyone!