Sixth Form Enrichment Programme
A one-hour timetabled slot is provided each week to enable all Sixth Form students to avail of at least one of 20 or more enrichment programmes offered by the school. Year 13 students can choose from the following courses: art and culture, astronomy, charity work, conversational Irish, conversational Italian, Spanish, creative writing, ECDL, engineering (Sentinus), enterprise education, European studies, journalism, share competition, moving image art, music technology, skills for life, philosophy, young enterprise, HeartStart first aid, POP (Playing our Part), hair and beauty, car mechanics
We also deliver the Pope John Paul II Awards programme.
Students can also opt to undertake primary school mentoring in Irish or numeracy at St Patrick’s Primary School, Dungannon, Edendork Primary School etc. Courses in sports coaching may also be available in ladies’ Gaelic football, netball and basketball.
In 2010 we began developing a new range of enrichment activities for our Sixth Formers involving voluntary work with a range of local community groups. It is out of this initiative that we saw a group of students travel to Zambia in March 2011 and again in 2013 to volunteer with Friends of Africa. We hope to continue this initiative and to maintain the links we have made with several worthwhile projects there.
A key theme of our new Sixth Form programme is developing independence and self confidence in our students and increasing numbers of our Sixth Formers are involved in projects where they play a lead role. All students are required to follow non-examined courses in RE, PE and careers education in both Years 13 and 14.