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UNCRC Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and join in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.’

The following photographs portray a selection of our After School Clubs which were on offer pre Covid-19. However, due to current circumstances, they have been unable to continue this year.


Year One and Year Two children have been fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the 'Two O'Clock Club' (daily from 2pm - 3pm) while remaining within their class bubbles. 

🌈Two O'Clock Club🌈


Year 1 and 2 children enjoy attending our Two O'Clock Club from 2pm - 3pm each day and are supervised by Mrs Craven (Year 1) and Mrs Dallat (Year 2).  The children remain within their class bubbles and enjoy a range of fun and practical activities. 

🎶 🎭 Music and Drama 🎭 🎶

In a year like no other, the children of St. Columba's (Nursery - Year 7) were not deterred by the on-going pandemic and worked extremely hard to present their 'Virtual Nativity Story'. Enjoy the fabulous performance by Year 7 - CH of 'If I were a Shepherd'. 


Year 7 - CH

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🎻 Violin 🎻 



 🎶 Choir 🎶

Our wonderful school choir enhance many in-school occasions and sacramental celebrations with their beautiful singing. They also participated in the heat stages of School Choir of the Year 2020. 

🎨🖌Amazing Artists 🖌🎨

Our very talented pupils used their artistic skills to produce some beautiful art work which was used to re-tell the Nativity Story. 


Well done to Tyler (Y7) and Niamh (Y6) who were winners in the recent Irish News 'Activora' Art Competition. Have a look at their winning Superhero designs. 

Congratulations to Niamh (Y6) who recently won the Credit Union Art Competition. This year’s theme was ‘Imagine More’. 

📱Coding 📱

All pupils (Nursery - Year 7) have the opportunity to participate in a range of coding activities. 

🏐 Gaelic Football 🏐

In St. Columba's, our Gaelic football team represent our school in a variety of competitions annually. The 2019-2020 boys' gaelic football team are pictured below representing our school at the South Derry Cumann na mBunscol Indoor Blitz. Covid-19 has meant that we could not participate in sport thus far during this academic year but we are hopeful we will be able to compete once again soon! 


Pre Covid-19, our school Camogie teams represented St. Columba's in a number of competitions annually. Our 2019-20 Camogie team are pictured below representing our school at the South Derry Cumann na mBunscol Indoor Blitz. We are hopeful that our Camogie team will return to the pitch again soon!

⚽️ Soccer ⚽️

In recent years, we have had a number of successful soccer teams. Our 2019-20 soccer team qualified for the Quarter Finals of the Doherty Cup. 

♠️♦️ Bridge Club ♥️♣️

Pre Covid-19, our Year 7 pupils had the opportunity to participate in Bridge Club delivered by members of Kilrea Bridge Club.  The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about the game of Bridge!

Netball Club

The girls from Year 6 and 7 had the opportunity take part in after school netball. They took part in drills to help with their passing and shooting, they enjoyed playing matches at the end of each session.



  • Drama - Mrs M Kearney
  • Camogie (Girls only) - Mrs McAlary, Miss Rafferty
  • Choir  - Miss Coyle
  • Coding - Mrs Keenan
  • iPads - Mrs Keenan
  • Cycling Proficiency - Mrs Henry, Mrs Martin
  • Dance -  Mrs M Kearney

  • Digital Leaders - Mrs Keenan

  • Gaelic Football (girls) - Mrs Martin
  • Gaelic Football (boys)- Derry Coach
  • Gardiners’ Corner - Mrs McGuckin
  • Heart Start - Mrs Maguire
  • Homework Club - Miss McKiernan, Mrs Henry & Mrs Kielt
  • Netball  - Miss Rafferty
  • Quiz Club - Mrs Martin
  • Spanish - Mrs Kielt  
  • Two O’Clock Club  - Mrs Craven, Mrs Dallat