Extracurricular activities are a vital element in any child’s development. We believe that participation in extracurricular activities has far-ranging benefits that touch on many aspects of our Students’ growth. At St. Stephen’s College, we pride ourselves on delivering a wide range of clubs and activities, giving our Students every possible opportunity to learn new skills and find something they love doing.

The following are the clubs and activities that are offered at our school:

  • 4H
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Balloon Art
  • Barbering
  • Basketball
  • Beauty Culture
  • Boxing
  • Cadets
  • Cake Decorating
  • Carnival Arts
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Cricket
  • Culinary Arts
  • DJing and Broadcasting
  • Drama and Speech
  • Dressmaking
  • Film Making
  • Floral Craft
  • Football
  • Guitar
  • Interact Club
  • Interior Decorating
  • Jewellery Making
  • Landscaping
  • Latin and Ballroom Dancing
  • Martial Arts
  • Modern Dance
  • Nail Art
  • Netball
  • Pan Ensemble
  • Peer Helpers
  • Percussive Arts
  • Photography
  • Piano
  • RSC Tech Club
  • Scrabble
  • Soap and Spa Supplies Production
  • Student Council
  • Table Tennis
  • Tassa Drumming
  • Technical Drawing
  • Visual Art
  • Voice Training
  • Woodworking
  • Yoga

Here are five key reasons why we encourage our students to engage in activities away from the classroom:

1. Learn New Skills

Essentially, extracurricular activities permit our students to discover something that could stay with them for a lifetime.

Directly, that skill could be the basis of a hobby or passion that enriches their life for many years. Everything from playing sports to learning an instrument could lead to hours spent doing something they enjoy.

Beyond that, extracurricular activities instill key skills and personality traits that can be helpful in other walks of life. These are skills that provide continued benefits long after their education is completed.

2. Boost Academic Performance

Many of the skills that lie at the heart of extracurricular activities can be used during core academic subjects. Schooling requires solid problem-solving skills, memory, creativity, and critical thinking. To varying degrees, you can find an extracurricular activity that has an impact on these areas.

3. Broaden Social Skills

The nature of many extracurricular activities means that our students will be engaging with other children in a social setting. Away from the classroom, it is a good opportunity for them to mix with likeminded children in something they all enjoy. This gives them a chance to develop their social skills, meet new friends and become more confident communicating in groups.

Extracurricular activities can also aid in the development of self-esteem and confidence. It is rewarding when we succeed in something we enjoy, especially after working hard to achieve it. Good self-esteem is an essential tool for positive mental health and wellbeing.

4. Improve Time Management

Extracurricular activities also give Students a great tool through which to learn important time management skills. Through the task of balancing school life and an after-school club for example, Students will begin to lay the foundations for skills which will benefit them at later stages of their education and in the steps, they will take post-education.

5. Build Your CV

Extracurricular activities also add great value to Students’ resumés when it comes to applying for universities or jobs. Universities, for example, love to see evidence from a prospective Student that they are willing to go above and beyond to develop new skills. Extracurricular activities also demonstrate that Students have varied interests and a curiosity to learn beyond the traditional classroom.