Extra Curricular Activities

Ballinode Community College believes in the holistic development of the student and encourages each student to fulfill their potential and to fully participate in all activities.

The range of activities in the school is very broad and appeals to all students including visits to plays, art galleries and exhibitions. 

  • School based visits from musicians, writers, speakers from voluntary organisations and from other colleges and schools.
  • Careers seminars and college open days
  • Visits to local places of interest including museums, science trips eg Eagles flying, archaelogical sites, local water treatment plants.
  • Links with the GSK in the "Business in the Community" programme
  • Links with Bank of Ireland with the "School Bank" programme

The list of other activities includes

  • Public Speaking and Debates
  • Inter schools Mathematics Table Quiz
  • School Choir
  • School Plays
  • Scholarships
  • Summer Courses in the Gaeltacht
  • School Tours

School Trips

  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • The National Ploughing Championships
  • Trips to Dublin, Belfast and Galway
  • Visits to other Colleges
  • International school tour every second year


  • PE program with use of Sligo Tennis Club facilities
  • Soccer
  • Gaelic Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Rugby
  • Outdoor pursuits
  • Rowing
  • Girls Active club
  • Surfing
  • Boxercise

Students get the opportunity to experience Outdoor Pursuits and to participate in the Gaisce programme. The Girls Active programme encourages involvement in dance, horse-riding and other activities.


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