Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School Extracurricular Activities

Since opening in September the following extracurricular activities have been established, and are currently up and running in our school:

  • Soccer
  • GAA
  • Basketball
  • Language Club
  • Art Club
  • After School Home Learning – teacher assisted
  • Athletics and Cross Country
  • Coding Club
  • Poetry
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Chess


Stepaside Educate together offers Soccer for both boys and girls, with training weekly on a Wednesday from 1.30 to 2.30.

Languages Club:

Languages Club runs every Monday for 30 minutes where students get the chance to teach and learn other languages and cultures from around the World.

After School Homework Learning:

The after school Home Learning Club is facilitated for a small fee for students on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4.14 to 5.15. This provides the students with an opportunity to complete their homework in a positive learning environment. It also allows them to gain valuable help and advice from the tutor supervising.

Art Club:

Art club is offered to students every second Tuesday after school allowing students to express themselves. The club is a hub for students who love arts and crafts. It also hopes to expand in the near future incorporating knitting and crocheting, in particular participating in“A Knitathon” for the homeless.

Athletics and Cross Country:

Running is a huge part of Stepaside Educate together It is led by our languages teacher Sallie Ennis. Athletics and Cross country running is open to all students, and is held every Thursday after school for one hour. The students intend to participate in the Marley Park run, charity events such as Darkness into Light and the Athletics events held in Morton Stadium, Santry, in the coming months.

Coding Club:

What is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, and this website – they’re all made with code. Coding, in the simplest of terms, is telling a computer what you want it to do, which involves typing in step-by-step commands for the computer to follow. The benefits of learning coding are enormous and include the development of problem-solving skills, computational thinking, persistence, collaboration, and a deeper understanding of a range of mathematical concepts and language.

SETSS students learn and practice coding through several programming languages such as Scratch, MakeCode and the Micro:Bit, Processing, Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. We make a series of video game and animation projects, which help students learn the core concepts of coding and computer science. Coding club runs every Tuesday after school.

Chess Club:

Chess club is designed to give students an opportunity to learn the game of chess, improve their chess skills, and to enjoy competition against their peers. Novice players will be taught the basic rules, the value of pieces, and how to checkmate. More experienced players will learn different opening and defense strategies, various tactics, and will be given the opportunity to challenge themselves by solving chess puzzles. While students will have the chance to measure their progress through wins and losses against their peers, our main focus will be on encouraging good sportsmanship and on having fun.

The Chess Club frequently participates in external competitions. Last year, The SETSS Chess Team made it to the regional and National finals where they came 1st and 2nd respectively.

Oct 26
Mid Term
Nov 02
School Reopens
Nov 26
Third Year Parent Teacher Meeting
Dec 07
School Closed
Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin 18.
01 290 7404
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