Extra Curricular


The following extra-curricular activities are available at various stages of the school year.  The school will inform parents when these will take place.  Our activities include:


Netball (P4 – P7 girls)

Football (P4 – P7 boys and girls)

Mini-Hockey (P4 – P7 boys and girls)

Zumba (P5 – P7 boys and girls)

Choir (P4 – P7 boys and girls)Athletics (P7 boys and girls)

Cycling Proficiency (P7 boys and girls)

Multi-skills Coaching (P4 – P7 boys and girls)

Tag Rugby (P4 – P7 boys and girls)

Mini-Cricket (term 3 P5 – P7 boys and girls)

French (P7, term 3)

General activities club (P4 – P7) – arts & crafts etc on a weekly basis.

Transfer Club – AQE transfer test preparation (usually on a Thursday 3.45pm – 4.45pm).

Additional activities are also offered to the children throughout the school year as and when opportunities arise.

We also offer a daily breakfast club (8.00 – 8.45am) and an after school P1 – P3 club (1.45 – 2.45pm).

These activities are taken after school by teachers and various coaches. School relies on the goodwill of parents for transportation home after such activities.


It is the aim of Donaghey Primary School that all children will have an opportunity to experience a range of sports and sporting activities as part of the curriculum for physical education. We aim to increase the children’s awareness of the benefit of sports and physical activity in terms of healthy life styles and physical well being, together with developing sporting skills and creating an awareness of the benefits and value of teamwork. All children are timetabled for two sessions of P.E. during the week.All P5 – P7 children participate in a swimming programme on a weekly basis at Cookstown Leisure Centre, with P7 swimming for the first term, P6 swimming in the second term and P5 swimming for the third term.Key Stage 2 pupils participate in Football, Netball and Mini-Hockey matches against local schools.


The school receives peripatetic string and wind tuition from the Southern Education and Library Board Music Service. Currently seventeen children, selected on the basis of standardised music ability tests, are receiving weekly tuition from Southern Education and Library Board String and Wind Tutors in school. All children in P4 – P7 learn to play the recorder.We also have a traditional group with P4 – P7 children involved.  They are learning to play tin whistles and guitars and they perform at various functions.  Every year, a new cohort starts in P4.  Seven children also take private piano lessons in school on a weekly basis.