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The Arts, Clubs and Sports

Choir

The choir is made up of students who love to sing, and are willing to practise during lunch hours. We lead the school in singing during school masses, as well as special celebrations during the year.

Eco Club

Monsignor O'Donoghue is a very active Ontario Eco School. Students in the Eco club from Gr. 1-8 are involved in environmental education programs that help students to become engaged in practices to become environmentally responsible citizens. It also helps improve school building operations to reduce environmental impacts such as in the areas of waste and energy.

We have monthly meetings. We make an ECO club display, crafts, announcements, encourage litter-free lunches, waste and energy audits and more.

Our school is involved in the Car Free School Days program through Peterborough Green Up. This program encourages students to take their designated form of transport (walking or bussing) on the first Wednesday of each month. It reduces the number of motor vehicles around schools. Walking and cycling to school offers an opportunity for children to incorporate physical activity into their daily routine.

We have garden spaces that are maintained by the club, different classes and parents.

Chess Club

A Chess Club has been being introduced to the students of MOD

Leaders of Today

This is a group of students from grades 6, 7 and 8 who donate their time and efforts to help with Social Justice and Charity work both locally and internationally. This group has been established for a number of years now and we have accomplished many things such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Yellow Ribbon Campaign: collecting and donating items to our Canadian Soldiers Overseas 
  • Christmas Toy Drive: collecting and distributing of new, unwrapped toys to our local Children's Aid Society 
  • Food Drives: Collection and donation of non-parishable food items to our local St. Vincent De Paul 
  • Animal Adoption: The adoption of the Green-Winged Macaw at the Peterborough Zoo Seeds of Hope: Purchased goats, pigs and chickens for families in Haiti ensuring children go to school with food to eat 
  • Autism Awareness - Christmas Ornament and Popcorn sales.  
  • Children of Honduras: Collection of children's vitamins to be donated to the orphanages in Honduras

A List of Clubs based on the time of school year it is offered

Here is a list of the sport and clubs our school offers. If you are interesting in participating in any of these options, please feel free to talk to the teacher in charge for more information.


School Year Varsity Athletics and Club Calendar
Sport / Club
Approximate time frame Teacher in charge
Cross Country
Grades 3 to 8
September - October  
Soccer
Grades 7 and 8
September - October  
Volleyball
Grade 7 and 8
November - January  
Basketball
Grades 7 and 8
February - April  
Baseball
Grades 7 and 8
and Mixed Junior Team
May-June  
Track and Field
Grades 3 to 8
May - June  
Ski Club TBD   
Recycling Team Every Thursday at 12:25 p.m.  
Chess Club  TBD  
Homework Club Afternoon Recesses for Intermediate Students  
Colouring Club TBD   
Leaders of Today Meeting Schedule TBD   
School Choir
 TBD