The Arts, Clubs and Sports
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.
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.
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.
Cross Country for Grades 3 to 8 from September - October
Soccer for Grades 7 and 8 from September - October
Volleyball for Grade 7 and 8 from November - January
Basketball for Grades 7 and 8 from February - April
Baseball for Grades 7,8 and mixed Junior Team from May-June
Track and Field for Grades 3 to 8 from May - June
Ski Club from TBD
Recycling Team - Every Thursday at 12:25 p.m.
Chess Club from TBD
Homework Club for Afternoon Recesses for Intermediate Students
Colouring Club from TBD
Leaders of Today - Meeting Schedule TBD
School Choir from TBD