Opportunities for Personal Achievement

Extra Curricular Clubs

In St Andrew’s Secondary School we know that friendships that last a lifetime are born on the football field, rehearsing for the school show or celebrating Mass together.

Personal achievement can also help our young people develop confidence and commitment as well as the skills that they learn.

St Andrew’s provides a first class extra-curricular programme which offers a wide variety of opportunities in areas such as faith, sport, music, science, languages and volunteering.  There are also many other opportunities for personal achievement through participating in school trips, excursions and events. 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular Programme 2021-22


Heart Start UK

Where individuals or groups can attend a two-hour training course and learn how to:

  • deal with an unconscious person
  • recognise a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
  • perform CPR
  • deal with choking
  • respond to serious bleeding. Award : British Heart Foundation covered in S1 PE

Children's University Scotland

Pupils are given opportunities to take part in exciting, interactive and voluntary learning activities, outside of normal school hours. Pupils collect credits and gain certificates while they learn. Children's University hold graduations, at universities, with caps and gowns. Taking part lets children explore different learning environments, and become independent and confident learners. It raises aspirations, boosts achievement and instils a love of learning that will stay with children throughout their lives.

John Muir Award

John Muir award is an environmental Award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages the discovery and conservation of wild places, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. It is non-competitive and open to all.


CREST Bronze provides a real-life experience of ‘being’ a scientist and working on STEM projects, allowing students to experience the project process; improving their enquiry, problem solving and communication skills.

Duke of Edinburgh

How it works The Award has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.


  • Has four sections - volunteering, skills, physical recreation and expeditions
  • Is open to young people aged at least 14
  • Requires a minimum commitment of six months

Silver level:

  • Has the same sections as Bronze
  • Is open to young people aged at least 15
  • Requires a minimum 12-month commitment

Gold level:

  • Has the same sections as Bronze and Silver, plus a residential project
  • Is open to young people aged at least 16
  • Requires a minimum 12-month commitment (18 months for students entering straight into Gold)

Saltire Awards

Saltire Awards is a great way for young people to recognise and build volunteering into learning that they are already doing. The Awards correspond with the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence; helping young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

Contact Us

Call: 0141 582 0240
St. Andrew's RC Secondary
47 Torphin Crescent
G32 6QE


St Andrew's RC Secondary
47 Torphin Crescent
G32 6QE

Phone: 0141 582 0240
Fax: 0141 582 0241

School Hours

Monday 8:45 - 3:35
Tuesday 8:45 - 3:35
Wednesday 8:45 - 2:45
Thursday 8:45 - 3:35
Friday 8:45 - 2:45