Coloma Convent Girls' School

Coloma C.G.S.

A Voluntary Aided Catholic School for Girls aged 11-18

Extra Curricular Activities

Clubs and After School Activities

Coloma boasts a large number of clubs and societies. These are a mixture of teacher and 6th form led activities which take place both at lunch times and after school. Current clubs and societies include:

Music Clubs/Groups

Comtact the Music Department for further details

  • Strings Groups
  • Wind Groups
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Choirs
  • ‘Top Brass’
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Ukulele Ensemble
  • Plainsong Group
  • World Drumming Group
  • Gospel Choir
  • Jazz Band

Sports Activities

Contact the PE Department for further details

  • Dance Club
  • “Ski Fit”
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Lacrosse
  • Trampolining
  • Gym Club
  • Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Fitness

Language Clubs

Contact Mr Handley, Head of Modern Languages for further details

  • Spanish Club
  • Latin Club

Other Clubs & Societies

Contacts for further details as individually listed

  • Combined Cadet Force (Mrs Greenwood- PE Department)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • SVP Group (6th Form)
  • Puzzle Club
  • Public Speaking & Debating Society
  • Drama Club
  • Science & Engineering Club
  • Biology Club
  • Art Club
  • Prayer Group
  • Chess Club

Trips and Visits

At Coloma we have an extensive programme of educational trips and visits throughout the school year both local and abroad. Recent trips have included places as diverse as France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Berlin, Paris and Lourdes. Each is designed to enrich pupil and student learning within their subjects and provide a framework for the rounded development of the individual with regular visits organised to exhibitions, conferences, theatres, galleries and museums in addition to the specific focus of the visit.

You will find a wealth of information, news articles, and photo galleries throughout our website which demonstrate our commitment to providing our students with the opportunities for personal as well as educational growth and exploration. As you can see from the list below of just some of the trips the girls have the opportunity to go on, life at Coloma is never dull!

  • 6TH Form HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes
  • Yr 9 Ski Trip
  • Year 10 & 11 Wild Bush Camp
  • Year 8 Visit to St. Omer and Boulogne
  • CCF Survival Weekend
  • Cadogan Hall RPO Concert
  • Netball trip to Shropshire
  • Duke of Edinburgh Expedition - Dartmoor
  • Pre U Business Studies Visit to Caterham Cars
  • Yr 8 Salters Festival of Chemistry (South Bank University)
  • Year 9 WW1 trip to Ypres
  • 6th Upper - Business Studies trip to Birmingham University
  • Yr 7 trip to Bodiam Castle
  • Plainsong weekend - Isle of Wight
  • Yr 9 CCF Camp Crowborough
  • Yr 12 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
  • Music for Youth competition trip to Birmingham
  • Junior Special Choir - Voice in a Million - Fairfield Halls
  • Yr 12 Government & Politics trip to the Supreme Court
  • Yr9 Big Bang Fair
  • Yr 12 Food visit to Borough Market
  • Yr 10 Spanish Trip to Bilbao
  • Drama Trip to Edinburgh Fringe

Liturgies and Retreats

Yearly retreats are organised at the Emmaus Centre in West Wickham. The retreats are facilitated by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph and always prove to be an enjoyable experience that give the girls a chance to spend a day reflecting and meditating on God’s love for us and on the richness of our lives. You’ll find a link to the Emmaus Centre in our Forms and Downloads section. In November 2012 Coloma experienced a whole school mission organised by the Sion organisation.

Worship at Coloma Convent Girls’ School is an integrated part of the school day. Every day begins with an act of collective worship, which may take place in the tutor group or whole school assembly. Each lesson starts with a prayer.

The school chapel on site offers a weekly Mass on Tuesdays at 12:20pm which is organised in turn by tutor groups. Parents are always most welcome to attend this Mass and Benediction which is held on Fridays at 3:20pm for students who wish to attend. A special Mass is held at the end of each term in addition to a number of special services which are held throughout the year.

Combined Cadet force

Since September 2009, Coloma students have joined forces with cadets at Royal Russell School for weekly meetings of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

What is the CCF?

The CCF Contingent is a voluntary School activity and youth organisation. Cadets follow a one year course in basic cadet training and then in Year 10 opt for either the Army or RAF Sections. Weekly parades are held on Monday evenings between 7pm and 9pm at Royal Russell School

Skills and Qualifications

By Joining in with CCF activities Coloma pupils benefit not only from the fun and enjoyment they provide but also from the opportunities to acquire life skills and qualifications such as in First Aid.

The regular activities of camps, courses and expeditions are excellent at building confidence and enhancing personal development and reflect well Coloma’s ethos with their emphasis on commitment, responsibility and teamwork.

The Programme

At commencement Cadets follow a one year course in ‘Training Squadron’ where they participate in a range of military-style training activities such as drill, fieldcraft and weapons training. Students also have the option to attend annual camp on a military base and to take part in other local and national events.

In their second year of CCF, students choose between the Army and RAF sections of the contingent. Cadets have opportunities to fly with Air Experience Flights and those in the RAF Section can achieve gliding qualifications.

All cadets follow prescribed courses relevant to their length of service and qualification level. Some camps (e.g. Annual Camp) are obligatory; but most camps, courses and competitions are optional extras, although cadets are encouraged to attend. Adventure training is an important component of the offering made and includes skiing, rock climbing, hill walking, kayaking and scuba diving.

Learning More

Coloma are delighted to be continuing to join with the Royal Russell Contingent and pupils who wish to learn more about the CCF and its activities should contact Mrs Greenwood in the PE department at Coloma. You can find a link to the Royal Russell Contingent web pages in our Forms and Downloads section.