Gorey Community School has a very broad programme of extracurricular activities available to students in the school. Pupils are encouraged to take part in these activities as participation is seen as healthy and a very good way to make friends. It is an honour to be selected on any of the activities to represent the school and pupils are strongly encouraged to train or practice for these activities as requested.

Activities Available in Gorey Community School.
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Art portfolio preperation
  • Choir
  • Camogie
  • Chess
  • Debating
  • Drama classes
  • Equestrian Sports
  • Gaelic Football
  • Golf
  • Hurling
  • Handball
  • Ladies Football
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • School tours and School exchanges
  • Tennis
  • Various subject quiz teams
  • Musicals

Gorey Community School has a long history of producing and performing an extensive selection of musicals. The tradition began from the schools’ inception and has continued bi-annually. Students are greatly encouraged to get involved and all students except sixth year may audition for parts. Some of the hugely successful musicals performed in the past are Les Misérables, High School Musical, Honk and The Hot Mikado. The school musicals are directed by Ms. Dempsey.


The Junior choir comprises first, second and third year students. Ms Dempsey is the choir director and rehearsals take place twice a week. A place in the choir is decided by audition. The existing Junior choir performs publicly as often as possible and will be competing in the upcoming Arklow festival.
The senior female choir comprises students from Transition Year Fifth and Sixth year. This choir was awarded second place recently at the Kilcoole Music Festival. Gorey Community School also has a male vocal ensemble, comprising boys from all years. They also won second prize at the Kilcoole Music Festival and will compete in the Arklow Music Festival. Both choirs are directed by Ms Clancy.
There are many and varying events that take place over the academic year within the music department. There is an annual trip to the west-end in London for transition year students and there are numerous visits to the school by musicians for performances and workshops.

Young Scientist

Any science students interested in entering the BT Young Scientist Exhibition are encouraged and assisted by their science teachers.
The entries are due in the first week of October with categories such as Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Ecology, Technology, and Social and Behavioural Science being covered. Over the past years a number of students have exhibited at the event.
The exhibition itself takes place in January in The RDS in Dublin.

Bene Merenti Concert

The Bene Merenti concert is an annual event in the life of Gorey Community School and is an event of which we are immensely proud. The concert has become a showcase for the extraordinary talent of our students and occasionally of our staff.
Students go through an audition process, and we encourage as many first years as possible to get involved. The concert consists of musicians, singers, dancers, bands, gymnasts, poets, comedians etc.
The term ‘Bene Merenti’ means ‘The one who most deserves’ and on the final night we honour the students who have shared their talents with the others, thus enhancing the ethos of performing arts in Gorey Community School. The concert is one of the highlights of the year.

The Texaco and other National Art Competitions

The Texaco Art Competition is open to Both Primary and Post -primary schools in Ireland with an annual entry of up to 50,000 Paintings. Many students may already be familiar with the competition form Primary school. Its’ aim is to support and encourage Children Through art. In Gorey Community School we have had great success every year with over the years several of our students taking First Prize and having their work exhibited in Museums and galleries around the country. Each year we receive many commendations and certificates, and it has become a very successful part of our school arts calendar. Two of our students were the first to receive the UTV young artist of the year aaward,also the current GAA crest for Wexford and the National organ donor card were designed by students in GCS.
All pupils should take part in extra curricular activities. Other activities and competitions are available and are organised for pupils through their individual subject areas. The school has won many honours over the years in Music, Art, sports and in all forms of competitions. We are always proud to honour the achievements of our pupils inside and outside the school.

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1st & 6th Years Return to School
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1st, 5th & 6th Years Return to School
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1st, 3rd, 5th & 6th Years Return to School
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