More than 100 arts, athletics, service and residential co-curricular opportunities are available. At a minimum, senior students complete 25 hours of community service, and they take two reporting periods of athletics, one of arts or service, one club, and the Residential Life program in Senior Two. Students who demonstrate outstanding performance and leadership in competitive arts or athletics are awarded with a colours tie and can wear the colours jacket. Likewise, service pins are awarded to students who show exceptional dedication to the service program.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
With a working partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Appleby ensures that students from the age of 14 have the opportunity to complete the requirements of community service, expeditions, skills and physical recreation at the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Bronze and Silver awards are approved by the Provincial/Divisional Councils while Gold awards are approved by the National Executive Director on behalf of the Board of Directors. Students entering Upper One and Upper Two in September are required to complete the requirements for the Bronze award in order to gain an Appleby Diploma.
Senior School students may still choose to pursue individual athletic endeavours or team sports, and physical fitness for life is emphasized. Appleby teams have a strong history of success in the independent school leagues and students have increased opportunities to compete at a high level in both the independent school and local leagues. Leadership becomes an essential aspect of being a part of the team, and athletes have an opportunity to receive Colours awards at the end of each season. Team practices and games occur at the same time as the art and service options. Students should choose their options carefully to ensure they can participate in their desired teams and activities.
Application forms for exemptions from any of the above requirements should be submitted to the Assistant Head of School, Co-curricular Programs.
In Senior School, leadership opportunities abound for active, engaged students. More than 200 leadership roles are open to students interested in pursuing positions of responsibility within the school, including school prefects, captains of athletics teams, members of senior school, co-curricular and residential councils, chapel wardens, house representatives, play directors and committee chairs. Student leaders make an indelible impact on school life and develop organizational skills, responsibility and respect for others.