Extra and Co-Curricular Activites

Female student baseball team

A student's participation in any extra-curricular activity is at the discretion of the administration. Students who participate in extra-curricular activities must represent the values of Archbishop Denis O'Connor Catholic High School. Our students must show exemplary behaviour and respect for all persons or property at school or any other location where they represent the school.


All secondary school sports at the Durham Catholic District School Board are governed by the Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletics (LOSSA) and the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA). LOSSA and OFSAA are non-profit organizations that are responsible for the rules and regulations of all high school sports in Durham Region and Ontario.

To access information for specific sports, visit the LOSSA and OFSAA websites.

Student's safety and sports

For the protection of your child, the Ministry of Education has mandated that every student that wishes to try out for a specific sport must have his/her parent and/or guardian complete the following forms prior to team tryouts:

For more information, read our Board's Concussion Management and Prevention Policy


If a child has experienced a previous concussion, then the following form must be completed:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's safe participation in sports activities please contact our school office. 

Extra and co-curricular activities at  Archbishoop Denis O'Connor CHS

We are the home of the Chargers and offer the following extra and co-curricular activities:

  • Art Club;
  • Athletic Council;
  • Black History Club;
  • Dance Club;
  • Drama Club;
  • Eco-Club;
  • GSA Club - Gay Straight Alliance Club;
  • Games Club;
  • Morning Jam - Rock/Pop and Blues Club;
  • DO'C Music Class - Crab Bucket Video;
  • Peer Ministry;
  • Prom Committee (Grade 12s only);
  • Robotics Club;
  • School Band;
  • School Choir;
  • Social Justice;
  • SOS - Stomp out Stigma;
  • Student Council;
  • Think Pink - Bullying Awareness Program;
  • T.Y.G. = Rap & Hip Hop Club; and
  • White Pine Reading Club.


  • Basketball - Boys (Junior & Senior);
  • Basketball - Girls  (Junior & Senior);
  • Frisbee football;
  • Soccer - Boys (Junior & Senior);
  • Soccer - Girls (Junior & Senior);
  • Volleyball - Boys (Junior & Senior);
  • Volleyball - Girls (Junior & Senior);
  • Hockey - Boys (Junior & Senior);
  • Hockey - Girls (VARSITY);
  • Track & Field;
  • Lacrosse - Boys;
  • Lacrosse - Girls;
  • Cross Country;
  • Swimming;
  • Tennis; and
  • Golf.

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