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Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Activities

Co-curricular activities are relevant and supportive of the natural course of studies, as they are often organized by students under faculty guidance. CLIP believes that these activities help to nurture in students qualities such as leadership, integrity, resilience, perserverance, sense of justice, essential life skills promoting long-life learning and enabling them to meet the challenges of the future aligned with CLIP’s Vision and Mission.


Debating & MUN - The Model United Nations


CLIP students and teachers have been participating for seven years in a variety of MUN conferences: IMUN - Iberian Model United Nations organised by the American School of Lisbon (CAISL); BRAMUN - Braga MUN organised by CLIB (the Braga International School); CICMUN organised by Colégio Internato Carvalhos); but also abroad, the PAMUN organised by the American School of Paris.
For the last 4 years CLIP has hosted its own annual conference, OPOMUN - Oporto Model United Nations.


What is MUN?

The objective is to seek, through discussion, negotiation and debate, solutions to the various problems of the world: e.g. questions of human rights, protection of the environment, economic development, disarmament, the problems of youth and of refugees, as well as the more critical issues of war and peace. The students / delegates, in seeking solutions to these problems, can learn to break away from narrow, national self-interest and develop true international cooperation.





CLIP became an associated school in March 2008 and since then has tried to work according to the spirit and aims promoted by UNESCO: "to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations."


ECO-SCHOOL Programme

The environment is naturally a current issue and educating to be environmentally friendly is, increasingly, an objective to consider in educational programs. That is why being part of the Eco-Schools Program is imperative and comes naturally. Therefore, to be an Eco-School for several years now – and consecutively winning the Green Flag 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 – is nothing more than the start of a path that is consolidated daily by being green both in and outside the school. Furthermore, this is not limited to recycling, to saving energy or water, but also includes being attentive to the preservation and protection of forests, noise and pollution (transport), knowledge of local and regional – even national – biodiversity, the climatic changes and oceans, among the many other aspects of distinct areas, such as fishing and agriculture. 

Learning to live a sustainable life protecting the environment is what drives the teachers, students and parents that are part of the Eco-schools committee at CLIP.



The Interact Club is a youth programme promoted by Rotary International aimed at young people aged 14 to 18. CLIP students became a part of this movement on 14th July 2009.


The four main objectives of Interact are:

> To develop leadership skills and personal integrity;

> To demonstrate helpfulness and respect for others;

> To understand the value of individual responsibility and hard work;

> To advance international understanding and goodwill.

CLIP’s Interact club is divided in three committees: the finance committee, which is in charge of the fundraising activities; the local committee, which will be organising projects that benefit the local community and the school; and the international committee, which is responsible for our most ambitious project.


Social Awareness and Community Service

Although not formally institutionalized a community of students and teachers work together in order to embed a set of personal and social values, to promote a sense of belonging to the community and to realize the importance of accepting differences in order to become better persons and citizens. CONFIRMAR


Multimedia Club

CLIP’s extra-curricular programme – CLIP Clubs offers exceptional opportunities to complement each child’s development, and is aligned with CLIP’s educational and training project. Offering a range of more than 30 activities, CLIP clubs stimulate and expand already existing aptitudes and encourage children to explore new interests, learning and leisure, as well as strengthening values such as friendship, responsibility, tolerance and fair play. The programme is designed to encourage children to socialise, practise sports, enrich their personal, social and cultural experiences, develop their creativity and, above all, be happy.
CLIP clubs offer daily dynamic Summer Camps throughout the month of July and the first half of August. A wide range of indoor and outdoor activities are available.

We welcome you to explore CLIP Clubs!



Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way students feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it enables students to understand themselves and relate to others, linking home, school and the wider world.


The CLIP Clubs music programme aims:

> To give young children the opportunity to explore different instruments and older children te opportunity to study an instrument of their choice;

> To foster and develop the enjoyment of music in a safe and friendly environment, striving to achieve a standard of excellence individually and as a member of a group;

> To encourage students to follow Trinity Guildhall Examinations of Music to raise this standard of excellence and gain an internationally recognised certification;

> To give students regular opportunities to perform for an audience.


Trinity Guildhall Examinations in Music

CLIP offers the opportunity for students from the school as well as external candidates to take the prestigious Trinity Guildhall examinations in music. Trinity Guildhall examinations are delivered by Trinity College London, the international examinations board. An experienced examiner from the College comes from the United Kingdom to examine the students. All classical instruments have examination syllabuses.

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