Calabar High School

"The Utmost for the Highest"

Sports and Activities


Sports play an important part in the life of the school. In addition to track and field athletics, major, sports offered are:

  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Tae-kwon-do
  • Volley ball
  • Lacrosse

Calabar achieves a high standard in most sports and competes regularly with other high and secondary schools. Those who cannot make school and house teams are encouraged to participate for their own physical development and recreation.


Shortly after admission to Calabar, students are assigned to one of the five houses: Rome, Sparta, Corinth, Athens and Troy. Friendly rivalry is encouraged between houses which compete for academic and athletic honours. Inter-grade and Inter-house competitions are held in the major sports and points are awarded to winning teams. At the annual prize-giving, a shield is presented to the champion house. Unsupervised games during school hours are not allowed. All students are encouraged to participate in games and other extra-curricular activities, but not to the exclusion or endangerment of their academic work. A strong sense of balance between the two aspects of the students’ development is strongly advised.


Calabar presents its students with opportunities to participate in some twenty extra-curricular activities. Each student is expected to participate in at least two activities per year. He may however, keep these two activities throughout his school life. Students are however reminded that these activities may expose them to forms of recreation, leisure, hobbies which could become income earners and to a network of enthusiasts which could be very useful in their personal advancement

Students may choose from among the following:

  • I.S.C.F.
  • Tourism Action Club
  • Key Club
  • Octagon
  • Inter-Act
  • Environmental
  • Cadet
  • Drama
  • Choir
  • School Band
  • Animation
  • Photography


Becoming a member of one of these clubs, help students to develop the expertise and experiences in these discipline.

  • Schools' Challenge Quiz
  • Chess
  • Science
  • Modern Languages
  • Business Club
  • Debating and Newsletter Society
  • Visual Expression
  • Robotics Club
  • Teens for Technology
  • Aviation Club