The School has always excelled at the Inter School Athletic Meet placing itself within the first five positions. Infrastructure is available to practise Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket, Hard Court Tennis, Throwball, Kho-Kho, Shuttle Badminton and Table Tennis. Skating, Cross Country, Field Events and Track Events are practised by students, which help them in keeping physically fit. Chess is also taught and students take part in competitions enabling them to be mentally fit.
The school offers a wide range of opportunities for co-curricular activities. The students are trained for athletics, gymnastics and Mass P.T. Trained and professional personnel impart coaching in swimming, rifle shooting and the other field games.
A full fledged nine hole golf course with a full-time coach provides unique opportunities for students to pursue this sport.
The students have training in rifle shooting three days a week, and the club takes part in the inter-school, district and state championships. A qualified instructor gives training. The club is equipped with standard weapons and a rifle range.
The school has a riding club with 30 riding horses with connected infrastructure like stables, practice ring, jump show facilities, riding instructors and the like.
The School has a photography club equipped with a processing room. Interested students are taught photography and the developing, fixing and printing process. The evolving field of digital designing is also incorporated in the curriculum.
The school has separate and independent Brass and Pipe Bands and they steal the limelight during the Founder's Day celebrations and other important state functions in the district. These units are administered and trained by professional band masters who have retired from the Defence Services. The students learn to play these instruments from Class IV.
The Music club which, in addition to training the students in Western and Indian classical Music, trains selected students to take the examinations of the Trinity Guildhall College of Music, London. The Music Department gives highly specialized training in piano, recorder, violin, classical guitar, the trumpet, the euphonium and other wind and wood instruments. The Music Department is updated and modernized every academic year. The department has its own symphony and concert bands.
The Dance Club imparts training in classical as well as folk dances of India. The students display their talent during the Founder's day celebrations and every year an award is given to the best dancer.
We have one centrally heated swimming pool in the senior campus and one international standard swimming pool with all modern facilities in the junior campus. Each student is allotted ninety minutes of training per week. Qualified staff impart training to the students and maintain operational facilities. We do have a separate lady / a gent staff member to teach the girls and boys.
The Mountaineering Institute, the only one of its kind in South India, has been set up at the school, and technical training is imparted to the students from Std IV to XI. The training is given by instructors from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi.
Both campuses have well-equipped gymnasiums, each with facilities for conducting table tennis and shuttle badminton tournaments. They have the most modern gym and multi-gym equipment.
One of the primary concerns of the academic life at school is to train the students of the senior classes to bring out the annual publications, which reflect the quality of academic life in the campus.
The Shepherdian which is an annual feature, provides the total picture of the academic year. The annual magazine highlights the most important functions in the school’s calendar - the Founder’s Day Celebrations; the co-curricular competitions and sports and games. It gives the details of the academic achievements of outgoing batches of students who have taken the various external Examinations. The Annual is sent to all the parents and guardians of the school, and is always available at the school office and reception.
The Alumni association of the school, which is becoming active as the years go by has its own annual newsletter, 'The Flock'. The newsletter, 'THE BLEAT' is published in December every year. 'The Shepherd's Voice' is also a newsletter of which these issues are published during the first term and two issues during the secon term of every academic year. These publications are designed and printed at the press located in Coimbatore, which is a unit of the school.
Sea cadet corps
The Ootacamund unit of the Sea Cadet Corps is very close to completing two decades of its existence. The unit has parades at school on alternate days during the week and their outward-bound activites consist of trekking and boat pulling. The Unit has a strength of 150. Selected boy cadets of the unit attend the annual training camp at the Seamanship School, INS Venduruthy, Cochin Naval Base, Southern Naval Command, Cochin and Mumbai, every year.
International award for young people
The School has a unit of the IAYP, which prepares the students for the awards of the bronze, the silver and the gold medals of the IAYP. As a part of this scheme, the students trek to Mudumalai Wild life Sanctuary and Mukuruti National park.
The Interact Club is patronized by the Rotary Club of the Nilgiris West and the club undertakes welfare projects in the district. The Interactors take part in the afforestation programme and they distribute clothes to neady people in the district.
Other clubs are also quite active at school.
The other clubs are the Philately club, the Art Club, the Current Affairs Club, the Literary Club, the Kennel Club, the Computer Graphics Club, the Nature Club and the Crafts Club.