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Red Nose Day 2015

The Senior School Council would like to thank the staff and students who participated in their Comic Relief 'Dare to Wear Red' non-uniform day today. Congratulations to Candace Gillon and Ryan Johnston who were awarded prizes for the most 'daring' outfits! In total, Foyle College raised £520.00 for Comic Relief, and this will go directly towards their projects in both Africa and the UK. 

 

Careers Convention 2015

Pupils to fill in slips with their choice

Year 11, 12 and 13 must have the slip completed and returned to PSE on Wednesday, 18th March 2015.
 

 

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Careers Convention 2015     Speakers: Morning Sessions

No.

Session A – 11.05am

No.

Session B – 12.15pm

1

Primary Teaching

Mr Garry Matthewson

1

Primary Teaching

Mr Garry Matthewson

2

Seagate Technologies

Mr Sean Higgenbotham

2

Seagate Technologies

Tracy Corry

3

Army

Senior Army Careers Advisor

3

Army

Senior Army Careers Advisor

4

Engineering / School of Built Environment

Dr Mervyn Smyth

4

Engineering / School of Built Environment

Dr Mervyn Smyth

5

Computing & Engineering / Computer Games

Mr Martin Doherty (University of Ulster)

5

Sociology (Ulster)

Dr Rachel Naylor

6

Stratified Science

Mr D Gibson (University of Ulster)

6

Opticians

Mr Paul Curtis

7

Nursing

Mrs Janice Reid

7

Psychology

Dr Jamie Murphy

8

Studying at University of Ulster

Mrs Davina Roche

8

Environmental & Marine Science

Julie Campbell

9

Engineering (Short Brothers plc)

Mr Howard McIlwaine

9

Engineering (Short Brothers plc)

Mr Howard McIlwaine

10

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

Mr Frank Orr

10

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

Mr Frank Orr

11

QUB – School of Nursing & Midwifery

Mrs Caroline Mulvenna

11

QUB – School of Nursing & Midwifery

Mrs Caroline Mulvenna

12

Singer / Songwriter

Eilidh Patterson

12

The Playhouse / Drama

Mr Liam Campbell

13

Journalism

Mr Dean McLaughlin

13

 

14

BBC Camera Crew / Journalism

Mr Ian Struthers

14

BBC Camera Crew / Journalism

Mr Ian Struthers

15

Accounting / Business

Mr Peter McCartney

15

Stock Broker

Ms Sabine Le Brizoual

16

Physiotherapy

Mrs Elma Lynn

16

Medical Imaging Department

Ms Noleen McMorris

17

PSNI

Constable Neville Martin

17

Financial Journalism

Mr Paul Gosling

18

Learning Poole Ltd / IT Company

Serina Crossan & Louise McElvaney

18

Kofax Northern Ireland Limited / IT Company

Catherine O’Kane

 

 

Careers Convention 2015     Speakers: Afternoon Sessions

No.

Session C – 2.00

No.

Session D – 2.50pm

1

Computing & Engineering / Computer Games

Dr Shane Wilson

1

Computing & Engineering

Mr Laim McDaid

2

Vocational Courses (NWRC)

Mr Conor McGurgan

2

Law / Solicitor

Mr Gerry Guickan

3

Entrepreneur – Bubblebum

Mrs Grainne Kelly

3

Ashburn Images / Beauty

Mrs Rosemary Wright

4

Personnel & Management Services

Mrs Daphne Harshaw

4

Personnel & Management Services

Mrs Daphne Harshaw

5

Veterinary

Mr Craig Campbell

5

Banking

Mrs Sylvia Patton

6

GP / Medicine

Dr Eamon Doohan

6

Sociology (Ulster)

Dr Michael Mahadeo

7

Dentistry

Mrs Katherine O’Donoghue

7

Dentistry

Mrs Katherine O’Donoghue

8

Music / DJ Musician

Mr Kwa Daniels

8

Music / DJ Musician

Mr Kwa Daniels

9

Working In Theatre/ Drama

Mr Paul Mason

9

Working In Theatre/ Drama

Mr Paul Mason

10

                Quantity Surveyor & Construction

Mr Ian MaConachie

10

Quantity Surveyor & Construction

Mr Ian MaConachie

11

College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise

Mrs Heather Thornton

11

Social Work / Family & Child Care

Mr Stephen McLaughlin

12

Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust

Mr Andrew Bratton

12

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Dr Peter Martin

13

BBC Camera Crew / Journalism

Mr Ian Struthers

13

Biomedical Science (WHSST)

Mr Stephen McDonald

14

Career In Sport (Derry City Council)

Mr Ryan Deighan

14

Career In Sport (Derry City Council)

Mr Ron McGowan

15

QUB Forensic Geology

Dr Alastair Ruffell

15

QUB Forensic Geology

Dr Alastair Ruffell

16

Life of a Medical Student

Miss Laura Carroll

16

Life of a Medical Student

Mr Ethan Doherty

17

Financial Journalism

Mr Paul Gosling

17

Financial Journalism

Mr Paul Gosling

 

Ulster Schools' Cup

Congratulations to the Girls' XV on their recent performances in the Ulster Schools' Cup Regional qualifier.

 

 

Impact of Industrial Action

Despite the industrial action by a number of trades unions on Friday 13th March Foyle College will be operating as normal with a full timetable for all pupils.  Can I ask parents to do their best to make alternative travel arrangements for pupils as this is a vital time of the year for all year groups but especially for the exam classes. 

If we receive any further information about the provision of school buses by Translink we will, of course, pass it on as soon as possible to parents. My thanks to all parents for their help on Friday to minimise the disruption caused to pupils education.

P Allen

 

Dr McCabe Public Speaking Event

Congratulations to Abbie Nolan, Year 9, who achieved second place in the highly competitive Dr McCabe Public Speaking Event promoting Home Safety. The topic was 'Slips, Skids and Falls', and Abbie delivered an extremely impressive speech. 

Cassy Murphy, also Year 9, was highly commended by the adjudicators.

Well done to both girls!

 

 

NWRC Open Day 2015: Thursday 19th March

We will be hosting Open Day 2015 from 2pm - 8pm at all our Campuses:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Strand Rd & Springtown,

Derry~Londonderry;

Main Street & Greystone, Limavady;
and Derry Road, Strabane.

We would be grateful if you could advise your contacts about our Open Day and encourage anyone considering full-time study this September to visit between 2pm-8pm on 19th March.

We are running interactive sessions during the event, as part of 'The Skills Show Experience' - click the link below for details & to register attendance.

 

Have A Go! Schedule for Open Day 2015 at NWRC

Year 14 Finance Talk

Year 14 Finance Talk

Frank Dunleavy, Ulster University's Student Financial Advisor, delivered an informative presentation to our Year 14 pupils this morning. All pupils found the content interesting, and his budgeting advice was most beneficial!

Thank you to Frank for taking time from his busy schedule to address our pupils.

 

Win With Team Danske

 

To celebrate Danske Bank’s on-going Schools’ Cup Rugby sponsorship, Danske has some fantastic sports prizes to be won by Discovery Current Account holders and Foyle College in their Win With TEAM Danske prize draw, which includes:-

 

A chance for pupils aged 11-17 to win £50 sports vouchers. 

Every week from now until 21st June, Danske Bank will be giving 10 lucky winners a £50 voucher to spend in O’Neills,

SS Moore, JD Sport or Podium4Sport.

 

The more pupils who take part and enter their school name, the more chance our school gets to win 1 of 4 £1000 Sports Bursaries, which could be used for sports kit, training equipment, sports tours or mini-bus.  For example, if 10 pupils enter the draw, our school will be entered into the bursary draw 10 times.

 

To take part, pupils must first have a Danske Discovery Current Account and then visit www.teamdanske.com.

 

Any pupil who wishes to open a Discovery Account should see one of the Lower Sixth School Bank Advisors or Mrs Eakin.

Spanish film day in Queen’s

A Spanish trip to Queen’s University in Belfast took place on Wednesday 25th February for a Spanish Film presentation and workshop.

The film, Un Franco, 14 Pesetas, directed by and starring Carlos Iglesias, was a heart-warming and ultimately uplifting story of a family who are forced to emigrate from Spain to Switzerland in the 1960s. It depicts life in a post-war, dictatorial Spain, showing the struggle of leaving one's home and adapting to a new country and its culture. The story is based on the director's own boyhood experiences and has won several international film prizes.

The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by pupils, and was a worthwhile opportunity to liaise with other A-level language students and get a feel for language courses at university level.