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Give Up Clothes For Good, TK Maxx & Foyle College

Raising Funds For Cancer Research

 

Parents and pupils,

                               From February we are partnering with Cancer Research UK to raise valuable funds to support Cancer Research UK's life-saving work into children's cancers.

In the UK around 4 children are diagnosed with cancer every day. Today, almost 3 in 4 children survive and with your support we can help even more children beat cancer and look forward to a much brighter future

As part of our !ongstanding relationship with Cancer Research UK we are again running the UK's biggest clothes collection - Give Up Clothes for Good. This is the first time the campaign will run all year round, giving people more opportunities to donate, raising more funds to help beat kids' cancers sooner.

We are asking the whole community to bring in their unwanted clothes, accessories and quality homeware to their local TK Maxx store at Lisnagelvin or to Foyle College. We are asking pupils to donate at least one item but if you would like to donate more, bags are available from the TK-Max store or Foyle College school reception.Donated items will be sold in Cancer Research UK shops to raise much needed funds.

 

This partnership has been so successful to-date that, together with our sister HomeSense stores, we have raised a staggering £13.5 million, of which £9million has gone towards research into children's cancers. And we aim to raise even more vital funds for this leading children's cancer charity by the end of 2014

John Mitchell

Store Manager 

TK-Max Lisnagelvin

Open Nights Further Education

After the success of last year, the University of Ulster are holding a series of Parents’ Evenings across our three campuses in March.  The evening has been designed to support and guide parents as their children prepare to take the next step in higher education.

 

The event is for parents and guardians of children in Years 10-13

and will take place at these locations:
 

Coleraine Campus
Tuesday 18 March 2014
7.00pm – 9.00pm

Jordanstown Campus
Thursday 20 March 2014
7.00pm – 9.00pm

Magee Campus
Wednesday 26 March 2014
7.00pm – 9.00pm

As numbers for this event are limited we are encouraging parents to register their place(s) as soon as possible.

 

 

Information for Parents regarding the North West Regional College Open Night.

Thursday 20th  March, 17:30 – 20:30

 

The best way to find out whether North West Regional College is right for you is to VISIT. There are a number of ways you can do this. All main campuses will be open to provide you with the chance to meet the staff and see our state of the art facilities.

For more details and to register visit: www.nwrc.ac.uk/open

 

Parents/ Students information on CAFRE College.

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Open days.

Open days are taking place in March and April.

Please use the link below to access the Open days for the CAFRE colleges at Enniskillen campus, Greenmount and Loughry campus.

http://www.cafre.ac.uk/explore-cafre/

 

 

Win a Ipad Mini - SPACEial Northwest Project

The SPACEial North West project is running a competition across school in both Donegal and Derry, with the opportunity to win a free I-pad mini.  SPACEial is a cross border project which aims to collect statistical data across both Derry and Donegal.

Click here to enter for your chance to win a mini ipad

 

Closing Date 14th March 2014

more information is available from www.spaceialnw.eu

This website has been developed throughthe SPACEial NW Project, which stands forSpatial Planning and Collaborative Exchange of information and learning in the North West Region Cross Border Area. This project is funded by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Programme,managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

 
 

Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards

Congratulations Gareth!

Many congratulations to Gareth Connor (14E) who has been named as one of 20 Finalists in the 2013 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, an all Ireland recognition programme for outstanding young volunteers.

 

Gareth was nominated for his services to Institute Football Club’s Youth Academy and Mini Soccer Programme over the past five years. 

 

By hosting three weekly sessions, Gareth is helping to take young children off the streets, allowing them to play and learn in a safe, controlled environment while promoting healthy and active lifestyles.  Participating in sporting activities has also encouraged these young people to socialise with other children from different communities and across the religious divide, helping to break down barriers and stamp out discrimination.

 

Volunteering three nights a week has meant a significant personal commitment but without doing so, the children would not have had a coach or manager to develop their skills and someone to take them to matches.

 

Gareth will receive a €500 award and an engraved medal.

 

Gareth and his parents will attend a gala awards dinner at Lough Eske Castle in Donegal on 26th March, when two All-Ireland Youth Volunteers of the Year will be named.  They will each receive €1,000 for a charity of their choice, a gold medallion and an all-expense paid trip to the United States in May to participate in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ceremony.

 

We wish him every success in March!

Cross Country Results

Foyle College was well represented yesterday at the Cross Country District Championships in Coleraine. Congratulations to all pupils who participated. Please see results below:
 
Top 15 individuals qualify for Ulster Cross Country Championships. 
 
Mini Boys (1500m) (111 Competitors)
 
Scott Pollack 36th
Tom Baldrick 71st
 
Intermediate Girls (2500m) (56 Competitors)
 
Kirsti McIntosh 42nd
Kerri McIntosh 23rd
Aine Sneddon 56th
 
Intermediate Boys (4000m) (104 Competitors)
 
Rhys Hughes (12th)
Christopher Martin (104th)
Adam McElhinney (100th)
David Jackson (85th)
Joshua Lyle (17th)
Thomas Monaghan (96th)
 
Senior Girls (2000m) (23 Competitors)
Phoebe Love 16th
 
Senior Boys (6000m) (30 Competitors)
Andrew Porter  19th
James Morrisson 
 
A great day had by all.
 
Mrs.Leonard & Miss Carlin

Merchant Taylors' Visit

New Art and Design Workshops

Our students are again taking part in a variety of activities, both inside and outside of school, which helps them connect effectively with the big world of Art and Design.

Bernie Murphy, a local textile designer, was invited into the school to run a set of half day workshops with some of our creative Yr.12 and 14 students. They worked very effectively and made the most of this opportunity to develop new technical skills. Our thanks must go to Bernie as she so successfully managed to help so many students develop worthwhile pieces within such a tight timeframe.

·         Jamie Baldrick was one of a small select group of local A level students to work with noted Irish sculpture Philip McFadden in a workshop organised by the Gordon Gallery.

·         Caroline Gilliland and Jake Desmond, both ex-pupils, have been doing a great job working after school with Junior School pupils in both the Photography and Film Clubs.

·         Four of our current A2 students - Anna Kilgore, Inge Swiegers, Laura McElhinney and Jamie Baldrick have been building up their portfolios by going to the value for money night classes at the N W Regional College each Thursday night.

In the coming weeks of the spring term we hope to see some of our Senior students take part in a set of Architecture workshops funded by The Architecture Foundation, London.

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Outstanding Artistic Successes

 To coincide with the Turner Prize and as part of the City of Culture 2013 year, CCEA decided to select a small number of recent A level work from across the country to display at the Void Gallery.

We are rightly proud that three of our talented students, Inge Swiegers, Joanne Struthers (both Yr.13)  and Richard Magee (Yr.14) all had pieces selected and were recognised for both their innovative approach and the thoughtful concepts behind their artwork. Worth noting that no other school in the country achieved more than this success.

 

Joanne Struthers followed this up with further success when she claimed 1st prize in the ‘Positive Mental Health’ Photography Competition (U18 section) which was part of World Mental Health Day. Along with Joanne, Laura McElhinney(Yr.13) and Cody Chambers(Yr.12) had their entries selected to be part of the Western Health Trust 2014 Calendar.

                Congratulations on a job very well done.

 

With funding from the Sorrell Foundation Jordan Finlay, Louise Hulleman and Sara Douglas(all Yr.12) were, along with some other local GCSE students, chosen to take part in a Saturday Art and Design Club at the North West Regional College. As part of this course they are having master classes with various leading professional artists and designers. Also, they recently went on a trip to London to visit the Tate Modern Art Gallery and to see a piece of their own work exhibited at Somerset House, along with work from some other young people from across Britain.