Welcome

 

Welcome to the website of Foyle College, a Co-educational, Voluntary Grammar School which has been providing high quality education for the City of Londonderry and its surrounding area for almost 400 years.

We are delighted to be able to share with you something of the character and life of our school and the successes enjoyed by our pupils as we help them to grow academically, athletically and artistically enabling them to fulfil their potential both as members of the school community and as contributors to society.

Whether you are a current, former or prospective pupil, an interested parent or a member of the local community I hope that you will find our site informative and illustrative of the breadth and quality of education on offer at Foyle College.

Patrick Allen

Principal

Sports Day 17

Foyle College sports day took place yesterday, pictures are now available from the gallery from link below, Sports day was another great success, thanks to all students and staff who took part, and organised this great event. 

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Macmillan Cancer Research

'Well done to 9A who raised £676 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. A big Thank-You to everyone who supported this worthy cause'.

Famine Friday!

On Friday 2nd June Foyle College Junior School students participated in Famine Friday!  This event saw some students  voluntarily giving up a meal or two during the weekend.  The  purpose of this event was to have empathy with young people in Africa who very often go without food on a daily basis.  We were delighted to welcome Father  Miningi from Tanzania to give a talk in assembly to the students.  He informed them of the hardship faced by people their age in Tanzania. 

Children very often have chores to do before school, like fetching water, so are often up at 5.30 am.  Once they have finished their chores they may run to school, which starts at 7.30am.  rarely would the family have enough food to give them breakfast at home.  In school they are entitled to a meal at school twice a week (if the school can supply the meal).  In times of famine, they may return home to a very small, or no dinner at all.  Every second 3.6 children die in the world due to hunger and hunger kills more people every year than TB, Malaria and AIDS combined.  The event was a total success and the students raised more than £500.

Protégés of Peace Lawrenceville School

Protégés of Peace: The Northern Ireland Scholarship at the Lawrenceville School

Mr Allen congratulates Sophie, Year 14, who has been awarded one of two places on the prestigious Protégés of Peace Scholarship to America.

The Scholarship's mission is to enable two students from Northern Ireland to spend a year living and learning in the highly diverse and opportunity-rich environment of the Lawrenceville School, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA.

Founded in 1999, the Scholarship has sent high-achievers who show great promise, leadership, and interest in study abroad, across to Lawrenceville where they have gained unique experiences living and learning amongst other young people from across the US and the world.

Previous Scholarship recipient Jack Taylor, class of 2015, looks back his time in Lawrenceville with ‘the fondest of memories’…no doubt Sophie will have the same positive experience!

Scifest 17

Yr8 pupils enjoyed a range of STEM based workshops at Scifest yesterday at St Mary’s College.  Our Yr10 team came home with the Maths and Science trophy and also the Seagate Science Award for their  project ‘Scoop on Stroop’  which they presented - Well done!

 

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