Local Democracy Week

The middle school council had the opportunity to debate with local MLAs about issues pertinent to Derry.  Some of the topics discussed were the expansion of Magee College, cuts in education and the impact on youth in the city, addressing mental health and anti-social behaviour.

NEXUS Internet Safety Presentation

Foyle College's PTFA welcomed parents and guardians to an informative presentation from Mary McLaughlin, a NEXUS representative, who presented an alarming account of the dangers associated with sexting, cyber relationships and online grooming.

Mary delivered real life examples of children and adolescents who were, often innocently, endangered as a result of their online activity.Her advice is that parents should always friend request their children on social media sites, monitoring their online activity and communication.The message for all young people using the Internet is simply: "Online communication should always be suitable dialogue for the family table if you are surfing safely."

A sincere thank you to NEXUS for their informative presentation, one that will be delivered to our Post-16 pupils in the coming weeks.

NEXUS' office is situated on Clarendon Street, where they offer additional guidance and support to members of the community.

 

Poster Competition

   

Congratulations to Debbie Hawthorne 8C & Sophie Young 11D for winning the Hairspray poster competition. 

Career Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yr 12 & 13 students enjoying a career presentation on creating a new generation of H&S professionals by Mrs Jackie O'Niell 

New Driver NI

This morning, Stephen Savage from New Driver NI delivered a presentation aimed at 17 years olds who are about the begin driving.Stephen reminded the pupils of the pledge they should make to themselves each time they get behind the wheel, to always

- drive SLOW

- drive SOBER- SECURE all passengers

- put mobile devices on SILENT - have SHARP vision

This, coupled with real life accounts of tragic teenage road deaths, proved to be an informative and worthwhile experience. We thank Stephen for his time and the excellent resources he distributed to our pupils. 

Bronagh Gallagher Concert

 

Congratulations to our pupils Abbie Smith, Katie Smith & Laura Hegarty who performed in concert with Bronagh Gallagher on Saturday Sept 26th in the Millennium Forum. All proceeds from the concert went to the Foyle Hospice.

Voice of the Future

The annual Junior Chamber Voice of the Future event took place last night in the Northern Ireland Science Park.  Voice of the Future is broken up in to two categories (13-15 & 16-18) and Foyle College had highly confident participants in both; Chloe McCarter (Year 9), Jason Nolan (Year 14) and Blake Gray (Year 14).

Special congratulations to Blake Gray who was a winner in his section, presenting an engaging speech entitled 'Derry City is a great place to start a business'.Well done to all involved and a special thank you to Chris Gray, Junior Chamber President, for continuing to organise this enjoyable event.