Holocaust Memorial Day

It was an honour to be involved in the regional event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in the Millennium Forum on Thursday 25th January. At the event victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides were remembered through poetry, music and the reflections of survivors.

Our Head Girl, Erika McClelland, who is also a Holocaust Educational Trust ambassador gave a speech about our links with Edith Birkin. Edith is a Holocaust survivor who attended Londonderry High School. She has published a book of poetry and art about her experiences during the war.

Our Head Boy, Matthew Austin, read Edith Birkin's poem "Roll Call".

Work by Foyle pupils was displayed, alongside Edith Birkin's artwork, in the foyer of the Millennium Forum and a copy of her book was presented to the school by fellow Holocaust survivor Dr Martin Stern.

 

Music Rehearsals Jan 2018

Music rehearsals will begin on Monday January 15th as follows:
 
Monday
Senior strings (1.05-1.35)
Junior Traditional Group (1.05-1.35)
Senior Choir (3.30-4.30)
 
 Tuesday
Junior Jazz Band (1.05-1.35)
Senior Jazz Band (3.30-4.30)
 
Wednesday
Junior Choir (3.30-4.30)
 
Thursday 
Junior Band (1.05-1.35)
 
Friday
Junior Strings (1.05-1.35)
Senior Orchestra (1.05-1.35)
 
All members of these rehearsal groups MUST attend ALL rehearsal this term as we only have 9 rehearsals until our Spring Concert. Failure to attend will result in contact with parents.
 
 Pupils taking part in rehearsals will not have time to use the canteen & therefore MUST bring a packed lunch which they can eat in the music room.
 
Late bus will be available for pupils at 4.50p

Bar Mock Trial 2017

 

The Bar Mock Trial team who took part in the Citizenship Foundation competition in the courthouse at the weekend. 

NCS Success 2017

Nine pupils from Foyle College graduated from the local National Citizen Service Celebration, hosted at St. Columb’s Park House last night. The event recognised the achievements of the participants of the programme, particularly their involvement in Social Action Projects locally.

NCS allows young people to participate in adventure activities, helps them to develop new skills, and enables them to carry out Social Action Projects within their local community. Graduates will receive a signed certificate from the Prime Minister, as well as a 50 hour Millennium Volunteer Award at their regional graduation in Belfast later this month.

Well done to our pupils and thank you to Darragh Graham, National Citizen Service Coordinator, for enthusing our pupils during school assemblies and throughout the duration of the scheme! 

KS2/3 Differentiation Training

Thank you to Eileen Rowntree, EA Advisory Teacher, who delivered comprehensive cross-phase training on differentiation strategies today.Eileen helped lead professional dialogues, introduce practical strategies and equip teachers with a bank of resources to embed within their lessons.

Blackout

 

The Lyric Theatre, in conjunction with the Department of Justice NI, presented ‘Blackout’ to our Year 12 pupils this afternoon.

Written by Davey Anderson, the play tells the story of James, a young man from a dysfunctional family. The death of his grandfather results in James’ dabbling in drugs and alcohol – a path which leads him to court and a possible custodial sentence.

With an atmospheric soundtrack by Chris Warner and physical theatre sequences, this high-energy production was followed by a Q&A with a panel of young people with first-hand experience of custody and the judicial system.

A truly moving, hard-hitting production that will leave a lasting impression upon our pupils.