Junior Badminton Cup

Massive congratulations to Kyle who defended his Junior Badminton Cup at the Champion of Champions event in Lisburn. Kyle has won this event for 5 years in a row.

A special mention has to go to Ellie, Emma and Robert who all played very well. Robert made it to the Semi-Final, a tremendous achievement considering he was playing against Year 10 pupils within the Minor event.

 

Explore Enterprise

Year 9 pupils who participated in the ‘Explore Enterprise’ Seminar which was hosted by Mr Ron Kelly from Young Enterprise.  ‘Explore Enterprise’ is an exciting and engaging way to in to the Entrepreneurship Unit in Employability

Dr Martin Stern

We were privileged to welcome Holocaust survivor Dr Martin Stern to Foyle College.  He addressed Year 11 - 14 History and Year 14 Religious Studies students.  All pupils were then given the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session where Dr Stern candidly described his early life in Nazi occupied Europe.  
 
This was a chance for pupils to look beyond the facts and figures of their History and Religious Studies lessons, and to truly appreciate the effects of the Holocaust on ordinary human beings. 
 
We are very grateful to the Executive Office and The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust for facilitating Dr Stern's visit.  His tour of local schools is part of a wider project which will culminate in a Holocaust Memorial Day event in the Millennium Forum on 25th January 2018.  
 

Schools Organ Competition

We are pleased to announce that Foyle College have been chosen as the winners of the Guildhall Organ Festival Schools Organ Competition and will receive a Viscount Chorum 40S organ for the new school. The entry included an application from the school, attendance at an organ workshop of 5 senior pupils - Charlotte Davis, Emily Gwynne, Katie House, Zara Glenn and Naomi Lawther.

Following the workshop pupils took part in an interview with members of the Royal College of Organists, Viscount Organs and Derry-Strabane District Council.

Congratulations to all concerned.

B.O’Somachain.

Yr10 Seagate Science Conference

A group of Year 10 students attended the Seagate Science Conference on Friday 20th October at St Mary's College. There was opportunity to attend a variety of interactive workshops giving students a flavour of some STEM related career opportunities.

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Nomination of Parent Governors

The Board of Governors of Foyle College is due to be reconstituted in January 2018. The Board has 27 members, and along with Foundation Governors, DE Governors and Teacher Governors it includes 3 Parent Governors. The work of the Board of Governors is carried out primarily in three sub-committees – Education, Finance and House & Estates – whose decisions are then ratified by the full board.

Click Here to Download Parent Governor nomination form