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 

New Driver NI 2017

As a follow up to the Letterkenny Roadsafe Roadshow, Stephen Savage from New Driver NI delivered an informative presentation to our Y13 pupils on road safety. Statistics, anecdotes and a handy magazine full of top tips for young drivers reinforced the cautionary messages, on the importance of driving responsibly, from last week. 

 

Roadsafe Roadshow

Year 13 pupils travelled to Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny, for the annual Roadsafe Roadshow. Pupils heard first-hand accounts of the repercussions of a road traffic accident for victims, families and the various agencies who attend the scene. During the sobering experience, professionals from the PSNI, An Garda Síochána and the National Ambulance Service recounted traumatic scenes they have witnessed within their roles. In addition, road traffic accident victims and their families gave honest accounts of how their lives changed in the aftermath of a single car accident.

Our thanks to Stuart Crutchley, Road Policing Education Officer, for continuing to facilitate this important Roadshow for our pupils. 

NCS Success

Congratulations to our Key Stage 4 and Post-16 pupils who have been successful in their applications to take part in the National Citizen Service's autumn project.The pupils will complete a residential during their midterm break and work with pupils from neighbouring schools to design, and carry out, a social action project.

Science and Technology Careers Fair

Year 12 Physics students with David Homfray of Culham Fusion Centre, who inspired them with his story of an unconventional route to a top career in a leading industry. Physics students who attended the Science and Technology Careers Fair in Belfast Met at the Titanic Quarter - discovering new pathways to rewarding careers.