Gopher Science Event 2017

The Gopher Science lab event was enjoyed this morning with the primary 6 pupils from Newbuildings , Eglinton, Lisnagelvin and Drumahoe enjoying their  innovative Science investigations presented to them by Year 10 pupils. STEM Aware helped coordinate proceedings during the morning. Well done to all pupils. 

 

 

PIPS

As part of our positive mental health initiative, we are delighted to welcome trainers from the Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide and Selfharm (PIPS) to school from 20th-29th March. They will work with pupils from years 9, 11, 13 and 14 to deliver “Healthy Minds” and “Brilliant Me” workshops.

Sufficient funding was secured to include a training session for parents, which will take place on Wednesday 29th March from 6.30-9.30pm Senior School . This suicide prevention training programme is based around the PIPSLookListenLink model and helps parents identify the signs their child may be distressed. It teaches them an effective way of communicating with a young person who is distressed and how to ensure their child gets the help and support they need. Please visit https://www.pipsprogrammes.com/school-programmes-c232yfor more information. No booking is required, we look forward to seeing you at this most worthwhile event.

Self Harm Awareness Day

To mark Self Harm Awareness Day (1 March), the Public Health Agency published information about  services available for people who self-harm, including  telephone numbers for a service called 'Self-Harm Intervention Programme' (SHIP) , and booklets for people who self-harm and their families.

This service is available for children aged 11 -18 years and their families. Children are referred to this service via their G.P., however parents/carers can contact the service directly for advice and support. The link below takes you to this information.

http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/services-available-people-who-self-harm

History Competition Junior School Pupils

We look forward to seeing your imaginative and interesting posters or reports!  The winning entries will be displayed in our Foyle College exhibition at the Siege Heroes museum.  This exhibition will run from April – September.

 
Your job is to create an imaginative and informative poster or report to celebrate 400 years of our school!
 
There are so many details you could include –
 
Key historical events which impacted on the life of the school.
Sporting achievements.
Significant individuals who attended Foyle.
Memories from relatives who attended the school, or your own feelings about your school.
 
 
PRIZES
1st place: £30
2nd place: £20
3rd place: £10
 
 
All three winning projects will be displayed in a museum exhibition celebrating 400 years of Foyle College. This will run in the Siege Heroes Museum (next to the site of the original Free Grammar School at Society Street) from Easter until September.
#Foyle400

Altnagelvin Area Hospital

Year 13 pupils who attended the Information and Interactive Event for those interested in a Career in Medicine or Dentistry  at Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Thursday 9th March.

Pupils were given the opportunity to speak with medical professionals covering a wide range of areas such as ENT, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Radiology, General Surgery, Suturing, Paediatrics, General Practice Cardiology and Psychiatry.

 

 

World Book Day Winners

Congratulations to our Key Stage 3 pupils who recently completed a Readathon challenge and Literacy task. Thank you to the school’s PTFA for providing book vouchers for each of our fifteen winners, pictured below. 

Translink yLink Presentation

Thank you to the helpful staff from Translink who helped register our Year 14 pupils for their yLink cards this morning. The student card will allow our pupils to access significant discounts when they begin third level education or employment in the coming months.