Hope Beyond Hurt

Year 9 students along with Steve Wessler, key speaker at the ‘Hope Beyond Hurt’ conference that took place in the Holywell Building on Bishop Street. The pupils were participants in Student Leadership Training on April 14th, focussing on creating respectful schools and communities by reducing bias, bullying and mistrust.

They were excellent ambassadors for the school, demonstrating leadership and willingness to spread the message of unity in Foyle.

Derry Feis

Congratulations to the Foyle College pupils who successfully competed in the Derry Feis over Easter.

Lauren Holmes, Year 9, was awarded 3rd place in the KS3 Public Speaking Competition for her speech on Facebook. The audience were intrigued and amused by her depiction of social media.

Chloe McCarter, Year 8, came 2nd in the same competition. Her controversial speech questioned whether teachers should wear a uniform!

Both girls are to be commended for their hard work in the lead up to the competition. Well done! 

Travelwise NI competition

Travelwise NI competition to be in with the chance of winning one of six £100 One4all gift vouchers.The competition marks Walk to School Week 2015 (May 18 – 22) and to enter pupils simply need to fill in a short survey on their methods of travelling to school before the closing date of Friday May 22.

Survey link:

Find out more on how to enter and terms and conditions here:

National ICT Day

A national event to encourage more 15-18 year olds to study technology related degrees will return to Londonderry this April, delivered by the Tech Partnership in conjunction with the Department for Employment and Learning, Invest NI, Momentum and Sentinus.

Up to 400 post primary students are set to attend the National ICT Day, held in Millennium Forum to learn about the exciting career opportunities offered by Northern Ireland’s technology sector. The event is part of the highly successful Bring IT On campaign, which focuses on giving young people an insight into Northern Ireland’s fastest growing and most dynamic sector.


School Disco

Junior school pupils enjoying disco which raised £467 for Childline



Colour Run

Foyle staff and pupils took part in the Foyle colour run in glorious sunshine on Sunday 22nd March, to raise funds for Children in Crossfire.  Brilliant event!!

Under 18 football team

Congratulations to the Under 18 football team who have made it through to the final of the Ulster Schools’ Subsidiary Competition.  They defeated Edmund Rice College 2-1 in a closely contested semi-final played at Moyola Park.  Foyle trailed 1-0 with only a few minutes to go, but Jack McNeill (right of picture) managed to grab an equaliser to take the fixture to extra-time. 

The winning goal came from  a through ball from Alex McDonnell, with Sam Hughes (also pictured) rounding the keeper to score.  The final is due to be played after Easter at Ballymena Showgrounds – further details to follow.  

Junior Magistrates

Year 10 pupils who participated in the Citizenship foundation Junior Magistrates’ competition in Laganside courts on 21st March 2015.  


YLink student card

Peter O'Hare from Translink's marketing department visited our Year 14 pupils this morning to outline their YLink student card. Students were extremely impressed by the potential discounts and the information should help them to save money when they move to third level education.

We thank Peter for his information and worthwhile visit!