Local Heroes

As part of the Great War remembrance, 38 Brigade have marked this anniversary by setting different ways to engage with the public as well as the youth. One of these programmes was titled Local Heroes, this was sent out to all Cadets to enter with the programme being split down as CCFs and  Sea Cadets in one category and the other category between the  Army Cadet detachments.

The event happened yesterday at Palace barracks with Jacob Galbraith, Adam Feathers and Jamie Bankhead presenting their story to a panel of 8 judges from 38 Brigade,two of which were local Historians.

The guys did very well indeed with strong opposition from all the CCFs in the province as well as the Sea Cadets. It was far from an easy group especially as Campbell used their past pupil that was awarded the VC and Bangor quoted a local sailor that fought in the Battle of Jutland in HMS Caroline.  After speaking to the judges it was very close battle between ourselves and RBAI, with the guys being piped into second place but they received great praise and a large around of applause from the panel.

RJ Gibson, Foyle College CCF



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Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

A-Level English Literature students visited Seamus Heaney’s hometown and burial site during a shared education trip with Lumen Christi College. Pupils from both schools thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and their engagement with the poet’s contextual background will further prepare them for their summer examination. 


Lego League 2014


Lego League 2014

Congratulations to those who represented the school at the First Lego league in W5 on Tuesday 2nd December winning the prize for ‘Best Core Values.





Shakespeare School Festival

Congratulations to the cast of Henry V who participated in the Shakespeare Schools Festival in the Waterside Theatre on 12th November.  The performance was exceptional and a true testament to the hours of dedication and hard work put in by everyone.  Staff, pupils and family members in the audience were captivated by the poignant interpretation of the play and the ability of all actors to perform Shakespeare so professionally.


Science focus Week 2014

The Year 8 Science focus week created lots of excitement  during November- parents can access photos of  pupil workshops on offer which included rocket making, jelly lenses, rat dissection, Invista visit, Lough’s Agency visit and fun chemistry by Clicking here

Formal 2014

On Friday, 28th November, the Year 14 pupils celebrated their Annual Formal Dinner Dance at The City Hotel. The theme was 'James Bond', and the occasion was thoroughly enjoyed by all guests! We would like to thank The City Hotel for their hospitality. 


Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Sixty Year 12 English Literature pupils made the journey to Omagh on Tuesday, 25th November, to enjoy Omagh Academy's production of 'Blood Brothers'. This dramatic portrayal will further equip them for their forthcoming GCSE examination


Citizenship Foundation Bar Mock Trial

A team of fifteen year 12 and 13 pupils took part in the Citizenship Foundation Bar Mock Trial competition on Saturday 22nd November in the High Courts in Belfast.  This is a prestigious competition and sixteen schools from around Northern Ireland took part.  We were very grateful to receive support in our preparations, from our barrister mentor, Mr Ciaran Roddy.   
Foyle faced stiff opposition from Coleraine High School, Victoria College and Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College in their three rounds.  Foyle won two out of three of their cases and were very evenly matched against Coleraine High School who ended up progressing to the final.
The team are to be commended for their hard work and dedication in preparing both cases to such a high standard.  As all of the pupils in the team will still be with us next year, and are now experienced in the competition, the future looks bright for Bar Mock in Foyle College!
Well done everyone!


Public Speaking

Congratulations to Blake Gray, Adriana Chiquito and Jenny Boanca who represented Foyle College at the 'Language Through Our Faith' Public Speaking competition at Thornhill College on Thursday, 24th November 2014.

Their topic was '1000 friends on Facebook, but is digital friendship real friendship?', and they approached it with enthusiasm, dedication and strong opinions!They received glowing feedback from the adjudicator and very narrowly missed out on first place to St Columb's College.

Their dedication is to be commended and they were applauded as great ambassadors for our College.