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CREATIVE LIASONS BETWEEN ARTISTS AND SCHOOLS

As part of our City of Culture year artists were invited to visit and work alongside local students. Kate Newman a creative writer/artist worked with some of our senior school students to creatively combine text and photography. This work along with others from various local schools was displayed at the London Street Gallery during October

 

 

Survey Access to Technology

 

I would like to invite ourstudents to take part in a survey by  GCSEPod, which is designed to take a snap shot of mobile technology used by 14-16 year olds in Northern Ireland.

The intention is simple: to explore what access to technology students studying for their GCSEs currently have, and how they perceive how it might help their studies now and in the future. 

 

Click here to open survey

Foyle College Football Club

 

Foyle College Football Club kicked their season off to a great start with all three teams progressing to Round 2 of their respective Northern Ireland Cups. The Under 14s played away to St Patricks, Lisburn and come away with a comprehensive 9-0 victory. The Under 16s travelled to play Monstown and won 5-2, while the Under 18s entertained St. Patricks, Dungannon and won 6-3.

Pictured from left to right are Steven Mills (Under 16 Captain), Gareth Connor (Under 18 Captain) and Oisin O’Connell (under 14 Captain).

Have your say!

 

Have Your Say!

 

You’re familiar with Ebrington Square, but it’s just part of a 26 acre site.  Tell us what you would like to see there, click on the link below to have your say

 

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European Day of Languages 2013

 

Pupils and staff at Foyle College celebrated European Day of Languages in style this year. Their action-packed programme included a Year 8 competition, which addressed the question Why learn a language?; a lunch-time French cookery class; and presentations given by native speakers on France and Spain. The highlight of the day was an extended assembly, during which all the items – speeches, psalms and prayers were conducted in the school’s principal languages - French, Spanish and English. Un grand succès!

NationWide Shooting

 

Our Shooting team travelled to Bisley in Surrey for an annual Nation Wide shooting competition, performing exceptionally well and winning the Royal Irish Rangers Cup, breaking Campbell College’s unbroken run since 1990. Shooting was at 300, 500 and 600 yards. Jamie Price won an individual prize at 300 and he and Jack Gibson qualified for master shot badges.

 

Jack Gibson

Laura Lee Barr

Kyle Miller

Ethan Smith

Stuart Fulton

Aaron Feathers

Adam Feathers

David Lecky

Jamie Price

Stephen Doherty

Sports Day 2013

Foyle College Sports Day 2013 was another fantastic day for ourstudents and staff, who took part in track and field events at our Junior School campus. The weather was mixed but this did not dampen the students spirits, with many long standing event records being broken. Pictures from the day are now available from link below

Junior Magistrates UK Final

Best of luck to our Junior Magistrates who are competing at the UK National Finals in Nottingham on Saturday 22nd June.   Thanks again to the PTA for their very generous donation towards the cost of the trip.

French trip 2013

 

Year 10 French Trip 2013

This year’s annual French trip took place from the 9th – 13th June 2013.  The action packed trip gave Year 10 pupils the opportunity to use their French in an authentic environment, to marvel at the beauty of the impressive sites of Paris and the surrounding area and to visit some of the most popular tourist destinations. 

Monday involved an impressive tour of the Stade de France, where pupils and staff had the privilege of not only seeing around the grounds but also of visiting the dressing rooms and the Presidential Box.  This was followed by a visit to Chartres and the Château de Versailles. 

Day two was the long awaited trip to Disneyland.  Pupils and staff spent 14 hours going on all the famous rides before being treated to a spectacular lights and fireworks display for the 20th anniversary finale.

Wednesday allowed pupils to appreciate many of the sites of Paris.  The day began with a trip to the top of the Eiffel tower followed by a boat trip on Les Bateaux Mouches, before a leisurely afternoon around the Notre Dame.  The day finished with a coach night tour of Paris and a meal in a typically French restaurant.

On Thursday there was just some time for some last minute shopping in Val d’Europe before heading to the airport early to thankfully avoid any of the strike chaos which had been affecting airports throughout the week.

All pupils and staff had a fantastic time and pupils gained a lot from being able to communicate in French and from seeing the size and beauty of the famous landmarks in real life.