Cross Country Feb 2013

Foyle College cross country team have had a fantastic beginning to the new cross country season, with an excellent performance at the oakgrove college cross country event on the 25th January 2013 and the district cross country championships on the 05th of February. 

A total of 23 Foyle College students competed across 7 cross country races ranging from 1500m – 4500m.



STEM Navy visit

Thursday 31 January at Springtown when Royal Navy conducted a Stem based workshop to Yr10 pupils. This generated a greater understanding of the work carried out by the Navy and pupils had the opportunity to find out the science behind how gas turbine blades were designed for efficient fuel consumption alongside  other tasks which promoted both their mathematical and communication skills.



Foyle Chess

Foyle chess players were made most welcome when they played against Lumen Christi College in a chess tournament on Wednesday 6th February. Although it was a close-fought competition, Foyle lost 9-8, with the last match ‘timing out’ during the Foyle player’s move.

Special mention must go to Gary McKinley, who won his match in ten moves, and also to Michael Hayden, who is instrumental in organising these events.

Danske Ulster Schools Cup Match Report


Foyle and Londonderry College hosted a Portora Royal team they had played twice already this season.

IMG_2153_518x346The results from those games stood at one each so this one was sure to be a close encounter. So it turned out to be with the Foyle team winning the game by 31-24. Foyle College started the match strongly and dominated the first half. Foyle opened the scoring through their winger David Lapsley. This try was converted by Ulster Under19 player Neil Burns to give the Foyle College team a 7-0 lead. A short time later Foyle extended their lead to 14-0 through an interception by their centre, Ryan Curry, who ran in for his first of three tries. Once again Neil Burns converted the try to put the Foyle College team into a 14-0 lead. Just before half time the Foyle team scored the third try of the game through Ryan Curry. Once again, the try was converted by Neil Burns to give Foyle a 21-0 half time lead.


Carol Service Pictures


This years Carol Service was a great success, thanks to the talent of Foyle students who made it a magical night to remember, pictures from the evening are now available from the read more link. Thanks to Mr Moorcroft for the pictures.



Jazz Night Saturday 9th March


Jazz Night UPDATE Change of Date and Venue

Saturday 9th March

Organised by the Parents' Association and featuring the school's  own excellentJazz Band at the Tower Hotel

European Day of Languages

Pupils and staff at FoyleCollegecelebrated European Day of Languages in style this year. Their action-packed programme included a Year 8 competition; a lunch-time French cookery class, and presentations on Franceand Spaingiven by native speakers. The highlight of the day was an extended assembly, during which all the items - drama, songs, hymns and psalms, were conducted in French and Spanish. Un grand succès! 



Demand Action On Sads



Please sign the petition at the link below to encourage the government:

To raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death in the young (SADS)

To set up a screening programme for all young people between 12 and 35.

To place defibrillators in all public buildings, and provide training in their use.



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We are delighted to be able to share with you something of the character and life of our school and the successes enjoyed by our pupils as we help them to grow academically, athletically and artistically enabling them to fulfil their potential both as members of the school community and as contributors to society.

Whether you are a current, former or prospective pupil, an interested parent or a member of the local community I hope that you will find our site informative and illustrative of the breadth and quality of education on offer at Foyle College.

Patrick Allen