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Choosing Science 18

All Yr10 pupils participated in our ‘Choosing Science’ event on Monday 12th February. Pupils were inspired by a wide range of science ambassadors from the local community who presented their experiences to the pupils, ensuring pupils are more informed as they move forward with subject and career choices this year. Representative scientists from the Lough’s Agency and Seagate were very welcome and it was great to see past pupils Katie Christie who is currently working in the field of gene therapy and Laura McElhinney, who is working in the engineering field at Seagate. Software developing, building engineering and experimental medical research from QUB were also represented. Please Click Here  view further pictures from the day. A ‘robotics’ workshop from Sentinus was also on offer as a supplementary activity in the afternoon.
 

Knights of Columbanus Public Speaking Competition

Congratulations to Emma, Nicole and Hannah who will represent Foyle College at the regional final of KoC Public Speaking Competition.

Today, the girls’ speech on the bars and walls faced by young people was both inspirational and informative, receiving high praise from the adjudicators.

Well done, girls! 

Personal Economics

Personal Economics brings financial capability to life. In this programme students are challenged to consider the ups and downs they will face in handling their own financial futures. Participants get a hands-on introduction to credit and debt, savings, investments and budgeting. Students work individually and in groups through a series of fun activities. Personal Economics provides an understanding of their role in society and the economy as consumers, employees, taxpayers, investors and borrowers.

Human Library Project

Year 11 and 12 School Council Members, alongside pupils from Lumen Christi , enjoying an informative and interesting session with the Holywell Trust’s ‘Human Library Project’ this morning

DJ Workshop

Congratulations to all our Year 8 pupils who took part in our very enjoyable DJ Workshop on Wednesday Feb 7th. The event was hosted by Kwa Daniels CEO of Bounce Culture. Bounce Culture are a team of creative industry facilitators who are passionate about empowering young people to connect with their “Inner Rhythm” by taking part in musical activities that encourage daily happiness and self-expression. Other skills developed through the art of DJing include:

 

  • Improving Confidence and Self –Esteem
  • Assertiveness
  • Understanding of peer pressure
  • Personal Motivation
  • Learning to cope with stress
  • Developing Teamwork Skills.

Seagate's slice of Pi workshop


 

The ICT Department hosted STEM Aware today.  Year 10 pupils had a great afternoon taking part in Seagate's slice of Pi workshop.

 

Tyndall Schools Lecture 2018

 

Year 12 Physics students attended the annual Tyndall Schools Lecture this week, in the company of 200 pupils from visiting schools. ‘The Physics of the Circus’ was presented by James Soper, juggler and uni-cycler extraordinaire!

Year 11 Examinations February-March 2018

On each morning, report to your form room for registration. Then, report to the sports hall at the time shown in the first column for each exam – 9.05 for the morning session, 11.35 for the midday session and 1.40 for the afternoon session.

Any gap between this time and the start of the exam can be spent preparing and revising. Pupils entitled to extra time will be given this through added time at the start and/or end of the sessions. Art & Design and Music exams will be in their respective classrooms.

If you do not have an exam in a session, then you may revise at home. If you choose to prepare in school, then you are to use the study hall for revision when there is a gap in your schedule. You must sign out, at the office, if you are going home after an exam.

You must plan to be present for all your papers – the real GCSE exams have very strict rules regarding this and we are trying to make our school exams as realistic as possible. If you are ill and unable to attend, you should contact the school to make alternative arrangements.

 

Report to Hall

Mon 26th Feb

Tue 27th Feb

Wed 28th Feb

Thu 1st Mar

Fri 2nd Mar

9:05

 

 

Maths T3/T4

9:40 – 11:10

 

 

English Lit

10:10 – 11:10

History

9:55 – 11:10

Geography

10:10 – 11:10

Maths T6

(Pupils doing 1-year Maths)

     9:10 –11:10

Digital Technology

10:10 – 11:10

Health & SC

RE (Full)

9:40 – 11:10

Business St

9:50 – 11:10

Geology

10:10 – 11:10

 

11:35

 

 

English Lang

11:45 – 12:40

 

French

Spanish

11:50 – 12:40

Geography

(Pupils doing History)

Music

Technology

11:40 – 12:40

Spanish

(Pupils doing French and Physics)

11:50 – 12:40

Digital Technology

(Pupils doing Maths T6)

11:40 – 12:40

Geology

(Pupil doing Re Full)

Hospitality

PE

11:40 – 12:40

 

1:40

 

Chemistry

Science

2:15 –3:15

Physics

2:15 – 3:15

Spanish

(Pupils doing French)

2:25 – 3:15

Geography

(Pupils doing History and Music or Technology)

Technology

(Pupil doing Music)

2:15 – 3:15

Biology

2:15 – 3:15

RE (Full)

(Pupils doing Health)

1:45 – 3:15

Business St

(Pupils doing Health or RE)

1:55 – 3:15

 

Young Writers’ “Stranger Sagas”

Congratulations to our sixty-seven Key Stage 3 pupils who have been selected for publication in the upcoming Young Writers’ “Stranger Sagas” collection. With over 40,000 entries nationally, it was essential that each of their 100 words were chosen carefully!

We are sure you will agree that each of our budding writers deserve recognition and we cannot wait to proudly showcase their published work in our new Library!