On Thursday 18 April 2013, pupils and staff from Foyle College were delighted to be invited to attend the Great Hall in the Magee campus of the University of Ulster to listen to an interview between Professor Brandon Hamber, Director of INCORE (An International Centre for the Excellence for the Study of Peace and Conflict) and Honorary Graduate, and Nobel peace laureate His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
This interview was part of the “Life Stories” series, which are interviews with prominent Universityof Ulstergraduates and honorary graduates who have excelled in their chosen sphere. These one-to-one discussions offer audiences a rare opportunity to hear the personal account of the life and achievements of distinguished alumni. In October 2000 the Universityof Ulsterawarded His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters for his outstanding contribution to peace and reconciliation.
Throughout the course of the Autumn and Spring term, twelve AS Level Business Studies pupils enrolled on a Sage @ School Instant Accounts course. The on-line course gave pupils the opportunity to build skills, knowledge and competencies in the use of the Sage Accounts programme, which is widely used by accountants. The Year 13 pupils entered both Book 1 and 2 exams which covered nominal, sales and purchases ledgers, VAT returns, bank reconciliation and the recording of customer and supplier invoices and credit notes. In Book 2, Christian Catterson, Andrew McElhatton, Jason McFaul Aran Muttu achieved Distinctions, with scores of over 90%.
Congratulations to all those pupils who sacrificed two Private Study periods each Wednesday morning to attend this enrichment class.
Junior Rugby Tour
On Tuesday the 12th of March, the U14 rugby team left for Edinburgh for our annual rugby tour guided by Mr Barnett, Mr Stewart, Mr Funston and Mr Orr. We were all very excited and were looking forward to playing our matches. We had 3 fixtures organised, George Watson College, The High School of Glasgow and Edinburgh High School. As well as our rugby matches we had lots of other activities to look forward to.
Une Troupe Théâtrale Française Visite Foyle College
On Tuesday 19th March we were very privileged to have a French Theatre Company in school, who performed for our pupils in Yrs 9 and 11. Their performance was called Le Bon Roi and, to the great delight of the audience, some of our very own talented linguists had starring roles in the production, too! A wonderful learning experience, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
‘C’était fantastique!’ les élèves de Foyle College