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Meeting with Irish President and Prince of Wales

Foyle College’s Head Boy Adam McElhinney and Head Girl of Lumen Christi travelled to Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin. There they met with the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Royal Guests, Prince Charles and Camilla.

The President invited the pupils to the meeting with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to discuss their advocacy work as part of the ‘Amazing in Space’ peace initiative. As champions for the voice of youth, they organised a peace concert at the Eikon Centre Maze for over 4000 young people on the 21st September 2016, International Day of Peace

Summer Soirée in Fahan 2017

The PTFA would like to extend a huge thank you to Mrs Phil Ryan for hosting a cookery demonstration and reception in her fabulous sea view home in Fahan.Continued thanks to the staff, parents and friends who support the PTFA in their fundraising. 

 

Europe Euro Quiz

 

Pupils from Foyle College had a great day at the Opportunity Europe Euro Quiz and they loved their goody bags!

 

Yr8 STEM Club recap 2017

Year 8 STEM Club had its last meeting just before easter and enjoyed a high attendance of 20+ pupils weekly throughout the year.  Please click on the link to the gallery to view more photos of the activities completed this year. Pupils have had the opportunity to choose and complete  many science & technology based activities of interest to them which fall outside the practicals conducted during class time - making bath bombs, making& testing glues, dissecting owl pellets, robot building !…. making a notebook holder, spaghetti tower building and copper sulfate geodes to mention a few!

 

Click Here to View Gallery Recap 2017

French Debating Competition

Foyle College win the Sixth Form inter-schools French Debating Competition! Foyle –captained by Susanne Marshall, picked up the shield after a full day’s competition at Queen’s University. The win marked a ‘first’ in the school’s history.

 

 

 

The team – Susanne Marshall, Abbie Baird and Mark Robinson pictured with the headmaster Mr Allen, Head of Department Ms McAuley and the French assistant Angelique Mazuy.

 

Foyle College AWARE

This is Foyle College's Mental Health Awareness Week which has been organised by the Sixth Form Health Committee.  We have a range of events taking place all week.  The most significant is our 'Cycle to Break the Cycle', where we have been raising awareness of the charity, 'AWARE NI' and its role in supporting persons who are affected by poor mental health, and are coping with Depression and Bipolar disorder. 

Members of pupils and staff are cycling from Monday to Friday, during school hours to raise funds for this worthwhile charity. 

Our itinerary includes: PIPS training for pupils on 'Healthy Minds' and 'Resilience', and 'Prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm' for parents, programmes from AWARE and ZEST, Healthy Eating workshops and 'Friday Feeling' where we will have music played across the school at intervals.

We wish to promote good mental health.  Our aim is to provide coping strategies for dealing with stress and instil resilience in every pupil at Foyle College.

PIPS Workshop March 28th

Year 13 pupils working on their resilience skills with the PIPS trainers, as part of our programme to help prevent self-harm and suicide. Parents are invited to a workshop on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm in senior school

Resilience Workshop

Year 11 pupils engaged in their Resilience workshop on Tuesday with the PIPS team. They were working on developing their positive mental health skills, and learning how to Look-Listen-Link to help prevent self-harm and suicide. Parents, please join us for your workshop on Wednesday evening 29th at 6.30pm in senior Assembly Hall.

PIPS Workshop

Pupils from 9B at their PIPS (Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide and Self-harm) HEALTHY MINDS workshop on Monday.

Parents training will take place on Wednesday 29th at 6.30 pm in the senior Assembly Hall – all welcome!