Year 8 STEM club 2016

Year 8 STEM club has had a busy year  with pupils completing projects ranging from dissecting owl pellets to making copper sulpate geodes.   A seaweed workshop  from the Lough’s Agency  ensured all pupils understood the wide range of uses it had, even as a food ingredient and the local environmental officer will be conducting a bat workshop and mammal trail with pupils in June to mark the end of another STEM club year. 

Pupils have had the opportunity to choose and complete  many science based activities of interest to them which fall outside the practicals  conducted during class time- making bath bombs, investigating hydrogels, making glues!… This term some STEM club members have extended their project work and we are looking forward to attending Scifest in June- watch this space! Looking forward to a new set of enthusiastic Yr8 pupils come September.

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Salters festival of Chemistry 2016

Congratulations to Charlie Norje 8D, Molly Hannaway 8D, David Donnell 9A and Katie House 9B

Who came 2nd out of nine schools competing in the College Challenge at the North West Regional College, yesterday 18th May 2016.

Summer Soirée

Foyle College PTFA presents...

A Summer Soirée in Fahan

Monday 23rd May @ 7.30pm


Hosted by Mrs Phil Ryan, former proprietor of 'The Red Door'

Enjoy an evening of culinary expertise, dining and entertainment with friends of Foyle College.

Tickets, priced at £10, are available from Mrs J. Galbraith on a first come, first served basis.

Peace Scholarship to Lawrenceville

Arriving in Newark Airport on the afternoon of 1st September – I had little idea as to what was ahead of me! There I was greeted by Mr Bill Freitas, a teacher at Lawrenceville, who had offered to drive us (myself and Peter Sheerin, St Columb’s College alumni) from the airport to the school campus and help us settle in. When we arrived on campus, the first impressions were very good and I was astonished by the sheer beauty of the campus; an 800 acre landscape, with housing, school buildings, tennis courts, solar fields, golf course, farm(!), etc.

Settling in proved relatively easy as everybody was very welcoming and teachers understood we were suffering from jetlag. Compared to A-Levels, schoolwork was manageable and I had time go to the gym every day. However, during the second month I began to experience homesickness…I wasn’t in America for a holiday. It felt difficult at times (especially trying to adjust to American culture and Lawrenceville’s Saturday classes), but knowing that home was just a facetime away made it so much easier.


Year 10 pupils learn more about the events of 1916

As part of their investigation of events during the Decade of Centenaries, all Foyle College Year 10 pupils visited the Somme Heritage Centre. They learned about the Irish contribution in World War One.  

At least 70 Foyle College old boys lost their lives in the Great War – many of them at the Somme.  In History lessons, pupils have been investigating the events of 1916 – particularly the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme and have gained a greater understanding of the complex nature of Irish politics at this time.

 Six Foyle pupils have also been involved in the Journey Together Project with 11 other local schools, where they have explored the controversial issues surrounding commemoration of important centenaries.


Lough's Agency Foyle Ambassadors Programme

Loughs Agency has provided an excellent opportunity for young people and have planned to run the next programme so as to coincide with the Foyle Maritime Festival so that Foyle Ambassadors will graduate on the main stage during the final night of the event (17th of July) as well as getting the opportunity to take part in many exciting initiatives during and after the festival.

There will many excellent opportunities arising out of participating on the coming programme and hope you will  it as an opportunity not to be missed!!

For more information see our latest update video

And check out our website to apply!

Northumbria University evolve workshop

Northumbria University evolve workshop.

NWRC’S Careers academy are pleased to invite you to the Northumbria University adding Value to your UCAS application event on either the 3rdor the 4thof May 2016.

Student Services are pleased to link you to the following invitationand tickets available through ‘getinvited’ :

There are 120 places each day and the benefit to students is that an additional 16 UCAS points will be accredited to students who participate and achieve.


Tree of Knowledge

Year 12 had a very motivating presentation by Ben Best (Tree of Knowledge) called 'laugh in the face of exams'.  The aim was to promote the development of a positive mindset towards handling the pressures over the next few weeks.  The Year 12 had some very positive feedback on it:

"Tree of Knowledge has helped me to understand I am not limited by what others think I should do and to not set 'reasonable' targets but to aim for what I really want."

"It has helped me to think more about my future and how my brain works at stressful times like exams"

"Tree of knowledge has helped me to realise what I want to be and the fact it won't be easy to get there, you have to believe in what you think and not feed off other people."

"Tree of knowledge has helped me to understand that to think positively you need to be positive.  I now realise that anything is achievable.  I am educated about exam stress and the steps which need to be taken in order for me to succeed."

Year 12 Hospitality

Year 12 Hospitality pupils presented a cheque today to Mrs Sharon Devine from Foyle Women’s Aid.

The girls raised £150 from by organising a school function for staff as part of their GCSE Hospitality course.

Well done to all involved!