Ulster Youth Choir

Congratulations to our senior choir members who following recent auditions have been offered places in the Ulster Youth Training and Ulster Youth Choirs. A great achievement. Well done! Training Choir Jodi Desmond (Year 11) Ryan Johnston. Laura Miller. Any Kilgore. Katherine Leeson. Laura Hegarty. Rachel Newhouse. Megan Strain (returning member) Caoimhe Greenberg (returning member) Ulster Youth Choir Blake Gray (year 14)

Ready, Steady, Cook VS. Can’t Cook

Foyle College’s PTFA hosted ‘Ready, Steady, Cook VS. Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook’ on Thursday, 18th February, to raise money to support school-based activities. The evening’s entertainment was a huge success with the Red Applies, comprising of Mrs Dougherty, Charlie Allen, Mr Allen, Jack Kelly, Mr Duffy and Rosie McGonagle, conquering their rivals, the Yellow Pineapples who consisted of Mrs Foster, Ellie Goodman, Mr Gault, Aimee Kennedy, Mrs Allen and Mark McLaughlin.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: FloGas, Bridie’s Chippy, Adair’s Waterside and Nando’s

International Day of Peace

As representatives for Foyle College, Adam McElhinney and Sophie Doherty travelled to Stormont to speak with policy makers from the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, as well as having additional  talks with John O'Dowd MLA, the Education Minister and Martin McGuinness, the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

Alongside Reverend David Latimer, James Nangle (Lumen Christi) and Megan Doherty (St. Mary's), they lobbied for funds for Co-operation Ireland's 'International Day of Peace' event at The Maze Prison Long Kesh.

In collaboration with other Youth Ambassadors from post-primary schools in the city, Adam and Sophie have been working on designing a logo for 'The International Day of Peace'. The event is scheduled for the 21st of September 2016, with over 400 schools from across Northern Ireland participating. 

Year 14 Dublin Trip

Year 14 pupils visited Dublin as part of their Partition of Ireland A2 course.  They toured a number of significant sites including Dublin Castle, the National Museum of Ireland, Leinster House, Croke Park and Glasnevin Cemetery. Everyone found the trip really beneficial and the amount of information absorbed will hopefully be reflected in fantastic examination results in the summer!

Many thanks to Mr Quigley for arranging the trip.

Mrs Dougherty.


Journey Together

Journey Together – North West Schools Jointly Remembering the Centenaries, 2016.”

Year 10 pupils who were selected to represent the school in the centenaries project.  They will attend seminars and educational visits throughout 2016 to deepen their understanding of the The Easter Rising the Battle of the Somme.

Young Enterprise 2016

Young Enterprise - Year 10 Project Business Seminar – Thursday 4th February 2016  
Project Business brings the world of business and enterprise to life.  It provides a dynamic and eye opening experience for Year 10 students as they take on the role of a small business for the day.  On Thursday 4th February 2016, the Year 10 pupils attended a half-day business seminar successfully co-ordinated by Gail Hamilton (Training Manager) who was ably assisted by the AS Level Business Studies students.
 After a few ice-breaker games to get the pupils ‘warmed up’, the Year 10s were soon gaining an insight into enterprise and an introduction to GCSE Business Studies.  The pupils explored a range of key business concepts through a variety of practical group-based activities, such as setting up their own bead making business.  The teams of pupils had to buy various materials from their suppliers and create beaded bracelets to sell to customers.  The pupils also learnt about health and safety in the work place and quality control.  Following this activity, the pupils had to demonstrate how they would deal with an incident of bad publicity in their business.  


Year 13 QUB School of Management

Year 13 AS Level Business Studies pupils who attended the QUB School of Management Taster  Programme

on Wednesday 27th January 2016.

YPI event

YPI is an organisation that grants money to community-based social service charities each year. The charities that receive the money is decided by pupils in school-based philanthropy projects. Year 14 pupils at Foyle College had the opportunity to make contact with a charity that they thought deserved a £3000 prize from YPI.
Six groups of pupils were chosen to go forward to the finals, which were held on Wednesday 20th January. Each group provided information on their chosen charity and told us about the good work that could be done if their charity were to win £3000.
The charities that the groups chose to represent were RNIB, Foyle Sailability, St.John’s Ambulance NI, Children in Crossfire, Foyle Down Syndrome Trust and The Phoenix ADHD Project.
Although there was close competition, Lydia Cullen, Aaron McFarland and Amy Gardiner were selected as the group with the best overall presentation and therefore won £3000 for The Foyle Down Syndrome Trust. 

YR10 Choosing Science Event

YR10 Choosing Science Event

Year 10 spent the morning with science ambassadors from a wide range of science related industries to help inform them further about their GCSE choices. 






Student Leaders’ Congress, Dublin

Foyle attends the Student Leaders’ Congress, Dublin
Foyle College is currently an Ambassador School working to promote positive mental health amongst its pupils.  As such, a group of Year 11 and 12 pupils joined over 4000 students from across Ireland at the annual Student Leaders Congress at the RDS in Dublin on Thursday 14th January.The  aim of the Student Leaders’ Congress was to promote positive mental health; encourage help-seeking behaviour in young people; and put forward the Cycle Against Suicide message that ‘It’s ok not to feel ok, and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help’.
The Congress brought together students and teachers from all over the island of Ireland in an inspiring and energetic forum comprising celebrity speakers, live entertainment, discussions and much more.
This was very much a student-led event whereby a large portion of the day involved students: discussing projects they have engaged with, providing entertainment, conducting peer interviews and interacting with a range of mental health organisations exhibiting on the day.The theme of this year’s Congress was ‘Together We Can.’