Foyle College's PTFA welcomed parents and guardians to an informative presentation from Mary McLaughlin, a NEXUS representative, who presented an alarming account of the dangers associated with sexting, cyber relationships and online grooming.
Mary delivered real life examples of children and adolescents who were, often innocently, endangered as a result of their online activity.Her advice is that parents should always friend request their children on social media sites, monitoring their online activity and communication.The message for all young people using the Internet is simply: "Online communication should always be suitable dialogue for the family table if you are surfing safely."
A sincere thank you to NEXUS for their informative presentation, one that will be delivered to our Post-16 pupils in the coming weeks.
NEXUS' office is situated on Clarendon Street, where they offer additional guidance and support to members of the community.
Yr 12 & 13 students enjoying a career presentation on creating a new generation of H&S professionals by Mrs Jackie O'Niell
Congratulations to Debbie Hawthorne 8C & Sophie Young 11D for winning the Hairspray poster competition.
This morning, Stephen Savage from New Driver NI delivered a presentation aimed at 17 years olds who are about the begin driving.Stephen reminded the pupils of the pledge they should make to themselves each time they get behind the wheel, to always
- drive SLOW
- drive SOBER- SECURE all passengers
- put mobile devices on SILENT - have SHARP vision
This, coupled with real life accounts of tragic teenage road deaths, proved to be an informative and worthwhile experience. We thank Stephen for his time and the excellent resources he distributed to our pupils.
Congratulations to our pupils Abbie Smith, Katie Smith & Laura Hegarty who performed in concert with Bronagh Gallagher on Saturday Sept 26th in the Millennium Forum. All proceeds from the concert went to the Foyle Hospice.
The annual Junior Chamber Voice of the Future event took place last night in the Northern Ireland Science Park. Voice of the Future is broken up in to two categories (13-15 & 16-18) and Foyle College had highly confident participants in both; Chloe McCarter (Year 9), Jason Nolan (Year 14) and Blake Gray (Year 14).
Special congratulations to Blake Gray who was a winner in his section, presenting an engaging speech entitled 'Derry City is a great place to start a business'.Well done to all involved and a special thank you to Chris Gray, Junior Chamber President, for continuing to organise this enjoyable event.
A huge thank you to our PTFA for their much needed donations to the school at the end of June. Shown in the photograph is Mrs Sarah Guthrie receiving an iPad from PTFA Chairperson, Mrs Diane Leeson. Also included are Ms Lisa McAuley, Mrs Jayne Kane and Mrs Fiona Feeney.
In total the PTFA financed 11 iPads, 4 Apple TVs, an A3 Visualiser and Printer and an annual magazine subscription to subject areas including Geography, Home Economics, Modern Languages, PE, Art & Design and Special Educational Needs. The PTFA also made a sizeable donation of £20,000 to help support the school’s extra-curricular provision.
During the current school year the PTFA are hoping to raise funds to support the deployment of iPads to teaching staff to be used to enhance learning and teaching. Everyone on the staff appreciates the support given by the PTFA and would encourage all those associated with Foyle College to get involved and support their events.”