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Recent Outstanding Artistic Successes

 To coincide with the Turner Prize and as part of the City of Culture 2013 year, CCEA decided to select a small number of recent A level work from across the country to display at the Void Gallery.

We are rightly proud that three of our talented students, Inge Swiegers, Joanne Struthers (both Yr.13)  and Richard Magee (Yr.14) all had pieces selected and were recognised for both their innovative approach and the thoughtful concepts behind their artwork. Worth noting that no other school in the country achieved more than this success.

 

Joanne Struthers followed this up with further success when she claimed 1st prize in the ‘Positive Mental Health’ Photography Competition (U18 section) which was part of World Mental Health Day. Along with Joanne, Laura McElhinney(Yr.13) and Cody Chambers(Yr.12) had their entries selected to be part of the Western Health Trust 2014 Calendar.

                Congratulations on a job very well done.

 

With funding from the Sorrell Foundation Jordan Finlay, Louise Hulleman and Sara Douglas(all Yr.12) were, along with some other local GCSE students, chosen to take part in a Saturday Art and Design Club at the North West Regional College. As part of this course they are having master classes with various leading professional artists and designers. Also, they recently went on a trip to London to visit the Tate Modern Art Gallery and to see a piece of their own work exhibited at Somerset House, along with work from some other young people from across Britain.

 

 

Digital Survey ILEX

ILEX, the urban regeneration company, in conjunction with Foyle Learning Community, is undertaking an online Digital Survey of school children between 11 and 18 years to determine the access pupils have to digital media. It’s important that all secondary schools in the Derry City Council area take part in this online survey.

Pupils from each participating school will be entered into a draw and one person from each participating school will win a Microsoft Surface Tablet & Keyboard. The survey closes on Friday 13th December 2013.

 

Please find below a link to the online Digital Survey:

http://ilex-urc.fluidsurveys.com/s/DigitalMediaSurvey/

Survey Access to Technology

 

I would like to invite ourstudents to take part in a survey by  GCSEPod, which is designed to take a snap shot of mobile technology used by 14-16 year olds in Northern Ireland.

The intention is simple: to explore what access to technology students studying for their GCSEs currently have, and how they perceive how it might help their studies now and in the future. 

 

Click here to open survey

Foyle College Football Club

 

Foyle College Football Club kicked their season off to a great start with all three teams progressing to Round 2 of their respective Northern Ireland Cups. The Under 14s played away to St Patricks, Lisburn and come away with a comprehensive 9-0 victory. The Under 16s travelled to play Monstown and won 5-2, while the Under 18s entertained St. Patricks, Dungannon and won 6-3.

Pictured from left to right are Steven Mills (Under 16 Captain), Gareth Connor (Under 18 Captain) and Oisin O’Connell (under 14 Captain).

Have your say!

 

Have Your Say!

 

You’re familiar with Ebrington Square, but it’s just part of a 26 acre site.  Tell us what you would like to see there, click on the link below to have your say

 

CLICK HERE

Sports Day 2013

Foyle College Sports Day 2013 was another fantastic day for ourstudents and staff, who took part in track and field events at our Junior School campus. The weather was mixed but this did not dampen the students spirits, with many long standing event records being broken. Pictures from the day are now available from link below

Junior Magistrates UK Final

Best of luck to our Junior Magistrates who are competing at the UK National Finals in Nottingham on Saturday 22nd June.   Thanks again to the PTA for their very generous donation towards the cost of the trip.

French trip 2013

 

Year 10 French Trip 2013

This year’s annual French trip took place from the 9th – 13th June 2013.  The action packed trip gave Year 10 pupils the opportunity to use their French in an authentic environment, to marvel at the beauty of the impressive sites of Paris and the surrounding area and to visit some of the most popular tourist destinations. 

Monday involved an impressive tour of the Stade de France, where pupils and staff had the privilege of not only seeing around the grounds but also of visiting the dressing rooms and the Presidential Box.  This was followed by a visit to Chartres and the Château de Versailles. 

Day two was the long awaited trip to Disneyland.  Pupils and staff spent 14 hours going on all the famous rides before being treated to a spectacular lights and fireworks display for the 20th anniversary finale.

Wednesday allowed pupils to appreciate many of the sites of Paris.  The day began with a trip to the top of the Eiffel tower followed by a boat trip on Les Bateaux Mouches, before a leisurely afternoon around the Notre Dame.  The day finished with a coach night tour of Paris and a meal in a typically French restaurant.

On Thursday there was just some time for some last minute shopping in Val d’Europe before heading to the airport early to thankfully avoid any of the strike chaos which had been affecting airports throughout the week.

All pupils and staff had a fantastic time and pupils gained a lot from being able to communicate in French and from seeing the size and beauty of the famous landmarks in real life. 

Foyle Hospice

Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run  is coming soon, It’s taking place on  Sunday 16th June at 1.30pm. Any girl who’s interested in taking part should pick up a registration form in the office and return by Friday 30th May along with the £7 registration fee. you can contact Miss Barr for more information