Year 9 Students Complete Heartstart Training!
Congratulations to our Year 9 students who recently completed their Heartstart training as part of their Pastoral Programme.
‘Heartstart' is a peer education initiative coordinated by the British Heart Foundation which teaches students simple skills which can be used in a life-threatening emergency in order to help save lives.
Under the direction of Ms Paula Fleming (Head of PE), Year 13 students, as trained junior life-saving instructors, successfully taught over 120 Year 9 pupils what to do in a life-threatening emergency.
Students were shown how to assess an unconscious patient, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as well as what to do when presented with an emergency (checking for danger, calling for help and dialling 999). The hands-on workshop also provided Year 9 students the opportunity to practice the skills they had developed and perform CPR on the ‘Resusci Annie' training mannequins.
Many thanks to our Year 13 instructors and Ms Fleming for providing such valuable and important training.
Lumen Christi College PTA AGM
Lumen Christi College PTA AGM will take place on Wednesday 24th April 2013 at 7.30pm in the College.
Meeting of New Members
All parents/carers are very welcome to attend; refreshments will be served.
Capturing Our Culture"
A Year 8 pupil from our College has secured the top prize in the Years 8-10 category in ‘My Culture' Competition organised by Derry City Council. Throughout the Derry City Area 300 pupils participated in this competition which encouraged young people to identify with their culture through a poem, a story or a piece of Art. Sarah Henderson 8C penned a magnificent poem entitled "My City". This poem captures the imagination of our city throughout the years. We are also delighted to have secured 2nd and 3rd place; Emma Hughes 8B and Orla Hughes 9C. Sisters, Emma and Orla entered beautiful pieces of Art work identifying different aspects of our culture that is important to them. A number of other pupils also received certificates for excellent entries. All prize winners will attend a prize giving ceremony in the Everglades Hotel on Monday 13th May. Congratulations to all our winners, and to our Learning for Life and Work and Art departments for their participation.
Lumen Christi College Still at Top of Exam League!
We are delighted that the College has again topped the Belfast Telegraph League Table based on GCSE results published on Monday 8th April 2013.
Congratulations to our students and staff and a big thanks to our parents for their commitment to our academic ethos.
Annual Ski Trip to Switzerland
The annual Lumen Christi ski trip to Switzerland took place on 3rd to 10th March 2013. Once again the venue was Gstaad, with the group staying at the Haut Lac Centre. 50 Year 9 students were accompanied by 5 members of staff from the College. The vast majority of students were first time skiers and it is a credit to their perseverance, not to mention the excellent tuition provided by the Haut Lac staff, that by the end of the week all of the students were accomplished skiers and were able to ski all over the mountain.
The ski conditions were excellent this year with an abundance of snow, but, unfortunately not enough sunshine, which meant that ski tans were somewhat of a rarity. The students had an action packed day, which involved a scenic journey by train to the slopes through the snow covered Alps. They spent five hours skiing each day, culminating in a highly competitive slalom race on the last day. It was remarkable to witness what were at the beginning of the week novice skiers, who didn't know how to put on a pair of ski boots, carve in and out of slalom gates by the end of it. At night, pupils were kept busy by participating in a number of activities organised by the Haut Lac House Staff. On the last night pupils took part in an award ceremony in which they received a certificate indicating what ski level they had attained and the results of the slalom race were announced, which sparked off good natured banter between both staff and pupils.
All in all, it was a very enjoyable trip with many pupils describing it as the best week of their lives. The trip proves to be a real character building experience for the students. For most it is the first time away from their families for any real length of time and they learn some valuable life skills, like perseverance, looking out for others and coping outside of their normal comfort zones.
With Saint Columba Into the Future
Italian Exchange Trip 2013
Students from Astori College arrived in Derry at ten o'clock on Friday the 1st March. On Saturday morning they did a tour of the Derry Walls and visited The Tower Museum. On Sunday, Irish and Italian students visited the Giant's Causeway after a cooked breakfast at the school, and made stops at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle. On the Monday the Italians came to school with us, "following" their host partner from class to class. We all went bowling on the Monday night. On Tuesday the Italians visited Glenveagh National Park. On Wednesday, we all went to Belfast for a day of shopping. On Thursday, the last full day, the Italians spent the morning in class with us and then went horse riding after breaktime. That night we all enjoyed a farewell dinner at Da Vincis to celebrate the exchange.
By Maeve Mc Laughlin
CCEA Celebrating Achievement Award
John Mulhern was awarded first place in A level Chemistry in the June 2012 exams. He is pictured here receiving his prize at the CCEA Achievement Awards.
John also gained third place in A level Geography. We wish him every success with his medical studies in Aberdeen!
La Chenille Affamee
On Monday 15th April, 3 Year 8B pupils; Ronan Dale, Hannah Mc Laughlin and Jenny Mc Laughlin, accompanied by Madame Mc Menamin attended a French story-telling workshop at Foyle College. Pupils from both schools participated in group activities based on the famous children's story La Chenille Affamée (The Hungry Caterpillar). Pupils also got the opportunity to enjoy a small drama performed by Year 9 students at Foyle College based on Monsieur Rapide et Monsieur Lent (Mr Busy and Mr Slow) from the Mr Men range of books. The pupils involved really enjoyed the experience and Lumen Christi College French Department hopes to host a similar event in June.