Year 11 Students attend the 49th Annual BT Young Scientist Competition 9th - 12th January 2013
The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is a prestigious nationwide competition. Students from throughout Ireland are given the opportunity to submit Science and Technology based projects for exhibition in the RDS in Dublin. Over 3000 entries from across Ireland were submitted to the judging panel in the first round of the competition this year. This was then reduced to a final group of 550 entries.
This was the first time that our Science Club members had entered this competition and two student projects were selected for the final list of entries chosen to showcase at the event.
Well done to Lauren mc Laughlin who impressed with her project on ‘Swimming Pool Chemistry' and to Vanessa Hutton and Jenny Gray who were highly commended for their project ‘Catechol Oxidase in Potato Extract'. As well as the 550 student projects on display, there were four exhibition halls filled with exciting and innovative science and technology based exhibits and entertainment, making it a thrilling event for our students.
All three students were a credit to their school and have sown the seeds of interest for other Science Club members to submit entries next year.
Celebrations of the Gasyard
The Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum won the ‘Best Health Project' in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards in 2012. In December, Lumen Christi College, who are part of the Extended Schools Cluster group, and have benefited from accessing the BBHF facilities, were invited to attend a celebration at the Gasyard.
A group of Year 13 students, accompanied by Mrs Anne McKeever and Miss Amanda King went to the function. They were treated to lunch and a bit of entertainment by local comedian, Noel McBride.
From left to right: Miss Amanda King (Health Education Co-ordinator) Paul O'Donnell, Laura McGuinness (BBHF), Ciara Casey, Anna Kindlon, Claire Bradley, Aoife Rodgers and Mrs Anne McKeever (Extended Schools Co-ordinator).
Parent Volunteers wanted to help out on Open Day
Open Day is on February 3rd 2013, we would like some parents to volunteer to meet and greet primary seven pupils and their parents in the school canteen. If you can spare an hour on that day from 2.30-5.30pm, please contact Dr Ferris at the College before January 25th.
On 21st December Past Pupils Damian Mc Ginty, Ben Kelly and Oran O' Carroll visited the College and we had a very entertaining morning! Pupils and staff were star struck! We wish all three much success in 2013!
Rachel stars in Late Late Toy Show!
Rachel Xu Year 8 appeared on this year's Late Late Toy Show at the end of November. She is pictured here with Ryan Turbidy the show's presenter.
Examinations Timetable January 2013
For information regarding the details of the forthcoming internal examinations for all pupils please select the link below. I would ask you to take note of these arrangements and review your son's /daughter's individual timetable with them so that they can make appropriate use of study time at home.