Voice of The Future
Blaise Smyth came 2nd in the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, Voices of the Future, Public Speaking competition which was held in the Millennium Forum on Tuesday 19th March. Blaise is a Year 12 pupil in the college and he received a prize of £50 and a trophy.
LASCO Spanish Quiz!
The Spanish Department would like to thank all pupils in years 9 and 10 who recently took part in the Annual Spanish LASCO Quiz. They raised £125. The winners were from 10B - Gemma Mullan, Orla Boyle, Katie Sweeney and Rionagh Devine. Well done to all!
Year 14 Students Receive Pope John Paul II Awards
On Tuesday 19th March twenty seven of our Year 14 students were presented with the Pope John Paul II gold award by Monsignor Eamon Martin at a ceremony in the Millennium Forum. The Pope John Paul II award is given in recognition of Parish and Outreach work carried out by the students over the past year. Well done to the students!
Stock Market Challenge 2013 Year 11 Global Investor competition
On 25th January Mr. Ryan accompanied 10 of our budding stock brokers from Year 11 to this year's North West Stock Market Challenge organised by Young Enterprise NI at St. Mary's College, Derry.
Our students were required to work in teams to increase the value of a starting fund by buying and selling shares in 12 companies and 3 commodities, basing their decisions on news stories broadcast whilst the game was in play.
Shea Nicell and Jonathan Gardiner won a trip for their class to a trading room workshop at the School of Management, Queen's University and Carol-Ann McConnellogue won a prize for her report on the ethical trading that took place.
Congratulations to all the students and organisers involved for an enjoyable day.
Year 13 Chemistry Students Have the Winning Formula
On Saturday 9th March Aoife Carson, Claire Bradley & Paul O'Donnell competed in the regional final of the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Competition in Stranmillis College and came a very close second winning £400 for the Chemistry Department! This is a very prestigious competition in which we have been placed every year for the past five years and indeed have won on two occasions. We are delighted that this year's team have also done us proud. Well Done!
Camerata Ireland Workshop
Our senior orchestra students took part in a workshop featuring four professional string players from the esteemed Camerate Ireland Orchestra. We had the opportunity to listen to range of instrumental music from a variety of eras and styles, and to interact with the players on an informal level. We particularly enjoyed learning about the music of composers that we study from our A-level syllabus such as Bartok and Stravinsky. A relaxing but informative experience was had by all!
"An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day"
Friday 1st March was Lumen Christi's Walk to School Day. The rain clouds stayed away, as many of our staff and pupils participated in the event. Not only did the walk enable them to fulfil part of the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day, it also gave them the opportunity to take in the beautiful sights along the City's walls!
Success in Public Speaking Competition
On Tuesday, 5th March 2013, eight KS3 pupils represented the school at the Home Accident Prevention Foyle, Public Speaking Competition. We were delighted when three of them secured the top three places. Aoife Bradley 8C came 1st and won £50, Kate Martin 10B came 2nd and won £30, Maryann Pierse 10D came 3rd and won £20. The standard was extremely high and the pupils' achievement is to be especially commended as the competition had attracted 30 entrants from schools across the city. The school was also awarded a cheque for £100.
Eleven Pupils are Selected to Travel to China in July!
11 pupils from the school have been selected to go on a Football trip to China during July. This trip will take place from 15th - 30th July 2013. Three days will be spent in Beijing and the remaining eleven days spent in Hanban Province. The primary focus of the trip is for the pupils to play football and to receive football coaching. However, this trip will also afford pupils the opportunity to participate in Chinese sports and experience Chinese culture. The pupils will be accompanied by ten adults.
The pupils selected are:
Yr 9 - Thomas Bradley, Surafel Flynn, Matt Doherty and Jude Mullan
Yr 10 - Michael Philson, Eoin Mattewson, Thomas O`Hagan, Emmett Heaney and Eoghan Bradley
Yr 11 - Shea Nicell and Sam McLaughlin