Seagate Summer School in Computing and Engineering
The School of Computing and Intelligent Systems at Magee is holding a one-week summer school in computing, electronics and web related technology. The event runs from June 30th - July 4th 2014 and is aimed at 14-16 years olds. The day begins at 9:30 and finishes at 4:30 (3:30pm Friday). As part of the event, the students will complete a 5-credit point module (University Credits) titled 'Introduction to Technology' from which a certificate is awarded on completion. See flyer for details.
Foyle International (formerly Foyle Language School) have an opportunity for our students to experience other cultures and practice their language skills!
They are recruiting families to host our international students this summer. Students come to their school to learn English for a period of 2-6 weeks and prefer to be accommodated in a host family. This means that they have the chance to experience real Irish hospitality and learn about our culture, food and language while in a home from home environment.
Foyle International welcome students from all over the world, including Turkey, Spain and France. It is a fantastic opportunity for local families to widen their horizons, get to know other customs and traditions, and for those interested in foreign languages, a chance to practice with a native speaker. It also looks great on your Curriculum Vitae and UCAS applications!
The organisation will always be in contact with our families, and we offer telephone numbers for staff members to be contacted outside of office hours. So if anyone has any questions or concerns, we are here to help!
Lumen Christi College have included a PDF copy of this for you to look at.
They would also encourage students to get in touch with them at the school over the summer period for cross-cultural activities such as kayaking and music nights. We welcome locals to participate in all our activities.
Congratulations to Sean Herron Year 13
Sean Herron Year 13 is this year's winner of the Sixth Form Education Studies Essay Competition organised by Stranmillis College. The panel of judges was impressed by the depth of insight, originality and quality of writing, which gave his essay the edge over several other very strong contenders in a very tight competition.
Sean will be presented with a certificate and the General Teaching Council prize of £200 at the annual Prize Giving Ceremony on the 3rd July at Stranmillis College.
Well done Sean!
Lumen Christi College Raise Funds for Macmillan Cancer Support
Representatives of Lumen Christi College PTA present a cheque for £600 to Marie Magee Macmillian Cancer Support. This was the proceeds of a coffee morning held on Saturday May 10th by the PTA in the school and also a staff coffee morning the following week.
Lumen Christi Netballers Travel to Glasgow!
Lumen Christi College pupils participated in City of Derry Junior Netball Club tour to Glasgow from 2nd to 5th May 2014. All members of the club who travelled to Glasgow enjoyed Netball training sessions alongside Glasgow Regional Teams and played against a number of Clydeside teams. One of the highlights of the trip was a match against the Scotland Netball squad.
Pupils enjoyed the weekend of sport and welcomed the opportunity to further develop their Netball skills as well as making new friendships. Many thanks to Mrs Gillespie who organised the trip.
Year 8 and 9 Gaelic Team Narrowly Defeated After Valiant Effort
Danske Bank Mallon Cup Final - St Columban's, Kilkeel 6-7 Lumen Christi, Derry 5-7
Lumen Christi had played 5 games to reached this stage and despite a great effort just fell short. Ben McCarron scored a fantastic 4-5 in total with the other goal coming from Tom McLaughlin. Next year they will compete in the Ennis Cup and their performance this year augers well for the future. The players can take great satisfaction in knowing they contributed to a very entertaining final. Well done boys! Better luck next year!
The link below contains highlights and a match report from the final.
PTA Coffee Morning
USSAA District C Track and Field Championships 2014 7th May Antrim Forum
Students from Year 8-14 travelled to the Antrim Forum to take part in the district athletics competition, 55 students in total competed and all can be proud with their performances.
The school came away from the competition with 3 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 4 bronze, with 16 athletes qualifying for the Ulster Championships.
Jack McCloskey - 200M and 400M
Amy Jackson - 800M
Erin McDevitt - 200M
Aaron Swedian - 200M
Matthew Mason - Long Jump
Claire Dougherty - Triple Jump
Niamh Watson - High Jump and Triple Jump
Grainne O'Hara - Triple Jump
Michael Melarkey - 800M AND 1500M
Fintan Stewart - 800M AND 1500M
Fiona Mallett - Triple Jump
Gemma Mullan - Long Jump
Junior boys relay team won their heat with an excellent run and narrowly missed out on the bronze medal in the final (Aaron Sweidan, Mark Sharkey, Michael Logue, Matthew Mason))
The PE department would like to congratulate all athletes who participated they did the school proud on such a dismal morning.
Year 14 Leavers pictured at their Valedictory Mass, at a reception afterwards and at a party before their departure.
The Spanish Department ran their annual Lasco Quiz with the Year 9 and 10 Spanish classes before the Easter break and a total of £145 was raised for this very worthy cause. Surafel Flynn, Matt Doherty, Ian Doherty and Diarmuid Baker 10B achieved the highest score overall and each received a Foyleside voucher. Well done to all students who took part. ¡Enhorabuena y gracias a todos!
KS3 students who received Silver Merits Certificates for Term 2
Pathways to Peace Initiative in First Derry Presbyterian Church
Kaitlin Boyle delivering a speech at the Pathways to Peace Initiative in First Derry Presbyterian Church. Watching on are Rev David Latimer, Civil Rights US Congressman John Lewis and Nobel Laureate John Hume. Kaitlin addressed the United States Peace and Faith Institute and invited guests.
Credit Union Leadership Award
Orla Kearney being presented with her Credit Union Leadership Award by Patricia Doherty, Chairperson Derry Credit Union. Orla received this award for her commitment to the Morning Prayer Initiative and the witness to her faith that she gives to the younger students in the College.
Nathan and Jude Win Debating Cup
Congratulations to Nathan Lee 8D and Jude Mullan 10D who were awarded the Lumen Christi College Junior Debating Cup. In a fiercely fought final, the boys were awarded the prize, just pipping their opponents, Ava Wilson 10D and Dhohalika Bade 8B, by a small margin. Well done to all of the finalists and good luck in future debates.
Students from Lumen Christi College who present Róisin O'Hara from Trócaire with a cheque for £2890 that was raised during a recent sponsored fast. Congratulations to all who participated. This money will now be doubled by the Government and will go a long way towards supporting Trócaire's Water Campaign of 2014.