Congratulations, Ryan!

Everyone at Lisneal College would like to offer huge congratulations to our very own Ryan Dunn on being named Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for the city of Londonderry. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to see Ryan grow into the fine young man that he is during his time with us at Lisneal College. Ryan joined us in Year 9 and has gone from strength to strength. He is a credit to himself, his family, the Army Cadet Force and, of course, #TEAMLISNEAL. Well done, Ryan. Enjoy your moment!

#ProudAsPunch of Jessica

Small actions can make huge statements. Today year 9 pupil Jessica found a secret Santa gift on her school bus and handed it into our school office. Mr Allen was able to locate its owner, a pupil from Thornhill College, who was delighted that it was found and returned. This clearly demonstrates what integrity is- doing the right thing. Well done to Jessica; we are proud that you are a Team Lisneal member!

2nd PSC Report

This morning all pupils received their 2nd PSC pastoral report for 2019/20 from their form teachers during morning registration. Congratulations to the overwhelming majority of our pupils who achieved ALL PRAISES in their report, signifying an exceptional attitude to learning in all subjects with the focus and determination to succeed.
REMEMBER: Decide. Commit. Succeed.
The pupils who were awarded all praises were treated to a celebration box this afternoon to acknowledge their achievement. We are almost certain that none of this chocolate made it the length of home for anyone concerned!

Short Story Competition

Mrs Peoples presented all the pupils who entered the Radio Ulster competition ‘Two Minute Tales’ with certificates to recognise their efforts with short story writing. A special mention goes to Paige Molloy who made it through to the final 25 of 1300 entries – what an incredible achievement for her! #NOLIMITS

The overall internal school competition winners were as follows:
1st prize: Paige Molloy
2nd prize: Lucy Simpson
3rd prize: Jennifer Heath

Seven Oaks Care Home

Year 12 Health and Social Care pupils have been doing a lot of work recently with Seven Oaks Care Home as part of their coursework and also to raise awareness of dementia in the community. We are working to become a dementia friendly school and have had residents visiting us for the Celebration of Christmas. Yesterday, Amy and Kerry had the pleasure of delivering gifts of home-made lap blankets to the residents in the home. The blankets were kindly crafted and donated by members of staff in school. Janice Pomeroy, Senior Care Manager, was delighted to receive the gifts on behalf of her residents and is looking forward to passing them on.

2019 Formal

Our annual school formal will be held in the Whitehorse Hotel on Friday 29th of November and the theme this year will be Masquerade. Tickets will be available to purchase in school from early next week. We are so excited for this wonderful event!!

Big News!

We asked our partners to help our young people achieve and they have DELIVERED!!! New Gate Arts will offer FREE GCSE English and maths tuition for our pupils aged 14-18. This is a fantastic opportunity for YOUR sons and daughters to excel and achieve crucial qualifications. Further details to follow. Huge thanks to Derek Moore, James Kee and the team at North West Cultural Partnership. #WEARELISNEAL

Cancer Research UK 24 hour Relay for Life

A massive well done goes to the pupils, staff, families and former pupils who represented #TEAMLISNEAL at the Cancer Research UK 24 hour Relay for Life. Many thanks to Mrs McCrudden, Lauren, Katelyn, Emma, Alex, Chloe, Emily and Holly for doing all the hard work. Thanks also to Steve McCrudden, Mrs McAvoy and Phillip, Mr Gallagher, Ms Pender, Mrs Donaghy, Mr Allen, Mrs McCorkell, Miss Brown and Mrs Wilson for keeping the baton moving for 24 hours.

Well done also goes to the pupils who represented local community organisations and businesses. A great day supporting Cancer Research and families living with cancer. #MakingADifference