What a fab photo of some of our NEW #TeamLisneal BOYS looking very sharp in their school uniforms this morning. Great boys with bright futures ahead. #MakingADifference
NEW YR8 INDUCTION: Mr Allen was delighted to open the doors of Lisneal College to such a large intake of new pupils. The induction morning offered our new pupils a flavour of the ‘Team Culture’ that we pride ourselves on having, whereby pupils are encouraged to set goals, work together and support each other whilst in school. #TeamLisneal BEACON SCHOOL
The 2017/18 school year began on Friday 1st September for our BRAND NEW yr8 pupils. We are very excited to have so many new pupils join our school with such promising futures ahead. We hope that the children enjoyed their induction morning and were delighted to see so many family members attend this most special day #NoLimits THE TEAM LISNEAL WAY
MAKING THE NEWS – Thanks to Derry Journal for highlighting our recent exam success. We are incredibly proud of the GCSE performance of our boys and want the world to know that they are reversing trends. #TeamLisneal Beacon School.
I am privileged to report that our year 12 pupils have achieved the best GCSE results in Lisneal College’s history. 87.5% of pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades. This is well above the most recent NI average. The % of pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C GCSE or Equivalent grades with English and Maths has increased by a huge 11%. It is important to also commend pupils who faced many challenges and achieved amazing successs by showing determination and dedication. For some young people a D-G grade can be a tremendous achievement and we should equally recognise such success. Therefore, I would like to take the opportunity to commend and thank you: the pupils, teaching staff, non teaching staff, Governors, parents and the local community for all your hard work and support. You are number 1!
Mr Allen & Mrs Wilson are very proud of Head Girl, Emma-Jayne, who achieved A*A*A at A Level. We believe that she personifies LC6 core value no.5:ASPIRATION as she worked exceptionally hard during her time at Lisneal College. Well done Emma-Jayne.
Many congratulations goes to our Science Department on representing Northern Ireland at the STEM LEARNING UK Enthuse awards held in the Houses of Parliament in London. The awards recognise commitment to developing STEM subjects and inspiring young people through excellence in learning and teaching. Head of Science, Mr Louden and Mr Allen attended the awards, and it was a very proud moment to hear ‘Lisneal College’ announced as the NI secondary schools’ representatives. Unfortunately we did not win the UK award, but we are very proud of our Science Department teachers and technician.
We recently welcomed Donall Henderson, Foyle Hospice Chief Executive, into Lisneal College. Our Health & Social Care pupils collectively raised money for Foyle Hospice by participating in the Copper Hunt which involved them taking coin boxes home and saving loose change throughout the year. Amy and Hollie were delighted to present Donall with their filled boxes and were keen to acknowledge the great fundraising effort of Yr12 pupil, Shantell Temple, who worked so hard to fill many boxes. Miss Bradley would like to personally thank Shantell for her wonderful effort and contribution made to the Copper Hunt throughout the year. #TeamLisneal COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Yr11 Pupil, Jodie-Lee, had her beautiful long hair cut on Thursday morning by her Grandmother, Valerie, and her closest school friends. Jodie-Lee is kindly donating 12 inches of her hair to ‘The Little Princess Trust’ who will use it to make and provide real hair wigs to children that have sadly lost their own hair as a result of Cancer treatment. There are no words to describe how proud we all are of Jodie-Lee, she is a fantastic ambassador for #TeamLisneal
Year 11 Geography pupils are photographed during their ‘Field Work Study’ to Magilligan, where they completed an ‘Investigation into River Features along the Curly Burn’ as part of their GCSE Controlled Assessment Task. Mrs Gibbons was delighted with her pupils’ wonderful attitudes to their work during this trip and said that they were a credit to #TeamLisneal