Congratulations, 10I!

10I and their form teacher, Mrs Harkin, took part in the ‘Steptember Challenge’; to raise some money for Foyle Hospice. This involved them counting and recording their steps every day for the whole month of September. Close friends have family had been encouraging and supporting them to hit their daily goals, and by sponsoring them to help a charity that is close to their hearts. We are delighted to announced that they raised £200 In total.
Many thanks to Ailbhe Temple from Foyle Hospice who came to school this morning to receive a cheque for the money raised and to 10I and their Form Teacher for their kindess shown.
A special mention must go the the top 3 steppers:
1st Hannah Smallwoods
2nd Sam Allen
3rd Zac Simpson

Our FAB Dinner Ladies :)

It has been said that Napolean Bonaparte said, “an army marches on its stomach.” Well, these are the ladies that keep #TEAMLISNEAL going everyday in school. The ladies have adapted to meet the demands of our Covid 19 response and we are very thankful for their hard work and dedication to our pupils. They are normally such a shy bunch (cough, cough), so please give them a well deserved thumbs up! #wearelisneal

Katie and Nicole on UTV’s Lough Foyle

What a nice surprise it was to catch our very own Katie and Nicole feature in the UTV series, Lough Foyle. The programme focuses on the work of Foyle Ambassadors- a group of young people who are committed to learning about and protecting our river Foyle. You can catch the series on the ITV player. Well done, girls. Very inspirational indeed. #WEARELISNEAL

8L’s Pen-Pal Project

Over the past few weeks, Miss Mc Williams’ form class 8L have been taking part in a “Pen-Pal Project” with elderly residents at a Nursing Home in Newry. The pupils have been working very hard and have put in a lot of effort to write an individual letter to their chosen pen-pal. This is a lovely way to demonstrate our LC core values and is such a kind and thoughtful project to help put a smile on someone’s face during these difficult times!

Ruby was the overall winner with a lovely hand-written letter and a beautiful picture of Van Gogh’s Sunflower to go along with it!
Runners up include Sophie, Lewis , Mollie, Eli and Eva-May. Congratulations and well done to the whole class for their positive participation!

Let’s keep showing kindness to others during these difficult times! #8LKindness #MakeSomeoneSmile

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.