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2017 Bar Mock Trial

In December, Thornhill’s team took part in the regional heat of the Bar Mock Trial competition in Derry Courthouse.

Joint 1st Place in A-Level Geography in N. Ireland

On Monday 18th December 2017 Blessy Biji was recognised at the CCEA "Celebrating Excellence GCE Award Ceremony" at Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

Art & Design - Competitions

Congratulations to the Winners of our Christmas Card Competition 2017

Prestigious Award for Dairina

Congratulations to Dairina Nash (Year 13) for her participation in the winning of prestigious national award for a website, created by local young people living in care, to help others to gain access to health and well-being services in the Western Trust area.

Teddy's Tour of Christmas in Europe

Thornhill is now an active participant in eTwinning, a European Online Community set up to allow schools to find partners and collaborate on projects within a secure network and platform. 

Christmas Carol Service 2017

Our Principal, Ms Mallett, congratulated the Music and RE Departments and all those pupils who contributed to our annual Carol Service.

NI Netball Championship

Our senior team played in the quarter final of the NI Netball Championship yesterday against Glenlola Collegiate. They were absolutely brilliant and went on to win 29-16. The girls were wonderful ambassadors for our school.

Digital Literacy

A very successful Digital Literacy week was held in Thornhill College from the 20th-24th November to promote the digital literacy across the school.

Talk on Brexit

RTE’s European Editor Tony Connelly visits Thornhill College to discuss the subject of Brexit.

A-level French Film Day

Thornhill hosts a one-day Workshop on the classic French film 'Manon des Sources'.

Soroptomist Public Speaking competition

Congratulations to our Year 12 Public Speakers, Mehkha Saji and Caitlin Doherty, on their success in the 2017 Soroptomist Public Speaking competition.

Farewell to Miss Hamilton

Pupils and staff bid a fond farewell to former principal Miss Hamilton.

NI Anti-Bullying Week

Congratulations to Class 9E who were runners-up in the NIABF Anti-Bullying Week Competition 2017.

Bua na Gaeilge!

Congratulations to 3 of our pupils who achieved A* in GCSE Irish whilst still only in Year 8. This is a tremendous achievement!

Maith Sibh!

Congratulations to the Thornhill team which recently won 1st place at the Gael Linn Schools Irish Language Table Quiz!

Top Candidates in N. Ireland in CCEA Examinations

Congratulations to each of the Thornhill pupils who achieved Top Candidate Awards in the 2017 CCEA Examinations at A Level and GCSE Level

2017 City of Derry International Choir Festival

Congratulations to our Senior and Junior Choirs on their success in the 2017 City of Derry International Choir Festival.

'Wear it Pink' Day

On Friday, 20th October, Thornhill held a 'Wear It Pink Day' to raise money for the 'Breast Cancer Now' organisation. 

Onatti Theatre Company

The Onatti Theatre Company visit Thornhill to perform the French play 'Mes Chers Voisins'

Art & Design Trip - Tropical World

Year 11 trip to Tropical World in Letterkenny

Liturgy Prefect Retreat 2017

Congratulations to our Liturgy Prefects who volunteered their time on retreat to deepen their faith in the Mercy Ethos and committing themselves as Eucharistic ministers.
Good luck in your commission!

Success in Mandarin Chinese

Congratulations to Thornhill pupils in Years 10 and 13 who have achieved success in Mandarin Chinese.

European Day of Languages 2017

Thornhill Celebrates European Day of Languages, 26 September, with a week-long range of language and cultural activities.

Senior Prizegiving 2017

Guest of Honour, Professor Isabel Torres Modern Languages (School of Arts, English and Languages,
Queen’s University Belfast) ,Teachers and Governors celebrate the achievements of pupils at Senior Prizegiving

Junior Prizegiving 2017

Guest of Honour, Mrs Deborah O’Donnell ( Deborah O’Donnell Chartered Accountants), Teachers and Governors celebrate the achievements of pupils at Junior Prizegiving

GCSE Success

Staff and students at Thornhill College are once again celebrating outstanding results at GCSE; an impressive 97% of grades achieved were A*-C.
75 students achieved 7 or more A*/A grades.

A Level Success

Thornhill pupils celebrate their success at A level with
93% of grades achieved at A* - C

Summer School 2017

Thornhill welcomes its incoming Year 8 pupils to our Summer School

Art & Design / Garden of Reflection Exhibition Winner

Congratulations to Caoimhe Devine (Year 13) who won 1st Prize at the Garden of Reflection Schools Art Exhibition in Bishop Street, Derry.

Science Fair 2017

The winning project in the 2017 Year 10 Science Fair was entitled, ‘Pencil Circuits’.

Netball Success for Aoife

Congratulations to Aoife Collins (11D) who has been selected onto the NI Under 17 Netball Squad.  

Lenten Trócaire Appeal

Father Clerkin from Thornhill Parish accepts a cheque for £4000 on behalf of Trocaire which was raised by both staff and students during this Lent.

Children in Crossfire Maths Challenge

All our Year 10 students took part in a  Maths Challenge Competition, along with many other schools organised by Children In Crossfire.

STEM visit from Allstate NI

Representatives from Allstate NI give a talk to year 9 pupils about the local IT sector.

Festival of Chemistry

Year 8 pupils participate in the Salters Institute Festival of Chemistry 2017

Thornhill College Win 'Opportunity Europe' Regional Quiz

Congratulations to our Thornhill KS3 students who won the Derry heat of the 'Opportunity Europe's Euro Quiz' held in the Guildhall on Thursday 4th May 2017.

Miss Hamilton announces her retirement

Thornhill College Principal, Miss Marguerite Hamilton, has announced to the Board of Governors, staff and pupils of our school her decision to retire at the end of October 2017.

Thornhill Success at Chemistry Competition

The girls from Thornhill College took first place in this year’s Schools’ Analyst Competition.

Ulster Secondary Schools Swimming Championships Success

Kate wins a Bronze at Ulster Secondary Schools Swimming Championships

Council Visit to Eco-School Team

Director of Environment and Regeneration and Waste Services Manager from Derry City and Strabane District Council visit Thornhill College Eco-School Team.

St Vincent de Paul Clothes Drive

Pupils organise a clothes drive for the St Vincent De Paul organisation.

Faith Friends

Thornhill College Faith Friends recently celebrated the end of the programme with our partner primary schools.

Thornhill College Receives Highest Fairtrade School Accolade

Thornhill College has been awarded the ‘FairAchiever’ School Award by The Fairtrade Foundation.

Northern Ireland Netball Success

Year 9 and Year 10 teams win the Northern Ireland Netball Plate Finals in Lisburn on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

Breaking Bank Bake-Off

Thornhill's Breaking Bank Team held a Bake-off Competition with the theme of 'St Patrick's Day'

Irish Schools Cross Country Success

Congratulations to Cara Laverty - Year 9 who has achieved 1st place in the Minor Irish Schools Cross Country Championships in Belfast.

Special Careers Day - March 2017

The Thornhill College Special Careers Day on the 3rd March 2017. allowed the pupils of Year 12 to find out about a large variety of future career options and university courses.

Health & Social Care Holistic Therapies

Year 13 Health and Social Care students had the pleasure of participating in a Meditation led by one of the Foyle Hospice therapists as part of their Unit 6 module: ‘Holistic Therapies’.

‘Information and Interactive Event’ at Altnagelvin Hospital

Our Year13 students attended a recent ‘Information and Interactive Event’ for those interested in a Career in Medicine or Dentistry.

Duke of Edinburgh/President's Award - Silver

Congratulations to our Year 14 students who have been presented with their Duke of Edinburgh/President’s Award certificates at Silver Level.

Loving Sister Earth

On Thursday 23rd February 2017 we were privileged at a Thornhill College to receive a visit from Sister Helen and Elaine O'Leary to speak to us about their work as part of the group "Loving Sister Earth."

STEM visit to Seagate

Visits to Seagate to learn about STEM careers.

Congratulations Hannah!

Congratulations to Hannah Lyons (14E) who has been named one of 20 finalists in the 2017 Primerica Spirit of Community Awards Programme!

Ski Trip 2017

A travelling party of fifty-four Thornhill College students and staff recently visited the charming village of Folgaria in the Alpine region of Trentino in northern Italian for a fantastic week of skiing.

STEMAWARE Science Event

Year 8 pupils enjoy a recent STEMAWARE Science event as part of NI Science Festival

Comhgairdeas Eva!

Congratulations to Eva Cassidy (10G) who represented Na Piarsaigh Doire Trasna Gaa Club and won the solo singing category in the Derry County Finals of 'Scór na nÓg'.

Breaking Bank Launch

Breaking Bank - a Breakthrough in Banking

Wednesday 8th February saw the official launch of Thornhill’s newest financial institution, 'Breaking Bank', set up by a team of students from Year 13.

Sentinus sponsored Big Bang Fair

Thornhill welcomes pupils from Hollybush Primary School

British Education Awards 2017

Three Thornhill pupils prepare to celebrate success at British Education Awards Ceremony in London



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