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KS3 Summer Reading

Get ready for next year....and enjoy a good holiday read!

Young Environmentalists of the Year

Year 13 students from Thornhill College were recently awarded the Senior Waste Award at the Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards in Dublin.

Junior Prize-Giving 2018

On Monday 11th June our school community celebrated the excellent academic and extra-curricular achievements of our Year 8, 9 and 10 students through our Junior Prize-Giving award ceremony.

Eco-School Teacher 2018

Thornhill Teacher Miss M. McCay Wins Post-Primary Eco-School Teacher 2018

Junior Netball League Champions 2018

Congratulations to the Junior Netball Team who have won the Northern Ireland Junior League title.

Art & Design - GCSE 2018

Examples of GCSE art work and photos of parents who attended the GCSE exhibition 2018

Worldwise Quiz 2018

Congratulations to the Year 10 winners of the Worlwise Quiz organised by Miss Morrison within the Geography Department this year.

Feis Dhoire Cholmcille 2018

Congratulations to our pupils who successfully represented Thornhill in Music, Drama and the Irish Language at Feis Dhoire Colmcille 2018

World Schools Debating Championship 2018

Congratulations to our Senior Debater, Rebecca Harrigan, who has been selected as a member of the NI World Schools Debating Team who will compete against 50 other countries in Croatia in July.

Special Courage Award

Congratulations to Aoibheann Holmes (Year 10) on receiving a special 'Courage' award at the recent Derry Credit Union Young People Awards Ceremony.

Published Authors 2018

Congratulations to the Thornhill pupils who have recently had their work published in the Young Writers Anthology, 'The Poetry Games: Truth or Dare'

China Trip 2018

Welcome home to our pupils and teachers from Thornhill's first Educational Trip to Beijing, China.

Thornhill Choir wins again!

Congratulations to Mrs Quigley and our Senior choir on their success at Feis Dhoire Cholmcille 2018

Russia Trip 2018

Welcome home to our pupils and teachers from Thornhill's first Educational Trip to Russia.

International Success for Cara

Congratulations to Cara Laverty on leading the Irish team to a bronze medal in the Schools International Athletic Board Cross Country Championships

The Pink Elephant Young Enterprise Company Success

A huge congratulations to our Year 13 Young Enterprise Company ‘The Pink Elephant’ who won a very impressive 5 awards at the recent Young Enterprise Area finals in Titanic, Belfast


1st, 2nd and 3rd places for the Thornhill Senior Chamber Choir

Congratulations to our Senior Chamber Choir on their excellent success at the prestigious ESB Dublin Feis Ceoil 2018

NICILT A Level French Debating Competition 2018

Well done to our A Level French pupils who participated in the NICILT A Level French Debating Competion, held in Queen's University, Belfast.

Young Enterprise Company Programme 2018

Congratulations to our our team of 12 young entrepreneurs who took the top prize of 'Best Overall Company' at the North West Trade Fair held in Foyleside Shopping Centre.

Opportunity Europe Euro Quiz 2018

Congratulations to our Year 10 team who completed successfully in the local heat of the 'Opportunity Europe Euro Quiz 2018 in the Guildhall, Derry

World Book Day 2018

As we celebrate both 100 years since Women were given the vote and the popular TV series ‘Derry Girls’ it seemed only fitting that the theme of this year’s World Book Day in Thornhill should be ‘Women and Literature’.

uCode Computing Competition 2018

Year 9 computing students participated in the 2018 uCode Competition held in the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

Thornhill Vegetable Garden

8H marking the beginning of Spring and the improved weather by planting potatoes and onions in the Thornhill Vegetable Garden.

STEM K’Nex Challenge 2018

Local primary schools Faughanvale, Culmore, Steelstown and Long Tower taking part in the Sentinus sponsored STEM K’Nex Challenge at Thornhill.

Drama students meet actor James Nesbitt

A Level Drama students attending the talk given by acclaimed actor James Nesbitt at St Mary’s College, Derry

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young Peoples Youth Panel

Congratulations to our Year 10 pupils who applied, were interviewed and successfully secured a place on the NICCY Youth Panel.

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland visits Thornhill

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley MP, on her visit to Thornhill College:
“It’s such a high-achieving school; it’s got so much to offer - a fantastic place to be, a fantastic place to study.”

Engineers Week 2018

Year 9 and Year 10 Technology and Design pupils attended two events in celebration of Engineers Week 2018

Ulster Schools’ Cross Country Championships 2018

Congratulations to Cara Laverty who won the Ulster Schools’ Junior Cross Country title last week.
Overall it was a very successful weekend for our Cross Country teams.

Literific Debating Competition 2018

Congratulations to our Thornhill Debaters who achieved success for the second year in a row at the Queen's University Literific Debating Competition for schools.

AWARE 'Mood Walk'

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh says a big ‘Thank You’ to all the pupils and teachers from Thornhill who participated in the AWARE ‘Mood Walk’.

Senior Prefects lead the way

Well done to our Senior Prefect Team who have so far raised £1293 for Cancer Research UK through a variety of Fund-raising activities.

2018 NI Soroptomist Public Speaking Competition

Congratulations to Mekha Saji who has won the 2018 NI Soroptomist Public Speaking Competition beating off students from 12 other schools across the North of Ireland.

2018 All Ireland Swimming Championships

Congratulations to Sophia McCormick who qualified for the All Ireland Swimming Championships in Dublin. Sophia competed with 89 other swimmers, coming 5th overall in the 50m Butterfly Final

STEM Quest 2018

Congratulations to our Year 10 pupils who successfully competed in the STEM Quest challenge on Friday 9th February.

NI Schools Netball

Congratulations to our Year 11/12 Netball team who defeated St Paul’s, Bessbrook 36-26 in the NI Schools Netball Quarter Finals. The girls were absolutely outstanding and we are very proud of them.

Cross-Country Success

Congratulations to our Year 8 and Junior Cross-Country teams on their success at the recent District Championships

Thornhill Girls on Derry Girls

Freya McClements from The Irish Times came to Thornhill to interview a group of Year 13 Drama students about their thoughts on Channel 4’s Comedy Drama 'Derry Girls'.

Open Night 2018

Thornhill College welcomed over 400 pupils along with their Parents/Guardians to our Open Evening on Tuesday 30th January.

2018 Pope John Paul II Awards

Congratulations to the 74 students from Thornhill who were awarded their Pope John Paul II Awards by the papal nuncio Archbishop Jude Okolo at the 2018 Award ceremony in the Millennium Forum, Derry.

British Education Awards 2018

Congratulations to Sarah O'Callaghan (Winner) and Sofya Dobrynina (Nominee) for their success at the finals the 2018 British Education Awards - Northern Ireland, GCSE category.

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

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