Dear Parent / Carer,
Thornhill College will be closed to pupils this week. The school will be deep cleaned Monday 12th October and staff will deliver virtual teaching to pupils from Tuesday 13th October to Friday 16th October.
We have planned for a staggered, measured and safe return for both pupils and staff. As a result, we have extended our transition / induction days and the full school return will be on Monday 7th September.
Message to our school community.
Counselling Support For Pupils
The annual open evening - Jan 14th 2020.
Thornhill College pupils celebrate A-level success.
Congratulations to our Prizewinners for their achievements this year
Our annual Science Fair was a great success with 33 groups of Year 10 pupils and 18 judges from local Stem Industries.
Congratulations to all our swimmers on their success at the NW Schools Swimming gala, which took place William Street Baths.
Congratulations to all of our girls for their achievements at the All-Ireland Athletics Championships in Tullamore.
A tribute to our former Principal, Sr Christopher Hegarty, who passed away this month.
We are pleased to present our Thornhill College Yearbook 2018/19
Congratulations to our Senior Choir, led by Mrs Quigley, who have been selected as BBC Northern Ireland School Choir Of The Year 2019
Congratulations to our Senior Choir on their excellent success at the Annual Feis Ceoil held in Dublin
Thornhill welcomes a group of Italian teachers who are visiting Derry
Sharing the past and present with the ‘students of tomorrow’.
The PE Department is delighted to announce our successes at the All Ireland Cross Country Championships, which were held in Clane, County Kildare on Saturday 9th March.
On Wednesday 13th February four teams from Thornhill College competed in the Ulster Schools Cross Country Championships.
Congratulations to Eve Flood (Year 14) who has won 1st place in the Beginners' section of the HSBC British Council Mandarin Speaking Competition, which was held at the British Museum in London
Congratulations to all our girls who received their Pope John Paul II Awards last night at the 12th Annual Ceremony in the Millennium Forum, Derry.
To mark Children's Mental Health week from 4th - 10th February we are launching a Thornhill
Pocket Guide to Mental Health
Thornhill girls have a very successful day as our school hosts the District Schools Cross Country Championships for the very first time
Thornhill opened its doors to prospective pupils and their parents/guardians at our annual Open Night
We wish every success to our Senior Gaelic Football team in the Ulster Schools Ladies U-20 GAA Final
Thornhill pupils have particpated in the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry competition, “Top of the Bench”, Northern Ireland Regional Heat at Queens University Belfast.
Year 13 Pupils from Thornhill and St Columb's attended the Euroscola Youth Parliament in Strasbourg with pupils from schools in all 23 Member States of the EU.
Catholic Schools Week 2019 will run from 27th January to 3rd February 2019.
The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week is :
'Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools'.
We are pleased to announce the first edition of our new Junior School Newsletter.
Top Candidates in Northern Ireland in CCEA Examinations 2018, Orlagh Maguire and Constance Roarty, receive their awards at the Celebrate with CCEA awards ceremony at Titanic Belfast.
For Anti-bullying week 2018 all Junior School girls took part in a competition to create a simple A6 Thornhill Anti-Bullying Logo.
A representative from The Simon Community receives a gift of Christmas dinner from the Thornhill Cafeteria which will be distributed to local hostels.
Christmas Card Competition 2018
Congratulations to our Thornhill Cross Country teams who dominated the Derry Schools’ Cross Country Finals which were hosted by our school for the first time.
Congratulations to Sarah O'Callaghan who achieved a Gold Award, and Ciara Ward who achieved a Silver Award, in the Royal Society of Biology’s Intermediate Olympiad.
Huge congratulations to this year’s Bar Mock Trial team who made it to the final of their heat on Saturday, coming second place overall.
Congratulations to Molly Duffy (Year 11) on winning the 2018 Derry Junior Chamber 'Voice of the Future' public speaking competition.
Year 8 pupils plant some Cherry Blossom trees to mark the beginning of their journey in Thornhill College in 2018
A massive total of 492 Shoeboxes have been donated to this year's 'Road of Hope' Shoebox Appeal
Congratulations to 3 of our pupils who achieved Top Candidate Awards in their CCEA GCSE Examinations
Congratulations to our Senior Chamber Choir who were were awarded 1st place at the 2018 International Choral Festival in Derry.
Congratulations to our pupils in Year 13 and Year 10 who have successfully completed their Certificates courses in Mandarin Chinese.
Congratulations to our expedition teams on the successful completion of their qualifying expedition around the hills of Gortin Glen
Year 10 pupils see how Science is used in the real working world.
Pupils and Teachers from the Art and Design Department begin an educational trip to New York
The French Department welcomed Onatti Productions back to Thornhill to perform a French Play called ‘La Salle des Énigmes’.
Thornhill's French Department receives a prestigious eTwinning Quality Label
A group of staff, students and family members from the Thornhill Community attended the World Meeting of Families 'Festival of Families' in Croke Park Stadium on Saturday 25th August.
A group of staff and students from Thornhill College attended the World Meeting of Family Congress in the RDS in Dublin on Thursday 23rd August 2018.
Thornhill College welcomes its incoming Year 8 pupils to the Summer School
Get ready for next year....and enjoy a good holiday read!
Year 13 students from Thornhill College were recently awarded the Senior Waste Award at the Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards in Dublin.
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.
Congratulations to the Junior Netball Team who have won the Northern Ireland Junior League title.
Congratulations to the Year 10 winners of the Worlwise Quiz organised by Miss Morrison within the Geography Department this year.
Congratulations to our pupils who successfully represented Thornhill in Music, Drama and the Irish Language at Feis Dhoire Colmcille 2018
Congratulations to our Senior Debater, Rebecca, 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.
Congratulations to Aoibheann (Year 10) on receiving a special 'Courage' award at the recent Derry Credit Union Young People Awards Ceremony.
Congratulations to the Thornhill pupils who have recently had their work published in the Young Writers Anthology, 'The Poetry Games: Truth or Dare'
Welcome home to our pupils and teachers from Thornhill's first Educational Trip to Beijing, China.
Congratulations to Mrs Quigley and our Senior choir on their success at Feis Dhoire Cholmcille 2018
Welcome home to our pupils and teachers from Thornhill's first Educational Trip to Russia.
Congratulations to Cara on leading the Irish team to a bronze medal in the Schools International Athletic Board Cross Country Championships
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
Congratulations to our Senior Chamber Choir on their excellent success at the prestigious ESB Dublin Feis Ceoil 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.
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.
Congratulations to our Year 10 team who completed successfully in the local heat of the 'Opportunity Europe Euro Quiz 2018 in the Guildhall, Derry
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’.
Year 9 computing students participated in the 2018 uCode Competition held in the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
8H marking the beginning of Spring and the improved weather by planting potatoes and onions in the Thornhill Vegetable Garden.
Local primary schools Faughanvale, Culmore, Steelstown and Long Tower taking part in the Sentinus sponsored STEM K’Nex Challenge at Thornhill.
A Level Drama students attending the talk given by acclaimed actor James Nesbitt at St Mary’s College, Derry
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, 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.”
Year 9 and Year 10 Technology and Design pupils attended two events in celebration of Engineers Week 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.
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’.
Well done to our Senior Prefect Team who have so far raised £1293 for Cancer Research UK through a variety of Fund-raising activities.
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.
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
Congratulations to our Year 10 pupils who successfully competed in the STEM Quest challenge on Friday 9th February.
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.
Congratulations to our Year 8 and Junior Cross-Country teams on their success at the recent District Championships
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'.
Thornhill College welcomed over 400 pupils along with their Parents/Guardians to our Open Evening on Tuesday 30th January.
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.
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.
In December, Thornhill’s team took part in the regional heat of the Bar Mock Trial competition in Derry Courthouse.
On Monday 18th December 2017 Blessy Biji was recognised at the CCEA "Celebrating Excellence GCE Award Ceremony" at Parliament Buildings, Stormont.