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School Calendar (2022-2023)

A copy of our calendar and key dates for the 2022-2023 school year.

How To Access The School Counselling Service (June 2020)

Counselling Support For Pupils

Open Evening Jan 2020

The annual open evening - Jan 14th 2020.

Junior Prizegiving 2019

Congratulations to our Prizewinners for their achievements this year

Thornhill Science Fair 2019

Our annual Science Fair was a great success with 33 groups of Year 10 pupils and 18 judges from local Stem Industries.

NW Schools Swimming Gala 2019

Congratulations to all our swimmers on their success at the NW Schools Swimming gala, which took place William Street Baths.

All-Ireland Athletics Championships 2019

Congratulations to all of our girls for their achievements at the All-Ireland Athletics Championships in Tullamore.

Sr Christopher - an appreciation

A tribute to our former Principal, Sr Christopher Hegarty, who passed away this month.

Thornhill College Yearbook 2018/19

We are pleased to present our Thornhill College Yearbook 2018/19

BBC NI School Choir Of The Year Winners 2019

Congratulations to our Senior Choir, led by Mrs Quigley, who have been selected as BBC Northern Ireland School Choir Of The Year 2019

Feis Ceoil 2019

Congratulations to our Senior Choir on their excellent success at the Annual Feis Ceoil held in Dublin

Benvenuto Signori

Thornhill welcomes a group of Italian teachers who are visiting Derry

Thornhill Time Capsule 2019

Sharing the past and present with the ‘students of tomorrow’.

All Ireland Cross Country Championships 2019

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.

Ulster Schools Cross Country Championships 2019

On Wednesday 13th February four teams from Thornhill College competed in the Ulster Schools Cross Country Championships.

2019 Pope John Paul II Awards

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.

Children's Mental Health Week 2019

To mark Children's Mental Health week from 4th - 10th February we are launching a Thornhill
Pocket Guide to Mental Health

District Schools Cross Country Championships 2019

Thornhill girls have a very successful day as our school hosts the District Schools Cross Country Championships for the very first time

Good luck to our Gaelic Footballers

We wish every success to our Senior Gaelic Football team in the Ulster Schools Ladies U-20 GAA Final

Royal Society of Chemistry Compettion

Thornhill pupils have particpated in the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry competition, “Top of the Bench”, Northern Ireland Regional Heat at Queens University Belfast.

Catholic Schools Week 2019

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'.

Top CCEA Candidates receive their awards

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.

Launch of Thornhill Anti-bullying Logo

For Anti-bullying week 2018 all Junior School girls took part in a competition to create a simple A6 Thornhill Anti-Bullying Logo.

Christmas Donation

A representative from The Simon Community receives a gift of Christmas dinner from the Thornhill Cafeteria which will be distributed to local hostels.

Art & Design - Competitions

Christmas Card Competition 2018
WINNERS

Derry Schools’ Cross Country Success

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.

Success in Biology

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.

Tree Planting Ceremony

Year 8 pupils plant some Cherry Blossom trees to mark the beginning of their journey in Thornhill College in 2018

Shoebox Appeal 2018

A massive total of 492 Shoeboxes have been donated to this year's 'Road of Hope' Shoebox Appeal

Top Candidates in Northern Ireland in CCEA Examinations 2018

Congratulations to 3 of our pupils who achieved Top Candidate Awards in their CCEA GCSE Examinations

2018 City of Derry International Choir Festval

Congratulations to our Senior Chamber Choir who were were awarded 1st place at the 2018 International Choral Festival in Derry.

Seagate Real World Science Conference

Year 10 pupils see how Science is used in the real working world.

Art and Design Department New York Trip

Pupils and Teachers from the Art and Design Department begin an educational trip to New York

French Play by Onatti Theatre Company 2018

The French Department welcomed Onatti Productions back to Thornhill to perform a French Play called ‘La Salle des Énigmes’.

eTwinning Quality Label

Thornhill's French Department receives a prestigious eTwinning Quality Label

Thornhill College Attends WMOF Festival of Families

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.

Thornhill College Attend World Meeting of Families Congress

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.

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.

Junior Netball League Champions 2018

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

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

Special Courage Award

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

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.

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.

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

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 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'.

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.

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.

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