Thornhill College


Thornhill College

;) Thornhill College is a Roman Catholic girls grammar school in Derry, Northern Ireland on the north-western coast of the island of Ireland. It was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1886 and moved to Culmore in 1932. It moved into its new building in 2003. It has a student population of approximately 1500 and a staff of 100 teachers.

Motto

The school motto is "Adveniat Regnum Tuum". Meaning " Daybooks out now." or " Blazers on girls."

Alumni

* Dana Rosemary Scallon - singer and former MEP,
* Nadine Coyle - member of girlband Girls Aloud
* Roma Downey - actress
* saddam hussein
* Micky Singh
* Tights
* Jon Bon Jovi

Debating

Thornhill College boasts a prominent Senior Debating Society, established in 1954. The team have reached a number of Northern Ireland Schools Debating Competition finals and are known throughout the school for wearing the gold stripe around the lapel of the debating blazer. Thornhill are proud to have had two teams in the semi-finals of this competition who debated against each other on the 30th March 2007 in Belfast, this will go down in history for Thornhill College. The debating society has come to the fore in extracurricular activities in the last number of years. The society meets regularly to debate topical subjects and research up and coming competitions. The school also has an established Junior Debating Society who meet every Tuesday after school as part of the homework club.

Statue

The school has recently erected a statue on the "teardrop" at the front of the school. Many pupils helped Mr E. Mc Ateer with the design. The piece was constructed by Maurice Harron. The final sculpture was officially unveiled early Autumn 2008 with a special celebration. It makes the girls look like lesbians.

Academic Performance

A grammar school with a high level of academic achievements including high results at KS3 and GCSE with a few girls coming Top In N. Ireland. AS and A Level are taken every year by a high number of Students.

School Song

Proudly waves the mercy banner, Floating over old thornhill,'Tis the standard of the master, and our well beloved queen.There's a starry kingdom waiting, and a royal crown on high,for each victor in the contest,'neath the banner's azure sheen.for each victor in the contest, 'neath the banners azure sheen.

As long as the Foyle goes singing to the sea,Dear alma matter we'll be true to thee.March we gaily down the golden years,all through life until the harbour nears.Thine honour's in our keeping,wheresoever we may wend,Adveniat regnum tuum, our motto to the end.Adveniat Regnuum tuum, Our motto to the end.

External links

* [http://www.thornhillcollege.org.uk/ School website]


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