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Darkness into Light 2024

Darkness Into Light 2024, proudly supported by Electric Ireland, took place at 4:15am this morning, Saturday May 11th 2024.  Well done to students, staff and the Finn Valley community for participating in this special event...

1st Year CSPE Trip

Exploring Wild Ireland’s ancient Celtic rainforest, our students learned first hand about the vital role of animal welfare and how the sanctuary provides refuge for animals who have faced exploitation and mistreatment. They also...

5th Year Geography Fieldtrip

The 5th year Geography class ventured out to Gartan Outdoor Education & Training Centre on Tuesday, May 7th, for an enriching experience applying their knowledge in a field study. This sunny day provided the...

Upcoming Key Dates

As the last term approaches, we would like to wish our students good wishes for their upcoming examinations. Please check out the Student Information Section for links to the State Examinations Timetable. Our House...

Celebrating Earth Day 2024

EARTH DAY is celebrated around the world with a beautiful message Our continuing efforts in our everyday lives will make this beautiful planet thrive.” Earth Day is proof that even one person can make...

Student of the Term

Congratulations to the “Students of the Term”, pictured below with their certificates and gift. Well done for being deserved winners showing commitment to their learning and the school environment. Year Head Ms Molloy explained...

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí craic iontach sa scoil i Mí an Mhárta do Sheachtain na Gaeilge – ceiliúradh iontach dár gcultúr a bhí ann idir ceol, damsha is spraoi.  D’eagraigh muid céilí leis an chéad bhliain sa...

FVC celebrate annual Flag Day

Last Friday, as schools around the country prepared for St Patrick’s Day, staff and students at Finn Valley College honoured and celebrated Ireland’s national flag.  In a poignant and moving ‘Flag Day’ ceremony, students...

Junior Cycle Profile Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to 5th Year and TY students who received their Junior Cycle Profile Awards this week. Principal Mr Mc Fadden, addressed the group and commended the students. It is great that the school has...

Student of the Term Feb 2024

At our recent assemblies students were reminded of the expectations and core values of Finn Valley College that inspire our students on a daily basis to achieve their best to be successful. Ms Molloy...

5th Year Trip to ATU Killybegs

5th Year students enjoyed a lovely day out to Donegal ATU Killybegs Campus on Thursday 22nd to explore the wonderful facilities and numerous courses offered in the area of Culinary Skills and Hospitality.  The...

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2024, a global initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially children and  young people will take place on Tuesday, 6th February 2024 with the theme “Tech in our World”.As a...

Art Students success in Jigsaw Exhibition

The following four Finn Valley College students’ work will be proudly showcased with all the wonderful entries created for this year’s JIGSAW ART competition, in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny. This year’s theme was ‘GROWTH’....

Key Dates for February

Please keep in mind the following key dates for your calendar. Check our school Facebook for up to date information or contact the school directly for more information.

BITC World of Work Programme

FVC 2nd year students had an enjoyable site visit to SITA as part of the BITC World of Work Programme. The students got to experience product development through the process of SCRUM, a team...

“Other Worlds” Art Visit

Finn Valley College Leaving Certificate Art students had the opportunity to attend an inspiring workshop as part of the ‘OTHER WORLDS’ Exhibition, at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, Co.Donegal. This is an exhibition...

Enrolment Acceptance Forms

Just a reminder for parents of our incoming 1st year students to drop in your Acceptance Form into the school by Monday 22nd January 2024. Should you have any difficulties please contact the school...

MOCK TIMETABLE

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our Junior Cycle, Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied students best wishes as they begin their Mock Exams. Ms Clarke, Exam Secretary, would like to...

Best wishes to Mr Thompson

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Principal Mr Thompson for his dedication and inspiration over the last ten years. He has brought great prosperity to the school and his...

Christmas Party Fun

A huge thank you to Ms Boland and team for organising another fun filled Christmas party in Jacksons’ hotel. The afternoon began with a carol service and Christmas readings from Ms Kennedy’s class followed...

2023 Variety Show goes Rock n Roll

The Balor Theatre was a buzz this week with music, dance and laughter as our annual variety show entertained the Finn Valley community once again with their talents. The theme this year was a...

Christmas Cheer in FVC

Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Finn Valley College, where staff, students and our families have been busy getting into the spirit of kindness and goodwill. Well done to our CSPE...

Students create Ed Sheeran “Magical” Video

Finn Valley College are one of the fourteen entrants from across the world chosen to create a video to accompany Ed Sheeran’s latest album ‘Autumn Variations’.Record label Warner Brothers Music got in touch after...

Well being Initiatives

Christmas Card Competition The School Student Wellbeing Team organised a whole school initiative where students were given the opportunity to design a Christmas Card to represent FVC.  This Competition has been very successful. We...

Open Night 2023

The halls were a buzz of excitement on the evening of Tuesday 14th November as FVC welcomed prospective 6th Class students and parents/guardians to our annual Open Night. After refreshments in the canteen, our...

Attendance Drive 2023

The DEIS Attendance Team have launched the annual attendance drive to promote awareness of the importance of good attendance and also to congratulate students who continue to strive to attend school on a daily...

Halloween Update

Everyone at FVC would like to wish all our students, families and staff a very happy Halloween break and looking forward to seeing you all return on Monday 6th November. This last week has...

FVC Students celebrate J. C. Results

Congratulations to all our TY and 5th year students who received their Junior Cycle results today. It is a wonderful achievement and congratulations to all students on their well deserved results. Thanks to all...

Glitz & Glamour at the FVC Prom 2023

There was glitz and glamour at the Finn Valley College Prom at the Villa Rose Hotel on Friday 13th October. Students and staff enjoyed the Las Vegas Casino themed party to celebrate our Leaving...

Art Competition Information

The student wellbeing team are delighted to launch an Art Competition that is open to all the students in the school.  We are looking for students with creative and artistic skills to design a...

1st Year Interactive Day

Our First Year classes finished off the week with a fun interactive induction and team building day facilitated by the talented Karen Murphy. Our Stepping Up to Secondary is designed to make the transition...

PLC Graduation 2023

The PLC Graduation Ceremony took place in the school on Friday 1st September. It was a lovely night where students were invited to received their certificates and mark their achievements. Ms Boland, Deputy Principal...

L. Cert Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to our Leaving Cert Class of 2023 who celebrated their last day at Finn Valley College today. Year head Ms Molloy and class teachers Ms Mc Kean, Ms Treanor and Mr O Donnell...

2023 Prizegiving Ceremony at FVC

Thursday May 25th marked a special date in the end of year school calendar. The afternoon was dedicated to awarding our students for their successes and achievements over the past year. The Hall was...

Green Schools Committee Update

GREEN SCHOOLS INFORMATION VISIT “We had an informative and fun trip to Bryson recycling on Thursday where we learnt many tips on reducing and recycling waste. In particular we learnt about the different types...

FVC support Darkness into Light 2023

The Ballybofey and Stranorlar community supported the Darkness into Light again this year in the early hours of Saturday morning, May 6th 2023.  People gathered from many local groups and organisations to show solidarity...

TY Creative Engagement with Local Artist

Local Visual Artist Morgan Ferriter delivered a 2 day Plein Air Painting workshop to our TY students, in the beautiful Drumboe Woods, Stranorlar, Co.Donegal. The students got to engage in the creative process first...

TY Talk from Childline

Today Friday 31st March the TY class received a Virtual Talk about the work that Childline carries out from Erin McEveney . The students really enjoyed the online workshop and got great value from learning about the wonderful support...

SITA Wrap Up Session

The SITA BITC world of Work Wrap up session took place on Tuesday 28th March 2023. The second year students enjoyed a wonderful morning where they received recognition for their participation in the programme...

World Down Syndrome Day 2023

The aim of the day is to enhance awareness of this disability.  The Wellbeing teachers and SPHE Classes received a presentation on the importance of advocacy, rights and decision making and students partcipated in a...

Career Visits for Students

Our Senior Students enjoyed a visit to ATU Donegal last week to celebrate Engineering Week. Thanks to ATU’s Engineering Department for hosting a fantastic day. The group enjoyed learning about the wonderful career opportunities...

Celebrating Flag Day at FVC

A lovely celebration took place in the hall on Thursday 16th March as students got to enjoy and mark the Thomas Francis Meagher Flag Raising Ceremony. Ms Connolly began the ceremony by welcoming everyone...

Transition Year Update

The Transition Year Students have been busy learning new skills and being introduced to opportunities and people in their community recently. Thanks to the teachers involved who helped organise the activities below. The TY...

Ethos Week in FVC

Ethos is how we live, work and relate to each other in our school community. While it encompasses the curriculum and how it is taught, ethos is broader than this. It also relates to...

Congratulations

The ATU Donegal 1st Year Sports Scholarship Presentation, were delighted to announce that Codie Walsh a past pupil of our school was one of seventeen 1st year pupils studying at ATU Donegal awarded a 1st year New Entrant...

Timetable for the Mock Examinations

How To Make Sure You Are Ready For Your Mocks www.studyclix.ie Use your Christmas exam results and feedback to improve your answer technique. Create a study plan that is achievable. Practise past exam questions...

New Year Update

A warm welcome return to all our students and staff. We hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas holiday and wishing continued happiness and success this term. Below is a short update of key dates and...

Christmas Party Fun

A wonderful Christmas Party was enjoyed by students and staff to celebrate the upcoming holidays and get everyone in the mood for the festive season. The party began with a Carol Service, readings and...

Student of the Term Awards

Congratulations to those who were awarded the “Student of the Term” for December 2022. Their Class teachers and Yearheads would like to commend them on their positive work ethic and their contribution to school...

Christmas Cheer at FVC

The last few weeks have seen a buzz of activities in the school getting everyone in the mood for Christmas. The school windows were decorated with snowy scenes by first year students Emilia and...

St. Vincent De Paul

This week, members from the local St. Vincent De Paul visited the school to collect money donations and 19 Christmas hampers.   Ms Diver was very grateful to all the staff and students who...

Science Week 2022

Students enjoyed a fun packed and engaging week of experiments, investigations and active learning to mark Science Week 2022.  First years designed Balloon Rocket Launchers and 2nd years investigated the rate of chemical reactions. ...

Junior Cert 2022

The long wait for 67,130 Junior Cycle candidates from the class of 2022 ended today when results were finally released. Principal Mr Thompson, congratulated all the students before awarding them their certificates. He commended...

Open Day and Open Night 2022 in FVC

Thursday 10th November marked a special day in our school calendar when we welcomed over 300 students from our local primary schools.  The school was a buzz with lots of colorful uniforms and excited...

Awesome Autumn Attendance Initiative in FVC

October saw the launch of our Awesome Autumn Attendance Initiative where Junior students are being motivated and rewarded for making an effort to attend school and do their best. Over the next 4 weeks,...

Student of the Term

Student of the Term is an important award given to those who practice our school values and ethos on a daily basis. Our Class Teachers and Yearhead commend everyone for aspiring to do their...

PLC Teambuilding Day

27th October marked the PLC Annual Teambuilding Day with a memorabe day in Gartan Outdoor Activity Centre. Our Business, Sports and Childcare classes enjoyed Kayaking, Archery, Rock Climbing and Orienteering. It was a great...

Provoking Thought Workshop

On Monday 24th October our 1st year classes participated in a Provoking Thought workshop facilitated by Laura and Eve from Our Generation, a cross-border partnership project which is delivered through Donegal Youth Service.  Provoking...

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an annual campaign that delivers gifts straight into the hands of children affected by poverty. Often these shoebox gifts are the only gift that a child will receive...

Adiós to our Spanish Students

Our Spanish students – Lucia, Diego, Olaia and Sofia said adiós to us on Friday to return home after spending four weeks as a part of our school community.  We would like to wish them...

World Teachers Day 2022

The theme for World Teachers’ Day 2022 is “The transformation of education begins with teachers”. This is a day to celebrate the transformative and critical role that teachers play in growing learners’ potential. Principal...

Awesome Autumn Attendance Initiative

Monday 3rd October 2022 was the launch day of our Awesome Autumn Attendance Initiative for our junior classes. The DEIS Attendance team and our Home School Community Liason teacher has been working to create...

Return to School Dates

We hope everyone had a nice summer and we look forward to welcoming all our students to Finn Valley College. Return dates for students are as follows: Monday 29th August: 1st Years Tuesday 30th...