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Welcome to Foley's School website. The school is private, independent, multinational and co-ed. We are a British day-school with an international enrolment catering for all age groups from 4 years (Reception) to 18 or 19 years (A levels and university entrance). Normally around 45 different nationalities are represented, although a large majority have English as a mother tongue. English is the language of instruction. The school is formally licensed by the Cyprus Ministry of Education.
I hope that browsing through the web site gives you a 'feel' for the ethos of the school and provides all the information you require. If there is anything you need to know that is not covered here, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Aerial Footage 24th March 2018
CLEAPSS COMPETITION – 2016-2017
Aerial footage Foley's School - 25-4-2017
Each year the French Institute and the Ministry of Education organize an island-wide “Francophonie Competition” for schools. This year, the participants had to give a Powerpoint presentation on the influence of the French language and culture in three French-speaking countries. Under the supervision of their French teachers, Ms Petevi and Mrs Bailey, two of our pupils, Jessie Fischer and Suha El Feghali, chose to research ‘The Influence of Francophonie in Cyprus, Egypt and Lebanon’. In a ceremony which took place at Castelliotissa in Nicosia on 21st March, the girls were awarded first prize. This includes an expenses paid trip to Strasbourg in May, where they will have the opportunity to participate in the Euroscuola programme, which is hosted by the European Youth Parliament.
Last week, Prep and J3 children gathered together for a special prize giving assembly to celebrate the outstanding achievement of 4 of our pupils who won the 2017 European CLEAPSS Primary Science and Technology Competition. The challenge set was to design and build a marble run that was a maximum 1m tall and that kept a glass marble in motion for the longest time possible. The CLEAPSS competition judges praised Tania, Eliza, Daniel and Markos for cleverly designing and creating exemplary pieces of work in which they combined a variety of materials, used excellent workmanship, construction, innovation and attention to detail. (See earlier post for a video of the winning marble run)
MEDIMUN Fifteen students from Forms 5 and 6 attended the MEDIMUN conference, held at the European University, Nicosia (9th-11th February). Conference topics debated included, among others, the question of: contemporary international espionage, combating the pollution of space, global mass surveillance by governments and defining gender in the contemporary age. Several of the Foley’s students/delegates managed to pass their resolutions successfully, often after heated debating sessions! One of the resolutions was also chosen for the Plenary Session on the final day of the conference. It was based on the "Question of the Economics of Gender Discrimination" and submitted by Anastasia Popova. We would like to congratulate all our participants and hope that the issues they debated will be ones they will carry on fighting for in the years to come. Thanks, once again, to the English School Nicosia for organizing the event
Back in December, the Foley’s School Charities Fund purchased a Vivosonic ABR and ECochG Integrity device for the Centre for Preventive Paediatrics, costing € 13,713. The device is an integral part of the Centre’s Neonatal Hearing Screening Program, which enables early diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss & impairment in babies. All babies in Cyprus are screened as part of this programme and the Centre’s work has contributed to a remarkable improvement of the quality of life of affected babies and their families.
Tuesday 20th February marked the first anniversary of the death of our much loved Chemistry teacher and friend, Andy Lott. He was a real ‘gentle giant’, a big man with a big heart, who lived life to the full and encouraged others to do the same – “always be positive- like a proton” was one of his favourite sayings! Pupils and colleagues took this advice to heart on Tuesday, celebrating Andy’s life by participating in an afternoon of fun and competition involving some of his favourite activities – sport, acting, art, quizzes, karaoke and, last but not least, eating pizza! Andy was always very generous in helping others and the event also raised over 1200 euros for charity – I am sure the big man would have approved!
The eagerly awaited return of the Valentine’s biscuit was a great success with over 1,000 being ordered to raise money for charity! Form 4 took orders, spent an afternoon attaching names and notes then undertook a personal delivery service on Wednesday 14th February. Total raised € 974. Many thanks to all those who helped in both the Primary and Secondary Departments.
Congratulations to the Upper Sixth on their organization of two Charity events, which raised a total of over 2000 euros. They also organised a Christmas Raffle with some great prizes, which raised another 1, 863 euros!