Principal’s Welcome

Dear Parents, Carers and pupils

Mrs L E Currie
Mrs L E Currie

Welcome to Lurgan Junior High School. On behalf of our Board of Governors, our Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff and our current pupils, I want to take this opportunity to tell you just a little about our school.
Lurgan JHS is an inclusive, all ability Key Stage 3 school which welcomes pupils and families from all faiths and backgrounds and is proud to do so within a Christian ethos and with Christian values of tolerance, respect and love. This is reflected in our School Motto – the 3 ‘R’s- Respect for self, Respect for others, their property and the school environment and the promotion of Responsibility. We strive to develop these values in our entire school community by providing a safe, caring and tolerant environment, through the development of positive relationships at all levels, through the implementation of our school policies and through active and innovative learning and teaching.

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House Hockey

Congratulations to Shane and well done to Dunluce, Carrick and Gosford. Exciting end to end hockey, lots of goals and quite a few of year 8 girls playing this morning. All great fun!

Results of this morning’s House Hockey as follows:
1st Shane thee wins
2nd Dunluce
3rd Carrick
4th Gosford

We held our first Year 8 only House Hockey and hope to do the same next term with Netball.
Results were as follows:

1st Dunluce
2nd Shane
3rd Carrick
4th Gosford

CYBERBULLYING ALERT!

Dear Parents/Guardians

A number of pupils have been using the anonymous Chat App SimSimi. It allows users to view anonymous and often insulting messages about themselves by typing in their name.

Please discourage your child from using this as it could be hurtful to receive such inappropriate and offensive messages.

As always in Lurgan Junior High School we will do all we can to ensure safe and appropriate use of social media.

I have contacted PSNI and the Education Authority to let them know of this very serious situation and would encourage you to do so if your child is in receipt of such messages.

Regards
Mrs L Currie
Principal

TRAFFIC UPDATE – MILLENNIUM WAY EXTENSION

Dear Parents & Friends of Lurgan Junior High School

Please read the latest information from Transport NI.

TRAFFIC UPDATE – MILLENNIUM WAY EXTENSION

Malcolm Road/ Millennium Way

The Malcolm Road/ Millennium Way junction will continue to operate under traffic management until the Millennium Way Extension scheme is completed.

From Monday 27th February, the layout of the junction will change.  Vehicles travelling from Lurgan town centre will now be able to use Malcolm Road and turn right onto Millennium Way.  Vehicles travelling to Lurgan will continue to be able to access the town by turning left from Millennium Way onto Malcolm Road.  This junction will be controlled by traffic signals.

FLUSH PLACE

Flush Place will be temporarily closed to traffic from Monday 27th February to Friday 13th March inclusive. Signed diversions will be in operation.

These temporary traffic management arrangements are required to carry out the Millennium Road Extension works safely.  The road closures are likely to result in delays for motorists in the area and it would be advisable to leave additional time for your journey during this period and throughout the duration of the works. Parents and pupils walking to school are advised to follow the advisory signage provided. All businesses in the area will remain operational.

As the works progress, there will be requirements for further temporary traffic management measures at Banbridge Road and Gilford Road.  Further updates will be provided as the work progresses.

TransportNI will continue to work with the construction contractor, Gibson Bros, to complete the works as soon as possible and will endeavour to minimise delays during the remainder of the works.

House Christmas Card Recycling Competition

Thanks to all who collected for the House Christmas Card recycling comp!

Santa (Mr Lawther) and his little helpers(8B3) with some of the 1000’s of cards collected.

Results to be announced after half term.

STEM Quest Quiz

Year 10 Pupils took a Regional Heat of the STEM Quest Quiz, organised by Titanic Belfast in partnership with the NI Science Festival and the Survitec Group.
Our 2 teams did extremely well and took 1st and 4th place! The winning team (Team 2) now progress to the NI Final later in February.

Lauren Young – BBC Lifebabble

Dear Parents, pupils and friends of Lurgan Junior High School,

One of our Year 8 pupils, Lauren Young, will be contributing to the CBBC programme “Lifebabble”.  Lauren will be talking about life problems.

This is on directly after Newsround on Tuesday 7th February at 4.20pm.  Please support Lauren by watching.  All at Lurgan Junior High School wish her well.

Food Heartland Inspirational Careers Day

Prospective Home Economics GCSE pupils attended Food Heartland Inspirational Careers Day.  The event consisted of meeting local food business entrepreneurs, cooking demonstrations by highly skilled chefs and a ‘Build a Burger Business Challenge’.  All students had such an enjoyable day and got a real taste of Northern Ireland’s amazing food industry!  Congratulations to our pupils who won Best Business Plan, Best Product and Marketing Award! 

Thank you

To all those who offered support as a General Assistant.

I very much appreciated the excellent response from parents and friends of the school when I recently requested support.

I am pleased to inform you that we have been able to cover these hours on a short term basis.

Please look regularly at the EA website for any future positions.

 

Thank you

L E Currie (Mrs)

Principal