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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Important Announcement

Our pupils involved in the District Athletic Championships today have progressed into further rounds that have kept them running late!
Teachers will ensure pupils contact parents when on the bus 📱 🚌 🏆

Khulula Choir Visit LJHS!

During the week, we had the privilege of being joined by The Khulula Choir from Swaziland  Year 8 pupils enjoyed an afternoon of fantastic singing, dancing, fun and laughter!
Year 8 — Don’t forget Miss Hanna’s Water Bottle Challenge!

Demi’s Courageous Fundraising Event!

Demi is doing something so courageous this coming week for charity! Here’s Demi’s story:
“On the 10th May, 2017, I will be getting 12 inches cut off my hair. Whilst the hair is going to Little Princess Trust to make a wig, the money raised will be going to Angel Wishes to help children with cancer. I am doing this in memory of my uncle who died nearly five years ago due to cancer. I decided to donate hair and money to children’s charities because most adults grow up knowing what it’s like to have hair, yet some children don’t get that privilege.”
We are sending a plea out for support for Demi with this fundraising event. Any donation would be so much appreciated and can be given to Form Teachers or can be made via this Just Giving Page online. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lurgan-JHS

Mid Ulster U12’s Win District Cup!

Congratulations to Callum, Mackenzie and Harry from the Mid Ulster U12 Football Team who have won the District Cup. They defeated Belfast Schools 1-0, South Down 5-0 and Lisburn 7-1. Mackenzie scored 4 goals in the tournament including the extremely important goal in the 1-0 win v Belfast. All three boys did Lurgan JHS proud.

Under 14’s Begin Cricket Season

On Thursday this week, our Under 14’s cricket team started the cricket season at Royal School, Armagh. Lurgan finished on 63 for 9 off 20 overs! Royal School, Armagh finished on 65 for 2 off 15 overs, winning by 8 wickets! A great display from all the boys!

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.