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)




Regarding Open Night

Message from Principal, Mrs L E Currie.

Many thanks to everyone who attended Lurgan Junior High School Open Evening on Thursday 12 January.  You made it such a wonderful evening for both pupils and staff.  I appreciated that you braved the elements to attend on one of the worst nights of the school year.

Special thanks to Mr David Simpson, MP for Upper Bann, Lurgan Ladies Hockey Club, Glenavon Football Club (and IFA), Lurgan Rugby and Cricket Club, Lurgan Town Football Club, ADAPT, the REACH Team, the Youth Annexe, Brownlow House WW2 Museum and PSNI for attending and demonstrating their community support.

Together everyone achieves more!

Millennium Way/Malcolm Road Junction



The next phase of traffic restrictions will commence at the Millennium Way/Malcolm Road junction on Monday 16th January.

Traffic will be able to travel along Millennium Way from Union Street and turn left only onto Malcolm Road towards high street (the right turn onto Russell Drive will be prevented).

Traffic will not be able to turn off High Street onto Malcolm Road out of town and;

Russell Drive will be closed in both directions in the proximity of Trasna Way.

Parents and pupils walking to school are advised to follow the advisory signage provided.

It is anticipated that these measures will be in place for 5 weeks and a further update will be provided as appropriate.

Millennium Way Distruptions

Following the Christmas holidays works are due to recommence on the Extension to Millennium Way scheme. These works are likely involve travel disruption for motorists over the next few months and the first element of the work will require a closure of Flush Place from the roundabout to Hamilton Street from Tuesday 10th January until Friday 13th January inclusive.

This road closure is likely to result in delays for motorists in the area and in particular for those travelling into Lurgan along Avenue Road, Banbridge Road and Gilford Road 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.

Over the coming months the proposed construction works will require a number of different traffic management layouts and restrictions at both the Malcolm Road and Flush Place/Gilford Road/Banbridge Road junctions and 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.