Despite good progress with the construction of the new section of Millennium Way, progress has been slower than expected at both the Flush Place/Gilford Road/Banbridge Road and Millennium Way/Malcolm Road junctions. Both junctions contain a significant amount of utility provider equipment and despite considerable advance works the necessary alteration and diversion of this equipment has been protracted and has proved more challenging than anticipated. Works are now expected to complete in Spring 2017.
TransportNI will continue to work with the Gibson Bros and utility providers to complete the works as soon as possible and will endeavour to minimise delays during the remainder of the works and in particular the busy Christmas period.
Today, I received this letter from P.S.N. I. and I am passing it on to you. This is not to alarm you but to support you in ensuring that all of our young people act responsibly at all times. Form teachers will certainly speak to their classes early this week and this will be followed up in assemblies on Friday and Monday. In the meantime, please take time to advise your children of the dangers pointed out in the letter.
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Mrs L Currie
The Under 12 football team have had a fantastic start to their Mid Ulster league campaign with a superb win over Dromore High School! It was a fantastic all round team performance and Lurgan dominated from the first whistle. Captain Harry Norton scored a hat trick, Cameron McKay got two and the others were scored by Tom Leathem, Ashley Beckett, Jack Managh, Ben McAvoy and Lexx McConville. Mackenzie Craig also had an outstanding game in midfield.
The U12 Blue Squad competed against Dromore’s B team also winning comfortably! Goals were scored by Luke Cairns (3), Cody Ferris (2), Connor McAlinden (2), Daniel Graham (2), and Stuart Harrison (1).
A great start to the season!
The drama trip is happening 19th-23rd June 2017 and is open to all year groups. Book your place now with Mrs Gilbert or Miss Haughian.
I would like to update you regarding some school buses arriving late into school in the morning and in the afternoon. This has been a stressful time for our pupils, parents and staff.
The Teacher in Charge of Transport and I have spoken to Translink regularly about late buses. We have been informed that a new scheduler is working to support us. Unfortunately, whist their intentions are genuine, the impact for our young people is not supportive – they arrive late to first period class and in the afternoons, a number have had to rely on parents or family members to collect them.
Last week, I contacted Mrs Carla Lockhart (DUP & Governor)and Mrs Joanne Dobson (UUP). I hope they can support us in resolving this situation. In the meantime, I want to thank all of you who have contacted the school with your concerns. I am hopeful that this can be resolved quickly in the interests of all our children.
Mrs L Currie
UPDATED INFO FROM TRANSPORT NI – Pupils have been informed during Form Time but please reinforce the information at home.
We would ask the teaching staff to take this opportunity to emphasis to all pupils of the on-going road works in the vicinity of Flush place/Malcolm Road, and the requirement to use the diversions currently put in place for their own safety.
We currently have a closure in place on the Gilford Road/ Flush Place footway, all pedestrians should use the designated crossing point on the Gilford Road and follow the designated diversion.
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Update for parents on 25th August 2016
TransportNI have contacted Lurgan Junior High School to inform us of their progress. As such, I wish to advise you of the following:
1. Throughout SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER there will be significant work carried out at the Gilford Road/Banbridge Road/Flush Place Roundabout.
2. This means that TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS will be put in place.
3. A road closure will be required for the roundabout toward the end of the construction works to complete the road surfacing. A further update will be provided closer to the time.
4. At times, there may be lane closures at the Malcolm Road / Russell Drive junction.
5. At all times traffic management arrangements will be clearly signposted.
6. There will also be pedestrian management arrangements and your children are advised to take extreme care when walking to and from school.
ADVICE TO PARENTS
If travelling from Waringstown or Magheralin by car, you would be advised leave extra time for you journey, especially in the event of wet weather.
Congratulations to Lurgan Junior High School pupils Lewis Richardson and Rodney Craig who competed in the N. Ireland Schools’ Judo Championships at the weekend.
Lewis won a Bronze Medal in the Under 42 KG weight category and Rodney won Silver in the Under 60 KG category. Well done boys.