Bid to end school traffic ‘chaos’

Residents and local politicians are making an appeal for an end to traffic “chaos” at peak times near Portadown Integrated Primary School.

Overweight children

TV ads blamed for overweight children

Children eat nearly two fifth more calories if they watch TV ads for junk food, even if they are full.

File photo dated 02/03/12 of an exam in progress

‘Porn lessons’ suggested by teachers union to safeguard Northern Ireland school children

‘Porn lessons’ in Northern Ireland schools could help address young people’s fears of addiction, according to a leading educationalist.

More than 10 per cent of teachers left the state sector in 2015.

Five things you need to know on your first day of school – as a teacher

As the new school year approaches, many newly qualified teachers will be eagerly preparing for their first proper teaching post – with nerves and lesson planning aplenty. But despite those first day butterflies and the new-term excitement, my research has found that many teachers actually find their first teaching job to be much more difficult than they expected.

Champagne or Prosecco?

PSNI issue advice for A-Level result party-goers

Police have advised advice to A-Level students who plan to party tonight after receiving their results.

Thousands of school pupils are awaiting exam results

EXAM RESULTS: Advice available for A-Level and GCSE students

A dedicated examinations advice helpline has been set up to provide guidance to students who are expecting A-Level and GCSE results.

It’s time to apply for free school meals

It’s time to apply for free school meals

Parents of children who may be eligible for free school meals have been urged to apply.

Lynette Cooke, PCSP Development Officer and Alison Clenaghan, PCSP Manager with winners of the Social Networking Calendar competition.

Craigavon pupils learn of social networking dangers

Ten local schools recently took part in an art competition to raise awareness of the dangers and potential consequences for young people who use social networking sites.

Hart Memorial Primary School Transport Minister Danny Kennedy announced the winners of the recent Travelwise NI My Walk to School competition.  Fifteen schools from across Northern Ireland were named as the winners in the sustainable transport initiative which took place during Walk to School Week 2015. Schools in Northern Ireland registered to take part in Walk to School Week and all primary schools were asked to encourage pupils, parents and teachers to get active and to take part in a competition to be in with the chance of winning high Viz vests for all pupils in the school.

School bicycle shelters branded ‘ridiculous’

Questions have been raised after a decision to install bicycle shelters at a local primary school.

Craigavon Senior High School pupils, Luke Watson, Arjay Graviles, Ben Simpson and Jake Walker pictured with staff from Autoline.

Road safety workshop at Senior High

Students at Craigavon Senior High School this week participated in a road safety initiative that is being rolled out across Northern Ireland.

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Nominate your school for pastoral care award

Does your local school promote excellent pastoral care? Could they be a winner of the prestigious Derrytrasna Pastoral Care Award?

Minister Dr Stephen Farry with Brian Doran, Principal and Chief Executive of Southern Regional College and Margaret Tinsley, Chair of Strategy and Community Planning at Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council.

Design contract signed for new £44m college campus

A £1.9m design contract has been signed for the new £44m Southern Regional College Campus in Craigavon.


New scout group starts in Craigavon

The Scouts in Craigavon are starting up again this Winter and an Information Night is to be held on Monday (September 14).


Lurgan’s St Ronan’s College P8 make history

Pupils at St Ronan’s College made history this week as they started at the newly formed Lurgan school.

Markethill High School principal James Maxwell

‘Outstanding’ school launches development plan

Markethill High School is putting the final touches on its new three year vision, which will be launched in September.

Thousands of Northern Ireland students are receiving their A-level results

A-level results helpline in operation

A helpline is on hand for the thousands of Northern Irish students who are receiving their A-level results on Thursday morning.

Pacemaker Press 4/11/10 Ceara School in Lurgan , a special school for children with severe learning disabilities',   Where a 8 year old  child attended ,  who was diagnosed with swine flu just over a week ago has died,Twenty people from Northern Ireland died in last year's swine flu outbreak, including a number of children with severe learning difficulties Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker '''

Ceara school broken into and ransacked

Ceara Special School in Lurgan has been broken into and badly damaged in yet another attack.

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Education Authority Youth Service Staff

Young people celebrate success at special Volunteer Week event

Youth in the area were celebrated at a special event at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre recently.

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