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Poll backs good educational standards

One hundred percent of parents surveyed in Upper Bann said good educational standards are more important than a faith or cultural ethos according to a recent report.

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John O'Dowd

SF slam DUP in education row

Sinn Fein has slammed claims by DUP MP David Simpson that it was former Education Minister John O’Dowd’s own ‘political agenda’ that prevented investment in the controlled sector.

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Pupils at St Francis' PS ready to get gardening at their new allotment

Ground-breaking primary school sets up allotments for local community

A ground-breaking school project has led to the creation of Lurgan’s first community allotment at St Francis’ Primary School.

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Who makes the final call if your child's school needs to close due to snow?

Parents are waiting with baited breath to see if schools around Northern Ireland are set to close later this week after the host of weather warnings issues.
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Doug Beattie MLA

MLAs back campaign for new Education Hub

Three Upper Bann MLAs have backed a ground-breaking plan to build a state of the art educational hub in Lurgan.

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Craigavon Senior High School, Lurgan.

Call for new state-of-the-art £38m Lurgan education hub

Local politicians have been urged to back a campaign to build a £38m state of the art educational hub at the Lurgan campus of Craigavon Senior High School.

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Portadown pupils are told to get on their bikes

Portadown pupils are told to get on their bikes

World record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont and pupils from Richmount Primary School in Portadown are calling on families to take up the challenge of ‘Around the world in 10 days’ as part of Sustrans Big Pedal 2018 - a UK-wide event to get more young people cycling and scooting to school.

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Weather warnings have been issued by both Met Eireann and the Met Office.

Some Craigavon and Lurgan schools shut early due to weather

A number of Lurgan primary schools have closed early due to the worsening weather conditions.

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St Teresa's Primary School principal, Eunan Kearney pictured in the school carpark where the school bus has difficulty getting parked at times due to parents taking up the designated bus space. INLM02-201.

School children’s lives put at risk

A Lurgan primary school principal has warned that children’s lives could be at risk because of dangerous parking by some parents and carers.

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Artists impression of the new Southern Regional College campus in Craigavon

Southern Regional College submits plans for new £45m Craigavon campus

Plans for a new £45m state-of-the-art Southern Regional College (SRC) campus at Craigavon Lakes have been submitted to Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council.

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Open Day at St John The Baptist

Open Day at St John The Baptist

St John The Baptist’s College is hosting an Open Day on January 13 next year.

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Dwyer Coleman of St Francis PS

St Francis PS awarded International Schools Status at special ceremony

A primary school in Lurgan has been awarded International Status, one of only five schools in the whole of Northern Ireland to achieve this accolade.

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Teacher Gavin McNaney.

Tributes to ‘inspirational teacher’

Tributes have been paid to a former teacher at Saint Catherine’s College in Armagh who died on Saturday after a short illness.

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Man arrested after assault on schoolgirl (11)

Man arrested after assault on schoolgirl (11)

Police in Armagh have arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of common assault.

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Kevin Creery and Paul Carvill of Health Kidz Team

Pioneering ‘Healthy Kidz’ wins top award

A project, pioneered in Lurgan primary schools and aimed at getting kids healthy, has scooped a top award.

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IN PICTURES: Tandragee Junior High School Prize Giving

Tandragee Junior High School have held their annual awards ceremony

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Translinks new Safety Bus can visit approximately 350 schools, or up to 25 thousand students, across Northern Ireland each academic year. Pictured at Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School in Belfast are Year 8 student Sarah McWilliams; Kevin Wallace, Safety Bus; Year 8 pupil Hannah Wilson; Sean McGreevy, Metro Falls Service Delivery Manager; Erin Watson, Year 8 student ; Susan ONeill, Safety Bus; and Year 8 students Oscar Feron and Kate McWilliams

Thousands of children in Northern Ireland to receive bus safety advice

Translink has unveiled a new Safety Bus to continue the important safety education programme which has been running in schools in Northern Ireland for over 15 years.

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An architect's impression of the future St Ronan's College Lurgan

Public meeting on new St Ronan’s College building

A public meeting has been organised to discuss the future plans for a new specially-designed £30.6m building for St Ronan’s College in Lurgan.

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From left, Jane McCann (The Miriam Mone Award for Outstanding'Creativity), Eve Heaney & Padraig de Bl�ine (The Patrick Haughey Memorial Cup for Art/Moving Image Arts), Niamh McGrane (The Minne Cup for Music). Absent from photo: Eilis Fox (The McCann Cup for Drama).

Pupils’ success is celebrated

‘Never limit your ambitions’ was the advice for pupils at the prizegiving ceremony at Saint Catherine’s College, Armagh.

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