Dromore school welcomes Thai visitors

A delegation of officials from the Child Adoption Center in Bangkok and the Thai Children’s Welfare Department visited Dromore Central Primary School last week.

Dromore High hosts nutrition workshop

Dromore High hosts nutrition workshop

The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) hosted its very first practical workshop for Food and Nutrition teachers at Dromore High School recently.

Plan highlights shortage of places at Catholic primary schools

Plan highlights shortage of places at Catholic primary schools

The oversubscription problem within Catholic maintained primary schools in the Banbridge area has been highlighted in the Education Authority’s latest Annual Action Plan.

A computer-generated image of how the new SRC Banbridge Campus will look when complete.

Funding approved: New college development a step closer

Southern Regional College’s plan for a campus new build project in Banbridge has moved a step closer after the Department for the Economy approved funding for the multi-million pound development.


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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Work will soon start on new college

Southern Regional College’s commitment to serving its communities across the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon (ABC) area has never been stronger, according to Chief Executive Brian Doran.

New-Bridge contract awarded.

Contractor appointed for New-Bridge project

Tyrone-based Western Building Systems has been awarded a £1m replacement contract at New-Bridge Integrated College, Banbridge, where it will replace a number of modular classrooms.

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.

Robin McLoughlin, principal of Banbridge Academy.

‘Controlled schools are naturally integrated schools’

A Banbridge principal has highlighted the diversity and inclusivity of the controlled schools sector in Northern Ireland.

A computer-generated image of the proposed new SRC campus in Banbridge.

Stormont stalemate holding up new college project

The absence of a Stormont government is holding up construction of a new further education college campus in Banbridge, the Department for the Economy has said.

Mr W. Brown (Head of Religious Studies) and Mrs H. Evans (Vice Principal) with pupils who won prizes in the Schools' Bible Project 2017.

Competition success for Academy pupils

Pupils from Banbridge Academy were among the winners in the Schools’ Bible Project 2017.

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Boden Shopping Party at New-Bridge

Friends of New-Bridge are hosting a Boden Shopping Party in the College Assembly Hall on Saturday September 23 from 11am - 4pm and admission is free.

Budding  journalists scoop top prize for school report

Budding journalists scoop top prize for school report

There were celebrations at New-Bridge Integrated College when the news broke that budding journalists at the school had won a coveted prize.

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Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

With teenagers across the land about to find out their A Level results, there’s plenty of cause for concern for pupils as well as parents.

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Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

Students watching TV

Students urged to claim TV licence refund

As students pack up and move home for the summer, TV Licensing is reminding students they may be entitled to extra holiday spending money in the form of a refund.

Rachael Jess (pictured with fellow winner Jason Price) receiving their awards from Dr Clifford Boyd, who recently retired as Vice Principal of Stranmillis and was the Chief Guest Speaker at the Awards Celebration event.

A hat-trick of academic awards for local trio of trainee teachers

Local students - Hayley Thompson, Sarah Ann McCullough and Rachael Jess - bagged a hat-trick of prestigious awards for outstanding academic achievement from Stranmillis University at the College’s recent Awards Ceremony.

Mark Orr

Academy duo on new controlled schools body

Banbridge Academy is strongly represented on the new advocacy body set up to represent the views of controlled schools across Northern Ireland.

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