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.

Laboratory technician

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.

NSPCC image - exams

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.

A sad child - NSPCC image

'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.

Pictured at the Launch of "Memories from Dromore Central Primary School" were Denise McGuigan, Jane Russell, Christine Robinson, Elizabeth McDonald and Wendy Tate �Paul Byrne Photography INBL1724-207PB

Memories of Dromore Central captured in print

June 2016 marked the end of an era for the community of Dromore, as Dromore Central Primary School Building on the Banbridge Road finally closed its doors after serving faithfully the children of Dromore from 1938.

Dromore High raises funds for rugby tour with golf day

Dromore High raises funds for rugby tour with golf day

Dromore High School has organised a Golf Day on Friday June 16 at Edenmore Golf Club to raise money for the school’s rugby tour to South Africa in 2019.

Mr Des O'Hagan, principal of St Mary's Primary School, Banbridge.

Parents’ delight as children secure places at St Mary’s

St Mary’s Primary School, Banbridge has been given the green light to increase its P1 intake from September.

Edenderry's "Cant Stop the Feeling" girls on stage �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1721-213EB

Lip Sync tribute to Mechelle puts a big smile on everyone’s face

Friday night was a very special night for the many friends, and family, of the late Mechelle Harshaw.

Staff and pupils welcome HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to Dromore Central Primary School. Photo by Simon Graham Photography

Duchess praises well behaved pupils as she opens new school

Governors, staff and pupils at Dromore Central Primary were delighted to welcome The Duchess of Cornwall to their school last Wednesday (May 10).

Mr Des O'Hagan, principal of St Mary's Primary School, Banbridge.

Parents back school’s plea for third P1 class

Disgruntled parents whose children have been denied places at St Mary’s Primary School in Banbridge have backed the school’s plea for a third P1 class.

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