Over 60 shoe boxes were donated to the charity Operation Christmas Child and will now travel to some of the poorest children in the world - brightening their Christmas.
Well done Year 8 and a special thank-you to BR.
12 Nov 2013
European Week for Waste Reduction
Pictured are some members of the school Eco Club who will be taking part in the European Week for Waste Reduction
from 17th November. The Eco Club will take an assembly on waste reduction to give Clounagh pupils a better understanding
of how they can help our environment.
12 Nov 2013
Visit from The Tharps praise group
The Tharp Family Christian praise group from Atlanta, Georgia returned to Clounagh to host the morning assembly on Tuesday 12th November.
The family was last with us in 2012. Pupils were treated to some Christian music, Southern style. They tour throughout the year, travelling by land and air,
to many schools over here and in North America.
5 Nov 2013
Mr. Canning presented a number of newcomer pupils with certificates achieved for success in Jetset English examinations.
Many of the pupils have arrived in this country within the past three years, and all the students received either a merit or distinction in the exams.
Also pictured are ESL Teachers Mr. Kennedy and Mrs. Moore.
29 Oct 2013
Build a Hovercraft workshop
In October, Year 10 pupils enjoyed Army-led Build a Hovercraft practical workshop. They worked in groups of four to design a hovercraft, putting their STEM skills to use.
Each team was given a set of materials from which to build their design, including sheet materials, a motor, fan, and battery. The task linked the subjects Technology & Design, Science, and Mathematics,
with pupils exploring forces, materials and design ranging from motor and fan placement to ducting. After construction, fun escalated as pupils raced their craft,
putting speed and directional stability to the test.
29 Oct 2013
Year 10 pupils from Clounagh pictured with representatives from Project Romania handing over shoeboxes filled with gifts. These boxes will be transported to Romania on the 7 November and handed out to children
in an orphanage as Christmas presents. Well done and thanks to all who participated in the appeal.
17 Oct 2013
Bun sale for Helping Hands charity
Year 8 AW held a bun sale to raise funds for Helping Hands, a charity to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
All 30 pupils generously provided enough buns to raise a wonderful £255 for Helping Hands. The charity was established to
provide the best equipment, to fund research, to provide education, and to support the immediate needs of children and their parents at the RBHSC.
The money AW raised will be used to purchase vital new equipment to diagnose and treat the hospitalís young patients,
to provide facilities and services for families, and to fund research into childrenís illnesses.
4 Oct 2013
Friendly Faces for 2013/14
At the beginning of each school year, pupils are selected from among the prefects
for the role of "friendly faces," providing assistance to the new Year 8 pupils.
Clounagh once again supported the nationwide Jeans for Genes Day.
This is organised by the charity Jeans For Genes, which supports children born with a
Pupils wore blue denim jeans with their school shirt, tie and blazer. Staff also wore jeans.
A total of almost £600 was raised, so a big thank-you to all the pupils and staff who supported
this worthwhile cause.
24 Sept 2013
Congratulations to the Year 10 pupils selected as Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl, and prefects,
for the forthcoming school year.
Clounagh Junior High School raised money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. A group of young boys from EB came up with the idea
of a concert to raise money. At the concert the crowd were amazed by a wide range of talent, including dancers, musiciams of various instruments,
and singers. They raised a whopping £1,048, which will help train a dog for a blind person. The charity don't receive funding
from the government, so they really appreciated the fund-raiser. One of the acts involved in the concert, a past pupil of Clounagh (front right), was waiting on a
guide dog, so he was happy to contribute to the concert.
26 June 2013
Four talented artists from IB who painted a mural which is now on permanent display outside room 9 for all to appreciate and enjoy.
The pupils took their inspiration from different parts of school life in general.
26 June 2013
Trip of University of Ulster Art College
The above pupils, who have selected GCSE Art & Design for next year, were treated to a trip to the University of
Ulster's Art College in Belfast City Centre, for a taste of the many avenues of creativity that lie ahead.
21 June 2013
Clounagh Film Club celebrates 10th anniversary
Clounagh's Film Club, managed by Mr. Sloan, has now been running for ten years. In its first year, 2003/04,
the members of the club produced a six-minute movie. As the years progressed, the films became steadily
longer, more elaborate, and more polished. This year the running time is 38 minutes.
The story, entitled Intruders, is a supernatural thriller about a school with a
reputation for strange phenomena. Five pupils break in at night, hoping to
have their own ghostly experience. But they end up getting far more than they bargained for, as they
happen upon a robbery-in-progress.
Well done to this year's Film Club members (above) for their dedication all year round. Their acting talents made
Intruders our best production of the past decade. The whole school was treated to a big-screen showing
of the film on Wednesday.
19 June 2013
Congratulations to this year's prizewinners. The photos above show the class, sports & academic prizewinners, respectively.
The school choir, along with other talented performers, provided the evening's entertainment at yesterday's Prize Night.
BW held a lolly and smoothie break-time sale and raised £225 for solar lights in Zambia.
Pictured at the presentation are Mr. T. Canning (Principal), Mrs. P. Mawhinney (Head of HE), Ms. Joanne
Harrison (president of Lurgan Soroptimist International), and Ms. Jillian Patchett (coordinator of
Lurgan Lights and Soroptimist).
12 June 2013
Concert in aid of Guide Dogs charity
A concert was held yesterday evening, with talented pupils past and present performing.
Acts included singing, dance, and various musical instruments. All money from tickets sold
will be donated to the charity Guide Dogs, assisting the blind and partially sighted.
Clounagh's Eco Club has produced a short film, Future Shock, emphasising the importance of caring for the
environment. In the story, all the pupils mysteriously experience the same dream, seeing the planet as a
polluted wasteland. Is this a glimpse of the kind of future that awaits mankind if we continue on our present
course of apathy? If so, the responsibility is ours to change what happens.
11 June 2013
Recent sporting achievements
Left: In the District, this Year 10 pupil achieved Silver in the 200m, Bronze in the Relay, Gold in the Triple Jump.
He also achieved the Bronze in the Triple at the Ulster Champsionship, and Gold at the Irish Championship in the same
event. His distance of 11m 34 is also a new school record for the Triple Jump (with restricted run-up).
Right: These girls achieved Bronze at the District.
Left to right: (1) District High Jump, Silver; Relay, Bronze; (2) District Shot Putt, Bronze;
(3) see top photo; (4) District 100m, Silver; Relay, Bronze; (5) District High Jump, Bronze;
(6) District Shot Putt, Bronze.
Under 14 Girls Hockey, Mid Ulster Cup runners up.
Clounagh boys achieved Gold, and the girls Bronze, at the Armagh Team Districts.
Some Year 10 pupils were invtied to take part in a mobile science workshop organised by the Royal Navy's STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) team. Pupils experimented with real forensic science, with the goal of narrowing down
a list of five suspects in a mock murder.
21 May 2013
Pupils and staff participated in a "Think Pink" day to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Activities for the day included accessorising uniforms with pink, a pink bun sale, guess the
number of pink sweets, and a pink zumba. Over £900 was raised by generous pupils and staff
for a very worthy cause. Dance/zumba teacher Hannah Blevins put Mrs Corrigan and a selection
of Year 8 & 9 girls through their paces during "Pink Zumba."
BW held a healthy breaktime sale, selling fruit juice lollies and smoothies. They raised £225.
The money will buy nine solar lamps for rural Zambia in Africa, so children can study at night,
as they have no electricity. This will make a real difference to the academic achievement
and wellbeing of children, their families, and the wider community. Thank you to all who
17 May 2013
Clounagh cook book
The pupils of AB are raising money for the Make a Wish Foundation, to help children with life-limiting or terminal
illnesses. They are doing this by producing and selling a cook book: "A Little Taste of Clounagh."
16 May 2013
Year 10 Mid-Ulster Cup & Mid-Ulster League winners
Clounagh Year 10 football team, winners of the Mid-Ulster Cup and the Mid-Ulster League, with
their coach Mr. Eakin.
Year 10 pupils took part in a Robotics Road Show given by Sentinus in school on Thursday 14th February 2013. The pupils were mentors for Year 8 pupils
who were introduced into the topic of computer control. Pupils were divided into groups and throughout the day they had to write programs which would control
a "nanobot" through a track. Marks were award for the distance the bot travelled along the track and a bonus if the bot completed the task. All pupilsí, both
mentors and participants, had an enjoyable day. Thanks to Sentinus for providing the training.
The girls of EB held a disco before the Easter break to raise money for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.
We are delighted to be giving them £700, which will help many local families affected by cancer.
A big thank-you to everyone who supported us, as it is a very worthwhile cause.
30 Apr 2013
House art competition winners
Congratulations to the winners of the recent House Competition, above. Entrants were provided with a section from a soon-to-be-published
children's book and challenged to draw the accompanying artwork for that scene. Each winner received a shopping
voucher and the chance to have their work published in "Bubble."
27 Mar 2013
Sponsored silence raises £2,500
Bishop Gaddiel Lenini from Kajiado, Kenya, Africa, visited Clounagh Junior High School to talk in
Year 8 assembly. All Year 8 pupils took part in a sponsored silence in November 2012, which raised
a massive £2,500 that went to an Education Centre based in Kenya. The bishop travelled over £4,000
miles to thank pupils for the money they raised for this worthy cause.
27 Mar 2013
The Twizy electric car
Shelbourne Motors provided a demo of their new electric car, the Renault Twizy, for Clounagh pupils, as part of a New Enterprise business workshop.
27 Mar 2013
Easter Egg Hamper for Cancer Research UK
JB sold quiz sheets in aid of Cancer Research UK. They raised an impressive £178.10. The correct entries were placed in a draw to win a hamper of Easter Eggs.
27 Mar 2013
AR bun sale for Red Nose Day
Pupils from AR raising money for Red Nose Day with a bun sale.
15 Mar 2013
EB girls cookie sale for Action MS
As a result of baking and selling cookies at breaktime, the girls of EB have raised a
whopping £206 for the charity Action MS.
7 Mar 2013
World Book Day
4 Mar 2013
Bun sale for Meningitis Trust
BB organised the Bun Sale in support of the Meningitis Trust, and raised £180.00!
4 Mar 2013
Third place in cross country
Congratulations to the Year 9 boys cross country team, who finished third out of fifteen teams at their recent District Competition in January.
1 Mar 2013
Visit from Roger Wilson & Jared Payne
The Year 9 and 10 rugby teams recently enjoyed a coaching session taken by Ulster stars Roger Wilson and Jared Payne.
Choir raises £1,500 for Childrenís Ward at Royal Hospital
Last year pupils from Clounagh Junior High School recorded a new music CD. The professionally produced CD, priced £5, proved to be very popular and raised £1,500.00.
This total was donated to the MRI Scanner Appeal at the childrenís ward of the Royal Victoria Hospital. Pictured in the photograph at the presentation are some members of
the school choir along with Mr. Colin Slaine (head of Music Department), Mr. Docherty from the RVH childrenís ward, and Mr. Trevor Canning (principal).
Pupils raise funds for NI Cancer Fund for Children
Pictured presenting a cheque to Mrs. Ruth Hobson (schools and youth fundraiser for Northern Ireland
Cancer Fund for Children) are pupils from Clounagh Junior High School, who raised £1,900 by
organising a bun sale and a "wear a Christmas hat to school" day.
4 Feb 2013
Bun sale total
Class AY, above, showing the total money raised from their recent bun sale in aid of Cancer Research UK.
1 Feb 2013
Special Olympics torch comes to Clounagh
The torch for the Special Olympics World Winter Games came to Clounagh this week,
on the day before the athletes set off for South Korea. Local girl Rosalind Connolly,
who will compete in skiing events, accompanied the Torch Run Team. Ryan Hill,
past Clounagh pupil, will also travel with the Team Ireland party.
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