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SPORTS
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Sports Day
Girls Hockey
Boys Hockey
Rugby
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EVENTS
The Wizard of Oz
KJHS Hockey Win
Prefects 2015/16
Charity 2016
Open Night 2017
Ski Trip 2016
Danes Hill Rugby
Killicomaine Junior Netball team beat Tandragee to win the Vista Cup and the Vista League in an exciting 19-5 final.
Killicomaine Minor Netball team played Lurgan in a tightly fought Vista Cup Final. Thanks to a last minute goal the minors won by 13-12 to take the 2017 Vista Cup.
Killicomaine's Student Council Elections take place after the Easter holidays. Nominees have produced short election broadcasts to help you decide who will receive your vote. 
The Great Killicomaine Bake Off Challenge: Cupcakes to be baked at home and brought to school by Thursday 6th April at 9.15am.
Entry forms from Home Ec. Dept.
Prizes for year 8, 9 & 10
Killicomaine beat Lurgan Junior High 2:1 in the Hockey Junior Cup Final on Monday 6th March to become the 2017 Junior Cup Champions.
In the Mid Ulster Soccer Cup Final Killicomaine came back from a 1-0 half time deficit to triumph 2-1 over Lurgan, with great goals from Reece Buttery and Ben Harvey. This 9th year team have now captured the League and Cup double.
Killicomaine played Methodist College Belfast in the Hockey Junior Cup Final. Killicomaine won 2:1 to progress to the final against Lurgan JHS.
Our 2017 ski trip was to Ehrwald in Austria. 68 pupils had the most amazing week with perfect snow conditions and beautiful blue skies every day.
Open Night on Thursday 19th January attracted a large crowd of interested Primary School pupils and their parents. It was a very successful evening.
9CF visited The Merchant Hotel in Belfast where Food & Beverages Manager, Mauro Zanza taught pupils 5 star skills including how to meet and greet guests and serve food and drinks at an event.  A big thanks to the Merchant Hotel for being so generous with their time and expertise.
As part of our year 8 financial capability programme 8B1 and 8B2 collected money to buy Christmas hampers. The pupils purchased the goods in Asda, and donated the hampers to the Salvation Army who will deliver them to families in need in the Craigavon area.
The Tharp family are an American evangelistic band who travel around schools in the UK and America teaching about God through their love of singing. The band visited us in November and treated everyone to a fun afternoon and a CD of their songs.
Ulster Youth Choir Conductor Alan Leech gave Killicomaine choir a lesson comprising of breathing and singing exercises, learning songs and singing in rounds. It was really good fun and Alan gave us lots of good tips on how to better our singing voices.
In Killicomaine Junior High we use a programme called Accelerated Reader with ALL our pupils to help us in our aim to develop lifelong readers. You can see Accelerated Reader in action here.
A house netball tournament was played with teams from year 8 and teams from year 9/10 competing for their houses; Blacker, Jackson, Schomberg and Walker.
Pates School, Cheltenham, fielded 3 rugby teams against Killicomaine on Wednesday 19th October 2016 on the first leg of their Irish tour. Killicomaine 10As, 9As and 9Bs put up worthy performances in a real Ireland Vs England battle.
The STEM module (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) got pupils involved in a forensics experiment to solve a murder enquiry.
All the new year 8 pupils of 2016/17 photographed in their primary school groups in September 2016.
Some Year 10 students attended a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) conference at Armagh Planetarium. The event was to promote the uptake of STEM careers in further education.
Year 9 geographers all had a presentation from WaterAid; an international charity that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation.
Killicomaine has 33 teachers, many of whom have joined us in the last year. You can see who's who right here.
The French Onatti theatre group visited KJHS and performed “Le café” to all Year 9 and 10 pupils. The performance was completely in French. Volunteers were picked to go on stage to practise their French speaking skills and help the actors. The play was very funny and the drama and props were very good.
French exchange student Léna Clech took part in our French lessons on 14th September. Pupils asked her questions about herself and her French culture. They improved their French speaking and Léna practised her English skills.
8C pupils participated in a balloon release to mark International Literacy Week. Each balloon had a tag attached asking the finder to contact us with the title of their favourite read. Thank you to Burning Desires for kindly donating the helium balloons.
Mike Nesbitt, leader of the UUP, visited the school on Friday to find out more about the Dickson Plan and transfer at 14. He was accompanied by Julie Flaherty, a former pupil of the school.
Year 8 pupils had an Enterprise Day in October 2016. Through fun network generating exercises, young people are able to ease themselves into their new school gaining valuable social skills.
See the long awaited action on our fabulous new 3G Pitches.
The year 10 boys' Rugby team visited Kingspan Stadium in June 2016. The boys enjoyed a tour of the stadium and visited The Nevin Spence education centre.
See the photographs and results from Sports Day in June 2016.
What an amazing few days on the sporting field as Killicomaine pick up 6 Sports awards in 6 days.
Photos and video from our educational summer trip to Barcelona in May 2016
As a charity fundraiser the U13 hockey teams all donated £1 each and added some pink accessories to their PE kit with their games against Banbridge Academy on Saturday 3rd October. All proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Research. Well done Pink Ladies.
Photos of all our year 10 leavers taken in their form class groups in June 2016.
The razzle dazzle of the West End came to Killicomaine in January 2016 when pupils performed in the school production of 'The Wizard of Oz'.
10th Year pupils leaving Killicomaine in June 2016 organised a summer party and BBQ.
Killicomaine JHS won the KS3 e-safety short video competition with their brilliant entry 'Stop Horsing Around Online', taking home the top prize of a Pro Book and a Laptop for use in school.
See the photographs from our very successful Open Night in January 2016.
The mathematics department took year 8 pupils to Asda as part of their Financial Capabilities project.
Photographs and video from the Danes Hill Rugby Tournament 2015.
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Christmas choir
Killicomaine choir entertained customers at Rushmere Shopping Centre with an afternoon of Christmas songs and carols.
Carol service
Killicomaine choir and orchestra performed at our Christmas Carol service on Wednesday 14th December. Check out the photos and video clips taken during rehearsals.
Christmas jumpers
Pupils wore their Christmas jumpers to school on Friday 9th December as part of a fundraising event for Southern Area Hospice and Children’s Heartbeat Trust.
Christmas Tree Festival
Killicomaine choir entertained visitors to the Christmas Tree Festival at Edenderry Methodist church with an afternoon of Christmas carols.
Shoebox appeal
Members of the 16/17 charity committee with 56 shoeboxes which were collected thanks to pupils, staff and parents. Drop Inn Ministries are working with Team Hope to help distribute the boxes to children in Africa and Eastern Europe. See more of our charity work here.
Crafty pupils
Some very “crafty” people in Year 9 were showing their talents this Christmas! They produced a festive post-box, a knitted Christmas tree, a Christmas picture, and a Christmas tree to name a few. Prizes were awarded to each class along with prizes for outstanding entries.
Movember - staff
Thank goodness Movember is over! Lots of staff members cultivated moustaches to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's suicide. A coffee morning raised £178.50.
Movember - pupils
Pupils got involved for Movember, selling sick on moustaches and running a photo booth. Pupils raised £157.76 for men's health issues.
Ski Trip to Italy 2016
Photographs from the annual Ski Trip to Folgaria, Italy in January 2016.
10C Awards Night 2016
See what went on at the 'Working in Partnership' awards night.
Student Council Elections 2015/16
Election broadcasts from pupils seeking votes for the Student Council.
Leavers 2016
Photographs of all the pupils leaving Killicomaine in June 2016.
6 Nations Trophy
Pupil representatives from all 3 Killicomaine Rugby Teams met Alan Quinlan and Stephen Ferris
Tharpe Family Band
Pupils were treated to an afternoon of song and dance thanks to the Tharpe Family Band.
BBC News Report
Killicomaine pupils were interviewed by ex-pupil; BBC reporter Laura Trueman.
Leavers 2015
Photographs of all the pupils leaving Killicomaine in June 2015.
Christmas Choir 2015
Killicomaine Choir entertain Christmas shoppers at Rushmere.
Year 8 Pupils of 2015/16
Photos of our new year 8 pupils taken in their primary school groups.
School Magazine 2014
View our online school magazine "The School Gate" from June 2014
Sports Day 2015
Photographs and results from our 2015 Sports Day.
Summer Trip to Barcelona 2015
Photographs from the educational trip to Barcelona in summer 2015.
Ski Trip to Italy 2015
Photographs from the annual Ski Trip to Folgaria, Italy in January 2015.
Starting KJHS
Some useful advice and information for pupils starting school in September 2015.
School Map
Interactive map of the school showing what goes on in each classroom.
Ski Trip to Italy 2014
Photographs from the annual Ski Trip to Folgaria, Italy in January 2014.
Armed Forces Careers Day
Some year 10 pupils discovered the career pathways available through the  Armed Forces.
An Introduction to School Catering
We recognise our role in influencing the eating habits of young children whilst at school.
Check out our information on school catering services
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Upper Church Lane
Portadown
Craigavon
Northern Ireland
BT63 5JE

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