Charity 2016/2017

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. For most children this will be the only gift they receive.

Charity Committee 2015/2016

The role of a charity committee member is to meet with the charity coordinator to help plan and assist with various charity events throughout the year. 
They are the pupils’ voice for charity work that takes place in our school.
The committee members are kind, helpful and encouraging. They have great ideas and want to help others in need.


Red Nose Day 2015

Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2014

In October 2014 our school supported the Drop Inn Ministries with their annual Christmas shoebox appeal. 81 shoeboxes were collected by the school and will make their way to children in poverty in Latvia, Ukraine and Belarus. For most children this will be the only gift they receive.

We thank pupils, staff and parents who took part in this appeal. As we filled each box, we all thought of that child who would receive the gift. We imagined the joy on their faces and it reminded us of how good it is to give.

Annual Charity Collection 2014

Year 8 pupils from Killicomaine Junior High School have taken part in their regular collection for charity, raising the fantastic amount of 2740.00.

The main charities supported this year were Barnardo’s, Cancer Research Northern Ireland, NSPCC and The Southern Area Hospice Services.

Photos of the top collectors are here.

Typhoon Haiyan Appeal

Killicomaine held several fundraising events to raise 825 to support the British Red Cross appeal to help the thousands of people affected by the Typhoon Haiyan tragedy in the Philippines. For many members of our school community, this devastating natural disaster has very personal links.

Annual Charity Collection 2013

Year 8 & 9 pupils from Killicomaine Junior High School have taken part in their regular collection for charity, raising the fantastic amount of 5560.00.

The main charities supported this year were Barnardo’s, Cancer Research Northern Ireland, NSPCC and The Southern Area Hospice Services.
Each charity received 1000.

Photos of the top collectors are here.


Pink and Blue Day

‘Pink and Blue Day’ at Killicomaine Junior High School raised over 1000

On Friday 23rd October Killicomaine pupils and staff took part in a non-uniform day, with a twist, to raise money for charities relating to men and women’s cancers.  Pupils and staff were asked to come to school wearing pink or blue.  Pink and blue buns, provided by Miss McMillan, were also available for staff to purchase.  Just over 1000 was the total raised and the colour theme provided a thought provoking atmosphere.  The money will be equally divided between ‘The Ulster Cancer Foundation’ and ‘The Breast Cancer Campaign’.  More photos from the day can be viewed here.

Annual 8th year Charity Collection

Year 8 pupils from Killicomaine Junior High School have taken part in their annual collection for charity, raising the fantastic amount of £5460.00.

The main charities supported this year were Barnardos, Cancer Research Northern Ireland, NSPCC and The Southern Area Hospice Services. Each charity received £1000.

The remainder of the money has been donated to nine different charities each receiving a cheque, ranging from £100 to £200.

Top collectors with their prizes.


The top six collectors received prizes which included music vouchers, sports vouchers and Barnardos bears.

Many of the pupils collected over £40.00 individually and received an Easter egg for their efforts.


Action Cancer

£600.00 cheque for Action Cancer

Mr McAleese and Killicomaine JHS pupils presented a cheque for £600.00 to representatives of Action Cancer.

The funds for this worthy cause were raised as part of the school's annual charity effort, organised by Mrs Murtagh.

Action Cancer have been giving a series of seminars to 10th year pupils in the school.


Uganda Orphans' Project


£1,250.00 raised for Uganda Orphans' Project

See the Uganda
photos here.

Killicomaine JHS pupils raised £1,250.00 for the Uganda Orphans' Project.

On Wednesday 14th February, Mr Eddie Drury showed a Powerpoint presentation in assembly. The presentation showed the desperate living conditions of Ugandan orphans.

A local team plan to build an orphanage in Uganda this summer to help conditions.

The Killicomaine JHS pupils had no hesitation taking part in a non-uniform day to help raise funds for this worthy cause.

On Wednesday 28th February, Emma Spence from year 9 presented the team with a cheque for £1,250.00.


Non Uniform day for Ward 4 South

16 Televisions for Ward 4 South, Craigavon Area Hospital

Killicomaine JHS pupils raised £1,000.00 from a non-uniform day to purchase televisions for Craigavon Area Hospital.

The funds were raised for Ward 4 South at the suggestion of a pupil, Luke Bloomer, whose grandfather had been treated there.

After consultation with the ward staff sixteen 14" televisions were bought at Currys, Rushmere, where Mr. Richard Bigley (manager) offered a special discount to the purchase.

Thanks go to Mr Rodney Freeburn owner of J.T.R. Jewellers, Lurgan, who engraved the plaques for the televisions free of charge.

Mrs Dorothy Sharpe, sister of Ward 4 South accepted the televisions on behalf of the ward on Tuesday 25th January at the school's open night.

Mrs Sharpe will be returning later in the term to speak to the whole assembly about work in her ward and how the whole community will benefit from Luke's idea.


Sponsored Walk for MS

Killicomaine JHS present a cheque for £7022.63 to Action MS

On Tuesday 23rd May at 9.30am all of Killicomaine year 10 pupils together with form teachers, year heads and staff headed to Gosford Forest Park for the Action MS sponsored walk.

Photographs of the walk can be viewed here.

On arrival they were greeted by the ever efficient Action MS team and soon set off on the four mile walk which was enjoyed by everyone.

When thay arrived back at the car park there was just time for juice before the rain began to fall.

As usual pupils, their parents and the community supported this very worthwhile charity most generously, raising over £7000.00.

This is an amazing amount collected by just one year group. Many pupils raised over £100.00 individually and will be attending a special Action MS day in January 2007.

Those who collected £25.00 received an Action MS keyring, while pupils who raised £50.00 or more received a named pennant and are photographed above presenting the cheque.

Top collectors were; Leah Wortley £203.00, Jack Daly £200.00, Natasha Colhoun £169.00, Rebecca Capper £150.00.

Photographs of the Awards Dinner which was held in 2007 to thank the pupils, can be viewed here.


In response to the Tsunami disaster our school had a non-uniform day which raised £1,250.00.

Class 9B1, pictured right, handed over a cheque for £1,250.00 for Concern Worldwide (Tsunami disaster).

8th Year Charity Collection

Our established 8th year charity collection raised a massive £4,410.00.

In assembly on Tuesday 1st March cheques were presented to representatives from:
Cancer Research N.I.
The Southern Area Hospice.
Cheques have also been posted to the following charities:
Action Aid
Portadown Coalition Fund
Eden S.E.C.
Chernobyl Children Appeal
Diabetes UK
Redwings Animal Sanctuary.
Pictured right are pupils who collected £45.00 or more, presenting cheques to the charitiy representatives.

Included (L-R): Mr H McCarthy (headmaster), Mrs Anne Leitch (NSPCC), Mrs Maureen Hill (Barnardos), Mrs Rosemary Graham (Cancer Research NI), Miss Anne Marie Connolly (Southern Area Hospice) & Mrs J Murtagh (charity co-ordinator).


Killicomaine JHS pupils have been supporting a little boy from Malawi in Africa by their donations to the charity ActionAid.

has been active in Malawi since 1990 and now works with more than 318,000 people in 6 rural areas. They work at a practical level to improve poor people's access to basic services, such as education and health, and with community organisations to help poor people gain the skills and power to achieve their basic rights.

ActionAid also lobby the government and national and international organisations for changes to policies and practices that affect poor people's lives, for example on education, emergencies and HIV/AIDS.

Malawi facts:
10 million people live in Malawi
nearly 1 in 5 children die before their 5th birthday
life expectancy is 40 years
only 1 in 3 women can read and write
9% of the population are living with hiv/aids

Yamikani's drawing:

A message from Yamikani:

Yamikani Stonick



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