Mr C McAleese
Principal

Mr McAleese has been working in Killicomaine Junior High School since 2004. He previously taught Physical Education in Lisnagarvy High School and Dromore High School. He retains a keen interest in rugby and has coached rugby at school, club and representative level. He loves playing golf and would love to play a little better.
 
Mrs J Murphy
Vice Principal
Designated Teacher for Child Protection and Responsibility for School counselling service
 
Mrs Murphy coaches Year 8 Boys' Hockey, is a qualified First-Aider and is the school coordinator for European studies. She is also the School Council Coordinator and is responsible for the School disco supervision.
 
Mrs K Ball
Head of Geography


Mrs Ball teaches Geography as well as coaching Yr 8 Boys Hockey. Before teaching, Mrs Ball worked in Canada with an organisation called ‘Youth For Christ’. She loves outdoor sports, travelling and supporting Tottenham!
 
Miss L Sergeant
Geography


Miss Sergeant teaches Geography.
 

Mrs H Doogan
Head of English

Mrs Doogan is the Head of our English department. She has been teaching in KJHS since 2000 and wears many hats! In charge of producing the school magazine, the school drama production and literacy across the school she also acts as teacher in charge of the library. With a special interest in children’s literature, which developed at university, she is keen that all pupils share in and value this through the many avenues offered at KJHS. Mrs Doogan also loves cooking, tennis (playing) and rugby (watching)!
 

Mrs B Porter
English

Mrs Porter teaches English. She taught in Belfast for one year and has spent the rest of her career in Killicomaine. Mrs Porter is very keen on theatre and has organised many visits to professional and amateur productions. She promotes drama within the school by writing and producing school performances.
 

Mrs C Maxwell
S.E.N.C.O.
English

Mrs Maxwell arrived in Killicomaine in September 2006, after spending one year teaching in Clounagh Junior High School. She is an enthusiastic English teacher who has a special interest in drama, and working with pupils who have English as an additional language. Mrs Maxwell enjoys spending her free time reading, walking her dog and watching rugby!
 
Mrs J Blair
English

Mrs Blair joined Killicomaine in 2016. She is a member of the English Department, but she also teaches Art, Drama and Literacy Support.
She enjoys working with pupils who find English difficult and helping them to reach their potential.
Outside of school Mrs Blair can often be found baking cakes, drinking coffee or walking her dog.
 

Mrs E Campbell
Head of Mathematics

Mrs Campbell taught in Antrim for one year and has spent the rest of her teaching career in Killicomaine.
She enjoys working with data and likes to play the piano in her spare time.
 

Mrs D Camblin
Mathematics

Mrs Camblin is a former pupil of Killicomaine Junior High School. She taught mathematics and physics at Portadown College before moving to Killicomaine in September 2007.
 
 

Mrs C McAlister
Head of Science

Mrs McAlister's specialist subject is microbiology. She enjoys developing Active Teaching and Learning Resources for science. She also assists with Scripture Union.
 
Mrs K McCormick
Science


Mrs McCormick taught for 4 years in Belfast and then 13 years at a school in Lisburn before moving to the Science department in Killicomaine Junior High in 2015. She teaches Biology, Chemistry and General Science.
 
Mr G Whitehead
Science
 

Mr Whitehead joined Killicomaine in 2015.
He is Year Head for Year 10. He enjoys developing Active Teaching and Learning Resources for Science. He teaches Physics, Biology, General Science and PE.
Mr Whitehead also coaches rugby at the school.
 
Mr M Lanz
Science
 

Mr Lanz first taught in Killicomaine in 2017.
 
 
Mr A Chambers
Head of History
P.E.

Mr Chambers joined Killicomaine in 2014. He is Head of History and also teaches Boys’ PE. His favourite period of History is the ‘Third Home Rule Crisis’.
Amongst other things he enjoys Rugby, Travel and Cooking.
 
Mrs A Farrell
History

Mrs Farrell joined Killicomaine in September 2017 One of her favourite periods of history is WW2.
She enjoys Hockey, Netball and Tennis - coaching and playing.
 
Ms G Davidson
Head of Art and Design

Ms Davidson joined Killicomaine in 2013. She teaches Art and runs an after school Art Club.
 
 
 
Mr J McClenaghan
Head of Technology and Design

Mr McClenaghan is head of the Technology & Design Department. He coaches the 9th Year soccer teams.
 
Mr N Forbes
Technology and Design

Mr Forbes is an ex-pupil of KJHS and a member of SMT with responsibility for Curriculum.
He teaches Technology & Design. He is also a qualified First-Aider.
 
 
 
Mrs D McClenaghan
Head of Languages
Year Head
French

Mrs McClenaghan is Head of Modern Foreign Languages. She specialises in French. She is also Year Head and enjoys getting to know her year group. She participates in Scripture Union.
 
Mrs C Moore
Spanish

Mrs Moore teaches Spanish.
 
Mrs L Hawthorne
French

Mrs Hawthorne teaches French and also some Spanish classes. She helps with year 9 hockey.
 
Mrs J Finlayson
Head of Home Economics

Mrs Finlayson is a former pupil of Killicomaine JHS. She is teacher in charge of Home Economics and helps run the ‘School Nutrition Action Group’ within school. She assists the HeartStart Emergency Life Skills Course after school.
 
Miss K McCollum
Home Economics
Year Head

Miss McCollum taught Home Economics in Glasgow before moving to Killicomaine Junior High School.
 
Mrs D Brady
Home Economics

Mrs Brady joined Killicomaine Junior High School in 2016.
 
Mrs H Furphy
Religious Education

Mrs Furphy is in charge of the RE department and also teaches English. She coordinates the Scripture Union.
 
Mrs W Radcliffe
ICT
Maths

Mrs Radcliffe is teacher in charge of ICT. She takes Year 9 & 10 Netball and is a qualified First-Aider.
She is ICT co-ordinator in the school.
 
Mrs S Orbinson
ICT
Maths

Mrs Orbinson teaches ICT on a job sharing basis. She also teaches mathematics.
She is ICT co-ordinator in the school and runs an after school ICT homework club.
 
Mrs S Cordner
Music
Year Head

Mrs Cordner is Head of Music as well as teaching some RE classes. She takes great pleasure in rehearsing with choir and orchestra after school and planning music for all major school events. In her role as Year Head she enjoys working with Pastoral Team and getting to know the pupils better.
 
Mrs S Gardiner
Head of PE
Drama

Mrs Gardiner is a past pupil but she returned to the school as a PE and Drama teacher in 2014.
She coaches year 8, 9 and 10 hockey teams as well as tennis and athletics throughout the summer.
Mrs Gardiner takes great pleasure in teaching PE and enjoys getting to know the pupils during their time at KJHS.
Mrs Gardiner is part of our Safeguarding Team.
 
Mr Kirk
PE
Year Head

Mr Kirk is Teacher in charge of rugby. He enjoys teaching a variety of sports in PE and coaching rugby after school.
Mr Kirk is a Year Head and enjoys getting to know the pupils in his year group.
 
Mrs R Hillis
PE
Biology

Mrs Hillis joined Killicomaine JHS in 2015 as a PE teacher. She is a year 9 form teacher.
Mrs Hillis coaches the year 8 hockey team as well as running the Saturday hockey programme for year 9 and 10’s.
She also coaches the year 8, 9 and 10 netball teams.
She runs the athletic and tennis programme in summer term with Mrs Gardiner.
Mrs Hillis is a qualified First-aider.


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