Rationale for the Lurgan JHS House System
In Lurgan Junior High School we use our House System to foster healthy competition between students, develop roles and responsibilities, and support our pastoral care structure.
To help students settle in during their first year of secondary schooling. It fosters community.
To allow younger pupils to mix with older students and remove the fear of them being a little fish in a big pond.
It is a big leap for many students for whom social integration is of greater concern than the academic challenge. Happy students will be successful.
Competition teaches children how to be magnanimous in victory and gracious in defeat.
Competition teaches children how to work together as part of a team. It fosters community.
Competition motivates, and motivated students are what we like to see in Lurgan JHS.
Competition teaches children a very important lesson: sometimes life isn't fair! If children no longer care about winning, then how will they learn to accept defeat?
Develops Roles & Responsibilities
Leadership roles are developed through appointments Captains/Vice Captains/Team Captains
The Structure Of The Lurgan JHS System
Every pupil during term 1 in year 8 is placed into one of our 4 houses:
Each House traditionally has a male and female House Captain and four vice captains. They will be responsible for organising teams and events. They have earned their position during their first two years in Lurgan JHS as responsible students that give much to extra-curricular activities.
All staff are also in Houses and each House has 2 ‘Heads of House’.
Mr J Black
Competitions within the Lurgan JHS House System
Every department in Lurgan JHS strives to get involved in organising competitions for our House System. As well as many sporting events, there is also drama, music, a bake off and many more. More recently, we introduced ‘attendance’ and ‘conduct’ as House competitions. This truly means that every single student in Lurgan JHS contributes to the House System.
There are 2 trophies to play for:
The House Shield – Sports competitions only
The House Cup – All competitions
2019 - Carrick
2018 - Dunluce
2017 - Shane
2016 - Gosford
2015 - Gosford
2014 - Carrick
2013 - Carrick
2012 - Carrick
2010 - Shane
2009 - Shane
2008 - Shane
2007 - Shane
2006 - Shane
2005 - Shane & Gosford
2004 - Carrick
2002 - Gosford
2001 - Shane
2000 - Gosford
1999 - Carrick
1998 - Shane
1997 - Carrick & Shane
1996 - Dunluce
1995 - Dunluce
1994 - Shane