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Adopt a Child - March Newsletter
Children's Heartbeat Trust - Cheque Presentation 2020
Children's Heartbeat Trust Representative, Lynn Cowan receiving cheque for £200.00 from Year 8 Charity Committee members at TJHS along with Principal, Mr C W Brown and Vice-Principal, Mrs D L Inns who is in charge of the Year 8, 9 & 10 Charity clubs.
Portadown Cares - Christmas Toy Appeal 2019
TJHS is delighted to support once again the Portadown Cares Christmas Toy Appeal
Cancer Focus Representative, Joanne Smith
receiving cheque for £345.00 Oct. 2019
Cancer Focus Representative, Joanne Smith receiving cheque for £345.00 form Lucy Steele, Charity Committee member at TJHS along with Vice-Principal, Mrs Laverne Inns who is in charge of the Year 8, 9 & 10 Charity clubs.
Leukemia Lymphoma cheque presentation 2019
On Friday 10th April, Dan Somerville and Uel Brown presented Leukemia Lymphoma Representative NI Joanne Badger with a cheque for £300 in order to support the ongoing work, research and support in Northern Ireland. Also pictured are Mrs Inns, Vice-Principal who co-ordinates the Charity committee and Mr CW Brown, Principal.
Sponsor a puppy – Guide Dog NI
Our new pup has been born and is only a few weeks old. Mrs Inns is hoping to organise a visit very soon so that all the pupils can meet Max very soon.
Adopt a child information April 2019
Air Ambulance cheque Presentation 2019
£300 Donation to Colleen from Air Ambulance NI
by Ellie Brodgen from the Charity Committee
RED DAY Skip-athon 2019
Pupils raise funds for British Heart Foundation by supporting Valentine deliveries, Valentine poems and Spot the Tot House Competition
Portadown Cares Toy Appeal 2018
We are delighted to once again support the Portadown Cares toy appeal.
This year we provided £500 worth of gifts and toys to this very worthy cause
Christmas gifts on their way to Angela Gomez in Guatemala who is sponsored by the TJHS pupils as part of the Adopt-a-child charity.
The charity committee promoted positive mental health today with wristbands and keyrings.
Action Cancer cheque presentation 2018
Mrs McCallan and the Girls Active team organised a Colour Run at the end of last year to raise funds for Action Cancer and a new school sensory garden. We are both delighted and humbled by the efforts of our pupils in raising a fantastic £2000 for these causes.
Today we presented £1000 (half this money) to Madeline Knowles from Action Cancer. Also pictured are Mr Brown (Principal), Mrs DL Inns (VP), Ellie Brogden (Charity Committee) and four year 10 Girls' Active Leaders (Jane Brown, Sophie Duke, Charlotte Eagle and Rebekah Shortt). Well done TJHS!
Indian Well 2018
Pastor Jacob from G.T.S.S.S India visited TJHS during assembly this morning to enlighten staff and pupils about the great work being done through charity contributions. TJHS Year 10 pupils have raised enough money over the past 5 years to dig 5 wells in villages across India, supplying vital clean water supply to thousands of people. The Geography department is very grateful to our pupils, their families and the wider community for supporting our annual sponsored walk.
Charity Competition - Name the Guide Dog Puppy
As part of our charity work this year the pupils of TJHS are sponsoring a puppy through Guide Dogs for the Blind. For the February House Competition pupils had to suggest a name for 'our' puppy. The winner was Ben Boyce who suggested 'Max'. The runners up were Rebekah Burke with 'Jester' and Rachel Ardis with 'Buddy'. The winners got some puppy related prizes and points for their house.
Donation to ROOF - A Charity for the Homeless - 2017
This term in RE we have asked Year 8 pupils, parents and staff to support the work of ROOF a charity who helps the homeless in Belfast by donating items such as cans of drinks, coffee, sugar, plastic plates etc. Thank you very much for all your donations.
Cares Toy Appeal 2017
TJHS pupils raised £1000 through Fancy Dress disco, charity collection and drinks sales. The money was used to support the Cares Toy Appeal. TJHS have been supporting this appeal for over 10 years.
British Red Cross - Cheque Presentation
British Red Cross representative being presented with a cheque from TJHS pupils- money was raised by Year 10 pupils during the Geography Department Sponsored Walk in May 2017. Zak Kitson was one of the top collectors (pupil presenting cheque).
Guide Dogs N.I - Our Charity for 2017.
In TJHS we are raising awareness of visual impairment by choosing “Guide Dogs N.I” as our main charity this year.
We want to raise awareness of the challenges that a person with visual impairment faces on a daily basis so we invited some visitors along to our Friday assembly to teach us a little more.
Miriam De groot, “Habilitation specialist for Guide Dogs N.I”, works for the Children’s service branch of Guide Dogs N.I. Miriam told us a little about what she does on a daily basis and her involvement with our school here in Tandragee JHS.
Next we heard from Les, a Guide Dog Owner. He was able to tell us about his own experience with his Guide Dog Zane.
Lastly, Carla, who works for the fundraising branch of “Guide Dogs N.I” was here to answer any questions the school had regarding the charity.
As part of choosing “Guide dogs N.I” as our charity we hope to hold lots of exciting fundraising activities throughout the year including non-uniform days, school disco, bun sales; all in an attempt to raise enough money to sponsor and name our very own puppy!!
Abby Harding Foundation - Cheque Presentation
Pupils raised £1000 on Sports Day for the Abby Harding Foundation
Autism NI Charity Cheque Presentation
As one of the selected Charities for 2016-17 Autism NI was presented with a cheque on Tuesday 27th June by members of the Charity committee at Tandragee JHS.
Childrens Heartbeat Trust Charity Cheque
One of the pupil chosen charities this year was the Children’s Heartbeat Trust. Ms Lynne Cowan attended a special assembly where she was presented with a cheque for £500 for the named charity which delivers support to families of children with heart disease in Northern Ireland.
Pictured are L/R Miss R Mattison (Acting VP), Ms Lynne Cowan (Children’s Heartbeat Trust), Holly Joyce (Charity Committee) and Mr W Brown (Principal)
Royal Mail Toy Appeal
Tandragee JHS pupils have donated a fantastic £1000 worth of toys to the Royal Mail Toy Appeal. The toys will be distributed to needy children in the local area. Pictured are Mr K Gale (Head of PE), Mr W Brown (Principal), Mrs D Inns (Vice-Principal) and Mrs Irwin
Helping Hands Healing Hearts
David Goudy from the Helping Hands, Healing Hearts charity receiving a cheque for £300 from members of the Tandragee Junior High School Charity Committee members India Robinson and Holly Joyce. Pictured also are Mr W Brown, Principal, Mr R Leckey, Chairman of the BoG and Mrs D L Inns, Vice-Principal and Charity Coordinator.
Hope Outreach for the Homeless
Picture right to left is Donna (Hope Outreach for the Homeless), Mrs Wilson (HOD RE), Isaac Finch, Jane Brown, Sophie Cummings, Jack Skyes, Jack Atkinson, Jay Mercer, Mr Brown (Principal) and Jim (Hope Outreach for the Homeless) Hope Outreach collecting Year 8 donations for the homeless.
Fields of Life
Fields of Life is a charity close to our hearts at TJHS. At Easter 2014 our very own Mr Gale took part in a mission to Uganda, organised by Fields of Life. This charity aims to help underprivileged children and adults across East Africa. They do this mainly by building schools, organising medical help and by providing clean drinking water to communities. In 2004 our school raised an amazing £10000 to help build a classroom block for a primary school in the Ibande district. They also provided PE equipment, teacher training and donated two water collection tanks.
On Wednesday we had a visit by Fields of Life workers Stephen and Charles. Stephen works for Fields of Life here in Craigavon and Charles works for the drilling team in Uganda which helps to bring clean water to people.
Mr Gale donated a cheque for £2500 to help with the continuing work his group is involved with. Mr Gale hopes to return to Uganda in the near future
Indian Well 2016
Year 10 pupils of Tandragee Junior High School have secured a 4th well in Bonakal a small village in India. The well will provide clean drinking water for 85 families and will be of great benefit to the community. The pupils took part in an annual sponsored walk at the end of May, organised by Mrs McMurray and the Geography Department. The Southern Area Hospice and British Heart Foundation were also supported.
Fields of Life
The Pupils of TJHS held a non-uniform day on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 in aid of Fields of Life. The pupils have also been chucking in their change every Monday morning since January in order to raise £300 to help with the Charity Fields of Life in order to help fund new buildings, schools and clean water. Naomi Campbell from the Charity took the Easter assembly and thanked the pupils for their generous donation which she received from India Robinson (TJHS Charity Committee) with Principal, Mr DT Gillespie and Vice-Principal Mrs D L Inns. Further information on Fields of Life can be sought at the address below:-
Children's Cancer Fund
We raised £115
Josh Wilson (8TY) suggested the bun sale.
Buns were mainly made by Josh Wilson (8TY), other notable contributors were Matthew Carswell, Natasha Freeburn, Ben Love, Lia Mileson and Caleb Kerton
Royal Mail Toy Appeal
Tandragee JHS has been supporting the Royal Mail Toy Appeal for a number of years. The appeal helps provide toys and gifts for needy children in the local area. This year TJHS raised a fantastic £1000 through various events including a disco and sponsored walk. Pictured are Mr Karl Gale (organiser), Mr Gillespie (Principal), prefects and Royal Mail staff.
Rebecca Spiers NI Cancer Fund For Children
Tandragee Junior High school have been raising funds every Monday morning by “chucking in their change” and held a non-uniform day on the last day of term in order to raise a grand total of £300.00 for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for children. Miss Rebecca Spiers from the Charity attended the final Christmas assembly in order to tell the pupils about the work that they do and about the residential centres, Narnia and Daisy Lodge which are for children and families affected by cancer. The NI Cancer Fund for children was one of the three charities nominated and chosen by the pupils of TJHS. The Charity club, led by Mrs Laverne Inns, Vice-principal meet every Wednesday lunch time to raise funds, organise events photo albums, letters and displays and one of the Charity members, Faith Harvey in year 8 presented Rebecca Spiers with a cheque on behalf of the school. Mr Gillespie, Principal is extremely proud of the work that the pupils do and commended all pupils for raising this tremendous amount for such a worthwhile charity.
Brian Gault - Look! No Hands!
Brian & May Gault
We would be delighted to share at your "Special End of Year Assembly" at Tandragee Junior High School, Armagh Road, Tandragee on Wednesday 24th June 2015.
Brian will be very happy to speak to the pupils, teachers and parents for about 25 minutes with some pictures.
We would like to say thank you so much to Tandragee Junior High for nominating "Wheels for the World" as one of the charities to receive funds.
We are thrilled that in partnership with "Wheels for the World" – the overseas arm of disability charity Through the Roof – we have, during the past 4 years been able to provide funds towards the cost of refurbishing, spare parts, transporting and fitting of 355 wheelchairs that have been sent to transform the lives of 355 disabled children, teenagers and adults in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and Kosovo.
Wheels For The World
Tandragee Junior High school pupils raised £300 in 2014/15 order to purchase three new wheelchairs for the charity “Wheels for the world”
Geography Sponsored Walk
Delighted to say that Year 10 and LSC Senior raised just over £1140 for our nominated charities- what a difference this money will make to many lives.
I’m so pleased as I didn’t expect the total to be as good. Thanks to form teachers and classroom assistants involved for all your efforts and help. Melanie
Indian Well 2014
A water well purchased by TJHS Geography department was opened on the 5th September 2014 in the Indira Colony o India. The number of people benefiting from clean water will be 514. Thanks to our Year 10 (leavers) and LSC Senior for their amazing efforts raising this money and taking part in the annual sponsored walk with high spirits and genuine compassion for others- another great achievement for a wee school.