A very warm welcome to all and thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
It is impossible to fully portray on a website the nature of a school with all its comings and goings, its actions and reactions, its joys and pleasures and, occasionally, its sadness and disappointments but we hope that what you see on the adjoining pages will give you a flavour of life in St. Michael's Grammar School.
St. Michael's is a Catholic Voluntary Grammar School under the trusteeship of the Sisters of Mercy. It is a Senior High School catering for students aged between 14 and 18, most of whom transfer at the end of Year 10 from St. Mary's and St. Paul's Junior High Schools. The school has a proud academic tradition dating back over eighty years, but our students also have extensive opportunities to participate in a wide range of social, cultural and sporting activities in which they also regularly excel.
The school itself, like many others of its age, is rather like one of grandma's patchwork quilts: bits and pieces added on at various times give it a quaint, perhaps even homely feeling but, like the patchwork quilt, it is also outdated and no longer fit for the purpose. This is an issue which we have actively pursued for several years and, although the Department of Education has agreed in principle that a new school is needed, the implementation of this decision has effectively been postponed pending the outcome of the ongoing review into post-primary education in the north Lurgan area. We look forward to a speedy conclusion to this review and the construction of a new school at the earliest opportunity.
In the meantime, we continue to cater for the needs of our students by:
We hope you see in these pages a school which is proud of its past, confident of its present and optimistic about its future. Should you require further information about any aspect of life in
St. Michael's, please feel free to contact us.