Comment from the Chairman, Portadown College Board of Governors

“It is with extreme sadness, both on a personal level and on behalf of the Portadown College Board of Governors, that I pay tribute to our esteemed Principal Simon Harper who has passed away.

As a professional leader and teacher there are two words which were ever to the front of his life and work. They were ‘Student Centred’.

Right from the time he entered the Interview room when the College were seeking to appoint a Principal in December 2009, until the last Board of Governors meeting on 28 March 2019, he breathed, talked and delivered for young people.

He was a committed professional and educationalist who heartily embraced his students and staff.

Simon loved travelling the world and being outdoors so it is justly fitting his last hours were spent enjoying this passion.

At this time we would wish to send our heartfelt condolences to Mr Harper’s partner, his family and friends. He will be greatly missed at Portadown College.”

Year 11 Pathways Activity Day Thursday 19th September