In 2009 Mrs Sandra Isherwood, Principal, was a finalist in the Belfast Telegraph Women of the Year Awards in the category of Education.
Best of the Best
In June 2009 Jones Memorial firstly was named Best Kept School for the WELB and then went on to win the title of ‘Best of the Best’ Supervalu best Kept School in Northern Ireland against 200 other entries. This is a great achievement and the pupils are thrilled after all the hard work. This has never before been held by a school in the WELB area before.
There is a Sensory Garden and a Vegetable Garden. We have a Nature Trail, a Hedgehog House and a Playhouse. Also, a successful wormery stocked with the remnants of the children’s break ensures that our worm population is well cared for!
The Sensory Garden is a showcase for a magnificent pond which attracts various species of local wildlife. Children are encouraged to use all of their senses to explore the area further as they pass over the stoned pathways towards a bridge which lends itself to imaginative play. This Sensory Garden allows all classes to access various features such as the area specifically planned for storytelling which includes a magnificent throne for the storyteller. The amphitheatre is built for drama and song, or for just observing the passing birds and bees!
In 2009 we won a substantial grant award from the Department of Social Development and Neighborhood renewal to help assist with rap around care to those from the key areas. We use the funds to enhance the pupils self worth through a variety of approaches. (See Homework Club)
Dissolving Boundaries Programme Sponsored by the University of Ulster
In 2008-9 we were awarded funding and resources to facilitate a partnership programme with an elementary school in Cork. To date the pupils used video conferencing and Moodle to communicate with each other. The respective Primary 4 classes exchanged projects over the year.
Health promoting School Gold Award Winner 2009
Mrs Topping went to the Everglades in Londonderry to pick up our Health Promoting School Gold Award. Jones Memorial PS is very proud to be one of the few schools to pick up this award and appreciate all the work that the pupils, parents and teacher put in to keeping our school healthy.
Snack Box Challenge Award Winners 2009
Jones Memorial PS successfully retained the award for a second year in recognition of the quality of lunch provision and the support from parents to develop this healthy lunch initiative.
Pupils from Year 7 won the Fermanagh Shield for best overall school for best practice in Cycling Proficiency. In particular two Year 7 girls came first and second in the girls finals. Well Done!
Irish Aid Finalist & Regional Winner 2013
Ambassador Eco-School May 2018 – May 2021
Being an Ambassador Eco-School is recognition that we are an inspirational flagship Eco-School, with exceptional levels of pupil leadership and whole school support which ensures sustainability is embedded in the school ethos. As an Ambassador Eco-School we have successfully delivered a change in the culture of the school and will be able to demonstrate successful pupil and community interaction.
Paths Model School – September 2018
PATHS is a social-emotional learning curriculum that focuses on teaching children improved thinking skill, responsible decision making and behaving as well as helping children achieve overall academic success.
Best SEN Classroom Assistant Award ASD
Mrs Yvonne Foster – June 2018