Some members of Jordanstown School Choir participated in the annual Mossgrove music festival at Ballyearl Arts Centre on Thursday 8th February 2018.  The choir performed a medley of songs which included signing, singing, percussion instruments and vocal solos.


All the children excelled themselves and earned first place in the competition, winning the trophy for the third year in a row. The choir also received a distinction from the adjudicator! The adjudicator commented on the following;


‘Well done- you were all excellent!  I really enjoyed your strong performance!’.



Masterpiece for the MAC Art Competition


Out of 600 entries for the province wide school art competition the Masterpiece at the MAC, one of the pupils from Jordanstown school was awarded the overall prize winner and another was one of the 12 winners.


Class 4 and 5 went to the MAC for the launch of the exhibition of the art works, to receive the prizes and to have a workshop with local artists.


All the art work is currently on display to the public at the MAC in Belfast.





On Friday the 19th December 2017 there was the annual Christmas Carol Service and  Primary Department Nativity. Big thanks to all the staff  and pupils for a wonderful morning of Christmas celebration.





On Friday the 24th November 2017 there was the annual Secondary Prize Giving. Big thanks to our guest of honour, Ulster Ruby player Luke Marshall.


A massive thank you to the Pupil Council for organising the Macmillan Coffee morning.


 A big shout out to the pupils in 1M, 2N, 3H, 3S, 4A and 6B for making a mountain of delicious traybakes and buns.


We raised well over £300 for a brilliant cause!!!



On 17th July 2017 twenty pupils from Jordanstown School enjoy a week of sport, cookery and craft activities at this year’s summer scheme. Miss Stroud the summer scheme co-ordinator supported by school staff, volunteers including two IFA football coaches Alan and Nicola made it a fun week.


Big thanks and well done to everyone!



Pupils from Jordanstown School recently attended a workshop at St Anne’s Cathedral with pupils from Harberton House School. They enjoyed taking part by singing and playing musical instruments. They performed two pieces; “What a Wonderful World & Sing”.

Please follow the link below to view the photos!

Some of you may have spotted two pupils from Jordanstown School on the BBC this morning!

Alanis and Aliyah have been taking part in the NDCS campaign “Right to Sign”.

Its purpose is to have BSL taught in all schools and be added to the National Curriculum.

The girls have been participating in the nation wide Youth Advisory Board and have been making some fantastic contributions.

Well done girls!

Feed back from the open day.


  • Absolutely overwhelming. It exceeded any expectation of what I had in mind. Excellent facilities and learning experiences for all children. All children and staff seemed genuinely thrilled and happy to be here. Lovely atmosphere.


  • Thoroughly enjoyed the open day. Amazing facilities and such a warm, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. It was great to meet with the staff and and gain insight into the work of both the staff and pupils.



  • Fantastic school with brilliant facilities. The staff and children are so friendly. Was amazing to see what the children are achieving in a safe, secure environment.


  • Fabulous facility and amazing staff. An inspirational morning.


  • Overall impressive. Children brilliant. (Sorry I retired)


  • Fabulous morning. Learnt lots about the school.



  • The school looked great. Lovely atmosphere. The school has so much to offer. Be a pleasure to promote the school to others.


  • Very informative day. Great to find out more information about the school that the children we support in the community.


  • Good to see the school in action. Would have been nice to have been taken on tour in smaller groups with pupils leading the tour.


  • Very good, informative tour of a modern, person centred school with fantastic facilities. Friendly well trained staff. Well behaved pupils.


  • Excellent facilities. Teacher very enthusiastic. Pupils clearly enjoy learning here.



  • Very impressive visit. I feel more informed and will able to help refer their children.


  • Impressed by the facilities.


  • All the teachers spoke in a very child centred way about the children. Ethos of the school is child centred.


  • Brilliant facilities, dedicated staff, happy healthy well motivated children/ young people. Thank you for the opportunity to visit.


  • It was wonderful to see around the school- it is such a brilliant facility and the teachers are so dedicated.  Hope to be back soon.




  • Wonderful morning. Very useful. Two Ladies from Scotland very impressed, our school may close down due to small numbers.


  • Very worthwhile visit. Facilities amazing and the atmosphere around the whole school is lovely. Was delighted to see 2 children from the Southern trust area and will be definitely recommending the school.

Picture: Michael Cooper

Picture: Michael Cooper

Pupils and staff were delighted to welcome Education Minister Peter Weir to Jordanstown School on a recent visit. The Minister took time out of his busy schedule to tour the state of the art facilities and meet pupils and staff.


The Minister commented: “I welcome the opportunity to visit the school and meet with all the pupils and staff. This is a key part of my role as Education Minister and one I greatly enjoy. It is always interesting to meet with pupils across Northern Ireland and hear about their different experiences.”


Adam Smith, Principal said: “On behalf of the Senior Management Team and everyone at Jordanstown School, it gave me great pleasure in welcoming Education Minister Peter Weir to our school. I was delighted to give the Minister a tour where he had the opportunity to meet our fantastic pupils, learn some sign language, visit a number of classes, take in a performance from our singing and signing choir and receive a thank you letter in Braille.”


The Minister concluded: “I would like to thank everyone involved in the visit for their warm welcome and I wish all staff and pupils every success for the future.”


Adam Smith finished the tour saying, “I look forward to working with the Minister in continuing to develop Jordanstown School as a leading centre of excellence for young people who are deaf or visually impaired.”


Picture: Michael Cooper