Awards and Recognition
Carson Awards 2017-18
October 2018 – Millennium wins first place (again!) in the Key Stage 1 section of the Carson Awards, established in tribute to the legendary Belfast comedian Frank Carson, an exciting opportunity for young people to express themselves through the arts under the theme ‘What Integrated Education Means to Me’. The Millennium entry is titled ‘A Box of Wonders’.
Microsoft Showcase Schools 2018-19
September 2018 – Millennium is recognised by Microsoft for another year as a Showcase School, meaning we have ‘demonstrated a commitment to embracing technology to transform education and improve learning outcomes for students’.
Microsoft Innovative Educators 2018-19
August 2018 – For 2018-19, the Millennium IPS staff includes one Microsoft Fellow, three Seesaw Ambassadors and four Microsoft Innovative Expert Educators!
Carson Awards 2016-17
October 2017 – Millennium wins first place in the Key Stage 1 section of the Carson Awards, established in tribute to the legendary Belfast comedian Frank Carson, an exciting opportunity for young people to express themselves through the arts under the theme ‘What Integrated Education Means to Me’. The Millennium entry is titled ‘Together We Are Strong’.
IQM Inclusive School Award
June 2017 – Millennium was awarded the prestigious Inclusion Quality Mark and recommended for Centre of Excellence status. The mark indicates that Millennium has made efforts to ‘promote equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. It pays particular attention to the provision made for, and the achievement of, different groups of pupils within a school and any pupils who are at risk of disaffection and exclusion.’ This is recognition of the excellent work done by the school community. Congratulations to everyone!
Northern Ireland Netball Champions
June 2017 – Millennium IPS wins the primary school netball championships – the first integrated school ever to do so, and also, with only one class in each of the Key Stage 2 year groups, one of the smallest schools in the competition.
Irish News School, Club and Volunteer Awards
May 2017 – The Irish News’ highly contested School, Club & Volunteer Awards recognise and reward GAA Schools, Clubs & Volunteers throughout Ulster for their commitment to Gaelic Games and their community irrespective of their playing ability. Millennium is the first integrated primary school ever to win this award.
Digital Schools Awards
March 2016 – Millennium IPS recognised with ‘Digital Schools of Distinction’ Award. The initiative aims to recognise best in class practices and build on the progress already made by schools by providing a pathway and resources for those schools seeking to do more with technology. The programme also recognises those who achieve excellence and supports the efforts of schools and teachers in making the best use of technology in the learning environment.
Woman of the Year in Education
February 2014 – “It was the humblest of beginnings for a new school — a derelict house, just 10 pupils and only one determined teacher.
But 14 years later Mary Roulston (59), the winner of our 2014 Woman of the Year in Education Award, is principal of the now thriving Millennium Integrated Primary School in Saintfield, which has 280 pupils and continues to go from strength to strength.
And that is all thanks in no small part to her drive, dedication, focus and child-centred approach to her pupils.”