The Royal Belfast Academical Institution

Jones House

Housemaster - DJS Wilson, BA, PGCE, PGQ (NI)

Senior Housemaster: Mr. D.J.S. Wilson

Jones House

8J 2019

Jones House

Senior Housemaster: Mr D Wilson

L6 Tutor: Mrs M Matchett

Year 12 Tutor: Mrs K Gilmore

Year 11 Tutor: Mr D Lambe

Year 10 Tutor: Miss K Reid

Year 9 Tutor: Mr S Gamble

Year 8 Tutor: Mr J Wilson

Deputy Heads of School

Daniel Eakin Nkosinathi Khumalo

Head of House

Joel Carson

House Secretaries

Max Campbell, William Hurst, William McMullan


Tom Lavery, Reece Anderson, Stephen McAuley, Matthew McCausland, Christopher Dunseath, Luke Robb, Jack Sloan


Daniel Eakin, Joel Carson, Jack Millar, Matthew McCausland, Tom Lavery, Max Campbell, William Hurst


Joshua Cargill, Keelin Elmore, Matthew Fleetham, Adam Garrett, Tom Glynn, Kane Hagan, Charlie Lamb, Tim Lyons, David Lyttle, Connor McCormick, Bailey McCrindle, Jamie McKay-Pegg, Jack McMillan, Ryan Millar, Henry Pattison, Christopher Rankin, Jonathan Rankin, Jonathan Waite, Mark McDougall ,Ryan Gregory, Connor Bowman, Dylan Marks, Ben Toogood

On behalf of all Jones House, I would like to start by extending a very warm welcome to all the new members, especially the new Year 8 tutor Mr J Wilson and also thank Mr Titterington for his help as last year’s Year 13 tutor. I also would like to take this opportunity to wish the new pupils every success this year and I hope that they will take every opportunity that is presented to them.

Once again Jones House had a very strong campaign in the House Championship, finishing second equal with Larmor.

Members of the House showcased their many talents in multiple events with particular success coming in the Pirrie Cup, the Sholdis Cup for Basketball and Junior Sports Day in which Jones finished in first place. Furthermore, notable success also came in the Sheldon Cup (Junior Cross Country), the Senior Cross country, the Maths Quiz and Larmor Cup where Jones finished in second position. These results highlight a successful year for the house and show the commitment and sporting dominance that the boys demonstrated. I would like to thank all the staff who organised the various competitions and also thank the members who contributed throughout the year in a highly competitive House Championship.

As always, we have had many individual successes, these include many different and admirable achievements from pupils of all ages.

In Year 9, Matthew Carson won the Northern Ireland U14 Trampolining Championship as well as being a silver medallist in the U14 UK Championships. Furthermore, Matthew Thompson was a member of the School U13 Hockey squad that reached the Bannister Bowl final, just missing out on the trophy.

In Year 11, Sam Duncan competed in the Firmus Athletics Series in the summer and was second overall in the Octathlon event, winning the high jump, the discuss and the javelin. Also, very impressively, Marcus McDowell took part in the European Youth Boulder Cup in Delft in the Netherlands and in Sofia in Bulgaria over the summer. In addition, he competed in the European Youth Championships in Brussels with the Irish team.

Marcus McDowell 11J

In Year 12, Jude Postlethwaite was selected for the Ulster U18 rugby team. Rowan Luney was selected for the Northern Ireland Junior Cadet Commonwealth Fencing Team, competing against other commonwealth nations. Robbie McCammon and Nick Thomas (Year 11) toured with the School of Music in New York, playing two concerts at Battery Park and Central Park.

Daniel Eakin, William McMullan, Max Campbell, Joel Carson, Stephen McAuley and Reece Anderson of Year 13 travelled to Japan to climb Mt Fuji with the Expedition Society. Furthermore, William McMullan took part in the School’s 1st VIII that finished in first place at both the Portadown and Belfast Sprints regattas. Michael Thompson, a senior fencer in the School, competed for Ireland in the Junior World Cup events in London, Udine, Barcelona, Aix-en-Provence and the Junior Commonwealth Games in Newcastle where he was representing Northern Ireland. In music, Christopher Dunseath won the Doctor Edgar Boucher award at the Belfast School of Music for his achievement with the classical harp, as well as gaining a diploma from the London College of Music.

Academically, it was another very successful year for the pupils as last year’s Year 12 had some very notable results, with Josh Patterson achieving 5A*s 5As, Mark Austin who achieved 3A*s 5As and 1B, Yassen Gumaa who achieved 2A*s 6As and 1B and finally John Woodburn with 1A* 6As.

At AS-Level, further success was secured as Joel Carson achieved 2As and 1B, and both Nkosinathi Khumalo and William McMullan achieved a remarkable performance of 4A grades. In Year 14 the A2 students had fantastic achievements with both Conor McCormick and Bailey McCrindle achieving 3A*s, Henry Pattison receiving 3As and Charlie Lamb 2As and 1B and, finally, Kane Hagen with 1A* and 2Bs.

To conclude, I would like to thank Mr Wilson and the Jones tutors on behalf of the House pupils for the hard work and support that they provide. I wish everyone the very best for the year ahead and hope that we can continue this high level of academic and co-curricular success.

Max Campbell, William Hurst, William McMullan (House Secretaries)

23 2019
Scouts Gold DofE
26 2019
Bank Holiday
26 2019
Year 8 Hockey Induction
27 2019
Term begins
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