Ethos & History
Fivemiletown College aims to educate, prepare and inspire all students to achieve their full potential as lifelong learners, thinkers and productive contributors to society. We provide a caring, supportive environment in which each student is encouraged and challenged to develop their strengths, interests and talents.
We have 3 Core Values in school which underpin everything we do:
Commitment - which encompasses Loyalty to friends, colleagues and our school, High work ethic in order to achieve, Supporting and caring for those in need and understanding the importance of teamwork.
Excellence - which incorporates setting high standards and aspiring to achieve, producing high quality work, continually striving for improvement, being proud of personal and collective achievement.
Respect - meaning we value all members of the school community, respect all resources and facilities, tolerate others with different opinions or beliefs than ourselves.
History & Ethos of the School
Fivemiletown College is a centre of excellence at the heart of the community where everyone aims to maximise potential. Fivemiletown College has long been recognised as a leading all-ability school and we are justly proud of the achievements of our pupils. Established in 1960, our current “state of the art” facilities were opened in March 2009. Our sporting facilities include a 4 court sports hall, 5 all-weather tennis courts, a ‘Technogym’ fitness suite, floodlit ‘Astroturf’ hockey pitch and an indoor heated swimming pool.
The weekly youth club is held in the youth annexe and the college’s sports provision offers facilities to the wider community during the evenings and weekends, enhancing its status as a community College.
We pride ourselves in being a school which caters for all abilities. We offer a wide range of courses, both academic and vocational in collaboration with SW College (Enniskillen Campus) and St Kevin’s College, Lisnaskea. We have seen many of our students graduate from universities and move on into professional careers as well as those who have achieved success in the business world, trades and agri-food industries. Pupils from all faiths and backgrounds are welcomed in the school and we aim to foster a sense of respect for others.
Our teaching staff are characterised by their dedication to their pupils, team work and pastoral care. They often work above and beyond the call of duty to support the pupils in their care.
Engagement with the community we serve is evidenced through open evenings, concerts, support for local charities, links with primary schools and parental contact. Local ministers from the area support the spiritual life of the school in taking weekly assembly. We have a solid foundation and aim to build on past success and move forward into the future with confidence.
We work in partnership with parents through regular reporting, newsletters, parent-teacher meetings and individual interviews where requested. We value the support of parents in encouraging their children to reach their full potential.