Please click the links below for our latest newsletter and other important information. These will open up as a pdf in your web browser.

Or right click and select save as.


To be a JDMSS Ambassador please use the details on the contact page we would love to hear from you


Letter to Dr.Margaret Griffin

After a talk to senior girls at St.Mary's School, Calne. St.Mary's has kindly provided some microscopes for JDMSS; also some 6th form girls at the School organised a sponsored dance which raised over GBP500 for the Girls Boarding House.  

Dr Margaret Griffin.


Contact Us

Chairman Support Group  Col Retd. Charlie Thackway - - 01373 832048


Education  Dr.Margaret Griffin - - 01227 457314


Treasurer  Dick Beath - 07941 184487


Secretary  Dr Margaret Thackway - - 01373832048


Bursaries Dr Margaret Thackway - - 01373832048


South Sudan: A brief History

South Sudan


Background to the troubles.


Amidst much celebration and high hopes for the future, South Sudan gained its independence on 9 July 2011, However, two and a half years later, on 15 December 2013, fighting between rival factions in the South Sudanese Army. This continued in and around Juba for the next three days and many people were killed and wounded. The main hospital, which has 130 beds, had 1,000 in-patients.


Our Needs

Below are the needs of the school.

Solar Heating System (£8,000)

Admin Block  (£63,000 needed.)

Science Lab Extension  (Further £35,000 needed.)

Some structural repairs to existing buildings (£30,000 needed.)


We are delighted to say that because of the hard efforts from multiple donors and sponsors we have recently been able to build/ supply;

-The headmasters House 


How to donate

We welcome donations of all sizes for the building fund, and/or offers to sponsor a student for £150 annually for four years. If you are a taxpayer we would ask you to gift-aid your donation so that we may claim back the tax you have paid on it. In this way, without further cost to yourself, you increase the value of your gift by 25%. (UK Tax payers only)


Donations may be made in the following ways:

Girls Boarding House

The Girls Boarding House was officially opened by Baroness Caroline Cox on 19 October 2013. 40 girls can be accommodated. It started very well in the autumn term of 2013 with 28 girls in residence. Closed during 2014 for security reasons it has now reopened but with only 12 girls in residence at present. Posing in front of a banana tree outside the house is the senior mistress, Charity Korir, with 10 of the girls, 3 of whom are from Western Equatoria. The school is expecting more girls to register next term.

Our Story

In 2005 St Francis Church, Salisbury undertake to renovate their own church and pledge £40,000 to be seed money for a project in South Sudan. The Sudanese Archbishop had asked for help to build a church secondary school in Juba, where the church was already running 10 primary schools. The challenge was accepted and in April 2007 the school opened its doors to its first intake of students.



News July 2016


Leadership Team at JDMSS


Headmaster – Robert Kei

Deputy Head – Ochava Sebit

Acting School Officer – Kenyi Chaplain – Head of Science Department.

Acting Assistant School Officer – Charity Korir – Head of languages




Full time teachers – 17

Part time teachers – 13


Support Staff


1 Secretary, 1 Finance Officer, 1 Matron, 1 Site Manager

2 Watchmen, 2 Policemen, Cleaners and Cooks


For the story so far click here

After almost half a century of bloody civil war, peace came to South Sudan in 2005, and the Country became independent in 2011. Hopes were high and progress was made, but in December 2013 peace was shattered, and, ever since, much of the Country has suffered the tragedy of inter-tribal conflict.