Last minute tickets for our school play....

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Last minute tickets for our school play....

It’s not too late to pick up some tickets for our resetting of the classic play - The Crucible. Here are the details, courtesy of the play’s director, Mrs E Allen -

We invite you and your English Literature and Drama students to Regent House Drama Society’s modern-day, in-the-round staging of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. In keeping with Miller’s topical 1950s production, our production asks questions about our own all too credulous authorities when faced with accusations of abuse. In the wake of the Metropolitan Police’s response to the ‘Nick’ allegations and the BBC’s handling of unfounded accusations against Cliff Richard, we hope to make John Proctor’s question “Is the accuser always innocent?” relevant to our contemporary audience.

The Crucible will run from Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th October at 19:30 in the assembly hall, and promises to be an immersive theatrical experience. Tickets are £10 and £6.

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Elsa and James at the National Mathematics Summer School

Elsa and James at the National Mathematics Summer School

After completing the Pink Kangaroo in Year 12, Elsa Hoque was invited to attend the 51st National Mathematics Summer School that was held in Leeds for a week during July 2019.

Throughout her time she found there were different types of Mathematics events as well as free time to do activities such as bowling and making new friends. She comments “the food was great; and the people were really nice too.” Her experience has opened up opportunities for her to stay in touch with the UKMT challenge team and we look forward to hearing about her mathematical exploits in the near future.

James McNinch, from year 13, also attended the summer school as a mentor, which allowed him to help organise the activities as well as working alongside the students.

Doing your AQE at Regent House? Come to our AQE Familiarisation Event

Doing your AQE at Regent House? Come to our AQE Familiarisation Event

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Our AQE Familiarisation Event will be held on the morning of Saturday 19 October for parents/guardians and children who are sitting the Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) in Regent House.

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The purpose of the meeting is to explain what will happen on the days of the tests, the CEA marks, our admissions criteria, what to do if your child is affected by adverse circumstances and cannot sit some or all of the Tests and to show the children where they will be sitting.

Children are not required to wear school uniform on this morning and do not require any stationery or their AQE cards.

Children will be placed beside their classmates when sitting the CEA, we would ask you to come to the Familiarisation Event, along with other parents/guardians and children from your Primary School, at the time listed below for your School.


SESSION 1 - 9.15am Abbey, Alexander Dickson, Andrews Memorial, Ballyholme, Ballymagee, Ballyvester, Bangor Central, Bloomfield, Braniel, Carrickmannon, Carrowdore, Cedar Integrated, Crawfordsburn, Derryboy, Downpatrick, Dundonald, Gilnahirk, Glasswater, Kilcooley;


SESSION 2 - 10.15am Comber, Kirkistown, Londonderry, Portaferry Integrated, Newtownards Model, Rockport, Rosetta, St. Joseph’s, St. Malachy’s; St Mary’s (Comber), St Mary’s (Kircubbin), St Mary’s (Portaferry), St Mary’s (Saintfield), Towerview, West Winds;


SESSION 3 - 11.15am Ballywalter, Brooklands, Castle Gardens, Donaghadee, Portavogie, Rathmore, Victoria (Newtownards);


SESSION 4 - 12.15pm Clandeboye, Grange Park, Grey Abbey, Killinchy, Kilmaine, Kircubbin Integrated, Millisle, Regent House Preparatory, St Finian’s, Victoria (Ballyhalbert);


We would ask that only one parent/guardian accompanies each child, both on the Familiarisation Event and on the three mornings of the Assessment. This restriction is a consequence of the School’s decision to accommodate as many applicants as possible.

Car parking for all four mornings will be available in the large car park at the side of the school and the parent/guardian and child should enter the School at Reception at the front of the school.

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Royal Marine Band Concert and Music Workshop

Royal Marine Band Concert and Music Workshop

The Royal Marines Band of Scotland came to Regent House School on Tuesday 10 September and during the afternoon they ran a music workshop with pupils then performed in  a concert to the new year 8 pupils alongside our Senior Wind Band. 

That evening The Royal Marines Band of Scotland performed a free concert and the rugby boys provided tea and coffee and sold ice creams to raise money for the School Multi-Sports Tour to Canada in 2021.  It was an excellent evening.

These pictures show the rugby boys meeting The Lord Lieutenant of Down who was also in attendance.

Louie's Musical Interlude!

Louie's Musical Interlude!

Congratulations to Louie McComb in achieving Distinction in Saxophone Trinity College ATCL Diploma. 

Louie also plays clarinet and piano to a very high standard and recently was selected to be a member of the Ulster Youth Orchestra.  

He completed an intense course over the summer and the Ulster Youth orchestra played a wonderful concert in the Guildhall Londonderry and also Ulster Hall Belfast.

We wish Louie every success as he completes his final year at Regent House and in the future.

Royal Marines Band Concert TONIGHT!

Royal Marines Band Concert TONIGHT!

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The Royal Marines Band are holding a free concert at 7pm in Assembly Hall tonight (Tuesday 10 September). There will be a whole range of music. It will be an excellent evening.

Tickets are available at reception.

Congratulations to Emma!

Congratulations to Emma!

Emma Holmes in Year 10 competed in Ayrshire IJS Ice Skating Open over the previous weekend, and achieved a 1st place podium position!

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This first place follows two consecutive second place finishes and is also a personal best for Emma in the scoring.

Well done!

Busy Summer for Regent House Musicians

Busy Summer for Regent House Musicians

This summer was a busy summer for our Regent House Musicians. Chloe Wilson, Charlotte Caughey, Victoria Thompson, Molly Wilson, Aimée Zitouni, Corey Brown, Cameron Shaw, Jack Dobson, Patrick Campbell and Jack McCabe attended the Ulster Youth Choir residential and performed at the Ulster Hall as part of a special concert for their twentieth anniversary.

Victoria Thompson, Corey Brown, Aimée Zitouni and Jack McCabe also toured with the choir and performed at Cathedral Saint Sauveur in Aix-en-Provence and Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Louie McComb performed with the Ulster Youth Orchestra.

Tom Myles performed with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and with Camerata Ireland and Barry Douglas. He was also awarded a bursary from Flax Trust Arts.

Congratulations to all our musicians on all their achievements.

For those collecting GCSE results tomorrow.....

For those collecting GCSE results tomorrow.....

As with those who collected their A-level results last week, we send our best wishes to all our students who are collecting their GCSE results tomorrow morning.

The results will be available from 9am, and senior staff, as well as those from the careers dept in school, will be on hand to support and offer guidance on any questions you might have.

On the CCEA exam board website, there is a guide to explain the recent changes to exam grading at GCSE. It can be found by following the link below:
A Guide to Changes in GCSE Grades

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A Level Success

We are delighted to advise that today saw the publication of the best Regent House A level results in our history placing us amongst the very highest achieving schools in N Ireland. 

The improvement trend continues - this is the fifth year in a row we have published our best A Levels results!

  • 93% of students achieved at least 3 A*-C grades compared to 86% in 2018 (used in Belfast Telegraph leagues tables). Only two schools in N Ireland scored higher than this in Summer 2018.

  • 99% of female students achieved at least 3 A*-C grades

  • 68% of students achieved at least 3 A*-B grades (minimum entry to QUB) compared to 62% in 2018

  • 83% of grades achieved were A*, A or B compared to 78% in 2018

  • 35 students gained at least 3 A grades, 5 of whom achieved at least 3A* grades

Congratulations to all pupils and staff on the results attained.

This weeks exam results!

This weeks exam results!

Good luck to everyone receiving exam results this week.. Just a reminder, results are available from 9am on Thursday morning with Senior and Careers staff on-hand to guide and support in any way they can!

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Anna's Water Polo Success

Anna's Water Polo Success

Congratulations to Anna Reilly, who represented Ireland this summer in the ASA U16 Inter-regional competition in Walsall, in which Ireland were undefeated in all matches!

Anna also took part in an Open-Water swim in San Francisco Bay, crossing the treacherous stretch of water from Alcatraz to San Francisco, complete with sharks. No prisoner was ever able to make the escape attempt following this route (unless you are a fan of Sean Connery movies) but Anna completed the crossing with the Coco Channel swim team.

New Information for Staff Email

New Information for Staff Email

There has been a change to how Staff can access their emails both through the C2K MySchool page as well as on their personal device.

To access emails through the MySchool website, you can log in normally to https://www.c2kschools.net and select the Office 365 option.

From there, you can open Outlook which will allow you access to your emails.

To add emails to your personal device, you first must remove any previous work email account on your device. Once removed, follow the below information depending on your device:

FOR IOS10 and HIGHER

  1. Go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts, then tap Add Account

  2. Select Exchange

  3. Enter your Name, Email Address and Password

  4. Email Address should be as follows: <username>@c2ken.net (e.g. ateacher123@c2ken.net)

  5. Give the Account a Description

  6. Tap Next and select Sign In

  7. Log in with you normal C2K Username and Password

  8. Tap Sign In or Next and press Save

FOR ANDROID

  1. Open your email app of choice and choose Add Account

  2. Select Office 365

  3. Enter your Email Address

  4. Email address should be as follows: <username>@c2ken.net (e.g. ateacher123@c2ken.net)

  5. Tap Next and enter your normal C2K Username and Password

  6. Tap Sign In and press Save

Any problems relating to work email, please contact the school.

It's that time again.....

It's that time again.....

We would like to wish our pupils, parents/guardians, staff and everyone else in our school community a very enjoyable, relaxing and exciting summer break.

Hopefully the sunny weather stays with us during the holidays and we look forward to seeing you all again when we return for the new academic year!

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      The 2019 Tennis season for the boys tennis club was full of highs and lows!         The Senior tennis team beat Omagh towns Christian Brothers Grammar School in the first round 6-0. They then went on to defeat Friends School Lisburn in the Quarter – Finals 6-0, only to be defeated by a strong RBAI team in the Semi-Finals of the Schools Cup 0-6. The squad consisted of Ross Jenkinson, (Captain) Adam McGrath, Jared Martin, Patrick Mayne, Charlie McClements, Stephen McIlorum and John Morrison.        

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


          

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       The Junior Boys tennis team won their group comfortably to progress to the Semi-Finals beating Killicomaine, Banbridge, St. Michaels Enniskillen and Wallace HS. They then went to Ballymena Academy and beat Coleraine in straight games 6-0 progressing to the final for the 2nd year in row. Unfortunately CCB where too strong on the day and won 4-2. The squad consisted of Max Jenkinson, Noah Cotter, Oliver Montorio and (Captain) Braiden McGrath.         Well done to all involved!

The 2019 Tennis season for the boys tennis club was full of highs and lows!

The Senior tennis team beat Omagh towns Christian Brothers Grammar School in the first round 6-0. They then went on to defeat Friends School Lisburn in the Quarter – Finals 6-0, only to be defeated by a strong RBAI team in the Semi-Finals of the Schools Cup 0-6. The squad consisted of Ross Jenkinson, (Captain) Adam McGrath, Jared Martin, Patrick Mayne, Charlie McClements, Stephen McIlorum and John Morrison.

The Junior Boys tennis team won their group comfortably to progress to the Semi-Finals beating Killicomaine, Banbridge, St. Michaels Enniskillen and Wallace HS. They then went to Ballymena Academy and beat Coleraine in straight games 6-0 progressing to the final for the 2nd year in row. Unfortunately CCB where too strong on the day and won 4-2. The squad consisted of Max Jenkinson, Noah Cotter, Oliver Montorio and (Captain) Braiden McGrath.

Well done to all involved!

Bryn is 'In-line' for greatness in Barcelona

Bryn is 'In-line' for greatness in Barcelona

Congratulations to Bryn Dickson, who has been representing Ireland at u16 level for Inline hockey. He was in Barcelona at a tournament over Easter where he picked up a few goals along with Man of the match performances.

He has now been selected to represent u18 at the World Championships in Barcelona from 25th June – 5th July .

This has been a great achievement for Bryn following his ACL rupture and leg fracture, he is also the only young person from the whole of Northern Ireland to be selected.