Well done Junior Choir!

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Well done Junior Choir!

On Friday night, our Junior Choir sang ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ on the BBC Children in Need Live Show. They joined with young people from all corners of the UK in a 1788 strong ‘super choir’ and performed to an enormous national TV audience.

The standard of singing in the Northern Ireland choir was exceptional and our pupils were a true credit to the school.

On top of the excitement of the live performance, our pupils enjoyed a performance by Jake Carter and Mrs Mort and Mrs Adgey got a photo with their favourite weather presenter, Barra Best.

A great night really was had by all!

If you missed the Live Show on Friday night or the ‘Northern Ireland Best Bits’ on Sunday, you can find both on BBC iPlayer.

Again, well done Junior Choir!

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Our Junior Choir on TV!

Our Junior Choir on TV!

The Junior Choir will be performing live on this year's Children in Need show!

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Remember to tune in to BBC1 from 7.30pm on Friday 17th November for interviews, rehearsal footage and the live ‘super choir’ performance!

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The Hills are Alive...

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The Hills are Alive...

...with the sound of music!

Brought to you by acclaimed director Elaine Allen, The Sound of Music has never been so good. A limited amount of tickets are available at break and lunch outside the canteen.

The trailer for this year's school play has landed.  It might not be too late to get a last-minute ticket!

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Swimming Success

Swimming Success

At the Swim Ulster Schools’ Championships at the weekend, our swimmers had a number of successes.

On Saturday afternoon Alyssa Boyd in Year 8 finished 2nd in the 12 Year Old Girls 100m Individual Medley and 4th in the 50m Freestyle.  Sofie Heasley (also Year 8) reached the finals of the 12 Year Old Girls 50m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke.  Joe Simpson reached the finals of the 12 Year Old Boys 50m Breaststroke and 100m Individual Medley.  Alyssa, Sofie and Joe have all qualified for the Irish Minor Schools’ Championships which will be held in Dublin in February.

Sunday was another busy day for the swimmers.  Adam Barnes in Year 9 reached the finals of the Junior Boys 100m Backstroke and the 100m Freestyle, whilst Naeve Pountney in Year 9 reached the finals of the Junior Girls 100m Backstroke and the 100m Freestyle.  Brooke Simpson reached the final of the Girls 100m Breaststroke. 

The Junior Girls’ Relay team of Brooke Simpson, Alyssa Boyd, Cassie Huddleston and Naeve Pountney just missed out on a medal, finishing in 4th place in the Medley Team Relay.  

Rebecca Reid in Year 12 came 1st in both the Intermediate 100m Backstroke and the 200m Individual Medley.  Rebecca’s time of 1:22.25 in the 200m Individual Medley broke the Ulster Junior record.  

In the Senior events Luke Balfour in Year 13 made the finals of the 100m Breaststroke.

Well done to all swimmers on a fantastic set of results!

Tom for Principal!

Tom for Principal!

Keeping on trend with other recent achievements from our students, exciting news that Tom Myles has been offered the role of principal clarinettist in the National Youth Orchestra for 2018.

A wish come true for Gemma!

A wish come true for Gemma!

Well done to Gemma Cordner, who has once again been chosen by her Stagecoach Theatre School to be part of the cast in this years production of ‘Aladdin’ in the SSE Arena Belfast in December.

Details of the performance can be found by clicking the image below

      Congratulations to Lucy Ouldfield, who achieved two bronze medals at this year's IKU World Karate Championships which took place last weekend in Kilkenny.   This was an extremely tough competition with a high standard of competitors from around the world.     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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Congratulations to Lucy Ouldfield, who achieved two bronze medals at this year's IKU World Karate Championships which took place last weekend in Kilkenny.

 This was an extremely tough competition with a high standard of competitors from around the world.

Tickets on Sale for "The Sound of Music" now

Tickets on Sale for "The Sound of Music" now

Tickets are on sale this week for The Sound of Music priced at £10/£6.  

Don’t leave it too late, as some days will sell out very quickly!

The show is on 7th, 8th and 9th of November.  Only this week to buy tickets before Half Term.

Get a flavour of The Sound of Music in rehearsal with this teaser from Lloyd Edgar’s documentary charting the evolution of this year’s senior production. Get your tickets for the show on 7th, 8th and 9th of November on sale at break and lunch this week 23rd – 27th October.

Reuben  jumps in at the deep end!

Reuben jumps in at the deep end!

Reuben O'Rourke was competing for Ireland recently in Tri Nations Champions in Edinburgh at the Royal Commonwealth pool.  His performance was outstanding and he was a medallist on both days.  On day one, Reuben won gold for 1m spring board and on day two he won silver for 1m & 3m spring board.  

Reuben will be heading off again in 3 weeks time to compete in National open championships were he will be competing with teams from Dubai, Europe & UK and we wish him every success!

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EU Mock Council continues for Year 14

EU Mock Council continues for Year 14

Year 14 representing Estonia and the Netherlands at the EU Mock Council at Stormont Parliament Buildings

Regent v Banbridge Academy - Intermediate A's Netball

Regent v Banbridge Academy - Intermediate A's Netball

Our intermediate netball team had an exciting and tight match against Banbridge Academy.

The pressure was on as it was our first match of the season and it was a Cup match. We were all very happy with how we played. Rebecca Marshall moved great and scored really nice shots. Paige Irvine was very accurate at shooting and held her space very well. Sophie Jakobsen worked extremely hard to get free and mark her player. Anna Stevenson also got free lots and helped outside the circle really well. Anya Miller was great at marking her player and getting free. Holly Thompson was really good at changing direction and moving quickly. Ellie O’Connor’s defending was great and she worked really hard in the circle. Lucy Mayne marked her player well and got some really nice interceptions. 

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Overall, we are really happy with the result, 12-9 to Regent! And we hope to continue like this and improve as a team.

We'd like to hear your thoughts...

We'd like to hear your thoughts...

Just a little reminder about our Parents' Survey that we are conducting - it can be found by following the SurveyMonkey link on this page - 

Parental Involvement Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, your thoughts and opinions are most valued in this.

Reminder - Silver D of E Closing date

Reminder - Silver D of E Closing date

The closing date for applications for the Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme is this Friday (20th October). For further information please speak to Dr Morrison.

Netball Report: Regent vs. Friends (Senior Squad)

Netball Report: Regent vs. Friends (Senior Squad)

The Senior Squad had a tremendous victory against Friend’s school. The team started off the first quarter with first centre pass – an excellent advantage. Our pace and control took the opposing team by surprise and after the first quarter the score was 8-3. Going into the second quarter the opposing team placed a lot more pressure on the shooters: Jemma Thompson and Chloe Lennon. Despite this we still were ahead, with Joanna Cotter and Sophie Laughlin working tirelessly in the defensive circle, placing the same, if not more pressure on the opposing attack.

In the third quarter it became very tight. There were many interceptions and conversions from both sides which chopped the pace, but our centre Anna Barr had firm control of the whole game along with Sophie Thomas, Aisling Rafter and Natalie McMaster communicating effectively to ensure every centre pass was taken strongly and used for a goal. At the start of the final quarter the scores were almost equal with 15-13 lead from Regent. Both teams came out fighting for every ball. Consistent efforts from the defence allowed more conversions, and amazing coordination around the shooting circle from the attack utilised these conversions to goals, making the final result a 22-18 win for Regent. Well done to Jemma for getting Player of the Match. Jemma and the shooters were outstanding during the entire game; however the in-game intelligence, consistent efforts, and positive vibes from the whole team should be commended. Well done girls – next stop: round three of the Cup!

By Aisling Rafter

Swimming Successes!

Swimming Successes!

The Ulster Schools’ Relay Gala was held on Friday afternoon at Campbell College and our swimmers had a number of successes.

In the Open Mixed Medley Team Relay; the Regent ‘A’ Team consisting of Megan McGonigle, Jack Wilson, Rebecca Reid and Adam Barnes finished in 3rd place.

The Junior Boys’ Relay team of Zach Balfour, Ruarai Glynn, Adam Barnes and Joshua Creaney finished in 5th place in the Medley Team Relay and 3rd in the Freestyle Team Relay. 

The Junior Girls’ Relay team of Brooke Simpson, Cassie Huddleston, Erika Stanfield, Naeve Pountney, Alyssa Boyd and Sofie Heasley finished 2nd in the Medley Team Relay and 1st in the Freestyle Team Relay.

The Senior Girls’ Relay team of Megan McGonigle, Rebecca Reid, Madelyn Calvert and Katie McGonigle came 2nd in the Medley Team Relay and 3rd in the Freestyle Team Relay. 

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In the Open Girls’ 6 x 50m Relay the girls finished in 1st place.  

Well done to all the swimmers on a fantastic set of results!

Year 14 pupils on Summer Science Placement

Year 14 pupils on Summer Science Placement

Year 14 pupils Aisling Rafter, Samuel Hanan and Gina Vong undertook a summer placement with the Nuffield Foundation Research Placement Initiative. They researched biological and engineering projects and submitted reports and posters.

They took part in a celebration at QUB this week.

Getting Started with the SIMS Parent App

Getting Started with the SIMS Parent App

As we are currently rolling-out the SIMS Parent App across school for those parents who wish to use it, just a reminder as to it's set up.

Once we have received the signed forms sent home with every student...

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  1. We will send you an activation email, simply click on the link from your tablet, PC or smartphone to activate your account. 
  2. You can then login using your normal Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft username and password. If you do not already have one of these accounts you will need to set it up to register the Parent App. When you are logging in for the first time, please make sure all your browser windows are closed. 
  3. From your smartphone or tablet, download the app from the Google Play or Apple App store - search for SIMS Parent.  
  4. From a PC or Windows phone, login online at www.sims-parent.co.uk  

If you have any problems accessing the App please contact the school

Please note that your activation email is unique to you and should not be used by anyone else. If you require an additional login then please contact your school

Your activation email will expire after 14 days if it is not used, please contact your school if you require a replacement after this date.