Spring Concert

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Spring Concert

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It’s time again for our annual Spring Concert, with both the junior and senior groups taking part this year. It will take place on:

Friday 22nd March at 7pm in the School Sports Hall

Tickets costing £8 and £5 concession, and will be sold outside the canteen at break and lunch from Monday 11th March. 

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Aurum attend South Eastern Trade Fair

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Aurum attend South Eastern Trade Fair

The Regent House Young Enterprise team 'Aurum' competed today in their final competition at the South Eastern Trade fair, which consists of all schools in the South Eastern Area Board.

I am pleased to say they won the following awards:

  • Highest Sales

  • Learning and Development

  • Social Innovation

  • Most Innovative Product.

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Their product is called 'Sign It Same It.'

It is a card game which consists of snap and charades. It aims to make people more aware of Sign Language by teaching people the basic 'signs' to enable them to communicate better with those who have hearing loss/ are users of sign language.

Games can be purchased at £5 and If you would like to know about it or to purchase a game, please make contact with Aurum through social media!

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Regent House at the EU Mock Council Day

Regent House at the EU Mock Council Day

Pupils from Years 12 and 13 attending the EU Mock Council at Belfast City Hall where we represented the European Commission and Portugal.

Adam represents Ireland U20

Adam represents Ireland U20

Adam Hughes represented Ireland U20 in the 4x400m relay on Saturday 2nd February in Dublin at the Indoor AAI Games.

Adam ran the 3rd leg of the relay, in the fastest time of his team (48.8 seconds). The Irish team finished the race in 3.16.7 seconds which secures the European qualifying time for the U20 Championships in Sweden. Adam’s current time for his 400m has also broken the long standing school record from 1977. We are very proud of his achievements! Well done!

Lucy in Karate Success

Lucy in Karate Success

Last weekend in the Karate Northern Ireland Championships which were held in the Foyle Arena Londonderry, Lucy came away "Double Northern Ireland Champion 2019" after winning Gold in her individual Kata and Gold in her individual Kumite.  

This is no surprise considering she competes at World, European, British, and Irish level where she represents Northern Ireland, but Lucy takes nothing for granted and goes into every competition with the same attitude and commitment as the last one.  She says if it wasn't for her dedicated coach, Cathy McAleer, she wouldn’t be where she is today.  

She has been training extensively over the last 4 weeks, with both 6am sessions and 9pm sessions,  for both Northern Ireland Squad selections and her forthcoming Black Belt exam. 

Very few martial artists achieve this prestigious accolade which has taken commitment, dedication, training, learning and travelling the world.  We all wish her the very best for Sundays special  grading.

In Year 12 and thinking of joining us?

In Year 12 and thinking of joining us?

Are you in Year 12 now? Interested in joining Regent House School?

Prospective year 13 pupils for September 2019 please come to our information evening on Thursday 7 February 2019 at 7pm.

There will be another information session on Tuesday 20th August 2019 at 2pm.

In the meantime, please visit our 6th form prospectus pages for more information, and our full school prospectus can be viewed here.

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Swimming Success

Swimming Success

The Ulster Junior and Intermediate Schools’ Swimming Cup was held at Larne Leisure Centre on Saturday. 

 Naeve Pountney in Year 10 finished in 2nd place in both the Junior 100m Freestyle and the 100m Backstroke. 

 The Junior Girls’ Relay Team of Megan Diamond, Megan McBride, Cassie Huddleston and Naeve Pountney finished in 5th place in the 200m Medley Relay and 6th in the 200m Freestyle Relay.

 Well done to the swimmers!

Year 13 physicists take part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Year 13 physicists take part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Three Year 13 physics students presented their research at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition which took place earlier this month in Dublin. The event comprised 550 projects and attracted roughly 40,000 visitors over the course of three days.

Cameron Shaw and Josh Thompson completed a project which was based on local and national air pollution data entitled ‘Fuel for thought: what if we banned petrol and diesel cars from our roads?’. In addition to discussing their work with judges and members of the public, they shared their ideas with a number of Government officials and civil servants who were in attendance.

Callum Barbour, meanwhile, generated a lot of interest among visitors with his project ‘Flippin’ great: investigating the physics behind the bottle-flipping trick’. He was also interviewed by John Toal from BBC Radio Ulster, and can be heard discussing his project here (please feel free to skip forward to 42:06 to hear the section of the programme in which Callum is featured).

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Del Piero's Prize Draw Winners

Del Piero's Prize Draw Winners

Thank you to all who supported the 1st XV at last Saturdays Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup match against Bangor Grammar school.

The winners of the free prize draw for a £20 Del Piero’s voucher are:

Mrs Elaine Allen

Mrs Janice McVeigh

And ticket numbers, 19, 42 and 174

All winners should contact Peter Lowry on 028 91813234

Congratulations!

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Year 12 - 14 Mock Results Day

Year 12 - 14 Mock Results Day

On Thursday 31st January we will be having a Mock Results Day for years 12 - 14 in order to give our pupils a realistic experience of how the day of their actual results will take place, along with the support and guidance that will be offered to them.

We find this an important event as not only can it focus students’ minds on the task at hand, but can give them the security of knowing that the school community will be supporting them.

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This Saturday's AQE Results...

This Saturday's AQE Results...

Regent House Grammar School would like to extend our best wishes on behalf of everyone here at the school, to the P7 pupils and families waiting for AQE results on Saturday 26th January . Regardless of outcome, all students should be proud of their hard work and courage.

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Research into Young Person Screen Time...

Research into Young Person Screen Time...

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New research into screen time has just been published - but you may still be confused about how much is 'too much'.

Parent zone has put together some evidence-based ways to think about screen time limits.


Kirsty at the UEFA Womens Championship

Kirsty at the UEFA Womens Championship

update - Kirsty has been selected to represent NI again in the Women’s Under 17 International competition against Spain in Tenerife.

Recently Kirsty Cameron has been away with the Northern Ireland Under-17 football squad in Greece. The team were playing in the UEFA Women’s Championship where Kirsty played all 3 matches, against Greece, Switzerland & Kazakhstan. They recently confirmed their qualification for the elite round of the Women's Under-17 Euro Championships and on the 23rd of November they will know the further details of the next stage.


We continue to wish Kirsty all the best as her football career goes from strength to strength!

9 AD4 Have Talent

9 AD4 Have Talent

Music class 9AD4 thought it would be fun to organise a talent show for themselves in the run-up to Christmas…

Year 8 Accelerated Reader Competition

Year 8 Accelerated Reader Competition

Across junior school, Accelerated reader competitions have been underway to find the best individuals and class at reading and taking part in the associated quizzes…. and here are the winners!

Individual winners

Overall Winning Class - 8G


Regent House Senior Carol Service

Regent House Senior Carol Service

You are warmly invited to attend the Senior School Carol Service

featuring our Junior, Senior and Chamber Choirs.

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Thursday 13th December

St Mark's Church

Newtownards

7.30pm

Shoebox Appeal Thanks

Shoebox Appeal Thanks

A huge thank you to all Year 10 pupils who wrapped and packed over 40 shoeboxes for Blythswood’s Shoebox Appeal this year. The Christmas gifts are on their way to Eastern Europe where they will be given out to children, who otherwise wouldn’t receive anything for Christmas this year.

2018 UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

Recently over 300 of our pupils were among over 200,000 UK pupils participating in the 2018 UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge during ICT classes.

The following received ‘Best in School’ certificates in their category

Junior category Sadiya Begum 8A

Senior category Rhys Cheung, Charles McClements, Daniel Wilkinson

Elite category Louie McComb

The remaining pupils received Distinction, Merit or Participation Certificates.

39 of our Y8 pupils and 10 of our Middle School pupils were in the top 10% in the UK in their respective categories.

Girls in Camogie Success

Girls in Camogie Success

Congratulations to Sophie McGrath in Year 10, who has been selected for the County Down Camogie team for her age group.

She will play her club matches but will also train with the team and fulfil their fixtures.

Sophie also plays on the U14 A hockey team in school.

Further to this both Sophie and Jodie Bell, Year 9 have won the following:

  1. Feile- a competition in which their club team Ballycran was selected to represent Co Down in an all-Ireland Camogie competition.

  2. The girls won their league this year which is supposedly of a very high standard!

Seacourt Print Workshop

Seacourt Print Workshop

In November, Y13 and Y14 Art and Design students visited the Seacourt Print Workshops in Bangor as part of their ongoing portfolio practice.

The students were taking part in a Dry Point Etching workshop for the day, hosted as part of the centre’s educational outreach. They worked in advance to create their printing plate and on the day, were taught by professional artists how to follow the principles of printmaking to achieve a variety of differing and successful outcomes.

Everyone who took part had a most enjoyable and rewarding experience and produced some beautiful prints.