Naeve Swims the Big Bay

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Naeve Swims the Big Bay

The Swim Ulster Big Bay Swim was held at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Saturday 9th September.

Congratulations to Naeve Pountney in Year 10, who won the Under 16 Girls 750m race.

This is an excellent achievement and very well-deserved.

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Senior Golf Team News

Senior Golf Team News

In miserable wet and cold conditions at Royal Belfast GC yesterday, the Regent Senior Boys qualified for the match play stages of the Irish School Senior Boys Competition which will be held in March 2019.

Congratulations go to the team, Jared Magee, Callum Walsh, Matthew Gibson and Robbie Davidson.

They finished 4th from 18 other schools, where the top 4 qualified.

Another great year for Regent pupils!

2018 saw the best Regent House A level results in our history placing us amongst the very highest achieving schools in N Ireland.

At A level we have maintained the very high standards set in 2017 in the top grades and the best 3 A*-C performance ever.:

  • 86% of students achieved at least 3 A*-C grades compared to 84% in 2017 and 74% in 2016 (used in Belfast Telegraph leagues tables)

  • 62% of students achieved at least 3 A*-B grades compared to 56% in 2017 and 45% in 2016

  • 78% of grades achieved were A*, A or B compared to 71% in 2016

  • 47 students gained at least 3 A grades, 9 of whom achieved at least 3A* grades

At AS level this pattern was repeated with continued impressive performance in the top grades and exceptional 3 A*-C performance:

  • 77% of students achieving at least 3 A-C grades compared to 72% in 2016 and 59% in 2015

  • 69% of grades achieved were A or B compared to 68% in 2016 and 53% in 2015

  • 29 students achieved at least 3 A grades

And at GCSE:

  • 94% of Year 12 pupils achieved at least 7A*-C grades including Maths and English

  • 84% of grades achieved were either A*, A or B.

    Congratulations to all the students who have worked exceptionally hard to achieve these results.

Music Department Online Resource

Music Department Online Resource

This year an online resoruce was introduced for pupils in year 8-10 to help with homework and revision. The resource has had thousands of pupils using it in the lead-up to the summer exams. Thank you to all junior pupils who trialled it and gave feedback!

It will be available through the Music department page shortly, but can be accessed from the link below in the meantime.

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Drop Everything and Read - This Thursday

Drop Everything and Read - This Thursday

On Thursday 21st June we will be having another DEAR day (Drop Everything And Read).
Pupils will be given time to read during some classes.


Please make sure a book is brought to school on this day!
 

 

      Last night the Young Enterprise team were at the Northern Ireland Awards dinner in the City Hall and I am very pleased to say we won one award and came runners up in the other.  Aimee Clint won the Journey award (1st in Northern Ireland). This involved her detailing her experience from the very beginning of Young Enterprise and how the team came up with the product along with challenges they faced.     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     Aimee now goes through to the next stage and is in with a chance of going to the UK finals in London in July.  The other award we were up for was Innovation in IT. It was won be a very deserving group who created a fantastic app.  Can I thank you all for your continued support!   Thanks, Miss R McMillan

Last night the Young Enterprise team were at the Northern Ireland Awards dinner in the City Hall and I am very pleased to say we won one award and came runners up in the other.

Aimee Clint won the Journey award (1st in Northern Ireland). This involved her detailing her experience from the very beginning of Young Enterprise and how the team came up with the product along with challenges they faced.

Aimee now goes through to the next stage and is in with a chance of going to the UK finals in London in July.

The other award we were up for was Innovation in IT. It was won be a very deserving group who created a fantastic app.

Can I thank you all for your continued support!


Thanks,
Miss R McMillan

Sam and Matthew to play for Ulster

Sam and Matthew to play for Ulster

Congratulations to Sam Hamill in year 12, who has been selected for the Ulster U18 Hockey team to participate in a 3 match series v Wales U18 Boys at Ulster University, Jordanstown campus during the period 22nd – 24th June 2018.

Congratulations also go to Matthew McKibbin who has been selected to play for Ulster U16 against Scotland and Wales this month.

The school are very proud of both boys' achievements!

UK Pipe Band Championships

UK Pipe Band Championships

Ryan Cupples-Menendez pictured with former Regent House pupil Bradley Parker shortly before the prize giving at the UK Pipe Band Championships in Scotland

Regent House Golf Day 2018

The 2018 Golf Day was held on Friday 25 May and was enjoyed by pupils past and present, parents, friends, teaching staff and Ulster Rugby players, Paul Marshall, Darren Cave and Stuart McCloskey. The tournament was won by our very own Mr Steven McGonigle and Mr David Thompson along with teammates, Mr David Algie and Mr Chris Allen. Congratulations gentlemen!

Mia wins Commendation in Texaco Art Competition

Mia wins Commendation in Texaco Art Competition

Congratulations to Y14 Art and Design student, Mia Vidamour who was awarded a Certificate of Commendation in the 64th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. This is a very prestigious competition and the standard is very high. Well done Mia

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Ulster Schools’ Championship 2018

Ulster Schools’ Championship 2018

Thirty-four Regent athletes competed at the Ulster Schools’ Championship at Antrim Forum on Friday and Saturday (18th and 19th May). The sun was shining and the athletes enjoyed the buzz and excitement which surrounded the stadium. For many pupils this was their first experience of the Ulster Schools’ Championship and I am delighted to report that 5 successfully qualified for the Irish Schools’ and we won 7 medals in total. Our Senior team showed their quality with every athlete picking up a medal. Below is an overview of all the results:

Sophie Laughlin 1st in SG Javelin
Samuel Attipoe 2nd in IB Shot
Lauren Fisher 3rd in SG shot
Matthew McFarland 3rd in SB Javelin
Alexandra Boyd 3rd in SG Hammer
Adam Hughes 3rd in SB 400m
Amy Crossman 3rd in 75m Hurdles 

Connie Magee 4th in 75m Hurdles and 6th in Long Jump
Alex Shaw 4th in 80m Hurdles
Adam Magee 7th in 80m Hurdles
Evan McClean 6th in 75m Hurdles
Aimee Adams 8th in the 80m Hurdles
Madlena Belozerova 4th in JG Hammer
Will Hopes 9th in IB Hammer
Reece Cully 6th in SB Hammer 

Luke Rogers 7th in IB triple jump
Ryan Upritchard 7th in IB Discus
Adam Lynas 9th in the IB Javelin
Noah Cotter 8th in the Mini Boys Long Jump
Caleb Lowe 5th in the MB High Jump
Joe Hopes 7th in the JB Long Jump
Julia Sterritt competed in the JG High Jump with a best of 1m30
Megan Brown 5th in the Mini Girl Shot

David Clarke, Benjamin Hein and Jonny Lucas competed in the 100m and just missed qualification for the final. Katie McKenna and Madelyn Calvert failed to make the final of the 300m Hurdles, both ran good races despite this being only their second time to complete this event.  
Robbie Hammond finished 4th in the IB 400m Hurdles and demonstrates good potential in this event. 

The Mini team- Cody McCormick, Oliver McBride, Alfie Houston and David Clarke finished 5th in the relay final. This is a very promising team, with Alfie Houston stepping into the team at the last moment. I hope with more training these boys can contend for a medal next season. 
The Minor team- Alex Jellie, Ben Hein, Caleb Lowe and Evan McClean failed to qualify for the finals after a poor second change over. 
The Junior Team- Jacob Miller, Alex Shaw, Joe Hopes and Jonny Lucas finished 6th in the final.

Well done to all our athletes who competed, the school is immensely proud of their achievements. 

The Scholastic Book Fair Returns!

The Scholastic Book Fair Returns!

The Scholastic pop-up book shop is returning ... MONDAY 11TH TO FRIDAY 15TH JUNE.

EVERY BOOK WILL BE HALF PRICE!

Check out the teenage book case on the scholastic website. 

All the books in these cases will be HALF PRICE HERE IN REGENT HOUSE.

There’s something for everyone to read, so have a wee browse!

Lewis Sails Ahead!

Lewis Sails Ahead!

Lewis Thompson was picked to represent Northern Ireland in the UK Eric Twiname Topper Sailing Event.

The NI team went on to win the Topper section of the competition with 5 of their sailors in the top 10. Well done Lewis, who was one of the youngest to compete and came 8th out of 87 sailors. 

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Miss McMillan Ulster Hockey Success!

Miss McMillan Ulster Hockey Success!

Business Studies and Mathematics teacher, Miss Ruth McMillan, played for Ulster in the Interprovincial tournament in Cork on Saturday and the team came second overall (on goal difference).

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Congratulations Miss McMillan!

Rebecca in the World Schools’ Swimming Championships

Rebecca in the World Schools’ Swimming Championships

At the weekend Rebecca Reid (Year 12) took part in the 2018 International School Sport Federation World Schools’ Games Gymnasiade in Casablanca, Morocco.  This is the first time that Ireland has entered a team in the swimming championships of the multi-sport event.  Rebecca was part of the Irish team that returned with an outstanding 13 medal haul.  Six golds, five slivers and two bronze medals saw the eight-strong team finish second on the medal table.

In the individual events Rebecca finished 4th in the Female 50m Backstroke and made the 100m Backstroke final, but withdrew for the 200m Individual Medley straight after.  Rebecca achieved a silver medal in the 200m IM in 2:19.58.

In the Female 400m Freestyle Relay Rebecca helped to take the team’s first gold of the meet in a time of 3:50.38.  She also took part in the Mixed 400m Freestyle Relay who were to clinch a tightly fought bronze medal in 3:40.52.

Well done to Rebecca on a fantastic set of results!