Erin working with Cinemagic on their latest short film!

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Erin working with Cinemagic on their latest short film!

I had a truly fantastic experience working on a short film just before half-term. 
I was cast in the title role, which meant that I had to work very hard over the three day shoot. 
Filming took place in Donaghadee, which was really lovely as it was nice being so close to home for a change! 
Early starts and late finishes by the beach meant that it could get very cold, but luckily, the wardrobe team were always on hand with hot water bottles, pocket warmers and fleecy coats. 
In the film, we all worked to a tight time schedule so we could take advantage of the amazing “Blue Hour”, which is when the sky has a lovely deep blue hue (which looks amazing on camera!) 

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Unfortunately, the Blue Hour only lasts for about 45 minutes twice a day, so there definitely was a bit of pressure to get some scenes finished. 
I felt incredibly lucky to work with such a talented, kind and helpful crew, and hopefully I’ll be involved in projects with them in the future.
The short film will be premiered in Los Angeles and in Belfast, and I can’t wait to see it! 

Erin Kendrick
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Stills photography by Michael Hooley
 

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British Biology Olympiad 2018

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British Biology Olympiad 2018

Congratulations to the pupils from Regent House School in the British Biology Olympiad 2018. They were the top scoring school in Northern Ireland in this year’s competition

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What a couple of weekends we have coming up at Regent Rugby!

What a couple of weekends we have coming up at Regent Rugby!

This weekend it is Quarter Final Time for the Medallion against Down High in the Medallion Plate competition with over 100 people attending the pre match breakfast. Breakfast served from 9am and is £4.50. John West and Eric Sinnamon have a much improved team, with skipper Andrew McClatchey and the boys looking to blast their way to the semi-finals.

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Next Weekend 17th February, after a titanic battle with Omagh Academy and a 12-10 win away, it is ***SEMI-FINAL*** Saturday.  Robbie Johnston leads the 1st XV boys into battle with the might of BRA. The match is at home with Kick off 10:30am. The Big breakfast will turn into THE BIG BIG RUGBY BREAKFAST!! Again kicking this off at 9am. Even with it being ½ term big numbers are already booking their place in the canteen for the traditional fry up! Get your names down asap, as I need to get more orders in for breakfast.

The boys value your support and we look forward to seeing you there. Share with your friends and support the school.

Year 10 Girls at Public Speaking Event

Year 10 Girls at Public Speaking Event

On Tuesday 6th February, Hanna Oya-Knight (10B), Rachel Blair (10F) and Megan McClintock (10C ) took part in the Queen’s Women Graduates under 15 Public Speaking Competition, held at Queen’s University Belfast. The three girls gave confident and informative speeches that were a credit to the school. Well done girls!

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Congratulations to Sam and Alicia!

Congratulations to Sam and Alicia!

A short message of congratulations to both Sam Crooks Year 14 and Alicia Huntley, former pupil, on receiving offers of a place at Cambridge University.

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Sam's offer is to read Languages at Downing College, Alicia's to read Medicine at Newnham College.

Sound of Music Movie Premiere

We’re having our singalong charity Sound of Music movie premiere on the evening of Wednesday 31 January.  The charity is Brainwaves that supports young people with brain tumours.  The cost is £5 and there will be red carpet and drinks reception from 7:10pm and then Lloyd Edgar’s Oscar-worthy edit of our show in  movie form at 7:30pm.  Feel free to dress up and come ready to sing your hearts out along with Maria, Captain Von Trapp and the children.  We are hoping to fill the assembly hall to raise as much money as possible, so bring your family and friends.

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Mock Results Day 2018

Mock Results Day 2018

We will be having a Mock Results Day for Year 12-14 taking place in school on Thursday 25 January.

It is our hope that this day provides an insight for our students into the day when they collect their official external exam results and focuses their minds on the task ahead.

School Closure - Wednesday 17 January

In the interests of pupil and staff safety, we will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday 17 January). Pupil examinations scheduled for tomorrow will occur on Thursday 18 January.

Did you miss our Open Day?

Did you miss our Open Day?

If you missed our Open Days prior to Christmas, additional tours of the school, for P7 pupils and their parents, will be held on:

  • Tuesday 23 January 2.10 pm
  • Wednesday 24 January 3.45pm
  • Friday 26 January 2.10 pm
  • Monday 29 January 2.10 pm
  • Tuesday 30 January 2.10 pm

Please contact the school office on 028 91813234 to book a place on one of these tours.

Regent House Grammar School To Take Part In BBC 'The Spirit Of Christmas'

Regent House Grammar School To Take Part In BBC 'The Spirit Of Christmas'

Recorded earlier this month in the BBC's Blackstaff studios in Belfast, The Spirit Of Christmas, is on Sunday 24 December at 1pm featuring music including O Come All Ye Faithful. Silent Night; The Twelve Days of Christmas, and seasonal medleys.

Taking part in this programme will be St Lawrence's Primary School, Fintona and Regent House Grammar School, from Newtownards, both winners of this year's BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year.

Also performing in the hour long show will be the Open Arts Community Choir and the Ulster Brass Quintet.

Open Evening Rescheduled

Open Evening Rescheduled

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

As you are probably aware we have had to reschedule our Open Evening to Friday 15th December. This is due to the very serious health and safety concerns I had last Friday.

To allow the school to be properly prepared we unfortunately will need to close at 1215pm. There will be a reduced bus service at 1215 on this day with buses to Bangor, Millisle via Donaghadee, Saintfield via Comber and Portavogie via Kircubbin. I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this causes. (Please note that the Preparatory Department is operating a normal school day)

Last Thursday saw enormous crowds visit Regent and the feedback has been very promising. Most of the compliments centre on our pupil guides and classroom helpers who did a great job of describing their school experience to our visitors. To help ensure our guests this Friday get the same experience can I please urge that your child volunteers again. I realise the difficulties this will create for you and am grateful for your support.

Please can I also ask that you tell as many people as possible about our rearranged Open Evening. Friday 15th December from 6pm to 9pm. My talks are at 6pm and 7.30pm. An updated advert will appear in local press this week.

Apologies for all the inconveniences caused by the rearranged event. It wasn’t an easy decision to postpone the evening but I do believe it was the right one to ensure everyone’s safety.

Many thanks
Michael Carville

Open Night Postponed

Please be advised that Open Night has been postponed to Friday 15th December 6pm-9pm. Headmaster’s talks at 6pm and 7.30pm.

No students should attend school this evening.

Senior Mathematical Challenge

Senior Mathematical Challenge

Congratulations to the 3 pupils who were top in their year in Regent and gained silver awards in the recent U.K. Senior Mathematical Challenge.

Samuel Hanan (Yr 14), Kate Mooney (Yr 13) and Best in School - Paige Irvine Year 12.

Drop Everything and Read Day!

Drop Everything and Read Day!

In a bid to continue to promote reading here in school, we are going to have our next DEAR day (Drop Everything and Read) - This will be held on TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER.

There will be 2 reading slots on this day. One from 9.40 – 10.15 (period 2) and the second from 11.40 – 12.15 (period 5).

Please ensure that your child has some appropriate reading material in school with them on this day. There are many books available in the library which they can borrow in advance.  If your child has no reading material with them, they will be given a text book or any other material their teacher finds suitable.

We hope that everyone will embrace the opportunity of having time to read in school.

Your sincerely,

L Hutton
Literacy Co-ordinator

2017 UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

Recently over 300 of our pupils were among over 140,000 UK pupils participating in the 2017 UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge during ICT classes. This is a 40 minute online, problem-solving challenge aimed at raising awareness of Computer Science in a fun and rewarding way.

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

Junior Category                           Madalyn Bailie 8B
Intermediate Category                Nathan Gibney 9G
Senior Category                           Filip Misiarz Y12
Elite Category                              Luke Balfour and Philip Billimore Y14

The remaining pupils received Distinction, Merit or Participation Certificates.

25 of our Y8 pupils and 7 of our Middle School pupils were in the top 10% in the UK in their respective categories.

The competition is sponsored by Oxford University, Google, The Raspberry Pi Foundation, ARM(supplier of microprocessor technology) and CAS (Computing at School)

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Regent Choir Ulster Hall Performance

Regent Choir Ulster Hall Performance

On an icy cold Saturday morning, the Senior Choir and Chamber Choir ventured to Belfast’s iconic Ulster Hall, to rehearse and perform in the BBC’s ‘Ten Pieces’ Family Concert.

After an initial warm-up with Mr McQueen, our pupils (and teachers!) took their seats behind the Ulster Orchestra to practice ‘Zadok the Priest’ with conductor Rory Macdonald.

After a few run-throughs, and a sound check, it was lunchtime - Nando’s, Pizza Express and the Christmas Market being popular choices.

On returning to the Ulster Hall, concert-goers were queued outside, and excitement started to build as the final audience seats were filled.

Presenters John Toal and CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson gave a warm welcome to Regent House and the choir gave an excellent performance!

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The event was recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster’s Classical Connections and can be found on BBC iPlayer by clicking here - we can be found at 23min 30s!

Geography and Classical Civilisation Trip

Geography and Classical Civilisation Trip

Geography and Classical Civilisation have launched their trip for October 2018.  The 5 days in Italy will mix the history of the Ancient Roman Empire with the Geography of Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast.  Sightseeing will include many of Rome’s famous tourist attractions: The Colosseum, The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and The Vatican.  We will also climb Vesuvius and visit Pompeii, before a trip along the Amalfi Coast and out to Capri and returning via Herculaneum.  It is an action packed trip not to be missed by Geographers and Classic Civilisation students in Years 12-14 at time of travel. 

Requesting a School Magazine

Requesting a School Magazine

If you wish to order a copy of the school magazine, please complete the order request form below before the 8th December 2017.  Please note that only one copy per household is available. Many thanks for your help.

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