We have a DEAR Day on its way!

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We have a DEAR Day on its way!

To end this term and maybe get a head start into reading some good literature over the summer (Who doesn’t love a good book on holiday!) we are having our final DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Day of the academic year.

It’s going to be on Friday 21st June, periods 2 and 5.

Please make sure you have something to read next Friday, and you might discover a book you can’t put down until it’s done!

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Sophie's Camogie Success

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Sophie's Camogie Success

Sophie McGrath 10F has been selected onto the U14 County Down Camogie team.

Sophie will be involved in playing inter-county matches throughout the summer and will attend the inter-pro competition at the end of the summer.

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New Blazer Crest is Best!

New Blazer Crest is Best!

Our new updated crest is now present on blazers that can be purchased for September 2019 and onward!

As mentioned in letters home, there will be no requirement to immediately adopt the new design, instead phasing it through over 2 years until June 2021.

A better look at the crests, as well the new 6th form ties can be seen in the next image. Again, there will be a 2 year phasing in period for the new ties. The new design is much crisper than the older design with it’s surround.

We hope you like the changes to the school uniform. The new tie and crest are subtle updates, but will bring our uniform up-to-date and continue to instill pride on wearing the Regent House colours.

Holly's Hair!

Holly's Hair!

A big well done to Holly Doak in year 8, who has been been doing some fundraising for the Cancer Fund for Children. Holly has not cut her hair from P6 and was planning on doing a sponsored haircut to raise money for the charity.

Holly ended up raising £920.00 and she also donated 2ft of Hair to The Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children with Cancer.

Rachel's Blog on Body Image

Rachel's Blog on Body Image

Rachel Blair in Year 11 is a member of the Youth Panel set up by the NI Commissioner for Children and Young People. She contributes to a blog on their website, regarding many issues facing young people today.

The NI Commission seek to promote the rights of children and young people - if you would like to find out how you can also be part of this, a member of their participation team can be contacted here.

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Sophie and Jodie progress to All-Ireland Competition

Sophie and Jodie progress to All-Ireland Competition

Sophie McGrath (Yr.10) and Jodie Bell (Yr.9) competed in the feile for Ballycran on Sunday 28th April.

The girls won their section and progressed to the semi-finals. They won their semi-final but unfortunately ended as runners up in the competition.

However, both the winners and runners up will travel to Cork from the 7th- 9th June to compete in an All-Ireland Competition ( National Feile). Both girls will be competing in the Shield competition.

Lewis Sails to Victory!

Lewis Sails to Victory!

Lewis Thompson was chosen to compete for Northern Ireland at the Eric Twiname Regional Sailing Event in Rutland over the bank holiday weekend. After 3 days of high winds and very difficult sailing conditions he finished a credible 22nd out of 89 boats and as a team they finished 4th overall with 8 other regions competing. The coaches were very pleased with the performances both individually and as a team.

Over Easter Lewis also competed Irish Youth National Championships in Cork finishing 13th and last weekend he was at Blessington competing in the Traveller series where he picked up a trophy for 2nd place in the under 14 category.

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Year 8 - 11 Revision Guides Now Available

Year 8 - 11 Revision Guides Now Available

Revision advice for each year group, for all subjects, is now available by clicking the appropriate button.

The same files can be accessed on our Curriculum page - click here to visit

Emma Skates to Number 1

Emma Skates to Number 1

A big well done to Emma Holmes, who is now currently ranked first in NI for her competitive level in Ice Skating!

Emma started ice skating with Dempsey Andrews Ice skating Academy in October 2015. She worked quickly through the learn to skate programmes grades 1-10 and passed the Skate UK passport certificates, moving into competitive standard and testing. Through dedication in her training program, she has won medals and awards at the Annual Academy Events. Within the National Testing system assessed by The British Ice Skating Association she has passed her level 1,2 and 3 field move tests.

In September 2018, Emma competed in her first British Ice Skating Association Open Competition in Ayrshire Scotland and placed second on the podium in the beginners ladies group.She then placed second on the podium again in Milton Keynes Open Competition in February this year, achieving her new personal best score.

Daniel's Lisbon Rugby Tour

Daniel's Lisbon Rugby Tour

Recently Daniel Moore in Year 8 headed off to the International Youth Rugby Tour to Lisbon with his club, and wrote a short account of his time away!

My International Youth Rugby Festival in Lisbon, Portugal in April 2019

This Easter I went to Lisbon to play at the International Youth Rugby Festival. This was with my old rugby team from Holywood. We were all from different schools and wore our school socks with our Holywood Barbarians tops. We were the only team representing Northern Ireland. There were 115 youth rugby teams from all over the world.

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Holywood Barbarians, April 2019

This was an amazing experience. Lisbon is an exciting city with lots of hills, big buildings, nice art, good food and sunshine and really beautiful beaches. The festival was brilliant. There were 32 teams in my category and we placed 20th which we were very proud of as the other teams were a lot bigger than we were. I received an award for great defending and attacking. I got to meet the Prime Minister of Portugal. I would recommend this festival to any youth rugby team.

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Me playing no.9 against CR setubal.

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Meeting Prime Minister of

Portugal, Antonio

By Daniel Moore, 8B

Jonah's Goal a Lifeline for Ards FC

Jonah's Goal a Lifeline for Ards FC

Jonah Heron in Year 12 came off the bench in a tight match against Warrenpoint to score a vital goal for Ards FC, as they fight to avoid relegation. The game ended 1-1, which was enough to secure Ards a place in the play-off.

Jonah was quoted after the match

"I've been at Ards all my life, so to make my debut for the first team and score an important goal was just amazing," said the teenager.

"This is my 10th year at the club and my first year with the senior team. The manager (Feeney) gives me a lot of confidence and believes in me. I'm very thankful to him that he gave me the opportunity to play against Warrenpoint. It was great to score but nothing is done yet. We still have another two matches in the Play-Off and we have to deliver in those to make sure we stay up.

On returning to school tomorrow, he said: "My school friends won't let me to get too big for my boots. They will probably rake me a bit for scoring on my debut and I'm sure they will be pleased as well."

Jonah’s manager, Warren Feeney, has this to say

"At times Jonah made the game look easy. He is with Club NI and I had a good chat with Jim Magilton about him and Jim loves him. He has a big future if he keeps his feet on the ground and takes advice on board.

"I have every confidence in him and won't be scared to throw in him again."

A big congratulations to Jonah!

Spring Concert 2019.... now with added video!

Spring Concert 2019.... now with added video!

On Friday 22nd March, our pupils showcased their musical talent in our much-anticipated Spring Concert. The evening featured performances by all of our large groups and there was music to suit all tastes from Classical through to Jazz, Musical Theatre, Film Music and Rock.

Huge congratulations to all of our talented musicians on a very successful concert!

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Oliver

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Oliver

Oliver Stevenson 8A recently had the privilege of performing once again at The Grand Opera House Theatre, Belfast in The Sound of Music as Friedrich Von Trapp.

Oliver thoroughly enjoyed playing this role as a 14 year old boy from Salzburg, Austria before World War II.

This was an fabulous opportunity for Oliver to entertain the people of Northern Ireland as he himself ‘Climbed Ev’ry Mountain’ to get past each tough audition stage. Oliver ‘Had Confidence’ in his ‘Do-Re-Mi’, even though at times he thought he was ‘Sixteen going on Seventeen’, doing ‘Something Good’. Oliver had to ‘Solve a Problem like Maria’ and he thoroughly enjoyed finding out what ‘Edelweiss’ actually is. Oliver definitely experienced his ‘Favourite Things’ throughout the run of the show and as the final curtain fell Oliver sang an emotional ‘So Long, Farewell’.

A big congratulations to Oliver!

Abi's Rugby Achievements

Abi's Rugby Achievements

A big “Well done!” to Abi Carson in 8B, who plays rugby for Cooke RFC - A select few teams from Northern Ireland have been invited to play at the National Blitz this Sunday 7th April at Cill Dara RFC.

Abi’s team have also been invited to play in Italy on 24th - 28th August. This is a great opportunity for the girls involved, and Abi is a great representative for girls rugby.