New School Sports Jacket!


New School Sports Jacket!

Regent House are delighted to show off and sell a new water proof Sports Jacket that now be purchased from Kukri using the attached link below:

This Water Proof Jacket can also be used as a school coat and is the preferable option for travelling to and from school and sporting fixtures on a Saturday morning, however it is not compulsory. Please ensure you order the right size and Mr Robb has a sample of the Jacket should students wish to try it before purchasing.

The Jacket will be sent direct to your home address. Hopefully you will find this useful now coming into the winter months!

Kind Regards

D Robb


Kirsty at the UEFA Womens Championship


Kirsty at the UEFA Womens Championship

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!


Water Polo Triumps!


Water Polo Triumps!

On 2nd and 3rd November four students from regent House represented Ulster Water Polo in an Inter Provincial tournament with Leinster, Connacht and Scottish Saltires.

Anna Reilly and Madelyn Calvert played for the Ulster u15 (2003 and younger) team, gold medallists. They won all their matches convincingly, beating Scotland twice 17-3 and 19-4, and also beating Leinster 17-4 and 16-10. Connacht didn’t field a team in this age-group.

Zach Balfour played for the Ulster u15 boys. Although they lost their games the contest was physical and the Ulster team played well.

Katie McGonigle played for the Ulster u17 (2001 and younger girls), bronze medallists. They beat Scotland 6-5 and were defeated by Connacht and Leinster.

Well done to all the students involved in the competition, and wish them well in their continued participation!





Soul-be was selected to represent the Northern Ireland ITF Taekwondo Team at the Chang-Un Cup in Glasgow on 21st Oct 2018. There were competitors from across the UK and Holland represented.

The competition comprised of 3 separate disciplines and Soul-be competed in all three at the red belt grade.

The competition began at 9:00 am with the Poomse (pattern) discipline. There were many competitors in the knock out stages aged from 9 to 17 year. Soul-be won the completion, achieving the gold medal.

She then competed in the Kyorugi (sparring) completion, again winning the gold medal at her grade and height category.

Finally, Soul-be competed in the Special Technique (high flying kick) discipline and again achieved the highest kick to win the gold medal.

The day was rounded off with Soul-be being awarded the Overall Individual Female Coloured Belt Junior Champion trophy. This was the same trophy she had won the previous year at the same venue.

In the afternoon she went on to assist in coaching the younger members of the NI squad. The NI team achieved over 50 medals and won the overall event on the day. Soul-be is extremely proud and grateful to be part of such a highly performing national team.

And Regent House is very proud of Soul-be!


The Student becomes the Master...

The Student becomes the Master...

Congratulations to Ollie Cunningham in Year 13, who attended and passed the Army Master Cadet course, at Frimley Park , Camberley, England.

The aim of the Master Cadet Course is to broaden and develop further the leadership, instructional and administrative responsibilities of 4-star cadets, with the intention of making better use of their abilities.


Swimming Success

Swimming Success

The Swim Ulster Schools’ Championships were held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October and the Regent swimmers performed very well over the 2 days against the best swimmers in Ulster.

On Saturday our Year 8 swimmers had a number of successes. Kiera Aiken finished 2nd in the 12 Year Olds 50m Breaststroke and 3rd in the 100m Individual Medley. Megan Diamond reached the finals of the 12 Year Olds 50m Backstroke. Gene Smyth came 3rd in the 12 Year Olds 100m Individual Medley. Kiera, Megan and Gene all qualified for the Irish Minor Schools’ Championships which will be held in Dublin in February.

On the second day of the championships Kiera Aiken reached the finals of the Junior 100m Breaststroke. Adam Barnes in Year 10 came 1st in both the Junior 100m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle. Whilst Naeve Pountney in Year 10 reached the finals of the Intermediate 100m Backstroke.

The Junior Girls’ Relay team of Alyssa Boyd, Sofie Heasley, Kiera Aiken, Megan McBride and Megan Diamond narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing in 4th place in both the Medley Team Relay and the Freestyle Team Relay.

The Junior Boys’ Relay team of Adam Barnes, Joe Simpson, Killian McCandless and Gene Smyth came 4th in the Medley Team Relay and 3rd in the Freestyle Team Relay.

Rebecca Reid in Year 13 came 1st in both the Senior 100m Butterfly and the 200m Individual Medley.

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

Lucy continues her Karate Success

Lucy continues her Karate Success

Lucy represented Northern Ireland at the 14th Carlow International Open Karate Competition this weekend where she came away with a haul of medals and outshone herself. She was up against competitors from England, Scotland, Wales, Czech Republic and Ireland at this prestigious event.

 She fought in both individual and international team events in Kumite as well as Kata and came away with 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze and a trophy for runner up.

 Her next competition is on 15th November at the European Championships in Portugal where again she'll be representing Northern Ireland.

We wish her the best of luck.


Regent House student hits Top Notes at 2018 Frank Maher Classical Music Awards

Regent House student hits Top Notes at 2018 Frank Maher Classical Music Awards

Tom Myles (16) from Ballygowan, Newtownards, a student at Regent House School on Circular Road, Newtownards, was one of only seven finalists at the 2018 Top Security Frank Maher Classical Music Awards held at the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin on 5th October 2018. It is Ireland’s largest competition for second level schools with a 5,000 euros top prize for the winner.

Tom plays the clarinet and performed two pieces on the night, ‘No.1 Zart and mit Ausdruc from Fantasiestucke for Clarinet and Piano Op 73’ by Robert Schumann and ‘Solo De Concours’ by Andre Messager. He was presented with a 300 euro bursary by Emmet O’Rafferty, chairman of the Top Security Group

The Awards were created in 2001 by Emmet O’Rafferty to honour the memory of his late teacher, Fr Frank Maher, who taught music at Castleknock College, his old school. Their aim is to showcase outstanding young musical talent in Ireland and are open to sixth year post-primary students of strings, woodwind, brass and piano. The €5,000 top prize must be used to attend a recognised place of tuition, a course of study in Ireland or abroad or on a purchase necessary for the development of their talent.

Emmet O’Rafferty said “As always, there was an incredibly high standard of entries, with top class performances from all the finalists on the night, which gave our judges the unenviable task of selecting the winner. Tom now joins the growing line of extremely talented young musicians who have taken part in this competition and I wish him the very best in his future career.”

Previous winners have gone on to attend some of the world’s most prominent music colleges, which includes Shenandoah University of Virginia, Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Kronberg Academy in Germany, the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, Texas, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London to name a few.

Scholarship Success for Former Pupil

Scholarship Success for Former Pupil

The Regent House community recently received some good news when we learnt that two of our Year 14 pupils from 2017-2018, Aisling Rafter and Samuel Hanan, had each been awarded the coveted JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship.

The All Ireland Scholarship Programme commenced in 2008. The value of each scholarship is set at £5,500 per annum for recipients from Northern Ireland and continues for the duration of the undergraduate studies undertaken by the scholarship winners.

Aisling is a past winner of the Nuffield Crest Gold Award for a research project carried out at Queen’s University, Belfast. She has now commenced her studies in Medicine at Glasgow University.

Meanwhile Samuel has recently commenced his studies in Engineering Design at Bristol. Both recipients learnt of the All Ireland Scholarship Programme through its publicity in school as part of the Careers and Gifted and Talented programmes.

Everyone at Regent House wishes Aisling, Samuel and their peers from the class of 2018 every success as they embark on the next stage of their educational journey.


Air Cadet Success

Air Cadet Success

Last weekend saw 2241 Regent House school squadron attend the Northern Ireland wing parade for the annual awards distribution, where the squadron were recognised for their success.

Flight Sergeant Megan Dempster was awarded 2017-18 sports cadet of the year for Northern Ireland. Megan Proudly represented 2241 in 2 inter-squadron sports competitions before competing for Northern Ireland in Cross country and athletics and as captain for the Netball and Hockey. She was then selected to compete for Scotland and Northern Ireland region in all four of these sports. The competition this year was very close and Regent house school squadron came out with a respectable third place out of all the squadrons Northern Ireland air training corps for sports.

The squadron also won the Senior RAF officer Northern Ireland (SRAFONI) trophy for the best overall squadron in Northern Ireland, this award is very prestigious and 2241 have now been entered in the competition for the Lees trophy for best overall squadron in Scotland and Northern Ireland region. With our staff Sergeant winning the best adult senior NCO in Northern Ireland wing for all the extra hours of work she has put in over the past year to make the cadet experience as enjoyable as possible. Congratulations to 2241 on all their awards.


This Year's Play is Full of Hilarious Mistakes....

This Year's Play is Full of Hilarious Mistakes....

Calling all parents, pupils and friends of Regent House School…. A Comedy of Errors

I want to welcome you all to the long hot summer of 1976 when the tarmac melted, the Troubles raged and fledgling Downtown Radio was spinning the hot discs from the Hit Parade. Ephesus is a dangerous town to be seen in if you’re a Syracusan since the introduction of Draconian internment laws that threaten ‘foreigners’ with the death penalty.


Nonetheless, Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse, both separate identical twins looking for their long-lost sibling, find themselves accidentally in the very town where their siblings, Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus, are living. Sounds like a recipe for mistaken identity, madness and mayhem? Come along and witness the comedy at the Artemis Café in Ephesus, otherwise known as Regent House assembly hall, 7:30pm 16th to 18th October. (Don’t mention that it’s Shakespeare!)

Regent House AQE Familiarisation Event

Regent House AQE Familiarisation Event

A Familiarisation Event will be held on the morning of Saturday 20 October for parents/guardians and children who are sitting the CEA at Regent House.

Children are not required to wear school uniform on this morning and do not require their AQE cards or any stationery.

Children and a parent/guardian are asked to attend the Familiarisation Event at the time listed below for your School.

SESSION 1 - 9.15AM
Abbey, Academy, Ballyholme, Carrickmannon, Carrowreagh, Castle Gardens, Cedar Integrated, Clandeboye, Comber, Crawfordsburn, Cumran, Downpatrick, Euston Street, Killinchy, Kilmaine;

SESSION 2- 10.15AM
Andrews Memorial, Ballywalter, Ballymagee, Ballyvester, Brooklands, Bangor Central, Donaghadee, Hazelwood Integrated, Loughries, Portaferry Integrated, Rathmore, Rockport, Rosetta, St Anne’s (Donaghadee), St Brigid’s, St Comgall’s, St Malachy’s, St Mary’s (Comber), St Mary’s (Kircubbin), St Patrick’s (Ballygalget), St Patrick’s (Saul), Victoria (Ballyhalbert), West Winds

SESSION 3 - 11.15AM
Bloomfield Road, Carrowdore, Dundonald, Grange Park, Grey Abbey, Kircubbin Integrated, Kirkistown, Londonderry, Portavogie;

SESSION 4 - 12.15PM
Millisle, Model, Regent House Preparatory, St Finian’s, Towerview, Victoria (Newtownards);

Swimming Success

Swimming Success

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

 In the Open Mixed Medley Team Relay; the Regent team consisting of Rebecca Reid, Adam Barnes, Naeve Pountney and Killian McCandless finished in 3rd place.

 The Junior Boys’ Relay team of Adam Barnes, Gene Smyth, Killian McCandless and Aaron Scott finished in 3rd place in the Freestyle Team Relay and 2nd in the Medley Team Relay.

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 The Year 8 Junior Girls’ Relay team of Kiera Aiken, Megan McBride, Megan Diamond and Darcy McLaughlin finished in 7th place in both the Medley Team Relay and the Freestyle Team Relay.

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 The Year 10 Junior Girls’ Relay team of Brooke Simpson, Cassie Huddleston, Rachel Press, Naeve Pountney and Anna Reilly finished 5th in the Medley Team Relay and 2nd in the Freestyle Team Relay.

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 The Senior Girls’ Relay team of Rebecca Reid, Naeve Pountney, Cassie Huddleston, Brooke Simpson and Kiera Aiken finished 1st in both the Medley Team Relay and the Freestyle Team Relay. 

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 In the Open Girls’ 6 x 50m Relay the girls finished in 2nd place.  

Well done to all the swimmers who took part!

Tracking Assessments for 2018 - 19

Tracking Assessments for 2018 - 19

The various assessments and dates for reporting for this academic year are now available to view on the Curriculum page of our website.

These documents are useful to see how the tracking grades are arrived at, and can help with planning the required work.

Naeve Swims the Big Bay

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.