Well done to Korah!

Well done to Korah!

Well done to Korah Thompson (Year 8) who will be appearing alongside Peter Corry in ‘The Music Box’ at the Waterfront Hall this weekend. Good luck, Korah!


RHS football team scoring for fun

RHS football team scoring for fun

The senior school football team is on a winning streak at the moment, and there have been some wonderful individual (as well as team) performances

Recent results - League Fixtures

Regent House 8 – 3 Bangor Grammar

       Methody 1 – 9 Regent House  

Open Day is coming!!!

Open Day is coming!!!

REGENT HOUSE GRAMMAR SCHOOL & PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT

Friday 11 December (6.00pm – 9.00pm)

Headmaster’s Address: 6.00pm and 7.30pm

Saturday 12 December (9.30am – 12.30pm)

Headmaster’s Address: 9.30am and 11.00am

Tel: 028 9181 3234

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Year 13 Attend Government and Politics Conference!

Year 13 Attend Government and Politics Conference!

By Jordan Branagh

On Friday 4th December, the Year 13 Government and Politics class attended the annual AS level Politics Conference at Queen’s University, Belfast. The event was hosted by the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy. The Head of School, Professor David Phinnemore, welcomed the class to the conference.

The conference took the format of two lectures on aspects of local politics which are relevant to AS Module One which is a study of the politics of Northern Ireland. As well as listening to the lectures, the Year 13 students also listened to current undergraduates who shared their experiences of study and life at university.

In the first lecture, Professor John Barry focused on power-sharing in Northern Ireland and the differences in the Northern Ireland Assembly before and after suspension. In the second lecture, Dr Peter McLoughlin focused on the rise of the DUP and Sinn Fein to become the two largest political parties in Northern Ireland in recent years.

The conference contributed greatly to the political knowledge of Northern Ireland that the Year 13 Government and Politics class has and gave an insight into university life.

NSPCC talk and fundraiser

NSPCC talk and fundraiser

As part of Personal Development Year 8 pupils attended a talk on Child protection in November 2015. Following this they raised £1269.86 for the NSPCC and Child line. Year 8 pupils all took part in a sporting challenge within PE class. It was called The Big Buddy Challenge. We are delighted to help such a worthwhile charity and would like to thank family and friends of Regent House pupils who kindly supported this event!

 Lisa Rodgers from the NSPCC with Rachel Conkey, Chloe Nesbitt, Andrew Brown and David Anderson from 8A

Lisa Rodgers from the NSPCC with Rachel Conkey, Chloe Nesbitt, Andrew Brown and David Anderson from 8A

Emma and Rebecca - Swimming and Winning!

Emma and Rebecca - Swimming and Winning!

Over the weekend, Emma and Rebecca Reid both competed in the Irish Short Course Championships.

Emma was crowned the Irish Champion in the 100m Butterfly narrowly missing the Irish Junior record by .02 of a second.  In the 50m Butterfly event, a slip at the start compromised her first length and turn but she still managed to take the bronze whilst finishing in 4th place in the 200m event.

Rebecca also did extremely well considering her injury - just under three weeks ago she broke her knuckle.  She finished 6th in both the 100m and 200m Individual Medley,  4th in 400m Individual Medley,  2nd in the 200m Backstroke B Final and 4th in 200m Freestyle B Final.

Both girls swam in the ladies 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay team with four wins from four starts toppling UCD’s record by two tenths of a second finishing in 3:49.60. 

Well done Emma and Rebecca!

Winter exam timetables now online

Winter exam timetables now online

The timetables for the Winter 2015-16 are now available to download by clicking the appropriate button below.

Timetables will also appear on the Curriculum page in the Parents and Pupils section

Advance Notice of Early Closure – Friday 11 December 2015

Advance Notice of Early Closure – Friday 11 December 2015

Regent House Open Days

This year the Regent House Open Days are on Friday 11 December 6.00pm to 9.00pm and Saturday 12 December from 9.30am to 12.30pm.  In order to allow the staff to prepare the School for this event the pupils will be released from class at the end of period 5 (12.15pm) on Friday 11 December. 

The normal early closure transport service will be available at this time for those pupils who normally travel home on Translink buses.

There are four early closure buses:

  1. Bangor
  2.  Saintfield via Comber;
  3. Millisle via Donaghadee;
  4. Portavogie via Greyabbey, Kircubbin and Ballyhalbert

Music success for Tom

Music success for Tom

A big congratulations to Tom Myles (10A) who has made it on to The National Youth Orchestra - an amazing achievement!


RSC Science Week

RSC Science Week

The 14th -22nd November was Chemistry Week and the Junior Science Club celebrated by participating in the Global Chemistry Experiment.  This event is organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

The experiments investigated the properties of hydrogels, polymers that absorb water, which are found in products as diverse as disposable nappies and contact lenses.  Several pupils were so intrigued with these materials that they are planning to investigate them further with the aim of achieving a Bronze Crest Award.

It's all going swimmingly...

It's all going swimmingly...

At the Ulster Grammar Schools’ Swimming Championships at the weekend, our swimmers had a number of successes.

Katie McGonigle in Year 9 reached the final of the Junior 50m Breaststroke whilst Madelyn Calvert reached the final of the 50m Freestyle, just narrowly missing out on a medal. 

Jack Wilson in Year 10 reached the finals of the Junior 50m Breaststroke and the 50m Freestyle.

Megan McGonigle in Year 11 came 2nd in the Intermediate 50m Breaststroke and 3rd in the 50m Freestyle.

In Year 13; Bethany Houston came 3rd in the Senior 50m Butterfly and 2nd in the 50m Freestyle.  Iain Jones finished in 4th place in the Senior 50m Breaststroke and 3rd in the 50m Butterfly.  Whilst Sam Pyper came 3rd in the Senior 50m Freestyle and 2nd in the 50m Breaststroke.  

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

Food bank update

Food bank update

On Thursday 19th November the Regent House fundraising committee teamed up with the Scripture Union to visit the Compassion Centre at Thriving Life Church in Newtownards. The church runs a food bank that is a vital community project, helping families who are struggling to make ends meet by providing food hampers.

 

The fundraising committee prepared for the visit by asking for food donations from Regent pupils and their families and friends. We were delighted to receive the fantastic amount of 180kg of assorted food items. We would all like to say a big “thank you” to everyone who made a donation.

Our volunteers delivered the donations to the Food Bank, where we were able to take part in weighing and sorting the food to prepare it for hamper selection. A typical food package contains a cereals, pasta, rice, Smash, sauces, tinned products including fish, meat, vegetables and fruit, jam, cordial, tea, coffee, biscuits, custard, powdered milk and sugar. We were pleased to be able to pack these hampers so they were ready for delivery to families in our local community who can’t afford to put meals on their tables themselves.

We had a blast volunteering at the Food Bank and it gave us all a real sense of a community spirit. It’s good to know that our work and your donations will go towards helping those most in need this Christmas time. Once again thank you very much to everyone for your generosity.

Rhys McClenaghan at GymFest 2015

Rhys McClenaghan at GymFest 2015

One of many of our star athletes, Rhys McClenaghan at GymFest 2015, giving us an update on some of the things he has been involved in, as well as looking to the future.


Boy's Hockey news update

Boy's Hockey news update

Goalkeepers, Frazer Carnduff and Sam Hamill were selected as part of the Ulster Under 18 and 16 squads, respectively, in the recent 2015 Interprovincial series against Leinster and Munster. It was a pleasing week for both Ulster sides as both won the tournament not losing any matches.

The under 16s started their tournament with a strong performance against Munster resulting in a 5-0 win. They continued this momentum into the second day of the tournament with a close 1-0 win over Leinster and Sam was forced to make some very good saves in a close 2-1 win over Munster. Going into the final day the under 16s only needed a draw to reclaim the interpro title and after a very close game with Leinster they managed to keep the score line at 0-0.

Coach Mr D Robb, with Frazer, Sam, and Mr M Carville, Headmaster

The under 18s also started their tournament with a strong 4-0 win over Munster, although Frazer was called into action a few times during the game making some good saves to keep the clean sheet. Going into the second day the under 18s had to face a very strong Leinster side who were trying to win for the sixth year running, but after a very tight game Ulster came out on top with a 1-0 win. They followed up that win with an 8-2 thrashing over Munster and they also went into the final day only needing a draw to win the tournament. Ulster came out on top with two early goals in the first half with resulted in a 2-0 win and a 100% record.

Year 8 Celebration!

Year 8 Celebration!

On Friday 20 November, a special celebration assembly was held to give out certificates to pupils with excellent grades for achievement and/or effort in their recent mid-term reports.  Well done to all those who received a certificate (and a Freddo Bar!)

Form class 8A

Form class 8B

Form class 8C

Form class 8D

Form class 8E (Absent: Gabrielle Harrison)

Form class 8F

Form class 8G


Karate Champ Lucy doesn't come away empty-handed!

Karate Champ Lucy doesn't come away empty-handed!

Congratulations to Lucy Ouldfield in 9G who recently took part in the Northern Ireland Karate National Championships, and was representing Northern Ireland at this event.  She became the 2015 Northern Ireland Champion winning gold in her individual Kata Event!

La-de-da football at De la Salle

La-de-da football at De la Salle

Congratulations to our 1st XI Football team who recently visited De la Salle to play in the 3rd round of the  NISFA U18 Youth Cup.  Managing to draw 2 all at full time, against what is the top team in school's football, they then won the game 4:3 in penalties.

Jon Not Bad at Badminton!

Jon Not Bad at Badminton!

Congratulations go to Jon McCreedy, Year 13, who won the Ulster Schools Badminton Association’s Senior Boys Champion of Champions tournament on Tuesday 10th November. Following straight wins in the initial stage of the competition Jon went on to win the semi-final 21-3 and then the final 21-6 21-13.

Year 14 Practice University Interviews

Year 14 Practice University Interviews

Practice interviews were held last week to support our Year 14 pupils in their preparation for Medical, University College London, Oxford and Cambridge interviews.  

This excellent opportunity was organised by Mrs Yeates and all pupils were extremely grateful and appreciative of the opportunity to hone their interview skills.

Dr Hall would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our interviewers including a number of RHS parents, past pupils, retired teachers, members of our Board of Governors, specialists from our local HE and FE institutions and supporters of Regent House.

 Head boy, Mark Rea, with Dr Gibson (parent and past pupil) at the first MMI (Multi Mini Interview) station.

Head boy, Mark Rea, with Dr Gibson (parent and past pupil) at the first MMI (Multi Mini Interview) station.

 Mrs Karen Simpson (Matron) questioning Marc Lyons.

Mrs Karen Simpson (Matron) questioning Marc Lyons.

 Parent, Dee Corbett, interviewing Rebekah McKeag.

Parent, Dee Corbett, interviewing Rebekah McKeag.

 David Jamison with retired History teacher, Mrs Helen Moffat.

David Jamison with retired History teacher, Mrs Helen Moffat.

 Retired Physics teacher, Bill Wilson, and Dr Beattie (grandparent of pupils and retired Professor of Electrical Engineering) interviewing Kai Jenkins who has applied to study Physics at Oxford.

Retired Physics teacher, Bill Wilson, and Dr Beattie (grandparent of pupils and retired Professor of Electrical Engineering) interviewing Kai Jenkins who has applied to study Physics at Oxford.

 Dr Moffat (past pupil) assessing Ben Forrest

Dr Moffat (past pupil) assessing Ben Forrest

 Adam McHaffie (Law at Oxford) being interviewed by Mr Robyn Johnston, BoG, and Mr Eric Lindsay, retired Economics teacher who asked me to point out that he was on his way to a Formal!

Adam McHaffie (Law at Oxford) being interviewed by Mr Robyn Johnston, BoG, and Mr Eric Lindsay, retired Economics teacher who asked me to point out that he was on his way to a Formal!

 Retired vice-principal, Mrs Adgey, and Dr Cole (currently assess DoE Award Scheme but taught Mrs Yeates Chemistry at university) interviewing Alasdair Deering in preparation for his Chemical Engineering interview at UCL.

Retired vice-principal, Mrs Adgey, and Dr Cole (currently assess DoE Award Scheme but taught Mrs Yeates Chemistry at university) interviewing Alasdair Deering in preparation for his Chemical Engineering interview at UCL.

 Emily Mayne (Biomedical Science at Oxford) was interviewed by Mr John Megarry (retired Biology teacher) and Dr Ian Moles (past pupil and Mrs Moles’ husband!)

Emily Mayne (Biomedical Science at Oxford) was interviewed by Mr John Megarry (retired Biology teacher) and Dr Ian Moles (past pupil and Mrs Moles’ husband!)

 RHS Careers Department was also delighted to help Anna Henry (Glenlola Collegiate) and support her application to study French and Spanish at Oxford University.

RHS Careers Department was also delighted to help Anna Henry (Glenlola Collegiate) and support her application to study French and Spanish at Oxford University.

 Ross Cooper (French and Spanish at Cambridge) with Dr Chantal Brady (retired French teacher) and Mrs Andrea da Silva (parent and past pupil).

Ross Cooper (French and Spanish at Cambridge) with Dr Chantal Brady (retired French teacher) and Mrs Andrea da Silva (parent and past pupil).

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Retired vice-principal, Mrs Adgey, and Dr Cole (currently assess DoE Award Scheme but taught Mrs Yeates Chemistry at university) interviewing Alasdair Deering in preparation for his Chemical Engineering interview at UCL.

Adam McHaffie (Law at Oxford) being interviewed by Mr Robyn Johnston, BoG, and Mr Eric Lindsay, retired Economics teacher who asked me to point out that he was on his way to a Formal!

Emily Mayne (Biomedical Science at Oxford) was interviewed by Mr John Megarry (retired Biology teacher) and Dr Ian Moles (past pupil and Mrs Moles’ husband!)

Ross Cooper (French and Spanish at Cambridge) with Dr Chantal Brady (retired French teacher) and Mrs Andrea da Silva (parent and past pupil).

RHS Careers Department was also delighted to help Anna Henry (Glenlola Collegiate) and support her application to study French and Spanish at Oxford University.

Nearly there....

Nearly there....

The 2nd AQE assessment took place on Saturday 21st Nov.  Best wishes from Regent House School to all those involved in the 3rd and final assessment this Saturday!