Word of the Week

Word of the Week

Our Word of the Week is:

Fervent (adjective)

Meaning    intensely passionate, showing great emotion or zeal.

Example    She has a fervent desire to change society. 

Synonyms    enthusiastic, earnest

Antonyms    cold, detached
 

Enjoy using it in your speech or written work this week!

6th Form at the EU Mock Council

6th Form at the EU Mock Council

Every year schools are invited to participate in the event and nominate a small group of students to role-play a mock meeting of the Council of the European Union.

From 6U we had David Kenning, Matt Getty and Sam Crooks who went along!

 

 

 

Politics in General Studies

Politics in General Studies

Mike Nesbitt of the UUP was our visitor this week to the Politics General Studies class.  Most of the time was devoted to questions posed by the students on general matters of politics in Northern Ireland, as well as the possible impact of Brexit and about the UUP now being in opposition.

Mental Health Week 10 - 16th October

Mental Health Week 10 - 16th October

Even though it was a day off for the students (school play cast excepted also!), the members of the Student Council came into school to recieve some training as part of activities planned for Mental Health Week

Prize Day - 28th October 2016

Prize Day - 28th October 2016

Please note on Friday 28th of October school will end at 12.00 noon.  There will be a very limited bus service from the school turning circle – one bus each to Bangor, Millisle (via Donaghadee), Portavogie and  Saintfield (via Comber).  All buses will leave at 12.05pm.

 

Prize winners:

  • There will be rehearsals for prize winners on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October, further details will be in roll books nearer the time.
  • Prize winners may leave school between 12.00 and 1.00, but only if they bring a note from a parent/guardian to their Form Tutor.
  • Anyone staying in school should bring a packed lunch (there are no canteen facilities) and should go to the Sixth Form Social Area
  • All prize winners should report to the Assembly Hall at 1.00pm sharp.

Congratulations to all our prize winners for their hard work and dedication!

AQE Familiarisation on Saturday 22nd October

AQE Familiarisation on Saturday 22nd October

Our AQE Familiarisation Day is on Saturday 22nd October this year, where there will be 4 sessions grouped by primary schools will run from 9.15am to 1.00 pm.  Welcome will be made at the school's reception.  

Children will get the opportunity to sit at their desk, receive some additional information and meet some of the staff involved.  AQE cards, school uniform or stationery are not required for the Familiarisation event.

  • SESSION 1 - 9;15am
    Abbey, Andrews Memorial, Ballywalter, Brooklands, Castle Gardens;
  • SESSION 2 - 10:15am
    Ballyholme, Ballymagee, Braniel, Ballyvester, Carrickmannon, Carrowdore, Comber, Crawfordsburn, Derryboy, Donaghadee, Dundonald, Grange Park, Killinchy, Kilmaine, Kirkistown, Loughries Integrated, Millennium Integrated, Moneyrea, St. Comgall’s, St. Malachy’s (Bangor),  St Mary’s (Comber), St Mary’s (Dunsford), St Mary’s (Kircubbin), St Mary’s (Portaferry), St Patrick’s (Legamaddy), Towerview, Victoria Park, West Winds, children from primary schools based outside Northern Ireland
  • SESSION 3 - 11:15am
    Kircubbin Integrated, Greyabbey, Londonderry, Newtownards Model, Bangor Central, Millisle;                
  • SESSION 4 - 12:15pm
    Rathmore, Portavogie, Victoria Ballyhalbert, Regent House Preparatory, St. Finian’s, Victoria Newtownards;


We look forward to meeting you then.

AQE assessment dates Saturday are 12 Nov, 26 Nov and 3 Dec 2016.

Best wishes to all P7 pupils taking their AQE assessments this year!

Word of the Week

Word of the Week

Our Word of the Week is:

Ethical (adjective)

Meaning    morally behaving, adhering to rules.

Example    It is not considered ethical for physicians to advertise. 

Synonyms    fair, equitable

Antonyms    corrupt, dishonest

 

Enjoy using it in your speech or written work this week!

 

Regent Students know their Place

Regent Students know their Place

Four of Regent's top pupils were placed in CCEA GCSE examinations in the summer.

Thomas Neill -  joint first in GCSE Music

Anna Barr - first in GCSE Chemistry and joint second in GCSE Further Mathematics

Alan Clements  - joint second in GCSE Physics

Charlie Rea - third in GCSE Further Mathematics. 

These achievements are the results of dedication and commitment on the part of the pupils and their teachers and the school is rightly proud of them all. 

 

Sophie's on target

Sophie's on target

Sophie Benton, Year 14, represented Team GB at the World Field Archery Championships as Junior Women's  Barebow last week. There were 32 countries represented with over 300 athletes participating.


Following a week of very tough competition through qualification, elimination, quarter, semi final and medal matches she won Junior Women's Team Silver and Individual Bronze. This is an amazing achievement and we offer Sophie our huge congratulations.

Word of the Week

Word of the Week

Our Word of the Week is:

Ductile (adjective)

Meaning    capable of being drawn out into wires, change form without breaking.

Example    It is the softest and most ductile of all metals. 

Synonyms    adaptable, mouldable

Antonyms    hard, inflexible

 

Enjoy using it in your speech or written work this week!

 

Regent House hosting Anti-Bullying Training Event

Regent House hosting Anti-Bullying Training Event

On Tuesday 4th October Regent House will host the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Regional Training Event for Northern Ireland.  

Up to 150 young people from local schools will receive training and share top tips on how to prevent bullying in their schools and communities. The training day will bring together young people from primary and secondary schools, of all ages and abilities, across the region to be trained as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. The young people will creatively explore and understand the issue of bullying. They will network with other young people, exchange ideas and share good practice. They will gain practical ideas and receive top tips on how to stop bullying. Ultimately these Ambassadors will leave with an action plan aimed at helping them to prevent bullying and ensure everyone feels safe and happy in their school.

Pupil's from RHS who attended the event

We are delighted to be part of the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme and proud to host the training event which will enable schools across  Northern Ireland extend their effective anti-bullying programmes


The Diana Award was established in 1999 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, as a legacy to her belief in the power of young people to change the world.

 

Chemistry students react well to Cambridge award

Chemistry students react well to Cambridge award

Patrick Seaton and Stewart Rosell celebrate their achievement in the Cambridge Lower Sixth Chemistry Examination.  Both boys did us proud with Stewart gaining a gold award and Patrick a silver, just missing a gold award by one mark.  Stewart also received a laser etched paperweight of a  dz2 orbital. 

Well done to our sailors!

Well done to our sailors!

Congratulations to our sailors who competed at the RYANI Youth Championships on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September at Strangford Lough Yacht Club.  Some of the results were:
 
Emma Mc Knight – 4th 420
Sam Corbett – 25th Topper
Nathan Hosick – 25th Topper
Jack McCabe – Topper Regatta Fleet
 
Prep
Lewis Thompson – 1st Topper 4.2
Josh McGregor – 2nd Topper 4.2
Charlotte Hosick  – 9th Laser 4.7
 
 
Check out the photos on the RYANI Facebook page
Despite challenging weather conditions, it was a successful weekend for RYANI at Strangford Lough Yacht Club, with a record number of 160 sailors taking to the water for the Youth Championships. 

If you would like to know more about sailing, please contact:

Lisa McCaffrey
Active Clubs Coordinator
Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland
T: 077 8823 8083 | E: lisa.mccaffrey@rya.org.uk

 

Word of the Week

Word of the Week

The Word of the Week is:

Coyly (adverb)

 

Meaning    To act in a shy, reserved or flirtatious manner.

Example    He coyly replied ‘I don’t know’. 

Synonyms    timidly, demurely

Antonyms    boldly, shamelessly

 

Enjoy using it in your speech or written work this week!

 

 

Swimming Success

Swimming Success

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

In the Open Mixed Medley Team Relay; the Regent ‘A’ Team consisting of Rebecca Reid, Luke Balfour, Emma Reid and Sam Pyper finished in 1st place and the ‘B’ Team consisting of Wiktor Kozak, Bethany Houston, Coby Cheetham and Megan McGonigle finished in 4th place. 

The Junior Boys’ Relay team of Zach Balfour, Ruarai Glynn, Joss Newell, Adam Barnes and Joshua Creaney narrowly missed achieving a medal when they came 4th in both the Medley Team Relay and the Freestyle Team Relay. 

The Senior Boys’ Relay team of Sam Pyper, Luke Balfour, Coby Cheetham, Wiktor Kozak and Jack Wilson came 2nd in the Medley Team Relay and 5th in the Freestyle Team Relay. 

The Junior Girls’ Relay team of Brooke Simpson, Erika Stanfield, Madelyn Calvert and Katie McGonigle finished 4th in the Medley Team Relay and 6th in the Freestyle Team Relay.

The Senior Girls’ Relay team of Emma Reid, Bethany Houston, Megan McGonigle and Rebecca Reid came 1st in both the Medley Team Relay and the Freestyle Team Relay. 

In the Open Boys’ 6 x 50m Relay the Regent team finished in 5th place whilst in the Open Girls’ 6 x 50m Relay the girls finished in 1st place.  

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

Lucy at the British International karate Open

Lucy at the British International karate Open

Lucy has just returned home from London on Monday where she was competing for Northern Ireland at the British International Karate Open,  winning 2 Bronze Medals  (One for fighting and one for Kata) 

Not only was Lucy competing against black belts  (She is currently 3rd Brown) but was competing against 16/17 year olds.  She herself is only 14 years of age and has been highly commended for her outstanding ability and confidence in her field.  Her dedication and determination is renowned world wide with kareteka from around the world.

A level Students Join the Conversation

A level Students Join the Conversation

Mr Lowry and A level students meet celebrated documentary maker, Michael Cockerell

Year 13 and 14 History and Politics students recently had the opportunity to “join the conversation” at a major new event which was hosted by the National Trust at Mount Stewart. The “Conversations at Mount Stewart” event took place over the weekend of 17th September and saw eminent academics and commentators from the world of History and Politics engage in topical discussion against the historical backdrop of Mount Stewart House.
 
Pupils listened as the famous columnist David Aaronovitch discussed the rise of nationalism in Europe and Jonathan Powell, who was Chief of Staff to Tony Blair, recollected his time on the frontline of British Politics. Other discussions ranged from topics as diverse as “the role of the Foreign Secretary” to “the role of the conspiracy theory in modern history” with students also attending an enlightening and inspiring talk which focused on “creating tomorrow’s leaders.”
 
The benefits to students of attending an event such as this are enormous. Not only did the talks take ideas which are relevant to A level study and explore them in greater depth, but they also explored topics and ideas which are often only addressed during undergraduate study.
 
The staff and students wish to thank the organisers at Mount Stewart and we look forward to working together in the future.

Junior SU on this week

Junior SU on this week

Junior Scripture Union will commence next Wednesday, 21st September at 3.30 to 4:14pm in MC2. Naomi McCullough (youth worker from Scrabo Hall) is our guest speaker this. We cannot wait to see everyone again. Lots of singing, games and fun will also be thrown in! Come along and bring your friends. Year 8 students are especially welcome!