Regent House Charity Committee Baby Clothes Collection

Regent House Charity Committee Baby Clothes Collection

Regent House School is eager to support local and overseas needs. Can you help us with our latest efforts?

What? Collection of baby clothes, aged 0-6 months, in clean and good condition
Where? They will be forwarded to the maternity ward in Ekwendeni Hospital, Malawi
Why? Our donations can be distributed to new mothers, who otherwise couldn’t afford clothes in which their baby can leave hospital
When? Please donate during the month of January 2017
Where? Place baby clothes in a disposable bag and leave in B14

Thank you in advance for your kind donations

National success for Regent House musicians

National success for Regent House musicians

Tom Myles (11F) and Jack Myles (9B) have both been offered places in two prestigious UK orchestras.  

After a series of auditions in England, Tom is pleased to be returning to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, playing clarinet and bass clarinet, and his younger brother Jack is delighted to be playing trombone for the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. Both orchestras have a number of concerts throughout 2017 including performances in Birmingham Symphony Hall and London’s Royal Festival Hall.  

Holly wins in Interschools Equestrian League

Holly wins in Interschools Equestrian League

The TRI Equestrian NI,  Interschools League, held at the Meadows Equestrian Centre, concluded on Saturday 14th January with a win for Regent House Pupil, Holly Boal in the Open (1m) individual Class.

 Holly, riding her beautiful bay horse Bonmahon Flash, triumphed over 94 other combinations of Horses and riders from School across the Province.  This competition was the culmination of a 5 month league.  Although Holly had perfomed consistently well, throughout the previous rounds, placing her in a strong position going into the final, the result was far from a foregone conclusion and it made for a very exciting competition between the top 3 .  

This win is all the sweeter for Holly and Bonmahon Flash (Aero) as they are a relatively new combination and he is a young horse competing against much more experience smaller ponies who can make super quick turns in the speed rounds.  As Northern Irish Champion at Open Level, Holly has now qualified for the All Irish Interschools Championship later in the Spring.

Pupils' Football Triumph

Pupils' Football Triumph

On Christmas Eve, Timmy Browne, Chris Murray & Jonah Mitchell were involved in the Linfield Swifts squad, playing in the prestigious Steel & Sons Cup Final.

The team beat Dundela 3-1 at Seaview in front of a crowd of just under 3000 supporters. 

Here are the three boys holding their well-deserved Trophy

Prize Day Photogallery

Prize Day Photogallery

Well done again to all those pupils at Prize Day, and thanks for the inpiration speech by Dr Nigel Carr and musical interludes by Mr McQueen, the orchestra and senior choir.

Here is a selection of photos from the day

Lucy retains her title as Irish National Open Karate Champion

Lucy retains her title as Irish National Open Karate Champion

Lucy Ouldfield,  a pupil in year 11, competed in The Irish National Open Karate Championships held in Tallaght, Dublin last weekend.  The competition had over 400 competitors all taking part in both Kata and Kumite and the event was one of the biggest held in Ireland .   

Lucy did both her Team Proud and of course Northern Ireland whose she was representing at these Championships.

Lucy retained her title from last year and is still currently the Irish National Open Champion.  She gave a fantastic performance and won her final fight by 6-2 lifting the Gold Medal once again.

This was Lucy's last competition of 2016!  She will now relax a while until after Christmas when training will start again in preparation for the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTIONS.  She hopes to be selected again for the 4th year running.

Good luck Lucy and enjoy the break.Lucy

Open Night 2016-17

Open Night 2016-17

REGENT HOUSE GRAMMAR SCHOOL AND PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT

Open Evening 2016

Entry can be made via reception, and we look forward to seeing you on those nights.

Tel: 028 9181 3234

Swimming Success

Swimming Success

The Ulster Grammar Schools’ Swimming Championships were held at Ballymena on Saturday.  

Katie McGonigle in Year 10 reached the final of the Junior 50m Breaststroke, just narrowly missing out on a medal.  

Jack Wilson in Year 11 reached the final of the Intermediate 50m Breaststroke, finishing in 4th place whilst Wiktor Kozak in Year 12 reached the finals in the Intermediate 50m Backstroke and Freestyle, again just narrowly missing out on medals.

Well done to the swimmers!

School Magazine

School Magazine

Due to the popularity of our School Magazine, we have allowed parents this year to order copies of the magazine through the website which should allow for a much easier and straight forward process!

If you are interested in getting a copy of the magazine, please complete the form below. The deadline for ordering the magazine is the 30th November 2016 and we would ask that you only order 1 per household. 

Requests for the School Magazine are now closed!

Shoebox Appeal 2016

Shoebox Appeal 2016

The fundraising committee have been busy this month working with Year 10 form classes to package up Christmas parcels for The Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal.

Thank you to all Year 10 pupils who generously donated gifts that can now be sent to orphans in Crimea. For more details of where your shoeboxes are heading, check out the video below.

DVD of the School Production - Oliver

1 Comment

DVD of the School Production - Oliver

For those who would like a copy of the DVD and I am taking orders over the next week or so.  £7 for one or £10 for two.  If you would like a copy, please get the money to me (Mrs Allen) in B22.  After our premiere evening in December, your copy will be available in time for Christmas presents.  

1 Comment

Duke of Ed Bronze Award  Applications

Duke of Ed Bronze Award Applications

For pupils who wish to take part in this scheme, the entry level is the Bronze Award, which is normally completed before moving on to Silver and Gold.

Pupils start their Bronze Award in the winter term of Year 10 and should aim to have all sections completed within 6-9 months or by the end of Year 11 at the latest.  There are four sections – Volunteering, Skill, Physical Recreation and a 2 day Expedition.

All candidates must be well motivated and willing to put in a great deal of personal time and effort.  For safety reasons, numbers will have to be restricted to a maximum of 70.  Successful candidates must attend all meetings, or risk being withdrawn from the scheme.

Those wishing to apply to join the scheme must download and complete the application form and return it directly to Miss Bell in the Physics Base by Friday 18th November 2016 at 16.00.  You will have to use the Duke of Edinburgh Award website for help with the form.

Badminton success for Jon McCreedy

Badminton success for Jon McCreedy

Following a very tough final Jon McCreedy (Year 14) has retained his title as the Senior Boys Champion of Champions at the Ulster Schools Badminton Association’s Tournament held at Lisburn Racquet Club on Tuesday 8th November. Huge congratulations to Jon for this great performance! 

A fun day out for Year 8 at W5

A fun day out for Year 8 at W5

As part of the induction programme for Year 8, they've been visiting W5, bowling and having lunch together with other Year 8 classes throughout this week.

Looks like they've been enjoying themselves!

Please, sir, I want some more tickets for Oliver!

Please, sir, I want some more tickets for Oliver!

Following a period of intense preparation our production of Oliver is nearly ready to go! Tickets are currently still available for each night (Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November) but they are selling fast!

Tickets are priced at £10 per adult and £6 for concessions and are available at break and lunchtime at the canteen or by contacting our school reception on 91813234 (also available during half-term). 

It promises to be an excellent evening!

Habitat for Humanity  Schools and Youth Programme

Habitat for Humanity Schools and Youth Programme

Volunteers from Regent House and St Louise’s Grammar School helped to renovate and refurbish St Michael’s Parish Church in Belfast.  The work included tasks such as cleaning, sanding, painting and some basic construction tasks.  Their contribution to upgrade the building will make a real difference in our own community.  Well done, girls!  

Ali Gordon returns with advice for Y13 Journalists-to-be

Ali Gordon returns with advice for Y13 Journalists-to-be

This week, Regent House Year 13 Journalism class had a Q&A with print and broadcast journalist Ali Gordon.  Ali is a past pupil of Regent House and we were delighted to welcome her back.  Her success has ranged from reporting on the achievements of the British Olympic team in Rio, to going undercover to expose recruitment for ISIS.


Ali was able to offer the Year 13 students valuable practical advice for researching and writing their articles for their AS Level portfolio. The class were inspired by her stories and many fun anecdotes of what opportunities the world of journalism has opened for her.

 

Nice Try, Ellen!

Nice Try, Ellen!

Ellen Hamilton (Y8) and her U12 girls team have been invited to play at half time at UCD during the upcoming match between Ireland and England ladies in November, which is a great opportunity.  

Ellen trains with Donaghadee Girl Rugby team who training on Sundays, and they are always keen for more girls to come along who are interested in the game of rugby - Donaghadee Rugby Club

Ulster Schools’ Championships Swimming Results

Ulster Schools’ Championships Swimming Results

At the Swim Ulster Schools’ Championships this weekend, our swimmers had a number of successes.

Brooke Simpson in Year 8 finished 3rd in the 12 Year Olds 50m Freestyle and 5th in the 50m Breaststroke whilst Adam Barnes (also in Year 8) came 1st in the 12 Year Olds 50m Freestyle and the 50m Backstroke.  Brooke and Adam both qualified for the Irish Minor Schools’ Championships which will be held in Dublin in February.

Madelyn Calvert in Year 10 came 5th in the Junior 100m Backstroke and 3rd in the 100m Freestyle. 

Rebecca Reid in Year 11 came 1st in both the Intermediate 100m Backstroke and the 200m Individual Medley, breaking the Ulster Intermediate record.  Megan McGonigle in Year 12 made the finals of the 100m Breaststroke and the 100m Freestyle, whilst Wiktor Kozak in Year 12 made the finals of the 100m backstroke.

In the Senior events Luke Balfour in Year 13 came 4th in the 100m Breaststroke, whilst Coby Cheetham made the finals of the 100m Butterfly.  Bethany Houston in Year 14 came 6th in the 100m Backstroke and Iain Jones finished in 6th place in the 100m Breaststroke.  Emma Reid finished 1st in the 100m Butterfly and 2nd in the 100m Freestyle.  Emma’s time of 1:00.23 in the Butterfly event broke the Ulster Senior record.

The Senior Boys’ Relay team of Sam Pyper, Iain Jones, Luke Balfour and Coby Cheetham came 5th in the Medley Team Relay and 4th in the Freestyle Team Relay.  The Senior Girls’ Relay team of Bethany Houston, Emma Reid, Megan McGonigle and Rebecca Reid came 1st in both the Medley Team Relay and the Freestyle Team Relay. 

As a result of their individual performances, Rebecca Reid and Megan McGonigle were awarded The McMahon Intermediate Schools' Cup for Girls.