EU Mock Council continues for Year 14

EU Mock Council continues for Year 14

Year 14 representing Estonia and the Netherlands at the EU Mock Council at Stormont Parliament Buildings

Regent v Banbridge Academy - Intermediate A's Netball

Regent v Banbridge Academy - Intermediate A's Netball

Our intermediate netball team had an exciting and tight match against Banbridge Academy.

The pressure was on as it was our first match of the season and it was a Cup match. We were all very happy with how we played. Rebecca Marshall moved great and scored really nice shots. Paige Irvine was very accurate at shooting and held her space very well. Sophie Jakobsen worked extremely hard to get free and mark her player. Anna Stevenson also got free lots and helped outside the circle really well. Anya Miller was great at marking her player and getting free. Holly Thompson was really good at changing direction and moving quickly. Ellie O’Connor’s defending was great and she worked really hard in the circle. Lucy Mayne marked her player well and got some really nice interceptions. 

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Overall, we are really happy with the result, 12-9 to Regent! And we hope to continue like this and improve as a team.

We'd like to hear your thoughts...

We'd like to hear your thoughts...

Just a little reminder about our Parents' Survey that we are conducting - it can be found by following the SurveyMonkey link on this page - 

Parental Involvement Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, your thoughts and opinions are most valued in this.

Reminder - Silver D of E Closing date

Reminder - Silver D of E Closing date

The closing date for applications for the Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme is this Friday (20th October). For further information please speak to Dr Morrison.

Netball Report: Regent vs. Friends (Senior Squad)

Netball Report: Regent vs. Friends (Senior Squad)

The Senior Squad had a tremendous victory against Friend’s school. The team started off the first quarter with first centre pass – an excellent advantage. Our pace and control took the opposing team by surprise and after the first quarter the score was 8-3. Going into the second quarter the opposing team placed a lot more pressure on the shooters: Jemma Thompson and Chloe Lennon. Despite this we still were ahead, with Joanna Cotter and Sophie Laughlin working tirelessly in the defensive circle, placing the same, if not more pressure on the opposing attack.

In the third quarter it became very tight. There were many interceptions and conversions from both sides which chopped the pace, but our centre Anna Barr had firm control of the whole game along with Sophie Thomas, Aisling Rafter and Natalie McMaster communicating effectively to ensure every centre pass was taken strongly and used for a goal. At the start of the final quarter the scores were almost equal with 15-13 lead from Regent. Both teams came out fighting for every ball. Consistent efforts from the defence allowed more conversions, and amazing coordination around the shooting circle from the attack utilised these conversions to goals, making the final result a 22-18 win for Regent. Well done to Jemma for getting Player of the Match. Jemma and the shooters were outstanding during the entire game; however the in-game intelligence, consistent efforts, and positive vibes from the whole team should be commended. Well done girls – next stop: round three of the Cup!

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Swimming Successes!

Swimming Successes!

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 Megan McGonigle, Jack Wilson, Rebecca Reid and Adam Barnes finished in 3rd place.

The Junior Boys’ Relay team of Zach Balfour, Ruarai Glynn, Adam Barnes and Joshua Creaney finished in 5th place in the Medley Team Relay and 3rd in the Freestyle Team Relay. 

The Junior Girls’ Relay team of Brooke Simpson, Cassie Huddleston, Erika Stanfield, Naeve Pountney, Alyssa Boyd and Sofie Heasley finished 2nd in the Medley Team Relay and 1st in the Freestyle Team Relay.

The Senior Girls’ Relay team of Megan McGonigle, Rebecca Reid, Madelyn Calvert and Katie McGonigle came 2nd in the Medley Team Relay and 3rd in the Freestyle Team Relay. 

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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!

Year 14 pupils on Summer Science Placement

Year 14 pupils on Summer Science Placement

Year 14 pupils Aisling Rafter, Samuel Hanan and Gina Vong undertook a summer placement with the Nuffield Foundation Research Placement Initiative. They researched biological and engineering projects and submitted reports and posters.

They took part in a celebration at QUB this week.

Getting Started with the SIMS Parent App

Getting Started with the SIMS Parent App

As we are currently rolling-out the SIMS Parent App across school for those parents who wish to use it, just a reminder as to it's set up.

Once we have received the signed forms sent home with every student...

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  1. We will send you an activation email, simply click on the link from your tablet, PC or smartphone to activate your account. 
  2. You can then login using your normal Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft username and password. If you do not already have one of these accounts you will need to set it up to register the Parent App. When you are logging in for the first time, please make sure all your browser windows are closed. 
  3. From your smartphone or tablet, download the app from the Google Play or Apple App store - search for SIMS Parent.  
  4. From a PC or Windows phone, login online at www.sims-parent.co.uk  

If you have any problems accessing the App please contact the school

Please note that your activation email is unique to you and should not be used by anyone else. If you require an additional login then please contact your school

Your activation email will expire after 14 days if it is not used, please contact your school if you require a replacement after this date.

AQE Familiarisation Event

AQE Familiarisation Event

Our AQE Familiarisation Event will be held on the morning of Saturday 21 October for parents/guardians and children who are sitting the CEA in this School.

The purpose of the meeting is to explain what will happen on the days of the tests, the CEA marks, our admissions criteria, what to do if your child is affected by adverse circumstances and cannot sit some or all of the Tests and to show the children where they will be sitting.  Children are not required to wear school uniform on this morning and do not require their AQE cards or any stationery.

Details regarding times for different schools and further information about the day can be found here

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Application Process

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Application Process

The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award application process is now open. Please download the application form and complete as directed in the information sheet handed out on Wednesday 27th September. All completed application forms should be returned to Miss Bell in the Physics Base no later than 16.00 on Friday 13th October.

Senior Football Success

Senior Football Success

This year Regent House will be fielding both 1st and 2nd XI football teams.
Our aim is to give as many boys as possible from Year 12 upwards the chance to represent the school.
We started our season with fixtures against R.B.A.I.
Our 1st XI got their league campaign off to the best possible start winning 4-1.
Our 2nd XI, ably coached by injured school captain Timmy Brown, won 8-2.
We having upcoming fixtures in both the Belfast Cup against Colaiste Feirste and Northern Ireland Cup against Enniskillen Royal. With such a positive start we are hoping for continued success this season.

 

Tracking Assessments 2017-18 Information

Tracking Assessments 2017-18 Information

The documents outlining what assessments are being used for tracking student progress are now available on the Curriculum page of our website.

The files can be found alongside the heading Tracking Assessments 2017-18

 It is important that each pupil makes themselves aware of this information. 

Kirsty and Naomi heading to Portugal

Kirsty and Naomi heading to Portugal

Congratulation to Kirsty Cameron and Naomi Donnan, who have been selected to play for the NI U17 football squad in Portugal.  This is a fantastic achievement and a great opportunity!

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Zumba Club

Zumba Club

A little reminder that the after-school Zumba club takes place tomorrow afternoon and will run from 3.30pm-4.30pm in the gym/assembly hall. Open to all age groups!

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My Brush with Royalty - by Mark Lindsay

My Brush with Royalty - by Mark Lindsay

It was such a privilege and an honour to be invited to play at an occasion of such importance as the Royal Garden Party at Hillsborough.  The experience alone made the day worthwhile as I'd never played for a crowd as big as the one gathered in the gardens of Hillsborough Castle. 

Although the weather was atrocious we didn't let it dampen our mood and we managed to pull off our 3 hour programme very well. Obviously, the main event was the arrival of Prince Harry, who was making his first visit to Northern Ireland.  We heard the bugler play his fanfare and we played the National Anthem to welcome the Prince.  I remember that as soon as we had finished with the National Anthem we rushed out of our seats to find Prince Harry, not caring how dirty our shoes got or how far they sank into the muddy grass. After taking our pictures we continued with our programme and we didn't see the Prince again.  Although it was exciting, the Prince's visit was short lived as he left in the helicopter not 10 minutes after speaking to the last of the guests.  However, it didn't bother us!  We'd done our job well and that was all that mattered in the end. 

I already know that this story will become one that I tell to my children and maybe even my grandchildren in the future as I know it was a day that I could never possibly forget.  

EYPUK

EYPUK

8 Year 14 pupils represented the school at EYPUK at Hope University Liverpool.  They debated and created resolutions for many current issued facing the European Union today.
 

Regent House pupils at the European Youth Parliament UK Autumn National Final in Liverpool September 2017. 

What a classic!

What a classic!

Congratulations to Dara Brown who scored full marks in her GCSE Classical Civilisation exam!  Dara finds learning about the culture and society of the Ancient Greeks and Romans very interesting and she particularly enjoyed reading Homer’s Odyssey.  For A level Dara is studying French, Spanish, English Literature and, of course, Classical Civilisation.

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PS Dara also gained full marks in Spanish!