We are very much looking forward to your visit!
We are very much looking forward to your visit!
...with the sound of music!
The trailer for this year's school play has landed. It might not be too late to get a last-minute ticket!
At the Swim Ulster Schools’ Championships at the weekend, our swimmers had a number of successes.
On Saturday afternoon Alyssa Boyd in Year 8 finished 2nd in the 12 Year Old Girls 100m Individual Medley and 4th in the 50m Freestyle. Sofie Heasley (also Year 8) reached the finals of the 12 Year Old Girls 50m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke. Joe Simpson reached the finals of the 12 Year Old Boys 50m Breaststroke and 100m Individual Medley. Alyssa, Sofie and Joe have all qualified for the Irish Minor Schools’ Championships which will be held in Dublin in February.
Sunday was another busy day for the swimmers. Adam Barnes in Year 9 reached the finals of the Junior Boys 100m Backstroke and the 100m Freestyle, whilst Naeve Pountney in Year 9 reached the finals of the Junior Girls 100m Backstroke and the 100m Freestyle. Brooke Simpson reached the final of the Girls 100m Breaststroke.
The Junior Girls’ Relay team of Brooke Simpson, Alyssa Boyd, Cassie Huddleston and Naeve Pountney just missed out on a medal, finishing in 4th place in the Medley Team Relay.
Rebecca Reid in Year 12 came 1st in both the Intermediate 100m Backstroke and the 200m Individual Medley. Rebecca’s time of 1:22.25 in the 200m Individual Medley broke the Ulster Junior record.
In the Senior events Luke Balfour in Year 13 made the finals of the 100m Breaststroke.
Well done to all swimmers on a fantastic set of results!
Well done to Gemma Cordner, who has once again been chosen by her Stagecoach Theatre School to be part of the cast in this years production of ‘Aladdin’ in the SSE Arena Belfast in December.
Details of the performance can be found by clicking the image below
Tickets are on sale this week for The Sound of Music priced at £10/£6.
Don’t leave it too late, as some days will sell out very quickly!
The show is on 7th, 8th and 9th of November. Only this week to buy tickets before Half Term.
Reuben O'Rourke was competing for Ireland recently in Tri Nations Champions in Edinburgh at the Royal Commonwealth pool. His performance was outstanding and he was a medallist on both days. On day one, Reuben won gold for 1m spring board and on day two he won silver for 1m & 3m spring board.
Reuben will be heading off again in 3 weeks time to compete in National open championships were he will be competing with teams from Dubai, Europe & UK and we wish him every success!
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.
Overall, we are really happy with the result, 12-9 to Regent! And we hope to continue like this and improve as a team.
Just a little reminder about our Parents' Survey that we are conducting - it can be found by following the SurveyMonkey link on this page -
Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, your thoughts and opinions are most valued in this.
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.
Due to further advice from the Department of Education, school will be closed again on Tuesday 17 October.
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!
By Aisling Rafter
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.
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 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.
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...
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.
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
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.