Here are the presentations that were given at the Year 12 – Post GCSE Options parent’s evening. They can also be found in the School Info – Information Evening Presentations section.
Here are the details of our 2018 Ski Tour to Sierra Nevada in Spain. The trip is for our current year 8 and 9 pupils and will take place over the February half term break in 2018.
The reason for choosing Sierra Nevada this year is due to the weak sterling price. A US tour would have cost significantly more. It is our intention to alternate between a European and a US destination from now on.
This document was given out to pupils on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January. Those interested in joining the tour should return the completed booking form to Mr Bradley on Monday 30th January between 8.30 and 9pm.
Once we have received a completed booking form then an initial deposit of £120 should be paid within one week. Payments will be made via our new ParentPay app. Activation codes for this will be sent out when we receive a completed booking form.
If you require any further information then contact Mr Bradley.
Click the ParentPay Logo to activate your account and pay your 1st Deposit.
Our Open Morning for 2017 takes place on Saturday 7th January starting at 9.15 am and finishing at 12.30pm.
For Pupils and Parents of Year 7 the morning will start with a talk by the Headmaster at 9.15 am in the John Armstrong Hall followed by a tour of the school from 9.45 am finishing at 11.00 am. Parents are requested to use the front car park of the school with a restricted amount of parking available on site. The car park will be open from 8.45 am
For Pupils and Parents and Pupils of Year 6 please arrive from 10.00 am and park in the Northern health Trust, Route Complex, Coleraine Road. Guides will direct you to the John Armstrong Hall for the Headmaster’s talk at 10.30 am. At 11.00 am school guides will be available to take you on a tour of the school where you will be able to visit departments and get the chance to speak to pupils and teachers. The tour will finish at approximately 12.30 pm.
The Admissions Criteria and the Prospectus are available on the morning and an e-version will be posted on this website from Monday 9th January .
The pupils, teachers and governors would like to congratulate our former pupil, Professor John McCanny CBE, who has received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours for services to Higher Education and Economic Development.
Professor McCanny is an international authority on silicon chip architectures for Digital Signal Processing and Digital Security, who led the initiative to create the Centre for Secure Information Technology, the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre in Cybersecurity. He also developed the vision to create the Northern Ireland Science Park, which transformed a brownfield site into a science and technology hub where over 2,500 people are now employed. He has founded two high technology companies based on the work of his research teams and has served on numerous committees of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Irish Academy.
Speaking at the School’s Prize Day in 1998, Professor McCanny reminisced, “I have many fond memories of Dalriada including the many lasting friendships I made, the sporting activities in which I was involved, the fun associated with the Shakespeare play and, most importantly, the education I received. This was to form the foundation of my future career.”
Three of our Moving Image Arts pupils have had their films shown in the Foyle Film Festival – Moving Image Arts Showcase. A group of our year 12 and 13 pupils attended the showcase and it was great to see the finalists films shown on the big screen at the Queens Film Theatre.
Odhran Combe’s GCSE film was well received by the audience, but didn’t win a prize. Conor Thompson’s AS film was awarded 2nd prize in the ‘AS Live Action’ category and Gage McAlister’s film was awarded ‘Best Animation’. Well done to all three boys.
The three films can be seen below:
Bang and the Dirt is Gone – Odhran Combe – Nominated ‘GCSE Best Film’.
Winter Fuel – Conor Thompson – Runner up ‘AS Best Film’.
The Ballon Effect – Gage McAlister – Winner “A2 Best Animation”.
The ski trip is approaching fast and final preparations are well underway. Attached you will find information on:
- The parent’s information evening (Wednesday 30th November).
- Important details needed by the ski resort and hotel.
- Update on the cost of the trip from Topflight.
- Ski clothing hire from Altitude.
This information was given in hard copy to pupils on Wednesday 26th October.
Also a reminder that all passports (or a photocopy) should now be handed into the school office. The final payment date is Monday 7th November.
The first ever Friends of Dalriada Auction and Dinner Dance takes place on November 19 at the Royal Court Hotel.
The event will raise funds for upgrading the 6th form Study rooms thanks to a plethora of fantastic auction lots including our star lot of a friendly 4-ball at Royal Portrush with Europe’s Ryder Cup Captain, Darren Clarke.
Other lots have been donated by; The Northwest 200, Stendhal Festival of Art, The Scenic Inn, Foylehov, Longline Surf School, Roe Park Resort, Room2Race, The Rathlin Island Ferry Co., The Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, Irish Balloon Flights, The Millennium Forum, Tesco and many more.
A full list of bid items will be released prior to the event.
Tickets to the event cost just £25 and are available from the school and The Royal Court Hotel. Ticket covers entry, drinks reception, dinner and dancing.
If you would like to book a table for several guests please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bidding for the star lot is open now, just email email@example.com with your bid.
Below you will find links to our development proposal documents for 2016.
We are aiming to increase our admission number from 125 to 130 pupils (in Year 8) with an increase in enrolment number from 815 to 897 pupils, starting from September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
We would ask you to read and complete the questionnaire in the consultation paper. The completed questionnaire can then be returned to this address no later than 11 October 2016:
St James’s Road
Additional details can be found in the full development proposal.