Translink have informed the school that all morning buses will run 10 minutes earlier from Tuesday 1st September. Please contact Translink if you require further details.
Our Kukri shop is now open again for additional orders. It will close again on Friday 4th Sept. Expected delivery time at present for these items will be late October /early November. Please click on the logo on the right hand side of the page and follow the instructions.
Students and teachers at Dalriada School are celebrating the school’s best set of A level results since 2007. An outstanding 80% of Dalriada‘s upper sixth form students obtained at least 3 A*-C grades each, well above the NI average for grammar schools. The results re-affirm Dalriada’s position as one of the leading grammar schools in the province. Special praise has to go to Thomas Hancock who gained 5 A* grades in Further Maths, French, Physics, Music and Mathematics. Additionally Sarah Cassells obtained 3 A*s in Art and Design, Biology and Chemistry.
Reflecting on all these superb results, Headmaster Mr Tom Skelton commented
“I am absolutely delighted with these A level results which our students fully deserve. They have worked hard to earn this success. Our outstanding committed staff have played a big role as have their supportive parents. In addition the young people have somehow found the time to make a huge contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school. I wish our leavers continued success as they embark on the next step of their educational future” Read More
GCSE results are available for collection from the school on Thursday 20th August from 9 am. Results by phone will be available after 11 am through the office. As previously informed all year 12 have been scheduled for an interview with a member of the Careers Department to confirm subjects for the coming year.
If unable to attend your interview in person, pupils must phone and speak to the Careers Department before 2.30 pm.
Please note any results not collected by 3.30 pm will be posted home.
For any pupil who has a query or wants to make a change to their course after receiving their results today, please contact the school with the details or come into school on Thursday 20th Aug. after 2.30pm. Careers staff will be available in the afternoon after interviews with our GCSE candidates.
Please note there are no interviews for A/As level results on Monday 17th Aug.
Year 8 have been busy using their problem solving skills, making decisions, taking risks and working with others to design contraptions made from junk that could throw a tennis ball as far as possible. Hayden Feeney, Harry Condell, Ross Anderson and Eoghan Maginn from team RHHE Slingers (8R)produced a catapult design with a winning throw of 28m. James Wright, Caleb Moore and Daniel Beckett from team Raiders (8R) came second with a superb 26.6m throw. Team Arbre, consisting of Sarah Liggett, Olivia McAleese , Lois Mc Fetridge and Mrs Bolster(8W) gained third place with their throw of 16.5m. Well done to all who participated. We have many potential engineers in this year group with excellent design skills. On the design side special mention must go to Erin McMullan, Benny Mitchell, Hollie Scott and Eva Mc Caughan from 8R and Callum Conway, Jed Owens, Joshua Hazlett and Andrew McKay from 8S, for some excellent designs and very creative ideas!
Two Dalriada pupils proved themselves as the best in Ireland with success in the Irish School’s Athletics Championships on Saturday in Tullamore Co.
Offaly. Thomas Hunter of Year 12 proved himself to be the best Triple Jumper in Ireland at his age when he took Gold in the Intermediate event. His 1st round jump of 13.61 metres proved too much for his fellow competitors who struggle to match this. Indeed Thomas had three 13 metre plus jumps while no one else in the field managed to break the 13 metre barrier. Such was the quality of his jumping he would have been very close to taking a medal in the senior event but it also demonstrated that he is one of the best U18 Triple Jumpers in Ulster and Ireland despite being only 16.
In the Junior Triple Jump event Luke Pollock of Year 10 won the Bronze medal in a very tight contest. Luke fought throughout the competition getting into the final jump off in 6th place, indeed he was convinced that he had not made it as he had taken off his spikes and packing up to go home. However in the final two jumps he first produced a Personal Best of 10.87 metres to go into second place. On Luke’s final jump he again broke his PB and even more impressive broke the 11 metre barrier with an 11.03 effort. The second last competitor produced a big jump of 11.05 to secure the silver leaving Luke with a hard fought Bronze and third in Ireland. Of the 48 jumps in the competitors only four broke the 11 metre barrier.
The two medals gained on Saturday added to two gained the previous year at the Irish Championships. Dalriada have secured four medals in two years all in jumps. Success in triple jump, one of the most technical of athletic events, has become a regular occurrence at Irish, Ulster and District level over the last number of years. The school is immensely proud of these boys to have achieved so highly this year and indeed of all our athletes who have gained success in their various competitions this season so far.
The next major event for our athletes will be our Junior Sports day on June 10th with again this year a number of our long standing school Sport Day records looking vulnerable.
There will be an important meeting for the parents of current P6 pupils who wish to transfer to Dalriada in September 2016 on Monday 11 May. The meeting will outline the process for application to take the AQE tests in November 2015. The meeting will also allow parents the opportunity to speak to the Headmaster and other Senior Staff about any aspect of the Transfer process in relation for entry to Dalriada. The meeting will be held in the John Armstrong Hall at 7.30 pm and visitors are asked to use our front Car Park.
For any additional information please contact the school or visit the AQE website
Back to Back NI Volleyball League Titles for Girls Teams at both Age Groups while Boys win their First.
Dalriada Senior Volleyball girls bring home the Senior Schools League title for the fifth time since the club commenced in 1999 and not to be outdone the Under 16 girls also won their age category for a record 8th time and the Under 16 Boys won their first ever league title. The Senior Girls had played all of their matches with wins both away and at home with the exception of the match with the league favourites and 2014 champions, Portadown College. Read More