Here is the presentation that was given on the 5th December. It addresses GCSE subject choices for Year 10.
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.
Last Thursday witnessed great scenes of celebration at Dalriada when this year’s GCSE results were announced. Every single Year 12 pupil achieved at least 5 or more A*-C grades, including Maths and English. Indeed a staggering 98% of all Year 12 Dalriada pupils gained at least 7 A*-C grades including Maths and English.
38 pupils, almost a third of the entire year group achieved 8 or more A* of A full course grades and of this group 24 pupils gained 9 A* or A grades each.Michael White will start his A level courses having achieved a superb 10 A*’s each, while Jazmine Carson, Eason Chan, Shane Devers, Ross Fallows and Peter Johnston achieved an outstanding 9 A*’s.
11 pupils achieved an outstanding 10 A*-A grades:Michael White, Jazmine Carson, Eason Chan, Shane Devers, Ross Fallows, Peter Johnston, Catherine Jamison, Catherine Torrens, Cara Dorans, Bruce Johnston, Ellen Kearney.
The following 13 pupils obtained 9 A*-A grades:
Patrick Stewart, Benjamin Webb, Emma Colgan, Olivia Hall, Robbie Doherty, Katie Trotter, Jessica Eden, Daniel Logan, Daniel McAfee, Benedict Anslow, Natalia Rygielska, Mia McNeill, Eve Myer.
The 14 pupils achieving 8 A*-A grades were:
Anna Nicholl, Finn Sands-Robinson, Nadine Robinson, Peter Smith, Evie Douglas, Joshua Park, Ian Pinkerton, Rebecca Dinsmore, Alice Skelton, Adam Strong, Jill Leslie, Leah Glass, Hope Anderson, Emma Glass. Read More
This year’s ‘A’ Level pupils at Dalriada have maintained the high standard of success achieved by the School in external examinations. A very impressive 77% of the Upper Sixth Form students obtained at least 3 A*- C grades each. Almost 40% of all ‘A’ Level grades obtained at Dalriada were A* or A grades, well above the Northern Ireland average.
The following 17 Dalriada students obtained at least 3 A*/A grades:
Naomi Anderson, Gillian McNaugher, Ailbhe Kendall, Victoria Whitton, Tara Devers, Rachael Kennedy, William McMullan, Roisin Mc Keegan, Christopher Fielding, Bethan Harper, John Hope, Bronwyn Thompson, Honor Wilson, Sam Balmer, Karolina Bednarek, Caitlin Farrell and Angus Johnston.
Five students achieved an outstanding 4 A*/A grades each namely:
Naomi Anderson, Gillian McNaugher, Ailbhe Kendall, Tara Devers and Rachael Kennedy.
In Lower Sixth Dalriada students gained the best set of AS results in the Schools’ history with an unprecedented 83% of the year group gained at least 3 A-C grades. 36% of all grades in Lower Sixth were A grades and 65% of all Dalriada grades were either A or B grades, well above the Northern Ireland average. Read More
As we approach the end of the academic year 2015-16 and await the arrival of the results of both A level and GCSE, we must recognise the two long serving members of staff who will not be with us in the 2016-17 academic year.
The end of term assembly marked the end of an era with the two long serving members of staff leaving the school. Senior teacher Mrs Helen Leighton, retired after 34 years at Dalriada and Pastoral Deputy Head Mrs Nicola Madden has left after 18 years at Dalriada to take up an appointment as Principal of Limavady Grammar School.
On receiving their leaving gifts at the school’s final assembly both ladies received a standing ovation from the packed audience reflecting the esteem they were held in by colleagues and pupils alike.
Headmaster Tom Skelton paid tribute to Mrs Leighton and Mrs Madden, thanking them for the huge contribution they had made to many aspects of life at Dalriada School. He concluded by wishing them both well for the future.
Students are reminded that A level results are available from the school on Thursday 18 August. They can be collected from school between 9 – 11.30 am in B5 (Careers Room ). If you are not able to collect your results in person you can ask a member of your family to collect on your behalf. Please supply them with a note of permission to bring with them on the morning.
If you prefer to receive them by phone, please contact the school after 11 am. The office will not open until 11 am as the staff will be involved with the distribution of results in B5.
Good luck to all students receiving results and we hope that they receive the grades enabling them to progress onto the course of their choice in September.