Schools' Cup Rugby
Friday, 23 January 2015 18:17

Saturday 24th January  will see the School 1st XV start their cup campaign. After the successful conclusion to last year, when the 1st XV beat Ballymena Academy in the final of the Subsidiary Shield, Dalriada take on Bangor GS in the third round of the Dankse Bank Schools' Cup. The match is scheduled to kick off at 11 am in Bangor and the team are looking for a good travelling support. Dalriada and Bangor have a habit of drawing each other in Cup competitions. Last season Dalriada played Bangor at home at 1st XV, 2nd XV and Medallion levels and ran out winners in each game.

Up dates on the score will be  regularly posted on the Dalriada twitter account @DalriadaRugby from the match. The draw for the next round will take place shortly after the final whistle when we are looking forward to a home draw back in Ballymoney.

Bangor GS is at 84 Gransha Road, Bangor BT17 7QU. ( just off the by- pass )

Celebrating Excellence Grace Torrens
Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:02

At the CCEA Celebrating Excellence Award Ceremony held at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast: Grace Torrens (a past pupil) received an award for obtaining a first place in the Summer 2014 GCE examination in Art. Her teacher Mr. David Bradley also attended the ceremony.

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Success acknowledged by Trinity College Grace Torrens
Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:15

Former Dalriada pupil Grace Torrens has followed in the footsteps of several past Dalriada pupils in being selected for an Entrance Exhibition Award from Trinity College Dublin due to her high level performance achieved in all her A Levels. She received her award in November at a formal reception from the Vice Provost of Trinity College, Professor Linda Hogan. She is now studying History at Trinity College, Dublin.

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History - World War One and World War Two Workshop
Friday, 16 January 2015 08:51

worldwar3As part of our demonstration for Open worldwar1Morning, we were lucky enough to once again secure the services of Mr. Michael Gilmore, a local amateur historian and World War enthusiast. Mike very kindly returned to our school with his unique collection of WW1 and WW2 artefacts and created a display which certainly kept the interest of our own pupils and the visiting primary 6's, 7's and their parents.

History - Year 8 Mummies
Friday, 16 January 2015 08:49

 mummies3mummies2You might have seen the appearance of a 'mummy' or two along the History corridor in November when the Year 8 pupils tried their hand at some mummification. The Year 8 pupils had been learning about life in Ancient Egypt in their History lessons. They studied the process of mummification and what the process involved. Mrs Irwin was very impressed by the pupils' efforts and needless to say, if you take a look at the pictures, some of our pupils would certainly make good embalmers. The Year 8 pupils

Phantom of the Opera Review
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 22:27


The review of Dalriada's production of The Phantom of the Opera was written by a former pupil Garth McCongahie who now works professionally as a Composer in both the West End and on Broadway.

For a small(ish) country school, Dalriada has always punched above its weight with extraordinary achievements, both academic and extra-curricular. When I was a pupil, the rugby team surprised all, including TV sports journalists, by reaching the final of the Ulster Schools' Cup. Even Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne appeared on teatime news, from a sun lounger in Italy, to wish them good luck. (He was playing for Lazio at the time.)a Composer both in the West End and on Broadway.

It may come as no surprise then that as a proud ex-Dalriad, I carry a certain amount of bias in reviewing the annual school play. I tried to set this bias aside on Saturday night for the final performance of Phantom of the Opera. I was immediately struck by the variety of playing areas.

Responses to DENI Budget 2015-16 needed
Monday, 29 December 2014 17:00

The Department of Education NI has released for consultation a draft budget for 2015-16. A proposed cut of 7% has the potential to seriously affect the current provision. The READ MORE button below contains a letter from the school to all parents regarding the proposed cuts to Education Funding in the Draft Budget 2015-16. The letter contains some suggested points you may wish to make in your response.

Parents are encouraged to respond through the e mail below. 


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