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Stevenson House

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Back Row: Rory Wasson

Third Row: Jude McRoberts; Harry Mills; Malachy Miscampbell; Dylan Murray; Jake Olliver; Jack Price; Max Scott; Alfie Warnock

Second Row: Joe Clerkin; Joseph Fairbanks; Henry George; Caleb Henderson; Ryan Jennings; Kris Khadka; Dylan King; Conor Latham; Nathan Lennon

Front Row: Daniel Anderson; Oscar Bingham; Jude Burns; Ryan Campbell; Mr McMillan; Mr Roy; Jude Cargill; Zac Carvill; Eric Chen; Patryk Chlipalski

House History

Stevenson House came into existence in October 1950 and was named after Joseph Stevenson, who was the first Secretary of Inst. He held this office from 1807-1837 and is regarded by many to be the real founder of the school. His personal qualities were said to be ‘untiring energy and conspicuous tact’, and it was hoped these qualities would be maintained by all members of the House. His portrait hangs in the school boardroom to this day.

During the 1980s Stevenson House was phased out of existence in response to a drop in entry numbers and, as the youngest House, it was the first to go, later followed by Jones. Thankfully, by the start of the 1990s the school saw its enrolment rise sufficiently for the House to be reinstated.

Senior Housemaster: Mr S McMillan

Y8: Mr D Roy

Y 9: Mr A Scott

Y 10: Mrs M O’Fril & Mrs K Carter

Y 11: Miss R Haslett

Y 12: Mr R Hedley

Y 13: Miss N Cosgrove

Head of House: James Clark

House Secretaries: Milo Carter, Leo Nutt

Senior Prefects: Milo Carter, James Clark

Prefects: Esa Aziz, Callum Burns, Oliver Douglas, Zach Moore, Leo Nutt, Euan Paterson, John Sinclair, Matthew Stewart, Max Whiteley, Carson Woodside

Year 8 Mentors: Esa Aziz, James Moody, Ryan Moulds, Leo Nutt, John Sinclair, Matthew Stewart, Carson Woodside

Valete: Cameron Bates, Kyle Blakely, Hubert Chipalski, Peter Connolly, Auryn Graham, Euan Healy, Alex Henry, Oliver Hodkinson, Darcy Hogg, Ben Jones, Daniel Lyttle, Angus MacDonald, Adam Mercer, Dylan Morrow, Flynn Morrow, Thomas Mullan, Jack Parkinson, James Pepper, Ruben Smith, Evan Smyth, Jake Walker, Omar Zatari

This year Stevenson House saw considerable academic success at all levels. At GCSE, we would like to congratulate Nathan Johnston who gained 6 A*s and 3 As, Daniel George with 5 A* and 4 As, Thomas McErlean with 4 A*s, 5 As and Daniel Henry with 2 A*s and 6 A grades. Congratulations to all Stevenson pupils who returned to RBAI following their GCSE studies, and we hope that these remarkable results will continue.

At AS-Level, the high standard of grades continued for Stevenson pupils: Esa Aziz gained 3 A grades and a C, Milo Carter gained 3 A grades and Matthew Stewart achieved 2 As and a B. Many congratulations go to all the pupils, and we wish them the best of luck in their A2 studies.

The overall success of exam results for Stevenson House members saw no exception at A2-Level for Year 14 pupils. Exceptional performances were rewarded, with Oliver Hodkinson achieving 4 A*s; Peter Connolly gained 2 A*s and 2 A grades; Flynn Morrow gained 2 A*s and 1 A grade; and Euan Healy gained an A*, A and a Distinction*. These were impressive grades, and we wish them and all the other Year 14 leavers the best of luck with their future university careers.

Stevenson pupils’ successes extended beyond the classroom, with pupils of all year groups collecting various co-curricular accolades. In Year 8, Seth Cochrane was part of this year’s school production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’; Christian Moreland sang in the choir group ‘Fulton’ and performed in St Mary’s Cathedral for Rolex. Furthermore, Ollie Jones played for the rugby and cricket ‘A’ teams, and also won two English awards for outstanding academic performance. Year 9 successes saw Daniel Preston compete in and win the Blackpool Cup football competition. Daniel was also selected to play for the South Belfast Youth League team in Limerick; Sam Coulter, Ryan McBride and Max McCausland played for the U13 A rugby team, and Sam was selected for the Ulster Development squad. More successes were recorded by Charlie Bogle, who placed 1st in the High Jump, while Alfie Anderson also finished in 1st place in the 1500m race at Sports Day. Away from sport, Paul McElhinney won the Junior House Chess Championship and Drew Shields-McArthur was a member of the Cadets team that won the Best Section Award. The Year 10 class had an outstanding year once again, with Connor Hanna representing Ireland in Water polo, as well as representing Antrim in Gaelic football; Noah Gillespie, Robbie Ingram, Henry Greenlees and Lorcan Hogg completed the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award; Lewis Milevsky competed for the Northern Ireland Inter-battalion Cadet rugby 7s team in England and represented the Inter-battalion Cadet Group in the 100m sprint event; Alfie Devonshire won the House Rowing competition, while Oscar McGonigle won the 1500m race at Sports Day. Oscar, Callum Armstrong and Reuben McIlwraith were members of the Under 14 rugby team that won the RBAI tournament. It was another productive year for Year 11, with some excellent sporting achievements: Alex Harrower, Joel Hewitt, and Louis Campbell won the Ulster Schools’ Medallion Shield. Alex and Louis also qualified to compete at the Irish Schools Athletics Championships in the Triple Jump and Discus respectively, while Bailey Duncan was selected for the RBAI U15 Richardson Cup winning team. Year 12 pupils also recorded a string of accomplishments, with Rory Comer representing the RBAI badminton team that won the All-Ireland Championship. Rory also represented Ireland U17 Badminton in Sweden; Nathan Johnson was a member of the 3rd XV Cup winning Colts rugby team; Seb Berryman enjoyed a successful year in the pool, winning his Ulster races and finished second in the All-Ireland race; Fred Harrison represented Ulster hockey at U16 level and the RBAI 1st XI team that won the McCullough Cup; Deacon Mill was a part of the FTC Robotics team that won the robotics competition at W5, while Toby McKnight successfully completed the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Year 13 recorded another successful year, with James Clark, Milo Carter and Euan Paterson being selected for the Schools’ Cup winning 1st XV. In addition, James represented the Ulster U18 squad in the Interpro matches; Max Whitely and Oliver Douglas completed their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Max also swam for the RBAI Bath Cup team, while James Moody competed in the Antrim Threes Novice Cup in boxing.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr McMillan and the tutors for their tireless dedication to the House and its pupils throughout the course of the year. Many of the successes highlighted above are down to the support they gave us. We hope all members of Stevenson excel in the forthcoming year, be it on the sports field, the stage or in the examination hall.

Milo Carter and Leo Nutt (House Secretaries)

Conor Hanna played on the Ireland U14 Water polo team

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Daniel Preston (9S) was selected for the South Belfast Youth Football League squad. The team took part in the prestigious Inter League All-Ireland Kennedy Cup help at the University of Limerick. The team advanced to the quarter-finals of the Bowl as a result of finishing second in their group and lifted the trophy following a tremendous 2-0 victory over Limavady District in the final.


Alex Harrower was awarded the Stevenson House Cup for Most Significant Contribution

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