Welcome to Boarding

As the Head of Boarding, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Boarding Department at the Royal School Dungannon.

The Boarding Department offers both five and seven day boarding for boys and girls aged eleven to eighteen.  The boarding houses are located in the heart of the school, and provide a warm, friendly, home-from-home environment where our pupils thrive.

Pupils are cared for by a team of boarding staff, including matrons, tutors and house parents.  Staff are always on hand to offer support, advice and guidance, and ensure that pupils are supervised appropriately without unnecessary intrusion.

Joanne Mawhinney
Head of Boarding
 

Pupils are encouraged to become independent and self-disciplined by taking responsibility for their own organisation, balancing study, activities and social time.  Boarders sign in and out of boarding using a specialised electronic system.

There is a strong focus on academic excellence at RSD, and pupils are supported by staff to ensure that they reach their full potential.  For those pupils whose first language is not English, additional English lessons are provided after school by fully qualified TEFL teachers.

Alongside academic focus, the school also has a strong extra-curricular life, and there are a wide range of activities for pupils to get involved in, as well as opportunities in the wider community.

The boarding department has recently been refurbished to provide pupils with modern and well-equipped dorms and washrooms.  Kitchens have also been fully re-fitted and a new recreation area created for boys and girls to mingle.  Other facilities include a high-speed Wi-Fi network (great for study but also for keeping in touch with home) and satellite Sky TV.

I would encourage you to arrange a visit to school if you are considering a place for your son or daughter.  This can be arranged by contacting me directly via email or telephoning the school reception office.  I would be delighted to give you a tour of day school and boarding, and can arrange a short meeting with the Headmaster.

I hope that you can find all the information you require on our website, however, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or require any further details.

Study in Northern Ireland and you will have the flexibility to pursue your goals through a vast number of subjects, in some of the UK’s most spectacular places. You can take advantage of high-quality teaching methods, research facilities and pioneering specialists in a diverse range of areas.

Being the smallest country in the UK, Northern Ireland is easy to travel around. It’s packed with history, culture and myth, and there’s an incredible variety of landscape and scenery.

A short film by the British Council talking about the many benefits of studying in Northern Ireland. If you’d like to see this video in another language, please click here for other language versions.

 

Justin stars in BoardingNI film “Our Brilliant Journey”

On Thursday 1st February, the red carpet was rolled out and photographers were briefed in preparation for the official premiere of BoardingNI’s mini film “Our Brilliant Journey” at The Strand Cinema in Belfast that evening.

BSA visit: Boarding Orchard

Royal School Dungannon had the privilege of welcoming the Boarding Schools’ Association National Director, Mr Robin Fletcher, for a visit to the school.

Northern Ireland Championships for RSD Shooting Team

Nine members of the RSD Shooting Club competed in the Northern Ireland Championships, held at the East Antrim Club, Ballyclare on Wednesday 1st March.

British Boarding Schools Agents Visit

Yesterday we were delighted to welcome Boarding Agents from various parts of the world to RSD, for an information and fact finding visit.

Welcome to the new Dilworth Tutors for 2017

Three new Dilworth Tutors for 2017, our ‘Kiwis’, were welcomed from Dilworth School Auckland into RSD in January.

Farewell to our Dilworth Tutors of 2016

Sadly in December, we had to say farewell to our Dilworth Tutors for 2016.

Ethan Au visits RSD

RSD staff and students were pleasantly surprised recently when Ethan Au, one of the Dilworth tutors from 2010, came back to Dungannon and paid a visit all of us at RSD.

Junior Concert – Tuesday 27 October

Photos by Hugo Ho (Year 12)

Ballygawley Presbyterian supporting RSD Rugby

Thanks to Reverend Cooper and the congregation of Ballygawley Presbyterian Church for their generous gift of 13 Ram rugby balls to the senior squad.

Prize Day photo gallery

Prize Day - 16 September 2015. Guest of Honour - Mrs Judith Gillespie CBE. Photos by Hugo Ho (Year 12). [gallery size="medium"...

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