Glenlola Collegiate House Captains 2017-18


Head of House: Mrs J Hughes
House Captain: Katie Montgomery
Deputy: Leah Henderson
Games Captain: Emma Hedley
Assembly: Rebekah Bailie
Publicity: Rosie Martin



“Conabor” – I will try
The Clanmorris family is descended from George Bingham who was Military Governor of Sligo. One of his descendants John Bingham, in 1800 became the 1st Baron Clanmorris. The 5th Baron Clanmorris married Matilda, the only child and heiress of R C Ward of Bangor Castle.



Head of House: Mrs S Lauder
House Captain: Georgia Ferguson
Deputy: Kaitlyn Coffey
Games Captain: Megan Inglis
Assembly: Lucy Mercer
Publicity: Cherie Bull




“Quid tibi id aliis” – Do for others what you would do for yourself
As a reward for ‘Services Rendered’ to the English Crown James Hamilton from Ayr received the six parishes of Bangor, Holywood, Dundonald, Ballyhalbert, Killinchy and Killyreagh.  James was made a Viscount in 1622 and the 1st Lord Clandeboye in 1625.



Head of House: Mr K Dorman
House Captain: Katie Robinson
Deputy: Beth Heron
Games Captain: Taylor Irwin
Assembly: Sarah Davidson
Publicity: Caitlin McCormick



“Non nobis solum” – Not for ourselves alone
The Dufferin family is descended from the Blackwoods who crossed to Ulster in 16th Century and were retainers to Mary Queen of Scots.  In the late 17th Century the Blackwood family regained the present Clandeboye Demesne from the Hamiltons.  The 5th Baron and 1st Marquis of Dufferin and Ava built Helen’s Tower in memory of his mother.



Head of House: Mrs D Spence
House Captain: Anna McDowell
Deputy: Hannah Collins
Games Captain: Emma Murdock
Assembly: Shannon Williamson
Publicity: Emily McMullan



“Corde et mente ” – With heart and mind
When her husband, Rev Edward Harte retired from the Methodist Ministry in 1895 due to ill health, Mrs Mattie Harte began to enrol private pupils in their house ‘Glenlola’ at 14 Clifton Road, Bangor.  Miss Millicent Harte was headmnistress of Glenlola from 1900 to 1930.



Head of House: Mrs C Harrison
House Captain: Lauren Ward
Deputy: Megan Hawthorne
Games Captain: Morgan Finlay
Assembly: Eden McRoberts
Publicity: Remy Silvester



“Ut prosium aliis ” – That I may benefit others
The first Ward to settle in Ireland was Bernard Ward in the year 1570.  One of his descendants, Michael Ward, married Miss Anne Hamilton of Bangor and through this alliance inherited estates in Bangor. Michael’s son became the 1st Viscount Ward of Bangor.



Head of House: Mrs K Johnston
House Captain: Emily Burrows
Deputy: Anna McWatters
Games Captain: Kasha Caldwell
Assembly: Jaclyn Brackenridge
Publicity: Olivia O’Keeffe



“Moribus Antiquis Nova” – With respect for tradition we will do new  things
In 1919 Mrs Weir, a member of Hamilton Road, Methodist Church, acquired premises for the ‘Ladies Collegiate School’ on Pickie Terrace. From then on the name of the school was Bangor Collegiate.  Miss Annie Weir was Principal from 1941 – 1946, and she was followed by Miss Katy Weir 1946-51.


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