News archive January 2003

Haileybury musicians record Gershwin

31 January 2003

Following the tremendous success of last year's Chapel Choir CD recording, Were You There?, featuring a range of 20th century compositions by British composers, Haileybury musicians are currently involved in recording a feast of Americana in the shape of an album of music by George Gershwin entitled "S'Wonderful!". This new CD, which will be launched on Speech Day in May 2003, features a wide range of Haileybury's ensembles, including contributions from the symphony orchestra, both wind bands, the string orchestra,  > more

New athletics captain named

27 January 2003

Yuki Omenai (Ba) has been appointed captain of athletics for the 2003 season. Master in charge of athletics, Mr Ed Bond, says Yuki will set a standard of excellence for the team, especially when considering that his personal best over 100m is 10.82 - 2/100ths of a second outside the school record. "He also anchored the brilliant 4x100m team we had last year which came second in the Independent Schools Achilles relays, so I'm confident we're in for an excellent season."  > more

U16 hockey girls go to District Champs

23 January 2003

Following the girls' U16 hockey team's success at the county championships late last term, the next stage in their quest for glory is the district championships, to be held on Monday February 3. We are really proud of their achievements so far and wish them very good luck for this, their greatest challenge yet. All parents are warmly invited to come and support the team at any point during the day. A map and directions can be found at The team will depart from school at 8am to be in time for their first match  > more

Excellent GCSE Maths results

23 January 2003

The Haileybury GCSE maths students have performed particularly well this year, gaining 25 A*s and 5 As. Head of Maths, Dr Duncan Harvey, says the department is thrilled with the grades of all 30 early entry candidates. "We are very proud of the pupils' achievements and congratulations must go to the teachers of the top two sets who were entered for the early exam - Mr Ian Pinnington, who usually takes set 1, was responsible for a majority of A*s in set 2 this year, and Mr Bert Robinson achieved the first ever clean sweep of A*s in set 1."  > more

New cricket captain

23 January 2003

Jon Melvill of Bartle Frere, who has recently been appointed as captain of cricket for the 2003 season, has been invited to Lord's to participate in a Captaincy Seminar in March. "Jon has a cool head and will set a good example to what will certainly be a young 1st XI this year," says Mr Carl Igolen-Robinson, Master in charge of cricket. Jon distinguished himself last season by bowling 50 maidens from his 176 overs and taking 27 wickets, including a match-winning 5 for 21 against Cheltenham during the festival. Roll on the Summer!  > more

Haileybury A lacrosse team win

22 January 2003

The first full lacrosse matches of the semester yielded up some exciting moments for our teams this weekend when they came up against Kings Canterbury. The Haileybury A squad did especially well, winning a tight game. At the end of regulation time, the score was tied at 7-7 and overtime saw a quick response with the decisive Haileybury goal. A lightning quick save by goalie Sam Small in the last six seconds of the game sealed the win. The Junior Varsity fought hard against King's but conceded a 0-7 loss. Rookie goalie Alice Handscomb played  > more

Peer support programme launched

17 January 2003

As the pace of life quickens, the pressures our children face increase exponentially. To add another level of support for our students, Haileybury has instituted a peer support system, a student-led programme which will see 30 senior students being trained to provide help to pupils in anything from friendship problems to school work troubles. Explains Senior Mistress, Tana Macpherson-Smith: "Clinics will be run three times a week, during which students who are experiencing difficulties can talk to the peer supporters. These  > more

IB presentation for parents

15 January 2003

The IB Diploma has become a symbol of academic integrity and intellectual promise, allowing holders access to the world's leading universities. We invite all parents to a highly informative presentation which will cover all aspects of the International Baccalaureate programme, an option which offers your child the ability to maintain his or her interest in a broad range of subjects and which will keep all options open for university. The presentation will include a discussion on academic studies and an explanation of Creativity,  > more

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