News archive October 2003

Choir sings at St Paul's

23 October 2003

Seventy pupils in the Chapel Choir had the amazing experience of singing Choral Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral in London on Tuesday 21 October. Having overcome initial difficulties with very different seating arrangements and the vast acoustic, the choir performed exceptionally well in leading the service for a supportive congregation of parents and St Paul's regulars. The cathedral clergy were delighted with the choir's performance and the choir has been warmly invited to return in the future.  > more

School for Wives applauded

23 October 2003

This year's Thomason House Play, "The School for Wives", was ably directed by James Kazi. Arnolphe is a narrow minded and supercillious merchant who hopes to marry Agnes whom he has sequestered away in a nunnery for most of her life with the sole intention of marrying her when she comes of age. However, he fails to realise that she does not have eyes for him. Arnolphe brings all his guile and decit to the fore in order to preserve Agnes for himself. It can only result in humiliation! This production updated events to the 1920s and  > more

Lacrosse in heroic battle against Walthamstow Hall

21 October 2003

The Haileybury lacrosse team faced off against Walthamstow Hall this weekend. The first team played a physical match and put away three goals. Helen Mallinson's heroic début in goal helped the pace of the game but unfortunately the result was a 3-6 loss, a first for the 1st XII this season. The 2nd team played a nail-bitingly close match. At the half the score was tied 3 all, but a sneaky goal by the opposition put them ahead. Despite several drives to goal by Sophie Baird, Kate Sullivan and Kasita Rochanakorn, the final whistle saw  > more

Haileybury win county U18 hockey tournament

16 October 2003

Haileybury girls hockey had a tremendous boost yesterday when the Haileybury 1st XI team won the county schools under 18 tournament. The tournament was played over two days on Saturday 11th and Wednesday 15th October at Queenswood. The group games were played on grass on the Saturday. Haileybury won their group, with this season's top scorer Molly Pallett scoring 5 goals in three games. The results were: Haileybury 2 - Parmiters 2 Haileybury 2 - Presdales 0 Haileybury 2 - Herts & Essex HS 0 The semi-final and final were then played  > more

Good lacrosse results against Berkhamsted

15 October 2003

On Saturday Haileybury fielded three lacrosse squads against Berkhamsted Collegiate and participated in an elite coaching session with the head coach at the University of Maryland. The 1st squad ran a close game against the Berkhamsted 2nd XII and a last-minute goal sealed the 6-5 win. A proud U17 squad stuck out a very difficult match ending in a 0-7 loss despite Hellen Malinson's spectacular 13-save streak. The U15 squad did very well for themselves, comfortably winning their match 7-1.  > more

Lauren makes U18 county lacrosse team

7 October 2003

The Haileybury first XII lacrosse squad dominated their match against St George's on Saturday, with Isabella Eichler, Kasita Rochanakorn and Sophie Baird all making elegant contributions to the 6-3 win. On Sunday, Lauren Smith powered through the U18 County selections and made the B squad. The 15 year old has been playing the sport for four years. "This is a great opportunity for me and I am extremely pleased that I made it into the team," she says. "It means a lot to me because it sets me up well for the future." Lauren  > more

Sports stars for Haileybury conference

1 October 2003

More than 80 sports coaches and physical education teachers from the south east of England will have the opportunity to learn tactics and skills from international sports stars and coaches of the likes of Nick Gillingham MBE when Haileybury hosts the fourth in a series of Multi Sport Conferences next Monday, October 6. In addition to Gillingham, a double Olympic swimming medallist, other stars who will be sharing their knowledge include John Shaw, a British hockey International and Olympian, Lyn Gunson, England netball coach, and  > more

Reigate Model United Nations win for Haileybury

1 October 2003

A Model United Nations delegation from Haileybury last weekend beat nearly 50 other schools to win the Reigate Model United Nations Conference held at Reigate Grammar School. In addition, pupil Will Taylor won Highly Commended Delegate while Ben Rowe, Pete Gillespie and Dan Kimpton won Outstanding Delegates awards. MUN is a long-standing, successful extra-mural activity at Haileybury but of the four major gatherings on the annual calendar, this is the only one the independent school had not yet won. Teacher in charge, Jennifer  > more

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