News archive June 2004

Master's speech on Speech Day 2004

17 June 2004

My Lord, Chairman, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Let me begin by adding my welcome to that of the Chairman and my appreciation that you have again supported this important day, on which we celebrate the achievements of our pupils, in such generous numbers. I am particularly grateful to representatives of the local community who have interrupted their busy schedules to join us. Particularly I welcome Councillor Derek Mayes, Chairman of the East Hertfordshire Council, Councillor Peter Ruffles, Mayor of Hertford, Councillor  > more

Good performances at county athletics

16 June 2004

Haileybury athletes acquitted themselves extremely well at the County Championships held at the Woodside Stadium in Watford last weekend. Three pupils won their events: Kyrylo Sukhanenko (K) won the Boys U17 hammer, Antonio Infantino (LS) won the Boys U15 100m, and Sophie Auster (Aby) won the Girls U20 3000m. Two school records were set - by William Englander (Ed) in the Boys U17 Discus with 37.63 and by Jack Hobbs (K) in the Boys U15 High Jump with 1.66m. The athletes obtained six second places and five third places, revealing the great  > more

Chapel Choir's latest CD released

15 June 2004

Haileybury's singers have enjoyed a very high profile this year, largely thanks to the Chamber Choir's competitive successes in the BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year and the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year competitions. However, the sound of the full Chapel Choir has been captured in the Chapel's unique acoustic in its latest CD release. Conducted by Director of Music, Peter Davis, and accompanied by Derek Longman on the school's outstanding Klais organ, the recording focuses on French religious choral music by Fauré,  > more

Dan hits MCC for a six

10 June 2004

Removes pupil Dan Duckworth (B) has been named as a runner-up in the MCC Christmas Card Competition for 2004. Dan attempted his first-ever oil painting, depicting an image of a cricket team, seated, as if the image were a sepia tinted photograph from boys in the 19th century. It was then mounted within a wooden frame with a sprig of holly on the top. "The competition requires entries that fuse cricket with Christmas - no easy task for a child, so Dan's achievement is remarkable," comments John Pearson-Phillips, Head of the Art  > more

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