News archive October 2004

Remembrance Sunday

27 October 2004

The School Service on Remembrance Sunday, 14 November 2004, will include an act of Remembrance and Dedication with the Last Post and Reveille. The wreath will be laid on the War Memorial by the Heads of School. Our preacher for this service will be the Archdeacon of Hertford, The Venerable Trevor Jones. The service begins at 10.30am. In keeping with all School services, parents and visitors are welcome to attend, but space is particularly limited on this occasion.  > more

Maths turns to IGCSE

20 October 2004

The Mathematics Department has taken the initiative, in a move to better provide for our pupils in the middle school, to enter all of our pupils currently in the Removes, Middles and Fifths for the London Examinations IGCSE in Mathematics (4400) - International GCSE - instead of the nationally taken GCSE. There are three main differences between the two examinations, according to the Head of Mathematics, Dr Duncan Harvey. No coursework is formally assessed in IGCSE and all pupils will write the Highest Tier papers, which offer A* to  > more

Haileybury retain U18 hockey trophy

18 October 2004

The 1st XI hockey team successfully defended their county U18 title last Thursday by beating Queenswood in the final. In the semi-final, Haileybury took an early lead over Parmiters through a well-taken Molly Pallett goal. We dominated the possession and territory for the rest of the game, forcing a number of short corners which were either saved or flashed just wide of the uprights. Ashley Coe, Sophie Munn and Fran Burn dominated midfield and ran the game but Parmiters had the occasional break through their pacy forwards and Vicky Hewett  > more

Rugby success for the XLV

18 October 2004

With only one loss in the first half of the term, the XLV, Haileybury's mighty 3rd XV rugby team, have achieved a level of consistency unmatched in previous seasons. Not all victories have been easily achieved though. The match against Dulwich was tied entering the last three minutes. Dulwich then conceded a final minute penalty, allowing Haileybury captain Diego Bresciani to kick three points. The final score was 13-10. Against Tonbridge, early scores kept the XLV ahead, but at the start of the second half Tonbridge showed their true  > more

Alec Stewart becomes patron of Haileybury cricket

14 October 2004

Alec Stewart OBE, who played 133 tests for England after his debut against the West Indies in 1990, has kindly agreed to be Patron of Haileybury Cricket. The former England player, who scored 15 test centuries including a highest of 190 against Pakistan, was renowned for his fitness, competitive but fair spirit and has always been considered one of the great ambassadors for the game. Haileybury is extremely pleased to have him associated with its cricket development.  > more

Rope keeps audiences taut

14 October 2004

The boys and girls of Thomason and Colvin, under the masterful direction of Messrs Kazi and Schmitt, kept Haileybury audiences on tenterhooks last week with their re-working of Patrick Hamilton's Rope.  > more

Surrey pupils take top honours in Art Festival

13 October 2004

Two pupils from the Aldro School in Godalming, Surrey, were last week declared the overall joint winners in the Haileybury Prep and Primary Schools Festival of Art. The works by James Gifford and William Freeman were chosen from over 600 entries, more than double the amount submitted last year. Schools from afar a field as Twickenham, Northwood and Reading took part. The theme for the 2004 competition was Noah's Ark, chosen to tie in with choral work by Benjamin Britten which is a musical theme for Haileybury this term. Says the Head of  > more

Autumn Concert preview

13 October 2004

The Autumn Concert, the first major musical concert of the academic year, will take place next Thursday, 21 October, at 5.30pm in Chapel. The event will celebrate the breadth of music-making at Haileybury, from the debut performances by young singers in Lower School 1 through to a performance by Upper Sixth musical scholar, Sophie Auster, of Weber's sparkling Clarinet Concerto. With romance and rhythmic excitement aplenty in works by Sparke, Bernstein and Britten, this concert is not to be missed! Tickets are available from the School  > more

Inspirational play from U16 girls hockey

12 October 2004

The girls' U16 hockey team drew 1-1 with Bancrofts in this week's Monday evening fixture. It was an amazing team performance that saw them produce their best hockey yet this term. The team comprised Natalie MacDonald (capt), Emma Steele (v-c), Louise Greenwell, Lindsey Furlong, Mel Scarisbrick, Kayleigh Young, Hannah Perry, Vicky Chase, Emma Woodward, Kate Royds, Charlie Sotiriou, Louise Kimpton and Ali Solway. Congratulations to everybody on an inspirational display.  > more

Weekend of experience for new U13 lacrosse team

11 October 2004

The U13 lacrosse team last Saturday played its first ever fixture, against Berkhamstead, gelling nicely and captains Megan Hood and Sonali Mackenna reported that the entire team had a great time. The 2nds also had a strong result, winning 4-3. Franziska Reutter had a particularly good game, putting away two shots, while Ashling Coyle and Kara Stone added their contributions. The 1st XII had a very close match, with both sides answering with swift attacks and strong defensive strategies. Extra intensity was brought on by Lauren Smith  > more

1st hockey team on track to retain county title

11 October 2004

The 1st XI hockey team travelled to Queenswood last Saturday for the group stages of the county U18 tournament. Haileybury completely dominated their group with wins over St Clement Dane, Herts & Essex HS, Dame Alice Owen and Presdales. Vicky Hewett in goal touched the ball once in four games, which shows the measure of Haileybury's domination. Out of the four games, three were won and one drawn. There were goals from Amber Banbury, Molly Pallett and an outstanding deflection from Olivia Chase. The team are looking forward to the  > more

Amy reaches last 25 in spelling competition

7 October 2004

Removes pupils Amy Gandon and Charis Bridgman Baker participated in a BBC-organised spelling competition last weekend in London. Congratulations to Amy who made it to the last 25 best spellers in the South of England! One thousand schools took part in the initial rounds and the two Haileybury pupils were among those from 150 schools in the London area to compete in the quarter finals.  > more

Bishop's Award for Alice

7 October 2004

Removes pupil Alice Clough recently obtained her Bishop's Award from the Royal School of Church Music. This is one of the highest levels of achievement for dedicated church choristers. Alice began the Voice for Life courses when she was eight and her next ambition is to obtain the Gold Award which she plans to do in a couple of years' time. She was the first person in her home choir to do the Deans and Bishops awards and being part of the Haileybury Chapel Choir means she has plenty of opportunity to practise. Says the Director of Music at Haileybury,  > more

Katy and Emily for U15 county hockey

4 October 2004

Katy Killen and Emily James (both in Colvin) have been selected for the Hertfordshire U15 Hockey Squad, while Charis Bridgman Baker (Colvin) has been chosen for the U15 county lacrosse team. Congratulations to all three girls!  > more

LAMDA gold medal for Suzi

4 October 2004

Upper Sixth Haileybury student, Suzi Battersby, has been awarded a gold medal with distinction in the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations, losing only three marks out of a possible 140. What makes Suzi's achievement all the more remarkable is that she took the exam at the minimum age limit of 17. LAMDA examinations in Acting are designed to develop the skills necessary to communicate dramatic text to an audience. Suzi, whose ambition is to be a stage actress, began LAMDA lessons at the age of 11 at  > more

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