26 May 2006
Twelve Haileybury Sixth Formers are to embark on a five-week rainforest conservation expedition to the Philippines this Summer with Coral Cay Conservation (CCC). The students will help to gather quantitative data on the fauna and flora of the North Negros Forest Reserve (NNFR) - one of the last significant areas of moist tropical forest in the Negros-Panay Faunal Region of the central Philippines. Dr Cheryl Loughton, Haileybury's Head of Biology and the leader of the trip, says this is the first time a school has been involved in a trip
23 May 2006
The Haileybury community was saddened to learn of the death on Sunday 21 May of the previous Master, David Jewell. David's family and his many close friends are in our thoughts and prayers. David Jewell was Master of Haileybury from 1987 to 1996, having previously been Head of Bristol Cathedral School and Repton. He was a leading figure in the world of independent Education; the high point of his distinguished career was his election as Chairman of the Headmasters' Conference in 1991.
23 May 2006
The broadcaster and author, John McCarthy (OH), will be guest of honour at Speech Day on Saturday. In addition to his media work, Mr McCarthy is also well-known as Britain's longest held hostage, having been in captivity for five years in Beirut from 1986 to 1991. He was made a CBE in 1992.
22 May 2006
Haileybury's annual Prep Schools Cricket Festival, due to be held last weekend, had to be cancelled due to inclement weather. This year was to be the largest Festival ever. However, two schools who did arrive hoping to play were able to gain some valuable experience and coaching at Haileybury's indoor nets.
22 May 2006
Tim Condon (E) and James Symes (BFr) won the Open Novice Double Sculls competition at the Twickenham Regatta last Saturday. With a bye into the semi-final, their first opposition was a men's crew from Ardingly RC. This was a very close race: a less-than-perfect start left the boys half a length down early on, but they clawed their way back by the halfway mark. Determined sculling over the next 500 m and good steering to make the most of the stagger at the finish meant that they crossed the line just in front. The subsequent final was against
20 May 2006
The annual Beating Retreat ceremony, organised by the Hertfordshire Committee of the Army Benevolent Fund, will take place on Sunday, 25 June. There are a few changes to the event this year, including the fact that it will become a tattoo of military music in order to celebrate the newly designated "Veterans Awareness Day" on 27 June. Music will provided by two bands and two pipe bands, comprising over 100 musicians. These will be The Band of the Irish Guards who played at Her Majesty's 80th birthday celebrations in Windsor,
10 May 2006
Twenty six schools participated in the Achilles Relays last Thursday, with Haileybury seeing a victory in the U17 4x200m relay. We also had a second place in the hurdles. Saturday's Cholmeley Shield was contested by 10 schools and we came away with 1st places in the following events: U20 discus - Will Englander U17 100m - Antonio Infantino (11.2 secs) U17 200m - Antonio Infantino (22.2 secs) - new meeting record that beats an 11-year-old record also held by a Haileybury pupil. U17 high jump - Jack Hobbs (1.75m) - the competition was stopped
5 May 2006
Nearly 1 000 people, including parents, OHs, pupils and members of the public, were treated to a spectacular fashion show at Haileybury last Sunday. The extravaganza, held to celebrate 200 years of history and education on our magnificent site, was an historical journey through the past 20 decades of fashion. The hosts of the show, Hoyt Richards (an OH who went on to become the first male supermodel and is now a film director) and Hilary Alexander (Fashion Director at the Daily Telegraph), superbly supported the pupil narrators, Mark
2 May 2006
Haileybury's rowers made a good start to this year's regatta season with their first ever home-grown sculling success. James Symes (captain of boats) and Tim Condon, who both learnt to scull at Haileybury, showed their mettle by beating Putney Town in the final of the Open Novice Double Sculls at the Chiswick Amateur Regatta last weekend. Well done to both boys!
2 May 2006
Jamie George last weekend captained the Hertfordshire Under 15 10-a-side rugby team to victory in the National Championships at Rugby School. The tournament was held on Sunday and Monday. The Herts side won their group after playing some exhilirating rugby, beating Somerset, Staffordshire and Northumberland comfortably. This put them into the knockout stages on Monday, where the results were as follows: Quarter final v Yorkshire 12-10 Semi final v Surrey 12-7 Final v Essex 24-17 Jamie received the trophy from Jason Leonard (England's
2 May 2006
The broadcaster, author and speaker, Sir Mark Tully, gave a fascinating talk to mark the final in a three-part series of talks to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the laying of Haileybury's Foundation Stone. His talk, "Aspects of India", took place on Monday, 15 May. Sir Mark spent 22 years as the BBC correspondent in India, during which he gave a unique insight into the lives of people on the sub-continent. He was knighted in 2002. Nearly 200 people gathered in the Attlee Room to hear Sir Mark say that to criticise as imperialists