News archive October 2006

International Finance Programme report-back

18 October 2006

Haileybury's International Finance Programme, believed to be the first-ever investment course run by a school in the UK, kicked off at the beginning of October. Scott Woods, one of the pupils chosen for the course, provides a synopsis of what he's learnt so far: Week 1 The inaugural session of the International Finance Programme began with Mr Cohen giving us a brief outlook on the programme and what it would entail - what we'd be learning, the exam we're going to take and the activities we are going to be taking part in, such as the Merrill  > more

English remarks result in upgrades

17 October 2006

Due to the persistence of Dr David James, Head of English, in his belief that the English Literature exam had been unfairly marked, we are delighted that the Chief examiner at AQA English has notified us of several upgrades. Of our 122 students, 82% had the marks increased which resulted in 51 candidates receiving a higher grade. One of these students went from her original C grade to the remarked A grade (going up 63 marks); other noticeable increases meant that one candidate went up 53 marks; two went up 41 marks: 37 candidates went up 20  > more

National dance title for Melissa

17 October 2006

Lower Sixth pupil Melissa Fenner last weekend won the national Over 16 disco freestyle dance competition, retaining her title from last year when she won the Under 16 gold star and above title. She also won the title a few years ago for rock and roll as an Under 12 pupil and has been in the top six for disco freestyle for the past few years. To keep herself in shape for these gruelling titles, Melissa has dance lessons twice a week for three hours with Amanda Hughes, who runs the Welwyn-based dance school, DanceBeat. The school specialises in  > more

DT Show 2006

16 October 2006

The Technology Department will be opening its doors on the 2nd November & 3rd November to parents and pupils to view examination work from 2006 and to have the chance to experience some of the activities that are on offer to pupils at Haileybury. Parents and their children are invited to have a go at a number of design challenges, watch demonstrations and try a range of different activities. The evening will start at 7:30 and will finish at 9:30 with a prize giving for the winners of the various challenges. If you've always dreamed about  > more

Haileybury chef dishes up a bronze

11 October 2006

Haileybury chef Christopher Law is celebrating after cooking his way to a bronze medal in the national Compass Group Junior Chef of the Year 2006 competition. Christopher, 23, is chef de partie for specialist education caterers Chartwells, part of Compass Group, at Haileybury. Christopher, who has been training as a chef at Haileybury since 2004 and lives in Hoddesdon, took bronze in the competition held at the Restaurant Show at London's Olympia in September. The Compass Group Chef of the Year event challenged 30 of Compass Group's  > more

Autumn Concert takes

11 October 2006

The annual Autumn Concert will take place in Big School next Wednesday, 18 October at 4.30pm. On a theme of 'flight', pupils will showcase everything from film themes of Raiders, Hook and Dambusters to the refined worlds of opera with Rossini's Overture and Thieving Magpie. There are also Choral treasures from an African tribal wedding song, the dulcet harmonies offered by the Chamber Choir singing such things as Fly me to the Moon and Moonriver, which will be played out to the rhythms of the Jazz Band. Quentin Thomas, Derek Longman and  > more

Football team win through in national contest

11 October 2006

Haileybury today beat Highgate 3-1 in the second round of the National Independent Schools Football Association Cup in a match played on Quitchells. Goals were scored by Sam Thurgood, Sam Anthony & Abdul Wushishi. Previous players to have played in the competition include Quintune Fortune (Forest), Frank Lampard (Brentwood) and James Beattie (QEGS Blackburn). Lesser known players include Neil Harris, Neil Mellor & Adam Virgo.  > more

XV continue unbeaten

10 October 2006

The 14-12 win against The King's School, Canterbury on Saturday extended the Haileybury XV unbeaten start to the season. Skipper Kirill Sukhanenko (K) and Ben Sharpington (K) scored the tries, with Sam Thurgood (E) kicking both conversions. Next Saturday sees the squad playing the much vaunted Tonbridge School, who remain unbeaten for well over two years, on Terrace. Kick-off is at 2.45pm and all support is welcome!  > more

Investment banking course for Sixth Formers

4 October 2006

Fourteen students from local Hertford state secondary schools have been selected to join 26 Haileybury Sixth Formers in a new course in international finance, enabling pupils to explore the world of the City. The new course, launched by Haileybury last night, will lead to an examination gaining students the Introduction to Investment qualification from the Securities & Investment Institute (SII), a leading professional and qualifications development body for the securities and investment industry. The Haileybury International  > more

William Boyd visits Haileybury

3 October 2006

Nearly 200 pupils, parents and members of the public attended a talk and reading by well-known novelist William Boyd last night. The event was jointly organised by The Haileybury Literary Society and Books@Hoddesdon. Mr Boyd talked entertainingly about his life and his writing and read from his latest novel, Restless. Afterwards, he signed copies of his books. He spoke about the writers who influence him, about the extensive research he does before putting pen to paper, how a story idea develops and how, finally, he writes with a purpose  > more

Haileybury sees a revival in the Classics

2 October 2006

A dramatic rise in the number of Removes (Year 9) pupils studying Classical Greek at Haileybury is symptomatic of a more general renaissance of Classical subjects at the school. Fifteen pupils have chosen to study Greek in Year 9 this year, the largest such cohort for several decades. When invited to explain this phenomenon, Mrs Carole Gandon, Head of Classics, said: "Subjects like Greek offer the sort of challenge that bright, imaginative youngsters relish." As for the pupils, all in this year's Greek class have studied  > more

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