News archive January 2007

Netball success against Kimbolton

29 January 2007

Congratulations to all of Haileybury's netball teams, who posted magnificent results against Kimbolton last Saturday. The results are as follows: 1sts won 35-12 2nds won 26-5 3rds won 29-11 U15As won 32-3 U15Bs won 34-4 U15Cs won 20-3 U14As won 32-8 U14Bs won 17-7 U13As won 13-11 U13Bs lost 5-9 U12As lost 5-15 U12Bs lost 6-7  > more

Haileybury is UK's latest export to Kazakhstan

24 January 2007

Haileybury last night signed an agreement with Kazakhstan-based international developers, Capital Partners, to develop a school reflecting Haileybury's values in the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan. Haileybury-Almaty will be the first British independent school to open in Central Asia, further expanding the global trend for the export of British schooling. Building begins on the greenfield site, which is centrally located in Almaty on Al Farabi Avenue, on the banks of the Esentai River, in May 2007 and Haileybury-Almaty will welcome  > more

Attlee biographer to talk at Haileybury

23 January 2007

Professor David Howell, who recently published a well-received biogaphy of Clement Attlee (OH), will give a talk on Attlee on Monday, 5 February at 7.30pm. David Howell researches in the following areas: British political history; the study of comparative labour movements and historical sociology. He teaches Historical Sociology, National Identities, Who Runs Britain? and Politics and the Novel. He is also the editor of the Dictionary of Labour Biography and the author of (amongst others) A Lost Left and Respectable Radicals:  > more

Winter's Journey

23 January 2007

David Pisaro, the tenor from Buffalo, USA, walked the UK's West to East Coast route in the bitter cold of January 2005, battling snow, wind and rain over high altitudes in isolation. In contrast, his accompanist and Haileybury's Director of Music, Quentin Thomas, enjoyed the luxuries of car, warm tea-rooms and comfortable hotels. Both would meet every evening over 13 days to give a performance of Schubert's Winter's Journey. A fascinating documentary was made, and David's insights into this incredible song-cycle - by one of the Romantic  > more

IFP pupils study FX and derivatives

23 January 2007

Scott Woods, one of the Sixth Form pupils on the International Finance Programme, continues his diary about the course. Week 8 The first session of the New Year began with us having a very distinguished guest in the form of Paul Chappell. He had been head of FX at the Bank Of America for several years and has now started a hedge fund in Welwyn Garden City, called C-View, which since 2001 has tallied a total of £600 million in investments. Paul gave us a 45-minute talk, introducing FX and various strategies used in the FX market. He explained  > more

Antonio sets new personal best

22 January 2007

Haileybury pupil, Antonio Infantino, competed in the South of England Indoor Championships last Saturday, winning the Under 17 men's 60m comfortably in a time of 6.95 seconds. Antonio won his heat (one of seven) in a new PB of 7.07s. He then went through to the first semi-final as the fastest qualifier and won his semi-final in a time of 7.02s, smashing his new PB. He went in to the final with some very strong competitors (nearly all were ranked in the top 10 in the country), and won convincingly in a time of 6.95s. The second place was in a time  > more

Jamie selected for England rugby squad

19 January 2007

Middles pupil, Jamie George, has been selected for the England Under 16 rugby squad. "This is a huge honour and every boy's dream to actually put on the red rose of England and I feel very privileged to be doing so," says Jamie. "Now I need to keep focused and continue working hard to improve all aspects of my game to be first choice for the selectors." Jamie has a training course this weekend at which he will need to try and impress. "I am very lucky to be at Saracens and I owe a lot to them for making me the player I am today.  > more

Lower School hockey success

18 January 2007

Again this year, we have had huge success with hockey development in Lower School. Also, we now have a remarkable eight county players in Lower School in 2007! Huge congratulations are due to the following on being selected in this year's County U13 squad: James Trafford, Luke Anthony, Michael Davies, Toby Finnis, Edward Graves and Joseph Doyle. More congratulations to Alex Gaskell and Heinrich Watson-Miller who have made the County U12 squad. Pupils will be going on an Under 13 tour to Holland in April in conjunction with Edge Grove.  > more

Rob in Scottish Exiles squad

18 January 2007

Lower Sixth pupil, Robert Macpherson-Smith (Tr), has been selected for the Under 18 Scottish Exiles squad after attending assessment trials, skills development and trial matches held at Mount St Mary's College near Sheffield before Christmas. The coaching was led by Andy Gair, the Exiles Under 18 coach who works for Sportscoach UK as a national governing body coach educator, and Rowly Williams, the London Scottish Academy manager and the kicking coach at Wasps. Rob is due to attend a further training weekend and matches in Bath at  > more

League Tables explained

14 January 2007

Donald Wilkinson, Haileybury's Head of Learning Support who will take up the post of Director of Studies in September, explains why league tables can be so misleading. League tables have been a part of the educational landscape since the early 1990s. The brain-child of John Clare, the then education correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, he decided that they might be a wizard wheeze to help sell newspapers in the news desert of August. They caught on quickly. Within a year most major newspapers offered their own particular sets of tables  > more

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