News archive March 2007

XV to play Bishops

30 March 2007

The Haileybury XV are playing South African school Bishops, who are on tour to the UK, on Saturday. Kick-off is 2.30pm on Terrace. All support will be welcome!  > more

U12 A netball team wins Small Schools competition

30 March 2007

Haileybury's Under 12 A and B teams participated in the Lea Valley netball tournament on Wednesday, 21 March, with both teams performing brilliantly. As any school with fewer than 50 girls in the year are allowed to enter in the B tournament as a small school, both our A and B teams were in the same competition. Haileybury A won their section, beating Chauncy B 5-0, Broxbourne B 3-2, Presdales C 3-1 and Sele A 6-3. In the semi-final, they beat Presdales B comfortably by 6-2 to take their place in the B team final against Sele A. The final was a very  > more

Boys cook up a storm

29 March 2007

For the past two terms, Oliver Ashley (K), Edward Newland (E) and Egor Provkin (B) have been studying many aspects of food, costing, preparation and management under the careful tuition of Peter Bailey (Health and Safety), Virginia Bird (Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme), Jackie Williams (Chartwells General Manager) and Executive Chef Michael Hodges as their Bronze skill for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. As a culmination of this, they hosted a dinner for 30 on Tuesday 27 March in the Pavilion. They invited their families, some teachers,  > more

Haileybury hosts biggest ever MUN

29 March 2007

More than 500 delegates from countries including Sweden, Dubai, France, the Netherlands and the UK gathered at Haileybury last weekend for the annual Haileybury Model United Nations (HMUN) event and, judging from the feedback organiser Michael Perrins has received, it was a huge success. "It was a truly wonderful conference," says Michael. "Our pupil key personnel, delegates, security personnel and supporters outdid themselves in hosting a remarkable event and we received much praise from our visitors, who  > more

Year 7s win Lea Valley hockey

29 March 2007

On Wednesday 28 March the Year 7 Lea Valley hockey tournament came to Haileybury. The weather was extremely kind and our girls were very much favourites to win. They started the tournament well, beating John Warner by 5 goals to 0. Sometimes these competitions come down to goals scored so the girls were keen to score as many as they could. They won their next two games just as easily against Turnford and Sele. They met Broxbourne next who are always very strong in these tournaments but the girls were not intimidated and won 2-0. Their final  > more

1st XI have an unbeaten season

26 March 2007

Congratulations to Haileybury's 1st XI hockey squad, which has finished the season unbeaten. They scored 29 goals and conceded only 11 during the entire season. Results are as follows: Kimbolton won 6 - 0 The Leys won 2 - 1 St Albans won 3-2 King's, Canterbury won 3-1 Bancrofts draw 3-3 Haberdashers' Aske won 4-0 Harrow draw 3-3 Aldenham won 2-1 Mill Hill won 3-0 Leading goal scorers were James Treadgold (7), Richard Wills (7), David Wilson (5), Jonas Erich (3), Alex Pilgrim (3), Michael Taylor (2), Bijan Ghaffari (1) and Marcus Farnfield  > more

St Aubyns wins Science Challenge

20 March 2007

St Aubyns School from Essex was the overall winner in Haileybury's annual Science Challenge, held last Thursday. Section winners included Hertfordshire school, Ralph Sadlier (Biology), North London's Cavendish School (Chemistry) and Southgate's Vita ex Pax School (Physics). Cash prizes and trophies went to all four winners. This year's experiments were based on the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and involved making a boat to carry treasure, distinguishing between four samples of rum (three of which contained poison!), analysing  > more

Musicians perform Carmina Burana

20 March 2007

A unique concert involving Haileybury's Choral Society, as well as pupils, parents, friends and staff from Orwell Park School in Suffolk, New Hall School in Chelmsford, and Colchester Chamber Orchestra, joined forces to give a spectacular, one-off performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana on Saturday, 19 March. The event was hosted by Orwell Park. Carmina Burana, composed by Carl Orff in the 1930s, remains a timeless and highly popular piece, both in the music and commercial world, with its opening movement being sounded in films,  > more

Antonio wins double gold

20 March 2007

Antonio Infantino won double gold at the Hertfordshire County Indoor competition held last weekend at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre. In the morning Antonio competed in the 200m Under 17 Men's competition and won in time of 22.50s. His performance was truly amazing as his time was faster than the Under 20 Men and Senior Men's competitions. This makes him the fastest man in Hertfordshire! It was also exceptional in that it was Antonio's first 200m race ever indoors. In the afternoon he competed in the 60m Under 17 Men's competition and  > more

A Class Apart on television

20 March 2007

A Class Apart, a drama written by Tony Grounds and filmed on location at Haileybury last year, was shown on BBC1 last Friday, 23 March. A Class Apart attracted the highest viewing figures of any drama shown on a Friday night for many years - at six million viewers and 27.4% share. GMTV featured an interview with the two main actors, Jessie Wallace and Nathaniel Parker, last week. Click on to view a clip.  > more

Headmaster of Haileybury-Almaty appointed

8 March 2007

The current Headmaster of Orwell Park School in Suffolk, Mr Andrew Auster, has been appointed as the founding Headmaster of Haileybury-Almaty in Kazakhstan. Haileybury announced the establishment of an offshoot in Kazakhstan in January in partnership with Capital Partners, the real-estate developers with an unusual, holistic approach towards development. Building will begin in May and the new school will open to 640 pupils in September 2008. Recognising high demand for a British-affiliated educational establishment, Capital  > more

18 Prep schools compete for Science trophy

7 March 2007

Eighteen Prep schools will be competing against each other this Thursday for the annual Haileybury Science Challenge trophy. Pupils will be required to perform three tasks in their teams and, judging from the sneak preview we've had into the publicity material, it looks as though the theme will be around Pirates of the Caribbean! Following the Biology, Chemistry and Physics tasks, prize giving will be held at 4pm in the Attlee Room. Good luck to the following schools who will be participating: Beacon Beechwood Park The Cavendish School  > more

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