25 March 2009
The senior netball squads completed their season in the best possible style, with all three teams beating St George's Harpenden yesterday. Results were: 1sts won 26-11 2nds won 41-7 3rds won 17-11 The 1st team lost just one of their 14 games during the season and the 2nd team remained unbeaten. Meanwhile, four girls have been selected to train with the Under 13 District netball squad. Twenty girls were selected to attend these training sessions, from which 10 will be taken through to the District team to play in The Herts Youth Games in May.
24 March 2009
The 14th Haileybury Model United Nations (HMUN) Conference took place on a beautifully sunny weekend of Friday, 20 to Sunday, 22 March 2009. Over 575 visiting delegates attended from 39 schools in nine different countries across two continents. Visitors came from New Delhi (India), Dharan (Saudi Arabia), Marmara & Tarsus (Turkey), Amman (Jordan), Karlstad (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), Amsterdam, Leiden & Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and Lisbon (Portugal). UK schools came from all over the country. In addition, over 200 Haileyburians
19 March 2009
Congratulations to Removes pupil, Laura Detter (Alb), who beat the rest of the School to win a Science quiz devised as part of National Science and Engineering Week. Laura achieved 27 out of 30, even beating a four-person team effort from Upper Sixth Physics pupils. Haileybury's Physics technicians, Jan Tucker and Petra Jaggard, made the quiz available to all pupils and dedicated a noticeboard to activities available locally, as well as winning posters from schools and colleges nationwide. All the pupils were e-mailed and had the
19 March 2009
Haileybury's Under 13A netball squad racked up their second trophy of the season when they won the Lea Valley Tournament yesterday. They cruised through the early stages, beating Turnford 13-0, Simon Balle 12-3 and Presdales 8-1. Haileybury then hit top form in the semi-final, beating Goffs 18-1, with shooters Molly Maisey and Phoebe Stirling in outstanding form. The final was a tense affair against a strong Broxbourne team which went goal for goal in the early stages. Haileybury managed to secure a 2 goal lead but Broxbourne fought
18 March 2009
120 delegations from 44 schools in nine countries will converge on Haileybury for the annual Haileybury Model United Nations (HMUN09) gathering from 20 to 22 March. The purpose and nature of Model United Nations conferences such as the one held at Haileybury are to replicate the real United Nations. Delegates are assigned to a country and a committee, and are required to play the roles of diplomats. They first have to research the issues from the perspective of both the UN and the country they represent, and then have to prepare a stance
17 March 2009
The Under 13 boys' hockey squad travelled to Watford to take on the likes of Watford GS, Broxbourne HC, John Warner School and Tring HC last weekend. With a blistering 3-0 win in the first game, with Joel Stewart scoring two goals in two minutes, the omens looked very good. Another stirring performance to hold Watford to 1-1 meant that we looked well set to qualify for the semi-finals. Then a 2-0 loss to a Broxbourne side (including one of our own in Dominic Boakes!) meant that we needed to take something from the game with John Warner to qualify.
9 March 2009
On Saturday 7 March, the 1st team travelled to Chigwell for this week's fixture. Haileybury had started off in anticipation when realising that Chigwell 1's were coached by the ex-England Netball captain Amanda Newton, so we knew that they would be a well-drilled team. After the first quarter, Haileybury led by the merest of margins 10-9. The game was going to be hard fought, as the tactics were always to launch a high ball into their Goal Shooter who was about 6 foot 6 tall, with a wing-span to match! After a team talk and change of tactics
3 March 2009
Congratulations to Dominic Boakes, James Brooking, Christian Scales, Tristan Cummins, Jack Smits, George McConachie and Ben Landymore, all of whom have been retained in the Hertfordshire County Under 12 hockey squad. Good luck with the rest of the county campaign!
3 March 2009
On Saturday, 28 February Haileybury's 1st netball team took on opposition from three schools in our first home fixture of the season. Haileybury's strength in depth shone through as the team achieved impressive results against schools who are considered to be among our strongest rivals. The starting match for the 1st team was Mill Hill. After a well-drilled warm-up, the team was eager for action and immediately exerted pressure on the Mill Hill defence. Slick inter-passing, well-timed, quick moves and excellent shooting from Harrie
3 March 2009
A group of 15 Haileybury cricketers, together with Master i/c Cricket, Mike Cawdron, and tour manager, Harry Baxendale, recently returned from a four-match tour of the United Arab Emirates. The team stayed in a hotel in Dubai, but played one match in Abu Dhabi and three in Sharjah as part of the Arabian Cricket Challenge, a round-robin tournament featuring Dubai College, Hurstpierpoint, Winchester and Haileybury. Harry reports on the tour: We played four matches in six days (three group matches and the 3rd/4th playoff). Having brought
3 March 2009
Professor David Wilson, Britain's best known criminologist, will be visiting Haileybury on Tuesday, 10 March, to give a talk on "murder, serial killers and offender profiling". Prof Wilson is Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University, and regularly features on the BBC and other TV channels, both as a presenter and as a contributor. He is also a regular in The Guardian, bringing a refreshingly down-to-earth style to some of the most intractable criminological problems of the day - from the release of paedophiles
3 March 2009
The Under 10 netball team from Bishopsgate School in Surrey proved their mettle last Sunday by beating Derwent Lodge in the final of the IAPS netball tournament hosted by Haileybury. In addition, one of their players, Alex Oldfield, was named overall player of the day following her outstanding level of play. Nine teams from across the East of England came together for the tournament, where some exceptional netball skills were shown by the young players who displayed spatial awareness and maturity far beyond their years. Emma Wadsworth