News archive October 2009

Upper Sixths visit Rome

29 October 2009

Upper Sixths visit Rome

Twenty eight Upper Sixth pupils, studying, Italian, Latin, Classical Civilisation and Philosophy, were privileged to be guided around the city of Rome over half term by Mrs Gandon, Mrs Baker,  > more

Cultural exploration for Italian Society

20 October 2009

Haileybury's Italian pupils were given a rare treat at the latest Society meeting on Wednesday, 14 October. Claudia Parrinello, Thomas Moniz and Katie Brooks grabbed everyone's attention with a fascinating look at the world of fashion and the influence of Milan on contemporary Italian society. Versace and D&G were the key ingredients of their great presentation. This was followed by Sami Mudher, Anthony Parrinello, Josie Chubb and Anna Sproul regaling interesting stories about the history and development of the "pizza"  > more

Lucy and Emma selected for county B squad

13 October 2009

Congratulations to Lucy Smith, who has been selected for the Under 15 County B lacrosse team, and to Emma Clark, who was selected for the Under 19 County B team. During her first game (Herts vs Kent), Emma was identified and asked to attend the East of England trials. Unfortunately, she was unsuccessful but this was an impressive achievement for Haileybury and the first such accolade in the last few years.  > more

Ian Paisley to deliver Attlee Lecture

10 October 2009

The Rt Hon Rev Dr Ian Paisley MP, MLA will deliver the 18th Attlee Memorial Lecture in Big School on Thursday, 15 October 2009 from 5.25pm. Dr Paisley is an iconic and long-serving figure in the politics of unionism in Northern Ireland. Born in County Armagh in 1926, he was ordained as a Presbyterian Minister and joined the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, serving as Moderator for several decades. His political philosophy revolved around organising the Northern Ireland Protestant community's defence against expected activities  > more

Lower School pupils try out endangered instruments

9 October 2009

Lower School 1 pupils have enjoyed a fun start to their music lessons at Haileybury, with introductions to rare instruments by expert teachers. This enabled the pupils to hear and have a go on instruments such as the Harp, Double Bass, Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Violin and Trombone. The instruments were demonstrated by the teachers, after which the pupils had a go and, in some cases, played a class piece on them. This even included a class rendition on the Flintstones on violins and cello! They have also had a look at the saxophone, seeing  > more

Colvin wins inter-House HPA quiz

7 October 2009

The Haileybury Parents' Association (HPA) held its first social event of the new academic year for parents last Saturday evening, and what a fun evening it turned out to be! Eleven tables of parents, many joined by their Housemistresses/masters, battled it out in a spirit of 'friendly' competition to win the Inter-House Challenge. Three of the Houses doubled their odds by managing to field two enthusiastic tables each. Sadly, some of the Houses were not represented, which was a great shame as the winners scooped £100 and £50  > more

Attention prospective London parents

6 October 2009

Haileybury will be appearing at the Independent Schools Show at Battersea on 30 and 31 October for the third consecutive year. The two-day exhibition has proven to be an invaluable resource for London parents, who are looking to explore the next step in their child's education. Senior members of staff, as well as current and former pupils and parents, will be on hand to answer questions on topics such as the entry procedure for 11+, 13+ and 16+ pupils, what general life at Haileybury is like, academic options available, extra-curricular  > more

2nd XI win against St Margaret's 1st

5 October 2009

Congratulations to the girls' 2nd lacrosse XI, who beat the St Margaret's 1st team 3-2 on Saturday. Well done also to Emma Clark, who has been selected for the Under 18 County B team, and to Lucy Smith, who was chosen for the Under 15 County B team.  > more

Mark up for possible England hockey selection

2 October 2009

Fifths pupil Mark Agass (Th) has been selected for the Saxon Tigers hockey team, an amalgamation of the East and South Regional teams. Only two other players from the East made it through to this stage. This means Mark is now in the spotlight for possible England selection when his team plays other amalgamated teams in a four-day Futures Cup tournament during the October half term. Congratulations to Mark!  > more

Tom gains GB polocrosse place

2 October 2009

Congratulations to Lower Sixth pupil, Tom Bowden-Eyre (T), who has been selected for the England Under 21 polocrosse squad. This follows a tour to Australia in the Summer when Tom represented the GB Under 16 team  > more

MP talks to Politics pupils

1 October 2009

Mr Charles Walker MP, the Conservative MP for Broxbourne, will address members of the Political Society this evening on the way forward for Britain. The talk takes place in the Attlee Room from 7.30pm. All welcome.  > more

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