26 May 2010
Haileybury will welcome Old Haileyburian Field Marshal Sir John Chapple, GCB, CBE as our Guest of Honour on Speech Day this Saturday, 29 May 2010. After completion of National Service and three years at Trinity College, Cambridge, Sir John joined the 2nd Gurkha Rifles in 1954. He served a number of tours in Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo and Hong Kong. He was serving as Commander British Forces Hong Kong when WWF Hong Kong was set up. He later became Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces, and for four years served as the professional head of the
24 May 2010
Haileybury's sailing team travelled to Dorset last Saturday to take on 18 schools, including the host school, Canford. The team won four out of four races in the morning session against Canford, Sherborne, MCS 'B' and Bradfield. This meant Haileybury won the Silver Fleet. In the afternoon, they beat Eton, which took the team into a two-race play-off versus Tonbridge, which they tied, thereby finishing 3rd equal overall. Angus Mayhew (B) and George Fuest (B) (in the first boat) and Harry McVicar and Owen Liggett (K) (in the second boat)
19 May 2010
Congratulations to two of Haileybury's teachers, John Whitworth and Annie Thomas, who took part in last weekend's Eton Triathlon. John won the event (1st out of nearly 1 100 participants!) while Annie came 2nd in her age group, beating 200 other men and women. The event consisted of a 400m lake swim, a 20.5km bike ride and a 5km run.
19 May 2010
Last Thursday, Haileybury's golf team had an away fixture against Bedford School at the beautiful, but challenging, Duchess Course at Woburn Golf Club. Given that the Bedford School team reached the National Final of the I.S.G.A. and H.M.C. scratch match-play competitions this year, and were playing on their home course, this was always going to be a severe test for the relatively inexperienced Haileybury golfers. However, despite some obvious pre-match nerves on the first tee, all members of the Haileybury team played outstanding
17 May 2010
Last Saturday morning a selected Haileybury mixed squad played against a touring team from Malezi School, Kenya. Both sides played high quality tennis, with Haileybury's senior mixed team coming out as winners overall. However, the juniors lost to a talented Kenyan side. The Kenyan children, who were aged 10-15 years old, had been visiting a number of schools throughout the country. There were a number of doubles and mixed doubles matches against the Haileybury team that were played in great spirit and it was clear everyone had a wonderful
14 May 2010
Congratulations to OH Nick Herbert who has been appointed as Police Minister in the Home Office, following the formation of a coalition government earlier this week. Congratulations also to OHs Hugh Bayley in York and Barry Gardiner in Brent North, who have both been re-elected as Labour MPs in their constituencies.
13 May 2010
The inaugural Muscle Warriors 10k run and Family Fun Day will take place in the grounds of Haileybury on Saturday, 5 June 2010 in aid of the Muscular Help Foundation (MHF). MHF delivers unforgettable Muscle Dreams designed to help children and young people in the UK whose lives are afflicted by the muscle-wasting disease, muscular dystrophy (MD), the opportunity to live a dream, or perhaps fulfil a cherished ambition. Muscular Dystrophy is the single biggest genetic killer of children in our world today. With some 75,000 UK sufferers
10 May 2010
Haileybury is to host eight tennis players from Eastern Africa next week. The students are from Malezi School in Kenya, and are making history as the first from the region to travel on a tennis exchange with schools in the United Kingdom. This maiden trip, which will be the first of many, is sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and SKAL, and will see the Malezi School team visit and play against UK's top tennis schools as part of developing new partnerships between top tennis schools in England and Malezi School. The school has topped Kenyan tennis
6 May 2010
We are thrilled to announce that an amount of £19 730.07 has already been collected following last week's sponsored walk in aid of the Haiti appeal. Organiser Rev Chris Briggs is confident we will reach the £20 000 mark. "This is a magnificent amount - well done to all the staff and pupils who took part in the 5km walk."
4 May 2010
Congratulations to Mayowa Balogun (K), Joel Stewart (Tr) and Jack Howe (Tr), who have been chosen for the Hertfordshire Under 14 cricket squad for the 2010 season. Mayowa plays for the Shenley Village CC, while Joel and Jack both play at Harpenden CC.
4 May 2010
Congratulations to Grace Rawlins and Alice Coley who have both been nominated by the Hertfordshire Hockey Association for Junior Regional Performance Centre (JRPC). They will know sometime during the week commencing Monday, 24 May 2010 whether they will be invited to join the JRPC programme, the first step towards representing the East of England. Well done to both girls!
4 May 2010
Congratulations to Pippa Sheehan (M) who featured in the starting line-up, mid-field, for the Under 16 Herts county hockey team. The team beat Suffolk but lost to Norfolk in the next round. Pippa, who has played the full season as first choice, played again last weekend against Middlesex but, due to the problem with flying, the Herts goalie was stranded abroad so the match had to be a "friendly".