News archive February 2011

Instrumental competition finalists to perform on Thursday

28 February 2011

This Thursday, 3 March, sees the final of the Instrumental Competition. The following pupils will be participating and the adjudications will be given by Claire Tomsett, Quentin Thomas, James Deveson and Samuel Hudson. A great evening of fantastic performances awaits you in Bradby Hall at 7.30pm - all welcome to attend. No tickets are required. Junior Section: LS - Middles Voice: Alexander Shambrook & Caitlin Scales Strings: Jemima Willgoss (violin), Emily Walker (violin), Dennis Tang (guitar) Piano & Percussion: JJ  > more

1st XI draw against Bancrofts

28 February 2011

Hockey coach Andy Searson reports on the latest hockey results: 1st XI v Bancrofts DRAW 1-1 The 1st XI is really starting to function well and some of the hockey was scintillating at times. The first touch of our side is improving week on week and we are starting to hit top gear. Bancrofts were clinging on by the skin of their teeth and yet we were never able to close the game out with a vital second goal, having taken the lead before half time with a super move. Their keeper made a couple of impressive saves and we spurned several glorious opportunities,  > more

OH Antonio wins a Purple

28 February 2011

Congratulations to Old Haileyburian Antonio Infantino who has been awarded a full Purple by Kings College London, where he is studying Philosophy. The university awards Purples and Half Purples for competition at the highest level of university sport, in a similar way to Oxford and Cambridge Blues. These are taken to be the equivalent of Blues at other universities. Antonio's achievement follows his success on the athletics track. He recently represented his university at the BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships in the 200m, coming  > more

Derwent Lodge wins Haileybury netball tournament

15 February 2011

Derwent Lodge wins Haileybury netball tournament

The Under 10 netball team from Derwent Lodge Preparatory School in Tonbridge, Kent won the 2011 Haileybury Prep Schools netball tournament, after beating Widford Lodge from Chelmsford, Essex  > more

Finalists of instrumental competition announced

11 February 2011

What a week of talent we have seen! Congratulations to all those who have performed in the instrumental competition this week. Some terrific performances and a lot of musicality shown. The people selected from each night to go through to the final on 3 March (first Thursday back after half term) are: Junior Section: LS - Middles Voice: Alexander Shambrook & Caitlin Scales Strings: Jemima Willgoss (violin), Emily Walker (violin), Dennis Tang (guitar) Piano & Percussion: JJ Nozell (Drums), Jack Howard (piano), Lachlan Okoye  > more

1st and U15 lacrosse girls win

8 February 2011

The 1st lacrosse team played away at Haberdashers on Saturday, 5 February. We expected a very difficult match as Habs have won the county tournament several years running and are a very challenging team. We started off very strong, seeing some superb goals from Lucy Smith and Alana Zukas, leaving the half time score at 7-1. Habs came back fighting hard and got 2 more goals but the defence stayed strong and despite some unfair tackles, Ro Sharp took the ball down from defence and scored. Sara Norris faced some tough goal scoring from Habs but  > more

Netballers produce clean sweep against Felsted

7 February 2011

The Haileybury girls produced a fantastic set of results against Felsted on Saturday, with wins across the board. Results as follows: 1st 33-16 2nd 22-20 3rd 15-8 15A 21-9 15B 30-12 15C 10-7 14A 23-11 14B 29-9 14C 13-6 Well done!  > more

1st XI hockey v Mill Hill

7 February 2011

An energetic and physical Mill Hill side tested the resilience of the 1st XI in every position. Their pressure told on the execution of our basic skills and the side managed to dredge out a 3-3 draw. Other results: 2nd XI WON 3-2 3rd XI WON 2-0 CA DRAW 2-2 YA WON 9-2  > more

Choir and orchestra to play at St John's London

3 February 2011

Haileybury choirs and orchestras will perform at a special concert in St John's, Smiths Square, London on 15 February. With Quentin Thomas as director, SF8 and The National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain will also perform - all in aid of the Haileybury Attlee Fund. The programme will include: Ravel arr. Nigel Wood Bolero Hans Zimmer Music from Gladiator Fauré Cantique de Jean RacineBizet Carmen Orff O Fortuna Carmina Burana And the composers Chopin, Burton, Stravinsky, Bacherach, Miles Davis. This promises to be an extraordinary  > more

Australian exchange student Ryuun blogs

3 February 2011

Well into the third week of being here at such an amazing place as Haileybury, and I can already see why so many people appreciate all that it has to offer. The people: teaching staff and pupils alike are so kind and welcoming - apart from the dormitory banter based on who won the Ashes and the traditional "shrimp on the barbie", which we Australians treasure so much. The catering staff last week went to extra measures to make us feel right at home by celebrating with an Australia Day themed lunch. Not sure that "outback chicken"  > more

Haileybury's value added is recognised

2 February 2011

Recently published tables by the Department for Education show Haileybury to be the 9th best co-educational independent school in the country for adding value to pupils' performance between GCSEs and final Sixth Form examinations. Haileybury is the top school in all of Hertfordshire. Such results show not only that Haileybury pupils achieve excellent exam results but they are also obtaining grades in their A Level or IB Diploma qualifications that are significantly above what might have been expected of them at 16 years old. "To  > more

Andy McNab enthralls Haileybury audience

1 February 2011

More than 650 people attended a fascinating insight into the world of espionage by children's author Andy McNab last night. The event was held at Haileybury and was organised in conjunction with Books@Hoddesdon. McNab was a member of 22 SAS Regiment in the Eighties, working on both covert and overt special operations worldwide, including anti-terrorist and anti-drug operations in the Middle and Far East. He commanded the famous Bravo Two Zero patrol, which is the most highly decorated patrol since the Boer War. He enthralled the pupils,  > more

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