News archive March 2011

Haileybury 1st rackets pair to be online today

31 March 2011

From 2.30pm this afternoon (Thursday, 31 March), the Public Schools Rackets Championships are being filmed and shown live at: All remaining matches in the boys' competitions, plus some of the girls, will be shown live during the next three days, until the Championship's conclusion on Saturday afternoon. This is the first time there has been live coverage and Haileybury 1st Pair will be playing in the Quarter-Finals, against the 4th seeds, Tonbridge at 3:45pm. On Friday, Jessica  > more

Hockey XI beat Harrow 9-1

30 March 2011

1st XI v HARROW WON 9-1 This was a majestic display from a 1st XI now finishing the season at full tilt. Our full array of attacking hockey was demonstrated with four wonderfully slickly taken goals knocking the stuffing out of Harrow before even 10 minutes were on the clock. Inevitably, the contest was over at this early juncture and the second half was a masterclass in possession hockey, aiming to catch Harrow on the counter, which we managed a further five times. The front three of King (E), Agass (Th) and Eschenroeder (Th) ran some delightful  > more

Haileybury hosts 600 debaters from seven countries

22 March 2011

Nearly 600 pupils from seven countries as diverse as Holland, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the USA will be debating issues on "sustainable environments and communities" during the Haileybury Model United Nations 2011 conference this weekend. The 113 delegations will use the time to debate issues of global importance and table motions, some of which will reach the United Nations General Assembly itself. The purpose and nature of Model United Nations conferences such as the one held at Haileybury are to replicate the real United  > more

ABF Military Tattoo to be held on 3 July

18 March 2011

This annual military event will feature massed bands, light gun run competition, massed pipes and drums, tent pegging and a sword jousting competition, the Tigers free-fall parachute display team, the Royal Artillery's Flying Gunners motorcycle display team and more. The Haileybury Military Tournament is a military spectacular offering an afternoon's entertainment for all the family. For more information and tickets, go to Haileybury Military Tournament.  > more

Lower School pupils win Lea Valley hockey titles

17 March 2011

The hockey teams from Lower School 1 won both the A and B team tournaments in the Lea Valley hockey tournament held yesterday. Both teams played four matches against Broxbourne, Sele (B team), Presdales, Simon Balle and John Warner (A team). The As won all of their matches and scored a total of 10 goals. There was great play all round but Annabel Gedye, who was solid in defence, Evie Caney and Emily Sanders played particularly well. The Bs also scored 10 goals and had non scored against, although they did make it slightly harder for themselves  > more

Netball girls retain HOF trophy

16 March 2011

Haileybury's 1st netball team retained the HOF trophy last weekend, with great results against both Oakham and Felsted. V Oakham 1st won 58-33 (in a full match) 2nd won 20-17 3rd lost 13-29 V Felsted 2nd won 28-12 3rd won 19-16 (No 1st team game as Felsted withdrew) The U14s and U15s also retained the junior trophy. V Oakham U15A won 12-3 U15B won 19-2 U14A won 12-11 U14B lost 3-11 U14C lost 3-14 V Felsted U15A won 22-5 U15B drew 15-15 U15C lost 21-11 U14A won 21-9 U14B won 17-4 U14C won 7-4 Congratulations to all the players on a superb afternoon's  > more

Haileybury to buy new sailing boats

16 March 2011

The Development Department at Haileybury has raised £35,988 to buy new sailing boats for the sailing team. Thank you to all those who have help support this fund. The Master in charge of sailing, Angus Head, is overjoyed at the generosity of the Haileybury community and is now purchasing the six Fireflies in preparation for the new racing season. An event will be held during the summer term to launch the new fleet at an event at Broxbourne. Further details will be announced shortly.  > more

Malthus Hut project to start

16 March 2011

The Development Department is delighted to announce that they have now raised the funds required for the renovation work of the Malthus Hut. As an historic building within the grounds of the School, this very important project will now commence. Thank you to all of the donors who have helped raise £11,050 towards this very worthy and historic project.  > more

Haileybury fashion extravaganza raises £20,000

14 March 2011

Haileybury fashion extravaganza raises £20,000

Photography by Tamara Kuzminski. More than £20,000 has been raised by pupils, parents and staff at Haileybury, following a fashion extravaganza at the school last Sunday, 13 March.  > more

Haileybury parents retain tennis trophy

12 March 2011

On Saturday 5 March, Legends Tennis Centre played host to the second Haileybury vs Queenswood Parents' tennis tournament. 16 players on each team made 8 mixed doubles partnerships and each couple played 3 matches of 25 minutes per match. A point per game won was the scoring system and we are delighted to report that a final score was Queenswood 84 - Haileybury 101 and the Cup is ours for the second year. This is a thoroughly fun event; special mention to Sheila Langley at Legends and Claire Gratton (Th rep) for organising the event and to Louise  > more

Bid online NOW for an auction prize!

10 March 2011

There are some amazing prizes to be won during the Haileybury Fashion Extravaganza on Sunday, 13 March, including a luxury Kenyan villa for 10 people, a suite at the Bermondsey Hotel in London, a day at the cricket (England v India) and many more. People now have the ability to bid for these prizes online, so even if you can't make it on the day, you can be a part of the celebrations. The Live Auction takes place during the Gala performance on Sunday evening. If you would like the opportunity to have bids placed at the Live Auction, please complete  > more

Instrumental Competition winners announced

4 March 2011

There was a tremendous night of soloists battling it out in our Instrumental Competition Final last night - a blissful and sustained display of individual talent throughout - a substantial pleasure. Congratulations to all participants over the evenings of competition - for practising, raising your game and dealing with nerves. Thanks to all supporters (especially those teachers who kept on returning to support again and again), to the accompanists, adjudicators and music teachers, and above all, to Miss Tomsett for putting so  > more

Edmonstone wins House Challenge

4 March 2011

The 2011 House Challenge was hotly contested this year and produced a nail-biting final. The format was altered so that each House would have a round against two other Houses on the same night, then the top four houses overall would go though to the semis. Rounds on heraldry, mathematics and vegetables played their parts, with Thomason having the distinction of both the highest and lowest scores for an individual round (205 and 0). Alas for the girls' Houses, but the semi-finals turned out to be Lawrence v Edmonstone and the local derby  > more

St George's boys take home the Haileybury Shield

3 March 2011

The hockey team from St George's, Weybridge beat Old Buckenham Hall 2-1 in the final of the Under 11 Hockey IAPS National Qualifiers, held at Haileybury on Tuesday. Other qualifiers among the 16 prep schools which took part were St Andrew's, Woking and St Martin's, Northwood. Winners of the Plate competition were Alleyn's, who beat Bancrofts Prep 1-0 in the final. Tony Nunn, an OH who won a bronze medal for Great Britain in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, presented the trophies alongside Jonathan Ebsworth, England and GB Goalkeeper, whose  > more

Chloe Allen selected for U17 England lax development squad

1 March 2011

Middles pupil Chloe Allen (C) has been selected for the Under 17 England Lacrosse Development Squad, to take part in the Under 19s' Home Internationals. The same squad is due to compete in an international tournament in Hanover, Germany in August. Well done to Chloe!  > more

Four charities to benefit from Haileybury fashion extravaganza

1 March 2011

Excitement is building as the day of the Haileybury Fashion Extravaganza, to be held at Haileybury on Sunday, 13 March 2011, draws closer. This is the third time that Haileybury has organised a fashion show. The last one, focusing on the changing fashions of the past 200 years, was held in 2006 as part of Haileybury's bi-centenary celebrations. The new show, An International Affair, is being created especially for and by Haileybury pupils and members of the wider Haileybury community. It aims to be bigger and better, focusing on exploring  > more

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