News archive February 2012

OH Antonio wins Gold in 200m

28 February 2012

Congratulations to Old Haileyburian Antonio Infantino, who won a Gold medal in the men's 200m race at the British University Championships last weekend. Antonio, although ranked 4th going in to the competition because of injury problems, stormed through the rounds to win the final in a lifetime best performance of 21.42s. This takes him to 4th in the UK rankings for 200m senior men. Out of the 102 competitors, Antonio strolled through his heat in 22.07s, ensuring his place in the semi-finals and was the fastest qualifier. There were  > more

Mayowa scores winning goal for ISFA U16 team

28 February 2012

Well done to Mayowa Balogun, who captained the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Under 16 team to victory over Blackburn Rovers FC last Sunday, 26 February. The team won 2-1, with Mayowa scoring the winning goal. All this was after performing a dance routine in Cabaret the evening before! The team's next match is against Leyton Orient on Sunday, 18 March.  > more

Dr Nicholas Tate to speak at Haileybury

28 February 2012

Dr Nicholas Tate, Executive Chairman, International Education Systems, former DG, International School of Geneva and former Headmaster Winchester College, will be speaking at Haileybury on 27 March 2012 as part of our 150th Anniversary Lecture Series. Dr Tate, whose topic is "What is Education For?", is the executive Chairman of International Education Systems, a network of schools in England, Hungary, South Africa and the United States. From 2003 to 2011 he was Director-General of the International School of Geneva,  > more

'Doing the right thing rather than doing things right' - Sir Hugh Orde

27 February 2012

'Doing the right thing rather than doing things right' - Sir Hugh Orde

Upper Sixth pupil, Stefanie Nacke (Aby), reports on Sir Hugh Orde's lecture, entitled "Britain after the riots: where should policing go from here?" The lecture was the first  > more

Boys 1st XI in a win against OH counterparts

27 February 2012

1st XI v OH WON 3-0 (King, Agass, Tivey) Haileybury's 1st XI achieved back-to-back clean sheets in a truly impressive weekend of hockey. Against a high quality OH side, Sam King put the 1st XI ahead and Mark Agass and Dom Tivey finished off slick moves in the second half to win the game 3-0. Ben Spencer showed impressive work in midfield and the win allowed captain Luke Anthony to hold aloft the Helsinki Cup. POM: Ben Spencer  > more

1st XI hockey boys in a win against Merchant Taylors

27 February 2012

1st XI v Merchant Taylors WON 1-0 (Stanyard) In the match on Saturday, the 1st XI showed great discipline and organisation in their defensive formation and kept a deserved clean sheet, restricting Merchant Taylors' to only three efforts on goal via penalty corners. Ben Balmforth showed great presence in the D and managed MTs' three potentially dangerous drag flicks with efficiency. Luke Anthony bossed proceedings with an imperious performance at the back, whilst Ben Spencer and Will Stanyard showed some real dexterity going forward.  > more

U13 hockey girls runners up in Belmont Festival

24 February 2012

U13 hockey girls runners up in Belmont Festival

The Under 13 girls had a great day of hockey in unusual conditions for the Belmont Festival yesterday. They played their hearts out - the semi final was won on the final whistle and the final went  > more

U13 netballers are runners up

23 February 2012

U13 netballers are runners up

Haileybury's Under 13 Netball squad finished as worthy runners-up at the annual Felsted tournament played in cold, wet and very windy conditions yesterday afternoon. The girls started  > more

Mayowa named captain of ISFA U16 team

22 February 2012

Congratulations to Mayowa Balogun who has been appointed as captain for the Independent Schools Football Association Under 16 team fixture against Blackburn Rovers Academy on Sunday, 26 February, kicking off at 11.00 am.  > more

St George's win Haileybury Shield 2012

22 February 2012

A fantastic day of hockey was held yesterday in bright sunshine as Haileybury hosted the IAPS U11 London and South Divisional tournament yesterday. St George's College JS beat Old Buckenham Hall (OBH) in a thrilling final. Brandeston Hall beat St Andrew's Woking to take the Plate title. St George's, OBH, Ashfold School and Kimbolton progress to the national finals. Congratulations also to Ben Coldicott of Ashfold School who was named Player of the Day.  > more

16 prep schools compete for Haileybury Shield 2012

20 February 2012

Good luck to the 16 prep schools who will be competing for the Haileybury Shield 2012 tomorrow, as part of the Under 11 IAPS boys' hockey London and South East division tournament. The tournament is being organised and held at Haileybury from 9am onwards tomorrow, Tuesday 21 February. Those taking part include St George's College JS, South Lee School, Kingshott, Ashfold School, Old Buckenham Hall, Chigwell, Lockers Park, Kimbolton Prep, St Andrew's Woking, Beacon School, Milton Keynes Prep, Longacre, Bancroft's Prep, St Martin's  > more

Haileybury appoints Ruth Sullivan as Deputy Master

15 February 2012

Haileybury has announced the appointment of Ruth Sullivan, the school's current Acting Head of Geography, as Deputy Master from September 2012. Ruth will take over from Rob Turnbull (Second Master), who retires in July. Ruth is the first woman in Haileybury's history to be appointed as deputy head. Prior to her current role at Haileybury, Ruth has been a housemistress (at St John's, Leatherhead and Glenalmond College), Head of Geography, Head of Geology, Head of Outdoor Pursuits, Director of Staff Development, Head of Sixth Form  > more

London gallery to host Haileybury art event

15 February 2012

London's Broad Gallery has kindly offered to host a Haileybury event on the evening of 16 March 2012. The gallery will be displaying artwork from this year's art competition winners, alongside famous artists. Pupils whose work will be exhibited include Dalia Frontini, Cristina Martinez- Iborra, Toka Yessimova, Katie Gard, Jordan Carter, Alice Billings, Jona Doda and Samrita Mudher. The event is free to attend but there are only 10 places left (as at 28 February) so do please book your place by contacting the Development Office by emailing  > more

Haileybury takes on the best in choir of the year competition

7 February 2012

Haileybury pupils will be competing with the very best schools in the land as they attempt to win the coveted title 'School Choir of the Year' this weekend in Manchester. Currently celebrating its tenth year, the BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year competition is highly anticipated and showcases the most talented school choirs across the UK. The event will be recorded in The Lowry Theatre, opposite the new home of BBC North in Salford. Explains Haileybury's Director of Music, Quentin Thomas: "Each of the semi-finalists  > more

Alex appointed U15 county rugby captain

6 February 2012

Congratulations to Alex McCormick (BFr), who has been appointed captain of the Hertfordshire Under 15 rugby team.  > more

Options Evening and Parents' Meeting

5 February 2012

Parents should be aware that, as a boarding school, Haileybury will remain open even during these snowy conditions. This evening's Options Evening and Parents' Meeting will proceed as planned. However, parents should not take un-necessary risks if the road conditions are too dangerous to travel into school as all information can be conveyed in other forms or at other times. You are also welcome to attend the Options Evening but depart early to aid with travelling.  > more

What to do in the event of snow [updated]

5 February 2012

Parents should be aware that, as a boarding school, Haileybury will remain open even during snowy conditions. With the majority of our staff living locally, lessons will proceed as normal. Parents of day pupils or parents of boarders who might be returning after exeat should make every effort to bring their children in for school as usual, but should not take un-necessary risks if the road conditions are too dangerous to travel. In the event that pupils cannot get in to school please make contact with the pupil's HM. So far as is possible,  > more

String heat winners announced

2 February 2012

There were some fabulous performances last night in the String heat of the instrumental competition. In the junior section three commendations for excellent performances went to Dennis Tang, Alexander Blakesley and Jemima Willgoss. The three competitors going through to the final are Samuel Tyler, William Massey and Leah Rosendahl. In the senior section there were also excellent performances from all participants. The three finalists are Matthew Morrison, Beth Westcott and Maxim Souter. Congratulations to all performers.  > more

Haileybury ranked in Top 5 co-ed IB schools

1 February 2012

We are all thrilled with today's news that Haileybury is ranked as being in the Top 5 co-educational IB schools in the country (with 15+ candidates). We also have the third largest IB Diploma cohort of schools offering both A Levels and the IB of all UK private schools, and rank at number 13 for the best co-educational boarding school in the UK for A Level results. The full table can be found here.  > more

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