27/10/17 – End of Term Big Breakfast 
 
Staff and pupils ended the school term ignoring all healthy eating advice by enjoying a good old fashioned fry up that was cooked by our Canteen Unit Supervisor Mrs Sharon McNiece and her staff. Many thanks to Sharon and her team for ensuring that we all are well-nourished for the mid-term holidays. 
25/10/17 - U16 begin league campaign with impressive win. 
 
The boys football team got off to a great start in the league when they defeated Drumglass High school by 5 goals to nil. On target for the school were Ben Telford who bagged a hat trick, along with goals from Jamie McKee and captain Philip Watt.  
 
This was a great all round team performance and the defence will be happy with a clean sheet! 
25/10/17 - Year 8 Art and Design Winners 
 
Well done to Year 8 pupils Ben Watson (8A) and Erika Grant (8X) for winning the best designs for their Art and Design sketch books. 
 
Both pupils put in an amazing amount of effort into their very creative designs. 
25/10/17 - Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 
 
Both Newtownhamilton High and Newtownhamilton Primary will be supporting the Drop Inn Ministries Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Drop Inn Ministries Team Hope Representative Mr Ian Liggett recently spoke to our pupils and staff during assembly and explained that his organisation has been sending humanitarian aid to Belarus, Ukraine and Latvia since 1995. This includes distributing shoeboxes to children who live in orphanages, who are in hospital or whose lives are affected by poverty and ill health. 
 
What should you send? - Small toy (car or doll), small game (puzzle, skipping rope), cuddly toy, stationary (pencils, pens, crayons, exercise books etc), confectionary (sweets or chocolate), toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and sponge), clothing (scarf, gloves and hat) & letter/photograph. 
 
All families are encouraged to support this worthy cause by sending in a filled shoebox on or before Friday 17th November 2017. 
19/10/17 - Year 12 Rugby Talk 
 
Year 12 pupils enjoyed a very informative talk from Mr Richard Black, Armagh Rugby Club highlighting the history of rugby, the make-up of the Armagh club and the cultural influences and changes on both the club and rugby in general.  
 
We would like to thank Richard for giving up his time to come in and give this presentation, which pupils will use to complete their GCSE Controlled Assessment in Learning for Life and Work. 
17.10.17 – Work Related Learning Programme 
 
Over the last few Fridays Mr Cousins has been out and about visiting some of our Year 11 pupils who are on Work Placement. The boys are all enjoying the experience so far and have settled in well to the world of work. The Work Related Learning Programme is a new initiative that was introduced in September and it contributes to a valuable qualification awarded by the Prince’s Trust. Thank you to all of the local employers who have agreed to assist us with this very worthwhile course. 
13/10/17/ - Celebration Event- TBUC 
 
Monday 2nd October completed TBUC at Newtownhamilton. Pupils Nathan McKnight, Calvin Conn, Jessica Acheson, Henry Hamilton, Jenna Barbour, Kris Cartmill, Ben Cartmill, Nicole Frazer, Stefan Patton and Alyson Henry received their certificates for completing a cross community camp along with Newtownhamilton Youth Club. Food provided by La Dolce Vita was enjoyed by pupils and parents. Pupils also received a hoodie and CD of photos showcasing all the activities- Funtasia Waterpark, Jungle NI, Share Centre Enniskillen and Dundoland Ice Bowl. 
 
Pupils not only enjoyed the whole experience but developed their interpersonal and social skills which are so valuable. 
 
We would like to thank Steve and Des from the PSNI, Wayne Morris, Anne Marie and Mrs Ferris for their continued support towards improving cross community relations. 
12/10/17 – School Association AGM 
 
All parents are reminded that the School Association AGM will be held on Tuesday 17th October 2017 at 7.30pm in Room 5. The School Association is a group made up of teachers, parents and friends of Newtownhamilton High School that aims to support the school through the organisation of events that helps to raise funds and also strengthen the close and valued ties with the local community. New members are welcome to come along and get involved in the life of the school. 
09/10/17 - Year 10 Killowen Residential 
 
Year 10's attended the annual residential to Killowen accompanied by class teachers Mrs Emma Flanagan, Mrs Valerie Taylor and Mr Chris Coils. The students and staff enjoyed an action-packed two days, exploring the great outdoors of Rostrevor! Pupils got the opportunity to participate in a number of activities such as bouldering, canoeing and zip wiring. Everyone had a fantastic time developing new skills in a fun and kinaesthetic way!  
 
As always, credit must be given to the outstanding field instructors at Killowen, who tailored and facilitated the two days of activities. Sadly, this will be the last residential in Killowen for our students, as the centre got sad news this week, that they are to close in the New Year. Killowen will be a big miss for the staff and pupils at Newtownhamilton High School! 
05/10/17 - CAFRE Visit 
 
Dean McCoy from CAFRE Colleges will be in school on Monday 9th October to speak to Year 12 classes. Please also see the attached flyers regarding the relevant upcoming Open Days. 
 
 
05/10/17 - Careers Advice 
 
The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland have organised a very worthwhile Careers event next Wednesday 11th October in Brownlow House, Lurgan.  
 
Many local employers and influential Careers experts will be there including Stranmillis, SRC, and representatives from a range of trades and professions. The event is open to all pupils in Year 10 - 14 
03/10/17 - European Day of Languages 
 
Le petit –déjeuner français et le déjeuner européen were the order of the day at Newtownhamilton High School on Friday! 
 
A big thank you to the marvellous canteen staff at Newtownhamilton High School, who came up with a wonderful French style breakfast and European lunch menu to celebrate European Day of Languages on Friday 29th September. 
 
Pupils indulged in a selection of ‘viennoiseries’, such as croissants and crêpes during break time, provided by the canteen; whilst Mrs Laverty and her Year 10 pupils provided ‘chocloat chaud’ to the pupils. 
 
This was followed by a delightful selection of dishes at lunch time, with pupils and staff enjoying a variety of typical European dishes such as lasagne, pastas and garlic baguette. 
 
Staff and pupils used the opportunity to brush up on their language skills and phrases such as ‘Bon appétit’, ‘s’il vous plaît’ and ‘merci’ were in excellent use throughout lunch time! 
03/10/17 - New French Language Assistant  
 
Bienvenue Simon !! 
 
The French department at Newtownhamilton High is delighted to welcome our new French Language Assistant for the academic year, Monsieur Simon Parseval. 
 
Simon will be working with our two GCSE groups, helping them perfect their language skills! 
 
Bienvenue à Simon ! 
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