27/03/19 - Year 9 Living History Event 
 
History was brought to life today for our Year 9 pupils who are currently studying the Plantation of Ulster and its impact on society in N Ireland today. 
 
Pupils enjoyed great interaction with two entertaining and knowledgeable characters from the 1641 Rebellion, dressed in full period costume with authentic weapons and artefacts. Pupils were thoroughly engaged and deepened their understanding of the significance of the Flight of the Earls and the subsequent Plantation of Ulster. 
 
Thanks go to Mrs Reid for inviting the Living History team into school to brighten up their normal lesson. 
22/03/19 - U13 Hockey Success 
 
U13 girls succesfully played Newry High school in the Mid Ulster League winning 2-1 and City of Armagh High school winning 5-1. 
 
The return match at our home venue against Newry didn’t give us the result we deserved, narrowly losing 2-1. Newtown girls took the lead thanks to a strong accurate pass from Ellie-Mae Preston to Jenny Ferris picking the ball up outside the circle, spinning strong and ensuring it finished at the back of the net. 
 
Unfortunately, lack of concentration on two occasions left a Newry forward free who made the most of her opportunities to bring the game to a Newry lead just before half time. Newtown girls displayed high skills and worked amazing as a team to create chance after chance however it wasn’t meant to be. 
 
As always our girls played with great attitude and sportsmanship. We look forward to our final home match against Armagh. 
 
 
 
20/03/19 – Year 11 Work Experience 
 
Year 11 pupils spent last week on Work Experience as part of the school CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance) programme. 38 pupils were placed in the surrounding area and we are indebted to the local business owners who sacrificed their time to pass on invaluable experiences. Mr Cousins spent the majority of his week on the road visiting pupils. 
20/03/19 – Under 16 Hockey Victory 
 
Congratulations to our Under 16 Hockey team who defeated Newry High School 8-1 in their Mid-Ulster League match this morning. Pictured (left to right) are goal scorers Amy Flanagan, Amber Lucas, Nicole Bailie, Ellen McBride and Dinah Park. Well done girls. 
15/03/19 - Brownlow 0 - 5 Newtownhamilton 
 
The U14 Football Team rounded off their league campaign with another resounding win in Craigavon. After a few early scares and a slow start, the pupils finally found their rhythm and led at the break 2-0 from two well taken goals from expert marksman James Hamilton.  
 
A solid 2nd half performance included another goal from Hamilton to complete his second hat-trick of the season with Caleb Smyth and Josh McKee also getting on the score sheet. More impressively, it was the team's 4th clean sheet meaning they have yet to concede a goal this season. The season will end with a final against Newbridge Integrated who won their respective league section. 
15/03/19 - Newtownhamilton Ski Trip Les Menuires 2019 
 
Pupils from Newtownhamilton High and Newry High joined together to travel to the French Alps for a hugely successful ski trip. 
 
Flying from Belfast to Lyon and then a 3 hour transfer to the resort meant the pupils were breathing in the fresh alpine air late on Saturday night, ready for the slopes the next day. After a hearty breakfast every morning, the nursery slopes and the magic carpet were swiftly replaced with chair lifts and blue and red pistes, as the pupils worked hard to improve their competency each day. Food was needed in abundance to replace burnt calories and aching legs - pizza seemed again to be the popular choice. Apres Ski activities included a trip to the sport centre, a fireworks display, bum boarding and plenty of long walks to ensure the pupils slept soundly every night! 
 
All in all the trip was a major success and plans are already in place for organising the next trip for 2021! 
15/03/19 – NHS Supports Red Nose Day 
 
All pupils & staff supported the annual Red Nose Day by making a financial donation in exchange for wearing non-uniform while our Key Stage 3 pupils ended the day with participation in a quiz. 
 
A big thank you goes to Co-ordinator Mrs Graham and her team of helpers which included her Form Class (10X). 
 
An enjoyable last day before the mid-term holiday on Monday with over £300 raised for charity. 
Quiz - 1st Place 
Quiz - 2nd Place 
11/03/19 - Year 10 Careers Talk 
 
Food Ambassador Geoff Lamb called into school to talk to our Year 10 pupils about tasty careers within the agri-food industry. 
 
He provided a comprehensive presentation on career options available, qualifications required, apprenticeships, courses at College and University, rates of pay and job roles. 
 
All in all, pupils could see that there are many prospects within this wide and varied industry which explains why 1 in 9 people in Northern Ireland work in the area of agri-food
 
07/03/19 – Year 8 Hockey Update 
 
Newtownhamilton High Year 8 girls travelled to Newry with Miss Anderson on Wednesday 6th March to compete against Newry High School and City of Armagh High School in a hockey tournament. Unfortunately, we were first to play against Newry and with a slow start and a few nerves we lost 2-0 with both goals being scored in the first half. Thanks to our new goalkeeper Kim Honeyman and a strong defence we were able to prevent Newry from scoring in the second half and the team worked hard to create opportunities. 
 
Finishing strong added to the confidence of our girls and this was displayed in the second match against Armagh, winning 2-0 with both goals being scored by Ellen Bailie. We were delighted to finish with silver medals and plan to make it gold in the annual Newtown 6s tournament to be played in May. 
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