16/11/18 – Year 8 Bible Presentation 
Pictured are the Year 8 pupils having received their New Testament Bibles from Gideons Timothy Wilson and Richard Alexander. 
16/11/18 - GCSE Home Economics Practicals 
Pictured below are a few images of fine cuisine produced by Year 12 Group 1 pupils GCSE Home Economics Practicals. 
Well done folks - the food looks superb! 
12/11/18 – Adverse Weather Conditions & Emergency School Closures 
Now that we have entered the winter months, schools are required by DENI to remind parents and pupils about the procedures for emergency school closures due to adverse weather conditions. 
Deciding to close a school is not an easy decision for a Principal as it causes disruption to many individuals. However, the health and safety of all school stakeholders must be the key factor when making this difficult decision. 
In order to find out if Newtownhamilton High School is closed, parents can tune into BBC Radio Ulster, visit the BBC NI website, or check for updates on our website and Facebook page. Parents will hopefully receive a text from our school messaging service. The aim is to make an early decision (usually before 7.30am) if possible. 
09/11/18 - Year 10 History visit the Museum of Orange Heritage 
As part of the centenary to mark the end of World War One our Year 10 pupils visited the Museum of Orange Heritage's exhibition on Service and Sacrifice. They reflected on the huge sacrifices made during the Great War and led their own special and dignified Service of Remembrance. David Herron's poignant and heartfelt rendition of 'Abide with Me' on the fiddle brought the service to an end. 
It proved to be a very special day as Lucy Gray was delighted to discover that her great grandfather's personal WWI story was on display. Herbert Gray was enlisted in the 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers and was injured three times during the Great War, including at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Afterwards, Private Gray maintained that his life was spared by the New Testament which he carried in his top pocket as it had deflected a bullet. 
The pupils also enjoyed examining the different artefacts that survived the battlefields of WWI. 
Our thanks go to Mrs Reid, Miss Lynn Anderson and Mrs Nelson who accompanied the pupils on their trip. 
09/11/18 – Prize Night 2018 
The local and wider community once again came out in force last night (Thursday 8 November) to celebrate the success of the 2017/18 school year at Newtownhamilton High. A packed assembly hall was in attendance as Chairman of the Board of Governors Mr Ivan Bingham welcomed guest speaker Rev Robert McClure, (recently installed minister of 2nd Newtownhamilton and Freeduff congregations) who reflected on his life journey from a pupil to becoming a farmer before entering the ministry. Rev McClure stressed the importance of having a good work ethic, skills and qualifications and urged pupils to take advantage of the many opportunities that were available at Newtownhamilton High School. 
Principal Neil Megaw publicly announced that “82% of pupils this year achieved 5 GCSE grades at A*-C while an impressive 69% achieved 5 GCSE grades at A*-C when the all-important GCSE English and GCSE Maths grades are included”. Mr Megaw continued by stating that “these are statistics that any non-selective school in Northern Ireland would be proud of”. 
The recipient for the G Mullan Cup for Academic Achievement was presented to Nicole Frazer for achieving an outstanding 5 A* grades and 5 A grades while Matthew Jenkins was awarded the McNiece Cup for the Best All Round Pupil on the Vocational Enhancement Programme. 
Special mention must also go to the choir and our fiddle players (James Curry, David Herron & Daniel Porter) for their musical performances and also to the joint effort of Canteen Staff and School Association Members in providing a fantastic supper, which went down well with all in attendance. 
To conclude, it was an excellent evening which was very fitting to acknowledge the fantastic achievements of the class of 2018. 
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