26/11/12 - Year 12 Interview Skills Day  
 
The Year 12 pupils took part in the Sentinus Interview Skills Programme on Friday 26 November 2010 when they raided their wardropes for their professional attire so that they could look the part. The morning session focused on preparing the pupils for the interviewing process. After lunch, there was an opportunity for all pupils to take part in a mock interview with leading individuals from the local educational and business community. 
 
A big thank you must go to Sentinus Trainer Mr John Cooley and the 8 Interviewers for their support in making this a successful and enjoyable event for all. More photos can be found in the gallery section. 
22/11/10 - Charity News Update 
 
A cheque for an impressive £2675 was presented to Newry Hospice Representative Leanne Rice during assembly on Monday 22 November 2010. This money was raised following a sponsored walk at Gosford Forest Park in June 2010. Many thanks to all those who both raised and contributed money. Special mention must go to Mrs A Laverty for organising this event. 
 
Pictured handing over the cheque to Leanne Rice are pupils Kelvin and Nadine McNiece with Charity Co-ordinator Mrs A Laverty. 
12/11/10 - Year 10 Presentation by Health Visitors 
 
Year 10 pupils and Home Economics Teacher Mrs R McKeever would like to say a big thank you to local Health Visitors Yvonne McDonald and Annette O'Neill who dedicated time from their busy schedules to speak to the pupils about child development issues. 
 
Both sessions were very informative and enjoyed by all. 
12/11/10 - Anti-Bullying Presentation & Workshop 
 
Year 8 pupils were recently involved in an anti-bullying presentation and workshop that was delivered by SELB representative Mrs E Gillanders.  
 
The main focus was to highlight the issues around cyber bullying. The event coincides with the National Anti-Bullying Week (15th - 19th November 2010). 
 
The pupils appreciated and enjoyed this event and special thanks must go to Mrs E Gillanders for her support in this important issue. 
09/11/10 - Partnership for Educational and Community Enrichment (PEACE) 
 
Partnership for Educational and Community Enrichment (PEACE) is a three year programme which promotes reconciliation by facilitating collaboration and sharing between six schools in the South Armagh area. The schools participating in this partnership are Bessbrook Primary School, Newtownhamilton High School, Rathore School, St Joseph’s Primary School Meigh, St Joseph’s Primary School Bessbrook and St. Paul’s High School Bessbrook. 
 
The aim of the project is that students from different schools, whilst still preserving their own identity, will engage in core curricular activities on a regular basis. The programme is funded by the International Fund for Ireland and Atlantic Philanthropies and is being managed by Queen’s University Belfast. 
 
Newtownhamilton High School is collaborating closely with St. Paul’s High School Bessbrook within the areas of Learning for Life and Work (LLW), Art and Sport. The Learning for Life and Work aspect of the project began in October 2010 when pupils from Newtownhamilton High School travelled to St Paul’s to take part in ice breaker activities before they embark on their cultural identity project. 
 
As you can see from the photographs below, the pupils from both Newtownhamilton High and St. Paul’s High clearly enjoyed the opportunity to meet up and discuss relevant issues. 
08/11/10 - Year 9 Tayto Trip 
 
Year 9 pupils enjoyed a recent trip to the Tayto Factory in Tandragee in order to further investigate the topic of industry which they are currently studying in Geography. Pupils got a tour of the factory and came home with loads of crisps! Many thanks to staff Miss E Devlin for organising the trip and Mrs B McNiece who assisted. 
04/11/10 - Year 8 STEM Event 
 
Year 8 pupils were involved in a STEM event recently which was run by training organisation Sentinus. The aim of this whole day experience was to raise awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects with particular focus on the theme of renewable energy through Science and Technology. 
 
Pupils clearly had an enjoyable day as they got the opportunity to build together interesting objects such as a hand powered generator, a solar-panelled desktop fan, a table tennis ball machine and a rocket that powered a toy car. 
 
Special thanks must go to Mr Frank McCann (Sentinus Trainer) and the Year 13 pupils from St. Paul’s High School Bessbrook (Science Specialist School) who did an excellent job in mentoring the Year 8 pupils throughout the day. A thoroughly enjoyable day for all! 
 
Visit the gallery for more pictures on this event. 
04/11/10 - Hockey Up & Running for Girls 
 
Just before the mid-term break, the U14 and U16 girls hockey teams had the chance of putting their hockey skills into practice as they came head to head with Rathfriland High School and Markethill High School. 
 
On Tuesday 26th October one half of the U14 girls played Rathfriland at Ardmore. The girls created many chances and gave Rathfriland plenty to do, narrowly missing scoring at various points. Unfortunately they just missed out on victory with the final whistle signalling a score of 1-0 to Rathfriland. We hope to play this team again after Christmas. 
 
The following day the remainder of the U14 girls, as well as the U16 girls, travelled to Markethill to put their skills to the test. The U14 team played first and showed much potential. The girls worked hard throughout the whole game, but Markethill came won with a win of 3-0. 
 
The U16 girls played as the rain began, but the spirits remained high with great talent and determination being shown on the pitch. Every girl worked hard and the forwards put Markethill under great pressure in their circle, while the defence prevented many attacks and opportunities being created by Markethill. The Markethill coach remarked at the talent displayed during the match! Unfortunately, a goal was conceded early in the game and despite many attempts the final score was  
1-0 to Markethill. 
03/11/10 - Church Moderator Visit 
 
The Staff and Pupils of Newtownhamilton High School welcomed the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland Rev Dr Norman Hamilton OBE BA BD and his wife to their school assembly on Wednesday morning. 
 
The Moderator spoke on the topic of communication and asked pupils to identify the many modern methods used in their lives on a daily basis. He then explained the importance of communicating with God and identified the positive impact that this can have on the life of a person. 
 
Pictured from left to right are Mr G Mullan (Principal), Rev Dr N Hamilton (Moderator), Rev B Wilson (BoG Chairperson) and Mrs N Hamilton. 
 
02/11/10 - Website Sponsors Wanted 
 
We are currently looking website sponsors for the months of January 2011 to June 2011. Sponsorship helps the school to mainatain this website while offering local businesses the opportunity to advertise their product/service. 
 
For only £50 a business can include company information on the sponsors page until 31/08/11. The company will also have their business card on the home page for the entire month for which they have sponsored. 
 
If you are interested in becoming a monthly sponsor and supporting the school please contact Mr Megaw by email (nmegaw549@c2kni.net), phone (028 3087 8246) or by clicking on our contact link. 
 
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