31/01/14 - SRC Skillbuild Success 
 
Pupils Matthew Gibson, Andrew Geary and Andrew Knight represented Newtownhamilton High at the annual Skillbuild competition at Southern Regional College (Portadown Campus) on Thursday 30 January. This event involved pupils from a wide range of schools within the SELB competing against each other in different vocational areas. 
 
All 3 pupils impressed on the day with Matthew Gibson securing first place in the Plastering category and Andrew Knight finishing third in the Electrical competition. Well done to all 3 boys. 
29/01/14 - GCSE Home Economics Practical 
 
GCSE Home Economics Pupils produced a fantastic display of culinary delights as part of their practical examination. The dishes created reflected the diet of the Mediterranean. 
24/01/14 - Goodbye to Rev Jim Gordon 
 
Newtownhamilton High is indebted to the 7 local ministers who address the school assembly on a weekly rota basis. 
 
Reverend Jim Gordon (2nd Keady Presbyterian & Drumhillery Presbyterian) has been a faithful and popular visitor to Newtownhamilton High for many years and is well known for always bringing an interesting object from his attic that he uses effectively to share God's word. 
 
Tuesday 21 January was a special occasion as Rev Gordon delivered assembly to the pupils from Newtownhamilton High for the last time as he prepares for his well deserved retirement in March. 
 
Everyone at Newtownhamilton High wishes Rev Gordon a long and healthy retirement.  
 
 
 
Pictured above is Rev Jim Gordon during morning assembly  
on Tuesday 21 January. 
24/01/14 - NHS Welcome Pupils & Parents to Open Night 
 
The staff and pupils of Newtownhamilton High School opened their doors to the Primary 6 & 7 pupils and parents from the surrounding area for Open Night on Thursday 23 January. An over expected large crowd received a warm welcome from Principal Garnet Mullan as he began the evening with a presentation in the assembly hall. 
 
Mr Mullan spoke about our small but yet very successful country school and highlighted the success of both the academic record and the Vocational Enhancement Programme which is delivered every 
Thursday in collaboration with Southern Regional College, St. Paul's High School Bessbrook and St. Joseph's High School Crossmaglen. A wide variety of clubs, societies, trips and programmes that are delivered by a committed and caring staff, were also identified as an important aspect of school life. 
 
The Principal also referred to the recent heavy financial investment by the SELB in providing a new school canteen, which was officially opened by Chief Executive Gavin Boyd in November 2013. Mr Mullan then reflected on Mr Boyd's comments during this event when he pledged a secure future for the school providing there was continued community support. Many examples of this strong support were identified. 
 
Guests were then treated to musical items from Key Stage 3 pupils Jorja West, Joel Ewart, Aaron Mitchell and Ruth Ferris before there was an opportunity to tour the school and view the facilities and many displays on show while also participating in activities within individual subject departments.  
 
Food always proves to be popular at school events and Open Night was no exception as guests indulged on treats that had been provided by both the school canteen and pupils from the Home Economics department. 
 
Prospective parents requiring further information on enrolment, transfer or transport issues should contact Principal Mr Mullan on 02830 878246. Click here to download a copy of the 2014/15 School Prospectus. 
23/01/14 - True Colours Visit 
 
GCSE Art pupils go on their annual ‘True Colours’ visit to the Ulster Museum in Belfast; to view the top Art and Design work in Northern Ireland. A great day was had by all viewing the inspirational work. Fun was had trying on costumes in the museum and a careers visit was made on the way home with Ceramicist Trevor Woods and his studio Mount Ida Pottery near Banbridge. 
21/01/14 - Forthcoming School Association Events 
 
Our active School Association Members have been busy in recent weeks planning ahead for the following Term 2 events: 
 
Firstly, a Family Quiz Night will be held in the School Assembly Hall on Thursday 13 February 2014 at 7.30pm sharp. Entrance is £3 for an adult and £2 for a primary school child. This event is open to pupils, parents, community members and friends of Newtownhamilton High. Tea/coffee and tray bakes will be provided on the evening. 
 
Secondly, a Spring Variety Concert will be held in the School Assembly Hall on Thursday 10 April 2014 at 7.30pm. This event will showcase a wide variety of talents from many Newtownhamilton High pupils and may also feature a few surprise performances on the night - this is an event not to be missed! Tickets will be priced at £5 and £3 concession - further information on ticket sales will be available soon. 
 
Finally, the School Association is again willing to run the Community Fitness Classes if there is sufficient demand. Individuals should register their interest with Mrs A Johnston at the school office (02830 878246). 
 
Newtownhamilton High - at the heart of the community. 
07/01/13 - Open Night (Thursday 23 January) 
 
Primary 6 and 7 pupils are reminded that Open Night at Newtownhamilton High School will take place on Thursday 23 January 2014. 
 
The evening will commence with a presentation from Principal Mr G Mullan in the Assembly Hall at 7.30pm sharp, after which there will be an opportunity to tour the school and view the facilities and many displays on show. Refreshments will also be provided in the school canteen. 
 
Parents and pupils that are unable to attend Open Night can contact Principal Mr G Mullan (02830 878246) in order to arrange an appointment. 
06/01/14 - Christmas Cakes Prizes 
 
Congratulations to all Year 10 pupils on the fantastic range of Christmas Cakes that they produced during December. 
 
Principal Mr G Mullan had the difficult task of selecting the winning cake and after much deliberation the following prizes were awarded: 
 
1st - Rachel Graham 
Runners-Up - James Berry & Judith McAllister  
 
 
06/01/14 - Old School Reports from 1961-1989 
 
Our School Office Staff have been distributing old school reports in recent months. There are still 2 boxes of term reports dating from 1961 to 1989. Therefore, if you attended Newtownhamilton High during this time and would like to have your old report, please contact the school office before the end of January. 
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