28/01/11 - Seatbelt Survey in Newtownhamilton 
 
The Year 12 GCSE Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies (MVRUS) pupils have been carry out a number of roadside observations in recent weeks in order to identify if the drivers and passengers in the Newtownhamilton area are using a seatbelt. 
 
The pupils are currently collating their results and will present the findings in their investigative study which is worth 30% of the final GCSE grade. 
 
For more information on the GCSE MVRUS course visit the MVRUS subject page of this website. 
 
No Seatbelt - No Excuse! 
28/01/11 - Year 10 Career Planning 
 
As part of the school CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance) programme all Year 10 pupils spent Friday morning participating in a Career Planning seminar that was run in partnership with the training organisation Sentinus. The aim of this session was to help pupils develop the skills and knowledge required to identify, prepare and plan for their future careers through focusing on: 
 
• knowledge of themselves 
• careers research 
• personal skills 
• goal setting 
• action planning 
 
It is hoped that this course will prove useful to the pupils as they begin to think about their GCSE subject option choices. Further support will be provided on these important decisions through: 
 
Presentation by DEL Careers Adviser (09/02/11) 
Presentation by SRC VEP Co-ordinator Mrs M McConville (22/02/11) 
Interviews with Careers Co-ordinator/Adviser on request 
 
Year 10 pupils are encouraged to look at the subject pages on this website in order to find a detail breakdown on each course offered and possible career paths. 
 
Please contact Mr Megaw for further information on GCSE option choices or any aspect of CEIAG. 
27/01/11 - Open Night - A Work of Art! 
 
Potential and current Newtownhamilton High School pupils were encouraged to paint a wall in graffiti style during Open Night. This proved very popular with the young people and was one of the many interesting activities on offer within the Art department. 
 
Special mention must go to teacher Miss K Johnston for providing the inspiration to the artists. 
27/01/11 - Successful Open Night at Newtownhamilton  
 
Newtownhamilton High School opened their doors to the Primary 6 & 7 pupils and parents from the surrounding area last night (Wed 26 Jan). The evening started with a presentation in the assembly hall from Principal Mr G Mullan which was followed by two musical pieces from the school choir and also an impressive performance by a number of pupils playing the bagpipes and drums. 
 
There was then an opportunity to tour the school and view the facilities and many displays on show. Finally refreshments were served in the school canteen while there was also an opportunity to sample some tasty treats that were prepared by pupils in the Home Economics room. 
 
Potential parents requiring further information on any aspect of school life should contact the Principal to arrange an appointment. (2011/12 School Prospectus)  
 
More photographs on the Gallery Page 
24/01/11 - Under 16 Football Result 
 
The Under 16 football team lost 4-2 to City of Armagh High School in the Mid-Ulster league today. A superb second half display was not enough as the team lost out 4-2 at the final whistle having conceeded slopping goals in the opening minutes of the game. Robert McMullan and Ben Nesbitt got the Newtownhamilton goals. 
17/01/11 - Under 13 Football team Knocked Out of Cup 
 
The Under 13 football team narrowly lost out to Markethill High School today in the quarter final of the Mid-Ulster U13 Cup. Goals from Adam Nesbitt and Gary Knight were not enough as Markethill ran out 3-2 winners. A brave effort from the Newtownhamilton boys who produced an encouraging second half performance. 
14/01/11 - Awards for Newtownhamilton High at SRC Skill Build 
 
Five pupils from Newtownhamilton High School made their way to the Portadown campus of Southern Regional Campus (SRC) on Thursday 13 January 2011 to compete in the annual Skill Build event. Pupils were asked to complete a vocational challenge and were competing against pupils from other schools in the SELB.  
 
Congratulations must go to Kyle Silvey (2nd place in plumbing), Andrew Lockhart (3rd place in Tiling) and Alan McCombe (3rd place in plumbing). Andrew Nesbitt (Bricklaying) and Alan Cooke (Joinery) also gave a great account of themselves on the day. 
 
Many thanks to Mr D Riddle and Mr R Gibson for providing transport and supervision. 
10/01/11 - PE Pupils in Good Shape 
 
Despite the temptation to overindulge on turkey and Quality Street at Christmas, PE Teacher Mr J Black has reported that the pupils of Newtownhamilton High School have returned from the holiday break in good physical condition. 
 
The PE Staff started the new term by providing pupils with a number of challenging circuit training activities while they also had the opportunity to further test their fitness levels by taking part in the bleep test - many pupils impressed at these activities. The photographs below show some of our Key Stage 3 pupils working hard while having fun during their PE lessons. 
10/01/11 - Under 13 Football Postponed 
 
The Under 13 Mid-Ulster Cup match at Markethill High School today has been postponed for a second time due to a frozen pitch. This match has been rescheduled for Monday 17 January at 2pm - please note that the original parental permission slips will cover this rearranged fixture. 
 
Additionally the Under 16 league fixture against City of Armagh High School that was postponed before the holidays will now take place on Monday 24 January at 2pm. 
 
All footballers should note that there will be a training session (boots and trainers required) after school on Friday 14 January (3-4pm) - all players to attend (weather permitting!). 
05/01/11 - Open Night on 26/01/11 
 
Newtownhamilton High School will be holding their annual Open Night on Wednesday 26 January 2011 from 7.30 - 9.30pm. A short presentation will be delivered by Principal Mr G Mullan in the assembly hall at 7.30pm. There will then be an opportunity to tour the school and view the facilities. 
05/01/11 - January 2011 Parents' Evenings 
 
Following the recent distribution of school reports, parents of Year 9-12 pupils will have the opportunity to meet with teachers during the month of January as listed below. 
 
Thursday 6 January (3.30-6.00pm) - Year 9-11 Surname A-L 
Thursday 13 January (3.30-6.00pm) - Year 9-11 Surname M-Z 
Thursday 20 January (3.30-5.30pm) - Year 12 
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