23/06/16 - Year 8 SSEP ends the year on a high note! 
 
Newtownhamilton High School was the location for the final 2015/16 rehearsal of the SSEP Choir, with our Year 8 girls joining pupils from St. Joseph’s, St. Paul’s and Newry High Schools. Pupils have now travelled around all 4 schools over the course of the year, forming new friendships and making music along the way! 
 
It’s been a really successful, busy year, with pupils having now learnt two brand new, challenging pieces - Rutter’s “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”. We’re almost ready for our first performance next year, hopefully in September. 
 
Highlights this year, aside from all the crisps, tea and scones, have included our performance for ETI and the school principals, as well as our very own clergy; they couldn’t resist popping in on Friday morning whilst on their RE Inspection duties, when they heard the dulcet tones echo from the assembly hall on Friday! Hopefully they went away feeling “happy”! 
 
Mrs Graham congratulates all the girls from Newtownhamilton High who have taken part this year. They have worked tremendously hard learning their parts, demonstrating their wonderful enthusiasm for singing. Well done! 
16/06/16 - 60th Anniversary Mugs 
 
As we approach the end of our 60th Anniversary Year, friends of Newtownhamilton High are reminded that our School Association still has a limited number of 60th Anniversary Mugs for sale. These are priced at £5 each and are available to purchase from the school office (02830 878246). 
15/06/16 - Armagh Show Success 
 
Newtownhamilton High School experienced great success competing at the Armagh Show entering for the first time ever this year. 
 
Key Stage 3 pupils entered the Home Industries Bakery section with a selection of muffins, brownies and decorated cakes. Winners included Jessica Acheson with 3rd in class for her 90th Birthday cake in honour of her Majesty the Queen and special mention must go to Sarah Herron for her gardening cake which scooped first prize and best in class! 
 
Key Stage 3 pupils also entered the Home Industry Artwork section with either a painting or a photo. Winners included Chloe White with 1st place for her portrait of an animal, Katie Ferris with 2nd place for her photo of a pet at play, Sarah Belshaw with 2nd place for her photo of a pet asleep and 3rd place for Lucy McIlroy’s photo of her pet. 
 
Finally, 3 Year 11 pupils – Rachel Harrison, Alice Herron and Holly Lucas won in the first school’s cookery competition. They performed brilliantly on the day, cooking their pork dish perfectly which was praised highly by the two judges; as well as coping with the general public crowding into the tent to watch the cookery demonstration. 
 
Well done to all who competed and many congratulations to all our winners. 
15/06/16 - Silver DofE Expedition Sets Out 
 
The Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh's Award participants arrived in The Mournes, earlier today, as they prepared to set out on their expedition. They were in high spirits as they tried not to think too much about the three gruelling days ahead of them! 
 
We wish them the best of luck on their adventure. 
14/06/16 – House Matches, Sports Day & BBQ 
 
Following the pressures of internal exams, our pupils have been letting off some steam over the past 2 days through participation in our annual House Matches and Sports Day. 
 
Fortunately the predicted heavy rain for both days stayed away meaning that pupils and staff were able to enjoy the activities. Congratulations to all the prize winners and well done to every participant. Thanks also to all the staff for their support with particular mention to our PE teachers Mr J Black and Miss L Anderson. 
 
Finally, thanks also to our School Association Members for preparing the BBQ held during the House Match competition. A great couple of days fun for everyone.  
03/06/16 - Year 8 Pupils Presented with Bibles 
 
Our Year 8 pupils enjoyed a visit from local Gideons Richard Alexander and Timothy Wilson on Tuesday 31st May. 
 
Richard and Timothy explained that they distribute Bibles to many organisations in both the local and wider community. New Testament Bibles were then presented to all pupils in attendance.  
 
Pictured are the Year 8 pupils with Richard and Timothy.  
 
03/06/16 - Year 11 Geography Field Trip 
 
Year 11 students basked in the Rostrevor sunshine, whilst collecting fluvial data for their GCSE Geography CAT on Tueday 31st May.  
 
The field investigation was led by subject teacher, Mrs Emma Flanagan and Killowen Outdoor Field Instructor, Mr Vincent Mc Allinden. The purpose of the investigation was to study how river features vary downstream - this year’s CAT set by CCEA. Staff and students had a fantastic day and even managed to stop for a little picnic near Kilbroney Park. The hard work now begins, as Year 11 students must begin a 2000 word assignment based on the data they collected. 
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