19/01/12 - Successful Open Night
Newtownhamilton High School opened their doors to the Primary 6 & 7 pupils and parents from the surrounding area on Wednesday 18 January. A large crowd was in attendance with additional seating having to be provided in the assembly hall as the evening commenced with a presentation from Principal Mr Garnet Mullan.
After offering a warm welcome, Mr Mullan spoke about the excellent GCSE results (averaging 83% of pupils attaining 5 A*-C grades in the past 4 years) that had been achieved in recent years and the successful Vocational Enhancement Programme (in collaboration with Southern Regional College) that offered pupils the opportunity to gain qualifications in more practical orientated subjects. The Principal also spoke about the many other clubs, societies and programmes that were available to pupils within the school and highlighted the warm caring approach from all staff.
Guests were then treated to musical items from the school chamber choir, string quartet and piano soloists Caroline McBride and James Blackwood. Music Teacher Miss L Graham explained that these pupils took a lead role in planning, rehearsing and delivering these performances.
There was then an opportunity to tour the school and view the facilities and the many displays on show within individual subject departments. Finally, refreshments were served in the school canteen while there was also an opportunity to sample some home made pizzas, muffins etc that were prepared by pupils in the Home Economics department.