31/03/15 - Science Trip to Ulster Museum 
Last Friday, Year 9 went on a Science trip to the Ulster Museum to view the new “Elements” exhibition. 
In this exhibition, pupils were to find out where the elements were made, how they occur naturally, what they look like, how we use them, and why they can be dangerous! 
This was followed by a walk through the rest of the museum to see many interesting exhibits. There were opportunities to: do a variety of interactive activities; dress up; shop and even relax in the café. 
Some of the boys were keen to buy eggs in the museum shop, not for Easter but for their hens! 
Lunch was enjoyed at the ever popular McDonalds. 
30/03/15 - Farewell Canon Moore 
Pictured are Newtownhamilton High School Principal Mr N Megaw, Newtownhamilton Primary School Principal Mrs A Henry and Rev B Wilson (Chairperson of Board of Governors of both schools) who attended the home of Canon and Mrs Moore recently in order to present a gift to mark Canon Moore's retirement. 
Canon Moore served as a Governor of both schools for almost 35 years. In acknowledging this outstanding commitment, Mr Megaw stated "Most Governors serve a period of 4 years, therefore to commit for almost 35 years and for 2 schools is really quite remarkable. I know that he always provided sound advice during meetings and therefore has played a key role in the success of both schools. In addition to this commitment, he also spoke regularly to our pupils during morning assembly. We therefore wish him every blessing for a long and healthy retirement with his wife Belinda". 
26/03/15 – Duke of Edinburgh Silver Success 
Congratulations to former Newtownhamilton High pupils Adam Copeland, Thomas Ferris, Callum Glenny, Melissa McBride, Leah McNiece, Leanne McNiece, Lois McNiece, Laura Reddick and Amy Warnock who all achieved their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. 
Teacher Mr A Chambers and Principal Mr N Megaw proudly watched as the above mentioned pupils received their Silver Award certificates from the Mayor of Craigavon Councillor Colin McCusker at an event held in Craigavon Civic Centre on Tuesday 24 March. 
Another recipient of the Silver Award was Ruairi McSorley, who has become a bit of a local celebrity recently following his recent ‘You wouldn't be long gettin' frostbit!’ interview with UTV, which attracted over 8 million views online around the world. Fortunately Ruairi was free for a chat and a photograph with some of the Newtown girls! 
26/03/15 - Pupils Enjoy Glorious Sunshine in the Alps 
During the second week of March pupils from Newtownhamilton High School joined up with pupils from Newry High for a joint ski trip to Alpe D'Huez in France. The weather was fantastic throughout and not one thermal top was needed for the entire week! Pupils were in two hour lessons from 9-11am and 1-3pm and great progress was made throughout the week in terms of skiing ability. 
All in all the trip was a great success and pupil behaviour was exceptional throughout. 
Ski Trip 2015 
24/03/15 – School Association Fireside Quiz 
Our School Association is running an Easter Fireside Quiz with all families recently issued with 5 copies. We would encourage everyone to make a big effort in selling their allocation with additional copies available from the school office if required. A copy of the Fireside Quiz can also be printed off by clicking on the link below. The closing date for entries is Wednesday 1st April at 9.00am. 
23/03/15 - Community Coffee Morning & Cake Sale 
Aughnagurgan Rural Development Association will be hosting a Coffee Morning and Cake Sale in Newtownhamilton High School on Saturday 28 March (10.00am-12.30pm). 
In addition to this event, the Association will also presenting Strictly Come Dancing in Armagh Rugby Club on 25th April 2015. Twelve couples will be dancing to promote and support their local community while also supporting the NI Children's Cancer Fund by donating to Daisy Lodge in Newcastle. A very worthy charity as 3 children, aged 0-24, are being diagnosed with cancer weekly in Northern Ireland. Daisy lodge is a newly built facility which offers therapeutic short breaks to children and family affected by cancer. 
Everyone is welcome to attend both of these events. 
19/03/15 – Madison Raises Over £3000 for Charity 
Well done to Year 11 pupil Madison West after she raised over £3000 for the Little Princess Trust Charity by cutting her hair at a Coffee Morning in Mullabrack Church Hall on Saturday 14 March 2015. 
Madison’s hair will now be used to make real hair wigs for children across the UK & Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses. 
Well done again Madison – everyone at Newtownhamilton High is very proud of you. 
18/03/15 - DENI Advice for Parents on Concussion 
Please find below a home letter which was distributed to all pupils today. 
18/03/15 - Year 11 Work Experience 2015 
Year 11 pupils spent last week on Work Experience as part of the school CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance) programme. Vice Principal & CEIAG Co-ordinator Mr Cousins used this opportunity to familiarise himself with the local area, as he travelled around the country visiting pupils and taking some action photos as shown below. More photographs can be found on the gallery section of this website. 
Work experience provides a superb opportunity for pupils to sample a possible career path and also gain some valuable knowledge and experience in that area. All pupils really enjoyed the week and this will be an experience that they will never forget. 
Finally, a big thank you goes to all the employers who made this programme possible. 
11/03/15 - Industrial Action Information for Friday 13th March 
All pupils will be issued with a home letter tomorrow (Thursday) regarding planned industrial action for Friday. Please note that Newtownhamilton High School will be open on Friday although there will be some disruption to SELB bus routes. Please read letter below for more information. 
11/03/15 - Construction Work Update 
Construction work at Newtownhamilton High School continues at a steady rate on the new 2G pitch. The base will soon be ready for the carpet playing surface while fence posts and kerbing are almost in place. 
Meanwhile, in the main school building, work has started on the new fitness suite that will be based in the old canteen. Exciting times ahead with all work due to be completed during April. 
11/03/15 - Business Buddies Donate to Charity 
Following recent success at the Young Enterprise Programme, Year 9 group ‘Business Buddies’ proudly handed over a cheque to the value of £70 to a representative from Northern Ireland’s Children’s Cancer. The budding entrepreneurs sold sweetie jars, candles and cards at an event in Rushmere shopping Centre in February and wanted to donate their profits to an excellent cause.  
Well done, ‘Business Buddies’! 
06/03/15 – Madison’s Cut for Cancer 
Year 11 pupil Madison West will be cutting her hair next week in aid of charity. But instead of her hair ending up in the bin, it will be forwarded to the Little Princess Trust Charity, which is based in Hereford, so that they can make real hair wigs. The wigs will then be supplied free of charge to children across the UK & Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses. 
Madison’s hair will ‘get the chop’ at a Coffee Morning in Mullabrack Church Hall on Saturday 14th March 2015 (10.00am – 1.00pm) while she is also selling some fashion items to help support her fundraising. Further details of these events and how to sponsor Madison can be found by visiting the facebook pages ‘Madison's Cut for Cancer’ and ‘Madisons Cut for Cancer Coffee Morning’. 
Well done Madison. 
05/03/15 - Ultimate Farming 
Year 10 pupils from Newtownhamilton High School are currently taking part in a special programme organised by W5, Belfast. Supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, Ultimate Farming is a programme that looks at the role of engineering in agriculture, a key STEM subject and an important industry within Northern Ireland. During this programme our pupils will get the opportunity to link up with STEM Ambassadors – agricultural engineers and students of agricultural engineering, who will help them design their ‘Ultimate Farm’. 
Mr Sean Greer (W5) introduces Year 10 to some modern day feats of engineering. 
02/03/15 – Vocational Enhancement Programme 
Our Year 11 and 12 pupils have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of more practical type subjects as part of our Vocational Enhancement Programme (VEP) that is delivered in partnership with Southern Regional College, St. Paul’s HS Bessbrook and St. Joseph’s HS Crossmaglen.  
Vice Principal and VEP Co-ordinator Mr A Cousins recently travelled to SRC in order to monitor the progress of our pupils and was able to capture a number of images on his camera during the visit. 
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