27/08/18 - European Day of Languages 
 
Le petit–déjeuner français et le déjeuner européen were the order of the day at Newtownhamilton High School on Wednesday 26th September as staff and pupils alike celebrated the European Day of Languages. 
 
During Form Time, KS3 pupils took part in quizzes and learnt how to say ‘hello’ in a number of European languages. They were rewarded for their efforts with stickers, pencils and wristbands, kindly provided by NICILT at Queen’s University Belfast. 
 
At break, in a canteen adorned with flags and posters, pupils indulged in a selection of ‘viennoiseries’, such as croissants and crêpes; whilst Miss Mawhinney and her Year 12 French class provided ‘chocolat chaud’ to the pupils. 
 
This was followed by a delicious lunch consisting of typical European dishes such as lasagne, pastas and garlic baguette. 
 
Staff and pupils used the opportunity to brush up on their language skills and phrases such as ‘Bon appétit’, ‘s’il vous plaît’ and ‘merci’ were in excellent use throughout the day! 
 
A big thank you to the marvellous canteen staff at Newtownhamilton High School, who came up with a wonderful French style breakfast and European lunch menu enjoyed by all. 
26/09/18 –House Captains & Vice Captains 2018/19 
 
Congratulations to our House Captains and Vice Captains for 2018/19 
24/09/18 – Year 8 Induction Trip 
 
As part of their continued induction, our Year 8 pupils recently participated in the Orange Tree Festival which was arranged by County Armagh Community Development (CACD). This trip provided an opportunity for pupils to get to know each other better outside of the school environment while also exploring the formation of the Orange Order in Ireland through music, song and cultural experiences. 
 
The festival, which was jointly funded by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and the Community Relations Council, included a visit to Dan Winter’s Cottage and Sloan House (Museum of Orange Heritage) in Loughgall. Pupils participated in workshops at both Dan Winter’s Cottage and Sloan House that were delivered by local Historian Trevor Geary and David Scott (GOLI Education Officer). 
 
Many thanks to staff members Miss K Johnston, Mr C Watson, Mr R Gibson and Mr S Wilson for providing supervision. 
 
21/09/18 - Year 8's First Cookery Practical 
 
Yesterday was the beginning of the Year 8's culinary journey in the Home Economics Department. All pupils worked very well with no hiccups - well maybe only after they drank ther delicious smoothies!!! 
20/09/18 – Occupational Studies at SRC 
 
28 Key Stage 4 pupils travelled to Newry today for week 3 of their Occupational Studies at Southern Regional College, as part of the Vocational Enhancement Programme. As you can see from their expressions, they really enjoy SRC and the opportunities the programme provides to sample different job skills in Construction, Business Services, Engineering, Design & Creativity, Environment & Society and Technology & Innovation. 
20/09/18 – Year 12 Sporting Success 
 
Pictured are Year 12 pupils Amber Lucas and Philip Nicholl who have both been making a name for themselves with recent sporting success. 
 
Amber, who recently signed for Linfield Ladies Football Club, had been training with the Northern Ireland County Excellence Squad and was successful in selection for the Northern Ireland 03 Elite Squad. 
 
Meanwhile, Philip has been starring on the rugby pitch and has been selected for the Ulster U18 squad that played in a recent interprovincial competition against Leinster, Munster and Connacht. 
 
Congratulations to both Amber and Philip from everyone at Newtown High! 
19/09/18 - School Photographer Visit 
 
Our School Photographer spent the day in Newtownhamilton High School yesterday taking both individual and group photos. Pictured are the Year 8 and Year 12 groups for 2018/19. 
 
Pupils that requested photos will be issued with information today. Parents/guardians should complete this documentation and return to the school office (with payment - cheques should be made payable to 'Tempest Photography') at the earliest convenience.  
18/08/18 - TBUC 2018 
 
Pictured is this year’s Newtownhamilton Together Building United Communities (TBUC) ‘Living Together’ group who completed their programme in the Summer.  
 
The group participated in outdoor activities and created an art piece. This programme which is funded by the executive aims to build united communities across Northern Ireland and will occur again next Summer (2019) - so if you’re interested please keep an eye out for recruitment details. 
 
Many thanks to Wayne Morris from the EA Youth Service for all his work in co-ordinating the 2018 TBUC programme.  
 
 
 
31/08/18 – Year 8 Induction Day 
 
Despite a few early morning nerves, our 42 new Year 8 pupils all arrived safely into school today for their induction. After a welcome from Principal Mr Megaw, the pupils got to know each other by participating in a programme delivered by Young Enterprise. Following lunch in the canteen, pupils spent the afternoon with their Form Teachers. Overall, a positive start to life at Newtownhamilton High and hopefully everyone will return again on Monday morning! 
23/08/18 – Happy Pupils Key to Excellent GCSE Results at Newtownhamilton High 
 
Newtownhamilton High School Principal Neil Megaw has paid tribute to the class of 2018 for an excellent set of GCSE results. The South Armagh based school has developed a reputation for high academic performance over recent years and this year is no different as Mr Megaw explained “Once again, our pupils, parents and staff have worked in partnership to produce another fantastic set of GCSE statistics and therefore I offer my congratulations to everyone involved”. 
 
Nicole Frazer performed exceptionally well with 5 A* and 5 A grades while other pupils of particular note who all achieved A*, A or equivalent grades in at least one subject area were Jessica Acheson, Emma-Louise Bailie, Jenna Barbour, Rachel Belshaw, Sam Blackwood, Ben Cartmill, Kris Cartmill, William Coleman, Emma Cooke, Jenna Corkey, Adam Gibson, Mark Giffin, Ewan Glenny, Alyson Henry, Kyle Henry, Rodney Hughes, Matthew Jenkins, Judith Leeman, William McBride, Amy McIlveen, Jamie McKee, Rebekah McLean, Iroslav Peshev, Jessica Smyth, Kelly-Ann Smyth, Joshua Straghan, Jorja West and Xuan Beattie. 
 
In providing an explanation for this latest set of impressive results, Mr Megaw explained “For me personally, the most important thing is that our pupils enjoy their school experience. A recent pupil survey identified that the overwhelming majority of our pupils were happy in school. As Principal, this was extremely satisfying as I believe that a happy child will learn, and will ultimately achieve positive results”. 
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