‘Small but successful’ Newtownhamilton High School are extending an invitation to prospective pupils and parents to meet staff and view their facilities ahead of the secondary school selection procedure.
The school have planned to host a P6 and P7 Open Evening on Thursday, January 25, with the Principal’s talk due to commence at 7.30pm.
Of the school ethos, Principal Mr Neil Megaw said: “Every child is an important child to our committed and caring staff and therefore pupils will be encouraged to develop Christian principles so that they can become mature, responsible, self sufficient adults that will leave them equipped with the skills and values to support them for the rest of their lives. We take great pride in the fact that every pupil is known individually by all our staff.”
Continued Mr Megaw:”Our curriculum is also designed to support this aim and allows each pupil to fulfil their maximum potential. This includes the provision of a much wider curriculum offered at Key Stage 4 which explores many different career paths and is delivered in partnership with other schools/colleges within the Newry and Mourne Area Learning Community.
“I believe that our smaller class sizes have contributed significantly to the high quality teaching and learning which is provided by our enthusiastic and dedicated staff.
“Our excellent GCSE statistics over recent years prove that Newtownhamilton High School can compete with the very best non-selective schools in the province and these results were pleasingly acknowledged in our most recent inspection report.”
The country school provides a rich and diverse repertoire of extra-curricular activities and aims to broaden horizons through a variety of experiences within the school and further afield.
Pupils can enjoy a blend of sporting and non-sporting options including athletics, Ceramics Club, choir, football, hockey, netball, rugby, Politics in Action, volleyball and Scripture Union.
Unhindered by its rural location, the school boasts a wealth of modern facilities including a new school canteen, 2G hockey/football pitch and a state-of-the-art fitness suite in addition to recent refurbishment of all mobile classrooms.
The school also encourage those unable to attend the Open Evening to book an appointment to view the school at a convenient time by calling reception here.
Newtownhamilton High School’s 2024/25 Prospectus is available to view here – Prospectus 24-25 Booklet (210mm Square)-compressed