Headfort Montessori Open Evening

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Headfort Montessori Open Evening Tuesday 22nd July 2014 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Headfort Montessori is having an open evening on Tuesday 22nd July and invites parents to join them to meet their newly appointed Early Years Manager, Tracey Maree. Headfort Montessori is a unique school providing Montessori education for children from the age of 3 to 7. It is idyllically located on the picturesque Headfort Estate, just 2 kilometres from Kells, and runs alongside Headfort School. It is surrounded by acres of woodland, gardens and playing fields for the children to enjoy and is housed in beautifully converted stone…

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Appointment of Tracey Maree, Early Years Manager, Headfort Montessori

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Appointment of Tracey Maree, Early Years Manager, Headfort Montessori The Board of Headfort School is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Tracey Maree as Early Years Manager of Headfort Montessori. Tracey has many years’ experience in the Early Childhood Care and Education Sector. Throughout her career development, she has operated in a variety of educational settings which include the establishment of one of the first Montessori Schools in Singapore, seven years as a Junior School Teacher in St. Conleth’s College, Dublin, and over fifteen years’ experience of lecturing and tutoring in Montessori Pedagogy, Philosophy and Early Education, resulting in…

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Headfort Cricket Seasonal Survey 2014

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Headfort Cricket Seasonal Survey 2014 Lingard Goulding June, 2014 Despite an exceptionally short Summer Term, we managed to fit in a dozen games, thanks to our first cricket tour for five years that provided three games in three days. With three players representing the School for their third year, and three others in their second year, we hoped that we should be somewhat stronger than in the previous few seasons. Time would tell. Read on here: Headfort Cricket Seasonal Survey ’14 PDF Headfort Cricket Seasonal Survey ’14 Word Doc  

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Why Reunite? by Sarah Davis-Goff

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Why Reunite? by Sarah Davis-Goff   Why do we go to school reunions? In a world of constant connection, where our proudest and dumbest moments are displayed on Facebook and Instagram, this question looms large. As the popularity of social media grows, so too has a trend for newspaper articles about how there’s no need to for school reunions at all. We already know, thanks to Twitter, LinkedIn and Snapchat, who’s started their own business, who has kids, and who’s moving to Singapore under hazy circumstances. There is an assumption then that reunions are for finding out whether the popular…

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Headmaster’s News

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N.B. Our plans for the May Bank Holiday weekend have changed — see below. N.B. Save the dates! Concert and Sports’ Day: Friday 6th June 2012 Summer Festival Weekend: Friday 20th – Saturday 21st June EOT Prizegiving ceremony: Friday 27th June, 11.00 a.m. 8th April 2014 Dear Parents, Well, the spring term has come to an end – rather a long term, what with Easter falling so late. Unlike last year, we have had no snow; but plenty of rain. Still, the children are in good form, ending on a bit of a high after the senior play and after…

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Mixed XI hockey team to play in the final of the Leinster Under-13 C League

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The First XI (mixed) hockey team had a memorable 1-0 win on Monday 31st March against Taney National School in the semi-final of the Leinster Under-13 C league. It should have been a home match, but our grass was not up to the challenge after a lot of rain, so we played on Mercy Convent’s grit pitch. Taney are a fine team (and they beat us in quite a one-sided semi-final in 2013). Our team had to play well above themselves to achieve the win. Yuri, our captain and goalkeeper, was unable to play (having injured himself playing football) and…

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Senior Play – An Adaptation of Animal Farm

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An adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal farm will be performed by the senior forms on Tuesday 1st  and Thursday 3rd April. There is a Drinks Reception at 6.30 in the Main Hall with the curtain falling at 7.00 (ish) on each evening.  For parents of boarders, Thursday 3rd is a good night on which to attend – you will be free to take your children home with you after the performance for the holidays.  For parents of day pupils, take note: there is no school for day pupils on Friday 4th.

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XI Mixed Hockey Team in the Semi Final

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Our First XI mixed hockey team has made it to the semi-final of the Leinster Under 13 C league. The match will be played on Monday 31st March at 2.00. We have home advantage against Taney National School, a traditionally strong side that beat us in last year’s semi-final. Come and support the team!

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Riders Visit to Wicklow Polo School

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On Wednesday, Headfort riders from the top 3 forms had a special visit to Wicklow Polo School (by kind permission of international polo player, Siobhan Herbst) accompanied by Headfort’s riding instructor Vicki Browne and Headfort parent Catherine Rothwell. After having their picnic lunch in the club house overlooking the all weather pitch, the riders were treated to a demonstration match or chukka with commentator Wendy Herbst explaining the game. They were then split into 3 teams with 2 teams playing each other on foot and the third team had polo practice on the wooden horse. Most of the children also had the wonderful opportunity to ride…

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The WILD. Trip to Connemara

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This was our first trip beyond Meath and was made possible by the generosity of Catherine Rothwell (Otto’s Hurley’s Mum in Upper VI) and David Wilkinson. The pictures of snow-capped peaks, and children hiking, climbing, running and even swimming will tell the story better than I can but I think it’s appropriate to add that the children who participated did so with huge enthusiasm. Barely a murmur of complaint was heard even when there were miles to go and hail and sleet were barring our way. No sooner had we arrived on Friday than we were out on the dunes…

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