Social justice in education is a cornerstone of the Haileybury Program. For students it creates awareness of their community, as well as their own self-worth. We all benefit from living in a just society – one that supports the law and human rights, where each individual is valued as an equal member of that society.
In recent years the Haileybury school environment and community has increased its commitment to programs that support social justice outcomes.
Each of the School's campuses supports a range of fundraising initiatives for charities. Some 40 charities benefit from the program each year.
The social justice education program has both a local and global outlook, with students supporting local charities such as Montclair House in Glen Waverley to the Nagajuna School for Orphans in Nepal.
Ensuring that Haileybury students leave the School at the end of their studies as not only better students but also as better members of society is part of the School's commitment to social justice.
Haileybury's Environmental Programs
Climate change is an issue that is going to impact on the lives of today's students. Haileybury has committed to a responsible green schools campaign to develop sustainable environmental practices across the School.
Haileybury's green school campaign involves:
- Energy efficient upgrades of buildings
- Planting of drought resistant plants
- Minimal use of pesticides and chemicals on grounds
- Collection of waste paper and cardboard
- Stormwater harvesting on all campuses
- Use of bore water and stormwater
- Use of backwash pool water for use in toilets
- All showers and basins are fitted with water flow restrictors
- Environmental work with Parks Victoria and Melbourne Water to maintain the native flora along Cardinia Creek at Berwick
- Linking with National Solar Schools program