The Haileybury Vision
Haileybury's vision is a bold one – 'To be recognised as a great world school'. We have made great strides towards achieving it in recent years with exceptional academic performance, interesting and meaningful social justice initiatives and a strong international outlook agenda.
Haileybury directly educates more than 4,000 students at its campuses in Australia and China, and oversees the education of a further 500 through the VCE partnership program in China and Timor Leste. Deputy Principal Fleming's work with the Haileybury Institute also sees Haileybury directly involved in improving academic outcomes in more than 100 schools and for more than 3,000 students around Australia.
At the heart of Haileybury's purpose of course is the absolute focus on achieving strong outcomes for every student.
The statement below encapsulates the Haileybury Vision:
Haileybury must be an institution of world standing, recognised as a great world school and providing the highest quality educational experience for all of its students. Haileybury will be 'One School' with multiple campuses. Some of these may be in countries other than Australia but they will all be connected by one ethos. Haileybury's mission is to develop high-achieving students who are connected globally, to each other and to the communities in which they live and which they will serve.
To achieve this mission, a Haileybury education will focus on the complete development of the student. It will be characterised by a commitment to academic excellence, social justice and an international outlook.
A commitment to academic excellence will see the students develop a strong work ethic, an inquisitive and questioning mind, and the skills that will drive success later in life. The vast majority of Haileybury students will go on to tertiary education and all will seek ongoing learning opportunities.
A commitment to social justice will see Haileybury students contribute to building a stronger, healthier society. Through their schooling, students will develop an understanding of principles governing democracy and universal human rights.
A commitment to an international outlook will produce globally-aware graduates who know the world at large and are striving to earn their place within it. The School's global connections are focused, meaningful, reciprocal and always evolving. They include other like-minded schools, universities, corporations, charities and associations. Haileybury students are encouraged to seek tertiary education opportunities internationally.
Haileybury provides education for girls and boys, and its structures reflect that gender-related factors are important in learning and development and differ with the age of students. Girls and boys learn together in the early years at School, but then move to separate Schools operating in the Parallel Education model. The girls and boys Schools share a common philosophy while responding to gender-specific requirements. The model is designed to ensure the strongest possible outcomes both academically and socially. Girls and boys are encouraged to achieve to the limits of their abilities, and not to accept that achievement might be constrained by factors such as gender, ethnic background or belief.
The students of Haileybury should be people of character and style. They should be strong academically, have excellent interpersonal skills and be sensitive to those around them. They should have justified personal confidence and self-esteem and possess an international perspective. They should have every opportunity for successful lives and should be good citizens. They will enjoy fond memories of, a lifelong loyalty to, and a continuing association with, Haileybury.
As an institution Haileybury must celebrate its long and proud history, its achievements and traditions and the values for which it stands. Haileybury must be seen as a leading educational institution. Leadership requires that Haileybury provide outstanding educational services to its students, to their families and to the community. Leadership requires acknowledged expertise in educational philosophy and practice, engagement with educational research and innovation, and a recognised high standing and professionalism of its staff. Leadership requires corporate strength exemplified in its leadership, its infrastructure and financial security, its corporate practices, and its ability to respond strategically to its changing internal and external environments. Leadership requires a focus on the future not only of its students but also of Haileybury itself.