GRIT @ Haileybury
The behavioural competencies associated with
GRIT: daring, courageous, optimistic, motivated, persistent, resilient,
passionate and curious are characteristics we aim to develop in students at
Newlands. I recommend Angela Lee
Duckworth's TED talk.
EARLY LEARNING CENTRE
The ELC children are presently drawing
beautiful pictures to be made into Picture Plates; the money raised will go
towards the Haileybury Foundation. The
Haileybury Foundation provides scholarships for children to attend Haileybury,
who may not otherwise have been able to do so.
On Wednesday, 9 September, Pre-Prep children
will participate in a Responsible Pet Program conducted by the Department of
Education and Early Childhood Development. The Program educates children on how they can
live safely with dogs. The Pet Educator
will discuss what to do if children are approached by an aggressive or angry
dog and the correct way to approach a dog. The Pet Educator will be accompanied by a
The visit for Pre-Prep V will be at 10.00 am
and for Pre-Prep S at 11.00 am in their classrooms.
The ELC children are looking forward to
wearing football-themed clothes to School on Friday, 18 September. They will participate in a very special P.E.
session with Mr Janan Billings, which will focus on eye-foot coordination and
ball handling skills.
Year 3 Camp
The Year 3
students are looking forward to going on their first Haileybury camp to Forest
Edge from Monday, 7, to Wednesday, 9 September. The students from all three campuses will combine to complete a range of
adventure and environmental activities, including bush walks, archery, flying
fox, rock-climbing and orienteering.
Year 1 Excursion
This term, students in Year 1 have been studying the topic of 'The
Earth's position in our solar system'. To
enhance their learning about this topic, an excursion to Scienceworks and the
Planetarium has been organised on Thursday, 10 September. The students will be visiting the Planetarium
to see the Tycho to the Moon show and
some of the many other exhibits that Scienceworks has to offer.
Junior School will celebrate Footy Day on
Thursday, 17 September. Students are
invited to come to School dressed in their favourite football team
colours. They will enjoy a range of
memorable activities including a morning parade and football-related skills and
Time is a series of one-day basketball round robins held at local basketball
stadiums around Victoria. With a 30-year
history, the program offers children in Years 3 and 4 (Junior) and Years 5 and 6
(Senior) the opportunity to play in a fun inter-school competition with
qualified referees and receive some great prizes along the way. Thirty-three Year 6 boys and girls from
Newlands will be competing in the competition on Monday, 7 September.
Golden Mile MCG Walk
Friday, 11 September, the Year 5 students will travel to the city as part of
their study of the unit 'Discovering Melbourne'. They will take part in a guided walking tour
of Melbourne's streets, highlighting historical landmarks and the significance
of these to Melbourne's history. Students will also visit the MCG on the
eve of the 2015 finals. They will undertake a tour of the MCG, visit the
AFL museum and spend some time at the 'Game On' interactive hall. This
visit to one of Melbourne's major attractions will explore the important role
that the ground has played in our city's development over the years.
Congratulations to Shaun Tey from Year 5, who recently won
3rd prize in the Victorian Solo Drumming Championship and also
received a Championship Aggregation Award for his level.
On Saturday, 29 August,
three teams competed in the Tournament of the Minds Regional Finals. Students were involved in three challenges:
Applied Technology, Language and Literature, and Social Sciences. The Social Sciences team won with Honours,
which involved them being placed in the top 7 of the 70 groups that presented. The Applied Technology team won 1st
place and will be going through to the State Finals on Sunday, 13 September. An amazing achievement by all involved.
Future Problem Solving Scenario Writing
(Year 7), Reah Shetty (Year 7) and Samuel Roberts (Year 8) are through to
the National Finals in Brisbane, October 16-18.
Reah Shetty, as Champion in
the Middle Division, has also been invited to represent Australia at the 2016
FPS International Finals at Michigan State University, June 2016.
Young ICT Explorers Finals Competition – Monash University
Shyam Prasad, William Zhang, William Davies and Joseph
Tey received a Merit award for their presentation 'Programming on the Go' –
creating an app using free and accessible resources. La Trobe University has offered an
opportunity to collaborate and develop the project further.
Congratulations to Bowen Lai, Year 7, and Sahil
Nandra, Year 8, who were prize winners in the 2015 Australian Mathematics
Competition. They were both placed in
the top 1% of all students who participated.
Beretta from Year 8 recently competed in the
National Aerobics competition in Brisbane. Piper's Fitness team, as well as her Step team,
won gold at the event.
NEWLANDS PARENTS & FRIENDS
The next parent
and child workshop, 'Privacy, Surveillance and Self Disclosure' with Robyn
Treyvaud, will be held on Monday, 7
September, at 7.00 pm in Multi-Purpose Room 2. To receive your pre-workshop material,
please register via Trybooking.
pleased to offer once again the School Journals to the Haileybury community. As we head towards the end of the year, the
School Journal is a great way to record and display all the wonderful keepsakes
your children bring home throughout the year. School Journals can be ordered through
Trybooking or at the Newlands Administration Office until the end of Term
you to all the students who visited the Fathers Day Stalls this week. We wish all Newlands fathers a wonderful
Fathers Day on Sunday.
Cheryl CoombsPresident, Newlands Parents & Friends