Lunar New Year Festival
Only one week to go! Make sure you get in early to pre-purchase your discounted ride bands. We look forward to seeing you on the night.
International Women's Day
On Friday, 6 March, the Girls Middle School will celebrate International Women's Day with a quad party and guest speakers. The official theme for International Women's Day 2015 is 'Make it happen'. We will have a gold coin donation for the official charity partner of this day, World Association of Girl
Guides and Girl Scouts. This association is empowering girls to become leaders and advocates in their communities and on the world stage. It is the world's largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women.
Haileybury is offering Diving Club to boys and girls in Years 5, 6 and 7. The program will commence in Term 1 and will run each Wednesday from 4.15 – 5.15 pm at the Grenda Aquatic Centre. There is a fee of $150 per term which is payable upfront as this includes tuition from specialist coaches. If you are interested, please contact Miss Lauren Donnell or Nicole Cunningham for further information as places are limited.
EARLY LEARNING CENTRE
ELC educators value the contribution that children's families make to the ELC program. Throughout the year there will be special event days and family functions that parents and extended family members are invited to attend. Parents and grandparents may also like to spend some time participating in activities in their child's classroom on an occasional or regular basis. Interested parents are asked to write their name next to a date that suits them on the classroom roster. If the available dates don't suit you, please see your child's teacher to arrange an alternative time. You will be made most welcome by the children and teachers in the class.
Welcome to Country Ceremony
ELC and Junior School children will celebrate the commencement of the school year with a Welcome to Country ceremony. Wurundjeri Elders will visit Newlands children on Tuesday, 24 February, at 9.30 am to perform the ceremony and play the didgeridoo. Parents are most welcome to attend this wonderful event.
Years 2-4 House Sport
The Years 2-4 students will participate in House Sport on Friday, 27 February, from 2.00 pm on the Newlands Oval. Each House will have the opportunity to play against each other in a series of kickball matches. Parents and friends are welcome to attend.
Junior School Walkathon
On Friday, 13 February, the Junior School students participated in their annual Walkathon. As well as promoting physical activity, the Walkathon is an opportunity for our Junior School community to support the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Any families wishing to donate to the appeal are encouraged to do so through our official supporter page via the link below. Receipts are available as donations are tax deductible. Please feel free to share this link with family and friends.
Congratulations to the many Year 4 students who have made successful starts to their Junior School leadership positions. Last week, all Year 4 students were visited by a selection of our Senior School Student Leaders. These ex-Newlands students shared leadership insights with the Year 4 students.
The Year 4 students thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to engage with such positive role models and are looking forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead in their future years at Haileybury.
Year 7 Girls Camp
Year 7 girls will be attending the Iluka Camp from Monday, 23 February – Friday, 27 February. Activities are initiative games, canoeing, snorkeling, the low ropes course and orienteering. All information about the camp can be located on the OEG website:
www.oeg.org.au -> schools login tab -> Username: Haileybury -> Password: Expeditions2015 -> Year 7 Girls Newlands & Edrington camp link.
Year 6 Canberra
Year 6 students will attend the Canberra Camp from Monday, 23 February – Friday, 27 February. During their time in Canberra they will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia's history, culture, heritage and democracy
Ruby Khuu from Year 7 recently received the Colin Peasley Excellence Award of 2014 from Cecchetti Ballet Australia. She represented Victoria for the Grade 5 examination and received top marks in the state.
Ebony Francis from Year 7 has been selected as a member of the School Sport Victoria Triathlon Team. This team will compete in the annual School Sport Australia Triathlon Championship, which will be held this year in Penrith, NSW from Monday, 27 April – Thursday, 30 April.
Khoeby Holohan from Year 8 recently competed in the Victorian Junior Track and Field Championships. She won a silver medal in the 100m and long jump events. Khoeby qualified to compete in Sydney for the Athletics Australia Junior Track and Field Championships.
On Saturday, 7 February, Haileybury was well represented at the State Sprint Swimming Championships held at MSAC. Representatives included Anthony Ngo (Year 6), Mitchell Black (Year 7) and Cadon Ho (Year 8). The boys competed in a range of 50m events and did their School proud with their determination and sportsmanship.
Head of Newlands, Keysborough
NEWLANDS PARENTS & FRIENDS
It was great to see so many students and families gather together on Tuesday for the annual Newlands Picnic. Thank you to everyone who made the afternoon a success.
HPFN is looking forward to the Haileybury Lunar Festival next Friday. Be sure to visit our lolly stall for an array of sweet treats, as well as the Newlands China Bar to quench your thirst.
Thank you to the ELC and Junior School students who participated in Pancake Day. All money raised from the day will be going to the Newlands Social Justice charity Tigray.
A reminder that orders for the Haileybury My School Journal are to be placed via TryBooking or at the Newlands Office until Saturday, 28 February.
President, Newlands Parents & Friends