As we move into the post-NAPLAN weeks of Term 2,
things do not slow down at Edrington. The next fortnight will be a busy time in
the Middle School in particular with Year 8 students receiving their mid-year
examination results and all Middle School students receiving their third
interim report of the year. This will be
the last report that the Middle School students receive this semester, so if
you have any concerns about your daughter or son's progress, please do not
hesitate to contact their Homeroom teacher or Head of School. There is nothing more important to us than the
academic and social progress of our students.
The week after next will give our students a chance to
enhance their understanding of some cultures other than our own as Haileybury's
Languages department runs a series of activities for LOTE Week. Students from all levels of the School will be
given the opportunity to participate in activities that expose them to the
culinary and cultural offerings of France, Japan and China. Assemblies will also provide a forum for older
students who have undertaken extended study tours in France and Japan to explain
to their peers the true value of learning a second language and spending time
embedded in foreign cultures.
EARLY LEARNING CENTRE
Diversity – All Welcome
Edrington's ELC embraces
all families and strives to celebrate their cultures, traditions and beliefs. The ELC philosophy embodies this sense of
diversity and our educators are continually looking for ways to explore this
within our programs. The opportunity for
young children to learn about other cultures and build positive relationships
with all nationalities in our community is an integral component of any good
early years program. Recently, Ms Winzar
and Mrs Robertson attended a national early childhood conference which focused
on the notion of embracing diversity. They have returned invigorated and inspired, with many new ideas about
how they can help the next generation to both accept and celebrate the ethnic diversity
present in this wonderful country of ours.
Pre-Preps Invited to Junior School Assembly
Pre-Prep students and
their parents have received an invitation from Head of Junior School Ms Melissa
Schoorman to attend the Junior School Assembly next Friday. This is an important first step in helping
children transition into the Junior School.
During the last assembly,
our Social Justice Captains Sam Nielsen and Grishma Boppana launched our Everyday
Heroes initiative, which is designed to support the Children's Cancer Centre
Foundation (CCCF). On Thursday, 28 May,
students are invited to dress as their favourite superhero and participate in a
range of fundraising activities designed to challenge their grit and
Edrington Strings Ensemble
Wednesday, 27 May, we will be holding our Edrington Strings Ensemble Recital. Parents are more than welcome to attend the
performance which will commence at 2.30 pm in the John Twist Hall. The recital will showcase performances by the
Year 2 Strings, Scrolls and even some soloists. This is an important opportunity for our younger Haileybury students to
perform in front of an audience. For
many, it will be the first time that they will do so.
Term 2 Chapel Service
On Wednesday, 3
June, the Junior School will be attending their Term 2 Chapel Service at the
Bradshaw Chapel, Keysborough. Students
will be bused from Berwick at 8.50 am and return after recess. Parents are invited to join us for the service
at 9.30 am if they would like to do so.
examinations now complete, Year 8 students will commence Semester 2 on
Monday. This may result in slight changes
in timetables and subjects. Monday also
sees the Year 8 Debating team travelling to Keysborough to compete in the
On Wednesday, 27 May, the
Year 7 students will be sitting their Geography exam.
Thursday, 28 May, is
Social Justice Day. All Middle School
students are welcome to wear casual clothes and bring any spare change as we
attempt to raise money and awareness for Beyond Blue Youth and One Girl
charities. There will be a BBQ lunch and
various activities on the day.
The Summer Sports Awards Assembly
will be held on Friday, 29 May. Awards
and trophies will be presented to students who have excelled in their chosen
summer sport. Lists of award winners
were posted on notice boards today.
fortnight will culminate in the Berwick Concert, which will be held in the John
Twist Hall on Thursday, 4 June, from 7.30 pm. The night will include performances from all
Edrington Middle School students along with a range of pieces from Haileybury
Junior School, Middle School and Senior School musical ensembles. I encourage all Middle School families to come
and support our Performing Arts program.
Head of Edrington, Berwick
EDRINGTON PARENTS & FRIENDS
Thank you to all our parent helpers who made our cross country
sausage sizzle such a huge success. Even
greater thanks must go to the Edrington students and families who kindly
donated money to help the children who are currently living in crisis in Nepal.
Next Meeting –
Tuesday, 26 May, 8.45 am, Edrington Library
We would love to see you all there. If there are any items you would like on the
agenda, please forward them here.
Luncheon – Wednesday, 10 June
Invitations for our annual lunch have now been sent out. This year our guest speaker is Chantelle
Baxter, co-founder of One Girl. Tickets
are available here. RSVP table preferences to Main Administration
by Friday, 29 May.
Secondhand Uniform Shop
Term 2 Open
Tuesday, 26 May: 2.30 – 4.00 pm
Saturday, 30 May: 9.00 – 11.00 am
Tuesday, 2 June: 8.30 – 10.00 am
Tuesday, 9 June: 8.30 – 10.00 am
Tuesday, 16 June: 8.30 – 10.00 am.
President, Edrington Parents &