ISSUE 13In This Issue

Tattoo 2014: A Glimpse Behind the Curtain
Haileybury Beijing Students Visit
Girls Snow Sports Racing Camp


From the Principal

From the Principal
Derek Scott


As Term 3 commenced for students in Melbourne, the founding students of Haileybury Beijing completed their first year at the School. The School of course operates on the northern hemisphere school year. 

It has been a successful year, highlighted by the first visit from Haileybury Melbourne Year 9 students earlier this year and then students from Haileybury Beijing visiting Melbourne during the past week.


From the Principal


Haileybury’s China Campus students have had a great week in Melbourne, and at the Senior School assembly, presented the School with the Chinese flag, which had been flying over Haileybury Beijing for the past 12 months.

In attendance at the assembly was Haileybury Vice Principal Dr Nicholas Dwyer who is also the CEO and Principal of Haileybury Beijing.  Dr Dwyer has been instrumental in bringing this project together. He is Australia’s leading expert in the delivery of Australian secondary education in China.

Haileybury’s China Campus aims to grow to 1,200 students by year five of operation, and phase two of the buildings will be open by the middle of next year. All capital developments in Beijing are funded by Haileybury’s joint venture partner, Beijing Capital Land. Enrolments for the second year of operation are very strong with year levels 1-11 all having classes. There will be three Year 10 classes doing the VCE program.

The primary school students will, like all students, be weekly boarders. Weekly boarding is commonplace for primary students in Beijing.

In the past two weeks, we have also enjoyed visits from students completing the VCE with Haileybury at the Dili International School in Timor Leste, students about to begin their VCE studies with Haileybury’s programs in Ningbo and Tongcheng, and VCE teachers here for training from Qingdao, Chengdu, Tongcheng and Luoyang.  We look forward to welcoming students from our partner school in Kandy, Sri Lanka next week.

One of the aims of Haileybury’s international programs is to build strong relationships across cultural and nation state boundaries.  We are delighted that much progress has been made this year and that so many students have had the opportunity to take part in the program.

Derek Scott


Principal image 

Founding students from Haileybury Beijing at Haileybury Melbourne presenting the Chinese flag (which had been used at the School for the past year) to School Captains, Isabella Conte and Darren Lam.  Principal Derek Scott and the Principal of Haileybury Beijing, Dr Nicholas Dwyer, are also in the picture.


A Glimpse Behind the Curtain

The stage is set, the last sequins are being sewn, the last coat of paint is on the props and the final tweaks are being made to performance items. Haileybury is ready for the 2014 Tattoo Because We Can.

As opening night draws near, the Insight team has been following each campus' development and documented the progress in the video A Glimpse Behind the Curtain.

Tattoo 2014 is sure to be one of the best the School has seen!

 The dedication of the Tattoo Teams at each campus has been phenomenal and the hours and hours of work that have gone into the production will ensure that the audience is not disappointed. Under the creative leadership of Haileybury’s Director of Performing Arts, Mr. Stewart Bell, Tattoo 2014 is sure to be one of the best the School has seen.

Have you booked your tickets?


A Glimpse Behind the Curtain

A Glimpse Behind the Curtain


Campus Reports

Senior School

Haileybury’s Senior School welcomed students from Haileybury Beijing to an assembly where, for the first time, students from our four campuses met together.


On 12 June, Castlefield’s ELC was involved in the National Rating and Assessment process. We are very pleased to announce that the ELC achieved an overall rating of ‘Exceeding’. This is the highest rating that an Australian children’s centre can receive.


The Edrington Tattoo is set to explode onto the stage on Monday, 4, and Tuesday, 5 August. We look forward to these amazing evenings and will then turn our attention to the Edrington Silver Anniversary Ball.


With Term 3 underway, Newlands students have been reminded about the behavioural characteristics of GRIT to assist with focus on their academic studies. Year 5 girls have created an iMovie demonstrate this.


Senior School Report

In assembly on Tuesday, we welcomed to Keysborough students from Haileybury Beijing and it was wonderful to see them here, wearing the same uniform as students from Brighton, Berwick and Keysborough. Two of the students presented the flag of China that has flown at the School since its opening, to Isabella Conte (Yr 12 JK) and Darren Lam (Yr 12 BE), the Captains of Haileybury. At the assembly, Principal Scott reminded us all about the importance of having connections with people all over the world and the ways in which these connections can help to make the world a safer place for everyone. We are all saddened by the MH17 flight’s terrible end and our thoughts are with those who are related to or knew individuals who were killed in that shocking event.

We have many talented public speakers at Haileybury and we wish the mooters from Haileybury Girls College very good luck when they go to the National Mooting Championships at Bond University on the Gold Coast on 2 August.  Isabella Conte (Yr 12 JK), Ioana Sabau (Yr 12 LY) and Tiansha Zimsen (Yr 11 SI) are Victorian Champions and we wish them well. Jono Kale (Yr 12 DI) is also one of our fine speakers and his quick wit is often called on to MC student events. In the July school holidays, Jono attended a UN Youth Conference in New Zealand. Jono was one of only nine students from Australia selected to attend the conference that aims to promote inter-culturalism and engagement between Indigenous and non-Indigenous young Australians. I know that Jono will have engaged fully with this opportunity and participated to the absolute maximum!

Parent-Teacher Interviews for students in Years 9 to 12 will be held on Tuesday, 19 August, at Senior School Keysborough.  All interviews will be held in the Gymnasiums and the Lecture Theatre complex.  Interviews will be held from 2.30 – 3.50 pm, 4.10 – 5.30 pm and 6.30 – 8.30 pm.

Senior School Report

The online booking system will open at 9.00 am on Monday, 4 August. To access it, please go to go2. Once logged in, click on the 'Parent Portal’ tab at the top right of the screen. On the next screen, click on the ‘Interviews' button at the top left of the screen. Please note that the online booking system closes at 1.30 pm on the day of the interviews.

The time allocated for interviews will be five minutes in duration. It will be important, therefore, to allocate at least one vacant time slot between bookings to allow time to move easily from one teacher to another. These sessions are designed for parents to be able to touch base with their child’s teachers. If a longer interview is required, then arrangements can be made to talk outside of the Parent-Teacher Interview schedule.

Please call your campus office if you require assistance or would like to make a booking over the phone after 4 August:

Berwick – 9904 6130

Brighton – 9904 6127

Keysborough – 9904 6122.

To facilitate the efficient running of these interviews, students in Years 9-12 will be released from School at lunchtime on 19 August; only 1st teams will train and other students must find their own way home or wait for the usual school buses.  Year 9 students will remain at their home campus. Year 9 Keysborough students must go to the Senior School Library after lunch if they are going to catch the usual school buses. Year 9 students at Berwick and Brighton will also be supervised if they choose to wait for the usual school buses.

Pam Chamberlain

Vice Principal & Head of Senior School


Senior School Calendar



Castlefield Report


On the recent holiday break, Year 5 student Xavier Korbel dropped in to visit our Beijing Campus with his mum and caught up with Dr Nicholas Dwyer.

Queensland Teachers Program

Castlefield recently sent Mrs Michele McGill, one of our exceptional Junior School teachers, with Mr John Fleming to visit several schools in Queensland that Mr Fleming has been working with. Over a one-week period, Michele worked with staff at the schools to help implement the Haileybury Effective Model in literacy and numeracy. They were amazed at the standard of our academic program and the effectiveness of our staff.

Staff News

Mrs Sarah Woodcock-Davis has resigned from her Year 2 teaching position to pursue her career and family life in Tasmania. Sarah will finish with us on Friday, 29 August. We thank her for her contribution to Haileybury Castlefield. I will alert her class when a replacement has been appointed.

Student-Free Day

Students will not be required to attend School on Monday, 11 August.

Jeans for Genes

Students will have the opportunity to be involved in raising money in the next fortnight for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, to help in the fight against genetic diseases. Special thanks must go to Clements House and their leaders for organising the ‘Jeans for Genes’ Day to be held next Friday, 1 August. All students from ELC to Year 8 are invited to wear some denim to support the cause.

Castlefield Report


We are very proud to announce that the ELC received the top rating of ‘Exceeding’ in the recent Assessment and Rating process conducted by the Department of Education. This is a lengthy process that in total takes 18 weeks to complete.

The ELC received an ‘Exceeding’ ranking in six of the seven areas, and the assessor made special comment that the ELC performed particularly strongly in the Educational Program and Practice, Physical Environment and Leadership and Service Management Quality Standards.

The ELC Staff have worked together so well to develop an environment that is welcoming, supportive and that promotes children’s learning to their full potential. To have this acknowledged from an external observer has been a significant achievement.

Congratulations to all of the ELC staff and I thank them for their ongoing commitment to providing outstanding learning opportunities and spaces for the ELC children, and for the continued development of strong partnerships with their families.

Castlefield Report


100 Days of School

Monday, 28 July marks the 100th Day of School for the Prep and Year 1 students. Our special assembly to finalise the celebrations will commence at 9.45 am in Dickinson Hall.

The students had the opportunity to explore the number 100 by drawing what they may look like at 100 or timing how long it takes to do something 100 times. They have also experienced activities relating to their 100 items such as weighing, measuring and creating patterns.

Induction Assembly

Our Semester 2 Induction Assembly for House Captains and Student Representative Council members will be held on Wednesday, 30 July. We invite family and friends to join us at 2.45 pm in Dickinson Hall.

Prep Excursion

The Inquiry Unit for Prep this term is based around the central idea of ‘The food we eat is influenced by many factors’. As such, on Thursday, 14 August, the Prep students will be visiting Myuna Farm to explore where our produce comes from. Students will be asked to dress in casual, warm clothes, with sturdy and waterproof shoes for the day.

Fathers Day

Dads, please put Friday, 5 September, at 8.45 am in your diaries. Footballs will be required again this year. Further details will be distributed as the date draws closer.

Castlefield Report


Holiday Work

During this holiday period, important work was completed on our campus.

An impressive deck has been built in the Boys Middle School – West Quad. The Year 5 Boys Middle School classrooms have all been impressively renovated. New Curtains and paint work have transformed the three drama teaching spaces.

The Year 8 boys and girls have been busily collecting and packing hampers for the ‘Christmas in July’ celebrations at Matt’s Kitchen. The Middle School’s association with this organisation has provided a fantastic opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience of the effect a small amount of care can have on another person’s life. Students who have visited the Soup Kitchen often comment on how touched they were by the humility and graciousness of the patrons.

Scott Doran

Head of Castlefield, Brighton


Castlefield Calendar



Edrington Report

The Edrington Tattoo Because We Can is all coming together and it is set to be a spectacular night indeed. The evening will feature over 400 Edrington students alongside Senior School performances by the best dancers, comedians and musicians in the School. If you have not done so already, make sure you book your seats online.

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Following the Tattoo, the next large-scale community event will be the Edrington Silver Anniversary Ball. Tickets will go on sale for this next week and invitations will go out to the community shortly. The Edrington Silver Anniversary Ball will be held on Friday, 12 September, at Luminare from 7.00 pm. It promises to be a night of fabulous food, amazing music, spectacular views and great celebration.

A reminder to families that tennis lessons are available for students in Junior and Middle School. All details are on go2 and places are still available for Semester 2.

We also remind all families that Monday, 11 August, is a student-free day at Haileybury for all students from ELC through to Year 12.

Finally, we wish Mrs Nikki Floros all the best as she commences her maternity leave, and look forward to hearing all about the new addition to her family.

Edrington Report


ELC to Prep Transition Sessions for Parents

An invitation to current Pre-Prep families to attend a unique session about the Junior School teaching and learning program that we offer here at Haileybury was recently distributed.  On Tuesday, 29 July, and Friday, 1 August, Head of Junior School Ms Melissa Schoorman will be hosting information sessions, which will be followed by a tour of Junior School classrooms.  This aims to be an insightful morning where Pre-Prep parents are given the chance to hear more about the structure of the Junior School day and also to see our amazing classrooms and students in action.  Discussion will include the Explicit Teaching Model used in Literacy and Numeracy blocks, the approach to Inquiry, and it will also brief you on the broad range of learning experiences that await your child as they enter the Junior School.

Parent Involvement

The ELC embraces parental involvement in the classroom and centre.  We understand that the level and type of involvement varies for families but we are always open to parents or guardians joining us in a way they feel comfortable.  Please see your child’s teacher should you have a special skill you may like to share with us.  A roster is located near the sign-in register.

Edrington Report


Junior School Fitness Club

This week we launched our Junior School Fitness Club. We were thrilled with the attendance at these sessions and encourage all students to attend when possible. The aim of Fitness Club is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among our younger students while attempting to improve their overall fitness and skills. Sessions will continue in the Sports Hall each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7.45 am.

Year 4 Junior School Leaders

Congratulations to our newly elected Year 4 House Captains, Vice Captains, Sports Captains and Flag Bearers.  We look forward to your work this semester and your contributions to events such House Music, House Art, House Sport and our Social Justice initiative Jump Rope for Heart.  We extend an invitation to all Junior School families to attend our Student Leadership Induction Assembly to be held Friday, 1 August, beginning at 2.50 pm.

Jump Rope for Heart

During assembly this afternoon, students were given an exciting demonstration from representatives for Jump Rope for Heart.  Please be reminded that this event will be held on Friday, 8 August, in the Junior School.  Now is the time to be collecting donations, with all proceeds being donated to the Heart Foundation.

Edrington Report


Middle School Book Club sessions for Years 7&8 boys and girls took place this week for the second time this year. Book Club runs three times a year and is designed to make the reading experience more interactive and enjoyable for all students.

The girls were addressed by Sarah Wall (NSW Swifts Netballer) today at a girls assembly; her message was about being proud to be a girl and challenging yourself on the sporting field.

The following students were recently recognised at a Middle School assembly for their effort and achievement representing Haileybury over the holidays at the Snow Sports Camp: Georgia Devenish, Alexandra Shiell and Jack Keeley.

Well done to all Middle School Aerobics teams for their hard work at the recent State Aerobics Championships. The pride they demonstrate when representing Haileybury is something we are particularly proud of, while the manner in how they responded to defeat or victory was a credit to all team members.

Boys: Jesse Laughlin-Jones, Jeremy Kerekes & Jacob Brito.

5/6 Girls: Eve Laing, Alexandra Shannon, Caitlin Griffiths, Amy McCulloch, Katrina Crocket, Jessica Meade, Alyssa McCormack & Billie Sheehan.

7/8 Girls: Laura Bennett-Hullin, Sarcia Stills-Blott, Tylah Sherritt, Georgia Russell-Croucher, May Wiltshire, Aishwarya  Rao Nandkumar, Dilmi Fernando & Elizabeth Rudelic.

Congratulations to the following equestrian students who competed  in a gruelling five days of competition from 29 June, through to 4 July, at Werribee Park: Elise Geysen, Sam Coad, Kyle  McLeod, Mia Wigham, Abby Plant, Jemma Geysen & Liesel Wright-Smith.

Kristy Kendall

Head of Edrington, Berwick


Edrington Calendar



Newlands Report

School Tours

School tours will be held on Saturday, 23 August, from 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.


The Newlands Tattoo is shaping up to be the biggest and the best production that we have seen in many years. The excitement is building among all students from Years 1 to 8 as they polish performances, try on costumes, create harmonies within the songs, and nail down choreography that has been practised over Term 2.

Over the coming weeks, there will be two rehearsals during school time that students must attend. On Tuesday, 29 July, we will have our pre-dress rehearsal. Also, on Tuesday, 12 August, students will have their full dress rehearsal at Aikman Hall. It is imperative that all students attend these rehearsals and if any member of the cast is unable to make these rehearsals, please let the Homeroom Teacher know as soon as possible.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents who have helped out with making costumes for their ongoing support of the Arts at Haileybury, to the staff who are working hard to put the show together, and a big thank you to the students who have shown such dedication and commitment to the Haileybury Tattoo 2014. We all look forward to seeing you at the performances on Wednesday, 13 August, and Thursday, 14 August.

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Newlands Report


ELC Staff

ELC staff and children welcome Mrs Nirosha Weerasuriya back from 12 months maternity leave.  We thank Mrs Betty Augustus for her enthusiastic work with the children in her role as lunchtime reliever.

Vegetable/Herb Gardens

Reception and Pre-Prep children have been replanting their vegetable gardens ready for a spring/summer harvest.  They planted vegetables and herbs that appeal to them, and to Fluffy Rabbit. The worm farms were also re-established as we had noticed a drastic reduction in the worm population over recent months.  The children are conscientious in adding their morning tea and lunch scraps to the worm farm or compost bin each day.

Newlands Report


Prep Excursion

Due to recent wild weather, the Prep excursion to Chesterfield Farm was postponed to 31 July. The Prep students are still looking forward to visiting the farm, feeding the animals and learning about everyday life on a farm.

Year 4 Excursion

The Year 4 students will be visiting the city on Monday, 28 July. The students will be visiting the Melbourne Town Hall and the Melbourne Museum. Their experience at the museum will support their Term 3 Science Inquiry into extinction.

Junior School iPad Trial

The Year 4 students will be bringing their iPads home in Semester 2. I am sure they will be keen to show their families how they utilise the iPads to support their learning and the range of apps they use when learning across the curriculum. All parents of Year 4 recently received an email encouraging them to participate in a brief survey regarding the iPad trial. This survey will provide valuable feedback and will support our review of the iPad trial.

Junior School Leadership

Semester 2 Junior School Leaders received their badges at a Junior School Leadership Assembly this week. I congratulate these students on their appointments and wish them well for the semester.

Newlands Report


On Monday, 28 July, the Year 6 students will be travelling to Scienceworks as part of their Science curriculum. Scienceworks features a range of themed exhibitions and interactive scientific displays. They will experience live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and shows in both the lightning room and Planetarium. This will definitely be a highlight of their term leading into Science Week.

Student Achievements

Joey Yikai Zhou from Year 2 came 2nd in the Victoria Junior U10 Open Chess Competition.

Emma Delzoppo from Year 5 featured in a local Dandenong newspaper for representing the Dandenong Rangers Women's Basketball. Emma was lucky enough to spend some time playing with Olympian Liz Cambage, who plays for the Australia Opals team.

Congratulations to Francesca Brand from Year 6 who has been selected to represent Victoria in soccer at the School Sport Australia Football Championships to be held in September.

The Newlands Year 7/8 B Aerobics team has successfully made it through to the School Aerobics Nationals on the Gold Coast. They will be competing on Sunday, 10 August, at the Gold Coast Convention & Entertainment Centre in Broadbeach.

Jane Gibbs

Head of Newlands, Keysborough


Newlands Calendar




Girls Sport

The Years 7 and 8 Netball teams launched the A-line dress this season, which replaced the traditional pleated magenta skirt and white polo top, and is being gradually introduced into all teams under 1sts over the next two years.


Girls Sport


The Hearts came back from the term break fresh and ready to finish the winter season strongly. Hockey played against an international touring team from Sussex on the Thursday, winning 4-3 and preparing them for a determined Carey Grammar on Saturday. The Hearts displayed their characteristic grit to win 4 goals to 1. Basketball were thrilled to record their second win of the season against Assumption College and the Soccer team remain undefeated and in contention for the premiership after a convincing victory over Mentone Grammar. The Hearts fought to recover from a slow start on the netball court but fell a heartbreaking 1 goal short.


The Snow Sports team spent a week of their holidays at Mt Hotham refining their on-snow skills in preparation for the Victorian Interschools held at Mt Buller from August 25 to 31. The program involved two daily lessons in conjunction with strength and conditioning dry-land sessions in the evening. The best snow conditions in 25 years have the team excited for the upcoming weekend training camps.

Emma Pollard competed in the Victorian Junior Distance Championships for Cross Country Skiing at Falls Creek, finishing 2nd in the U/18 race and qualifying for Nationals in August.


Francesca Brand and Amy Lawton have been selected in the School Sport Victoria 12 and Under Girls Soccer team. Amy was also selected this year in the SSV 12 and Under Girls Hockey team.

Jessica Matin was selected in the SSV 12 and Under Girls Cricket team.

Mia Scerri and Genevieve Watson competed in the SSV State Cross Country Championships this week, finishing 5th and 22nd in their age groups, respectively.

Stefanie Eade and Libby Lewin

Directors of Girls Sport

Boys Sport

The Year 7A Soccer team has enjoyed a superb season thus far, with an unbeaten run of six consecutive victories in convincing style. The team has scored 35 goals while only conceding 2.


Boys Sport

Under the captaincy of James Doyle (8 goals) the team have developed and improved each week, mastering the classic 4-2-2 formation. Steven Aadjikakou (the goalie) has had five matches whereby he has kept the opposition goalless, and Nick Theodosiou (11 goals) had a magical spell of 4 goals in 20 minutes last match – just some of the highlights of the 7A Soccer team! The 7B Soccer team has also performed extremely well and was recently promoted by the APS competition into the 7A1 division. All bodes well for the future of Haileybury soccer with these boys performing like they are currently.


The Bloods Cross Country squad continues to dominate the APS season. With only two rounds left, our boys are set to be challenging for the APS Title in the final round.

Highlights of the year have included our U20 team of Ben Kelly, James Bott, Will Armstrong and Hugh Pollard taking the silver medal in the All School Relay event early in Term 2. The U18 team (Will Armstrong, James Bott, High Pollard and Brett Crossley) took silver at the recent Athletics Victoria All Schools Cross Country Championship while Will Armstrong and Aran Brown were selected for the Victorian U18 team for Nationals in August.

The Junior boys continue to perform very well. The team is currently in 2nd place behind Wesley. Brodie Lynch, Romin Kodikara, Callum Brown and Cody Bellgrove have maintained excellent form over the season.

For the Intermediates, Matthew Gough ran his first race for quite some time and had a great race, finishing 20th overall and 9thin the Intermediate section. Harry Cutler continues his remarkable improvement, finishing in a season-high 39th overall and 19thIntermediate.

The Bloods were up against Wesley and Melbourne Grammar in the Seniors and went in without Hugh Pollard and an injured James Bott.  The final result was very close with the Bloods beating MGS by 2 points. Jed Bellgrove continues to excel on the track. Running up for the second time this season, Jed finished in 39th position, an 8-place improvement over his previous Seniors run. After Round 4, we are in equal 1st position with Xavier.


Haileybury Captain of Sport and 1st XI Hockey Captain, Lachlan Stock continues to dominate hockey fields around the country. Lachlan recently travelled with the Victorian team and was successful in making it through to the Grand Final playoff against NSW. Unfortunately, for Lachlan and his team, they were defeated in the final. However, Lachlan was selected in the Australian Futures Group, an elite squad used by Hockey Australia to identify people from his age group to possibly compete in the Junior (U21) World Cup in 2016.


Mitch Domann performed very well for Victoria in the Australian Under 12 Cricket Championships. He took the second most wickets for Victoria and had a highest score of 26. The Victorian team won the National Championships.

Jai Elcock (Yr 7) represented the Victorian Under 15 team in the Australian Indoor Cricket Championships. He took the second most wickets and scored the third most runs for the Victorian team throughout the championships. The Victorian team won the National Championships.

John Headlam

Director of Middle School Boys Sport

Greg Schneiders

Director of Sport Development – Boys


The Arts

A prop from the Edrington Tattoo 2014

A prop from the Edrington Tattoo 2014

There is a palpable sense of anticipation across the School as the technical aspects of the Tattoo start to take shape.  

The biggest items have involved the assembly and installation of the spectacular lighting rig. After much finessing of light placement on the overall structure, the truss was finally winched into place and programming could begin. At the same time, the sophisticated sound and microphone array was put in place and tested in anticipation of the first of the pre-dress rehearsals this week. So far everything is coming together well, but the challenge comes with the arrival of those first performers on stage when all our planning is tested for the first time.


Performing Arts

The performers across the School have definitely noticed a switch in tempo this week as their teachers press for a more refined and focused performance. I have received many videos of works in progress and I must say I am impressed with the complexity of what everyone is aiming for this year. There is such diversity in subject matter too. At Senior School, the dancers have been working hard on two fronts; many are preparing not just for the Tattoo but also the National Aerobics Championships in Brisbane. Fortunately, we have been able to combine elements of both in the Tattoo. Comedy items are coming on quickly and you are sure to get a laugh from the sketches this year. Special mention must be made of the Tattoo band. They have been rehearsing the 60 different musical items that this production demands and they are proving to be a wonderful collection of musicians, with some as young as Year 8 blending in with performers three times their age.

I do hope you all have your tickets. This is one for all the family and your friends!

Stewart Bell

Director of Performing and Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Art departments across Haileybury are looking forward to SPICE, an exhibition open to all students at the School, which will be run in conjunction with this year’s Tattoo. It will open on the first night – Monday, 4 August. Works will be on display in the Ralph W Hill Gallery at Keysborough and the Sholto Black Arts Building, situated across the roadway north-east of Aikman Hall. It is possible that all students involved in Art this year will have their work in the exhibition. SPICE also involves this year’s Senior School Boys and Girls House Art Competition. The completed entries will be on display in a section of the Sholto Black Arts precinct.


Bruce Norton

Head of Visual Arts


The Haileybury Community

Haileybury celebrates a strong sense of community

Haileybury celebrates a strong sense of community

Haileybury celebrates a strong sense of community

Read more about upcoming events from:

Haileybury Mothers Association

Newlands Parents and Friends

Edrington Parents and Friends

Castlefield Parents and Friends

Old Haileyburians Association

Haileybury Foundation 


Haileybury Mothers Association

We were most fortunate to host Ms Jane Gibbs, Head of Newlands, as our guest speaker on Tuesday. Jane shared with us her very personal journey of grit and determination to complete her Masters studies. This inspirational story is one that truly translates to our children – the notion of not giving up as soon as we hit a hurdle, to continue to push the boundaries, to continue to refine, reflect and work on our weaknesses, instead of constantly leaning towards our strengths. Ms Gibbs also spoke about the need to continually keep abreast of the latest teacher academic qualifications, something that Haileybury continues to support our staff with. HMA recognises this and congratulates Principal Derek Scott for providing a great learning culture throughout his esteemed teaching staff. We were also indebted to the Newlands community for allowing us to hold our meeting in the newly revamped Girls Middle School. What a wonderful space to learn and grow!

Our next HMA meeting, to be held on Tuesday, 19 August, will be our AGM. Nomination forms are available on go2 on the HMA webpage, or simply via email.

Please ensure that you have a witness to support your nomination.

We will also host the dynamic Ms Diane Furusho, Pre-Senior Director Curriculum and Teaching, VCE in East Timor.  Ms Furusho is a passionate and informative guest speaker. She will provide an update on the amazing Pre-Senior Program and, with our Year 9 students soon to embark on their Options for Term 3, we know China and Haileybury Beijing will no doubt feature in her talk. We look forward to holding this AGM and HMA meeting in the Barney Allen Centre, Senior School, Haileybury from 10.00 am. Please don't hesitate to bring a Haileybury friend. Light refreshments will be served.

Our HMA Uniform Shop continues to provide a one-stop shop for pre-loved Haileybury uniforms. We are open every Friday, 1.00 till 4.00 pm, and every first and third Saturday, 9.00 till 11.00 am, during the School term. We welcome sensational second-hand uniforms, which we will sell on your behalf, with 30% of the sale going to projects within our Haileybury community.

We look forward to hosting you, and serving wine, soft drink and some tantalising Italian food, at the Newlands Tattoo night on Thursday, 14 August, from 6.00 pm. Drop your children in their respective classrooms before the Tattoo, come out of the cold and enjoy the ambience of the Wings Cafe with your Haileybury friends! See you there!

We are delighted to announce that the upgrade of the Bradshaw Chapel PA system, a much-loved icon of Haileybury, will be completed by mid-August in time for the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon concert to be held on 31 August. This will greatly enhance the standard of the sound as there is no permanent sound system currently wired in the Chapel. The HMA is honoured to donate funds together with Haileybury towards ensuring this is discretely installed.

Stop announced at our recent HMA meeting, our Annual Spring Winery Tour will be held on Thursday, 4 September. Come along and join us, by bus or drive your own car, at Green Olive in Red Hill. Please be quick as this is always an extremely popular event! The cost is $60, which includes bus transfer, wine and olive tasting, a glass of wine, tapas style lunch, your choice of dessert, and tea or coffee. Details are available on Try Booking. The flyer is attached here. For more information, please contact Kate Smith on 0418 553 211, Marni Beretta on 0419 137 553, or myself.

We look forward to entertaining you!

Kymme Fujihara

President, Haileybury Mothers Association

Newlands Parents & Friends

Newlands Parents & Friends

It was great to see so many of our students jumping, tumbling and defying gravity at the HPFN Student Jump at Xtreme Air Trampoline Park. Thank you to all who attended. It was lovely to see so many of our Newlands students and families get together.

Coming up next week we have our Digital Parenting Coffee Bytes Workshop. Robyn Treyvaud will discuss the popular ‘Like and Selfies Generation’.  As usual, we will run two sessions: Friday, 1 August, in the Barney Allen Room at 9.00 am and again on Monday, 4 August, at 7.00 pm in the Resource Centre. This is a conversation not to be missed. To reserve your seat, please click on the link.

There is much excitement in the air with the Tattoo fast approaching. We must say a big thank you to all the parents and grandparents who have given their time over the past few months to assist with the costume making for our children. It is a huge task and the staff are very grateful for your help.

HPFN will be selling light refreshments at the first Tattoo performance (Wednesday, 13 August) so please come by and visit us before the concert commences.

Our student-free day is just around the corner (Monday, 11 August) and HPFN has organised a movie afternoon at Village Southland. For further details and to book tickets, please click here.

Finally, our wonderful canteen now has a coffee machine installed.  Parents and friends are invited to purchase their favourite coffee between 8.00 am and 2.30 pm – a perfect way to stay warm on these cold winter days.

Cheryl Coombs

President, Newlands Parents & Friends

Edrington Parents & Friends

Edrington Parents & Friends


The Next Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 29 July, 8.45 am in the Senior School Library.

The next P&F meeting will be held with the AGM in the Senior School Library, which all parents are most welcome to attend. All positions are declared vacant at this time. May I take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported me in this role for the last three years, and encourage you to give some thought to attending and possibly joining the committee. It is a wonderful way to meet new people, be the first to hear what’s coming up and find out what is going on around the School. Nomination forms are available from Melissa. Naturally, there is no obligation to nominate for a position, and we would love to see some new faces attending our meetings and sharing their ideas.


Opening times for the Berwick Uniform Shop in Term 3:

Tuesday, 15 July: 8.30 –10.00 am

Tuesday, 22 July: 8.30 –10.00 am.

Paula Murphy

President, Edrington Parents & Friends

Castlefield Parents & Friends

Castlefield Parents & Friends

The HPFC AGM will take place on Monday, 4 August, at 7.30 pm in Dickinson Hall. Our committee has always been a very productive and dynamic team and being involved is a great way to support Castlefield, make new friends and find out what is going on at your child’s school.

Application forms for positions on the committee are available through the office so, if you would like to become involved, please contact the office or the HPFC President – Nicole Piastri. We welcome any parents who would like to be involved by joining our committee. Whether you will be joining our committee for the year ahead or not, this is an informative meeting to come along to.

For all of you who will be looking for something tasty to eat and drink prior to the Castlefield Tattoo on Friday, 8 August, the HPFC, along with the Hazlitt Club, have once again organised a variety of sweet and savory treats to tempt you, so make your way to the Wings Café once you drop the kids off at their holding rooms.

Later in the term, we will be selling a range of great gifts that any father would love at our annual Fathers Day Stall on Thursday, 4 September; and stay tuned for the theme of this year’s annual end-of-term children’s disco, which will be held on Thursday, 18 September.

Nicole Piastri

President, Castlefield Parents & Friends

Old Haileyburians Association


To engage young members and other members of the OHA, babysitting and tutoring registers have been established.  They enable members to sign up to a register maintained by the OHA.  If a member wishes to utilise the service, they contact the OHA office and are sent the details of the most appropriate OHA members on the register according to geographical location and subjects taught. 

Contact the OHA office on (03) 9904 6141 or via email.

Members should contact Russell Davidson.


Wednesday, 20 August

The Savoy Tavern, Melbourne CBD (across from Southern Cross Station)


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Friday, 24 October

Huntingdale Golf Club

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

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Contact: Sarah Sweeney on (03) 9904 6141

Russell Davidson

Director, Old Haileyburians Association

Haileybury Foundation

Thank you to our many community members who donated so generously recently to the Haileybury Foundation.

We were honoured recently to receive a substantial bequest from the estate of a valued community member.These funds will allow us to provide an ongoing education for a young child who under normal circumstances would not be able to attend Haileybury.

Currently five students at Haileybury are receiving the benefits of Foundation scholarships.  These children would not have the benefit of such a high quality of education, had it not been for the wonderful generosity of our donors.  Donors constitute many forms – Old Haileyburians, current and past parents, and past members of staff.
We are very fortunate to have such a generous and warm community supporting us.  As we move into the 2014/15 financial year, there is still time left for us all to make a difference to a talented, local child in 2015, whose family lacks the means to access a Haileybury education.

Our Haileybury Foundation has full tax-deductible gift recipient (DGR) charitable status, and furthermore, with our voluntary Foundation Board and fully-funded Administration team, we are proud to state that every dollar and every cent of your donation will go to its intended recipient.
The Foundation asks for the support of the greater Haileybury community by pledging a commitment to help consolidate Haileybury’s position as one of Australia’s great schools, as well as helping to achieve our vision of being recognised as a great world school.

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Should you have any queries or wish to donate by any other means, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Development, Russell Davidson, on 03 9904 6140 or via email.

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