ISSUE 16In This Issue

NAPLAN Results
University ready?
Water polo
Lunar Festival


From the Principal

From the Principal
Derek Scott


Haileybury students have produced another exceptional set of NAPLAN results in 2014.

The results were released to schools on Monday and confirmed once again Haileybury’s ranking as one of the leading academic schools in Australia.

The highlight of this year’s result is the improvement in the combined Years 7 and 9 boys and girls performance.  Last year’s result saw The Australian newspaper rank Haileybury as the number two independent co-education secondary school in Australia. The 2014 result was even better and represented the best secondary result by Haileybury students in the seven years of NAPLAN.


From the Principal

The primary school results were also outstanding. The NAPLAN test writing task was a controversial one this year, with many schools complaining that the task set was too hard for Years 3 and 5 students. The national average for writing dropped from 416 to 402 at Year 3 and 478 to 468 at Year 5. Haileybury Year 3 students handled the complex task well and achieved an average of 486, indicating that they were performing more than two school years above the expected level. Similarly, the Year 5 writing average of 521 exceeded the Year 7 national writing average. The number results were also exceptional.

The combined Years 3 and 5 results were a strong affirmation of the academic program following on from Haileybury being ranked the number one independent co-education primary school in Australia by The Australian newspaper.

The academic education of the students is a partnership between the Haileybury teachers, students and parents. This partnership is clearly working well to ensure that Haileybury students have the strongest possible level of core literacy and numeracy skills, which will hold them in good stead for their future studies and when they move into the workforce.

Derek Scott,



How to be university ready

Haileybury students hearing from University lecturers at the Monash Commerce Scholars Day

Haileybury students hearing from University lecturers at the Monash Commerce Scholars Day

By Alison Fankhauser, Director of Courses and Careers

Everyone has a different experience when they enter university, however, there are some essential attitudes, preparatory activities and skills that will assist students in making a more successful transition.

Ongoing research is vital in order to make an informed decision and a great place to start is with application procedures and course options.

Melbourne University student

It is not enough to just rely on brief course descriptions. A great way to seek vital information is by attending university open days and information sessions, and by viewing the ‘future student’ sections on university websites.


How to be university ready

Practical insights gained from independent course research might include:

What courses have core or compulsory units?

What are the contact hours?

What are the tuition costs?

Is there a sustainable means of transport to university?

From a course graduate’s perspective, what are the challenges of the course as well as the aspects of the course that graduates enjoyed?

From an employer’s perspective, which graduates have they employed recently?

Course selection

Selecting a course of study that matches your interests and personal learning style is important. Some students prefer a focus on experiential hands-on learning while others learn best by using their critical thinking and reasoning skills to understand.


A great deal of learning is acquired via other students as well as from lecturers and tutors. Getting to know second- and third-year students from your course is invaluable. This can be achieved by engaging in the university networks, both social and academic. Join sporting teams and clubs as well as study groups from the beginning of your first year.


Keeping in regular contact with university admissions is something that must be maintained. Most universities use student portals, blogs and student email accounts to contact their students. Be alert to these as they are a vital means of communication.

Work versus study

Most university students need a part-time job and good time management is necessary to sustain this. Contact hours for different courses vary considerably. Meeting assessment deadlines and making the most of university opportunities are priorities.

How to be university ready

The future…

A number of students worry that they are not 100 percent certain of which occupation they wish to embark upon so they feel they are not ready to enrol in a course.

You do not need to be absolutely certain of your career direction before going to university. There are options to undertake general courses for those who are uncertain and specialised courses are available for those who are more decided.

As long as you are able to map out first-year subjects that are of great interest to you and you can see a number of acceptable opportunities and possibilities to transfer emanating from the course then you will be fine. Achieving good first-year results is necessary if you wish to transfer.

How does university differ from school?

Having a positive attitude towards study and being motivated to complete the selected course is essential. At university, students are responsible for their own learning and they work independently. Students must be ready to meet the challenges associated with the rigours of learning at a tertiary level and the assessment that goes with this.

Working with much less supervision and guidance than experienced at school and attending lectures with perhaps hundreds of other students will take time to manage successfully. There are people who are happy to help and it is important to ask.

How to be university ready

The transition

When it comes to starting university, whether you have just arrived on a plane from overseas or simply caught the tram from the next suburb, all new students have to deal with change.

An Arts student relayed how unprepared she felt in her first week. “Maybe nothing can prepare you for change. Change grabs you by the sleeve of your shirt and jerks you out of your safe place, into the world.”

Another comment from a university student describes how these changes can affect you. "I’m only one-third of the way through my degree and my horizons have already broadened. I feel passionate and motivated about the world and the future."

University life offers exciting challenges and great rewards. Be prepared for this, review your situation as you progress through this training pathway and access the many people who are available to help you with advice and support.

Additional course and careers information may be found at: 

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Campus Reports

Senior School

Haileybury will be celebrating the lunar year in 2015 with a festival to be held at Keysborough on Friday, 27 February. Members of the community are invited to participate in the festival by having a market stall.


DVDs of this year’s Tattoo are available for purchase from the Castlefield Office. These have been beautifully created and are a wonderful keepsake of a memorable event.


The Edrington Silver Anniversary Ball will be held on Friday, 12 September, at one of Melbourne’s most exclusive venues, Luminare.  Limited tickets are still available.


In 2015, Haileybury Keysborough will hold a Lunar New Year Festival on Friday, 27 February.


Senior School Report

Those interested in having a market stall at the Lunar Festival should contact Ms Linda Stewart, Assistant to the Head of Newlands. We hope to have many different stalls at the festival.

We were pleased to receive news that three of our students have been awarded Australian Student Prizes for 2013. These prizes are awarded to the top 500 students in Australia. Congratulations to Amy Yang, Georgia Price-Bell and Raja Noureddine.

Congratulations also to William Humble (Yr 10 RE) who was awarded the title of Top Scorer in the Big Science Competition held in May this year. 49,000 students from over 660 secondary schools from all over the world took part in this competition. William was one of only 60 students (out of the 49,000) to achieve the highest scores in the competition.

Two of our Year 11 Science students, Rita Lan (Yr 11 LY) and Eliza Cripps (Yr 11DO), attended the annual Science Breakfast as part of National Science Week in August. Tanya Ha, an award winning environmentalist, author, broadcaster, science journalist and sustainable living advocate, spoke at the breakfast. Her presentation was an inspiration and encouragement for young women to become involved in science to ensure a positive environmental future for our planet.

Senior School Report

Haileybury students are outstanding competitors in a range of sports. Our Equestrian team has had a wonderful year, with five riders qualifying to represent Victoria in the Inter-School Australian Championships. Congratulations to Lily Thompson (Yr 11 ED), Amelia Coad (Yr 10 ED) and Sam Jeffree (Yr 10 SH) who will join our Junior School riders at the competition. Congratulations also to Rachael Guy (Yr 10 ED) who has been selected to play in the Australian School Girls’ Hockey team that will tour Europe next May.

In 2015, we are very pleased to announce that the Duke of Edinburgh Award program will be offering an expedition to Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Trail from 20 June, to 5 July. This trip is offered to all Senior School students who are at least 16 years of age. The trip includes eight days hiking the Kokoda Trail with guides and porters, five days of community service in the villages on the track, and two days at a beach resort. The cost includes all food, transport, travel insurance and airfares. If you are interested, there will be a Parent Information Night on 18 September, at 7.00 pm at Haileybury Senior School, Keysborough in our Lecture Theatre (LT1.1).

VCE Units 3&4 trial examinations commence on Monday, 8 September. While these examinations continue, there will be no VCE Units 3&4 classes running, and Year 12 students are only required at School for their examinations. All Year 10 and VCE Unit 2 classes will continue to run. Year 11 students will be excused from classes that clash with their VCE Units 3&4 trial examination/s; however, if they are absent from other classes, please ensure that you contact the relevant absence line: Berwick 8768 3733, Brighton 8599 3455, and Keysborough girls 9213 2398, and Keysborough boys 9213 2224. Students are required to wear correct School uniform during the trial examinations. On Tuesday, 9 September, there are House Meetings and other activities for Years 10 and 11 students and a Chapel service for Year 11 boys during period 5. After lunch, Year 10 students and Year 11 students will be trying a sport they have not played before and so should bring their sport attire as usual.

Pam Chamberlain

Vice Principal & Head of Senior School


Senior School Calendar



Castlefield Report

I thank all of our fathers and special friends who have attended the many Fathers Day activities throughout the week. We wish you all a memorable day this Sunday.

I also thank the many members of our dynamic HPFC for the magnificent Fathers Day Stall that allowed our students to purchase gifts.  Again, the profits from this stall will support a local charity.

Haileybury has a Twitter account – this easy and accessible technology has allowed us to send brief messages, frequently, about news, events and achievements. I suggest you follow us on Twitter @Haileybury.

Team Holiday will be conducting a Holiday Program at Brighton during the holiday period. Registration forms for the Team Holiday Program are available from the School Office.

A reminder to parents – please notify the School of students’ absences by calling the absentee line on 8599 2487.

Castlefield Report


Our Fathers Night was a great success and a fantastic opportunity for dads and special friends to spend some time together, building and creating with their children. It was a very social evening with everyone taking the chance to get to know other fathers in our School community. There is definitely something special for the children about coming to School at night and we thank everyone for your support of this special evening.

Everyone will have received their photo proof sheet from Max Amos Photography. Please return all photo orders to your class teacher by Friday, 12 September, or complete your order online by this date.

Castlefield Report


Book Week and Numeracy Week

Book Week was once again a huge success and it was fantastic to see all the wonderful book characters come to life for our Dress-Up Day.

The Pre-Prep students joined us for our Numeracy rotation morning and it was wonderful to see the collaboration and excitement around mathematics. There was plenty of competition between year levels in the Numeracy Board displays. We eagerly await the outcome of Mr Doran’s adjudication.

The Junior School staff all came as the sheep characters from the book Where is the Green Sheep? which they read and acted out during our Book Week Assembly.  Look closely and you can see the green sheep (aka Mr Doran) fast asleep.

Cross Country

Tuesday, 26 August, saw the sun shining and our Junior School students enthusiastically participating in our Cross Country Competition. Thank you to all the parents who attended and supported the children as they completed their circuit; and to those parents who participated in the inaugural Parents Egg and Spoon Race. Congratulations to:

Spencer Shaw for winning the Sportsmanship Medal, Russell House for best team spirit and cheering, and Clements House who took out the overall prize and trophy.

Year 3 Camp

The Year 3 students will be in the final stages of packing, ready to head off for camp at Forest Edge on Monday, 8 September.  We wish them a fantastic first camp experience.

Junior School Assembly

Our Term 3 Chapel service is being held on Wednesday, 10 September, in the place of our normal assembly time. 4M will be assisting Reverend Groot in the service.

Wednesday, 17 September, sees our Presentation Assembly commence at 2.45 pm. We welcome parents to this final assembly for the term.

Castlefield Report


Thursday, 4 September, provided a great opportunity for our fathers to hear Elliot Costello talk passionately about his Polished Man initiative. The program strives to raise awareness and empower men to take action that prevents violence against children and women.


On Monday, 8 September, the Year 6 and Year 8 boys head off for their respective camps to experience the great outdoors. The Year 6 boys will be located at the Coonawarra Farm Resort adjacent to the Mitchell River National Park; whereas the Year 8 boys will be camping around Lake Eildon. Both camps return on Friday, 12 September.

On Monday, 15 September, the Year 8 girls go away to Lake Eildon for their annual experience, returning on Friday, 19 September.

Details of the relevant equipment lists and activity outlines are available on the OEG website as outlined in previous correspondence with parents. Please ensure that your children are properly equipped.

Scott Doran

Head of Castlefield, Brighton


Castlefield Calendar



Edrington Report

We have had a fabulous week celebrating the fathers in our community, with an ELC Italian evening, a Junior School football morning and a Middle School breakfast. Thank you to all involved.

Next Thursday, 11 September, is a free-dress day for all students from ELC to Year 8. They are encouraged to wear their football team’s colours as we head into the excitement of the AFL football finals.

The Silver Anniversary Ball will be held at Luminare on Friday, 12 September, commencing at 7.00 pm. There are now very limited seats available for this occasion and we look forward to enjoying the evening with all of our parents.

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Camp Australia

Camp Australia will again be raising funds to provide education essentials to kids in 97 of the most disadvantaged communities throughout Australia by supporting The Smith Family’s Back 2 School fundraising appeal. OSHC will hold a face-painting activity in After School Care on Wednesday, 10 September. The children can bring a gold coin to help raise funds.

Camp Australia will be holding holiday club programs at a number of schools in the area. Information on these can be found at the website.

Edrington Report


Literacy in the ELC

At Haileybury we believe in, and support children in, being exposed to and developing a sound literacy foundation prior to school entry. Literacy development is planned for and is considered an equal component of the program along with social, emotional and physical development. Many families relish the ELC program for the literacy component as it agrees with their own personal belief and goals for their children.

Semester 2 has seen the introduction of The Jolly Phonics program for Reception students. They are introduced to letters and sound relationships, through many visual games and tactile experiences. Pre-Prep students have begun learning the ‘Mioow’ golden and red words, 30 in total, through flashcards, writing opportunities and games in class. Specialist Library classes also support and promote literacy development.

Fathers Evening

The ELC Italian-themed Fathers/Special Friends Evening held this week was a huge success, mainly due to the fact that everyone embraced the theme by dressing up and joining in the activities. Dads helped make some amazing replicas of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which were taken home as a memento of this special event.

Edrington Report


Jump Rope for Heart

Congratulations to the Edrington Junior School on collectively raising $8,013.35 for the Heart Foundation this year. We extend our thanks to all the students and families for their efforts during this Social Justice initiative.

Jump Rope

Jump Rope 

Jump Rope 

Year 3 Forest Edge Camp

We wish our Year 3 students and teachers well as they embark on their first School camp experience next week. Our Year 3s will be visiting Forest Edge Camp in Neerim South from Monday to Wednesday. They will join with the Year 3 students from Castlefield and Newlands.

Year 4 Excursion

To complement their Inquiry study, ‘Once a species is extinct it is gone forever’, the Year 4s will be visiting Healesville Sanctuary next Thursday. The students will participate in workshops learning about endangered species and what we can do to prevent their extinction.

Junior School House Music

This year, the Junior School will compete in the inaugural House Music event. Students have been working with Ms Pollard and Mrs Rafferty in preparation for this event. We invite all families to join us for the competition on Wednesday, 17September, at 2.50 pm in the John Twist Hall.

Edrington Report


Middle School Community Evening

Ms Jo Lange will be our guest speaker for the Middle School Community Evening, held in the John Twist Hall on Thursday, 9 October, at 7.00 pm. The topic is ‘Resilience, Independence and Self Esteem’. The presentation will focus on what resilience is and its close links with self-esteem and independence. It will also highlight how parents can develop resilience in their children through encouragement, and how to enhance self-esteem by using everyday problem-solving experiences. Although it has a Middle Years focus, the night is open and free of charge to the whole School and wider community.


The final weeks of Term 3 have seen the Grade 6 girls and Year 7 girls complete their outdoor experience camping program for 2014. It has been pleasing to see the girls embrace these camps with great positivity and enthusiasm. They did not shy away from the challenges presented, showed great support of one another and, in turn, indicated a greater appreciation for the comforts of home. We look forward to seeing the same vigour and enthusiasm from the Year 6 boys and Year 8 boys and girls as they embark on their camps in the coming weeks.



SRC Fundraiser

On Thursday, 11 September, the Middle School will proudly wear their team colours to help support the SRC. Casual clothes with a ‘footy colours’ theme and a BBQ with drinks and chocolate treats will be the order of the day.

Final Assembly

The final assembly for Term 3 will be an Awards Presentation Assembly. Award winners from various academic competitions held throughout the year will be presented. Students will be notified if they are receiving an award by Friday, 12 September.

Kristy Kendall

Head of Edrington, Berwick


Edrington Calendar



Newlands Report

Lunar New Year Festival

The festival will embrace traditional New Year celebrations and will include food and gift markets, rides, fireworks and lots of entertainment for the whole family. Expressions of interest for market stall holders are being sought. For further information, please contact Linda Stewart on 9904 6019.

Social Justice

Boys Middle School students recently donated pencil cases filled with stationary for a school in Tigray where one of our Year 8 students, Haftu Strintzos, originates from. We are seeking assistance in transporting these gifts to Tigray. If you are able to assist, please contact Linda Stewart at the Newlands Office on 9904 6019.

Pink Ribbon Day

On Friday, 12 September, Newlands Junior School will take part in a fundraising day in support of the Cancer Council Pink Ribbon Day for women’s cancer research. Students will be able to come dressed in casual clothes with a touch of pink, and purchase a pink ribbon at lunchtime for $1. A gold coin donation will be required on the day to assist in raising money for this great cause.


Academic scholarships are available to students entering Years 5, 7 and 10, and are awarded based on a testing and interview process. Applications close on Friday, 24 October. To apply or for further information, please visit the website.

Newlands Report


Drama Performances

The ELC children were recently invited to watch performances of The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Year 6 Girls and Boys Middle School students under the direction of Mrs Rachael Taberner. The children listened to the story being read in class, watched the performance in Berthon Hall, and then were able to ask questions of the performers.

Football Day

The ELC children are looking forward to wearing football-themed clothes to School on Monday, 15 September. They will participate in a very special PE session with Mr Janan Billings, which will focus on eye-foot coordination and ball-handling skills.

Food Handler’s Course

ELC staff have now completed a Certificate in Apply Basic Food Safety through Holmesglen TAFE. The course enables staff working in the ELC to implement best practice in hygiene, sanitation and storage requirements of food, while children are at the ELC.

ELC Art Show

Parents and friends are invited to attend the ELC Art Exhibition on Tuesday, 16 September, from 6.00 to 7.00 pm. The children’s work will be available for sale and four exceptionally fine art pieces (prepared by each of the ELC classes) will be auctioned to the highest bidder on the night. Drinks and nibbles will be served. All proceeds will go towards our Social Justice organisation, Edgar’s Mission.

Newlands Report


Prep Swimming

The Prep Swimming Program commences on Monday, 8 September. The program is run over two weeks on September 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17 and 18, with students swimming from 2.00 until 2.40 pm. Parents are welcome to attend the swimming sessions and are asked to sit in the upper seating area. The students will be ability grouped, with the program catering for students who are new to swimming through to those who have well-developed swimming skills.

Year 3 Camp

Year 3 students will be attending their first Haileybury camp, at Forest Edge from Monday, 8 September, to Wednesday, 10 September. The students from all three campuses will combine to complete a range of adventure and environmental activities, including bush walks, flying fox, archery, rock climbing and orienteering. The camp will be attended by six Newlands staff, including the Year 3 classroom teachers, Mr Grenville Green, Ms Ashleigh Farren and Ms Megan Cantlon.

Junior School Football Day

Junior School students are invited to wear the colours of their favourite football team on Thursday, 18 September. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a morning football parade followed by some football-related activities.

Newlands Report


Year 6 Boys Camp

The Year 6 boys will be travelling to the Camp Coonawarra Farm Resort nestled in the beautiful Mitchell River National Park from Monday, 8 September, to Friday, 12 September. Students will be involved in a range of exciting outdoor activities while based on the farm, and will then spend some time on an overnight adventure to build their skills and experience in regards to camping in the bush.

Year 8 Girls Camp

The Year 8 girls will be attending Eildon, Wanggai Camp from Monday, 15September, to Friday, 19 September. The Year 8 girls will participate in a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain-bike riding, rafting, low ropes and an Aboriginal cultural session.

Joshua Tribe from Year 5 was selected to represent the Dandenong Baseball Association at the recent U/12 State Winter Championship, where they played against the best representative sides from Victoria.  After two days of very competitive baseball and six games later, the Dandenong Baseball Association emerged victorious.

Leyi Adebayo from Year 7 has been selected to represent Victoria in the School Sport Australia National Championship for the U/12 Boys Basketball categories in Townsville, Queensland.

Leyi Adebayo

Congratulations to Isabella Scaunich from Year 8 who has been selected in the 14/U ISV State Netball team. She will travel to Perth in December to represent Victoria at the National Junior Indoor Sports Championships. Also, good luck to Lara Scaunich from Year 6 who is trialling for a spot in the 12/U team.

Jane Gibbs

Head of Newlands, Keysborough


Newlands Calendar




Girls Sport

The Girls 1st Water Polo team have made a solid start to their 2014 campaign, winning their first two matches before a loss to Caulfield Grammar.


Girls Sport

After three matches, the 1st Girls Water Polo team have recorded wins against Carey Grammar and Geelong College before losing to Caulfield Grammar. The girls’ benefitted from the new water polo bathers, which not only look spectacular but have a wider back, which has improved the functionality of the garment.

The Middle School Girls Water Polo team has yet to record a win, but is narrowing the gap on some very challenging competition, most recently recording a 3 to 7 loss to Caulfield Grammar. The extended water polo squad members competed fiercely in an internal match at Keysborough, which saw the game tied at the final siren. The depth of skill within the Girls Water Polo Program is impressive, with more than 40 girls participating at the Middle School level. 

The Girls Athletics team competed in the annual APS/AGSV meet at Bill Sewart Track in Nunawading last weekend. There were some very encouraging performances in a meet that saw us take on APS competition schools Caulfield Grammar and Carey Grammar for the first time this season. The girls are looking forward to seeing what Wesley College has to offer when they join the competition at Doncaster this weekend.

The Middle School spring sport program has enjoyed some spectacular Saturday mornings at Keysborough, where the girls have been working on their fitness and basic skills through a number of different clinic and training sessions. The Learn to Row program kicked off at Carrum last weekend with a record number of Year 8 girls involved, and triathlon began their spring training campaign at Keysborough with a gruelling running and cycling session.

Stefanie Eade and Libby Lewin

Directors of Girls Sport

Boys Sport

Haileybury’s Years 7A and 8A Water Polo teams remain undefeated after four rounds, with another impressive round of victories over St Kevin’s College and Melbourne Grammar.


Boys Sport

Our track and field athletes continue to enjoy their weekly meets at Doncaster. It has been very pleasing to see the considerable turn out, while some impressive personal best achievements have been recorded in these early weeks. Our Middle School boys have shown considerable grit against key rivals in Melbourne Grammar School, Scotch College and St Kevin’s College. The scene is now set as we head into the final weeks of athletics this term. Preparations will continue to heat up as the team now moves towards the APS finals in early October. 

The 1st Boys Water Polo team enjoyed the weekend off with a bye, while our 10A and 2nd teams played against Scotch College and Carey Grammar School respectively. In competitive matches, our 2nds managed to win 10:7, although our 10As went down 8:3.

Haftu Strintzos has successfully competed at the recent National Cross Country Championships bringing home three medals, including silver in the Australian Under 16 team, silver with the Victorian SSV team and bronze with the Under 16 Relay team.

Reece Caldecourt played at the National Schools Soccer Championships representing Victoria last week in NSW. As a direct result of his performances at this tournament, he has been placed on stand-by for the Australian National Team to tour the UK and Ireland in January 2015.

Middle School cricketers are invited to the opening session of the Robert Rose Cricket Academy, which will be held at the Newlands nets on Thursday, 11 September.

John Headlam

Director of Middle School Boys Sport

Greg Schneiders

Director of Sport Development – Boys


The Arts

Guitar Orchestra

Guitar Orchestra

The end of the VCE year is fast approaching and there is a sense of last performances marking the swansong of a number of our most talented musicians.

astonishing solo performances ...

I was lucky enough to attend the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon concert in the Chapel last weekend and was witness to some astonishing solo performances.


Performing Arts

Edward Chua probably holds the School record for the most performances with senior ensembles, having been playing since Year 4. In a fitting finale to such a long involvement with the Music department, Edward gave us a tour de force presentation with the emotive Scene de Ballet. His great friend and partner in many duets, Allan Tao, matched his efforts with a series of Beethoven variations. Other Year 12s such as Lily Nash and Laura Cripps also shone. Maintaining these high standards is difficult, especially with the high-quality 2014 group leaving soon. However, it is pleasing to note that we have some great classical musicians coming through. One particularly good performer was Howard Wu who is maturing into a sensitive and sophisticated violinist.

The major focus of the coming weeks will be very much on VCE solos, folios and group performances. Assessments start for Music in the first week back, so it is going to be a busy holiday period for many students and staff.

The Tattoo DVDs should be ready for distribution to those who have ordered them this week. If you missed out, there may be the possibility of purchasing them at the various campus receptions from next week on.

Stewart Bell

Director of Performing and Visual Arts



Elizabeth Barcan was the guest clinician at the Flute Masterclass held on Wednesday, 20 August. She worked with our two VCE Music Performance students, Laura Cripps and Maddyson Waugh and the Middle School Flute Quartet (Aishwarya Rao-Nandkumar 7, Frank Chen 8, Anuraag Roy 8 and Georgia Lyras-Musgrave 7). All of the School’s flute students attended and gained a great deal of knowledge, especially in regards to breathing, breath support and changing the focus of the airstream. Liz also did some great movement exercises with the flautists. Following the masterclass, both Maddyson and Laura performed at the Chapel Concert. The Double Reed Ensemble of Joseph Tey 7 (Oboe), Yo Yo Lan 9 (Oboe), Lily Nash 12 (Bassoon), Jed Bellgrove 9 (Bassoon) and Mrs Pauline Coates (Cor Anglais) also performed a very fun piece entitled Ahoy Sailor!


The Grigoryan Brothers’ Concert with Haileybury Guitar Students was held on Thursday, 28 August. The concert was a success with many fantastic performances by student guitar groups and soloists. In the second half of the concert, Slava and Lenny did not disappoint; performing with mastery and elegance, leaving the audience spellbound.  Look out for this premier guitar concert again next year.


It was a very pleasant afternoon indeed as the David Bradshaw Chapel filled with the mellifluous sounds of string, choral, brass, woodwind and pipe organ music. Many senior students took the opportunity to play a piece from their VCE Performance program and chamber ensembles presented items in a variety of musical styles. The afternoon tea served in the Wings Café is always a highlight and this year was no exception.

Amanda Rowarth

Head of Music

Visual Arts

Look out for details of the VCE Units 3&4 Visual Arts, Media, Technology and Hospitality Exhibition early next term. This year, the students have come up with the intriguing title of Egg. This will have all the best of our VCE students’ work on display in the Ralph Hill Gallery and surrounds. Our Hospitality students will also be showing off their talents in a practical way, with finger food and drinks for all those attending.

Bruce Norton

Head of Visual Arts


The Haileybury Community

A strong sense of community

A strong sense of community

Haileybury celebrates a strong sense of community

Read more about upcoming events from:

Haileybury Mothers Association

Edrington Parents and Friends 

Newlands Parents and Friends 

Castlefield Parents and Friends

Fastlane Aquatics 

Heart to Heart 


Haileybury Mothers Association

What a wonderful time we all enjoyed at the Green Olive Winery in Red Hill yesterday! The occasion was the Annual HMA Spring Winery Luncheon, and with 55 HMA members in attendance, the peace and quiet of the Mornington Peninsula was certainly shattered! A very special thank you must go to Marni Beretta and Kate Smith for all their tireless efforts in organising this very happy social outing for us all.

Our next HMA meeting will be a fun one!  Mr Graeme Leys, Head of Senior Boys, and Mr Mark Harrop, Head of MS (Boys) and Senior Deputy Head of Newlands, will entertain us with their rendition of Haileybury's answer to the TED Talks...the HED Talks! These two extremely experienced teachers will also allow us a very clear insight into our sons' educations. Bring a friend along to the Barney Allen Centre, Senior School, Keysborough Campus at 10.00 am on Tuesday, 9 September. Light refreshments will be served.

Just a reminder that the HMA Uniform Shop will be open today from 1.00 to 3.45 pm, and also on Saturday, 6 September, from 9.00 to 11.00 am. We are very well stocked with summer uniforms and ready to assist you with your uniform requirements. Enter through Gate 3 at the Keysborough Campus.  We also sell the famous Haileybury golf umbrellas...a bargain at $35 and a very necessary item on those rainy Saturday mornings when you are supporting your children at Haileybury sport!

HMA, along with the Haileybury Institute, is also delighted to announce an evening with Mr John Fleming on Wednesday, 29 October. Details are to follow soon.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming Edrington Silver Anniversary Ball!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Kymme Fujihara

President, HMA

0419 329 731

Edrington Parents and Friends


What a busy week; with our first stall on Tuesday for the ELC followed by our Junior School stall on Thursday. The excitement filled the air from all the children choosing that perfect gift for dad. A big thank you to all our volunteers who helped on stall day and with the set-up.

Wishing all our dads a Happy Fathers Day!


With the beginning of the AFL finals, what better way to celebrate than with a traditional footy pie!

Thank you to everyone for supporting this and making it a huge success.


The Spring Fashion Parade will be held on the evening of Thursday, 16 October, in the John Twist Hall. Many local boutiques will be displaying their new-season fashions. Sponsorship and donation letters will be sent out shortly, along with invitations to this event. All monies raised from this event will be donated to local charities.

For any enquiries or if you would like to assist with this event, please contact Melissa Hogg-Marshall.


With the new term, students will be back in their summer uniforms. We have lots of great quality uniform items in stock, including grey elasticised and grey tab shorts in various sizes, culotte sets and grey short-sleeve shirts, also in most sizes. Black sports caps and bucket hats are also available.

Opening hours are:

Tuesday, 9 September – 8.30 to 10.00 am

Tuesday, 16 September – 8.30 to 10.00 am.

Tanya Blackledge

President, Edrington Parents & Friends

Newlands Parents and Friends

The Cancer Council’s Relay for Life will be HPFN’s final event for 2014. This special event will be held on 11 and 12 October, at Duncan McKinnon Athletics Track, Murrumbeena. We encourage all families to participate in this memorable occasion. Relay for Life is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services. We have set ourselves a target of $5,000 so that we may donate funds to the Cancer Council in memory of Mr Casey. Click here to download the flyer.

Featuring live music, singing, dancing, face painting, jumping castles, sports clinics and much more; this is an event for the whole family. To participate, please contact HPFN Secretary Beth Grech. You can also keep up to date on our Facebook page: ‘HPFN Relay for Life’. 

Over the coming weeks, HPFN will be organising a range of activities to raise money towards this worthy cause. Currently, we have two tempting lolly jars at the Newlands Administration Office. Guess the correct number of jelly beans and chocolate frogs and you could win the entire contents of the jar!

Next week we are celebrating Pink Ribbon Day. Join us on Friday, 12 September, for everything pink! HPFN will have a stall with lots of sweets and treats available for students to purchase.

We also have our popular Digital Parenting Workshop ‘Too Much Too Soon’ on Monday, 8 September, at 7.00 pm in the Resource Centre.

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Finally, we wish all the fathers a wonderful day on Sunday. Thank you to our wonderful parents who assisted with the Fathers Day stalls this week. Special thanks to Kymme Fujihara who supplied all the wonderful gifts for the stalls.

Cheryl Coombs

President, Newlands Parents & Friends

Castlefield Parents and Friends

Over the past week, the HPFC have received an influx of very amusing ‘dad’ jokes from the ELC, Junior School and Middle School classes that featured in our Fathers Day Stall promotions. Keep an eye out around the School this week for the amazing posters designed by talented Castlefield Mum Sarndra Byrom featuring the jokes. They are sure to make you smile.

Michelle Addison and Fiona Grenda once again put together a fun and fabulous variety of gifts for the kids to purchase for their dad, granddad or special person on Thursday. Thanks to everyone who assisted on the day.

The HPFC wishes all of the Haileybury dads a Happy Fathers Day for Sunday and we hope you enjoy the gifts your children put so much thought into choosing for you.

Nicole Piastri

President, Castlefield Parents and Friends

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2016 Scholarship Applications

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Scholarship Applications - Apply Now

Scholarship applications for entry in 2016 are now open.

Scholarships are available at all campuses.

Academic and Music Scholarships are available to current students entering Years 7 and 10 and are awarded based on a testing and interview process.

Scholarship testing will take place at all campuses on Saturday, 8 November 2014, at 8.30 am.

Applications close Friday, 24 October 2014.


2016 Scholarship Applications

Scholarship testing will take place on Saturday, 8 November 2014, at all campuses. Auditions for Music Scholarships will take place between 27 October and 14 November 2014.

The round involves an examination followed by interviews for selected candidates, with successful candidates notified early in Term 1. A non-refundable fee, currently $100, is charged to students who participate in the Annual Scholarship Round.

To be eligible for an Academic Scholarship at Haileybury the applicant needs to sit the scholarship exam as outlined above.  Also available are Haileybury Foundation Scholarships which are academic based and means tested.  These Haileybury Foundation Scholarships may be of a higher amount than our standard Academic Scholarship.  To be eligible for a Haileybury Foundation Scholarship, the application must include the two latest taxation returns of both parents.

Academic/Music (for entry into Years 5, 7 and 10)

The Academic Scholarship Program for entering Year 5 in 2016 is available to external students only. Years 7 and 10 Academic/Music Scholarships for a 2016 entry are available to both current and external students.

At the discretion of the Principal, a number of Academic/Music Scholarships are awarded to students in Years 4, 6 and 9 for entry into Years 5, 7 and 10 at Berwick, Brighton or Keysborough.

Academic/Music Scholarships are tenable until the student has completed Year 12 and cover the School's tuition fee or a fraction thereof. The Haileybury entrance fee, administrative charge and any levies are still payable.  Academic/Music Scholarships are awarded during the Annual Scholarship Round in November each year on the basis of a common examination and interview. The examination is conducted by an independent testing agency. Students applying for an Instrumental Scholarship are also required to audition. 

Students applying for a Music Scholarship must be studying at least one instrument at the following minimum AMEB Grade level or equivalent:

Year 7: AMEB Grade 2 for Voice.  AMEB Grade 5 for Pianoforte or Violin.  AMEB Grade 4 for other instruments.

Year 10: AMEB Grade 4 for Voice.  AMEB Grade 6 for Pianoforte or Violin.  AMEB Grade 5 for other instruments.

For audition, students must present:

A piece on their first instrument (accompaniment will be available)

Prepared sight reading (provided a few days before the audition)

Aural Tests (at the AMEB level expected).

Music Scholarships are tenable until the student has completed Year 12 and normally cover the School's tuition fee or a fraction thereof and the whole of the instrumental tuition fee, usually for the principal instrument. The Haileybury entrance fee, administrative charge and any levies are still payable.

A commitment to perform in Haileybury ensembles and/or choirs is an essential condition of holding a Music Scholarship and can be reviewed by the Head of Music at any time.

Parents of students who are recipients of a Music Scholarship are expected to attend performances and become members of the Music Parents Support Group.

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