ISSUE 12In This Issue

Welcome to Insight
Haileybury Ranked No.1 in Australia
Students to represent Australia in Water Polo
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From the Principal

From the Principal
Derek Scott

Welcome to Insight, Haileybury’s new format newsletter. Insight replaces the e-news which had been in place for three years. The e-news replaced the PDF newsletter which was in place for four years; and this replaced the paper newsletter which had been in place for 116 years!

Technology is of course changing the nature of our communications with parents and students.

We hope you like the new format.


From the Principal

Haileybury: An Australian Education Leader

The feature article in this edition of Insight highlights Haileybury students’ exceptional academic performance. The Australian newspaper ranked Haileybury first of all the open entry co-education primary schools in Australia and second of all the open entry co-education secondary schools in the country. This result demonstrates the strength of the Haileybury program and the commitment of all in the community to academic excellence as a goal.

Haileybury’s nationwide reputation was enhanced further when Deputy Principal John Fleming was appointed by the Federal Government to be Deputy Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. The new Chair is John Hattie, a world-renowned expert on effective teaching practices based at Melbourne University.

Education Minister Christopher Pyne, in announcing Deputy Principal Fleming’s appointment, noted, “The first step to achieving a quality to lift the quality, professionalism and status of the teaching profession.”  Haileybury is pleased to be leading the way in Australia in doing this.

Derek Scott



Haileybury Ranked No.1 in Australia

Haileybury Ranked No.1 in Australia

Haileybury Ranked No.1 in Australia

By Derek Scott, Principal

Haileybury has been ranked the number one private co-education primary school in Australia according to The Australian newspaper.  Haileybury was also ranked the number two open entry co-education secondary school in Australia.

Haileybury is a leader in the country in driving teacher quality.

The outstanding performance reflects Haileybury’s focus on teacher quality and the excellent partnership that exists between Haileybury parents and teachers.


Haileybury Ranked No.1 in Australia

Haileybury has been ranked the number one private co-education primary school in Australia according to The Australian newspaper. Haileybury was also ranked the number two open entry co-education secondary school in Australia.

The outstanding performance reflects Haileybury’s focus on teacher quality and the excellent partnership that exists between Haileybury parents and teachers. These two factors work well within the structure of parallel education and small class sizes.

The Australian based its rankings on national testing results in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy conducted at Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Haileybury has always been a supporter of the national testing program introduced by the Federal Labour Government in 2008. The program has ensured that schools are focusing on the core responsibility of educators – teaching students literacy and numeracy.

Senior Vice Principal Craig Glass, Vice Principal and Head of Senior School Pam Chamberlain, and Deputy Principal John Fleming are the key people driving the relentless focus on teacher quality as the most important component of these strong academic outcomes.

Haileybury is a leader in the country in driving teacher quality and, as a part of its program, has:

an appointment process that emphasises a high level of academic achievement

a requirement that teachers are observed teaching before being appointed

a rigorous performance appraisal process

extensive classroom visits and observations coupled with mentoring

detailed analysis of data for teacher and student improvement

a coaching program available to all staff

performance-based pay

a close linking of successful academic outcomes for students with teachers’ professional outcomes.

Further recognition of Haileybury’s performance has come with the appointment of Deputy Principal Fleming as the Deputy Chairman of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership. In making the announcement of the appointment, Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne said, “The first step to achieving a quality education…is to lift the quality, professionalism and status of the teaching profession.” It is not surprising he turned to one of Haileybury’s leaders to support this goal.

The rankings released by The Australian represent the average performance of all students in the School. The result is exceptional given that Haileybury is the largest independent school in Australia and there are 10,000 schools in the country.


Campus Reports

Senior School

I hope you have all enjoyed the time away from the usual school routine.  I find that I am usually able to catch up on my newspaper and journal reading when the weather is cold and wet.


It is wonderful to welcome all families back from the semester vacation and, in particular, to welcome our new families to the Haileybury community.  Term 3 commences on Tuesday, 15 July.


Term 3 brings with it great excitement as we prepare for the Edrington Tattoo, Because We Can.  Tickets are now on sale for the August 4 and 5 performances.


Welcome to Term 3. The Tattoo ‘Because we can’ will certainly be a highlight of this term on Wednesday, 13, and Thursday, 14 August. Tickets are now on sale now – an adult ticket costs $30 and a concession ticket costs $20.


Senior School Report

I hope you have all enjoyed the time away from the usual school routine.  I find that I am usually able to catch up on my newspaper and journal reading when the weather is cold and wet, and I was interested to see an article, Text-messaging isn’t, like, ruining young people’s grammar, at (19/6/14) by Nenagh Kemp, Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania.  As the title suggests, Kemp explains that research conducted in the UK showed that “grammatical violations in the text messages of children, adolescents, and adults do not reflect a decline in grammatical knowledge.  Young people seem well aware that different types of communication require different ways of writing.  As long as young writers can maintain this awareness, then the violations of grammar common in digital communication need not be perceived as a reduction in writing skill, but rather as the addition of an alternative, casual style to the writer’s repertoire.”  As an English teacher, I was very pleased to see how technology is contributing to the flexibility of young people’s communication skills.  There is no doubt that in our complex world, young people need to be able to adapt to the many different circumstances they may encounter.

Congratulations to our Aerobics teams who competed so well at the State Finals. We have (as usual) many teams going to the Nationals and we are all proud of the great representation Haileybury will have at the National competition.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is something that many Haileyburians are interested in and congratulations go to Liam and Thomas Wegner (OH ’13 RE) who have been awarded the highest Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Gold Award. The Gold Award requires the individual to undertake a regular  12-month commitment in each  of  the components of  service, skill, physical recreation and two four-day expeditions where they have to show competence in the field with their navigation, menu planning and group management skills. As the Gold Award is such a prestigious award and requires a huge commitment, the School acknowledges students who achieved this award with their name on an honour board. Both Liam and Thomas will receive their awards at Government House from the Governor of Victoria later this year.

Senior School Report

At our last assembly for Term 2, we heard from Dean Antos (Yr 11 CA) and Ruthran Selvaratnam (Yr 12 BR) who presented a report about the Duke of Edinburgh expedition to Lake Tarli Karn. The report is printed below. During the September holidays (22-25 September) there will be an expedition to Feathertop and from 7-17 December, the opportunity to raft the Snowy or Franklin River will be offered to all Senior School students who wish to complete the award or just participate in these great trips. If you are interested in completing the award or attending the trips, please contact Ms Visick.

I look forward to seeing Senior School students at Keysborough on Tuesday, 15 July.

Duke of Edinburgh Report

On Monday, 7 April, in our first week of the Easter holidays, a group of eight determined students, including myself, embarked on a journey along the Victorian National Alpine region towards Lake Tali-Karn.

The lake, as you can see here, is one of the most beautiful, naturally created lakes that we have here in Victoria. It is one of the very few untouched lakes that was created through tectonic plate movements hundreds of years ago. Although the weather was foggy and damp, we could still see how the lake was an attraction to many adventurous hikers.

We woke up before dawn on Monday to embark on our journey towards the region not too far from Mount Buller or Licolla (a town with one dog and two sheep). Our first day was challenging as we were dropped off at the wrong point and began crossing rivers and following unmarked animal trails to our initial drop-off area. After an exhausting few hours, we finally began the actual hike on the correct trail. A kilometre down the trail we suffered our second set-back of the camp, with a group member spraining her ankle. That forced us to have to find an unmarked campsite where we could stay for the night as nightfall loomed. With only 1km down towards the lake, we had a lot of ground to make up the following day; special credit goes to Nat who persevered with the help of the group to continue on with the camp.

Senior School Report

Lake Tali-Karn pushed the boundaries for many of us with some claiming it to be the very first camp they had been on.  We managed to live off the land to some extent, by treating the creek water. One of the challenges for many of us was cooking tucker. Many of the groups brought noodles as they were easy to cook in two minutes.

Overall we did about 35km, in what became three days, and also reached 1074m above sea level and as we found ourselves at the summit, we were overwhelmed with success and accomplishment.

It was a rewarding camp that taught us many things about our lakes here in Victoria and also strengthened our teamwork skills and endurance. We highly recommend the camps that the Duke of Edinburgh and Senior School Adventure Club offer.

Pam Chamberlain

Vice Principal & Head of Senior School


Senior School Calendar



Castlefield Report

On Monday, 14 July, prior to our students commencing Term 3, all staff will be involved in a regular Professional Development Day.  This provides all staff the opportunity to be involved in learning and training opportunities.  The outcomes of the day will continue to see Haileybury developing and implementing approaches to teaching and learning that represent the world’s best practice.

Please note that the AGM for the Haileybury Parents & Friends of Castlefield (HPFC) is scheduled for Monday, 4 August, commencing at 7.30 pm in the Dickinson Hall.  I encourage any member of the Castlefield community to attend if you have an interest in the School and its wider community.

A limited amount of tickets are available for next month’s Tattoo.  They can be purchased through the School’s website at Trybooking.  If families have any difficulties buying their tickets, please let us know in the office – we can help.

I congratulate the Middle School students on receiving their Semester 1 School Academic Colours. Click here to read the full list.

Castlefield Report


Parent-Teacher Interview Bookings

We are moving to bring the ELC Parent-Teacher Interview booking system in line with the rest of the School.  This will require parents to access go2 online. If parents have misplaced their go2 log-in details, please email IT or ring directly on 9904 6060. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 22 July.


100 Days of School

The Prep and Year 1 students will be celebrating their 100th Day of School on Monday, 28 July. Please be reminded that the students in these year levels are asked to bring 100 small, manageable items to School in a named plastic bag. These items could be 100 pieces of macaroni, 100 buttons, 100 sequins, 100 feathers, 100 pictures from a magazine, 100 acorns or 100 pegs.

Let the imagination run wild; anything goes, as long as the students can carry them all in one plastic bag, without assistance. The students will be comparing, counting, weighing and measuring their items in their classrooms throughout the week.

There will be a special celebration on Monday, 28 July, at 9.45 am in the Dickinson Hall.  All classes will be presented with a 100 Days of School certificate.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Castlefield Report


Term 3 promises to be a busy one with numerous Tattoo preparations continuing for students of all ages. This event is a great opportunity to showcase the many and diverse talents of both students and staff.

Academically, students should have reflected on their reports and re-established clear learning goals for the coming semester. Parent-Teacher Interviews that commence on Tuesday, 22 July, provide a great opportunity to discuss the progress students made in Semester 1 and how their actions can further enhance future achievement. All students should begin Term 3 with clear learning goals in mind and focus on specific learning behaviours that will enable them to realise these goals.

Scott Doran

Head of Castlefield, Brighton


Castlefield Calendar



Edrington Report

Welcome back to Term 3 and the excitement of the Edrington Tattoo. Students from Year 1 to Year 8 will be busy polishing their performances for you this term in preparation for the shows on Monday, 4, and Tuesday, 5 August, in Aikman Hall at Keysborough.  We look forward to this very special and memorable event.

Book Now

Please remember that from the start of Term 3, we operate on our new bell times. The School day commences at 8.30 am for Junior and Middle School students. Yard duty teachers will still commence from 8.00 am each morning. Our ELC will open at 8.40 am every day. The conclusion of the day sees ELC finishing at 3.15 pm, Junior School classes concluding at 3.30 pm and Middle School at 3.45 pm.

Across this semester you will start to see changes to the traffic conditions near the ELC, Junior School and Middle School car parks to increase the number of car parks available and improve traffic flow. Thank you for your feedback on this.  We hope this, paired with more staggered bell times, will help improve traffic congestion around the campus.

We look forward to seeing you all at Parent-Teacher Interviews on Thursday, 17 July (Middle School only) and Tuesday, 22 July (ELC, Junior and Middle School).

Edrington Report


ELC Door Code

As the ELC focuses on exceeding each of the National Quality Standards, we have recently focused on Children’s Health and Safety and, as a result, will be installing a keypad entry system at both entrance doors to the ELC.

ELC families and OHSC families will receive the entry code shortly, which will allow access between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm on weekdays.  This code will be changed each semester to ensure the security of the centre and the children in our care.  A door bell will also be installed should you forget your code or for visitors. Please see Sally Robertson should you have any queries.

Commemorative Bunting

Each child has had the opportunity to decorate a hessian flag to commemorate Edrington’s 25th year, with 25 objects.  During the term break, a class representative has kindly sewn the flags together to make a commemorative bunting.  They will be on display at various School events for all to admire.

Edrington Report


Social Justice

Social Justice is a vital component of life at Edrington and at the end of Term 2, a group of Junior School students were invited to the Royal Children’s Hospital to present our donation of $7,135.35. The students were taken on a tour of this wonderful facility and saw first-hand how the raised funds contribute to the success of this iconic hospital.  While there, the students were shown some of the attractions and time out zones that the patients had access to and were also told about future plans and developments the hospital has. We now look forward to assisting the Heart Foundation in our next initiative, Jump Rope for Heart, which will be launched in our first week of Term 3.

Junior School Leaders

We wish to extend our thanks to our Semester 1 leaders on an outstanding job in their elected positions. Their positivity, initiative and leadership have been evident across the Junior School. On Friday, 18 July, we will induct our new Class Captains and Student Representative Council members at our assembly in the John Twist Hall at 2.45 pm.  New Year 4 leaders will also be elected and announced in the first week of Term 3.

Edrington Report


Term 3 in the Middle School is set to be busy as the Semester 2 program continues.  Parent-Teacher Interviews are scheduled over two nights – Thursday, 17 July, 4.00 to 6.00 pm and Tuesday, 22 July, 4.00 to 9.00 pm. Bookings can be made via go2.

The Tattoo is fast approaching and our Art teams have been busy over the holidays working on props and costumes. The rehearsal schedule is gaining momentum with the first of the weekend rehearsals scheduled for Sunday, 20 July. The whole Middle School cast is required at the John Twist Hall from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, while Team Tattoo cast members are required to remain until 4.00 pm.

Round 2 of the Years 7 and 8 Book Club is scheduled for Friday, 25 July.  All students were issued with their books prior to the holiday break, so they should be ready to participate fully in this program.

The Year 5 boys will set out on their camp to Phillip Island in Week 3, on Monday, 28 July. This begins a busy term for camps at Edrington, with Year 6 boys and girls and the Years 7 and 8 girls’ also attending camp this term.

The girls’ locker bay underwent minor building works over the holiday break to make the space bigger and more user friendly for the girls.

A big congratulations to our Boys Aerobics team for winning the All-Boys Victorian State Title. Our girls teams should be congratulated for their outstanding efforts; both put in brilliant performances and finished in the top 10 in the state in their divisions.

Kristy Kendall

Head of Edrington, Berwick


Edrington Calendar



Newlands Report

Parent-Teacher Interviews

ELC, Junior School and Middle School Parent-Teacher Interviews are scheduled for:

Middle School – Thursday, 17 July, from 4.00 to 6.00 pm and Tuesday, 22 July, from 4.00 to 6.00 pm and 7.00 to 9.00 pm.

Junior School – Tuesday, 22 July, from 4.00 to 6.00 pm and 7.00 to 9.00 pm.

ELC – Thursday, 24 July, and Tuesday, 29 July.  Bookings for ELC interviews can be made directly with your child’s teacher.

Parent-Teacher Interviews provide an excellent opportunity for teachers to communicate students’ strengths and weaknesses in respective subjects, and discuss plans for Semester 2.

Online appointments can be made during the term break.  Should you have difficulty making online appointments on go2, please telephone the Newlands Office on 9904 6002 between 9.30 am and 2.00 pm or our IT Helpdesk on 9904 6060.

Coffee now available at Newlands Canteen

Sodexo has installed an Espresso Coffee machine at Newlands.  This means that you can now purchase your favourite take-away coffee between 8.00 am and 2.30 pm at the Newlands Campus.

As an introduction, you are invited to enjoy a free coffee on the first day of Term 3 on Tuesday, 15 July, between 8.00 and 9.00 am.

Newlands Report


LOTE Week celebrations at Newlands will take place from Monday, 21 July, to Friday, 25 July.  During this particular week, students will be engaged in a number of different activities which will aim to further develop their cultural awareness.  Some of the activities will include: an International Dish Competition; Crepe, Sushi and Chinese Days; cultural and linguistic quizzes; soccer games; a French Monument Model Making Competition; Manga drawings; a Taiko Drum performance; a French cooking show; an African dance performance; and numerous class activities and games.  LOTE Week will be an educational, culturally enriching and fun-filled week for our Newlands students and staff.


Professional Development

On the first day of term, the ELC staff will attend a professional development session on Indigenous Awareness in the Early Learning Program.  They will discuss the importance of acknowledging Aboriginal culture within the ELC, and explore ways to develop the program to be reflective of all Australia’s diversity.  The ELC has invited an Elder of the Greater Dandenong Aboriginal community to come to speak to the children, tell stories and discuss their role in sharing Aboriginal culture within the community.

Responsible Pet Program

On Friday, 25 July, Pre-Prep children and parents are invited to participate in a Responsible Pet Program, conducted by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  The program educates children and parents on how they can live safely with dogs.  This includes learning what to do if they are approached by an aggressive or angry dog and the correct way to approach a dog.  The Pet Educator will discuss how to provide a safe home environment in relation to the supervision of dogs and children.  The Pet Educator will be accompanied by a suitability tested dog.  The parent session will be 9.00 to 9.45 am in Room 4 and the children’s session will follow.

Newlands Report


Prep Excursion

Prep students will be visiting Chesterfield Farm on Thursday, 17 July.  Please complete the permission slip and return it to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, 15 July.

Leadership Assembly

Our Leadership Induction Assembly will take place on Friday, 25 July, commencing at 2.50 pm in the Berthon Hall.

Tattoo Costume Working Bees

In Term 3, students from Years 1 to 4 will participate in the Haileybury Tattoo.  For this performance, the students will have the opportunity to perform at Aikman Hall.  Ms Julia Goodall Young is coordinating costumes for the Years 1 and 2 students.  Any support from parents, grandparents or friends with cutting out or sewing costumes would be warmly appreciated.  If you are able to assist, either at School or at home, please contact Ms Goodall Young in person or via


Year 5 Boys Camp

The Year 5 Boys Outdoor Experience Program will be held at Phillip Island Adventure Resort from Monday, 28 July, to Friday, 1 August.

Adventure Club Camp

The Adventure Club end-of-year camp will be held at Christian Youth Camp in Phillip Island.  The camp will take place from Monday, 8 December, to Friday, 12 December.  This camp is for Years 5, 6 and 7 students only. Limited places are available.  Permission slips can be collected from the Newlands Office.  

Jane Gibbs

Head of Newlands, Keysborough


Newlands Calendar




Girls Sport

Sprinter Ashleigh Whittaker (OH 2011) has been selected in the Athletics team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.  Ashleigh has featured recently in the media, modeling the athletes’ uniform.


Girls Sport


Haileybury was represented by 20 teams and individuals at the School Aerobics State Finals on the first weekend of the holidays.  Sixteen team and individual entries secured a berth at the National Championships.

Congratulations to Head of Aerobics Jacqui Back, Captains Alice Stuart and Jessie Hurley, and the Aerobics team on their high standard of performance.

The final girls results were:

Open A – Gold, Open B – Gold, Pre-Senior Stage 2 – Silver, Old Skool Aerobics – Gold, Rachel Capp (Old Skool) – Silver, Old Skool Trio – Silver, Castlefield 7/8 B – Bronze, Newlands 7/8 B 4th, Secondary Aerobics – Silver.


On the first weekend of the holidays, the Hockey team had their final match before the re-draw, and consolidated their position of 2nd on the ladder with a convincing win over PEGS. This result sets up matches against Caulfield Grammar and Carey Grammar in the first two weeks of Term 3, before they meet Wesley College in the premiership match on 2 August. The girls are also looking forward to a hit-out against an international touring team from Sussex on 17 July.

The Cross Country team also competed in the State Relays with the Under 15 Girls winning Bronze. Emma Pollard and Bree Warren were invited to nominate for Team Vic selection.

At the conclusion of the winter season, the APS schools compete against AGSV schools in cross country, basketball, netball and soccer, and against the best of the GSV schools in hockey.  The following girls have been nominated to represent the APS – basketball: Courtney Wilkins, Abbey Chernishoff and Lana Hollingsworth; cross country: Bree Warren and Emma Pollard; hockey: Megan Anderson, Brooke Anderson and Rebecca Guy; netball: Ashlee Browning, Alex Duff, Danielle Frawley, Rebecca Knott and Lucy Pearce; soccer: Alessi Teubler and Rhea Schreuder.

Stefanie Eade and Libby Lewin

Directors of Girls Sport

Boys Sport

The Haileybury Water Polo program continues to develop outstanding players. Recently two young Haileyburians, Alex Le Maistre and Jackson Summers, were selected as members of the touring Australian Youth Water Polo Teams.  Both boys will travel to Europe in August and play with their respective teams. This is an outstanding achievement and we congratulate both boys.


Boys Sport

Haileybury has a number of State football representatives this year whom we congratulate:

U18 Victorian Metro – Sean McLaren 

U18 Victorian County – Kieran Collins

U16 Victorian Metro – Hamish Brayshaw and Cameron Polson

U16 Victorian Country – Luke Dalmau and Josh Battle

U15 Victorian Schoolboys – Gianluca Cappiello.

Parents should note that, due to the first day of Term 3 being a Tuesday, all sport training will be held on the first day of school. Boys should be ready to participate in a full round of sport matches on Saturday, 19 July. For all Years 7 to 12 boys, winter sport rounds continue until Saturday, 2 August.

For all Years 5 and 6 boys, the Term 3 sport competition will commence with training on Wednesday in the first week of term.  This will be followed by a round of Primary Sport of Hockey, Basketball and Soccer in the second week of term.

Click here for your invitation to the Haileybury Football social and fundraising event of the year.

John Headlam

Director of Middle School Boys Sport

Greg Schneiders

Director of Sport Development – Boys


The Arts

Book your Tattoo tickets today.

Book your Tattoo tickets today.

The Performing Arts will hit a new high in Term 3 with the Tattoo and numerous music performances. Students and staff have been working hard to bring you an amazing array of performances during July, August and September.

The Tattoo is a performance for people of all ages and will not disappoint. Don’t miss out and book your tickets today.

Aria Night will kick off the term of Performing Arts, followed by the six nights of Tattoo performances. We welcome everyone to attend these events.


Performing Arts


After a well-earned break, staff and students will be charged up for the quick build-up to Tattoo 2014. Our maintenance team has been hard at work building the set and the new configuration looks very good.  It will offer teachers a lot more scope with the overall space available and far more levels to play with. The catwalk looks great and will add an element of intimacy with the audience which we have not been able to manage before. Our sound system has been boosted with the addition of two more arrays of speakers and I am sure you will notice a difference in the sound balance and overall power. Lights will go in at the end of the first week to allow us time to program an appropriately spectacular support to the students’ performances.

Ticket sales have been exceptionally good and I would advise those who have left the decision to buy until now, to get in quick. We have no provision for extending the season due to demand, and once we sell out we have no options to offer for those who have missed out.

Book Now

Stewart Bell

Director of Performing and Visual Arts


ARIA NIGHT – an evening of vocal music from Haileybury’s singers

Our top Years 9 to12 singers will come together to perform as soloists at the Aria Night on Wednesday, 23 July, in the David Bradshaw Chapel, 7.30 – 9.00 pm. Each of, up to nine singers will perform two pieces; an aria from an opera and an Art Song. Performances will be independently adjudicated by renowned voice teacher and singer Curtis Bayliss, with awards being made for the best performances for both boys and girls and for a developing singer. For the first time, successful students will be awarded one of the three trophies that have been presented by the newly-formed Haileybury Choral Society.

In addition, Haileybury’s senior choirs – Haileybury Singers, Senior Boys and Girls Vocal Ensembles – will perform short programs.

All members of the School community are invited to attend this special event.  There is no charge for admission.

Amanda Rowarth

Head of Music


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 

Haileybury Foundation 

Edrington Parents and Friends 

Castlefield Parents and Friends

Newlands Parents and Friends

Old Haileyburians Association 


Haileybury Mothers Association

I hope all our Haileybury community are enjoying their holidays!

We are delighted to announce that our next HMA meeting will be held in the second week of Term 3 on Tuesday, 22 July, at 10.00 am. We are grateful to the Newlands community and the Head of Campus, Ms Jane Gibbs, for not only hosting our meeting but also graciously inviting us to view the newly appointed Newlands Girls Middle School. Ms Gibbs will be our dynamic guest speaker; one that we know you will not want to miss!  We will meet in the Newlands Girls Middle School, Room 3. Please call into the Newlands Reception (via Gate 3, Springvale Road) if you would like directions and the lovely staff will only be too pleased to assist. Light refreshments will be served.

As the Haileybury Mothers Association draws membership from all our Haileybury community, we are the umbrella parent organisation for the whole of Haileybury. We are not just associated with one campus but all campuses. To this end, for those of you who are not aware, the HMA visit each campus once a year and this time it is our chance to see the Newlands Campus in action. Don't forget, everyone is a member; please come along and learn what makes our marvellous School tick! Do not hesitate to bring a friend; the more the merrier. HMA truly embraces the School motto...We are one, we are Haileybury.

The HMA also runs a pre-loved uniform shop, which is located at the Keysborough Campus. It is totally staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers. We will open again on Friday, 18 July, 1.00 to 4.00 pm. Don't hesitate to call in and grab a bargain. We are only too willing to assist. If you would like to volunteer, your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

The HMA would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Haileybury community a great start to Term 3! Enjoy!

Kymme Fujihara

President, Haileybury Mothers Association

Haileybury Foundation

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

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.

Diversity defines the Haileybury experience, which makes it unlike any other independent school in Australia.  And through the establishment of the Haileybury Scholarship Fund, the School is committed to an affordable education of students from every background. Your gift will not only make a difference to an individual student, but also to our wonderful School.

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.

Donate Now

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.

Russell Davidson

Director of School Development & Alumni Relations

Edrington Parents and Friends


AGM – 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 via email. 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 and Friends

Term 2 was a busy, but very successful one for the HPFC. The $1,000 that was raised from our Mother’s Day Stall has recently been donated to McAuley Care, which provides services for homeless women and children or those escaping family violence.

Guest speaker Elliot Costello from Y-Generation Against Poverty (YGAP) spoke at our annual Mother’s Day Luncheon about YGAP’s enterprises, including the 5cent Campaign, which Castlefield is currently supporting. With the money raised from this event, the HPFC were thrilled to be able to donate $2,500 to this worthy charity too.

This term, the HPFC will be working with the Hazlitt Club to provide a tempting variety of sweet and savoury foods for purchase prior to the Castlefield Tattoo on Friday, 8 August. Items available will include gourmet sausage rolls, roast beef rolls, gluten-free brownies and rocky road – just the thing to enjoy with something to drink before the show.

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up on Monday, 4 August.  As well as organising some more interesting guest speakers for the rest of our HPFC meetings throughout Term 3, plans have already been made for the September Fathers Day Stall and the children’s end-of-term disco. Time will also be devoted this term to preparing for our carnival in Term 4.

Nicole Piastri

President, Castlefield Parents & Friends

Newlands Parents and Friends

Everything is Awesome, Say Geronimo and Let it Go were just some of the songs that could be heard emanating from Berthon Hall at the end of Term 2.  Combined with crazy hats, glow sticks and the talented DJ skills of some of our Middle School students, the annual Newlands Disco was a hit with students and teachers.  The popular dance moves of Gangnam Style and the Conga Line also made several appearances.  A special thank you must go to the teachers and students for making the Newlands Disco such a memorable occasion and to Kymme Fujihara for her never-ending supply of glow products.

Term 3 is again an action-packed term for our wonderful Newlands community.  We are focusing on families connecting with each other, with a couple of fun family events planned.  On the evening of Thursday, 24 July, we will hold a Student Jump at our local Trampoline Park – Xtreme Air.  Bookings can be made by clicking here.

On Monday, 11 August, there is a movie afternoon planned at Village Southland on our student-free day.  Stay tuned for further details.

Our next Coffee Bytes workshop with Robyn Treyvaud will focus on ‘The Like and Selfies Generation’.  Likes, follows, re-tweets and favourites are the social currency of this generation.  This is a discussion not to be missed.  To reserve your seat, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you all at these events.

Cheryl Coombs

President, Newlands Parents & Friends

Old Haileyburians Association


Tuesday, 22 July
Haileybury Keysborough

Free event – all invited

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OHA Sports Management 


Wednesday, 20 August
The Savoy Tavern, Melbourne CBD (across from Southern Cross Station)

All invited

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