ISSUE 22In This Issue

Australia-China Achievement Award
Speech Night
2015 School Captains
Carol Service


From the Principal

From the Principal
Derek Scott


Haileybury has enjoyed an excellent year in delivering strong student outcomes in the three key areas – academic, social justice and international outlook.  It has also been a good year in sport, drama, music and debating.


From the Principal

Following on from exceptional national testing results, which saw the School ranked the number one co-education primary school in the country and the number two ranked independent co-education secondary school in the country, we keenly await the VCE results, which will be released on Monday, 15 December.

The School's commitment to social justice and international outlook was acknowledged recently when Timor Leste student Daniel Putra de Jesus was presented with a VCE Leadership Award at Parliament House. Haileybury delivers the VCE in Timor Leste in partnership with the Dili International School. Haileybury Senior School students raised money to sponsor Daniel's scholarship to complete his VCE. Daniel has become the first student in Timor Leste's short history to win a Japanese government scholarship to study at Tokyo University.

Haileybury was further recognised for its international outlook when Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the School as a finalist in the Australia-China Achievement Awards for its ground-breaking work in taking Australian secondary education to China.

Mr Abbott announced the award during his speech at the Parliament House Dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping. Foreign Minister, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, congratulated Haileybury and the other finalists and winners for their leadership and contribution to the Australia-China relationship.

Haileybury is the first Australian school to have a campus for Chinese students in China. The Beijing Campus is now in its second year of operation and when full in three years' time will have 1,200 boarding students. Haileybury students from Melbourne also spend time at the campus. Haileybury also delivers the VCE in eight partner schools in China.

The award is recognition of Haileybury's commitment to international education.

The year has finished with excellent Speech Nights for Senior School, Newlands, Edrington and Castlefield. A highlight of each Speech Night has been the quality of the music. Music plays an important part in the life of the School and I am pleased to announce a major music concert for the School at the Melbourne Recital Centre next year. The event will take place on Wednesday, 19 August. Keep it free!

Sport finished the year on a high with four rounds of girls and boys 1st teams summer sports. Two of those rounds saw all Haileybury teams win and, importantly, play with great spirit and friendship.

Derek Scott



Campus Reports

Senior School

The 2015 academic year is off to a great start!


The academic year has come to an end, marked by a very memorable Speech Night. The student performances were fabulous and all of the award recipients should be very proud of their efforts.


As the year draws to a close, I would like to thank everyone in our community for contributing to a fantastic and very memorable year here at Edrington.


I would like to thank all Newlands families for your support throughout the year. I wish you a safe and relaxing Christmas and look forward to seeing you again early in 2015.


Senior School Report

It is always impressive to see the enthusiasm of senior students as they begin their new academic year. Staff have reported to me that all our students are working hard to establish a good foundation for the remainder of their 2015 studies.

In Senior School Assembly last week, the 2015 Captains of the School, Barbara Van Der Merwe (Yr 12 CU) and Harrison Jones (Yr 12 PA) spoke of the multiple opportunities available for students in the Senior School. I hope in 2015 that your sons and daughters find many things about their School to participate in and enjoy!

Congratulations to Suzie Chen (Yr 11 ED), Elen O'Connor (Yr 11 CU), Cherie Han (Yr 11 SI), Morgan Crantock (Yr 11 BE) and Anant Butala (Yr 11 CA) on their selection as University of Melbourne Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars. This is an academic enrichment program for high-achieving students and they were chosen out of more than 1,900 students from across Victoria.

On Wednesday, 4 February, there will be an opportunity for parents of Year 10 students in all Houses (except Sholto Black and Edrington who have already had their get-together) to meet with your Head of House. Further details will be sent early next year. The evening will commence at approximately 6.30 pm at Keysborough; if you would like to put this into your calendar.

Congratulations to Ryan Ruffels (Yr 12 RE), our elite golfer who continues to do himself proud while playing with the world's finest golfers.

Congratulations also to Dean Antos (Yr 11 CA) who has been awarded his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Our 2014 Year 10 students have completed a fantastic week of work experience. A range of placements were secured by students including the CSIRO, Boeing, The Bureau of Meteorology, DEPI, Victoria Police, The Shrine of Remembrance and KPMG. The feedback from employers was overwhelmingly positive and I congratulate all Year 10 students on the way they conducted themselves and represented Haileybury while out in the workplace. I know all students will have attained a level of personal growth, accountability and respect for the workplace while at the same time gaining valuable insight into a possible future career in their chosen Industry. I would also like to acknowledge our Haileybury parents for your support and guidance of your son or daughter in the process of attaining a work experience placement. Thanks also to our wonderful Work Experience Coordinator, Mrs Kylie Leys, for her scrupulous organisation and support of our Year 10 students.


Paris Braim (Yr 11 SI) pictured with former Prime Ministers, John Howard and Bob Hawke, during her Work Experience placement at the National Press Club.

Senior School Report

Listed below are the updated details of planned outage periods critical to the successful completion of system upgrades. Please be advised that during the Keysborough outages, no IT systems will be online.

Keysborough System Outage from 3.00 pm on Friday, 5, to 10.00 am on Monday, 8 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be online for anyone.

Brighton System Outage from 7.30 am to 5.00 pm on Monday, 8 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be available to those attending the Brighton Campus. All Keysborough systems will be online by 10.00 am. 

Keysborough System Outage from 5.00 am on Friday, 12, to 8.00 am on Sunday, 14 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be online for anyone.

IT apologises for any inconvenience and thanks you for your understanding.

Best wishes to you all for a safe and happy time away from the usual School routine.

Pam Chamberlain

Vice Principal & Head of Senior School


Senior School Calendar



Castlefield Report

The ELC and Junior School concerts were also highlights of the year. There were plenty of future performers among the midst of students and no end to the lines of smiles on stage.

Students will return to School on Thursday, 29 January. All students should arrive by 8.25 am on this day. Parking will be available on the Clark Oval for the morning.

The final HPFC Meeting was held recently in the new Function Room. This provided a fine opportunity to thank all members of the HPFC and our class representatives for their support and hard work throughout the year.

Please enjoy Christmas and a safe and exciting holiday break with your family. I look forward to our continued association in 2015.

Castlefield Report


The Year of Firsts

Thank you to all the children and families for helping us to celebrate a series of firsts that have marked an incredible year for the ELC: our first year in the new centre, our first rating of 'Exceeding' from the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), our first Excursion and our first Art Show evening. We have also enjoyed the series of annual events among these new experiences, ending the year with our fabulous concert and more formal graduation.

Transition and orientation have all taken place and I am sure you are all excited about 2015 and what it will bring you. For those children remaining at Haileybury, we will see you next year, and for those moving to other schools to commence in Prep, we wish you well and hope to see you again soon.

Castlefield Report


Junior School Leaders 2015

In 2015, the student leadership structure is changing in Junior School.  The Year 4 children will be able to nominate for the following semester positions:

Social Justice Captain (HOUSE): The Social Justice Captain will take on the responsibility of working within Haileybury and also the greater community.  Working alongside the Deputy Head of Junior School, their role will be to organise and assist with events and raise awareness and money for various charities.

Sport Captain (HOUSE): The Sport Captain is responsible for assisting in the organisation of House Sporting events.  Their role is to encourage and foster an enthusiastic and passionate atmosphere towards sport within their House groups.

Arts Captain (HOUSE): The Arts Captain has responsibility for assisting in the organisation and delivery of House Arts events throughout the semester.  Their role is to develop a culture of engagement and inclusion within their House in regard to music and artistic pursuits. 

These new roles encompass a greater variety of skill development and leadership opportunity for the students in comparison to our previous structure.  Voting has taken place in our last week of term and we look forward to welcoming our new captains into their roles at the beginning of 2015.

Castlefield Report


This week concludes a very successful 2014 for the Castlefield Middle School. There have been numerous, fantastic academic achievements that were recognised at a highly successful Speech Night, a huge range of Social Justice initiatives and significant growth by the students of Middle School.

The first week in 2015 promises to be busy with the new Year 8 students undertaking a leadership program and the Year 5 boys heading off to Phillip Island on camp.

Merry Christmas from the Middle School to all of our families. Have a very safe and enjoyable break.


Listed below are the updated details of planned outage periods critical to the successful completion of system upgrades. Please be advised that during the Keysborough outages, no IT systems will be online.

Keysborough System Outage – From 3.00 pm on Friday, 5, to 10.00 am on Monday, 8 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be online for anyone.

Brighton System Outage – From 7.30 am to 5.00 pm on Monday, 8 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be available to those attending the Brighton Campus. All Keysborough systems will be online by 10.00 am.

Keysborough System Outage – From 5.00 am on Friday, 12, to 8.00 am on Sunday, 14 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be online for anyone.

IT apologises for any inconvenience and thanks you for your understanding.

Scott Doran

Head of Castlefield, Brighton


Castlefield Calendar



Edrington Report

We thank the parents for all of their support and for working with us to get the best outcomes for their children. We thank all of the staff at the School for always going the extra mile, and most of all we thank the students for their energy and enthusiasm and for always striving to be the best they can be.

It is also the time of year where we farewell some members of our community as they go on to other journeys and adventures. Mr Jason Hibberd, our Senior Deputy Head of Edrington and Head of Boys Middle School, has been at Haileybury for 13 years. We congratulate him on his very recent appointment as Deputy Head and Head of Campus at St Francis Xavier for their Middle School at Berwick. Jason has given outstanding service to the School and we wish him all the best.

We are also farewelling Ms Eloise Tallent from the maternity leave cover she has taken, Ms Sacha Pollard as she goes off to new adventures in Senior Music and Ms Ana Pavlovic who moves to Senior School, Keysborough to teach Psychology.

On behalf of the management team, we wish all families all the best over this holiday season and we look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, 29 January, as we commence the new year.

Edrington Report


The Year That Was!

The ELC has been abuzz this year with many wonderful extra events being included in the calendar. It all started with the Circus Gala to celebrate Edrington's 25th birthday and has concluded with two fabulous ELC concerts and portfolio presentations. Many parents commented favourably on the new concert format for 2014 and the positive vibe and energy that was exuding from the children. The ELC community spirit has been strong as always, with families supporting children's learning by being actively involved in the classroom program and through the strong commitment shown to our Social Justice project, where we raised $1,530 for Aussie Helpers.


The annual ELC survey was sent to families via email last week. It will take 5-10 minutes to complete and is a valuable insight for staff and management into your perceptions of the Early Learning Centre. Can I please encourage you to take the time to complete this online survey to help you further improve our centre.

Edrington Report


Year 4 Graduation

On Monday, we celebrated with our Year 4 students as they graduated from the Junior School. It was lovely to hear their reflections of their time from Prep to Year 4, and to look forward to the opportunities that await them in Middle School. We extend our thanks to the families who were in attendance to witness this milestone in their child's education. On behalf on the Junior School, we wish the Year 4 students well as they embark on the Boys and Girls Middle Schools in 2015.

2015 Classes

Classes are set for the commencement of the 2015 academic year. The students were excited to spend a day in their new class and with their new peers. Although this can be a time to celebrate, please be mindful that some children can be anxious as the new year approaches. Your positivity and encouragement about your child's new class is appreciated.

Edrington Report


Congratulations to the following Year 8 students who have been inducted into positions of responsibility for 2015:

Edrington Captains: Jan Elmer Bandalan, Aishwarya Rao Nandkumar

Sport Captains: Cody Weightman, Shantara Borghona

House Captains

Anderson: Wilson Sheng (C), Yuthara Perera (C), Davin Neale (VC) and Chloe Anderson (VC)

Campbell: Angus Roberts (C), Amy Lawton (C), Nicholas D'Orazio (VC) and Georgia Russell-Croucher (VC)

Reynolds: Fraser De Silva (C), Lilijana Duric (C), James McBride (VC) and Alexandra Shiell (VC)

Thompson: Joel Fabien (C), Tyler Sherritt (C), Cooper Bankes-Fay (VC) and Lara Cruse (VC)

Music Captains: Jesse Laughlin-Jones (C), Caitlin DeSilva (C), Pravir Das (VC) and Pippi Clark (VC)

Art Captains: Ken Cai, Claire Baerschmidt

Drama Captains: Aditha Doratiyawa, Taliyah Porter

Communications/Media Captains: Damien Mostokly (C), Tallulah Macready (C), George Botrous (VC) and Sajani Suganthan (VC)

Social Justice Captains: Liam Sheehan (C), Stephanie Meade (C), Vineth Jayasuriya Arachchige (VC) and Chaya Quinn (VC)

Flag Bearers: Riley Nancarrow, May Wiltshire

Student Representative Council:

8S – Sam Schwarz

8M – Ryan Bragg

8W – Georgia Devenish

8K – Umandi Muruththettuwegama

Class Captains:

8S – Isaac Thomas

8M – Robert Ward

8W – Mackenzie Bright

8W – Jenny Zhang.

It has been an exciting and productive year in the Boys and Girls Middle Schools and all students are to be congratulated on their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

Have a safe summer break and a fantastic Christmas and New Year.


Listed below are the updated details of planned outage periods critical to the successful completion of system upgrades. Please be advised that during the Keysborough outages, no IT systems will be online.

Keysborough System Outage – From 3.00 pm on Friday, 5, to 10.00 am on Monday, 8 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be online for anyone.

Brighton System Outage – From 7.30 am to 5.00 pm on Monday, 8 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be available to those attending the Brighton Campus. All Keysborough systems will be online by 10.00 am.

Keysborough System Outage – From 5.00 am on Friday, 12, to 8.00 am on Sunday, 14 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be online for anyone. IT apologises for any inconvenience and thanks you for your understanding.

Kristy Kendall

Head of Edrington, Berwick


Edrington Calendar



Newlands Report

Speech Night

Speech Night was a wonderful way to close our School year for 2014. Our students performed with distinction. The musical items and the massed singing performance were exemplary. Congratulations to Andy Ding and Emily Cao for being the Dux of Newlands for 2014, and George Shen and Stephanie Joyce for receiving the Dux Proximus prize.

RACV Energy Breakthrough

The culmination of five months of hard work was tested last week as the 2014 Haileybury Hailstorm Newlands Human Powered Vehicle team travelled to Maryborough to compete against 90 entries for this year's RACV Energy Breakthrough. The 10 participating Year 6 students were assessed through multiple presentations to judges and an endurance trial, which saw the students ride their human powered vehicle 387 kms over 14 hours. The 2014 Haileybury Hailstorm team finished an outstanding 9th overall in a field of 90 schools.

Congratulations to the students involved: Matthew Braim, Ellie Castricum-McDuff, Sarah Draper, Kyanah Ear-Tran, Nathan Morey, Cameron Price, Lara Scaunich, Thomas Vulcan, Alexander Watt and Lucy Yao

Newlands Report


Retirement of Mrs Pat Casey

Newlands parents, staff and children attended a tree planting ceremony at Newlands ELC in honour of Pat Casey's retirement as a volunteer from Haileybury, and in recognition of all the volunteers who have worked at Haileybury over the years. This event was attended by Mr Derek Scott, Principal of Haileybury, Mrs Jane Gibbs, Head of Newlands, and Mr Grenville Green, Head of Junior School. Mrs Kymme Fujihara represented HMA and Mr Russell Davidson represented OHA. It was a wonderful way to recognise Pat's extraordinary community service to the Newlands ELC children over a period of 18 years.

Portfolios and Learning Journals

The children are very excited to be taking their Portfolios and Learning Journals home for the school holidays. These special books are an important means to document the children's progress through the year, depicting children's learning, special events, children's comments and photographs of their interactions within the ELC. We know that they are highly valued by children and their parents. The Portfolios and Learning Journals will be sent home on Thursday, 4 December.

ELC Surveys

Each year we conduct an annual survey on the ELC and the service it provides. Surveys have been emailed to each family. We would greatly appreciate you allocating 10 minutes to complete the survey and provide us with your feedback. The responses are confidential and assist us in evaluating the service to help us to determine future goals and ensure we continue to improve and reflect on our community's needs. Your contribution as a user of the service is invaluable.

Newlands Report


Social Justice

I would like to thank the many ELC and Junior School students and families who donated a Christmas box to be sent to children in South East Asia as a part of Operation Christmas Child. Haileybury Newlands has supported this Social Justice initiative for a number of years. The Christmas boxes are currently being shipped overseas in readiness for Christmas. I am pleased to report that over 70 boxes were collected from the Newlands community. It was wonderful to see the students embracing the notion of giving to someone far less fortunate than themselves.

Newlands Report


Interim Reports

Year 8 students received their first round of Interim Reports this week, outlining their results for the work covered in Term 1A. Parents are asked to check go2 for the results.


Year 7 students should now have removed all belongings from their lockers. Newlands will be open next week if students need to collect their equipment. All lockers will be cleaned over the holiday period.

Year 5 Camp 2015

The Year 5 Outdoor Experience Program will run from Monday, 2 February, to Friday, 6 February, at the Phillip Island Adventure Resort. All medical forms need to be returned to the Newlands Office as soon as possible.


Listed below are the updated details of planned outage periods critical to the successful completion of system upgrades. Please be advised that during the Keysborough outages, no IT systems will be online.

Keysborough System Outage – From 3.00 pm on Friday, 5, to 10.00 am on Monday, 8 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be online for anyone.

Brighton System Outage – From 7.30 am to 5.00 pm on Monday, 8 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be available to those attending the Brighton Campus. All Keysborough systems will be online by 10.00 am.

Keysborough System Outage – From 5.00 am on Friday, 12, to 8.00 am on Sunday, 14 December 2014. During this time, no IT systems will be online for anyone.

IT apologises for any inconvenience and thanks you for your understanding.

Jane Gibbs

Head of Newlands, Keysborough


Newlands Calendar




Girls Sport

Lucy Pearce represented Haileybury in the Girls 1st team in four sports in 2014 – swimming, rowing, netball and water polo. She is the 2015 Girls Sport Captain and is looking forward to leading the Hearts to victory.


Girls Sport


With outstanding sportswomen and an emphasis on support, winning this year is inevitable. I am looking forward to older and younger girls bonding through team sports and trainings, and especially excited for friendship, teamwork and triumph to be the fundamentals of girls sport!

One of my most treasured moments in Haileybury Sport was winning the Australian Henley Regatta, as a member of the Girls 1st XIII Rowing crew. The feeling of crossing the line first removes all the pain, and suddenly the early mornings, the five-hour training sessions every Saturday, the holiday training camps, and the countless sweat and tears seem worth it. And it was made even better to have shared this with my teammates!


The Hearts have made a confident start to the 2015 summer season, with all Badminton and Tennis teams remaining undefeated at the end of Term 1A. The Girls 1st Tennis team currently sits at the top of the APS ladder, with their match against 2nd-placed Wesley College scheduled for the first Saturday back in Term 1. This is sure to be the match of the season for our girls. The Girls 1st Badminton team also find themselves atop the APS ladder, narrowly leading Wesley College after three matches each. The Girls 1st Softball and Volleyball teams have posted only one loss each, both to Caulfield Grammar. This places our Softball team in 2nd position on the ladder and volleyball in 3rd place.

The Junior Girls Tennis and Touch teams also remain undefeated at the end of Term 1A, with Softball and Volleyball only having dropped one game each so far this season.


Our 2015 Year 8 girls enjoyed a session at the National Water Sports Centre, Carrum, where they learned a little about the Haileybury Rowing Program and were able to jump into a boat for the first time.

Stefanie Eade

Head of Girls Sport

Boys Sport

Congratulations to Corey Rich on being elected Haileybury Boys Sport Captain for 2015. He is excited by the depth of talent we have in boys sport and firmly believes that 2015 will be a most successful one for our sporting teams. Corey has been a significant contributor to the Sport Program throughout his time at Haileybury and states that his highlights include being part of the Athletics squad and his first game in the magenta and black.


Boys Sport

The summer season has started superbly for our 1st teams. Our Volleyball team has now won all four contests in the lead-up to the school vacation. The Haileybury tennis team had an inspiring victory over the current title holders, Caulfield, last Saturday. It was a thrilling contest of a very high standard and our boys worked exceptionally hard to gain the upper hand in a 9 sets to 7 victory. The Badminton team had another emphatic victory in Round 4, defeating Melbourne Grammar 12 rubbers to 0; while our cricketers had a thrilling finish, being victors in an extraordinary game, bowling Caulfield out for 247 after Haileybury posted 6/249. Our major contributors included Justin Bartlett 45, Bradley Bigaignon 59, Josh Battle 48 not out and Lachlan MacCorquodale 33 from only 11 balls. Currently, we have two basketball teams on tour: one playing a variety of teams and colleges in the U.S.A and the 1st team who are competing in the National Schoolboys Finals in Canberra, which also includes the Chinese National team. We wish our boys the best of luck for these competitions.

The Year 8 boys participated and enjoyed a great introductory session of rowing at the National Water Sports Centre as part of the Learn to Row Program. For the vast majority, this was their first time rowing and being out on the water in a quad boat.

It has been a very successful beginning to the summer season for our Year 8 Cricketers, Tennis and Volleyball players. All teams have played with great endeavor and spirit.

John Headlam

Head of Boys Sport

Dominic Scardamaglia

Deputy Head of Boys Sport


The Arts

Carol Service, David Bradshaw Chapel

Carol Service, David Bradshaw Chapel

We are coming to the end of the year so it is time to announce some of the key shows in our 2015 program. It will be a very busy year of productions across the campuses. 

Auditions have already begun in the Senior School for both the musical and the Year 10 Play.


Performing Arts

The first production of 2015 will be the Year 10 Play, Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest, a group-devised performance based on stories of the Brothers Grimm. There has been enormous interest in this production and auditions have been of the highest quality, opening up more possibilities for this production. The next major show will be the Senior School musical, The Wedding Singer. It is based on the Adam Sandler movie of the same name and takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. It is a very funny musical and will offer many of our singers and dancers the chance to strut their stuff in true 80s style.

Newlands have secured the rights to the very popular Hairspray Jnr while Edrington are taking on Seussical Jnr, an incredibly colorful show. Castlefield are taking us back to 1950s New York with Guys and Dolls Jnr.

We are looking forward to 2015 because it will be brimful of entertainment for everyone in the Haileybury community.

Stewart Bell

Director of Performing and Visual Arts



Haileybury's Annual Carol Service, led by Chaplain Rev Bruce Wood, celebrated the spirit of the Christmas season. The service was led by the Magenta Choir including the nine lessons read by Middle School students, and Christmas carols sung by choirs and the congregation.

This was the first opportunity to hear the Haileybury Community Choir including Haileybury Singers, staff, parents and Old Haileyburians. Other staff accompanied the choirs and added to the musical success of the evening. It was great to welcome back Edwin Kwong (Senior Boys Organ Scholar 2013) to accompany the service on the pipe organ.

A convivial supper followed the Carol Service hosted by parent support group, the Haileybury Choral Society. With a delightful horn trio playing Christmas carols in the Chapel Courtyard, it was a fitting celebration of choral singing in the life of the School.


Applications for Instrumental Music Tuition are open. All information and forms are on go2 under Community/Optional information for parents/Instrumental music tuition information. Please return your forms before the end of the school year so that your son/daughter can be allocated a teacher and commence lessons in Week 1 of Term 1. Haileybury in Concert! In 2015 we will be featuring our very best ensembles with a special concert at the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre. It will be on Wednesday, 19 August, from 7.30 pm. Look out for more details next year. Put this date in your diary now to make sure you keep this special evening free!

Amanda Rowarth

Head of Music


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:

Old Haileyburians Association


Haileybury Foundation

Castlefield Parents and Friends

Edrington Parents and Friends

Newlands Parents and Friends


Old Haileyburians Association


The Old Haileyburians Association is pleased to launch our new promotional clip, showcasing the highlights and benefits of becoming an OHA Member via the perspectives of some familiar faces. 

Watch Now


OHA Current and Past Parents Cocktail Party

The OHA is again delighted to be able to welcome current and past parents into our community. In 2015, we will once again be conducting our extremely successful Parents Cocktail Party at Keysborough. The date for this event is Wednesday, 4 March 2015.

The objective of the event is to welcome current and former parents (particularly those who have just had sons or daughters graduate) into the OHA community and provide you with some information as to the activities and services that we provide our former students (and parents).

There is no charge to attend the event; however, bookings are essential and will be taken through early in 2015.

oha past 


Class of 09 – 5-Year Reunion

On 21 November, over 100 Class of 2009 students came together for their 5-Year Reunion at Riva on the St Kilda foreshore. After a week of average weather, the clouds parted, the temperature rose and guests were treated to one of Melbourne's most stunning sunsets to kick off the evening. This, coupled with the great hospitality from the folks at Riva and a seemingly popular photobooth, made for a spectacular evening.


Class of 89 – 25-Year Reunion

Held on the same night as the Class of 2009 Reunion, past students from the Class of 1989 also joined together at Riva to celebrate their 25-Year Reunion. Although slightly quieter than their fellow '09 Old Haileyburians next door, the class of '89 dined the evening away, sharing fond memories of their School days and catching up on more recent history.


Class of 79 – 35-Year Reunion

On 28 November, past students from the class of 1979 enjoyed a beautiful lunch at the stylish 'Longroom' on Collins St in Melbourne.


Old Haileyburians Association



On Monday, HMA was honoured to be in attendance at the recent dedication of a beautiful Japanese maple tree and wooden seat in honour of Mrs Pat Casey who has worked tirelessly in the Newlands ELC as a volunteer for 18 years! We are most grateful to Principal Derek Scott and Mrs Jane Gibbs, for their time to attend and conduct the informal ceremony held in front of Pat's family and the families and staff of the ELC. We will miss you Pat!

Well, many of you will have received your email invitation to join HMA in China in 2015. We are happy to announce the trip will go ahead and are seeking expressions of interest through the TryBooking website (Please note this has been moved from the original Flexischools website). If you would like any information at all, please do not hesitate to contact me directly to discuss.

It is hard to believe that the 2014 Haileybury School year has come to a close. A special thank you must go to all the Haileybury staff for their dedication to our children and our School community over the past 12 months.

HMA was delighted to present three bursaries of $750 to dedicated Pre-Senior School students at the recent Senior School Speech Night. HMA awards one such dedication per campus each year.

Congratulations to this year's recipients:

Harry Cutler (Keysborough)

Annika Pest (Brighton)

Emily Laughlin-Jones (Berwick).

Our HMA Uniform Shop is now closed until next year. We will re-open during the holidays. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to volunteer some time to help us out in the shop. Just come along and we will train you on the spot!

Friday, 23 January, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm

Wednesday, 28 January, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm

Thursday, 29 January, 8.15 to 9.30 am 

First day of the new school year – Friday, 30 January, 1.00 to 3.45 pm

Saturday, 31 January. 9.00 to 11.00 am

If you have any quality uniforms suitable for sale, please feel free to drop them at the Senior School or Newlands Front Office at the Keysborough Campus. Please ensure that your bags are adequately labelled and you have completed an HMA Uniform Shop Seller's Form (Please put link to HMA Sellers Form here). Items should be washed and ironed and all blazers and girls' winter uniforms must be dry-cleaned.

Our first HMA meeting for 2015 will be held on Tuesday, 10 February, from 10.00 am till 12.00 noon in the Barney Allen Centre at the Keysborough Senior School. We are hopeful that Principal Derek Scott and the Haileybury Senior School Captains will be in attendance. This will be confirmed closer to the date. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.

May I just take this time to also thank our hard working HMA committee and volunteers; most especially our HMA Vice President, Sharon Hart, HMA Treasurer, Kate Smith, HMA Secretary, Mrs Sineth Sar, as well as our HMA Uniform Shop Coordinator, Mrs Lindy Matters. I wish all the Haileybury community the very best for a blessed festive season. Enjoy the school holidays and take some well-deserved time out with your loved ones.

Phone: 0419 329 731


Kymme Fujihara

President, HMA

Haileybury Foundation

Haileybury is acclaimed as a great school. The School's highly commended parallel education and small-classes model produces outstanding academic results at all year levels.

The mission of the Haileybury Foundation is to financially support the School and to give those less fortunate the opportunity to attend the School. All donations received go towards scholarship programs, the Haileybury building fund and the Haileybury library fund.

The Board

Mr Neil Sutcliffe – Chairman

Mr Tom Poulton – Board Member

Mr Darren Scammell – Board Member

Mr Duncan Sutherland – Board Member

Mr Derek Scott – Advisor

Mr Scott Doran – Advisor

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 

For further information or to make a donation, please contact Russell Davidson, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, on the following: 

Phone: +61 3 9904 6140 


Your Foundation Team

Castlefield Parents and Friends

With another Carnival over and done with, the HPFC have been able to take a breath to enjoy some end-of-year festivities and to celebrate not only another successful carnival but a hugely successful year.  We have been thrilled and humbled by the support we have received from the Castlefield community in all that we have done this year and we are excited about the events we have lined up for our community next year.

Our best wishes to everyone for a relaxing, happy and healthy holiday season and we look forward to making new friends and catching up with old ones in 2015.

Nicole Piastri

President, Castlefield Parents & Friends

Edrington Parents and Friends

Wow, what an amazing year! We have been very fortunate to be able to give back to the School in all areas. ELC were helped with the purchase of many new educational toys and the making of smoothies as part of their fitness week.

Junior School upgraded their playground with a giant chessboard. We also had our first very successful Pie Day to celebrate the footy finals, a spook-tac-ular disco, and a big end to the year with our Christmas Market.

The Middle School boys are purchasing drinking fountains and the girls have got some ottomans for their common room. We also helped out on the movie night with a selection of treats for a candy bar.

Senior School is also purchasing drinking fountains and we presented the current graduating Year 12 students with beautiful School key rings. I would also like to thank the Edrington community for helping and supporting the Parents & Friends throughout the year, so that we are able to give back to the School.

We have already started our planning for the coming year with our biggest event on the calendar, the Edrington Twilight Festival. If you are able to help in any way, please contact us at

On behalf of the Parents & Friends I would like to wish all our families a safe and happy Christmas.


Well, it has been a great year for the Secondhand Uniform Shop and in 2015 we look forward to bringing you the same great service and fabulous quality items for sale.

If you have anything you would like us to sell for you, please remember to bring them in before the end of the year with your Seller's Form (available at the Office or the shop) and we will have it on the shelf for the new year.

At the end of each term, we clear out the lost property box – please check it for all those lonely Tupperware containers and jumpers!

In January, we will be open before term starts on Thursday, 22 January, from 8.30 am to 12.00 noon to help you get organised for the new year.

February opening hours are:

Tuesday, 3 February – 8.30 – 10.00 am

Tuesday, 10 February – 8.30 – 10.00 am

Tuesday, 17 February – 8.30 – 10.00 am

Tuesday, 24 February – 8.30 – 10.00 am.

Enjoy the break and we will see you in the shop in the new year!

Tanya Blackledge

President, Edrington Parents & Friends

Newlands Parents and Friends

The past two weeks have been filled with festive events.

The Year 4 students graduated last week in a memorable ceremony. It is amazing how time flies! We look forward to their Newlands journey continuing through to Middle School.

The Newlands Art Show was held on 20 November. It showcased the inspiring and diverse art on offer at Newlands. The printing press was proudly on display along with some amazing artwork that was able to be created.


This week, the ELC and Junior School Christmas Concerts were held. It was wonderful to hear the sound of Christmas carols coming from Berthon Hall, and the glow candles were a hit with the audience.

The Haileybury School Journals have arrived. Thank you to all the families who supported the drive. We received a great response and will run another journal drive early in Term 1 2015.

Finally, the HPFN Committee would like to thank the parents and friends of Newlands who make our School community so vibrant and who have generously donated their time, services and goods at various stages throughout the year. Thank you to the fantastic administration staff and facilities staff for all their assistance. Thank you to Jane Gibbs for her ongoing support of our HPFN endeavors. We have accomplished much this year and we anticipate a wonderful 2015!

We wish the entire Haileybury community a happy and safe festive season and we look forward to seeing you in 2015.

Cheryl Coombs

President, Newlands Parents & Friends