Haileybury provides its students with an abundance of international travel experiences that have been designed to further enhance their development as a complete person. International trips are designed around a number of experiences such as academic, social justice, musical, cultural, historical and sporting purposes.
As well as travel experiences Haileybury also has strong partnerships with many schools around the world.
In 2013 Haileybury opened its first international campus just outside of Beijing, China.
- International Opportunities
Haileybury is one of the leading independent schools in Australia with campuses at Keysborough, Brighton, Berwick and Melbourne (City). The School is acclaimed for its outstanding academic achievements, small class sizes, broad range of co-curricular activities, and state-of-the-art facilities. From the Early Learning Centre to the Senior School, learning is student-centred and based on the different learning styles of students, and on their gender, age, interests and potential.
The Haileybury International School is located in Wuqing just outside of Beijing China. This is Haileybury’s first international campus following its success in the running of the VCE in China Program. Haileybury Beijing currently offers classes for students in Years 7 to 11. As the facilities continue to expand so will the year levels offered. At the completion of the building works the School will be able to hold 1,200 students from preparatory to Year 12. Haileybury students from Melbourne have the opportunity to spend time at the Beijing campus.
Haileybury has pioneered the VCE in China. The VCE is delivered in selected schools in Qingdao, Chengdu, Ningbo, Wuhan, Luoyang, Tongcheng, Sanshui and Beijing (Haidian District) . The VCE in China offers pathways to university in Australia, the USA, Canada and the UK. Our teachers work closely with the Chinese teachers to ensure the VCE is delivered at a high standard. Once a year the Haileybury staff join with the staff from all four eight Chinese schools for the VCE in China Conference to work on further improvements to the program.
4. Timor - Leste
Haileybury has a strong association with the Dili International School. As well helping with the implementation of the Australian VCE curriculum, every year the School sends its Year 11 Student Leaders to Timor-Leste as part of our Social Justice Program. Timor-Leste holds a special place in Haileybury's heart with all staff and students enjoying the time spent at the International School and with its students.
Haileybury has been an International VCE partner in the Philippines since September 2016. The VCE is delivered at the Australian International School, Manila and offers pathways to university in Australia, the USA, Canada and the UK. Our teachers work closely with the Filipino teachers to ensure the VCE is delivered at a high standard. The School runs a Northern Hemisphere timetable with offshore VCE graduation in June and classes are a mixture of local and ex-pat students.
6. JapanHaileybury has had a long association with Japan. The School operates a student exchange program with the Nichidai High School in Sapporo Japan. This partnership was established in 1997 and continues to flourish. Senior School students studying Japanese are exposed to the language on a whole new level as well as having the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture.
Haileybury has developed a sister school relationship with the Sampoerna Academy in Indonesia. The Sampoerna Academy is located on a campus in Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra Province of Indonesia. Year 11 students have the opportunity to visit as part of a Biology Study Tour where they focus on Environmental Studies within the rainforest.
Every year Senior School students participate in World Challenge. World Challenge encourages student to develop valuable skills for later life, such as teamwork, leadership, problem-solving and communication. Students who participate in the Nepal trip spend time hiking the countryside as well as lending a hand in the small communities. Students help out at the local school as well as provide swimming lessons to the local children. Each year the challenge country is rotated between Nepal and Ecuador.
9. Sri LankaHaileybury has an exchange partnership with Trinity College in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Students from Trinity College attend Haileybury each year and different Haileybury sport and cultural teams spend time at Trinity. The First Cricket Team visits every second year and the representatives from our Pipes and Drums Band work with the music department at the School.
Gallipoli holds a special place in all Australian’s hearts and as such every year the Prefects are presented with an opportunity to travel to Turkey to gain an experience of a lifetime. During the trip the prefects are exposed to different cultures as well learning about teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
11. Greece & Italy
Every second year students in Years 9 to 12 have the opportunity to travel to Greece and Italy on the Classics Tour. The Greek portion of the tour focuses on the ancient civilisation and the ruins in Athens. Italy provides the students with a live cultural lesson as they explore the galleries, ancient monuments and ruins. The colosseum is always a tour highlight with students absorbing the atmosphere amongst the preserved ruins.
Haileybury has a strong French program that has been aided by the exchange program setup with the Le Lycee de l’Assomption school in Bourdeaux and the Le Lycee de Georges Duby school in Luynes. Year 11 students have the opportunity to travel to France to enhance their language skills and brush up on their French cooking, whilst taking in the sights and sounds of Paris and the French countryside. Students stay with local families and attend classes with their new French classmates. Over the course of the year French students visit Haileybury on cultural exchange.
There are number of opportunities available to students in England.
It is only fitting that Haileybury Australia has a partnership with its ancestor Haileybury England. Two Year 12 students are specially selected each year to spend a month in the English country town of Hertford where they attend classes with their fellow English Haileyburians.
Haileybury also has a partnership with the prestigious Eton College as part of the Organ Scholars Program. This partnership further enhances the strong Organ Program that Haileybury offers at its Keysborough campus.
14. USAEvery three years the Music Department sends a selected group of students to tour the United States of America. During the trip students are exposed to other musicians from various schools and gain valuable performance experience. As well as the tour a Gary Burton Scholarship is granted to one music student every year and as such they are invited to Boston for a few weeks to further enhance their music skills.
Every year Senior School students participate in World Challenge. World Challenge encourages student to develop valuable skills for later life, such as teamwork, leadership, problem-solving and communication. Students who participate in the Ecuador trip spend time scaling volcanoes, braving the Amazon, frolicking with sea lions, tasting authentic Ecuadorian foods and working with under developed communities. Each year the challenge country is rotated between Nepal and Ecuador.
Haileybury students had the opportunity of a lifetime to undertake a 10-day expedition to Antarctica. Some highlights of the expedition included visiting Paulet Island, which is home to 100,000 Adelie penguins; seeing Neko Harbour where they climbed along a glacier; the Ukranian Vernadsky Station, where the hole in the ozone layer was discovered and Primavera and the Argentinian research base. Students were also thrilled to experience the Antarctic Channel and Weddel Sea, where they were lucky to view the big tabular icebergs.
Haileybury students participated in a expedition to Fiji that took them to many parts of the islands. During the expedition students experienced culture ceremonies, hiking through the Nausori Highlands, kayaking in the Yasawa Islands and a 5-day home stay and community service work in the Nasivikoso Village. These expeditions provide students with valuable life skills such as leadership, communication and problem solving.