Community

Haileybury celebrates a strong sense of community. This links in with House activities throughout the school year, including Youth Week, Arts Week, LOTE Week, chapel services, special assemblies and speech nights.

The Social Program ranges from class parties through to dances and the Year 12 Boys Formal and Year 12 Girls Formal. Social skills development and awareness are important elements of the Program.

The Old Haileyburians Association provides an avenue for ex-students to stay in touch with each other and Haileybury. It provides sporting opportunities and arranges reunions and other activities.

Haileybury Parents & Friends consists of a number of organisations, allowing parents to participate in the life of the School. These include a Parents & Friends committee at each campus, Friends of Music, Friends of Pipes & Drums, and various clubs linked to particular sports.

National Redress Scheme

Haileybury is strongly committed to providing educational environments that are safe and supportive.

We have zero tolerance for behaviour that puts the wellbeing of our community at risk including bullying, sexual harassment or assault and we continue to provide an environment that ensures those in our care have appropriate protection and support. Haileybury has entered the National Redress Scheme and has committed to providing acknowledgement, support and care for anyone impacted by sexual abuse.

The National Redress Scheme provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

It was created in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which estimated that 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia.

Redress is an alternative to seeking compensation through the courts.

The National Redress Scheme can provide three things:

  • access to counselling;
  • a payment; and
  • a direct personal response from the institution (e.g. an apology) for people who want it.

The scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.

Free and confidential Redress Support Services are available throughout the process.

They can help explain the Scheme and who can apply. For more information, visit www.nationalredress.gov.au or call the National Redress Scheme line on 1800 737 377.