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International

Giving students every advantage

Haileybury International

Haileybury is Australia’s most internationally engaged school. It provides its staff and students with an abundance of international experiences that have been designed to further enhance their personal, academic and professional development. International trips and exchanges, recommencing now after the disruptions to travel of the last two years, are designed to encompass a wide range of experiences for academic, social justice, musical, cultural, historical and sporting purposes.

Haileybury has also been successfully engaged in the delivery of Australian education overseas for twenty years.

In 2013 Haileybury International School Tianjin opened just outside of Beijing, China.

The School now operates as the Haileybury Senior School Tianjin and has a Junior and Middle School partner in the Tianjin Haileybury Elite School. Haileybury Senior School Tianjin delivers the VCE and the GaoKao curriculum to students in Years 10 to 12. The Tianjin Haileybury Elite School is a boarding school for Junior and Middle School students.

International opportunities

Tianjin
China
Timor-Leste
The Philippines
Japan
Sri Lanka
Turkey
France
England
USA
Ecuador
Antarctica
Fiji
Papua New Guinea
Vietnam
Vanuatu

Tianjin

Haileybury Senior School Tianjin (HSST) is located in Wuqing just outside of Beijing, China. HSST is a Chinese registered school which delivers the Gaokao and the VCE. The School has a strong relationship with Haileybury Melbourne. Staff from both schools share in mutual training and improvement of teaching skills and there are extensive opportunities for student engagement and exchanges. Haileybury Melbourne and HSST work hard to build strong education programs which build mutual understanding and have a shared benefit.

China

Haileybury pioneered the VCE in China and is delivered in selected schools in Qingdao, Chengdu, Ningbo, Wuhan, Luoyang, Sanshui and Beijing. The VCE in China offers pathways to universities in Australia and globally. Our teachers work closely with Chinese teachers to ensure the VCE is delivered at a high standard. Once a year the Haileybury staff join with the staff from all Chinese schools for the International VCE Conference to work on further improvements to the program.

Timor-Leste

Haileybury has a strong association with the Dili International School. As well as 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.

The Philippines

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 universities 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.

Japan

Haileybury 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 will continue to flourish with the re-opening of travel. Senior School students studying Japanese are exposed to the language on a whole new level as well as have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture.

Sri Lanka

Haileybury has an exchange partnership with Trinity College in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The First Cricket Team visits every second year and the representatives from our Pipes & Drums Band work with the Music Department at the School.

Turkey

Gallipoli holds a special place in all Australian’s hearts and as such the Haileybury 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 as learning about teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

France

Haileybury has a strong French Program that has been aided by the exchange program setup with the Le Lycee de l’Assomption school in Bordeaux 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, while 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.

England

There are a number of opportunities available to students in England.

It is only fitting that Haileybury Australia has a partnership with its ancestor, Haileybury England. A Year 12 student is selected each year to spend a month in the English country town of Hertford where they attend classes with their fellow English Haileyburians. A range of other sporting and music exchanges and partnerships are being developed between the Haileybury schools in England and Australia.

USA

Every 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 who is then invited to Boston for a few weeks to further enhance their music skills.

Ecuador

Students who participated in the 2019 Ecuador trip spent time scaling volcanoes, braving the Amazon, frolicking with sea lions, tasting authentic Ecuadorian foods and working with local communities. Other adventurous international trips are in preparation.

Antarctica

In 2016, 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.

Fiji

Haileybury students participated in an 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 five-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.

Papua New Guinea

The Kokoda Track holds a special place in Australia's heart. Senior School students have the opportunity to participate in the special expedition to Papua New Guinea during a term break. Part of the expedition is also dedicated to social justice. Students spend time in local communities volunteering to help families and children in need. Many students choose to undertake the expedition as part of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Vietnam

Haileybury works in partnership with the Albert Einstein School in Ho Chi Minh City to deliver a Year 10-12 VCE program to local students who wish to pursue a tertiary pathway internationally. This is Haileybury’s first collaborative project in Vietnam, and indeed the first VCE program to be delivered in this country. Further programs are under development, including the delivery of Entrepreneurship and language courses.

Vanuatu

Teachers and students in Port Vila, Vanuatu, are discovering the Australian education system and gaining valuable skills and career options thanks to a new partnership between Freedom School and Haileybury. Education experts from Haileybury are mentoring teachers in the Port Vila school to help them deliver a comprehensive Senior Secondary program.

For further information about Haileybury's International program please contact:

Dr Stephan Muller
Deputy Principal Education Research & International
Email: stephan.muller@haileybury.com.au
Phone: +61 429 425 357

Mr Gary van den Elsen
Director, International VCE Program
Email: gary.vandenelsen@haileybury.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9904 6193