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Welcome from the Principal

Derek Scott
CEO | Principal

A warm welcome

Haileybury aspires to be a great world school.

Our remarkable student education outcomes are achieved through our highly successful Parallel Education Model, brilliant teachers, and great entrepreneurial spirit. All this is underlined by a rich history and list of achievements stretching back to 1892.

Haileybury has been endorsed as one of Australia’s best schools with multiple awards from the Australian Education Awards, including Australian School of the Year, Primary School of the Year, Principal of the Year, Best Student Wellbeing and Best Remote Learning. Haileybury has also been ranked as the number one co-educational primary school in Victoria and the number two secondary school, based on national testing results.

Expecting more, offering more

Haileybury has high expectations for its students and teachers. In the Senior School, we expect that 50% of our students place in the top 10% for academic performance in Australia, 75% in the top 20% in the country and 90% should be in the top 30%. We believe that graduating students will have strong core academic skills, broad analytical thinking abilities and be capable of operating in a rapidly changing world.

Haileybury offers a wide range of international engagement opportunities for students, including spending time at the Haileybury Senior School Tianjin (China), or visiting partner schools in Timor-Leste, Japan, France, the UK and the USA.

More locally, there are also wonderful opportunities for engagement with Haileybury Rendall School in Darwin.

Developing our students academically and socially

At Haileybury we use the motto that ‘every student matters every day’ (Dr. Robert Pargetter). Learning starts at an early age through flexible and creative programs in our Early Learning Centres. Core literacy and numeracy skills are developed through the use of explicit instruction in the Junior Years.

In the Middle Years a combination of explicit instruction and student-centred learning is used to broaden analytical thinking and problem solving. An exciting Year 9 development program provides opportunities for students to establish independence and resilience. The three-year VCE Program in the Senior Years, coupled with a wide range of available subject choices, ensures there are programs to suit all students' interests and abilities.

Our Academic programs are enhanced by Haileybury's commitment to a strong social and personal wellbeing education program that focuses on fulfilling potential, supporting individual resilience and the development of personal character values. Haileybury believes in the principles of social justice, respect for oneself and others and is committed to developing our students accordingly. We are resolutely committed to a strong Respectful Relationships and Consent program.

Innovating and immersing

Haileybury is one of the most entrepreneurial and enterprising schools in Australia. The development of Melbourne’s first vertical school, extensive educational programs in Asia, the opening of Haileybury Rendall School in Darwin and Haileybury Pangea, an online school are examples of this. In 2017, Haileybury became the first Australian school to have students launch an experiment on to the International Space Station. To be a Haileybury student is to be immersed in an enterprising institution.

We look forward to showing you our School – a community of which we are very proud.