Welcome from the Principal

Derek Scott

Haileybury is acclaimed as a great school.

The acclaim stems from our remarkable academic results achieved through the highly successful parallel education model, outstanding teachers, small  class sizes and an unmatched level of individual attention – and over 126 years of history and achievement.

Haileybury is the 2018 Australian School of the Year and has been ranked by the Australian as the number one ranked primary school for boys and girls in Victoria and the number two ranked secondary school based on national academic testing results.

Haileybury has high expectations for its students and teachers.  In the Senior School, we expect that 45% of boys and girls should be placed in the top 10% in Australia, 75% in the top 20% in the country and 90% should be in the top 30%.

We believe that graduating students should have strong core academic skills, a broad analytical thinking ability and be capable of operating in a rapidly changing world.  Haileybury offers a wide range of international engagement opportunities for students from Melbourne including spending time at the Haileybury International School, Tianjin (China) or visiting partner schools in Timor Leste, The Philippines, Japan, France, the UK and the US.

At Haileybury learning starts at an early age through flexible and creative programs in our Early Learning Centres. The core literacy and numeracy skills are developed through the use of explicit, direct instructional learning 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 develops independence and resilience. The three-year VCE Program in the Senior Years, coupled with a wide range of subject choices available, ensures that there are programs to suit all students' interests and abilities.

Our academic programs are enhanced by Haileybury's commitment to a strong social education program that includes fulfilling potential, supporting individual resilience and the development of personal character values. I believe in the principles of social justice and am committed to the School developing our students accordingly.

Haileybury is one of the most entrepreneurial and enterprising schools in Australia.  The development of Melbourne’s first vertical school, extensive operations in China and the opening of Haileybury Rendall School Darwin are all 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 - an institution of which we are very proud.

Derek Scott

CEO | Principal