Social Justice Initiatives

For the good of society


The Haileybury program is tailored to each educational stage and builds resilient and independent learners with a strong work ethic and critical skills in decision-making, leadership and enterprise.

The students leave Haileybury as well-rounded young citizens with a love for learning, prepared for life on the global stage and with the drive to be active members of society.


Our Social Justice program

Social justice is a cornerstone of the Haileybury Program. For students it creates awareness of their community and their own self-worth. We all benefit from living in a just society—one that supports the law and human rights and where everyone is valued as an equal member.

Students can join a range of campus-specific activities that focus on human rights and equal opportunity and each campus supports fundraising initiatives for charities. Over 30 charities benefit from the Social Justice Program each year.

Focusing on a life of service

At the heart of Haileybury’s mission is the commitment to develop high-achieving students who are connected globally to each other and to the communities in which they will serve. They are empowered to transform their world.

Just as importantly, we are firmly committed to the principles of fairness, equality and human rights and we believe we have a shared responsibility to contribute to positive social change, both locally and globally.

The Haileybury Social Justice Program focuses on respect, generosity, reconciliation, protection of the weak, forgiveness, expressions of gratitude, inclusion, sharing of resources and service.


Supporting an extensive range of initiatives

We are proud to be committed to many initiatives across different areas of society and we provide support at club, House, campus and School levels.

The Haileybury Social Justice Club supports organisations including The Salvation Army, Clean Up Australia Day and Walk for Justice for Refugees.

Castlefield campus supports over 30 charities and organisations including Asylum Seekers, Pay it Forward, Indigenous Literacy, White Ribbon, Youth Suicide - Beyond Blue, Surf Lifesaving Victoria, Jeans for Genes, Daffodil Day, RSPCA and Kids Under Cover.

City campus works with organisations that include Melbourne City Mission, Sleep at the ‘G, World’s Greatest Shave, Oxfam’s Close the Gap and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Edrington campus is involved with Second Bite, Healesville Sanctuary, Off Your Back Coat Drive, Children's Cancer Foundation, Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal, Jump Rope for Heart, Monash Children's Hospital, MS Readathon, Benevolent Society and One Girl.

Newlands campus supports Red Nose Day, Cancer Council, Pink Ribbon Day, Beanies for Brain Cancer and Very Special Kids among many others.


Social Justice at Senior School

At Senior School House level, there is also plenty of activity and service-based support:

Aikman House
Castlefield House
Cuddihy House
Dickinson House
Douglas House
Edrington House
Flagstaff House
Jackson House
King House
Lyons House
Pargetter House
Pre-Senior
Sholto Black House
Simpson House

Aikman House

Supporting Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula (DSAMP). In 2016, Aikman House raised $3,000 to purchase two specially modified surfboards and 50 rash vests. Students also volunteered at the DSAMP Surf Day at Point Leo Beach and are looking forward to attending again next year.

Castlefield House

Supporting the School of St Jude’s in Tanzania, a boarding school that provides quality education to Tanzania’s poorest children. Raised $6,000 over 18 months. Funds assisted in supporting several children to attend school, covering full costs including meals, accommodation, books and classes.

Cuddihy House

Raising money and awareness of ovarian cancer, a disease that affects one in four women.

Dickinson House

Supporting Clean Up Australia, The Biggest Morning Tea (Cancer Council) and The Salvation Army - the Winter Food Appeal and Christmas Toy Drive Appeal.

Douglas House

Raised funds and donations for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Edrington House

Supporting One Girl; an organisation that supports girls' education in Sierra Leone and Uganda. Educating girls is the most powerful solution to fight climate change and reduce poverty.

Flagstaff House

Working together with King House, Flagstaff House continually supports the creation of new opportunities for disadvantaged Australian children through the Smith Family and the Melbourne City Mission charities.

Jackson House

Supporting Nagajuna School in Nepal by raising $700 from a bake sale and $50 from selling positive quotes.

King House

Working together with Flagstaff House, King House continually supports the creation of new opportunities for disadvantaged Australian children through the Smith Family and the Melbourne City Mission charities.

Lyons House

Supporting Share the Dignity, a charity providing sanitary items for homeless women and women of domestic violence in shelters. Lyons are aiming to raise $9,000 over the next three years to cover the cost of one #pinkbox, which dispenses free sanitary items every 10 minutes in public toilets.

Pargetter House

Partnered with Monash Children's Hospital School for students with patients.

Pre-Senior

Fundraising and assistance in running Shine Cambodia, an organisation that provides free education for children aged 5–16 and social support to the community, ensuring that when children leave school they have career options to give their families a better life.

Sholto Black House

Since 2017, Sholto Black House has raised $10,000 supporting the Royal Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and the Smith Family. They have also volunteered at the Transit Soup Kitchen in Narre Warren where they distribute meals and groceries. For 2021, they pledged to purchase two 8kw split systems to keep those dependent on the transit services warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Simpson House

supports the Hamlin Foundation, which provides treatment for women in Ethiopia who have had obstetric fistula. Over the past five years, students have participated in the annual Walk to Beautiful, a sponsored walk/run of laps around Rendall Oval. Other fundraising activities include a sausage sizzle and selling "beautiful dedications’. The Simpson House aim for 2021 was to raise $6,500.