Performing Arts

Get Your Tickets!

Tickets are now on sale for both Haileybury productions being performed in March. These are the Year 10 Play, These Bridges, and the City Play, The Book of Everything directed by Jane Marshall.

Year 10 Play – These Bridges

Tickets can be purchased here:

These Bridges Rehearsals

City Play – The Book of Everything

Tickets can be purchased here:

The Book of Everything Rehearsals

Congratulations to our Theatre and Drama Leaders

Our 2022 Drama Leaders who are all in Year 12 are:

Drama Captains: Sam Prins and Milly Sime

Co-Captains: Emily Peatman, Kim Petley and Riley Allan.

Nick Waxman

Head of Drama and Theatre Studies


The Sound of Music

The Haileybury Music Department offers students a range of performance opportunities including large ensemble concerts, jazz nights, outdoor events, Aria Night and the fortnightly Chapel Concert Series. These free public concerts occur fortnightly on Wednesdays between 1.20 pm and 2 pm in the David Bradshaw Chapel at Keysborough.

The program was initiated in 2010 by Haileybury’s organ tutor, Thomas Heywood, and the year-long series is open to the public as well as family and friends of Haileybury students, past and present.

Designed as a performance opportunity for our leading orchestral and classical voice students, the concerts enjoy the stunning acoustics in the Haileybury Chapel and a backdrop of stained-glass mosaic windows and artwork by Melbourne artist, Leonard French.

The two concerts this year have been outstanding and audiences have marvelled at the quality of the music. I encourage everyone to consider visiting the school this Wednesday, 9 March, for the next concert. I’m certain that you’ll be inspired.

Rod Marshall

Director of Performing Arts & Head of Haileybury Music

Visual Arts

Painting En Plein Air

Painting en plein air with the Year 9 City Studio Arts students was a great way to foster a love of our local city environment and an appreciation for the historical aspect of drawing and painting in nature.

En plein air drawing and painting experiences develop observation skills, creative thinking and well-developed visual memory because the environmental conditions change all the time.

During two workshops, students drew and painted at Flagstaff Gardens and Haileybury’s level 10 rooftop—both inspiring locations. Students focused on the stunning panoramic aerial vistas of the city and the aesthetics of nature and the local figures sauntering through the gardens.

Students’ intellectual activity was focused on observing and memorising nature—its proportions, motion, character, tonal and colour relationships. Students also develop an aesthetic perception of the world, which they take back into the classroom.

There is something magical about painting outdoors that keeps students engaged in the painting process and it’s an experience that students can enjoy again and again at the City campus.

Rachelle Rae

Head of Visual Arts Senior School

Pipes & Drums

The Kilts are in Full Swing!

On Friday, 25 February, we saw the Pipes & Drums in full swing as they performed at the opening of the Founders Day Cocktail Party. After a long absence of performances due to COVID-19 cancellations, the students were ecstatic to be performing in person again.

The band of 20-plus students was led by Pipe Sergeant Oliver Perry.

This performance was, in a way, a dress rehearsal for the band’s interschool competition on Sunday, 27 February, when they competed against school pipe bands from across the state.

The Victorian Pipe Band Association competition season began on Sunday, 27 February, and Haileybury Pipes & Drums competed against interschool rivals. The No. 1 and No. 2 bands were successful in the following categories:

Grade 4A – Haileybury – 1st

Grade 4B – Haileybury – 2nd

Novice Juvenile A Medley – Haileybury – 1st

Novice Juvenile A MSR – Haileybury – 2nd

Novice Juvenile B – Haileybury – 3rd

Go Haileybury!

Lincoln Hilton

Director, Pipes & Drums