Performing Arts

The Book of Everything

Congratulations to the cast, crew and creative team behind the enormously successful inaugural City Play The Book of Everything.

Every aspect of this incredible play was masterfully executed over its three-night run. The performances from the students were incredibly strong as the ensemble and leads worked in sync to serve this story of growth and empowerment.

The thoughtful direction by Jane Marshall and wonderful design by a team of creatives made this a performance to remember.

This was a great achievement from producer Philippa Bell and all involved.

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Nick Waxman

Head of Drama and Theatre Studies


Haileyburians Perform at Top Class

The Music Department is very proud to report that 2021 Music Investigation student Olivia Van Der Heyden (Year 12 in 2021) and Music Performance student Harry Marshall (Year 11 in 2021) performed as featured artists in the VCAA Top Class concert at Melbourne Recital Centre. Harry and Olivia were accompanied by Marcus Beyer (keyboards, Year 10 in 2021) and Mr Sean McLeod (drums).

They performed a superb rendition of Run For Cover as recorded by David Sanborn (saxophone) and Marcus Miller (bass guitar).

The sold-out concert was streamed live to a ticketed audience of over 2,000 people. The broader concert series, which incorporates Top Screen, Top Design, Top Arts and Top Class, is coordinated by the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) and recognises the most outstanding performances presented for assessment in the previous year of study.

Haileybury students have consistently featured in these concerts over the past 15 years. Well done to all involved.

Outstanding Evening of Music

The weather was perfect, the mood relaxed and the standard of music was simply outstanding. This was the scene at the recent Twilight Concert held in the Frank Northcott Quadrangle at Keysborough Senior School campus.

The audience enjoyed food and drinks as Senior School large ensembles performed an exciting and diverse program. The concert ended just before the start of the Year 10 play, These Bridges. Several actors in the play also performed in the concert. Well done to these impressive young performers.

Rod Marshall

Director of Performing Arts & Head of Haileybury Music

Visual Arts

Top Class Art

VCE Studio Arts students attended the annual Top Arts exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria where they learned from gallery staff, examined folios and explored the exhibition. Top Arts is now in its 28th year and is part of the Season of Excellence that celebrates the highest level of achievement statewide in a range of creative subjects. The exhibition showcases about 50 artworks selected from over 1,300 applications by outstanding Art and Studio Arts students who completed VCE Units 3 and 4 last year.

Our students were challenged to discuss and interpret artworks by their emerging artist peers and they examined themes and topics critical to young people. The lecture taught students about exhibition curation, gave them folio and final artworks advice and reinforced the requirements for assessment in the subject. The calibre of creativity and technique achieved by the 2021 cohort while in lockdown and their extensive folios inspired and motivated students to approach their own work with new vigour.

Under Construction

Keysborough Art Gallery has been a hive of activity as the Visual Arts Captains and Committee work with technicians to curate and install the end-of-term exhibition. Under Construction highlights the creative process that leads to final art and design works.

Rachelle Rae

Head of Visual Arts Senior School

Pipes & Drums

Bringing the Trophy Home

Haileybury Pipes & Drums students enjoyed phenomenal success at the Victorian Pipe Band Championships. The event was held at Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Ringwood on Sunday, 20 March.

The band was crowned Grade 4A (open) and Juvenile Novice A (under 18) Victorian Champions for 2022. This marks our 30th victory in the Juvenile Novice A section since 1984—a state title we last held in 2017. The B band, our seconds team, also achieved a commendable second place in Juvenile Novice B, beating their Ballarat Grammar rivals who placed third.

The students now have their sights set on the Nationals. After beating the current defending Novice A national champions from Scotch, we are in a particularly good position for more success at the Australian Pipe Band Championships this October. Go Haileybury!

Novice Juvenile A

1st: Haileybury P&D #1

2nd: Scotch P&D #1

Novice Juvenile B

1st: Scotch P&D #2

2nd: Haileybury P&D #2

3rd: Ballarat Grammar

Grade 4A

1st: Haileybury P&D #1

2nd: Old Scotch P&D

3rd: City of Melbourne P&D #2

Left to right: Senior Piper Ruby Nuttall, Pipe Major Brodie Nash and Pipe Major Ryan Corr.

Lincoln Hilton

Director, Pipes & Drums