Campus News

Welcome Back

We look forward to welcoming back our students to Term 2 on Wednesday, 27 April. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break and the chance to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

A reminder that students may wear summer or winter uniform for the first two weeks of term. From Monday, 9 May, all students are required to wear their winter uniform, including a blazer.

Parent–Teacher Interviews

Communication between home and school is important and working as a team to support students as they move through their educational journey is powerful.

Parent–Teacher Interviews will be held via Zoom during the third week of Term 2. Keep an eye on myHaileybury for further details.


Our Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students are busily preparing for the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy, or NAPLAN. NAPLAN is a national program for students in these levels who sit common assessments in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

These assessments will be completed online this year and tests will take place from May 10–13. We know that our students will complete the tests to the best of their ability. Further information is on the NAPLAN website.

Early Learning Centre

Celebrating a Fabulous Term 1

There was much excitement as the ELC came together to celebrate the end of Term 1 with a bilby hunt. Each class followed clues that took them around the school grounds to find pieces of a puzzle which, when put together, created a bilby. We then gathered with parents on the North Oval for a picnic morning tea, chat and play.

Castlefield Coin Trail

On the last day of term, the annual Castlefield Coin Trail encouraged children to think about giving as they collected coins to lay along the trail. All money raised goes to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

Looking ahead to Term 2

This term we are looking forward to inviting families in to our ELC as children are collected at the end of each day. At this stage, our morning routine will stay but parents will be signing in their own children.

Staggered times will continue and we expect all children to be picked up on time, please.

  • Reception: 8.30 am – 3.00 pm
  • Pre-Prep: 8.45 am – 3.15 pm

Please look out for the upcoming events for Term 2 and also for the parent security code on the Haileybury ELC app.

Junior School

House Spirit

The annual Castlefield Coin Trail is always a great event with Junior School students decked out in their house colours. With care, they placed their saved coins on the lines marked out around the School to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

On the same day, we held our annual House Music Competition. Mrs Jacob has worked so hard with our choirs this term in preparation for this event and they did not disappoint! Students sang loud and proud and really impressed the judges, including Head of Music (Junior and Middle School), Campbell Reither.

Getting Involved

It was great to see so many Junior School students out and about early for our Active April mornings last term. From running or walking around the oval to ball sports and Zumba, students started their days in so many active ways.

Specialist departments and our HPFC are always thinking of ways to connect our families and our school and we love when there is lots of involvement. Special thanks to our Prep parents who recently came along to share their expertise with the classes as community helpers. Please come and join in and put your hand up when you can!

Middle School

A Term of Connectedness

As our first term concludes, we acknowledge that the past 11 weeks have seen our students experience the whole gamut of school life. From assemblies, camps and assessments to Creative Arts nights and special events such as International Women’s Day and our Coin Trail, the school spirit is most definitely alive and well.

Having our students on site for a full term and immersed in our culture of learning and connectedness has been wonderful for our young learners and it has been a reminder of why school matters and why every student matters every day.

We wish all our families a well-deserved and restful Easter break.

Katrina Manson

Head of Castlefield (Brighton)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Castlefield (HPFC)

Mothers Day Lunch

Our popular Haileybury Mothers Day Lunch will be held at Encore at St Kilda Beach on Friday, 6 May, from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Tickets cost $150 each plus a TryBooking fee and are on sale now via the link below:

HPFC Mothers Day Stall

Haileybury Parents and Friends presents...our annual Mothers Day Stall.

Located in the Sholto Black Room, adjacent to the canteen, children will visit in their class groups to purchase gifts for their mums, grandmothers or special friend. There will be a fabulous range of gifts priced from $0.50 – $15.00.

Reception students only

Wednesday, 4 May, 1.00 – 2.00 pm

Prep – Year 8

Wednesday, 5 May, 8.20 am – 2.30 pm

Can you help?

Parent helpers are needed on the stall. If you can spare an hour, please sign up for a shift via the below link. Thank you for your support.

Ian Green

President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Castlefield