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CEO | Principal's Report

Final days for Year 12s

The final combined day and final combined assembly for Year 12 Haileybury students was held on Friday and was a wonderful celebration of the strong Haileybury culture that exists across the girls’ school and the boys’ school.

The Year 12 boys’ celebrations conclude with a final day on Monday and a Valedictory Dinner in the evening. Haileybury Girls College’s final day celebrations and dinner are on Tuesday.

This Year 12 cohort consists of 479 students who have had a remarkable journey through the Senior School — their first two years were impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns. The students came through this period with great strength, and they have been a focussed and committed group who have done themselves proud.

In Friday’s speeches by the School Captains, Neeraja and Sam, much was made of the strong bonds shared by the group and of the benefit and enjoyment that came with being part of a multi-cultural community covering multiple campuses, classes and co-curricular activities across the Schools. This is a special part of a Haileybury education.

There was also great appreciation for the teaching staff of Haileybury. Teaching is a profession that has changed significantly this century and the teacher shortage across Australia is widely reported. Haileybury teachers are all professionals with a minimum of four years training, and they have extraordinary dedication and commitment to the education and social outcomes of the students in their care. The appreciation from the School’s student leaders to the staff was greatly appreciated.

The Year 12 students now head into a study period for their VCE exams. The first Exam, English, is on Tuesday, 24 October. I wish all our VCE students good luck with their exams. They have had the best possible preparation through Haileybury’s brilliant teachers.

Haileybury Tianjin celebrations

It was a great pleasure to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Haileybury Tianjin, China, during the second week of September. The Tianjin campus, a boarding school for 800 students from Years 1 to 12, was a wonderful hive of activity.

Australia’s Ambassador to China, Graham Fletcher, spent an afternoon at the School and joined us for a celebratory dinner. The CEO of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Stephen Gniel, also joined the celebrations in person. Haileybury has received outstanding support from Wuqing and Tianjin education officials and it is a thriving campus delivering great education outcomes for the students.

Derek Scott
CEO | Principal