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Happy Term 2

We have enjoyed a happy and successful start to Term 2 at Haileybury City and have hit the ground running. Thank you for supporting us in our expectations of starting the day on time to ensure the morning runs smoothly. Routines are important and the school day officially starts in the classroom at 8.30 am. However, there are also many co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings before and after school to get the heart pumping and to keep minds active and alert.

Celebrating mothers and significant women

Mothers and significant women celebrated and spent time with their children and young people at City campus. Thank you to the Heads of School for organising some wonderful activities and learning experiences, and to our Middle School student leaders who led the Middle School trivia event.

School Uniform

Students in Prep to Year 8 must now be in full winter school uniform.

Early Learning Centre

Thank you, Mum

For Mother’s Day, the ELC recently celebrated and gave thanks to the mothers and significant people in their lives. The morning was filled with smiles, activities shared by children, mothers and significant people and included craft and stories within the ELC and a visit to our movement class.

Having worked hard on their gifts of appreciation for the special people who do so much for them, the children were excited to present their mother or special person with beautiful keepsakes. Thank you to everyone who joined us in this celebration.

Building resilience in the early years

An updated version of the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia is being implemented in early learning centres across the country. It places increased emphasis on resilience and on supporting children to develop a growth mindset in the early years.

A growth mindset and resilience are incredibly important within this age group as they help children problem-solve and engage confidently with the world around them. As parents, we don’t want to see our children face disappointment, however, it is important that children learn skills that enable them to bounce back when facing challenges.

We encourage families to visit the Raising Children site for information on how you can support resilience in children between the ages of three and eight-years-old.

Read more here.

Junior School

Welcoming mothers, grandmothers and all

It was wonderful to welcome mothers, grandmothers, aunties, sisters and special friends to our recent Junior School Mothers and Significant Women open morning on Friday, 12 May. Level 3 hosted exciting activities for mothers and their children to enjoy. From Marie biscuit decorating to a masquerade fashion show, there was something for everyone.

New faces

A few new families have joined our City Junior School community since the beginning of the year, so let’s extend a warm and friendly welcome to all. There will be many opportunities to connect throughout the term, including our fortnightly Junior School Assemblies.

The dates of each assembly held in Term 2 at 2.45 pm are:

  • Week 4: Thursday, 18 May
  • Week 6: Thursday, 1 June
  • Week 8: Thursday, 15 June

For more information, please see the Term 2 Key Dates on the myHaileybury app.

The Book Fair is coming

We are excited to announce that the Book Fair returns to Haileybury City in Week 5 (May 22 – 26) during LEAP Week. It will be held in the café area before and after school, and families can purchase books supplied by Lamont Books for themselves and loved ones. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. EFTPOS and cash purchases will be accepted.

Middle School

Anzac Day commemoration

On Wednesday, 26 April the Haileybury City community commemorated Anzac Day in Flagstaff Gardens. Students from Prep to Year 12 gathered to honour those who have served in the Australian forces in conflicts and in peacekeeping missions over the past century.

During the minute’s silence, students reflected on the names of the Old Haileyburians who volunteered for World Wars and on the message of Wilfred Owen’s poem, Futility. The service concluded with the Brass Ensemble who performed the Last Post, Reveille and the National Anthem. 

Dance and Aerobics Regional Competitions

Congratulations to our City campus students who represented Haileybury at the 2023 Dance Star and School Aerobics regional competition on Saturday, 29 and Sunday, 30 April. It was wonderful to see how far our teams have come and how their hard work and commitment pays off on stage.

Thank you to our Dance and Aerobics coaches for their time and encouragement. We look forward to the upcoming Dance and Aerobics display night on Tuesday, 23 May.

Caroline Merrick
Head of City

Haileybury Parents & Friends City (HPF City)

Thank you to our mothers

We hope everyone enjoyed the Mother’s Day activities during the last week. As a mum, it is wonderful to be able to enjoy such an event with your child, and as a child, it is wonderful to say thank you to mum for all that she does. I hope all the mums and significant women got a chance to relax, enjoy the day yesterday and to feel a little bit special.

The countdown is on!

We are in the final weeks of preparation for the HPF City Cocktail Party on Friday, 26 May. Some lovely donations were provided for the Mother’s Day events and if you have any additional donation for the cocktail party, no matter how small, please drop it off at Reception and leave it in the boxes provided. Collections will be open until early next week.

Please reach out to us via email if you have any questions. Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the Cocktail Party— the link to the TryBooking page can be found on the myHaileybury app. It promises to be a night full of sparkles and fun and I look forward to seeing you there.

Melissa Fisher
President, Haileybury Parents & Friends City