Campus News

Starting Our Fifth Year with High Expectations

After weeks of preparation, Haileybury Rendall School opened its doors to all students on Monday, 31 January. The biggest ever cohort of over 860 students began their 2022 learning journey with excitement and enthusiasm.

Excited to start the School year

The start to this school year will be like no other for the Northern Territory. When we finished school on Friday, 10 December 2021, the COVID pandemic was still being held at bay up north. Now, just seven weeks later, the COVID-19 landscape has changed as the virus has taken a foothold.

Recently, the Northern Territory's daily case numbers have been in the hundreds. To give some context, the day the Northern Territory topped 1,000 cases was approximately equivalent to recording 25,000 cases in Victoria.

Despite this we are well-prepared and ready for the challenges that will come. We have drawn on the detailed experiences of our colleagues in Haileybury Melbourne and have appreciated their support and advice.

Our staff preparation days and new student induction sessions have run very smoothly. As our enrolment numbers grow, we have welcomed a wonderful and talented group of new staff to our School and it has been rewarding to see everyone embracing the start of the year with vigour and passion.

Clearly, our students have relished getting back to study and catching up with their friends. There has been a very positive vibe as students move up a year level, meet new teachers and enjoy the improved facilities that have been updated across the Christmas break.

As the beautifully cooling monsoonal rains continue to contribute to our wet season, we send our best wishes to everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across Australia, and we look forward with hope to a new and exciting year in the Territory.

Andrew McGregor

Principal, Haileybury Rendall School