Campus News

Show Time in the Northern Territory

Each year, glorious North Australian winter weather draws thousands of tourists to Darwin and the Northern Territory. This year has seen a colder than usual dry season and during the recent school holidays the temperature in Darwin dropped below 20°C on several nights. Freezing!

Agricultural shows are a popular dry season tradition where locals and visitors gather for two days of entertainment, socialising and healthy fun. The Darwin Show is the centrepiece of these festivities and the Darwin Show Day is a popular public holiday—this year it falls on Friday, 22 July.

Since Haileybury Rendall School opened in 2018, it has been a tradition for us to run a marketing and publicity stall at the Darwin Show. Each year we pull out the magenta banners and our staff run the stall, answer questions, look for enrolments and celebrate our progress.

To advertise the opening of our new Boarding House in January 2023, we have also been visiting regional shows across the north of Australia, including Mt Isa in Queensland, Kununurra in Western Australia, and Alice Springs and Katherine in the Northern Territory. Along the way we’ve been encouraging families to send their children to our new facility.

I wonder if any Melbourne families are interested in sending their children to Haileybury’s northernmost School? If you want to know more, please check out our website for Boarding. We run the Australian Curriculum and the VCE and we might just be a great option!

You may even like to attend our Virtual Boarding Tour on the evening of Tuesday, 2 August.

Andrew McGregor

Principal, Haileybury Rendall School