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A very positive start to the year!

It is wonderful to see everyone back at school, with so much energy and enthusiasm for the year ahead.

Sincere thanks to the Junior School and Middle School parents for attending the Parent Information Sessions in the first week. Your engagement and support are greatly appreciated as we look forward to a successful and productive school year.

I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 2023 Year 12 Berwick students on their remarkable results. We are incredibly proud of your achievements, and we wish you all the very best for your future endeavours.

There are many upcoming social events this term that I encourage everyone to attend. These include morning teas at drop-off time, class dinners, the ELC Family morning, the Junior School Family morning, and the HPFE Trivia evening. These community events are an excellent opportunity to come together, build relationships, and enjoy each other’s company.

Girls Night In

Girls Night In last Friday evening was a huge success! We had girls learning Hip Hop dance moves, decorating (and eating!) cupcakes, playing party games, getting their hair sprayed and capturing memories in the photobooth. But most importantly, we had 16 students and two teachers cut their hair for the World’s Greatest Shave.

Thank you to all who donated to this fantastic cause — we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the Edrington community. With your help, we managed to surpass last year’s total of $11,200, raising just over $16,000! We look forward to presenting the Leukemia Foundation with these funds.

Early Learning Centre

We extend a warm welcome to all our ELC families, both new and returning. What an exciting time ahead for all. This year is sure to be a year of great learning, fun and many wonderful relationships developing, which will promote opportunities for connection to our great community.

It has been so fulfilling to see how well the children have settled into their Reception and Pre-Prep classes, mainly due to educators and families working in collaboration. Forming a strong partnership between educators, children and the family helps to establish an understanding about expectations and attitudes and provides a foundation for building on the knowledge of all parties. The first few weeks are such a crucial time, and we want to ensure it is a positive one for all. This is why staff will spend this time with a focus on observing and getting to know each child, to build positive relationships with each child and family.

We look forward to working with you throughout your child’s ELC journey to ensure your child’s learning, development and wellbeing is at the centre of all that we do.

Junior School

Junior School Leaders - Semester 1

We would like to congratulate our 2024 Semester 1 Junior School Captains, House Captains and Assembly Captain on their election. We are sure they will do a wonderful job in their leadership roles.

Junior School Captains

Lola (Year 4) and Griffin (Year 4)

House Captains

Anderson - Lilian (Year 4) and Rocco (Year 4)

Campbell - Ella (Year 4) and Arun (Year 4)

Reynolds - Kanishaa (Year 4) and Ruben (Year 4)

Thompson - Charlotte (Year 4) and Damon (Year 4)

Assembly Captain

Lily (Year 4)

Middle School

Congratulations to our Year 8 leadership team who were inducted into their leadership positions during our first assembly for 2023. Led by our Girls Middle School Captain, Sathisha (Year 8) and our Boys Middle School Captain, Logan (Year 8), this group will be great ambassadors for our Middle School and will work closely with staff and students this year to contribute to the culture of our Middle School.

These students will take part in a workshop next week designed to hone their leadership skills in preparation for a fantastic 2024 school year.

Position Girls Captain Boys Captain
Middle School Captain
Sports Captain
Flag Bearer
Social Justice Captain
Music Captain
Drama Captain
Art Captain
Publications Captain
Anderson Captain
Campbell Captain
Reynolds Captain
Thompson Captain
STEM Captain
LEAP Captain
Sustainability Captain

Frozen Jr

After much anticipation, our 2024 musical has been announced — Frozen Jr. This is sure to be a hit with familiar songs and characters being brought to life by our Middle School students. Auditions for lead roles began this week, so look out for an announcement of lead roles soon!

Jeanette Rawlings
Head of Edrington (Berwick)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Edrington (HPFE)

Happy New Year! Welcome back everyone! We have an action-packed term filled with some amazing events for us all to enjoy!

The Uniform Shop will be open every Wednesday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm. If you have an hour to spare this term to give Jenelle and Mikayla a hand in the shop, please contact them via email.

Save the Date! On Friday, 22 March the HPFE is hosting a Trivia Night. Start organising your fellow parents together and form your teams. It will be a fun night with lots of prizes and laughs. We will send more information out soon.

There is so much happening this term. Please find a handy list below to lock dates into your diaries.

Date Time Event Location
Tuesday, 20 February
8.30 am - 9.45 am
Year 5 Morning Tea
Library Quad
Friday, 23 February
8.30 am - 9.45 am
Years 1 and 2 Morning Tea
Junior School Quad
Saturday, 24 February
6.00 pm
Year 5 Dinner
Berwick Springs Hotel
Tuesday, 27 February
8.30 am - 9.45 am
Years 3 and 4 Morning Tea
Junior School Quad
Saturday, 2 March
9.00 am - 10.30 am
ELC Family Morning
Junior School Quad
Tuesday, 12 March
8.30 am - 9.45 am
Years 6, 7 and 8 Morning Tea
Library Quad
Tuesday, 19 March
9.30 am - 11.30 am
Grandparents Day
Sports Hall
Friday, 22 March
6.30 pm - 10.30 pm
HPFE Parent Social Event
Venue TBC
Saturday, 23 March
10.00 am - 11.30 am
Junior School Family Morning
Front Soccer Oval

Kerry Ilic & Tracy Day
HPFE Presidents