Campus News

Celebrating Community

Thank you to the grandparents and special friends who attended the ELC and Junior School celebrations recently. It has been several years since we have been able to host this event and well over 300 people attended. Days like these create lasting memories for families and remain in the hearts of children long after they have left school.

Thank you, too, to parents who attended the recent Year 5 coffee morning on campus. A wonderful morning of conversation was had by all!

Happy Holidays

I wish all families a happy and relaxing term break after a wonderful term full of learning and events. Just a reminder that the first day of Term 2 is Wednesday, 27 April. Full winter uniform will be required, however, students will have a two-week period to transition to the winter uniform on their return.

Early Learning Centre

Grandparents’ Day

Grandparents’ Day was held on Tuesday, 22 March, and what a wonderful event it was. Many grandparents and special visitors spent time in the ELC classrooms and there were smiles, laughter and fun creations. The children proudly shared their classroom, artwork and favourite activities with their grandparents who were able to share some wisdom and reminisce about their own childhood.

All guests then went to the John Twist Hall for a special assembly including a wonderful performance by the ELC of the song, Mister Sun, led by Mr Leonardo Intilangelo. What a fantastic sight to see our whole ELC on stage singing for all to see and hear.

The grandparents and special guests then headed to the Sports Hall for morning tea. We thank everyone for coming to visit and hope you enjoyed your time as much as we enjoyed acknowledging the special bonds shared within families.

“A Grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.”

Junior School

It’s Easter Bonnet Time

It is that time of year when ELC and JS students start making their Easter bonnets for our parade on Friday, 8 April. This is an event our students really look forward to every year! Hats can be big, small, outlandish or simple—it is up to you. Parents are welcome to come along and see the beautiful hats in the parade.

Making an Impression

Our Prep students love their art classes and so, when Prep W was fortunate enough to have a beautiful sunshine filled morning, they went outside to draw what they saw around them, just like the Impressionists in the 19th century. Artists such as Monet and Renoir would draw and paint in the fresh air and directly observe their subjects. Prep W drew the architecture and the beautiful trees in the courtyard outside the Arts Building.

Prep V’s day was rainy, however, as artists are great problem solvers they drew inside and looked closely at the models in the Art room. They drew all manner of subjects from dinosaurs to waterlilies and insects—even an elephant! They agreed that the more you look the more you see as they first drew the shape then the details of their chosen subject.

Middle School

A Showcase of Talent

The Middle School House Arts Festival was a wonderful way to complete a busy and productive Term 1. It showcased the talents of students in art, dance, drama, music and media. Congratulations to all Houses for their enthusiasm.

Parent Teacher Interviews

We hope all parents have been able to access the online reporting and feedback for their children. The upcoming Parent Teacher Interviews are an opportune time to discuss the progress of your child.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in Week 3 of Term 2. Bookings can be made via the parent portal on go2. An email will be sent early next term when bookings are open to parents.

If any parents are experiencing difficulty accessing or navigating the live reporting platform, an information desk will be set up in John Twist Hall to provide assistance to access student online report data.

Jeanette Rawlings

Head of Edrington (Berwick)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Edrington (HPFE)

Hello Edrington! Firstly, thank you so much to our Class Social Reps for volunteering their time to be our social calendar wizards. I’m seeing so many dates and chat groups popping up within our community, which is great after being locked away for two years. Also, keep an eye on the Facebook page for calendar date reminders about events coming up for your class.

A big shout out to our Grandparents’ Day volunteers for helping serve morning tea to our VIPs. It’s such a fun morning and highlight of the year for all the families and friends.

We have also had the opportunity to catch up with the new families at Haileybury Edrington and to give them a warm welcome. It’s been busy, busy, busy!

Have a safe and happy Easter. See you all in Term 2.

Kerry Ilic

HPFE President