Campus News

Welcome Back

It has been wonderful to see students, staff and families back at school for an exciting term ahead. The Junior School Quad is one of the main meeting places for our families and I am very pleased to tell you that, once again, it is open for ELC and Junior School families to catch-up after school.

Because the quad is such an important space, we are currently refurbishing it. The artificial playing surface has been replaced, seating will be placed around the trees, shade sails are being replaced and we will be planting a sensory garden. This project will be observed keenly by the students over the coming weeks.

Getting Ready for NAPLAN

From Tuesday, 10 to Friday, 13 May, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will sit NAPLAN. These tests cover the skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy. The tests will be online. All students must have headphones and students in Years 5, 7 and 9 must also have a fully charged device for these tests.

Parent–Teacher Interviews

Parent–Teacher Interviews will be held via Zoom next Monday for the Middle School and on Wednesday for ELC, Junior School and Middle School. These interviews are an excellent opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. Booking details can be found on the myHaileybury app.

Early Learning Centre

All Weather Play

In the ELC we believe children should be able to play outside all year round as the fresh air and opportunities to explore outside outweigh the advantages of staying inside simply because of bad weather. The outdoor environment is an extension to our classroom and is a place where children learn new skills, strengthen and challenge existing skills, and develop confidence in their social interactions.

With this in mind, we ask that all children bring a labelled waterproof coat and pair of gumboots to leave in their classroom so they can stay warm and dry when they are outside. We encourage parents to also swap their child’s hat with a Haileybury beanie for extra warmth. Of course, staff do not take children outside unless it is safe to do so.

Many fabulous learning experiences have arisen from ventures around the school on these cold and dreary days.

We continue to remind families of our COVID procedures and policies and ask you to please be mindful of the health of all children, so if your child is unwell, please keep them at home.

Junior School

CDT Games Creation For the Preps

In Term 1, our Year 6 students had an assignment where they created an app to help Prep students learn a concept they had covered in class. The Year 6 students spent the term coming up with ideas and plans for their app or game. Once created, the Preps could play the game and share their thoughts about it with the Year 6 creator.

This was a fantastic opportunity for our Year 6 students to understand how their work had an impact on their audience and our Preps thought the games were fantastic!

Middle School

Settling in to a Busy Term

Students have settled well into what will be a short, but very busy, term. Our Year 7 and 8 students will finish some of their units of work and begin preparation for their humanities and electives exams that will commence at the end of Week 4.

The Middle School Mother's Day Breakfast will be held on Friday, 6 May, in the John Twist Hall. It will be a wonderful opportunity to come together and enjoy some food and entertainment from the students.

Students in the Dance and Aerobics teams are preparing for the Haileybury Dance and Aerobics Display night tomorrow. All teams will move to their first round of competition on Saturday, 14 May. We wish them luck as they compete over the coming weeks.

Jeanette Rawlings

Head of Edrington (Berwick)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Edrington (HPFE)

Welcome to Another Term

On behalf of the HPFE, we would love to wish all the mums, grandmas, carers and special friends a Happy Mother's Day! We have many gifts that your special small people can carefully choose for you all and we know that the children take the job of Mother's Day purchases very seriously!

Of course, it couldn’t happen without our volunteers helping us on the stall. Please complete this form if you would like to assist on Thursday, 5 May.

Winter Warmers is back so lock it in to your calendars! We will have live music, cocktails, delicious food and, of course, great company. The HPFE are so excited to put this event together for our community to enjoy.

Winter Warmers will be held on Friday, 27 May, from 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm in the Pavilion. Tickets are $10 each and will be available to purchase from TryBooking. All tickets previously purchased for Winter Warmers 2021 events that were cancelled due to lockdowns are valid. We hope to see you all there!

Kerry Ilic

HPFE President