Campus News

Student Success

Congratulations to Pearl Hodson (Year 7), who recently competed in the Victorian Interschool Equestrian State Championships. Pearl competed in several events and came first in the Combined Training event, which includes dressage and show jumping. She will now head to Sydney in August to represent Victoria in the National Championships. Congratulations Pearl and we all wish you well!

Congratulations also to Matisse Alessio (Year 5) who was recently awarded the School Sports Victoria Award for her achievements in swimming. She received her award from Australian Olympians Anabelle Smith and Col Pearse. What a wonderful achievement!

Mothers Day Celebrations

The Edrington mothers loved every minute of campus celebrations last week, including spending time in classrooms, a morning tea and a breakfast. Thank you to everyone who attended—your children were so happy to share this time with you. A very big thank you to the HPFE for their wonderful work running the Mothers Day stalls and for providing such a beautiful array of gifts for the children to purchase. Your willingness to volunteer, and contribute to our campus, is very much appreciated.

NAPLAN Finished for Another Year

Well done to all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 for trying their very best during NAPLAN assessments. We look forward to receiving the results and using this information to continue to enhance the learning of our students.

Parent Cyber Safety Webinar

Junior School parents are warmly invited to attend an online webinar about Cyber Safety on Wednesday, 18 May. Details and a registration link can be found below.

Early Learning Centre

Seeds of Sustainability

Edrington’s ELC is continuing its journey towards more sustainable practices. This journey began with ‘The Seeds of Sustainability’ project in 2021 that involves educators, families, children and the wider school community.

Our School has an amazing natural space that includes the creek, large and established trees, green spaces and, more recently, the beehive program. Children gain a better understanding of how to look after our amazing natural resources by being part of this program that values and explores sustainability.

We have ‘Nude Food’ days each week where minimal packaging is brought to school in children’s lunch boxes and children visit the beehives to see the cycle of ‘bee-life’. Children are encouraged to learn about what items can be recycled and this flows on to supporting families to recycle at home.

We are also currently setting up a collection point for families to contribute resources from their homes, gardens and workplaces, so we can incorporate the concept of repurposing and recycling in to the children’s creative ventures.

We will further develop our understanding over coming months and we welcome any ideas families have to share on this important journey!

Junior School

Year 4s Lead with their Heart

Our Year 4 students were involved in a leadership session that explored what it takes to be a respectful, courageous and positive leader in the community. They worked on building confidence and developing their skills to become an effective leader and to lead with their heart. A range of activities put our young people out of their comfort zone so they could reflect on their strengths.

Leading with your heart means:

Helpful – looking out for everyday actions that enrich the lives of others
Energetic – promoting and sharing positive energy
Active and Aware – becoming more aware of personal strengths and how they can be used to take positive action as a leader
Resilient – the importance of having the courage to try new things and learning to respond positively to challenging or difficult situations
Team player – the importance of working with others in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Middle School

Middle School Examinations

Years 7 and 8 students will complete their end of Semester 1 examinations from Friday, 20 May, to Monday, 23 May. The exam timetable has been sent home and we wish our students well as they prepare and revise.

It has been pleasing to see the commitment and initiative of the Year 8 students as they work towards their second examination period while Year 7 students will sit their first examination on Friday, 20 May, to complete their studies in geography. Staff are working hard to teach students about the most efficient and effective ways to prepare for and sit examinations.

Jeanette Rawlings

Head of Edrington (Berwick)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Edrington (HPFE)

Hello Edrington! It’s cold outside…but not in the Pavilion! It’s Winter Warmers 2022. If you haven’t already got your tickets, get on to it quickly. You do not want to miss it because we can only host 120 people in this space and Dale will wave his magic wand to transform the Pavilion for 1 night only. There will be food, drinks, an amazing band and great company.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to our amazing Mothers Day stall volunteers: Erin, Ella, Kate, Jenelle, Joyce and Shama. We couldn’t have done it without you. It was a full-on, fast paced and fun morning.

We also donated a huge hamper of goodies for the Middle School Mothers Day breakfast. We hope you enjoyed your prize!

Take care and stay warm!

Kerry Ilic

HPFE President