Campus News

A Roof Over our Heads at Edrington

I am delighted to announce that the roof covering two tennis courts has been completed. This gives us an additional undercover area for PE classes and for recess and lunchtime activities. We will also use this space for events and interschool sport matches. The courts will be resurfaced in September, once the weather improves.

We are also very fortunate to have the Pavilion and Main Oval at the Berwick campus — the Main Oval is the size of the MCG. This means that 1st sporting teams can compete at Berwick and we recently held the 1st Football match between Haileybury and Geelong College. The facilities were enjoyed by all.

Join Haileybury’s Pipes & Drums

Lincoln Hilton, Director of Pipes & Drums, recently spoke to all Middle School students about joining the Pipes & Drums. Haileybury has a very strong team that competes nationally and internationally and students in Years 5 to 8 are encouraged to join.

Early Learning Centre

Quality Improvement Plan

A Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) is a document created by every Early Childhood Centre in Australia to help them self-reflect on the quality of education and care being given, and set clear goals and targets to achieve improvement.

The QIP is divided into seven Quality Areas:

  1. Educational Program and Practice
  2. Children’s Health and Safety
  3. Physical Environment
  4. Staffing Arrangements
  5. Relationships with Children
  6. Collaborative Partnerships with families and communities
  7. Governance and Leadership

Every member of the ELC staff contributes to this document on a regular basis as we continuously look to improve our practice and care.

Our QIP is in the ELC foyer with more information on the plan and we encourage families to share any feedback on any of the above quality areas. You can place your feedback in the box in the main ELC foyer or by completing this form.

Children are also an important part of this process and we regularly look for their feedback and input.

Junior School

Making Shapes in Year 3

Students in Year 3 were recently learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their nets. Students were asked to use hands-on equipment to create 2D shapes and then used their 2D shapes to create a net before converting that into a 3D shape. They loved this activity!

Chicks in Year 1

As part of their science unit, our Year 1 students have been looking at the life cycle of animals. They have specifically looked at the life cycle of chickens and hatched baby chicks in their classroom. There has been a lot of learning — and a lot of cuddles.

Middle School

Languages Week

The Middle School is looking forward to celebrating Languages Week next week and plenty of activities have been organised. These include cultural dancing, Japanese Taiko drumming, Bento Boxes, pain au chocolat croissants and a language assembly.

A big thank you to our language staff for organising such a fantastic week.

Fond Times in Phillip Island

The Phillip Island camp was a wonderful opportunity for the boys to bond over three days and it was fabulous to see them relishing the challenges presented to them. We are especially proud of the way they conducted themselves and the way in which they supported each other throughout the camp. They will have some great memories of their experiences and look back very fondly on their time at Phillip Island.

Red Shield Appeal

Once again, Edrington Middle School has supported the local Salvation Army. Throughout the day on Monday, 30 May, some of our Year 7 students were in Main Street, Berwick collecting donations on behalf of the Salvation Army. This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain some insight into the role of the Salvation Army and to give their time to support such a worthy cause.

Jeanette Rawlings

Head of Edrington (Berwick)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Edrington (HPFE)

It’s been a busy term for the HPFE! We’ve had our amazing Winter Warmers and we met with the leaders of Haileybury community groups to float ideas for future events.

We are also working on setting up some Saturday Sport pop up breakfast BBQs! We will post more to the calendar and socials soon.

As always, the Uniform Shop is open every Wednesday morning from 8.15 am – 10.30 am for all your uniform requirements! If you have any specific requests, email Di at shus-berwick@haileybury.vic.edu.au.

Kerry Ilic

HPFE President