Campus News

Fresh Start to Term 2

We are eagerly looking forward to the start of Term 2 on Wednesday, 27 April. Students may wear their summer or winter uniform for the first two weeks of term. From Monday, 9 May, full winter uniform must be worn, including the blazer for Junior School.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews are an excellent opportunity to discuss the progress of students academically, socially and emotionally.

Newlands Parent–Teacher interviews for ELC to Year 8 students will be held on Monday, 9 May, and Wednesday, 11 May, from 5.00 – 8.30 pm. All interviews will take place over Zoom.

Bookings will open on Monday, 2 May, and can be accessed via myPortal on the myHaileybury app. After booking your interviews, you will be provided with a separate Zoom link for each of the teachers you are meeting.

Early Learning Centre

Mothers Day Celebrations

Mothers Day celebrations are a tradition within the ELC and are a highlight of the ELC calendar each year. This year the children would like to extend an invitation to their mums and special visitors to attend a classroom pampering session with their child in the week prior to Mothers Day.

On Wednesday, 4 May, Reception N and S, and Pre-Prep K mums and special visitors, are invited to come to the ELC between 2.15 – 3.15 pm for a session of fun and relaxation with your child.

On Thursday, 5 May, Reception W mums and special visitors are invited to visit the ELC between 2.15 – 3.15 pm.

ELC Choir

The Pre-Prep children come together once a week with Julia Goodall, specialist music teacher, for a session of choir singing. The session is truly uplifting as the children enthusiastically harmonise their voices while singing traditional and well-known children’s songs.

The children have performed at a Pop-Up Choir for ELC parents during Arts Week, they have sung to Vice Principal Scott Doran and Head of Newlands, Jane Gibbs, and they will join the Junior School Choir for a shared singing experience under the musical direction of Julia Goodall and Rowena McDowell.

Junior School

End of Term Assembly Prep Performance

For the first time, the Prep cohort were part of an assembly at Aikman Hall which included a performance of some of the choir songs they have been avidly practicing this term. It was so lovely to see all the families join us for this special assembly to celebrate another successful term.

Walk This Way

During the last week of term, Junior School and Middle School students embraced our Annual Walkathon, walking and running laps around Fisher Oval to raise money for the Good Friday Appeal. It was wonderful to see students enjoying the event and family members joining in. Everyone certainly enjoyed their Zooper Doopers at the end of the event, thanks to the HPFK.

Swimming Lessons

Years 1, 2 and 4 are looking forward to swimming sessions early next term. Lessons will begin in Week 2 on Monday, 2 May, and run for two weeks.

Swimming lessons are extremely beneficial for children over the age of five as it enhances their knowledge of safety around water and furthers their stroke development and aquatic skills. Lessons also offer children the opportunity to gain confidence, provide another avenue of exercise, and promote health, wellbeing and social and personal skills.

Children develop at different rates and the swimming lessons will provide all Years 1, 2 and 4 students with the opportunity to learn to swim at their own level and with students of similar ability.

Preps and Year 3 students will take part in swimming lessons in Term 4.

Mothers Day Afternoon

Join us for an afternoon of fun activities with light refreshments. More details below:

Middle School

The Biggest Playdate

The Biggest Playdate is a fundraising carnival that raises money for the Children’s Cancer Centre at Monash Children’s Hospital. Haileybury was proudly represented at the event by Year 8 Captains and Haileybury Pipes & Drums. The Year 8 Captains ran a lolly jar guessing game and demonstrated great leadership, organisation and collaboration. The activity raised $200.

Thanks and well done to Raena Umezu and Brody Lamb (School Captains), Deanna Maglaras (Sustainability Captain), Riley Zhao (Drama Captain), James Yab (Art Captain), Chelsea Armstrong (Kemp Captain), Chad Bryant (Kemp Vice Captain) and Adhithyan Rajiv (Shum Captain) for their effort and enthusiasm.

Middle School Mothers Day Celebration

Tickets to this wonderful celebration are on sale now, get your tickets below:

Jane Gibbs

Head of Newlands (Keysborough)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough (HPFK)

HPFK Newlands Easter Raffle

A huge thank you to the Newlands community for generously supporting the Easter Egg Raffle and for raising a little over $3,700. Congratulations to all the Easter basket winners and thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped make this event possible.

Save the Luncheon Date

The HPFK Luncheon will be held on Friday, 27 May, and will support Feel the Magic, an Australian charity that provides early intervention grief education programs for kids experiencing pain and isolation due to the death of a parent, guardian or sibling. Please put this date in your diary.

HPFK Uniform Shop

We have plenty of stock of winter uniform to help you prepare for Term 2. The HPFK Uniform Shop opening hours during the school holidays and in Week 1 of Term 2 are:

Friday, 22 April, from 2.30 – 4.30 pm

Friday, 29 April, from 2.30 – 4.30 pm

Saturday, 30 April, from 9.00 am – 12.00 noon

Haileybury HPFK Facebook Page

This year our target is to reach 1,000 Haileybury HPFK Facebook Group members. If you would like to connect with our community, please join our Facebook page.

If you have any queries or would like to contact the HPFK, please email:

Enjoy the school holidays!

Lenice Norris

President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough