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Farewell After an Amazing Decade

Ten years ago, I commenced in my role as Head of Campus at Newlands. My aim was to intentionally create a professional environment of collaboration, growth and academic rigour. The word ‘intentionally’ was deliberate. It means to act with an awareness of what one is doing, with planning, purpose and conscious intent.

Over time, Newlands has become known for its intentionally welcoming culture where the tone of the campus, and its pride in the history of the School, all lean to an implicit expectation of high standards for all.

Newlands has been my home for ten years. As my time comes to an end as the Head of Campus, I look forward to my new role as Acting Deputy Principal in 2023.

With Mark Harrop at the helm as Acting Head of Campus, and the outstanding executive team and brilliant teachers as champions for our students, Newlands will continue to flourish.

Our reputation as the place you want to be — for families and staff — makes me exceedingly proud. We have long wait lists, outstanding academic results and students who will make the world a better place when they enter the workforce. I couldn’t ask for a better legacy.

I wish you all a happy and safe Christmas.

TeamKids Holiday Program

TeamKids have another amazing SUMMER Holiday program planned!

Learn new skills and make new friends under the supervision of qualified educators. Children will enjoy a digital detox with the no screens policy and delicious and nutritious morning and afternoon snacks are provided. TeamKids is also CCS-approved care.

Head to their website to secure your spot!

Haileybury Uniform Policy

Haileybury is proud of its heritage and traditions and these are reflected in the School uniform.

A recent survey was conducted regarding the school uniform.
In preparedness for the new year, please view the updated Haileybury Uniform Policy which applies to all genders.

In 2023 we look forward to sharing and continuing our collaboration with you regarding further developments of the School uniform.

Early Learning Centre

Learning Journals Head Home

With the conclusion of the year the ELC children are very excited to be taking their Learning Journals home. These books are a celebration of your child’s progress throughout the year and document learning from the perspective of educators, children and their families. The children demonstrate their connection and sense of belonging by referring to the Learning Journal.

ELC Surveys

Each year we conduct an annual survey on the ELC and the service it provides. The Survey has been sent to each family through the Haileybury ELC App. The link may also be found here.

We would greatly appreciate you allocating 10 minutes to complete the survey and provide us with your feedback. The responses are confidential and assist us in evaluating the service to help us determine future goals and ensure we continue to improve and reflect our community’s needs. Your contribution as a user of the service is invaluable.

Christmas Concerts

The ELC children recently presented their annual Christmas Concert to family and friends in the ELC MPR. Reception and Pre-Prep children enthusiastically performed a number of songs and dances. The concert was an opportunity to showcase the children’s musical abilities in front of a captive and appreciative audience.

Junior School

Orientation Day

The Junior School had a thrilling Orientation Day on Tuesday, 22 November. Excitement filled the air that morning as the students anxiously waited to see what class they would be in for 2023. Students completed a variety of tasks throughout the day and celebrated at lunch with a Zooper Dooper and a range of lunch time activities in the Quad.

Worawa College Game Day

As part of the Worawa Aboriginal College Leadership & Mindfulness Program offered by Haileybury and Equestrian Australia, Worawa VCAL students finished the practical part of their program with a visit to Newlands. The Worawa students planned and ran a game-based activity program for our Year 4 students.

Worawa students participated in an eight-week program designed to explore practical aspects of leadership and communication. The program also has a mindfulness focus and the students visited a Holistic Equitation business and participated in a Horses for Healing experience with horses, a donkey, chickens and dogs.

This is the follow up from our Year 4 students visiting Worawa in Term 2 as part of their Sports Reconciliation Day.

Year 4 Graduation — Class of 2022

The 2022 Newlands Year 4 students will officially graduate from Junior School and embark on their journey in to Middle School for 2023 on Tuesday, 6 December. During this time, students, teachers and families can reflect on the many memories created throughout their time in Junior School.  

During the ceremony, the audience will view a photo journey, listen to student reflections and watch as the Year 4 students walk over a bridge to signify their transition away from Junior School and into Middle School.

Awaiting them on the other side to officially welcome them will be Mark Harrop Head of Middle School (Boys) and Sandra Tiepermann Head of Middle School (Girls). To end the morning, students will receive a graduation pin and bear to be signed by teachers and peers.

Junior School End of Year Musical and Twilight Picnic

Please join us and celebrate the end of the school year with melody and song!

Each year level will present a musical item they have been learning in their Junior School Choir lessons.

  • Date: Wednesday, 7 December
  • Time: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm.
  • Location: Aikman Hall

Following this event, the HPFK invites you to join us for the Twilight Picnic.

  • Date: Wednesday, 7 December
  • Time: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm.
  • Location: Aikman Hall

Middle School

Inspiring Each Other

Congratulations to Jazmin Firth (Year 8), Alana McDuff (Year 8), Samantha Tan (Year 8), Rachel Yu (Year 8), Jessica Lam (Year 8), Keira Jordan (Year 7), Chloe Nguyen (Year 7), Alice Taberner (Year 7), Ella Zhang (Year 6), Pia Cincotta (Year 5), Zara Tiepermann (Year 5), and Willow Lubin (Year 5) for their contribution to our Girls Middle School ‘BE inspiring’ initiative.

These girls upheld the integrity of the GMS by following their passions and demonstrating their own values. Their photos were made into posters to inspire the other students in the Girls Middle School.

Our Girls Middle School is full of talented young women and this initiative promotes our students as positive role models — inspiring others to get out there, take on opportunities and to be kind. We thank them for showing great leadership and for getting involved.

We know there are many more of you out there doing amazing things and we would love more students to be involved in our 2023 campaign. Students are encouraged to email Sally Green and please make sure you have your parents’ permission to participate.

National History Challenge Success

This year we had a number of students participate in the National History Challenge. Students selected a topic based on their individual interests, conducted independent research and then constructed a historical essay using primary and secondary evidence and examining the theme of Cause and Consequence.

Congratulations to Zachary Lim (Year 8) for his selection as a finalist and for proceeding to National judging. Zachary was awarded a Young Historian Silver Award in the special category ‘Asia Australian Relationships’.

Congratulations to Haveesh Surendran (Year 7) on being awarded the overall 2022 Year 7 Victorian Young Historian Gold award. He also won the Young Historian Gold Award in the special category ‘Indigenous History’.

Congratulations to both of these students for their hard work and dedication. Students interested in entering the National History Challenge in 2023 should look for an announcement regarding information and sign up at the end of Term 1 2023.

Jane Gibbs
Head of Newlands (Keysborough)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough (HPFK)

ELC and JS Twilight Picnic

Bring a picnic rug and enjoy a HPFK BBQ & drinks stall, a silent disco, face painters and Lucky Dip in the Junior School Playground. We look forward to seeing you all at this fun event to end a wonderful year. 

  • When: Wednesday, 7 December
  • Time: 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm
  • Location: Junior School Playground 

Lenice Norris
President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough