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Transitioning in Term 1

I would like to thank the students and academic staff of Senior School who have seamlessly and effectively transitioned back to school life over the past week. One of the biggest advantages of Haileybury’s Term 1A program is that the settling in period that is part of any new school year is completed in the previous November. This allows our students and teachers to begin working hard from day one of the new school year.

I would particularly like to welcome students and families who have started within our Senior Schools. I hope you feel that you are part of the Haileybury community already and I look forward to meeting many of you at functions in the coming months.

Prepare for Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher interviews for Brighton, Berwick, City and Keysborough students in Years 9–12 will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, 8 March. Students will finish their formal classes for the day at 1.00 pm.

Online bookings for interviews will open at 12.00 pm on Monday, 14 February, and close at 12.00 pm on Tuesday, 8 March. Zoom interviews run for five minutes and we recommend you leave time between interviews to allow you to move from one teacher to another.

All staff will have waiting rooms so please wait for staff to let you in for your interview at the scheduled time. You must enter your first and last name when logging in to enable teachers to recognise you in their waiting room.

Once the system opens, if you require assistance with your booking, please call the Senior School Office at any of the campuses: Keysborough: 9904 6003, Brighton: 9904 6005, City: 9904 6008 or Berwick: 9904 6007.

Designs on Sustainability

The pictured lamp was designed and made from recycled Red Gum by Srinithi Katarey (Year 11 Keysborough) as part of her VCE Product Design and Technology study in 2021.

The focus is on learning how to develop and apply innovative and creative design practice to design and produce functional and sustainable products. Srinithi developed her design using hand drawn and digital drawing techniques. This image shows her checking the accuracy of her wood turned form using a template generated from her computer-aided design work.

Our Memories of Our Duke of Edinburgh Trip

We are very lucky to have a passionate advocate for the outdoors in Ms Tamsin Visick who coordinates our Duke of Edinburgh program. Ms Visick is a great adventurer who has done many exciting trips, including kayaking across Bass Strait. She is a great role model for our students.

At the end of their experience, students who complete the trips that Ms Visick organises take time to reflect and here we share excerpts from Year 11 students Charlie Bamford and Michael Krol who participated at the end of 2021. It’s clear that the experience was meaningful and echoes the sentiments expressed in the article from The Age published recently.

“Whilst not being the best distraction to pain, the panoramic views made the hike all worth it. Watching the ocean waves crash onto the sand, observing rock faces that have been carved out over thousands of years—they were the reason I came on this journey and it was definitely the reason I pushed on. Long journeys were not exactly what I expected when coming on this trip but what I found was something far better. I have thoroughly enjoyed this trip and hope that the friends and lessons I gained along the way will stick by me as I continue my schooling journey, and further into the future.”
Michael Krol (Year 11 Keysborough)
“But the thing I enjoyed most about the trip by far was the environment. The incredible views of the ocean, the remote beaches that stretch for kilometres in the hiking part; but also, the impressive cliff faces, the sheer amount of growth and the little caves along the river. I was fully immersed in the environment. It was beautiful.”
Charlie Bamford (Year 11 Keysborough)

50 Questions to Ask Your Teens

I read with interest the attached extract from Daisy Turnbull’s new book, 50 Questions to Ask Your Teens: A Guide to Fostering Communication and Confidence in Young Adults. Schools take on much of the responsibility for the sex education of our students, however, families bear the major responsibility for helping young people better understand themselves and the way they relate to others.

Pam Chamberlain

Senior Vice Principal and Head of Haileybury Senior Schools

Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough (HPFK)

HPFK Year Level Morning Coffee Mornings

The HPFK would like to host a Year Level Coffee Morning from 9.00 am to 10.30 am at Match and Co., 109/79 Centre Dandenong Road, Dingley Village. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet other parents in your year level and enjoy a hot or cold drink on us!

HPFK Term One Zoom Meeting

Please join us for the HPFK Term One Meeting on Thursday 17th February at 7.00 pm. Communication regarding the Zoom meeting details will be sent in advance via myHaileybury.

HPFK Uniform Shop

Our Uniform Shop is open every Friday during term between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm. Our next Saturday opening is Saturday, 5 March, from 9.00 am until 12.00 noon.

Haileybury HPFK Social Media

The Haileybury HPFK Facebook page is our primary communication channel—it is a must for all parents. We publish all events, reminders and HPFK Uniform Shop openings here first. If you would like to connect with our Facebook community, please join our Facebook page by clicking on this link.

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

Lenice Norris

President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough