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Preparing for International Women’s Day

The House SRC team had a productive start to their preparations for International Women’s Day celebrations at Haileybury. The theme for 2022 is #BreakTheBias, which is working towards a world free of stereotypes and discrimination, and that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.

This is a message that is very important at Haileybury.

The stance to demonstrate support for this great message is a ‘cross of the arms’ and the whole team got together for a photo and crossed their arms to show support. SRCs delivered a presentation to their House highlighting the importance of this celebration and how we celebrate it at Haileybury. The House SRC also sold pens, ribbons and stickers during homeroom.

By Sam Shinsky and Ruby Murdoch.

International Women’s Day at Keysborough

International Women’s Day was celebrated by over 450 Keysborough Senior Girls Students coming together to have a bacon and egg breakfast before school. This was followed by an uplifting and influential speech by Ms Pamela Chamberlain who urged students to be the support that every girl needs to keep moving forward, and challenging students to go for all opportunities despite self-reservations.

Our Girls School Captain, Victoria Paitaridis (Year 12), pondered why we have a day to celebrate women around the world, urged us to ‘take up space’ and play table tennis in the Common Room, and concluded that the support we give each other strengthens our abilities to achieve our aspirations.

International Women’s Day at City Campus

The young women of City Campus celebrated International Women’s Day in a range of different ways. Some of our leading Year 11 girls spent time addressing the Girls Middle School Assembly and sharing their experiences and insights with the younger students.

Our Year 10 students were busy selling merchandise to raise awareness of the day and of the importance of focusing on the many inequalities still affecting women across the globe if we are going to #BreakTheBias.

All City Senior School students, from Haileybury Girls College and Haileybury College, watched the International Women’s Day Assembly in person or via Zoom. They were fortunate enough to hear from the always impressive Senior Vice Principal and Head of Senior Schools, Ms Pamela Chamberlain, and our newest Haileybury Girls School Captain, Victoria Paitaridis (Year 12).

International Women’s Day at Brighton Campus

Castlefield Middle School and Brighton Senior School celebrated International Women’s Day on Wednesday, 9 March, with a breakfast. It was wonderful to host this event with our community of 200+ parents, special friends and students—the morning was a huge success.

School Captain, Victoria Paitaridis (Year 12), and Middle School Girls Captain, Cooper Curley (Year 8), shared their thoughts on what International Women’s Day means to them and the theme of #BreakTheBias.

Victoria and Cooper reflected on women in industry, how modern society understands female empowerment and the importance of taking risks and aiming high. The morning was a wonderful celebration and a chance to connect across schools for a great cause.

2022 International Olympiads in Informatics

Last year, Henry Ho (Year 9), then an enthusiastic Year 8 Brighton student who loves programming, participated in the Australian Informatics Olympiad. In this competition, Henry was pitted against other talented students nationwide to solve problems by writing computer programs. We congratulate him on winning a shiny gold medal in this contest!

Henry’s amazing efforts earned him an invitation to attend the Informatics School of Excellence in December 2021. The two-week training course was dedicated to helping him qualify for the 2022 International Olympiads in Informatics.

Henry recently took part in the event and came equal 3rd in the Australian Invitational Informatics Olympiad, winning a fantastic bronze medal. As a result, Henry will now be part of the selection process for Australia in the upcoming International Olympiads!

We congratulate Henry on his amazing accomplishments to date and wish him the very best in the upcoming selection process!

Term 2 Commencement

In Term 2, students wear winter uniform. However, we will have three weeks at the beginning of the term when students may continue to wear summer uniform if they choose.

Term 2 classes resume on Wednesday, 27 April.

Pam Chamberlain

Senior Vice Principal and Head of Haileybury Senior Schools

Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough (HPFK)

HPFK Term 2 Date Change

The HPFK Term 2 meeting scheduled for Thursday, 19 May, will now be held on Thursday, 12 May. Further details to come closer to the date.

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

Lenice Norris

President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough