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Founders’ Day Assembly

Our Founders’ Day Assembly was a wonderful occasion and a great way to enable current Haileyburians to reflect on how the School has become the large and diverse institution it is today. The 2022 Founders’ Day Assembly had a new format and our School Captains and Vice Captains presented information about how the different generations of Haileybury founders contributed to the School’s growth.

Our guest speaker, the recipient of the OHA Medal, was Mr Chris Pfeiffer (OH 1967), who attended Haileybury College from 1960–67. Mr Pfeiffer was educated at Sydney University and Riverina College of Advanced Education, now Charles Sturt University. He has had an extremely successful career as a winemaker, opening Pfeiffer Wines in 1984 after purchasing Seppelt’s Distillery and vineyard in Rutherglen. Pfeiffer Wines is a James Halliday Five Star Winery and has maintained this top grading for over 10 years.

If you would like more information on Mr Pfeiffer, or the many other activities of the Old Haileyburian’s Association, please visit the OHA website.

All Change for Our School Marshal

Many of you will have spoken with our School Marshal, Mr Joshua Clark. Mr Clark has decided to complete his teacher training degree full-time and will be leaving Haileybury at the end of Term 1. We appreciate his contribution to Senior School and wish him all the very best for the future.

We have appointed Mr Paul Anderson to take over the Marshal’s role in Term 2. Mr Anderson is an old boy—he was School Prefect and House Captain—and is very aware of Senior School culture and standards.

He began his schooling at Brighton in Year 6 and attended Keysborough from Years 9–12. For the past two years he has worked as a Haileybury Tutor Support Officer, assisting students with their academic, social and emotional needs.

Mr Anderson is an award-winning former Herald Sun crime journalist with 25 years’ experience across Sport, Police Rounds and as Chief Court Reporter. He has written true crime books, adult crime fiction and young adult fiction. He is also a current Assistant Coach with the Haileybury First 18 football team and coaches at NAB League level with the Sandringham Dragons. He is a former AFL Youth Coach of the Year (Southern Region).

During Mr Anderson’s interview, he impressed the panel with his commitment to each student’s personal development. He says his ‘driving motivation is to have a positive effect on people and to help them get the best out of themselves’.

“While driving our standards and expectations as Marshal, I hope to help students develop winning habits that will stand them in good stead at school and prepare them for life outside Haileybury’s gates”
Mr Anderson

We know he will make a wonderful contribution to the life of Senior School.

Pipes & Drums Champions

Haileybury’s Pipes & Drums won the recent Victorian Championships and the Grade 4A and Juvenile Novice A state titles are now back in Haileybury’s possession. The B band also achieved a commendable second place in Juvenile Novice B, beating their Ballarat Grammar rivals who placed third.

The students now have their sights set on the Nationals.

After beating the current defending Novice A national champions at Scotch College, we are in a very good position for more success at the Australian Pipe Band Championships this October.

A big thank you to all the parents and friends who helped feed and hydrate the students, to the Pipes & Drums staff for their expert guidance and tutelage, and to the students—an amazing achievement!

Senior School in Harmony

We have students from many different cultural backgrounds and it is important to appreciate our differences, which is why Flagstaff House organised a Harmony Day celebration. Students were invited to bring in an item representing their culture and to share why it is important to them.

Muskan Desai (Year 10) wears a traditional Indian Dupatta and Tikka, Tana Alispahic (Year 9) wears vintage-style Bosnian folk garments and Manal Ahmad (Year 10) wears a Dupatta and traditional headpiece which Northern Pakistani women wear.

Winter Season Sports

The 2022 summer sport season has ended and preparations have begun for the winter season. Congratulations to all students who enjoyed success on the sporting field during the summer. I hope that everyone enjoyed the camaraderie of being part of a team and learned some important lessons about working toward collective goals.

One of the most important aims of the Sport Program at Haileybury is to introduce our students to the physical and psychological benefits of regular participation in physical activity. If our students appreciate this and continue to participate in sport beyond their school years, we couldn’t be happier.

Get Ready for Term 2

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. Term 2 classes resume on Wednesday, 27 April.

I wish all Haileybury families a relaxing time away from the usual school routine!

Pam Chamberlain

Senior Vice Principal and Head of Haileybury Senior Schools

Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough (HPFK)

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:

Lenice Norris

President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough