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Anzac Day

On Anzac Day, Haileybury Pipes & Drums marched in the Anzac Day Parade and we were very proud to see our Colour Bearers, Jazmin Harrop (Year 12) and Michael Sun (Year 12) carry the School’s colours with the Band.

Whenever the Band compete or participate in events such as the Anzac Day Parade, they carry with them all students who wear the Haileybury colours and we are all enriched by their playing.

Sincere thanks to the Friends of the Haileybury Pipes & Drums, particularly their President, Susan Carollo, who is mother of Sofia (Year 9).

Our Haileybury College Captain, Angus Angelatos and Vice-Captain, Gerry Angelatos, represented Haileybury at the Springvale RSL Dawn Service commemoration. Angus read the Victory Emblem and both laid a wreath of flowers to remember past and present servicemen and women who fought.

Our student leaders representation continued on Anzac Day at Lexington Gardens Aged Care where six students were honoured to be part of the service. The students met returned servicemen and women and talked about their time in the military. Indigo Blakeman-Lee (Year 12) and Riley Allan (Year 12) and Student Representative Council students Grace Green (Year 11), Sam Shinsky (Year 11), Menara Rathnayake (Year 11) and Karshin Sachdeva (Year 10) made a superb effort in marching in the parade, reading the Anzac Tribute and the poem, In Flanders Fields, and lowering and raising the Australian flag.

Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize

On Friday, 1 April, 40 students from across Victoria were acknowledged for their submissions to the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize. Since its inception in 2005, the program has provided students from Years 9–11 with the opportunity to explore Australia’s significant war and peacekeeping history.

Held in the Education Centre at the Shrine of Remembrance, the award ceremony recognised a range of outstanding work from students. As well as their certificates that were presented by Minister for Veterans, the Hon Shaun Leane, students received $2,500 scholarships to contribute to their education.

Three students from Haileybury were recipients of awards and they were Krish Gupta (Year 10), Ishi Jajpura (Year 11) and Grace Green (Year 11).

Krish’s webpage explored the heroics of soldiers like Albert Jacka VC and James Simpson Kirkpatrick and how they were integral to the formation of the Anzac Legend and how the qualities associated with this have become etched into Australia’s national identity.

Ishi’s moving artwork used the symbolism of poppies to represent the tens of thousands of soldiers who fell as they fought for our country. Grace’s essay investigated the Anzac Spirit and why this is such a cherished concept, even though more than a century has passed since the Gallipoli landing.

Congratulations to all three Haileyburians for receiving this prestigious award as recognition of their outstanding contribution to exploring our nation’s military history.

Jason Ellul

Humanities Teacher, Berwick

Charity Downball Fundraiser

On Friday, 1 April, Sholto Black House organised their 10th Anniversary Charity Downball, or four-square, tournament and BBQ at the Haileybury Berwick Senior School. Over the years, this event has raised several thousand dollars.

Due to the pandemic, the tournament was not held so to make this year’s event extra special we made it a free dress day! This year’s winner was

Aaryan Bhojani (Year12), pictured in action and with the Perpetual Trophy, Sholto Black Captain Hivin Silva (Year 12) and HoH, Darrell McCaughey).

Welcome to Semester 2

Semester 1 officially finishes on Friday, 20 May, with students starting their work for VCE Units 2 and 4 studies the following Monday.

In the lead up to this date, Years 10 and 11 students will complete some half-year examinations from Thursday, 12 – Tuesday, 17 May. Year 12 students will continue to finish off important coursework assessments for their VCE Unit 3 studies.

I would like to thank the Heads of House and Heads of Pre-Senior who play a central role in caring for, and motivating, our students at these times. Their guidance and support consistently amazes me and the contribution they make to the positive atmosphere around the school is fantastic.

Please remember that if you have any concerns about the School, or about the progress of your son or daughter, their Head of House or Head of Pre-Senior is often the best person to talk to initially.

Subject Selection

Years 9, 10 and 11 students will begin the subject selection process this term. The Information Evening for our Pre-Seniors was held on Tuesday, 3 May, and a copy of the recording can be found on myHaileybury.

The Subject Expo will be held online on Tuesday, 17 May, with details to be provided. It will give students and parents access to the material that will enable students to make some good subject choices.

It may be helpful to visit the VTAC website, which is the central admissions centre for most undergraduate university and TAFE courses, and the VCAA website which is the body that sets guidelines for what Prep to Year 12 students learn in Victorian schools. It is also worth visiting our Careers Development Services section on go2 by clicking here.

If needed, you can make an appointment for yourself and your child with one of our career advisers. Your child’s Head of House or Head of Pre-Senior can help you to do this.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Update

The Duke of Edinburgh Award and Compass Award are offered to all Haileybury students. These awards were designed and created by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to provide a platform where children can develop, feel empowered, explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world.

To achieve an award, each young person must learn a skill, improve their physical well-being, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment. Haileybury would like to pay tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in creating these awards.

Their impact on students has been vast and through these awards, students have become empowered to achieve their personal best, learned to take responsibility for their goals and choices, become connected to and engaged within their community, learned to persevere and overcome barriers to success, learned important life skills and increased their career opportunities.

  • Compass award: The Compass Award is a program of discovery for young Victorians aged 10 – 13 years.

For more information contact: Tamsin Visick Coordinator, Compass and Duke of Ed Program. Phone: +61 3 9904 6734.

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