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Anzac Day

On Anzac Day, Haileybury Pipes & Drums proudly participated in the Anzac Day parade, marching through the streets with great enthusiasm and skill. It was great to see our Colour Bearer, Emily Marshall (Year 12), carrying the school’s colours too, adding to the pride we felt on the day.

We owe our gratitude to the Friends of the Haileybury Pipes & Drums who have worked tirelessly to support the band. Special thanks to their President, Susan Carollo, mother of Sofia Carollo (Year 10). We congratulate the band on their success on this significant day.

Semester 2

Haileybury’s Semester 1 officially finishes on Friday, 19 May with students starting their work for VCE Units 2 and 4 studies the following Monday. Before this date, Years 10 and 11 students will have completed some half-year examinations from Friday, 12 to Monday, 15 May and 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. The level of guidance and support they offer consistently amazes me and their contribution to the positive atmosphere around the school is fantastic.

Please remember that if you have any concerns 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 as a first contact point.

Subject selection

Years 9, 10 and 11 students will begin the subject selection process this term. The information video for our Pre-Seniors was released on Tuesday, 2 May and a copy of the recording can be found on the myHaileybury app.

The Subject Expo will be held online on Tuesday, 23 May with details to be provided and will give students and parents access to material to enable good subject choices.

It may also help to visit the VTAC website. VTAC is the central admissions centre for most undergraduate university and TAFE courses. You can also visit the VCAA website with VCAA being 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 Canvas by clicking here.

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

Appreciating the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Compass Award are offered to all Haileybury students. They were designed and created by the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, to provide a platform where children can develop and 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. The impact of the award on students has been vast and students have been enabled to:

  • achieve their personal best
  • learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices
  • become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community
  • learn to persevere and overcome barriers to success
  • learn important life skills
  • increase their career opportunities.

Award information:

Term 1 hike report

From 14 to 17 April, Years 10 to 12 Haileybury students from Keysborough, Berwick and City took part in a four-day camping trip through the northern tip of the Grampians Peak Trail down to Halls Gap. The trip was a real test of our perseverance. In all weather, the 10 students on the trip had to carry all our gear including tents, cooking gear, fuel and food and do all the navigation ourselves.

Despite the challenges, the scenery was beautiful. The waterfalls, the rock formations, the views of Halls Gap and the kangaroos made it all worthwhile. The track has been beautifully maintained and includes amazing shelters that we could cook in every night. In the end, we walked over 50 kilometres.

The Duke of Edinburgh program and this trip gave us invaluable life skills and helped us extend our boundaries and appreciate the environment. I encourage everyone to sign up for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and to go on these trips.

Written by Charlie Bamford (Year 12)

Haileybury Contact: Tamsin Visick, Coordinator, Compass and Duke of Ed Program

Dr Nicholas Grigsby

Deputy Principal
Head of Senior Schools