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Pre-Senior Options and Expeditions

Haileybury’s entire Year 9 cohort spent the final two weeks of last term engaged in a range of experiential learning activities at various locations around Australia.

Haileybury Girls College students completed their options with groups travelling to Uluru, Cairns and the Barrier Reef. These are wonderful opportunities for them to diversify their travel experiences.

The Year 9 Haileybury College students have been on expeditions that involve completing challenging hikes and sleeping out under canvas. With the weather turning colder, our students are really building their resilience under difficult circumstances.

Sport Captains’ Bake Sale

Congratulations to our Sport Captains who held a bake sale during the last week of Term 2. Their focus was the ‘be kind to the environment’ initiative and they asked students to bring in old sport tops to be turned into socks by Upparel.

The delicacies were amazing and baked to MasterChef quality! Amazing work was done by Josie Lawton (Year 12) in arranging the roster and well done to everyone who played their part and served at the stall.

Their efforts raised $695 which is an extraordinary amount of money that will be used to purchase new socks for a community in need.

PISA is Coming

Our school is participating in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which takes place between Monday, 15 August, and Friday, 9 September 2022.

PISA is an important part of the National Assessment Program in Australia—the measure through which governments, education authorities and schools determine whether young Australians are meeting important educational outcomes.

All Australian Education Ministers have agreed to Australian schools’ participation in PISA, which is reflected in the Australian Education Act 2013.

International assessments provide a wide range of valuable information for education policy and review in Australia and overseas, and also enable Australia to consider how our education system is performing compared with others.

Since the first PISA assessment in 2000, which involved 32 countries, the survey has continued to be of interest to educators and policy-makers worldwide. In 2022, Australia will be one of over 85 countries participating in PISA with around 15,000 students from around 800 schools representing our country.

What will PISA Mean for Haileybury?

A random sample of 15-year-old students, mostly from Years 10 and 11, will complete a two-hour, computer-based assessment consisting of mathematics, science, reading and creative thinking. These students will also be asked to complete a questionnaire.

A random sample of teachers will be asked to complete an online questionnaire that will collect information on classroom instruction, and teachers’ educational backgrounds, training and teaching experiences.

As this is an international assessment, every participating school and student has an important role in showing the rest of the world what Australia can do.

ACER will provide our school and participating students with a certificate recognising our contribution.

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