The RACV Energy Breakthrough program
began in 1992 when the Country Education Project started seeking new ways to
engage young people in regional Victoria.
The program encourages participants
to examine and use the latest technology, while considering its impact on the
environment and the way people live locally and globally.
Haileybury's Castlefield students will be
heading to Maryborough on 19-22 November, where they will be competing in three
different events. They will be judged on
their knowledge of the construction and design of the recumbent bike. This presentation must detail their journey to
the RACV HPV Competition and include implications for environmental
change. Students representing
Castlefield are: Max Walstab, Hattie
Piastri, Cooper McGeary, Will Milenkovic, Daniel Vereker, Samantha Craig, India
Smith, Kane Hameister, Rose Trivett and
Hannah Byrom. We wish these boys and
girls all the best for this academic extension activity.
for Genes' is a major fundraiser of the Children's Medical Research
Institute. Clements House organised a
day where students wore jeans for a gold coin donation. Castlefield managed to raise $1,272, which
will go towards ensuring that the work of these scientists and their research
After three-and-a-half years, Ms Nicole Piastri has stepped
down from her role as President of the HPFC.
During this time, Nicole has performed an exceptional role of leading
this very important community group at Brighton. I thank her, on behalf of the entire
Haileybury community, for her enormous contribution. Nicole will remain on the HPFC Committee as
Vice President. I congratulate Carole
Dovaston on her appointment to HPFC Presidency.
I look forward to working with Carole, to continue the good work of this
A reminder to parents – please notify the School of students'
absences by calling the absentee line on 9904 6904.
ELC staff are of the very firm
belief that every child, parent and family matters every day. For this
reason, we encourage and seek opportunities for communication between home and School
and warmly welcome family involvement in our day-to-day program. Each of
the classes is available for you to visit whenever possible and feedback from
home is also very much encouraged.
You will notice that each class also
has an opportunity available for the 'Parents' Voice'. It is through this
communication that we are aware of what you are seeing and experiencing at home
as a result of your child's experience in the ELC. Please feel free to write a short note, or
send an email, about your child or the 'ELC experience' from your perspective.
Feedback is one of the best ways to
assess our program and we strongly encourage your involvement in this element
of the Early Years Learning Framework.
Year 4 Choir
Congratulations to our Year 4
students for receiving the Encouragement Award at Eisteddfod by the Bay, the
Choral Festival held on Thursday, 13 August.
Tuesday, 25 August, sees the running
of our much-anticipated annual Cross Country event. The students have been practising
in their Physical Education classes and are ready to go. Everyone is asking, "Which House will win this
year?" Once again, sportsmanship, participation and fabulous cheering all
contribute to the winning House and a wonderful day.
Prep students are heading to Myuna Farm on Thursday, 3 September, as part of
their Inquiry study, 'Food is influenced by a variety of factors'. The focus is on farm animals, life on a farm
and how produce arrives to our tables at home. Casual clothes and sturdy walking shoes such
as gumboots are required.
Footy Colours Day and Fathers Day
We look forward to welcoming our
dads and special friends on Friday, 4 September. Once again, this coincides with our Footy
Colours Day, which supports young people fighting cancer. So, students can bring a gold coin donation
and dress in their favourite footy teams' colours (team colours can be AFL,
NRL, Rugby Union or Soccer).
During the week commencing Monday, 24
August, there will be numerous author visits, a poetry workshop and the
Indigenous Literacy Foundation Book Swap to celebrate Children's Book Week.
Guys and Dolls
The students are fine-tuning their
performances in preparation for the opening night of Castlefield's musical on
Wednesday, 26 August. The show will run
on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights, commencing at 7.30 pm. Please ensure that you have your tickets with
you and are seated by 7.30 pm. A few
tickets are still available at TryBooking. Click here to download the flyer.
The Year 7 boys will be visiting
Melbourne Gaol on Wednesday, 2 September, to complement their English and Drama
Middle School Assembly
There will be no Middle School Assembly
on Thursday, 27 August, due to Dickinson Hall being set up for the Guys and Dolls production.
Head of Castlefield, Brighton
PARENTS & FRIENDS
On Monday, 17 August, the HPFC AGM was held at Castlefield. Despite the cold, wet, dreary weather outside,
an enthused group of parents were kept warm and cosy inside, enjoying delicious
food and drinks. No positions were in
contention so all nominations were passed and I'm very pleased to report that
we have a wonderful, vibrant and enthused group of 20 parents signed up on the
Executive and General Committees for the coming year.
With much appreciation for the fabulous work they have contributed to
the HPFC, we sadly will be farewelling our wonderful secretary, Wilna van der
Merwe, and Operations Manager, Jyoti Rai. We are very fortunate, however, to be
welcoming Kerralie Shaw and Rachel Kirkwood-Scott respectively into these
Nicole Piastri, our esteemed President over the past three-and-a-half
years has stepped down into the role of Vice President. On behalf of the Castlefield community, I
wholeheartedly thank her for the enormous contribution she has made during her
time as President. I will now be taking
over the mantle of President and very much look forward to working with the
fabulous Committees we have to build on the incredible work that the HPFC does
to create a great Haileybury community.
President, Castlefield Parents & Friends