Visit to the Haileybury International School, Tianjin (HIST)
Term 3 has been an outstanding success with excellent academic results, great sporting achievements and entertaining Performing Arts events. Thank you to all involved in maintaining the high standards expected at Haileybury Newlands.
I will travel to the Haileybury International School, Tianjin (HIST) with Senior Vice Principal Ms Pam Chamberlain and Head of Edrington Ms Jeanette Rawlings. As you will be aware, Newlands recently hosted a visit from primary and secondary HIST students and key leaders from the School, so I am looking forward to working with them again in China.
Have a wonderful break in preparation for Term 4, which starts on Monday, October 9.
Worawa Aboriginal College Athletics Visit
Six Worawa students visited Newlands Junior School students recently to deliver a series of athletic games to some fortunate Years 2, 3 and 4 classes. The Worawa students had been involved in an Athletics Australia leadership and athletic coaching course designed to upskill them as leaders in their communities.
The visit allowed the Worawa girls to work together, plan lessons and run athletic games with the Junior School students. Athletics Australia Indigenous Participation Coordinator Bridgid Junot said, “to provide the girls with opportunities to lead, manage groups and become coaches is an important step as they return to their communities as role models”. The girls certainly got a taste of managing enthusiastic participants!
It was an amazing opportunity for both our students and the Worawa girls to come together with Athletics Australia. We look forward to developing a stronger relationship with Worawa Aboriginal College.
Haileybury and Worawa competing in the athletics competition.
Early Learning Centre
Newlands ELC opened 20 years ago, in 1997, with one Pre-Prep and one Reception class. Three years later an extension was built to allow for two Pre-Prep classes and two Reception classes. In 2018, Newlands ELC will transition into a Long Day Care model.
This means that it will be open for children for 50 weeks of the year. As part of this transition, another extension will be added to the ELC. It will enhance the kitchen facilities and add classroom space to run an extra Pre-Prep class that will at least partly accommodate the high numbers on our waiting list.
The extension and refurbishment of the original classrooms will be finished before classes start in 2018. The ELC children have been watching with great interest as the trucks and excavators arrive to prepare the building site. The large foyer window has allowed them to view the builders’ progress each day. The floor plans, and some of the original ELC build photographs, are displayed in the ELC foyer.
William’s Mission to Support Gorillas
Newlands Year 2 students recently visited Werribee Zoo to support their Inquiry focus. Pupil William Harris showed particular interest in the gorillas, the threats they face in the wild and how we can help support gorilla conservation programs. William discovered that the number of wild gorillas has fallen to about 880, roughly the number of students at Newlands.
Zoos Victoria supports gorilla conservation through ‘They’re Calling on You’, a mobile phone recycling initiative. Thanks to William’s passion to save gorillas, our Newlands community can help collect unused mobile phones via the box outside Mr Green’s office.
For more information click here.
Footy Colours Day
Junior School students recently celebrated Footy Colours Day. Students wore their favourite football team’s colours and families joined the Junior School morning Football Parade.
Term 3 Concludes
During Term 3 students have participated in a range of special events to complement their academic program, including Prep 100 Days of School Celebrations, Book Week events, House Art, House Cross Country, Junior School Fathers Afternoon, Year 3 Camp and our Footy Day. I am sure our Junior School students are looking forward to Term 4, which also boasts a wide range of valuable learning experiences.
Aria Nguyen (Year 2) and her Father Hoang and Cooper Dunn (Year 1) and father Simon at Junior School Fathers Day.
Jorja Brady (Year 3) and Tea Hanks (Year 3) at Junior School House Cross Country.
Junior School Staff Dressed up for Book Week.
Year 6 Girls Camp
During the first week of Term 3, our Year 6 girls will head to Shoreham for a week of fun and activity. Departing on Tuesday, 10 October, the girls will enjoy a whirlwind of activities including camp-craft skills, sea kayaking, hiking and navigation, a ferry cruise of Western Port Bay, the Enchanted Garden Maze, high ropes/tree surfing and a Cape Schanck Lighthouse tour. This is a wonderful opportunity for girls from all campuses to socialise and get to know each other. Wishing them all a fantastic trip.
Code Camp Holiday Program
Haileybury will again host the Code Camp Holiday Program, where your daughter or son can build her/his own iPhone or Android app. Code Camp will run at Newlands from 26–28 September. Code Camp has taught more than 15,000 Australian K–8 students important skills such as computational thinking, logic, creativity, user experience, app development and game building in a fun and engaging way. Enrol today and help your child to become a coding superstar. To register or for more information please click here.
Congratulations to Sayumi De Costa (Year 7), who has been selected in the Golf Victoria 2017/18 Victorian Junior Development Squad. Golf Victoria's state coaches will guide Under-18 Junior Squad assessment and training sessions throughout the squad season. This tuition includes technical, physical, mental and course-management skills. Being accepted into this program requires a rigorous selection program and we congratulate Sayumi on her success.
Head of Newlands
Haileybury Parents & Friends Newlands (HPFN)
The HPFN AGM will be held on Thursday, 26 October, at 7.00 pm in the Resource Centre. All Executive Committee positions will be declared vacant. We are looking for parents who would like to be involved with the Newlands community for the remainder of 2017 and in 2018 and be part of this great committee.
Nomination forms can be collected from the Newlands Administration office or emailed via Beth Grech via email.
President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Newlands