Thank You for Your Generous Support
A very big thank you to our City community for supporting our 16 staff members who demonstrated kind hearts when they slept at the ‘G—although not much sleep was had! It was cold and uncomfortable, but we were very aware that we were the lucky ones.
We partner with Melbourne City Mission because it does great work every day to make a difference in the lives of our homeless youth. We are so proud that we raised more than $15,000 to support this important work.
Sienna Shines in Harry Potter Production
Congratulations to Sienna Conti (Year 8) who has played one of the characters in the Melbourne production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the past six months. It has been an amazing experience for Sienna, working with some of Australia’s best actors and directors. She always shares her experience and passion as Middle School Drama Captain at City.
Sienna Conti (Year 8) and members of the cast of the Melbourne production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
National Simultaneous Storytime Fun
The 19th annual National Simultaneous Storytime saw thousands of schools and libraries across the nation read the same story, at the same time, on the same day. This year’s book was Matt Cosgrove’s entertaining tale, Alpacas with Maracas.
Haileybury City Junior School and Early Learning Centre celebrated the occasion by coming together to listen to the story and hear a special message, sent personally to Haileybury City students by the author. Year 4 students concluded the event by performing the story.
They did an excellent job in presenting the characters in this humorous tale and further enhanced our love of reading at City. Thank you to our librarian, Ms Allie Kuhne, for organising such a wonderful event.
Junior student performance of Alpacas with Maracas during National Simultaneous Storytime. Left to right: Hakeem Nonjai Noormohideen (Year 4) Henry Iseli (Year 4) Piper Hitt (Year 4) Alexandria Lagos (Year 4) Katalina Petrovic (Year 4) Jacob Collicoat (Year 4) and Viduni Panagodage (Year 4)
Melbourne Writers Festival
Congratulations to Genevieve Gray (Year 8) Emma Niggl (Year 8) and Aimee Lee (Year 8) who performed at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Following the outstanding success at last year’s Melbourne Writers Festival, Year 8 Haileybury finalists: Genevieve Gray, Emma Niggl and Aimee Lee, have been featured on the front page of the Melbourne Writers Festival 2019 newsletter. Their slam poem Dear Society is a powerful commentary on the systemic stereotypes that underpin and stifle today’s youth.
The girls have been invited by esteemed poet, Emilie Zoe Baker, to perform their poem at Carey Grammar’s Literature Festival next week. Thank you to our Academic Extension Teacher, Ms Catherine McNamara, and the girls.
Early Learning Centre
Empowering Creativity through ‘Trash Puppets’
To support our vision to inspire children, families and the community to create a better, more sustainable world, we will celebrate World Environment Day with a ‘Trash Puppets’ incursion for ELC students.
We would like your help to collect ‘trash’ from home for the children to re-use in a creative way. Please contribute your clean plastic bottles, lids and tubs, plastic and paper bags, cardboard, newspaper and magazines.
A recycling station has been set up in the foyer ready to receive your items. For more information about this interactive and creative session, please click here.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Every Student Matters Every Day at Haileybury. In the ELC, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child underpins this belief, and the code of ethics that frames our principles and practice.
The Early Years Learning Framework and our ELC educators support this through recognising that children are capable and competent, have agency and become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
At City, we recognise the potential of children to contribute to decision-making processes, communicate perspectives and think about the rights of others. This includes when they are in our service and out and about in our community. They are doing an amazing job and growing in confidence daily.
War on Waste—Nude Food Day
As plastic waste becomes an increasingly prevalent problem in our world, our Environment Captain, Holly Simpson (Year 4) saw the opportunity to raise awareness at Haileybury City. On Wednesday, 5 June, the Junior School will take part in Nude Food Day.
On this day, families are challenged to pack a lunchbox that doesn’t include any plastic wrappers or packaging. Sandwiches, home-baked treats and fresh fruit and vegetables are a great place to start. We look forward to seeing how creative everyone can be and hope this may continue as part of your everyday practices at home and school.
Year 1 students. L to R: Ruby Day, Oscar McIvor, Neve Tallon, and Dimitri Macris
Woolworths Earn & Learn
The Woolworths Earn & Learn reward system is well under way at City. The campaign concludes on Tuesday, 25 June. Tokens will be redeemed for Sport equipment for all students to use when visiting Flagstaff Gardens. The more collected, the more we can redeem! We are grateful for our families’ ongoing support with this program.
Social Justice—Melbourne City Mission Book Donation
Reading is a gift. Although it’s something everyone should be able to access, some are more fortunate than others. This year our Junior School students are encouraged to donate a new book to Melbourne City Mission.
One of our learning goals this year is to continue to foster a love of reading and we look forward to students bringing in a book to share with others in our community. We already have many books donated, so thank you. Books can be donated until the end of Term 2.
Da Vinci Decathlon Students Represent Haileybury with Pride
It was sensational to see some Years 7 and 8 students representing Haileybury City at Da Vinci Decathlon competition gala days. Students worked through a variety of complex problem solving tasks, spanning multiple curriculum discipline areas across the day. They conducted themselves as wonderful representatives of the School. Thank you to Academic Extension Coordinator Ms Catherine McNamara for her work in this space.
Melbourne Knowledge Week Workplace Discussions
Year 8 Student Leaders had an opportunity to engage in a panel discussion and workshop around the future of work and workplaces as a part of Melbourne Knowledge Week. The discussions were robust, and our young men and women walked away with a shifting perspective. This empowerment of young Haileyburians is an essential component of our Middle School Program.
Year 8 Leaders attending Melbourne Knowledge Week. L to R: Kieren Fernando, Jovan Reytomas, Lisha Dhulipala, Charli Petrovs and Georgia Elia
Social Venture Initiative Project (SVIP)
Throughout Terms 2 and 3, Year 8 students are working to develop various social venture initiatives, where their primary criteria is to enrich the lives of those in our local community. We look forward to profiling how their projects are developing in coming weeks. If this is of interest, we encourage you to contact Ms Carolyn Mansour or Mr Dom Linossier to discuss.
Melbourne City Mission Student Briefing and Tour
As a part of the SVIP, Ms Belinda Biffin from Melbourne City Mission briefed our Year 8 students about youth homelessness in Melbourne. This was followed by a tour of Flagstaff Gardens where Belinda shared stories of those who have tapped into the services that MCM provides. It was a powerful and moving learning experience for all.
Ms Belinda Biffin, of Melbourne City Mission, presents to our Year 8 students about Youth Homelessness in Melbourne
Languages Week Cultural Experiences
Languages Week is one of the most popular student experience weeks on our calendar. This year will be another wonderful celebration of our international outlook and the diversity of our campus. Students can look forward to many cultural experiences throughout the week. We thank the Languages Department for its work in bringing this to life.
Head of City
Haileybury Parents & Friends City (HPF City)
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Entertainment Books Available
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Cocktail Party the Social Event of the Year
Our Cocktail Party is the social event for City Parents and friends. Held on Friday, 14 June, it is a great way to catch up with friends and make new ones. It promises to be a fun night, with a live band and exciting auction items. So please book your tickets now.
We are pleased to announce that our fundraising from this year’s cocktail party will help to create the green recreational space being built on Batman Street for the benefit of the entire student body.
The HPF City Committee is looking for donations from our families to use in our raffle and auctions. This year we are seeking ‘experiences’ over ‘things’, such as restaurant vouchers, accommodation and event tickets, bottles of wine and/or a gourmet food items. For donation related-enquiries, contact Alice Johnson at email@example.com
Term 3 and 4 Events
Jazz After Dark
Wednesday, 18 September
Level 2 City campus
President, Haileybury City Parents & Friends