Connecting with our City Community on the Rooftop Terrace
Our City community came out in force recently when more than 200 parents caught the lift to Level 9 for our HPF City welcome drinks. Diana Perry and her team welcomed all our parents and special friends to a beautiful wonderland, with our City campus sparkling.
I was able to share our 2019 vision for City and then we moved to the Rooftop Terrace, which was full of ‘wow factor’. The twinkling lights of Melbourne were seen from our panoramic views and everyone who attended agreed that we all feel very fortunate to have a wonderful, caring and supportive community at Haileybury.
The After Party proved a hit again, with many continuing into the wee small hours. I thank all those who attended and contributed to our goal of connecting with our City community. Together, we make a great partnership.
HPF City President, Diana Perry
HPF City – Welcome Drinks
Dance and Aerobics Display Night
The Aerobics and Dance Display night is fast approaching and like 2018, the event will be held at the Drum Theatre, Dandenong. Display Night gives all our teams a chance to perform in a highly professional atmosphere and gain valuable stage experience, all while providing the audience with a sensational night’s entertainment.
Come along and support our Primary, Secondary and Old Skool teams before their first major competition a mere 10 days later.
When: Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Where: The Drum Theatre, Cnr Lonsdale St/Walker St, Dandenong
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $15.00 adults, $10.00 concession, children and OHA
If you have any queries, please contact your campus coordinator or email Ms Jacqui Back (Head of Aerobics) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms Samantha Drury (Head of Dance) at email@example.com
Early Learning Centre
The Premier’s Active April is a Victorian Government program which encourages parents and children to get active and increase their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. This coincides closely with the goals of our Physical Activity Specialist Classes led by Mrs Emma McLachlan.
Throughout April, children will be exposed to a wide variety of exercise to help develop their stamina, skills, balance and coordination. Our focus will be on making exercise fun and something that occurs naturally. We continue to encourage the children to ‘eat a rainbow’ as part of our wellbeing curriculum, which also includes mindfulness experiences to support mental health.
End of Term 1
Respect, Unity and Trust are the core values which support the philosophy of our ELC curriculum and everyday practice. Term 1 has been a period of connections, exploration and discoveries facilitated by the practice of these values.
The harmonious environment in which the children learn has been created by the respectful and trusting relationships that exist between the educators, parents and children. We look forward to strengthening connections, nurturing wellbeing and supporting the children on their learning journey in Term 2.
Junior School Year 4 Camp, L-R Samyokh Yonzon, Vishrut Khanna, Josha Ong, Jacob Collicoat, Siena Torok, Piper Hitt, Alexander Charalabidis, Katalina Petrovic, Henry Iseli, Viduni Panagodage, Holly Simpson, Alexandria Lagos, Lachlan Ong, Mohamed Hakeem, Nonjai Noormohideen
ELC’s Phoebe Ling enjoying exercise on the trampoline
Action Packed Year 4 Camp
Year 4 students enjoyed an action-packed camp at Portsea, where they developed cooperative skills and completed new challenges in the beautiful coastal environment. They were thrilled by the heights of the Giant Swing and worked together to navigate the raft-building exercise and the orienteering course.
The three-day event was completed with a Mini Olympics involving all Haileybury campuses. We were proud of the care and resilience the Year 4 students showed as they represented City campus on this unforgettable experience.
Otto Wiseman (Year 4)
Meeting the Governor General
Tijana Moutia (Year 4) Zara Melville (Year 6) and Amali Melville (Year 2) were recently selected to dance for the Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove. As part of the May Downs dance school, the girls performed a tap routine for Sir Peter, who said it was a sheer joy to see the dancers take to the stage. We congratulate these students for the hard work and dedication they have shown to be dancing and performing at this level.
L to R: Amali Melville (Year 2) Zara Melville (Year 6) and Tijana Moutia (Year 4)
Performing for the Governor General
City Speedsters on Day 1 of Term 2
City Speedsters will run on Tuesday, 23 April, which is the first day back at school. Ensure that your child arrives in her/his full PE uniform at 7.40 am, for a 7.45 am start, for this fantastic weekly fitness development opportunity with PE teacher and coach Mr Mitchell Williams.
Striving for Excellence
Our Middle School students continue to strive for excellence in all that they do. It has been most wonderful to hear from our Student Representative Council in assembly, reflecting on members of their homerooms and sharing their passions and interests.
We look forward to continued celebration of the diversity of our campus and the achievements of our young men and women in a variety of spaces.
World’s Greatest Shave
Ten Year 8 students are to be congratulated on their efforts in raising more than $6,000 for the World’s Greatest Shave campaign. Kristian, Harry, Connor, Joel, Oliver, Finian, Jovan, Gracie, Maddison and Charli have shown a wonderful sense of service. Not only did they raise important funds for leukaemia research, but they also helped to raise awareness of the issues those faced with the disease suffer, and its impact on greater society.
Term 2 Themes
We hope to expand our exploration of the concept of social ventures and opportunities to enrich the lives of others across the Boys and Girls Middle Schools in Term 2 at City. Through ongoing discussion, as well as various student-led projects, we look forward to expanding perceptions of the modern world and investigating the enrichment of lives that organisations such as Melbourne City Mission provide.
Head of City
Haileybury Parents & Friends City (HPF City)
The Secondhand Pop-Up Stall was very successful. Thanks so much to Ms Josephine Elia and Ms Alice Johnson for managing the Pop-Up Stall and Ms Cindy Ponder-Bud and Ms Aida Ong for helping. We will hold our next stall in Term 4 on Up Day.
HPF City Secondhand Pop-Up Stall
Middle School Cuppa and School in Action had a record turnout and were greatly enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to Ms Belinda Barlow and Middle School Reps for hosting the Cuppa event and Haileybury City for enabling parents and friends to see the Middle School in Action.
Middle School families enjoying a Cuppa during the ‘School in Action’ morning
All event highlights and photos can be found on our Facebook page.
Entertainment Books Available
The 2019-2020 Entertainment Book is now available. Click here to secure yourself some great deals while supporting HPF City.
Term 2 Key Dates
The Annual Cocktail Party will be held on Friday, 14 June, on Level 9 of City campus. This is the event of Term 2. It provides a great way to meet up with friends and make new friends and promises to be a fun night with a live band and exciting auction items. So please book your babysitter now!
Terms 3 and 4 Events
Jazz After Dark
Date: Wednesday 18 September
Location: Level 2, City campus
Date: November TBA
Feature on ELC
Our ELC social reps for 2019 are:
Reception: Michelle White and Lisa Confoy
Pre-Prep: Angela Farbridge-Currie and Alice Johnson.
After settling in during Term 1, we are looking forward to an Easter egg hunt and coffee catch-up early in Term 2.
Enjoy your holidays!
President, Haileybury Parents & Friends City