Welcome Back for Term 2
I hope you have all enjoyed a restful break and are ready to return after Easter for another exciting term on Tuesday, 23 April. If you haven’t done so already, please ensure that you read the traffic report that was sent to you on 4 April. The introduction of boom gates and changes to traffic routes may have an impact on your usual route through Newlands and Senior School, Keysborough.
CEO | Principal Mr Derek Scott’s analysis of the NAPLAN data shows outstanding results, and we are all very proud of our young Haileyburians who work hard to achieve these outcomes. As the Number 1 ranked co-educational primary school in Victoria and the No. 2 open-entry co-ed secondary school in Victoria behind Ballarat and Clarendon College, Haileybury has a lot to be proud of . My thanks to all the staff who help to make this possible.
E-safety Advice on the Momo Challenge
We have received the following information from the e-Safety Commissioner regarding the ‘Momo challenge’, an online ‘challenge’ designed to target our children with potentially harmful consequences.
As young people often do not have the maturity or judgment to cope with confronting content online, it’s important to guide and instil critical reasoning skills, so they are aware that not everything they see or receive online is real.
We encourage parents to co-view, co-play, ask your children questions about the games and apps they are using, and let them know you are there to support them if they are upset or uncomfortable about anything they see online.
Please click here for more information.
Early Learning Centre
Encouraging Children’s Autonomy
Reception and Pre-Prep year levels are marked by a significant growth in children’s independence. This is actively encouraged by ELC educators, who have a strong belief in the importance of children being given opportunities to develop a sense of autonomy.
Children are supported as they consider options available to them and begin to make independent choices.
This may be seen embedded in daily practices where children make independent decisions about when to participate in morning tea, what to eat at mealtimes, whether to sleep or rest, and whether to engage in indoor or outdoor play opportunities.
‘Each child’s agency is promoted, enabling them to make choices and decisions and influence events and their world.’ (Guide to the National Quality Standard, ACECQA, 2011)
Mothers Day Celebrations
Mothers Day celebrations are a tradition within the ELC and a highlight of the School calendar each year. This year the children would like to extend an invitation to their mums to attend a classroom pampering session with them in the week prior to Mothers Day.
On Tuesday, 7 May, Reception N and A, and Pre-Prep K, D and T mums are invited to visit the ELC between 2.00 - 3.15 pm for a session of fun and relaxation with your child. On Friday, 10 May, Reception S mums are invited to visit the ELC between 2.00 - 3.15 pm.
Winter Uniform Requirements
During Terms 2 and 3 students are required to wear their winter uniform, including the Haileybury blazer to and from school. Blazers will be kept in classrooms during the school day. Please ensure that uniform items and blazers are clearly named.
As per Term 1, Junior School students may wear their PE uniform on their timetabled PE days. Blazers are not to be worn with the PE uniform.
Haileybury Institute Teacher Participation
The Haileybury Junior School Explicit Teaching Model is highly regarded across Australia. Mr John Fleming leads the Haileybury Institute, working with a range of schools nationally to support teacher and school development with explicit instruction.
Throughout the year, many of our Junior School teachers will spend a week with Mr Fleming. This is beneficial for the schools visited and for the professional growth of our teachers, who have the opportunity to engage in intense professional interaction with Mr Fleming and educators from across Australia.
Mrs Kristen Bennetts, Mrs Tania Rigg and Miss Georgia James visited schools in Queensland late in Term 1. Ms Alana Kanton will attend a professional teaching tour with schools in NSW in Term 2.
Walking for a Worthy Cause
The Haileybury Newlands Junior School recently held our annual walkathon in an effort to support and raise awareness of the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Many Haileybury Newlands families made donations totalling an amazing $2029.25.
Each year the Good Friday Appeal brings together people from all parts of the community to raise much needed funds for equipment, research and education. This support gives children the best chance for a healthy start in life by ensuring the hospital continues to offer world-class care.
Aiden D’Souza (Year 1) and Isabella D’Souza (Prep) enjoyed their icy poles after an hour of walking in the recent Junior School Walkathon
Keira Brown (Year 4) and Emily Graham (Prep) enjoyed some Buddy Time at the recent Junior School Walkathon
Mothers Day Breakfast with Louise Thomson
We will host a Mothers Day breakfast on Friday, 10 May. Our special guest speaker will be Ms Louise Thomson, founder of nursing agency Caring for You. Louise has spent 35 years nursing and training. She is a registered nurse and midwife, having worked at St Vincent’s Hospital, Lismore and in midwifery at the Mercy.
When her children were young and she worked as an agency nurse, Ms Thomson loved her work but found most agencies run by corporations and people with no medical background. They were focused on sales rather than quality nursing care.
Ms Thomson’s vision was to create a service that cared for patients and nurses, which she has achieved through Caring for You. It has blossomed into one of Australia’s leading nursing agencies, providing more than 3,500 meticulously selected healthcare professionals to more than 500 quality locations, from nine offices in four states.
Student Sporting Achievements
Mayunie Munasinge (Year 8) has qualified for the Victorian Gymnastics team. She will compete at the National Championships during the Easter break.
Olivia Jones (Year 8) made it through a series of trials to be selected for the Under-15 Victorian Netball team. Olivia will compete on the Sunshine Coast in July.
Head of Newlands (Keysborough)
Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough (HPFK)
Welcome Back and Term 2 Diary Dates
Welcome Back! We hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to an exciting Term 2.
Here is a list of important dates and information for the term:
Thursday, 9 May, ELC, Junior School and Middle School Mothers Day Stall
Friday, 24 May, Mothers Luncheon
Thursday, 20 June, HPFK Committee Meeting.
Year 1 Family Movie and Parents Catch-Up
Year 1 families will catch up at Cinema Europa in Southland Shopping Centre on Sunday, 19 May, at 10.30am. Please contact parent Sada Delic for more details and bookings.
Year Level Family Dinners
Catch up with new and old friends at the Keysborough Hotel, corner Corrigan and Cheltenham Roads, Keysborough. Order and pay at the counter from 6.00 pm.
Entertainment Books are Here
The 2019-2020 Entertainment Book is now available. Click here to support the HPFK.
Secondhand Uniform Shop
Our Secondhand Uniform Shop is open every Friday from 2.30 - 4.30 pm, Saturday, 27 April from 9.00 am - 12.00 noon and Saturday, 25 May, from 9.00 am - 12.00 noon. Please pop in and say hello to our lovely volunteers.
President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough