Respectful Relationships and Consent
Assistant Principal Mrs Diane Furusho recently addressed parents from our Keysborough campus at the Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough (HPFK) meeting in the Barney Allen Room.
It was wonderful to have parents in attendance from the Early Learning Centre to the Senior School and the discussion was robust, sensitive and positive. Mrs Furusho outlined the plans for her work at Haileybury, highlighting the importance of listening to our children and active parenting.
The topics of kindness, connectedness and empathy have been identified and we are looking forward to the continuation of the theme in our Thrive and Health and Physical Education Programs.
To continue developing skills and capabilities, our Year 8 student leaders were fortunate to take part in the Lead It Program hosted by Driven Outcomes.
In this session, students gained self-awareness and recognition of personal strengths, qualities and values and were able to identify and prioritise the qualities and skills of good leadership. Students acknowledged the opportunity they have to contribute to the school community and beyond.
Timothy (Year 8)
Lead It Program
Managed Device Program for 2022
Technology is increasingly becoming a key enabler and driver of education and as such the School continues to take proactive steps to ensure we prepare our students to succeed.
In 2018, a review was undertaken of how we engage, teach, facilitate and encourage learning within our School. As part of this review, a decision was made for our students to have devices that will enhance and improve their educational experience.
In 2020, Haileybury introduced the Managed Device Program whereby allowing students to change to the new laptop device as their iPad reaches end of life in Middle School. This period of transition will be complete by 2023.
Parents of students in mandatory transition years will be contacted with further details regarding this program over the coming months.
What you need to know now is:
The mandatory year levels transitioning in 2022 are:
- All students entering Year 9 in Term 1A in 2021
- All students entering Years 5 to 7 in Term 1 2022
- All students new to Haileybury in Years 5 to9 in Term 1A 2021 or Term 1 2022
No other device can be brought to school in these year levels.
In summary, for all new students in Middle School and Year 9, and those in mandatory year levels for 2022 (5, 6, 7 and 9), a managed device laptop must be used. No other device can be brought to school.
Current Haileybury students moving into Year 8 in 2022 may continue to use their iPad, or they may opt into the Managed Device Program early if they wish to start using a laptop. No other device can be brought to School.
Early Learning Centre
National Reconciliation Week
Members of the Newlands Reconciliation Action Plan working party recently attended the Early Childhood Australia Reconciliation Symposium.
The symposium focused on ways to support children and early learning services to engage in reconciliation and to relearn Australia’s history. Each year, specific and measurable actions are created within the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the centre to focus on.
The RAP is the ELC’s formal commitment to support national reconciliation and develop opportunities for learning about Aboriginal perspectives within the classroom.
During Reconciliation Week, we displayed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags and read a story to the children called Finding Our Heart by Thomas Mayor that provoked discussion relating to Australia’s past and shared future.
Parents are encouraged to join the children each morning as they recite the Acknowledgment of Country.
Parent Information Evening
ELC parents are invited to attend a Parent Information Session presented by Newlands School Psychologist Tarryn Godfrey on Wednesday, 16 June. Attachment theory, and how it relates to young children’s development, will be discussed.
The information session will be presented via Zoom from 7.00 – 8.00 pm. A link to the webinar will be sent to parents via Moments.
ELC/Junior School Disco
In celebration of Arts Week, on Tuesday, 15 June (subject to COVID restrictions) the ELC children will attend a disco in Berthon Hall during school hours. The children are invited to accessorise their school uniform with sparkly hair wigs, fun glasses and necklaces for this event.
Police Visit to Newlands ELC
Newlands ELC Pre-Prep children recently received a visit from Senior Constable Reid and Senior Constable Niu of Sandringham Police Station. The police officers spoke to the children about their role in the community and how they keep people safe. The children saw how police equipment is used and enjoyed trying on the helmets and body vests. The highlight of the visit was hearing the sirens and sitting inside the police car.
Senior Constable Jaison Niu reminded children that in an emergency, police services could be contacted by dialling 000.
The children enjoyed the opportunity to talk to these two members of Victoria Police.
Josephine (Pre-Prep) and Joshua (Year 3) with their father, Senior Constable Niu
Chenghao (Pre-Prep) with Senior Constable Reid
Year 4 Worawa Visit
Haileybury Newlands Year 4 students are attending the Worawa Aboriginal College Sports Reconciliation Carnival. The carnival is a fun day that encourages sport and cultural and social exchange between all participants.
Highlights include the Welcome to Country Ceremony and Athletics games and activities. The Worawa students will visit Haileybury later in Term 3 or early in Term 4 to run sporting games with our Year 4 students, after they have finished a leadership program.
This initiative is part of the ongoing relationship with Worawa Aboriginal College and Haileybury.
This term, our House Leaders have been running assemblies for the students. Cox House started with a nail-biting students versus staff trivia event, as well as some high-energy dancing and singing.
Well done, Cox! We are looking forward to the other House Assemblies coming up this term.
On Tuesday, June 8 (subject to COVID restrictions), we will have House Swimming. Another wonderful opportunity for our students to come together and support each other and their Houses as they swim to earn points to put towards the House Cup!
Compass Award Program
Several students have been participating in the Compass Award Program. This program helps young people to learn new skills and develop their leadership, collaboration and organisational capabilities.
Most importantly, it connects students with their community and gives them opportunities to provide service to others. For six to 13 weeks, students must complete one hour per week of physical activity, a hobby, or an activity involving volunteering and exploration.
The following students have completed different levels and will receive their awards soon:
Heath Jones (Year 6)—Level 1 and 2
Sophie Zhang (Year 6)—Level 2
Alicia Chen (Year 6)—Level 3
Jaslyn Wong (Year 7)—Level 3
Our congratulations to these students, who have shown incredible dedication and commitment to complete the program and who have learned invaluable skills for life. They will now be able to move onto the next level and, in Year 9, they will be well prepared for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program.
Heath (Year 6)
Heath (Year 6)
Author Heather Morris Visits Newlands
The Year 8 boys at Newlands were privileged to have author Heather Morris speak to them about her novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. The book is studied across all Boys Middle School campuses and focuses on the story of one man’s survival in Auschwitz-Birkenau during WWII.
Heather was generous with her time, providing insights into the writing process, her relationship with the protagonist of the novel, Lale Sokolov, and her continuing writing and research of survivors of the Holocaust.
Many thanks to Mary Johnson, Head of Library Services at Newlands, for organising Heather’s visit.
Timothy (Year 8) with author Heather Morris
Head of Newlands (Keysborough)
Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough (HPFK)
HPFK Fight MND BBQ
On Thursday, 17 June (subject to COVID restrictions), the HPFK will hold a sausage sizzle across ELC, Junior School and Middle School and serve 1,200 sausages. If you would like to volunteer to assist between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm, please email: HPFK@haileybury.vic.edu.au.
HPFK Uniform Shop
Our Term 2 HPFK Uniform Shop opening times are published in myCalendar on myHaileybury.
The HPFK Uniform Shop opening hours (subject to COVID restrictions) for the rest of term 2 are:
Friday, 4 June 2021, 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Saturday, 5 June 2021, 9.00 am – 12 noon
Friday, 11 June 2021, 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Friday, 18 June 2021, 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Haileybury HPFK Facebook Page
This year, our target is to reach 850 Haileybury HPFK Facebook Group Members. If you would like to connect with our community, please join our Facebook page by clicking on this link.
If you have any queries, or would like to contact the HPFK, please email HPFK@haileybury.vic.edu.au.
President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough