Pyjama Day Generosity
Our postponed Pyjama Day took place for the Preps to Year 8s on the final day of term, with students wearing their comfortable attire and donating baby supplies for St Kilda Mums.
Thank you to our community for their generosity. There was little room left in the truck that collected the items and, at one point, we thought a second trip may have been required but we managed to squeeze everything in.
Preps - Lachlan and Tilly
Year 4 girls - Amaani, Coco, Sophia, Indiana and River - with donated goods
It is wonderful to welcome all families back from the semester vacation and, in particular, to welcome our new families to the Haileybury community. Term 3 commences on Tuesday, 13 July, and students continue to wear full school winter uniform.
General Uniform Expectations
The uniform is the signature of Haileybury and represents a long and proud history. Students are required to take pride in their appearance at all times. They must wear the correct uniform to and from school or when out in public—including their blazer.
We ask that students pay particular attention to the proper wearing of ties, tucking in of shirts and the cleanliness of shoes and uniform. Hair should be neatly presented at all times, cut neatly and not excessive in style.
Haileybury Girls College students with shoulder length hair must wear it tied back. Jewellery should not be visible and Haileybury Girls College students may wear one pair of small earrings only. Girls must have their dresses and skirts at, or below, knee level and during winter they must wear black winter tights or knee-high black socks with their winter skirt.
Students who need to wear visible undergarments due to their religious beliefs may do so— but these must be black or white.
The summer uniform is to be worn during Terms 1 and 4. The full school uniform is worn during Terms 2 and 3. Please read the full Uniform Policy for more details.
Early Learning Centre
Halfway Through the Year
It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through our year! Educators have been busy over the break, carefully planning and designing inspiring learning environments for Haileybury’s youngest students. We warmly welcome all our ELC families to a new term and are looking forward to sharing further learning, development and joy.
Mathematics in the Early Years
Mathematics and Numeracy are more than just numbers in early childhood. Concepts of measurement, fractions, equations, number recognition, counting, subitising, stable order, cardinality, ordinality, pattern, classification, position and direction, working memory, data, estimation, temperature, shapes, mapping, coding and symbols, are all part of the play-based learning in the ELC.
“At Haileybury we recognise that young children are highly mathematical and explore numeracy concepts innately during daily routines, play and interactions with each other.” —Haileybury ELC Numeracy Program
The ELC educators recently had a professional development session with Head of Early Learning Dr Rachel Pollitt, where we looked into these varied means of early Mathematics education.
“It’s this number, 38 – 100. It goes longer and longer and longer.”—Jagger (ELC)
Elizabeth, Henry, Matisse, Amy (ELC)
The ELC has some exciting things planned for Term 3 and a date list was sent out via the Moments app at the end of last term. We will keep you posted with any further information closer to the date. Next week, we look forward to having Ms Julie Liptak meet with our students and families.
Up Close and Personal
Year 3 students learned to identify the parts of plants and flowers. Using cross-section diagrams and scientific language, they accurately located and labelled their work.
To bring it all to life they then visited the Middle School Science labs where 22 microscopes, each with a different sample, were set up. While searching for stamens and peering at petals, they could be heard excitedly sharing their observations and insights.
Dates for Your Diary
In the hope of COVID-19 restrictions easing so parents could attend, our Term 2 Presentation Assembly was pushed back to Term 3 and cancelled events were rescheduled. Please see below for important dates for your calendar.
Further details will be communicated closer to each event as needed but you can start thinking about your child’s Book Week costume now. The event will be here before we know it!
Tuesday, 13 to Monday, 19 July—Life Education classroom visits, all year levels
Friday, 16 July—Term 2 Presentation Assembly—invitation only
Friday, 23 July—House Captain Induction Assembly and Students of the Week from weeks 1 and 2
Wednesday, 28 July—100 Days of School—Prep celebration
Tuesday, 3 August – Year 4 Parent Evening Session with Sex Education Australia (SEA)
Friday, 6 August—CARE Assembly and Students of the Week from weeks 3 and 4
Thursday, 12 August—House Cross Country
Wednesday, 18 August—Mini Boss Incursion—Years 3 and 4
Thursday, 19 August—Science Dome Incursion – Prep, Year 1 and Year 2
Friday, 20 August—LEARN Assembly and Students of the Week from weeks 5 and 6
Tuesday, 24 August—Meerkat Productions Incursion, all year levels
Thursday, 26 August—The Great Book Swap
Friday, 27 August—Book Week Dress-up
Friday, 3 September—Fathers and Special Friends Morning—No assembly
Monday, 6 to Wednesday, 8 September—Year 3 Camp to Forest Edge
Friday, 17 September—Term 3 Presentation Assembly—invitation only
Entering the Premiership Quarter
Friday, June 21 marked a very important occasion; This was the date of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in terms of minutes of daylight. The difference in daylight hours between the summer and winter solstice is a whopping 5 hours and 15 minutes.
What does all this really mean and why am I mentioning it? Statistically, we have endured another cold winter and are now heading out the other side. From here, the amount of daylight each day increases.
Term 3 awaits us all and we like to refer to this as a ‘drive’ term or the ‘premiership quarter’— the one that builds on a strong foundation, embraces all the knowns and strives for excellence and the finish line. By ‘knowns’ we are referring to your class, your teacher, year level, subject, school section and the respective expectations.
Hopefully, the mid-year break allowed for some rest, relaxation and reflection. It may have been a time to review what is working for you and why and what you would like to do more, or perhaps less, of?
We are here to assist and have undergone our own reflections, reviews and meetings as departments and a school. We have a few surprises in store. Enjoy the remainder of the break and we excitedly await your return, so that together we can continue to strive to achieve our shared goals.
Head of Castlefield (Brighton)
Haileybury Parents & Friends Castlefield (HPFC)
The HPFC welcomes our families and friends back to school for Term 3. We hope that you have had a wonderful break and we are looking forward to hosting several exciting events throughout the term.
If you are interested in volunteering to assist with any of our future events or even joining the HPFC Committee, please reach out. We are always happy to welcome an extra set of hands.
President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Castlefield