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Haileybury is named Secondary School of the Year 2023

Haileybury has won the prestigious Secondary School of the Year – Non-government title at this year’s Australian Education Awards.

NEWS 4 Oct 2023

The annual awards, organised by The Educator, are Australia’s premier education awards and recognise the country’s leading schools, educators and educational initiatives.

In winning Secondary School of The Year – Non-government, Haileybury was recognised for its consistently high standards of teaching, achievements during the 2022 school year, and its focus on professional learning to improve teaching and curriculum delivery.

Haileybury was also commended for its strong communication links across the school community, for its effective management, and for the school’s demonstrated and ongoing commitment to innovation and improvement.

Theo Georgakopoulos, Senior Head of Senior School, says Haileybury, including the Senior School, embodies innovation and this encourages students and academic staff to excel inside and outside the classroom.

“The Senior School builds on solid foundations that are established and embedded throughout the Haileybury journey”
Theo Georgakopoulos, Senior Head of Senior School

As an open-entry school, Haileybury supports every student to achieve academic excellence and personal growth, particularly in the senior years when students set strong academic goals and plan for their future. The curriculum, co-curricular experiences, brilliant teachers, wellbeing support and Haileybury’s extensive facilities ensure every student in Senior School has everything they need to achieve individual excellence.

Haileybury consistently achieves some of the highest ATAR scores in the state and Haileybury students also received a record-number of accolades in this year’s Premier’s VCE Awards. In total, 28 Haileybury students were recognised in the latest Premier’s VCE Awards.

“Our students’ academic achievement is significant and teachers across the school, including the Senior School, work together and work very hard to instil knowledge and skills that enable students to achieve remarkable results”
Dr Nicholas Grigsby, Deputy Principal Head of Senior Schools

“On top of this, our students are encouraged and inspired to take part in state, national and international events and competitions that inspire curiosity, confidence and collaboration.”

Students are also supported to look beyond the school walls and to recognise the importance of social justice and service. Every student is involved in social justice initiatives that make a difference locally and further afield. They are also part of wellbeing initiatives that help develop empathy and insight into the lives of others.

“There is so much about Haileybury that is unique. Being named as Australia’s Secondary School of the Year – Non-government is recognition of that,” says Dr Grigsby.