in 2015 was
HAILEYBURY’S MISSION IS “TO DEVELOP HIGH-ACHIEVING STUDENTS WHO ARE CONNECTED GLOBALLY, TO EACH OTHER
AND TO THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THEY LIVE AND WHICH THEY SERVE”.
HAILEYBURY CITY ELC OPENS
PREMIER’S VCE AWARDS
CONQUERING THE POLAR HAT TRICK
EXCEPTIONAL SCHOOL SATISFACTION
DUKE OF EDINBURGH GOLD
11 UNDER THE SOUTHERN STARS
AUSTRALIA DAY STUDY TOUR
MONASH ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS
10 BUILDING UPDATES
11 THE ARTS
14 HAILEYBURY SPORT
his is done through a commitment
to driving academic excellence, a
focus on developing an international
outlook and building a strong sense of
community through the principles of social
justice. It also comes through students being
engaged and happy at School – the 2015
L E A D (Listen, Evaluate, Act, Deliver) surveys
shows that they are.
Haileybury’s academic performance in 2015
was exceptional. Key indicators included
NAPLAN results, which are now on the My
School website and see Haileybury among
the top few schools in the country; the VCE
results, which saw 44% of all students in the
top 10% in the country and just under 90% of
all students in the top 30% in Australia; great
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...to develop highachieving students who
are connected globally,
to each other and to the
communities in which
they live and which they
destination data for graduating students;
and many students receiving university
scholarships, some of which are highlighted
in this edition of The Haileyburian.
Haileybury’s commitment to developing
an international outlook for students is also
covered in later pages. I am particularly
excited that so many Haileybury students
will be visiting NASA later this year in a first
for a Victorian school. This program aims
to encourage students to think big and
engage with the STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Maths) area.
I am also encouraged by the manner in
which so many senior students engage
with the concept of social justice. Students
had the privilege of hearing from one of
Haileybury’s finest, Justice Lex Lasry, on this
subject at a recent assembly. Justice Lasry
has spent his life trying to build strong
communities through his work as a barrister,
Queens Counsel and Judge of the Supreme
Court of Victoria.
surveys covered in this issue of The
Haileyburian show the high levels of student
engagement and student, parent and staff
satisfaction with the School. It is a privilege
to be a part of such a strong community.
The 2015 L E A D surveys
show the high levels of
and student, parent and
staff satisfaction with
Stakeholder surveys are an important part of
looking for the continuous improvement of
the School programs. The 2015 L E A D
CAMERON VAN DEN
DUNGEN, ROB FILDES
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Polar Hat Trick
the children are
engaging with the
world in which they
live, learn and play
on a regular basis
EN ROUTE TO BECOMING THE YOUNGEST
PERSON IN HISTORY TO CONQUER THE
‘POLAR HAT TRICK’, JADE HAMEISTER, AN
INTREPID YEAR 9 HAILEYBURY STUDENT, HAS
RETURNED FROM COMPLETING THE FIRST OF
HER THREE EXPEDITIONS – THE NORTH POLE!
ON 11 APRIL 2016, HAILEYBURY CITY OFFICIALLY OPENED ITS DOORS TO THE FOUNDING
17 ELC STUDENTS WHO WILL ATTEND THE HAILEYBURY CITY CAMPUS.
his historic occasion was celebrated
with words from Council Chairman
Mr Tom Poulton, Principal Mr Derek
Scott and Head of Haileybury City Campus
Ms Pam Chamberlain, with School Council
Director Mr Fraser Main cutting a ribbon to
declare the City Early Learning Centre (ELC)
With big smiles from both the children and
their families, there was much excitement
around being the founding Haileybury City
students as well as the children beginning
the next stage in their education and care
During the weeks leading up to the official
first day, staff worked tirelessly to put
together an ELC that is child oriented and
well resourced; created to be a purposeful
children’s learning space.
The City ELC Journey
With a maximum of 44 children, the design
well reflects the philosophy of a connected
community; where children learn together
across age groups, in environments that allow
for exploration, extension of learning, and
give children the time and space they need
to question, experience and understand.
Haileybury City ELC is a beautifully designed
centre built to maximise the space and allow
for maximum vision throughout with floor-toceiling glass walls, windows and doors.
The children are able to independently move
through the spaces that extend beyond the
classrooms into a foyer and dining area, a
quiet learning environment and the outdoor
A natural theme has been embraced through
the use of neutral and green colours, with
highlights of the well-recognised Haileybury
magenta and charcoal colours throughout.
Natural timber furnishings in the rooms add
to the sense of natural play spaces, with a
tribute to the flora of the Flagstaff Gardens
being included in the decals on the interior
The playground has been engineered to
allow for all elements of a ground level
playground, even though it is situated on
the third level terrace. The view through
the glass panels gives the feeling of endless
greenery as the children can look across to
the Flagstaff Gardens.
The four new staff members bring with them
a variety of experience and skills, which will
contribute to and enrich the program that is
developed for the children each day.
As a long day model operating five days a
week, for 50 weeks of the year, the educators
have the time to develop strong relationships
and really know the children they educate
and care for.
Rocks, tree stumps, garden beds, pebbled
pathways, a sandpit and green surfaces
provide for a beautiful play space to explore.
The children are involved in a daily Specialist
program that will operate within the
ELC and in spaces available on Level 1.
Subjects include Music, Library, Information
Technology, Physical Education, and Motor
The new teaching team has been carefully
selected over a period of time and is led by
Mrs Sally Robertson as the Head of ELC.
The program also incorporates a play-based
approach to literacy and numeracy that is
woven into the curriculum and is based on
achieving the outcomes of the Early Years
Opportunities to explore the Flagstaff
Gardens, markets, libraries, transport and
other inner city resources are readily available
to Haileybury City ELC students. They will
become part of the weekly planning to
ensure that the children are engaging with
the world in which they live, learn and play
on a regular basis.
In May the Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle paid the
ELC students a visit. Mr Doyle participated in
story time with many students not wanting
him to leave. The Lord Mayor has been a
strong supporter of Haileybury City and we
look forward to welcoming him back soon.
he cross-country adventure was
estimated to take 21 days, but severe
cracks in the temporary runway,
at Russian ice base Barneo, forced Jade to
complete the whole trip in just 11 days. Jade
covered more than 16km per day, skiing for
ten hours at a time, while pulling a 50kg
sled behind her in average temperatures
of -25°C. Her trip certainly wasn’t without its
complications. She contracted early frostbite
and suffered a loss of feeling in her fingers.
Prepared for the physical challenges this
trip would bring her, Jade found the mental
challenges the hardest. “You can deal with
the cold and being uncomfortable, but the
effort required to deal with all of those at
once can be mentally draining” Jade said.
Jade’s team included Eric Phillips, owner of
Icetrek, her father, Paul Hameister, the 12th
Australian to complete the Seven Summits.
The final team member, Petter Nyquist, a
cinematographer, photographer and director,
who was appointed by National Geographic
to capture Jade’s spectacular journey.
Back home safe and sound, Jade can enjoy
a well-deserved break before returning to
school and her CrossFit training program in
preparation for her Greenland Crossing in
April 2017 and South Pole in December 2017.
Jade wants to inspire young women to chase
their dreams and live an active and healthy
lifestyle being happy with who they are.
‘Jade’s Quest’ is scheduled to premier on the
National Geographic Channel this August
and we wish her all the best as she trains to
accomplish her future goals in the remaining
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These results are
well above the
ISV average and
are a very strong
of the quality of
Premier’s VCE Awards
HAILEYBURY HAS AGAIN EMERGED AS ONE OF THE TOP ACADEMIC SCHOOLS IN THE STATE
FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2015 PREMIER’S VCE AWARDS.
aileybury students received 10
Premier’s VCE Awards in total, the
highest in the state. These awards
included a Top All-Round VCE High Achiever
for Thomas McLean, who achieved Study
Scores of 46 or higher in at least five
The awards are as follows:
Top All-Round VCE High
RICHARD TRUONG IT Software Development
The students were presented with their awards
at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition
Centre. The Premier’s Awards are a further
demonstration of the excellence of the 2015
We also congratulate all staff involved in
teaching these students during their VCE year.
The teachers involved in the individual subject
teaching were: Carl Barrette (IT Software
Development), Chris Bamford (Economics),
Merinda Birmingham (English), Belinda
Care (Sociology), Sam Cavnoudias (History:
Revolutions), Shirin Hanfi-Scott (Media), Katina
Pantazopoulos (Accounting) and Greg Ryan
HAILEYBURY IS BY ANY MEASURE AN EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMIC SCHOOL. THE HAILEYBURY
STUDENTS ACHIEVED AN EXCEPTIONAL SET OF RESULTS IN THE 2015 VCE TO FURTHER
ADD TO THE ACCLAIMED REPUTATION IT HOLDS.
he 2015 results represent the best
value-added performance, and are the
second best results in the history of
Haileybury and the VCE.
At the beginning of February, Haileybury held
the annual Honours Assembly, celebrating the
excellent VCE results achieved by the Class of
2015 and many of the current 2016 Year 12
Award highlights from the assembly are as
THOMAS MCLEAN, VARSHINI THAYALAKUMARAN AND CARY JIN
HAILEYBURY GIRLS COLLEGE
DUX (ATAR): The Prize for the Student with the
Highest ATAR & Haileybury Medal Winner
DUCES (ATAR): The Prize for the Student with
the Highest ATAR & Haileybury Medal Winners
CARY JIN & THOMAS MCLEAN
DUCES PROXIMI (ATAR) of Haileybury Girls
DUCES PROXIMI (ATAR) of Haileybury
GAYATHRI BIMAL & MARY MALEK
YAO CAI & MICHAEL STRAUSS
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Congratulations to Class of 2015
student Samuel Templeton on being
awarded Gold in the Duke of Edinburgh
Awards. Samuel will be awarded his
certificate by the Governor of Victoria
at a ceremony later this year.
Samuel’s award was based on a
12-month commitment of at least one
hour per week in the following:
PHYSICAL RECREATION: Waterpolo
SERVICE: School Band
ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY: Explore the
history of Australians on the Western
Front in France
RESIDENTIAL PROJECT: Music Camp.
Exceptional School Satisfaction Results
HAILEYBURY STRIVES TO CONTINUALLY EVOLVE AND IMPROVE ITSELF FOR THE BENEFIT OF ITS STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS.
STUDENTS AT HAILEYBURY ARE ALWAYS
BEING ENCOURAGED TO CHALLENGE
THEMSELVES IN NEW WAYS.
or many, this is through a new
sport, a musical instrument, or a
foreign language. More and more,
however, Haileybury Middle School
students are taking opportunities to
mix their creative flair with design
thinking strategies and taking up the
study of coding languages to make a
reality of what used to only be possible
in specialised industries.
Students use these coding language
skills to run innovative solutions
to both local and global problems.
Students begin small, with Lego EV3
programmable robots, and quickly
progress into using programs such as
AutoCAD and Arduino to construct
their most elaborate designs.
As a innovative educational institution,
Haileybury is supporting these
students with resources, MakerSpaces
and guiding expertise to ensure that
any interested student is able to
experience the success that they are
most capable of.
he past decade has seen a process
of continual improvement across the
entire School, which has been reflected
in the exceptional results from the 2015 L E A D
(Listen, Evaluate, Act, Deliver) surveys.
AVERAGE RESPONSE ON THE QUESTION OF
TEACHER QUALITY FROM HAILEYBURY STUDENTS
(YEAR 5 UP) AND PARENTS (PREP UP)
The average score given by students from
Years 5 to 12 on teacher quality was 8.43 out
The average score given by parents of all
students (Prep up) for teacher quality was 8.56
out of 10. These results are well above the ISV
average and are a very strong endorsement
of the quality of Haileybury staff. This result
was also strongly supported by Haileybury
teachers who rated their peers at 9.01 out of
10 compared to an ISV average of 8.34.
they are safe and free to take risks. The
survey result to the question “I am happy
to be at this school” was an exceptional 8.56
out of 10 (ISV average 7.68).
The Haileybury community of students,
parents and staff were given their biennial
opportunity to provide feedback to the School
in 2015 through the L E A D surveys conducted
by Independent Schools Victoria (ISV).
Most education research shows that
the quality of the teacher is the primary
determinant of academic success outside
of socio-economic factors. Haileybury’s
commitment to teacher quality was strongly
reflected in the L E A D survey results.
AVERAGE RESPONSE ON THE QUESTION OF
“I AM HAPPY TO BE AT THIS SCHOOL”
Haileybury is of course the largest school in
of the smaller communities
Berwick and Keysborough
and soon City. There is a strong focus
the campus level on pastoral care and
individual needs of each student. The pastoral
care survey results were also outstanding with
student responses giving an average7 of 8.0 (ISV
average 7.33). Parents scored the pastoral
questions an average of 8.6 (ISV average 8.2).
The detailed reports received showed very
strong levels of overall student satisfaction
and parent and staff satisfaction. A key part
of student success at school is their desire to
attend and be involved, and the feeling that
These results are an excellent reflection of the
strong community in which the School stands.
These results are
well above the ISV
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DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, 15 STUDENTS
ACCOMPANIED BY MR WILLS AND MS VISICK
SET OFF ON THE 2015 EXPEDITION TO FIJI.
THE HOLIDAY BREAK PROVIDED MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR HAILEYBURY STUDENTS TO STEP OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONES AND VENTURE
INTO THE BIG WIDE WORLD. A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOURS AND EXPEDITIONS WERE ON OFFER TO SENIOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
AND FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE AS THE YEAR PROGRESSES.
he trip started in rural Momi Bay
where they participated in a Sevusevu
Ceremony (a traditional welcoming
ceremony), which was a perfect insight into
the culture they were about to experience.
Altera Terra – Haileybury England
To be able to study at
was both a challenge
and an honour
THERE ARE NOT MANY THINGS THAT A STUDENT WOULD GIVE UP
THEIR SUMMER HOLIDAYS FOR, BUT EACH YEAR TWO LATIN SCHOLAR
STUDENTS RECEIVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL AND STUDY
ABROAD AT HAILEYBURY IN ENGLAND, AN OPPORTUNITY THAT
CANNOT BE MISSED!
tarting fresh in another land, with unfamiliar faces was
ultimately a challenging and interesting
experience for adventurous Year 12 students,
James Kerlidis and Emily Lok.
Unlike Haileybury Australia, in England the students
and teachers live together in boarding houses,
completely changing the student-teacher dynamics.
The students and teachers would eat together and
converse freely. They hailed from all over the world,
from Africa to Asia to Europe, creating a culturally
diverse community. Although our students were
oceans away from Melbourne, they had a makeshift
family and a place that felt like home in England.
During their four-week venture, the students embraced the overseas
lifestyle. They attended a normal school day from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm,
with classes, sport and music commitments. The students noticed
many direct correlations between the schoolwork in Australia and
the curriculum in England, and were fascinated to witness how the
same content was taught slightly different in both countries. Although
exhausted from their studies, the students let their curiosity empower
them to explore the alien city, soaking up the European culture and
history in the evenings and on weekends.
Bonjour from France
HAILEYBURY STUDENTS HAVE RETURNED
FROM AN UNFORGETTABLE FIVE-WEEK TRIP
hile one group headed to Le Lycée
de l’Assomption in Bordeaux, which
is known for its contemporary art
museums and public gardens that line the
river quays, the other group headed to Le
Lycée de Georges Duby, which is close to the
city of Aix-en-Provence. Students stayed with
host families and attended classes with fellow
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During their expedition, students hiked
through the Nausori Highland trails where
they were immersed in the Fijian ways of life,
interacting with friendly locals, swimming
beneath towering waterfalls and taking in
spectacular mountain vistas.
SIX STUDENTS TOOK PART IN A “THRILLING”
EXPEDITION TO ANTARCTICA VIA ARGENTINA
aileybury boys from Years 10 to 12,
across all three campuses, set out
for an unforgettable experience
accompanied by Mr Myles Nelson and Ms Peta
James eflected: “I will be able to use much from what I learnt to assist
me in my Year 12. Going to school in England and exploring London
on the weekends is a truly eye-opening experience, and a great
opportunity for students to see what life is like on the other side
of the globe”.
Emily agreed: “Going to England demonstrated how much there is to
learn about the world. Whether to study or simply visit, travelling is a
wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone
They crossed the perilous waters of the
infamous Drake Passage before spotting their
first iceberg. The first continental landing was
at the South Shetland Islands where they
explored breathtaking ice masses, patrolled by
an inconceivable number of penguins trekking
along the ‘highways’ from the water to the
nests with their newly hatched chicks.
Students also had the
pleasure of experiencing
a French Christmas. They
which is the main Christmas
meal eaten on Christmas
Eve or early Christmas
morning when families
have returned from the
midnight Church Service.
The spread of food during
this time is nothing short
of sensational. There was
also a peak of excitement
over the array of desserts
on offer throughout the holiday period;
handmade chocolates, cakes and pastries
were at the forefront of every store window.
The tour provided many opportunities for
students to interact socially with their new
French friends, teachers and parents through
end-of-year celebrations, heightening their
ability to understand and further develop their
Students were able to explore Christmas
markets, various restaurants, cinemas,
museums and monuments. Haileybury
The first stop involved two days exploring
the historical La Boca in Buenos Aires, visiting
the famous La Recoleta Cemetery, which
contains the graves of notable people
such as Eva Peron, Nobel Prize winners and
significant political figures. Upon reaching the
south of Argentina in the town of Ushuaia,
they explored the exquisite Tierra del Fuego
National Park before boarding the MV Ushuaia
bound for Antarctica.
The photo opportunities of Paulet Island,
home to around 100,000 penguins, were
every tourist’s dream! Trip highlights included
the Weddel Sea, viewing the famous tabular
icebergs and the Ukranian Vernadsky Station,
where the hole in the ozone layer was
discovered. Students were immersed in the
life of polar scientists, learning comparative
biology, evolution of sea mammals, Antarctic
treaty politics and techniques used by the
botanists, zoologists and geologists who
live and work in the extreme yet dazzlingly
On return to South America, students were
given an early wake-up call to witness the
difficult navigation through Neptune’s Bellows
and into Deception Island, where the group
was able to take ‘The Antarctic Plunge’ – simply
diving into the freezing water!
Dale Arthur (Year 12, Keysborough) reflected
on his trip: “Antarctica is an adventure I will
never forget; despite having to cross such
treacherous waters it was nothing but truly
amazing. No matter how many photographs
I have captured, nothing compares to actually
standing there in the -5°C temperatures and
the 30-knot winds.”
For over a decade the School has been
running these cultural exchange programs
with resounding success. The dedication from
the staff, sister schools and host families is a
true testament to the program.
WELL SORT OF... 2016 WILL
SEE THE FIRST VICTORIAN
SCHOOL SEND A GROUP
OF STUDENTS ON A STUDY
TOUR TO NASA!
The final component of the expedition was
sea kayaking in the Yasawa Islands where the
students went snorkeling, swimming and
camped on the beautiful beaches across
Many of the
this tour to fulfil
the expedition and
the Gold Duke of
Returning home exhausted but with incredible
memories, it was an expedition of a lifetime.
We Are Going
students often comment on the fact that they
establish life-long friendships on exchange,
while also developing independence and
The trip included a five-day homestay and
community service work at Nasivikoso Village.
Students volunteered at the local school,
completing jobs such as painting, tiling, and
some light wall construction. Within the Fijian
culture, Sunday is a ceremonial day when
students attended church and were lent
traditional clothing from their homestay families.
A group of lucky students will get to experience Space Camp
first-hand in the United States of America. A select group
of Year 8 students will depart in December 2016 bound for
Houston, Texas for a two-week trip of a lifetime.
The Junior program will integrate culture, space, science,
medicine and marine life for a high-impact learning
experience. Students will get to know what it takes to become
a scientist, flight commander and astronaut by taking part in
mission simulator training. Students will also be taken on a VIP
tour of NASA facilities that is not available to the public.
We look forward to following the students on this very
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Australia Day Study Tour
CANBERRA – THE LANDLOCKED CAPITAL OF THIS NATION, WHERE MEN IN SUITS AND SMARTLY
DRESSED WOMEN DEBATE AUSTRALIAN POLITICS.
THE SCHOOL WAS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE PROMOTION OF TWO OF ITS DYNAMIC STAFF MEMBERS TO KEY POSITIONS AMONG THE
CAMPUS EXECUTIVE TEAMS. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW HEAD OF GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL, NEWLANDS, KIMBERLEY YOUNG, AND THE
NEW HEAD OF ELC, EDRINGTON, REBECCA WINZAR.
ouring Canberra as part of the City of
Casey’s Australia Day Study Tour Award,
a tumultuous buzz of excitement
reigned free in the 10-student travelling party.
Our somewhat lacklustre preconceptions
about what the small but significant city had
to offer, however, would be quickly disproven.
We expected Parliament and perhaps a small
metropolis; rather, we bore witness to the
splendour of Lake Burley Griffin.
The Australian War Memorial provided a
moving reminder of an eventful past, and a
visit to the Australia Defence Force Academy
a reminder of the present. Whether it was
meeting the illustrious Prime Minister Malcolm
Turnbull himself, or walking through the
marvellous halls of Old Parliament House
where every photo and every room is full of
the stories of our past, everything we were
able to partake in was symbolic of Australia
as a nation, and of who we are as Australians.
It was truly an honour and a privilege to
have been selected to participate in what
honestly was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
We began the Australia Day Study Tour as a
group of students who had only scratched
the surface of what it means to be a part
of Australia, what it means to really make a
difference and what it means to truly have
an impact on society. But when our journey
had regrettably come to its end, we came
out believing that we really are the next
generation of Australian leaders; that we
really can make a difference.
LACHLAN IAPE AND POOJA JEYADEVA
(YEAR 12, BERWICK)
HEAD OF GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL,
Kimberley has been a member of the
Haileybury family since 2008. Since being
welcomed on board, Kimberley has shone in
a number of roles such as Head of Pre-Senior
Girls, Head of Douglas House and Deputy
Head of Boys Middle School, before being
carefully selected for her new role as the
Head of Girls Middle School.
CHINA’S INTEREST IN COMPETITIVE SPORT
HAS INCREASED DRAMATICALLY IN RECENT
he 2008 Beijing Olympics sparked
tremendous national pride and a
much higher profile for many sports.
China had the largest team of any country,
winning 51 Olympic Medals (15 more than the
In 2022 China will host the Winter Olympics
for the first time and preparations have already
begun to field a strong team. The Chinese
officials are intending to field teams across all
the Winter Olympic events and so right now
they are training and recruiting students in
new events such as synchronised ice skating.
...the ability to facilitate
an environment where
students can achieve a
high level of academic
Haileybury Beijing Year 10 student Christy
Zhang’s dream is to be part of the Chinese
Synchronised Ice Skating team in 2022. In
February this year she was selected in China’s
National team and competed in the Spring
Cup held in Milan, Italy.
Monash Engineering Scholarships
THE HARD WORK FROM OUR RECENT GRADUATES HAS BEEN RECOGNISED BY
t is fantastic to see the volume of our
students being awarded scholarships
to further their
studies after VCE
at Haileybury. We
Strauss, James Bott
and Shaoyan Zou,
all who graduated
in 2015 and were
awarded scholarships to complete their
undergraduate degrees in engineering
at Monash University.
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These students were privileged to attend
a ceremony with Professor George
Dean, Faculty of
We wish all our
students from the
Class of 2015 every success in their future
Kimberley’s eight years of experience at
Haileybury has allowed her to develop the
skills necessary to meet the demands of a
larger cohort. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the
challenges that my time at Haileybury has
given me,” she said. Kimberley has worked
diligently throughout her current and past
leadership roles to manage the academic
and pastoral needs of the students, and
inspire and lead other staff. She holds strong
communication skills and is praised for her
ability to build positive relationships with
students, parents and staff.
“Throughout my extensive teaching and
leadership experience, I have developed
expertise in the management of students
as well as the ability to facilitate an
For the first time in history China sent
a Synchronised Ice Skating team to an
international competition. The 16 members
were chosen from ice skating clubs all over the
country. Even though they finished towards
the bottom of the field, their performance was
a remarkable moment in the history of Chinese
sport and a major milestone for Christy on her
journey towards Olympic selection.
HEAD OF ELC, EDRINGTON
Rebecca joined the Haileybury family 11
years ago freshly after graduating from
Monash University, and has been developing
her passion and knowledge for children’s
education ever since. The love for teaching
runs in the Winzar family. Being former
educators themselves, Rebecca’s parents
have both encouraged her teaching practice
and instilled in her the importance of
education and sharing this with others.
Good Luck Christy!
I have a passion for Early
Childhood and providing
children with a strong
foundation from which
to build upon throughout
Rebecca has worked in both the Reception
and Pre-Prep programs, and was a part of
Haileybury Edrington’s recent ‘Exceeding’
rating through the National Quality Standard
Rating and Assessment process.
“I feel privileged to have developed my
career at Haileybury and, through having
excellent mentors and professional
development opportunities, I continue
to grow in my profession,” said Rebecca.
environment where students can achieve
a high level of academic success,” said
Kimberley gained experience in
management across the Senior School,
Boys Middle School and now Girls Middle
School. She also started some of her very
own initiatives at Haileybury such as reading
competitions, social justice and fundraising
activities to work with various non-for-profit
organisations, which creates a great sense of
helpfulness and passion for the students.
Looking forward, Kimberley is excited to be
working with younger age groups, having
the opportunity to see them develop
over the course of four years and is very
enthusiastic to pursue her two new mains
• increasing the feeling of connectedness
that Newlands girls have with their School
• improving the ability of young girls to
regulate their emotions and deal with
everyday anxieties and stresses of the
It is our pleasure to welcome Kimberley into
her new role and we are looking forward
to the contributions she will bring to
Haileybury in the near and far future.
“I have a passion for Early Childhood and
providing children with a strong foundation
from which to build upon throughout their
schooling. I believe it is important to develop
a strong sense of self in order for children to
grow and take on challenges in their future
As Rebecca begins her exciting new
position as Head of Early Learning Centre
at Edrington, she will strive to continue
providing an exceeding service through
upholding the ELC’s values of passion,
unity, courage, knowledge and respect
both personally and in daily interactions
with families and children. Rebecca is a
strong believer in the Early Learning Centre’s
philosophy, which promotes community
engagement and academic excellence, and
fosters curious minds through exploration
“I look forward to continuing the ELC’s strong
community focus within Berwick and the
wider Haileybury community,” said Rebecca.
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HAILEYBURY CITY HAS NOT BEEN THE ONLY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN THE WORKS OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS: THE KEYSBOROUGH,
BERWICK AND BRIGHTON CAMPUSES HAVE ALL HAD PROJECTS COMPLETED.
BRIGHTON’S CLARK OVAL carries the most
traffic of all of the Haileybury ovals. As well as
holding different sporting events the oval has
stomping feet during recess, accommodates
fete rides, stalls and car parking for large
Over the Christmas break, Clark Oval
undertook a transformation. After an extensive
drainage and irrigation upgrade, the premium
Santa Anna Couch surface that is used on all
the major sporting fields and golf courses in
Melbourne is now the luscious, green surface
that covers Clark Oval.
Foyster Building Overhaul
The FOYSTER BUILDING at the KEYSBOROUGH SENIOR SCHOOL undertook a modern-day
makeover when its ground floor classrooms, staff offices and foyers were refurbished with
a Haileyburian fit-out.
Coupled with this contemporary style, collaborative work and discussion spaces have been
created in the foyers, along with outsized windows fitted in all classrooms to significantly
improve transparency and connection among the students and provide a collective
Adding New Elements
The BRIGHTON BOYS MIDDLE SCHOOL
SCIENCE ROOMS undertook a state-ofthe-art renovation. Equipped with new,
contemporary benches and equipment,
the larger rooms are ready for students to
conduct the most scientific of experiments.
As well as Brighton’s upgrade, last year
HAILEYBURY BERWICK obtained planning
permission to create two new sporting
grounds. At the end of winter, the floodplain
clay was removed and the grounds prepped
to be a suitable growing surface, with an
extensive drainage and irrigation system also
The impressive Santa Anna couch grass was
line planted in Term 1, with the grass intended
to grow to be ready for sporting use at the
end of this year.
Under the Southern Stars
UNDER THE SOUTHERN STARS WAS A CELEBRATION OF AUSTRALIAN REALISM.
SCENES FROM FIVE ICONIC AUSTRALIAN PLAYS, SPANNING FOUR DECADES OF
HISTORY, CULTURE AND THEATRE WERE SELECTED.
he different stories portrayed on stage reflected elements of Australia’s
national identity in the mid-twentieth century. Despite the unapologetic
nostalgia the plays and music inspired, the ‘love, loss and laughter’ tapped
into something far deeper than national stereotypes or glorified traditions. The scenes
were full of poignant relationships, bittersweet moments and brave self-awareness.
Senior School students performed to captivated audiences across four nights on
the Aikman Hall Stage.
At Berwick, a turf wicket has also been
installed on the West-side football ground,
making both the East and West fields ready
for multiple sports, including football, cricket,
softball, soccer, rugby and other sports
activities and general purposes.
All of the ground developments put
Haileybury’s sporting facilities alongside
Melbourne’s prestigious sporting grounds.
A new science preparation room has also
been created to provide safe and capable
service to the adjacent science rooms.
Oh My Quad!
The BRIGHTON JUNIOR SCHOOL EAST QUAD
has been advanced to be any Junior School
student’s dream space!
With artificial grass, stepping stones and rope
bridges, the new adventure features make the
landscape an open air heaven. With the addition
of wooden elements including decking, seating
and play areas, it’s also a School community
precinct and School assembly area for our
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VCE Season of Excellence
THE VCE SEASON OF EXCELLENCE PRESENTS WORKS CREATED BY VCE STUDENTS IN DESIGN,
TECHNOLOGY, MULTIMEDIA AND THE CINEMATIC, VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.
ork is presented through
exhibitions, screenings and
performances supported by
education talks, forums and panel discussions,
catalogues, programs and online material.
Congratulations to the following Haileybury
students who were selected to take part in
the 2015 VCE Season of Excellence:
Top Arts: Studio Art
Top Design: Product Design
Technology – Wood SOL DASIKA
Top Class: Drama
Top Class: Drama
Embers sought to show the terror, fear, triumphs
and ultimately the power of community in the
face of adversity among one of our sunburnt
country’s biggest monsters – bushfire.
Year 10 students put on an igniting performance
over two nights on the Aikman Hall stage
earlier this month.
Inspired by the real-life stories of the survivors
of the 2003 Victorian alpine bushfires, the
highly talented and creative Year 10 ensemble
worked tirelessly to bring to life an adapted
version of Campion Decent’s original play
Embers. Based on ‘verbatim theatre’ in which
the script is entirely constructed from actual
anecdotes from survivors, the students
gave credence to these stories by exploring
the complexities, grit and humour of these
HAILEYBURY’S 2016 TWILIGHT CONCERT
WAS AN EVENING OF EXCEPTIONAL MUSIC,
PERFORMED BY OUR TALENTED STUDENTS.
rom the Jazz Band and choirs to the
multiple ensembles and orchestras,
the concert catered to a wide range
of musical tastes.
The weather wasn’t in our favour to hold
the event in the Senior School Quadrangle;
however, with the addition of curtains,
lighting and staging, Gymnasium 2
transformed into a welcoming concert
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James Weatherby combined his love of guitars
and filmmaking to produce an acclaimed short
documentary film on the Maton guitar factory. The
film was selected for Top Screen, thus recognising it
as one of the top VCE films in the state. James also
received an outstanding score of 47 for Media and
has been involved throughout his schooling in a
wide range of visual and performing arts productions
including drama and music performances. James
was also chosen for Top Class with his drama
performance The White Rabbit or the Queen of Hearts.
HONOURABLE MENTION FOR ZARA LIANG
Sol Dasika is the essence of the 21st century
student, combining great intellectual strength
with strong work ethic and creativity in following
his passion for music, in particular percussion.
Sol designed, developed and built his drums
by multi-layering laminations of various
timbers including bamboo, birch, plywood,
cedar, jarrah and paulownia. These laminations
were then cut into a series of stepped rings
and glued together to form rough bowls.
These were then hand turned on a wood
lathe to achieve a smooth finish. Each drum
was then meticulously fitted off with a clear
drum skin to show off the stunning patterned
interiors. His outstanding work was a feature
of the VCE Season of Excellence, where he
received the VCAA Appreciation Award
for his Top Design entry. Upon graduating
from Haileybury, Sol received a university
scholarship to study Japanese in Tokyo.
Zara Liang achieved a 50 in Media and was awarded
the highly prestigious Premier’s Award placing her in
the top three of 5,000 students. Zara is an outstanding
academic and has also shown herself to be an
accomplished filmmaker, producing and directing
the short film entitled The Cave. This was an unusually
sophisticated VCE film inspired by the philosophical
concept of Plato’s cave, in which people confuse
shadows on the wall with the real world and, as a
consequence, can be fearful of imagined dangers.
Three characters’ stories are interwoven showing how
each one is trapped by their own fears, but who finally
take a risk and leave their ‘caves’, thereby
finding fulfilment. Zara was responsible for
all aspects of the film including co-writing
the soundtrack with her brother Jesse.
Her beautifully made film is an example of
student filmmaking at its best and received
generous recognition when shown to
Senior School students.
Pipes & Drums Secure State Championship
The music was varied from fun tunes to
a more serious repertoire. The ensembles
represented the full scope of the Music
program with a highlight including our
student comperes providing an insight into
how music is prepared for performance.
It was impressive to see the numbers of
students who performed; their enthusiasm
and hard work was clearly showcased in
the 2016 concert.
ur pipes stirred, our drums pulsed, and the Haileybury colours
fluttered in the intermittent wind as we stepped off from
the starting line. We marched with resolve, aware of the
comforting presence of our excellent tutors and loyal supporters.
We were in no mood to let them down. We were in no mood to let
each other down.
We knew the Haileybury Pipes & Drums had come a long way, but
the opposition was going to be tough to beat. Our traditional rivals,
Scotch College, had had an extraordinary few years with plenty of
talent, will and discipline. We knew we had beaten them before, and
we were determined to give them a run for their money. We were
possessed by a determination to represent our School with dignity,
discipline and effort.
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Band performances are not a question of individual excellence
but of teamwork and coordination. This ethos was reflected in our
preparation, where it was about bonding and playing as an integrated
unit. So, with vim and vigour we played to our collective limits and
enjoyed the experience. We were unsure about the results, so when
it was announced that we had won the Victorian Championships
in both the Juvenile and Grade 4 adult categories we unleashed a
cacophony of celebratory sound that I am sure could be heard in the
highlands of Scotland! For our wonderful tutors and the band this
was not an easy victory but, for us, the hardest-fought victories
taste the sweetest!
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Girls State Touch
HAILEYBURY HAS TRIUMPHED THIS
SUMMER SPORT SEASON WINNING THREE
APS PREMIERSHIPS: TABLE TENNIS AND
GIRLS AND BOYS BADMINTON.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GIRLS TOUCH
TEAM AS THEY WERE CROWNED STATE
TOUCH CHAMPIONS at the end of Term 1.
he Girls Badminton team went
through the 2016 season
undefeated to claim their second
title in two years. With such a young
group the squad looks destined to
contend again next year.
The Boys Badminton team, after being
runners up the last two years to Scotch
College who have claimed the title
five times in a row, finally claimed the
APS Premiership. With convincing wins
against all comers, the team clinched
the Premiership with a nail-biting win
over the 2015 champions.
The Haileybury Table Tennis juggernaut
rolled on again claiming another
premiership. The Table Tennis team has
claimed all but one APS title since 1995;
a record unsurpassed in APS sporting
The team worked hard all season to
take on all comers in the inaugural
tournament, going through undefeated
for the season.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR YEAR 9A
IV TEAM WHO WON THE HEAD OF THE
SCHOOLGIRLS TITLE IN EARLY MARCH.
HAILEYBURY IS CONTINUING ITS PROUD
GOLFING HISTORY WITH A RECORD FOUR
STUDENTS SELECTED IN THE VICTORIAN
GIRLS STATE GOLF TEAM.
The Head of the Schoolgirls regatta
is the largest regatta in the southern
hemisphere and we congratulate the
crew consisting of Zoe Deitch, Natasha
Pullin, Sophie O’Donoghue, Tylah
Sherritt and Alexandra Shiell. The girls
also won a bronze medal at the State
Championships earlier in the season.
We also congratulate the 10A IV team:
Natasha Kerr, Emma McLaren, Isabella
Scaunich, Annabel Trivett and Charlotte
Scaunich, who won a bronze at the
State Championships in early March in
Third in a Row!
IN A ROW,
HAS WON THE
XAVIER’S 140 POINTS. There were many
wonderful individual performances for
the season that contributed to the team’s
success. In addition to the team success,
Max Trevena and Ebony Francis have been
selected to represent Victoria in the National
Championships on the Gold Coast.
the School Sport
Victoria 17 Years
and Under Girls
Softball team. The
team competed at
the School Sport
Waverley Softball Association in Wheelers Hill
earlier this term.
THE ANNUAL VICTORIAN BEACH VOLLEYBALL
SCHOOLS CUP WAS HELD IN MID-MARCH AT
SOUTH MELBOURNE BEACH. The tournament is
The team finished third at the 2016
Australian Boys & Girls Amateur
Championships as well as the Junior
Interstate Series held in Tasmania.
for students in Years 7-12 who enter as teams
of four or in pairs. Haileybury entered a team
of 34 students and achieved some fantastic
results with three gold medals overall.
The Years 7/8 tournament on the Wednesday
was a perfect day in glorious sunny weather
with 30 boys and girls playing in the fours
competition. The highlight of the day was
a Gold Medal to the following boys: Luke
Rodrigues-Jones, Alex Rahmani, Will Foster
and Jamieson Vail.
The Years 11/12 Tournament was held in
horrendous conditions with rain and 50km/h
winds; so, for the following students to win
their division is a wonderful effort:
• Gold Medal – Year 11 Girls Pairs: Carrie Van
Rensburg and Ashlee Rahmani. This is the
fourth year this pairing has won Gold
(Years 8, 9, 10 and now 11)
• Gold Medal – Year 11 Boys Pairs: Benji
Gierlach and Henry Bush.
CAPTAIN OF 1ST VOLLEYBALL CARRIE VAN
RENSBURG (YEAR 12)HAS BEEN SELECTED
IN THE VICTORIAN U19 BLUE TEAM.
This is a fantastic achievement to be selected
in the top team as a bottom-age athlete.
Carrie has been selected in the Victorian State
team for both indoor and beach volleyball
in consecutive years for U17 and now U19,
winning gold at all events to date. She is also
representing Australia for both beach and
indoor at the Asian Championships.
impressive 6 out of 10 races.
The team consisting of Sam Jeffree,
Amelia Coad, Kyle McLeod and Abby Plant
competed against a field of 64 teams to
take out the title.
The following week James and Nick also won the
Australia Youth Championships Regatta (for sailors
aged 18 years and under). Both regattas were sailed
on Sydney Harbour from Woollahra Yacht Club.
Captains Sam Jeffree and Amelia Coad put
in outstanding performances in all three
phases of dressage, cross country and
showjumping with Amelia winning the
EvA105 class and Sam taking out the CNC
It has been a long-term goal of the
Haileybury Equestrian team to win this
trophy, and after many years of hard work
the School is incredibly proud of the
entire team. A special thank you goes to
Head of Equestrian Mrs Wendy Jeffree for
her commitment and leadership to the
Haileybury’s Head of Golf, Chris
Bamford said of the girls’ selection
“Not only are they excellent golfers
but they are wonderful people and
represented Victoria magnificently. Their
improvement over the last few years
has been very rapid and their ability to
juggle the competing demands of golf
and school is amazing. They all have very
bright futures in the game of golf”.
A NUMBER OF HAILEYBURY STUDENTS HAVE
BEEN SELECTED TO REPRESENT VICTORIA IN
FUTSAL. THEY INCLUDE:
JAMES GROGAN (YEAR 11) AND SAILING PARTNER
NICHOLAS SHARMAN (FRANKSTON HIGH SCHOOL)
HAVE WON THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SAILING
CHAMPIONSHIPS in the 420 Class winning an
THE HAILEYBURY GOLD EVENTING TEAM
HAVE WON THE VICTORIAN INTERSCHOOL
HORSE TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP.
Haileybury had four teams of four riders
taking part in this prestigious competition.
Hosted by Tintern Grammar, the event was
held at Wandin Park and over 250 riders
from more than 80 schools across the state
took part in the competition.
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Alexandra Hilliard (Year 11) captained
the team of six, joined by her fellow
peers Zara Woodbridge (Year 10), Alizza
Hetherington (Year 11) and Gabriela
Ruffels (Year 11).
The 420 is a 4.2m two-handed sailing boat and is
designed as a stepping stone to the Olympic 470
class. James and Nick both train with the VIS Sailing
program and show a true passion for their sport.
James recently returned from Yakayama, Japan
where he competed in Japanese Youth Sailing
Championships finishing an impressive fourth.
• U12 Girls: Anika Dovaston (Year 6)
• U14 Girls: Francesca Brand (Year 8),
Elissa Sugunananthan (Year 9) and
Zoe Titmus (Year 9)
• U13 Boys: Victoria Rangers:
Alec Dovaston (Year 8)
• U13 Boys: Victoria Magic: Nicholas
Theodosiou (Year 9) who captained the
team that finished as the Australian U13
National Champions for 2016
• U16 Boys: Quinn Carter (Year 10),
Adem Huskic (Year 11).
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to set a standard for students in the coming
years. Haileybury is a fast-paced School, always
advancing, progressing and growing, and as
a student I believe that each year the School
facilitates our own personal development,
so that we may bequeath a legacy for future
Haileyburians to build upon. This year’s cohort
is committed, hard working, and motivated
by the successes of 2015, and I know that by
the time 2016 draws to a close, all of them will
have left their mark on this School.”
VICE CAPTAIN OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE
AS OUR EIGHT SCHOOL CAPTAINS EMBARK ON THEIR FINAL YEAR AT
HAILEYBURY, WE ASKED THEM WHAT THEY HOPED TO LEARN AND ACHIEVE
DURING THEIR TIME AS LEADERS AT THE SCHOOL.
CAPTAIN OF HAILEYBURY GIRLS COLLEGE
“Within my short time in Senior School,
Haileybury has remarkably expanded to both
Melbourne CBD and China. In accordance with
the School’s innovative ethos, I encourage all
young women of Haileybury to be forwardthinking, to broaden their vision of the world,
and to seek their place within it. The path
to global citizenship begins with holistically
viewing the issues that we face and realising
our collective responsibility. Only then, can
we find ways to progress.
As is the fundamental purpose of any school,
academics will certainly occupy a large
proportion of the students’ time and energy.
I hope to see everyone embody the academic
passion and rigour that characterises our
VICE CAPTAIN OF HAILEYBURY GIRLS COLLEGE
“According to Nelson Mandela, ‘Education is
the most powerful weapon which you can
use to change the world’. As I come nearer to
going through the routine of a typical school
day for the last time, I hope that the students
of Haileybury will bear this quote in mind. It is
inevitable that school can sometimes become
mundane or repetitive, but as a Haileybury
leader my aspiration is to inspire all students
to view school as more than simply an eighthour daily routine. It prepares us for the future
and it can be fun and exciting. School provides
us with more than just an ATAR, and it is my
desire to encourage all students to remember
this so that they may instead enjoy their time
at Haileybury Senior School.”
VICE CAPTAIN OF HAILEYBURY GIRLS COLLEGE
“I have whole-heartedly enjoyed my time
so far at Haileybury and I am a student who
can unashamedly proclaim a love for their
school. My experience has been cemented
by the incredible people I have met and the
invaluable opportunities I have been provided
with, both of which are in abundance at
Haileybury. My aim as a School leader is to give
back to the place and the people that have
given me so much. In 2016, I hope to continue
to make the most of the opportunities I am
presented with at School and to help my
fellow students seize their own, and have as
meaningful a School experience as I have had.”
CAPTAIN OF GIRLS SPORT
“School Sport is more than just compulsory
exercise or an extra-curricular activity. The
Haileybury sporting experience is one where
students can create life-long friendships
and memories on and off the field; I know
I certainly have. Throughout the year I
endeavour to encourage participation in
physical education and promote the full
Haileybury experience for students. I hope
to encourage this sporting culture through
Haileybury’s media outlets, which display
the fun and excitement sport has to offer.
In addition, an integral part of my work this
year will be the rallying of school supporters
to our major APS events to create the best
environment to support our athletes and
encourage camaraderie at these events.”
Manoj Liyana Arachige
CAPTAIN OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE
“The idea of leaving behind a legacy is
something I value highly as a Haileyburian.
Every time I don the black and magenta, I feel
obligated to try and make this School an even
better place, to raise the bar even higher, and
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“The special thing about Haileybury is that
despite its size – its 3,600 students and
five campuses – there is a real sense of
community; the sense that every student is
valued and respected for who they are. And
integral to this is the diversity of student talent.
From musical tours in America, to cricketing
tours in England, the School fosters endless
opportunity. And it is this culture that I wish
to further as a leader – a culture where every
student feels the liberty to pursue their dreams
with the support of their peers and the School;
for a great school is one that sees every
student as an individual.”
VICE CAPTAIN OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE
“Haileybury, to me, is more than just a
School. It is a gateway to an abundance of
opportunities. Whether it is extra-curricular
activities or simply exposure to an extremely
productive and effective learning environment,
we, as students, are given the best opportunity
to succeed and make the most of our time
at School. As part of being a leader in 2016,
I hope to further encourage students to
seize these opportunities, to strive to be the
best person they can be and to continue to
embrace and contribute to the Haileybury
community. With this as a common goal,
I believe that we can perpetuate the unity
and success that our community has always
CAPTAIN OF BOYS SPORT
“My wish for 2016 is to encapsulate the
highly talked about ‘bloods’ culture, through
supporting our peers and advocating the
ability for each individual to leave their own
unique legacy. Our time at this prestigious
School is short and thus it is essential we
all have the opportunity to contribute to
Haileybury. I want to enable students to leave
their mark through the Sport program, by
increasing participation and bringing back the
pride and excitement to wear the magenta
and black during School sporting events.
In doing this, I hope to see sport become a
pillar of the School alongside the academic
and arts programs.”
How Times Have Changed...
“Next time, Crawford,
you must remember to play
with a straight bat…”
hese words, uttered by
Charles Rendall, may
well have rung in the ears
of a dismissed Haileybury
batsman as he trudged from
the Brighton Beach cricket
arena. Rendall saw cricket, with
its ethics and disciplines, as an
analogy for developing life skills
Rendall opened his tiny
new college in 1892 with an
enrolment of 17 students. Sport
and intellectual values were
the basis of a proper education
with students groomed to play a significant
social role in serving the community. Things
such as good manners, strict honesty and
scholarship were integral to his vision.
It is fascinating to consider aspects of the first
Haileybury, circa 1892.
THE SCHOOL was situated in a rundown
former mansion. It had numerous bedrooms
and dormitories which provided an ideal basis
for a boarding school, Rendall’s preferred
option. The reality was that Haileybury was to
become predominantly a day school. In 1892,
eight students were boarders and nine were
BOYS ONLY They came to Haileybury to
receive Classics tuition from Rendall in a final
year of schooling, and so were of mature age.
They achieved some outstanding academic
and sporting results in the first year, and
the fledgling school established an early
reputation for high achievement.
SPORTS available were few. There was one
small paddock for games. Cricket was preeminent; swimming was held at the Brighton
Beach Baths; there was football and some
tennis. First XI cricketers practised batting with
rounded pick handles to sharpen their reflexes.
FEES In 1892, a day boy was
charged four guineas for
a term. There was an extra
charge for the gymnastics
teacher who turned up for
two hours on Thursdays; 2/bought a tie and 2/6 a school
cap; and there was a charge
for text books.
FORMS OF DISCIPLINE
Caning wasn’t commonplace
but was applied for
and swearing. Hands could
be strapped, or six welts
administered by a cane.
Rendall usually gave the recipient fruit
afterwards as a gesture of reconciliation.
Many comparable schools – Cumloden,
Carlton College, Hawthorn College,
Toorak College, along
with many small girls
schools – did not
on the oval named in
his honour, what would
he make of Haileybury
SOME THINGS HAVE CHANGED:
CHaileybury is now equally a school for girls
and boys, with a total enrolment of over
CStudents come with origins in many
countries world-wide, and bring with them
a global range of influences and broader
perspectives on life.
CThere are five main campuses, and close
ongoing associations with many other
schools in Europe, Asia and USA.
CThe curriculum is broad to cater for the
diverse opportunities provided for students.
Class sizes are small, teachers are highly
trained and selectively appointed and
academic performance is excellent.
CThere is a strong emphasis on inculcating
caring behaviours, self-discipline and
empathy for others.
But if structures have changed, many core
CIntegrity, honesty and empathy.
CScholarship and the aspiration for
excellence in all endeavours.
CA mutual respect between students and
C The notion that students appreciate
an obligation to provide service to the
community locally and globally.
Rendall today would have
to temper that abrupt
but well-meaning advice
proffered to one of his star
cricketers, but it’s likely he’d
be extremely proud of the
way his Haileybury has
prospered and grown
into the 21st century.
SUBJECTS taught included Latin, Greek,
French, Arithmetic, Algebra, Euclid (Geometry),
English, Science and Geography. Rendall’s
background in teaching Classics at university
and at top Melbourne schools enabled him to
offer a superior secondary education aimed at
Public Exams and The University of Melbourne.
UNIFORM Early photos show the older
students in jackets of differing hues, and/
or suits, with a vest. Knickerbockers with
boots were common and a tie was standard.
Travelling to and from school, boys wore a
black cap with magenta piping or a straw
hat with black band or School ribbons.
Smaller boys were often dressed in sailor suits.
THE SCHOOL YEAR consisted of four terms.
The School week ran from Monday to Saturday,
each morning from 9.00 am – 12.30 pm then
in the afternoon from 3.30 – 5.00 pm, with a
half holiday on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Prep was held nightly from 7.00 – 8.30 pm.
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RUSSELL DAVIDSON (OH ’86)
P 9904 6140
want to start this column with a brief quiz.
I want to encourage you to stop and take a
moment to reflect about the world around
you and how you interact with it.
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When was the last time you had a picture
developed and stuck it into a photo album?
When was the last time you opened a
newspaper and read it from cover to cover?
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Okay, so those are a few generic and obvious
questions…now let’s try something a little
When was the last time you watched a movie
on ‘Free to Air’ television?
When was the last time you used a handheld
Recently, I stopped and thought about each of
the above questions, and I very quickly came
to the realisation that my life revolved around
the use of a relatively small device that lives in
Ten years ago the Apple iPhone was still a year
away from being released to the public.
Five years ago Apple surpassed Nokia as the
world’s largest mobile handset vendor.
Today… I’d be lost without having my smart
phone within arm’s reach at all times.
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I look forward to sharing more information
with you in the coming months.
CAMERON VAN DEN DUNGEN (OH ’98)
OLD HAILEYBURIANS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
When was the last time you bought a CD?
When was the last time you rented a movie
from the local video store?
I use my phone every day to listen to music,
watch TV shows, watch movies, to capture/
share photos and videos, and to consume the
vast majority of my news and information.
The smart phone is at the core of the
‘connected world’ and as such if we are to
be the progressive alumni association that
we claim to be, then we need to make a
concerted effort to be relevant to you in the
ways in which you consume information and
interact with the world.
The OHA Senior Executive is well aware of the
cultural shift that has already occurred and
every meeting contains a discussion about
how each initiative we undertake will be
relevant to you, our members, as you strive
to succeed at your various undertakings in an
increasingly cluttered world.
chief executives’ organisation, YPO, with
headquarters in Washington DC. In sports
administration he was a Trustee of the
Melbourne and Olympic Park Trust 19952001; was a Chairman of the Australia Masters
Games, Melbourne 1995; received an OAM
for sports administration 1998; was President
and Chairman of Athletics Australia 2005-13;
was a Member of International Association of
Athletics Federation 2009-12; and was a Patron
of Portsea Surf Life Saving Club 2015.
Just as retailers and marketers globally strive
for an omnichannel presence... our aim is
to truly become an omnichannel alumni
SADLY PASSED AWAY
EARLY THIS YEAR
AFTER COURAGEOUSLY BATTLING CANCER.
niversally known and loved as ‘Evil’,
along with his great mate Steve
Marshall, Geoff was inducted as a
Life Member of the Old Haileybury Amateur
Football Club only last October at the Grand
Final Breakfast. He was also a Life Member of
the OHA Cricket Club.
Marshall’s words sum up his old partner
perfectly: a man who actually embodied the
usual clichés of “larger than life character” and
“life of the party”, a laugh that could cut grass,
and a heart that could power a small nation.
Geoff’s OHAFC life membership was
testament to 40-odd years of nearly continual
involvement with the Club since joining as
a stripling in 1977. Despite having what he
himself would admit was limited talent, he
thrived under coach Michael Porter to the
point that the following year he was making
regular senior appearances in the Bloods’
first-ever team to make the B Grade finals.
Sincock was eventually to clock up 65 games.
But it was off the field that Evil had his
biggest impact, from the day he walked
into the OHAFC and breathed his own form
of liveliness into its social fabric. A natural
entertainer, he featured in the early days
of the Grand Final Breakfast. He provided
sometimes memorable pre-match speeches
as coach of the reserves in 1987. He served as
Vice-President and as Treasurer. His band, The
Sprocket Heads, performed at the club’s 50th
birthday celebrations. He was the inaugural
President of the Past Players’ Association. More
recently he helped out at the Club’s Princes
Park luncheons, acting as a roadie for MC
Steve Marshall. But above all he brought joy,
happiness, enthusiasm and laughter pretty
much anywhere he went.
Our thoughts go out in particular to Geoff’s
wife Vicki, children Jess and Will, and older
brother RUSSELL SINCOCK (OH ‘65).
THE WINNER OF THE 2015 OHA MEDAL
PRESENTED AT FOUNDERS DAY WAS
MR ROB FILDES (OH ’58).
ob left Haileybury Castlefield in
1957 after successfully completing
his Leaving Certificate. Rob did not
continue onto matriculation, which in those
days was for boys who intended to go to
In 1958 Rob joined his father in their small
family business, specialising in labels and
printing to retail pharmacies throughout
Along with his older brother and father, they
developed that business until 1986 when Rob
became a sole proprietor. Today Rob’s son Luke
is CEO of the group.
The Fildes Group of companies is a wideranging business specialising in labels,
packaging, printing, consumables and
software support programs to Australian
pharmacies, hospitals, commercial kitchens
and retail packaging.
Rob is Chairman of the Group, which also has a
company in Hong Kong supplying packaging
to the European market. The Fildes Food Safety
division for commercial kitchens is expanding
into various Asian markets.
Rob has had a very successful sporting career
playing Centre Half Back for Collingwood
1961/63 and ranked No.1 in Australia and No.
14 in the world in Decathlon 1971, earning
him the accolade of “best all round athlete in
The award was announced at the traditional
Founders Day Assembly at Keysborough. In
front of a packed Aikman Hall, which included
graduates from the Class of 1976 (40 years
on), Years 10-12 students from all Haileybury
campuses and 10 students from Haileybury
Beijing, Rob received his award from OHA
President, CAMERON VAN DEN DUNGEN (OH ‘98).
Previous winners of the award are:
2008: HON JUSTICE LEX LASRY (OH ‘66)
2009: MR TONY TAGGART (OH ‘69)
2010: DR IAN WATTERSON (OH ‘75)
2011: PROFESSOR GEOFFREY CLEGHORN (OH ‘71)
2012: PROFESSOR SIMON MOLESWORTH
AO AM (OH‘71)
2013: MR IAN HENDERSON (OH ‘70)
2014: DR ROSS SUNDBERG AM QC (OH ’60).
Congratulations ALANA SCHINZ (OH 2009)
and PHIL HENDRIKSEN (OH 2004) on the
birth of Luika Danika on March 22.
GEOFFREY REID (OH ‘41)
KEITH LONG (OH ‘63)
region. John is
a photographer specialising in the
built environment, including the
documentation of both ancient and
modern cities around the world. While
still shooting for leading graphic
designers and advertising agencies,
he is considered one of the most
interesting of Australia’s architectural
Congratulations DANIEL PICKERING (OH
2001) on the recent birth of his son, Otis.
Rob became the International Senior
Vice President of the world’s leading
NIGEL MCGILLVRAY (OH ‘71)
JOHN GOLLINGS (OH ‘63) AM For
Congratulations DYLAN LUXA (OH 2006)
and partner Imogen on the birth of
Evelyn ‘Evie’ June just a couple of days
after his 10-year reunion!
Congratulations ALISTAIR BLACKMAN (OH
2002) and his wife on the birth of Harvey
The OHA was saddend by the passing
of the following members of our
community; gone but never forgotten:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THREE MEMBERS
OF THE HAILEYBURY COMMUNITY ON
THEIR MOST RECENT AWARDS:
In addition, Rob has achieved a number of
important roles in both business and sports
Congratulations NATHAN MILLAR (OH
2000) and wife Laura on the birth of
Toby in November.
Congratulations TOM LYNCH (OH 2008)
and his partner Courtney on the birth
of their second child, Tayla.
Congratulations IAN BURGESS (OH ‘98) and
wife Alex on the birth of their first child,
ROD WISE (OH ‘75) PSM For outstanding
service through the application of the
Charter of Human Rights to correctional
practice in Victoria. Rod is currently
Deputy Commissioner Operations at
Former parent, MIGNON BONWICK OAM,
mother of Andrew (OH ‘88) and Jon
(OH ‘92) for service to homeless youth in
Sydney. Mignon has devoted 20 years to
teaching homeless youth in Sydney and
continues to do so in her retirement.
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OHA Cycling Event
Class of 1976 Reunion
Class of 1971 Reunion
WITH CONSIDERABLE THANKS TO THE TEAM
FROM CORPORATE CYCLING, INCLUDING
ALUMNI NATHAN LORKIN (OH ‘95), THE
INAUGURAL OHA CYCLING EVENT WAS
HELD IN FANTASTIC CONDITIONS ON THE
1966 CRICKET PREMIERSHIP MEMBERS: ANDREW LANGFORDJONES (OH ’66), RUSSELL ALLISON (OH ’66), PETER RIDLAND
(OH ’66), CHRIS ALDONS (OH ’67), ANDREW WILLIAMS (OH
’66), ROBERT MACKAY (OH ’67), PETER MASON (OH ’66), NEIL
PLUNKET (OH ’67) (C), IAN SINCLAIR (OH ’66) AND ROBERT
MEHEGAN (OH ’68).
IAN EDWARDS AND DAVID NASH
JOHN HOUGHTON, DEAN HOLMES, ROBERT MCLAUCHLAN, IAN
BURNS, ADRIAN PORTER, NEIL WERRETT, GREG GALT, MICHAEL
STEVENS AND GREG FERRIER
Cyclists set off from Merricks General Store
and meandered along some beautiful
Peninsula roads led brilliantly by Nathan.
The ultimate test, Arthurs Seat, proved a huge
challenge for all of the riders; however, the
sense of accomplishment upon completion
was amazing. It was then back downhill and
into Flinders for coffee before a couple more
pinching hills and back to Merricks General
Store for lunch.
DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CLASS OF 1986 – 30-YEAR REUNION
Friday, 17 June
CLASS OF 1996 – 20-YEAR REUNION
Friday, 22 July
OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNI AWARDS
RODNEY SCHAFFER, NICK BADE AND RICHARD RASMUSSEN
Welcome to the OHA
KEVIN TALBOT (OH ‘72), ALEX O’SHEA (OH ‘91), MITRA
SRITHARAN (OH 2001) ALEX LUONG (OH 2008), EDDIE BINGHAM
(OH ‘89) AND ANTHONY BRADSHAW (OH ‘91).
The riders completed 60 km on the day;
however, it was the networking, the
meeting of new people, the acceptance of
challenges and the beautiful clean fresh air
that highlighted the day. It was firmly agreed
that this should be an annual event on the
OHA calendar and we look forward to further
instalments over time.
Tuesday, 2 August
SYDNEY MEMBERS EVENT
Otto Ristorante, Woolloomooloo
Thursday, 11 August
Friday, 26 August
OHA GOLF DAY
Sandhurst Club, Sandhurst
Friday, 30 September
THE CLASS OF ’76 CELEBRATING FOUNDERS DAY
As MATT RICE (OH ’88) sums up, “Corporate
cycling is the new golf.”
CLASS OF 1966 – 50-YEAR REUNION
ALANA HALL, BARBARA VAN DER MERWE, AILI CATO
Friday, 21 October
CLARK CLUB LUNCHEON
Ken Phillips Day
Sandringham Yacht Club
Friday, 21 October
OHA VICTORIOUS IN THE GIRLS BASKETBALL,
LED BY JESS CATHCART (OH 2013)
University Social Event
The annual Ken Phillips Day was an
outstanding success. The objectives
of the event are to:
Thursday, 27 October
(OH 2009) AND JASMIN
HORVAT (OH 2009)
• provide a competitive warm-up for
our winter clubs
DOUGLAS POWER (OH
2015), DEAN ANTOS
(OH 2015) AND MAYANK
SOHANI (OH 2015)
• positively showcase the work of the
OHA and breadth of the network to
young alumni and current students
GRADUATES FROM 2015 ENJOYING THE EVENT
Class of 2006 Reunion
OPPOSING COACHES DAVID
LAPPAGE (OH ’90) AND MICHAEL
CONSTABLE (OH ’84)
• pay tribute to the late Ken Phillips, a
former Haileybury staff member and
OHAFC President and Coach.
Saturday, 12 November
Six sports were keenly contested on the
day with victories to Haileybury in boys
basketball, boys hockey, girls soccer and
netball. Old Haileybury were winners in
football and girls basketball.
Sunday, 13 November
CLASS OF 2011 – FIVE-YEAR REUNION
Riva, St Kilda
Friday, 18 November
CLASS OF 1991 – 25-YEAR REUNION
Riva, St Kilda
Friday, 18 November
LED BY SOPHIE
2008) LOSING IN
A GREAT MATCH
CLASS OF 1981 – 35-YEAR REUNION
Friday, 18 November
JACK MUNRO (OH 2014) WITH
JILL PHILLIPS AND THE KEN
THE VICTORIOUS OHA FOOTBALL TEAM
ROB FOYSTER (OH 2011), KELSEY GADE
(OH 2007) AND WILL ROTOR (OH 2012)
A GREAT NIGHT AT THE 2006 10-YEAR REUNION
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THIS YEAR WE WERE
VERY HAPPY TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE
OHA KEN PHILLIPS
DAY, WHERE WE
NETBALL 1ST TEAM.
It was a great match
and definitely a close one with the Haileybury
1st team only winning by 3 points!
The OHA Netball Club had a great start to
the year with the mixed team winning the
grand final in the A Reserve Division. All team
members had an enjoyable season and it was
fantastic to see many new faces as well as past
players returning to the Club. The women’s
team made it to the semi-finals; however,
unfortunately lost the game. The girls were not
discouraged and have returned this season to
try and win! We have also seen a new women’s
team form, which is mainly comprised of
recent graduates, and we wish them all the
best in their first season.
As always, we welcome new players of any
skill level to the Club. If you are interested,
please contact SOPHIE LEGGOS (OH 2008) at
Hip Hop and Jazz
THE OHA DANCE TEAMS HAVE BEEN BUSY
PRACTISING AND CHOREOGRAPHING IN THE
LEAD-UP TO COMPETITION SEASON. The Hip
Hop and Jazz teams will be representing
Haileybury at the State Finals, and we are
hoping that both teams qualify for the
National Championships that will be held in
Queensland in early August. For the last three
years the OHA Hip Hop team have won gold
at Nationals, and will be setting their sights
on keeping their title. The recently formed
Jazz team will be paving their way in a new
section, but we are confident they will make
The team for 2016: AIMEE TRAFICANTE (OH
2015), AMBER FYFE (OH 2010), AMY REID (OH
2013), CIARA HART (OH 2015), ELISE NASH (OH
2014), EMILY ROSE WARD (OH 2014), EMILY
WILSON (OH 2014), HAVVA PEHLIVANOGLU
(OH 2013), JEMMA FLEMING (OH 2013),
LAUREN ROSSETTI (OH 2015), MADDI HATT
(OH 2014), MAGALIE DIOP (OH 2015), MARCIA
MIAO (OH 2015), MELISSA KRIV (OH 2015),
MIA INGRAM (OH 2015), PAULA WANG (OH
2015), REI BENSON (OH 2015), SARAH FRY (OH
2014), SHANIYA LAVERDURE (OH 2015), STEVE
SAMUEL (OH 2015), TEAGAN VAUGHAN (OH
2015), Teri Batis (OH 2015), VALERIE ALLARD
(OH 2015)and VANESSA ROMAN (OH 2015).
AMBER FYFE (OH 2010)
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THE OHA HOCKEY CLUB IS TURNING 50, WITH
THE 2016 WINTER SEASON BEING THE CLUB’S
50TH! WE ARE ALSO CELEBRATING 10 YEARS
OF WOMEN’S TEAMS, AS OUR FIRST WOMEN’S
TEAM PLAYED IN 2006. These are wonderful
OHA TOUCH IS GROWING WITH OVER
250 MEMBERS AFFILIATED WITH OUR
FACEBOOK PAGE. With the introduction of
2015 alumni, including Co-Captains Xavier
Subotsch and Kaiden Dummett (both
OH 2015), the Bloods were a force to be
This season the OHA Touch Club entered nine teams (consisting of five men’s, three
mixed and one women’s team) across two competitions at Albert Park and Fawkner
Park. Eight of the nine teams made it to their respective grand finals. The 2015 summer
competition saw the introduction of our very first women’s team, consisting of both
current students, including Co-Captains Pia Hatt and Romy Teubler, and recent
alumni, with the girls having a strong season. The Hearts played with great spirit and
determination, falling just short to a more experienced team in their debut grand final.
The Bloods once again travelled to Yass (NSW) for the annual knockout competition in
January playing against some of the strongest teams in the nation. If you are interested
in joining the expanding OHA Touch Club, please contact Vice President Tristan Coles
at: [email protected]
THE HAILEYBURY ATHLETICS CLUB
(WINTER CROSS COUNTRY) PRESENTS AN
OPPORTUNITY FOR RUNNERS OF ANY
ABILITY TO CHALLENGE THEMSELVES
OVER A SERIES OF CROSS COUNTRY
It is a great opportunity to build fitness
in a social and friendly environment. So,
if you enjoy running, give it a go! Races
are held from now until 17 September,
and you will be aligning yourself with
a Club that has had huge success over
the past 20 years.
OHA CLIMBING IS OUR NEWEST CLUB!
ANDREW CHEN (OH 2015) HAS DEVISED AN
EXCITING WAY FOR OLD HAILEYBURIANS
OF ALL AGES TO COME TOGETHER AND
ENGAGE IN A FUN, CHALLENGING SPORT.
Club members meet regularly at Bayside Rock
in Carrum Downs. Training times are Mondays
and Thursdays, 5.30 – 8.00 pm.
The objectives of the OHA Climbing Club
are as follows:
1 To engage those members of the OHA in
a recreational manner through a regular
2 To build skills, technique and physical fitness
of members through an introduction to a
non-conventional sport and recreational
activity, and thus possibly introduce them
to competitive climbing
2016 HAS SEEN THE RETURN OF THE OHA
AEROBICS CLUB AFTER A BRIEF BREAK, and
the team is back with all new members.
The team of six has worked extremely
hard to create a great and highly
competitive routine. Being younger
graduates from the last two years, we are
working hard to push the OHA Aerobics
Club to be the best it can be.
This year, we aim to compete at the
School Aerobics National Championships
on the Gold Coast in August, and are
working diligently to achieve this
goal. Not only would this be a great
accomplishment but it would also be a
great first year for the newly re-formed
club that would engage younger
members to join upon graduating.
The girls are all excited at the opportunity
to compete in aerobics again, and we are
looking forward to seeing how this year
MADELEINE HATT AND SARAH FRY (OH 2014)
ON SUNDAY, 3 APRIL, OLD HAILEYBURY
BOWLS CLUB PARTICIPATED IN THE 42ND APS
PAST STUDENTS BOWLS TOURNAMENT AT
GLEN WAVERLEY BOWLS CLUB.
Old Haileybury last won the tournament in
1992 with John Cracknell the only player from
that winning side still playing in the team
today! Since rejoining the competition in 2007
after an absence of quite a few years, the team
has grown in numbers and experience with a
best finish of 2nd last year, a great progression
from 9th position in its first year back in that
The 2016 Old Haileybury Bowls team comprises:
Alan Wyatt, Brian Howarth, Norm McIntyre,
Tom Macauley, Andrew Penaluna, Mark
Thompson, Barry Culph, Greg Fidler, Frank
Borchard, John Milne, Leon Ross, David Young,
John Cracknell, Arthur Stewart, Dion Addison,
Greg Wyatt and Don McGregor.
THE OHA VOLLEYBALL CLUB PLAYED THEIR
FIRST MATCH IN MID-APRIL. The squad, made
YOSHI FUJIHARA (OH 2015)
3 To maintain rapport between recent leavers
and bring together members of the OHA.
OHA Club Grants Program
For more information, contact Andrew at
THE OHA WAS DELIGHTED TO PROVIDE GRANTS
TO SIX OF ITS CLUBS in the most recent
instalment. The six successful Clubs were:
TOUCH – for the purchase of an OHA Touch
Club-branded marquee for use in all matches
DANCE – for the purchase of costumes for
State and National competitions
SOCIAL JUSTICE – to cover the cost of Big
Umbrella events and for a social enterprise
NETBALL – to purchase uniform and bibs as
the Club continues to expand
AEROBICS – to purchase music and costumes
for upcoming State and National competitions
VOLLEYBALL – to purchase uniforms and balls
for the OHA’s newest club.
To celebrate, we are holding some special
events and are hoping to see many of our
past players and supporters during the year.
We will be holding a round-robin tournament
(shortened, half-field matches) at Keysborough
on Sunday, 3 July, with past players
participating in a ‘legends’ team as well as our
current teams. The tournament will conclude
with a luncheon, to give plenty of opportunity
for catching up off the field!
We are also planning a special presentation
night on Saturday, 8 October, and hope that
many past members will be able to attend.
Our three teams are now well into the 2016
season, with the men’s teams playing in Metro
A and B (South) and the women’s team in
Metro A South. New players are always most
Please contact us via the OHA website or our
Club website, www.ohahc.org.au
ALISTAIR BLACKMAN (OH 2002)
up of OHA members from 2012-2015, looks
to take on the much-awaited competition
and show the power and force behind what
appears to be quite a young team in this
league. The OHA Volleyball team strive for
excellence in their chosen sport and will
stop at nothing to achieve their goal.
records, with over 540 players having taken the
field for the Club in that time, including over
Playing in the
2 Final at
playing fields, the Bloods did it the hard way
after being in some early trouble with the bat.
Chasing 127 for victory after a resounding
effort with the ball, we were at one stage 3/12
and in dire straits. However, some solid batting
did the trick and although there were some
late hiccups Old Haileybury were crowned
eventual Premiers getting the runs with 7
wickets down and just over one over to spare.
Old Haileybury now push up to Division One
of the MCC competition and will look forward
to another stellar year next season.
Congratulations to President ISANGA
NAINHABO (OH 2010) and the following
Old Haileyburians who were part of the
Premiership team: DARREN THOMAS (OH 2011),
VINAY LAKSHMAN (OH 2012), EMMANUEL
COOMARASWAMY (OH ‘99), DENNIS FREEDMAN
(OH ‘93), DILEEP YOGASINGHAM (OH 2012) and
SUDIP MITRA (OH 2012).
SEASON 2016 IS WELL UNDERWAY FOR THE
BLOODS AND THEY HOPE TO CONTINUE THEIR
STRONG PERFORMANCES FOLLOWING LAST
YEAR’S PREMIERSHIP IN PREMIER C.
The Club has recruited brilliantly this year
securing former dual Liston Trophy winner
SHANE VALENTI (OH 2004) and former Noble
Park team mate JARROD PLYMIN (OH 2005).
Add to that list former Sandringham leader
PETER SHAKALLIS (OH 2009) and the season
shapes up as an exciting one in Premier B.
The Leadership group for 2016 is PETER
GLEDHILL (OH 2009), ADAM WEEKES, NATHAN
WAITE (OH 2004), JAMES PAUL (OH 2010), JOSH
DAWSON (OH 2010) and JARROD PLYMIN (OH
Reigning Premiership Coach Daniel Hughes
takes the reins once again with ADAM
SCHOFIELD (OH 2008) appointed as Reserves
Coach and Club legend MICHAEL CONSTABLE
(OH ’84) taking over as Under 19 Coach.
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Where are they now?
Haileybury China – Our Plans
for Our Newest Members
THE FIRST GRADUATES FROM HAILEYBURY
WUQING WILL COMPLETE THEIR STUDIES
AT THE CONCLUSION OF 2016.
Lucinda Price (OH 2012)
AFTER GRADUATING FROM HAILEYBURY IN
2012, LUCINDA PRICE HAD A FALSE START
AT UNIVERSITY AND WITHDREW FROM
HER JOURNALISM COURSE AT RMIT AFTER
ONLY A SHORT TIME, OPTING TO TAKE A
GAP YEAR INSTEAD AND A FULL-TIME ROLE
WORKING IN CAR SALES.
In 2014, Lucinda decided it was
time to give university another
go and commenced a Bachelor of
Communications (Advertising) at RMIT.
Lucinda knew she had made the right
choice straight away; the creative and
hands-on nature of the course ensured
she loved her new line of study.
In her second year of study, Lucinda won a
seven-month internship at Southern Cross
Austereo, home of Fox FM and Triple M,
where she wrote articles for their digital
platforms as well as created comedy
videos that were proving quite popular,
with one of them even going ‘viral’ being
viewed over 1.6 million times.
Towards the end of her internship, Lucinda
saw a job advertisement for a Travel,
Fitness & Lifestyle Editor for Pedestrian.
tv. Having always read Pedestrian.tv,
Lucinda applied for the role and won
the job, hence deferring university for
a further year. Pedestrian.tv is 60%
owned by Channel 9 and is Australia’s
fastest growing publishing brand. The
network reaches over one million young
Australians every month. In her role there
Lucinda creates video from interviews
she conducts with celebrities and all sorts
of interesting people, focusing on topics
such as on health, fitness, lifestyle and
Lucinda accredits her self-confidence and
love of the media industry to her time
at Haileybury where she was Captain of
Drama in her final year. She is particularly
grateful to teachers Mrs Smith and Mr Bell
for being what she describes as fantastic
role models to her.
Lucinda plans to stay working in the
media industry throughout the rest of
her career and looks forward to her next
challenge being possibly in presenting,
acting or radio.
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As these graduates will become members
of the Old Haileyburians Association, our
organisation is enthusiastic about welcoming
and engaging these important members of
the Haileybury community, to ensure that
their transition to Australian universities and
Australian life in general is as smooth as
A number of steps and activities are planned
PRE-GRADUATION – WUQING
• OHA representative(s) to visit Haileybury
Wuqing in the day(s) leading up to the
• Present a 45-minute interactive lecture to
students outlining the OHA – who we are,
what we do, the services we provide and
how we will be able to provide assistance
to alumni members on arrival in Australia.
GRADUATION – WUQING
• OHA representative(s) to attend graduation.
• Presentation of ties (boys) and necklaces
(girls) recognising students as OHA
• Discuss the benefits of OHA membership
with the parents of graduates.
POST-GRADUATION – AUSTRALIA
• Welcome reception (including tour)
at Haileybury City.
• Provide an OHA welcome pack.
• Provide an information pack (Melbourne)
• Provide an OHA-led tour of Melbourne.
• Have on hand a mentor for each student.
• Appoint two alumni members to form
part of the YLAG Committee.
• Invite alumni members to ‘Welcome to
OHA’ event in 2017
• Encourage patronage of OHA Clubs
– eg, Social Justice, Volleyball, Touch etc.
• Establish an English conversation group
to meet once per month.
IN KEEPING WITH HAILEYBURY’S STRONG
SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM OF SERVING
THE BROADER COMMUNITY, THE OLD
HAILEYBURIANS ASSOCIATION (OHA) HAS
ESTABLISHED A PROGRAM TO SUPPORT
PROJECTS THAT BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY.
In 2015, the OHA was delighted to provide
funding to the Cure for Motor Neurone Disease
(MND) Foundation, founded by DR IAN DAVIS
(OH ’95) who is well into his fourth year of
fighting the disease.
The Foundation has three core aims: To Cure,
To Care, and To Make Aware. These three
aims underlie our commitment to supporting
research (to cure), the provision of vital
equipment (to care), and raising the public
profile of MND in the community.
To date the Foundation has invested $1.75
million dollars in grants to support laboratorybased research by the best and brightest MND
researchers across Australia. In addition, it has
spent a further $1 million in bringing the first
two clinical trials of potential therapeutics to
MND patients in Australia (the trials are set to
get underway recruiting patients around the
middle of the year). There has never been a
clinical trial led by Australian clinicians and
researchers, so they are proud to offer some
hope to Australian MND patients whom
previously had to spend vast amounts of
money to access clinical trials overseas.
The Foundation’s ‘Care’ initiative have
committed $1.5 million in their first year to
providing current MND patients with the
vital equipment they need to remain as
independent and involved in the community
for as long as possible.
Ian’s MND continues to progress. He is now
in a wheelchair full-time when out of bed,
having taken his last step around October
2015. The disease has moved up and he is
now essentially paralysed from the chest
down. He needs help with most daily activities
from rolling over in bed through to dressing,
showering and toileting. His left hand is now
weak and his lung/breathing capacity is down
to 80%. Despite this, Ian is in pretty good
spirits. The work with the Foundation and
an 18-month-old son keep him motivated
each day. Unfortunately the disease does
progress and the family is now planning for
his transition to a nursing home due to the
care demands the condition is placing on
The Old Haileyburians Association is proud
to continue to support the Cure for MND
Foundation. The OHA Community Grants
program is now open. Applications can be
found at www.oha.org.au/services
NIGEL GOHL (OH
‘93) on his recent
marriage to Emma.
HAMISH HUNTER (OH
2000) who married
Bianca Reichle in
October in Byron Bay.
Congratulations CAMERON MALLETT (2003)
on his recent marriage to Megan.
Congratulations MICHAEL CAMPELJ (OH 2006)
and ASHLEIGH FARREN (OH 2008) on their
Congratulations ALAN TUDGE (OH ‘88) on
his promotion to the Federal Government
Ministry. Alan is now Minister for Human
Services. Previously he was Assistant Minister
to the Prime Minister and Assistant Minister
for Social Services. He was the Parliamentary
Secretary to the Prime Minister up until
PFEIFFER OAM (OH ‘68)
on another successful
year of wine production
at Pfeiffer’s Wines. In 2015
Pfeiffer Wines was the
most successful exhibitor
at the Victorian Wines Show and the Most
Successful Exhibitor and Champion Winery at
the Australian Small Winemakers Show.
Congratulations ANDREW (AJ) KENNEDY (OH
2000) and TIM CHATFIELD (OH ‘94) from Tasty
Shapes Productions who won the Tropfest
DSLR Canon Camera Film Award for their film
Jeff Harding at the Tropfest Short Film Festival
in Centennial Park recently!
Congratulations ROB FILDES (OH ‘58) on
being recognised for his services to sport
by the Australian Sports Commission. Rob
was awarded the inaugural Australian Sports
Commission Outstanding Sports Administrator
DAN MATHESON (OH ‘92) is now living in New
York working for JPMorgan in the Investment
Bank. If any Haileyburians make it to NYC and
are interested in chatting, Dan is very happy
GEOFF MCGEARY OAM (OH ‘59) was recently
honoured for his contribution to the tourism
industry, receiving the coveted Australian
Tourism Legend Award at the 2015 Qantas
Australian Tourism Awards. The Award
recognises the extraordinary personal and
professional achievement and contribution
by an individual over many years to the
Australian tourism industry.
Did you know that TRUDY PURCELL (OH 2009)
has just completed her teaching rounds at
Haileybury’s newest campus in Beijing?
STEVEN RODE (OH ‘98) has recently joined the
real estate industry’s leading firm for premium
property, Kay & Burton, based in Hawthorn.
MEGAN CHAPMAN (OH 2007) is currently
Manager of Major Projects and Strategy at
Commonwealth Bank based in Sydney.
CLIFTON HO (OH 2003) was heavily involved
in the development of Australia’s largest
co-working space, The Commons, which
opened in Melbourne.
ELLESSE SALVATO (nee
Duncan) (OH 2007) is a
graphic designer working
for Peter Alexander,
sleepwear designer brand.
MARCUS WALKER (OH 2011)
recently completed his
officer training at the Royal
Australian Navy Officer
Training School, HMAS
Creswell, Jervis Bay. As a
midshipman, Marcus is now
at HMAS Watson in Sydney
where he has commenced a four-year training
course to qualify as a Maritime Warfare Officer.
Congratulations NICK CUMMINS (OH ‘91),
CEO of Sydney
of the Men’s and
Women’s Big Bash
League – the
(OH 2015) on
being selected in
the AFL national
draft by the
After nine great years at PGI and over 20 years
in Corporate life, GILES GUNESEKERA (OH ‘91)
has decided to launch his own consultancy
called “The Impact Initiative”. The business
focuses on business strategy, sales and Impact
NATALIE GRUBB (OH 2007) will be soon
moving to Shine Lawyers as Senior Solicitor,
moving on from her role at Slater and Gordon.
PROFESSOR GREG TEGART
(OH ‘44) on his award as
2016 ACT Senior Australian
of the Year. At 86 years
of age, Greg is a leading
advocate for smart assistive
technologies that give aged and disabled
people independence and a better quality of
life. Greg’s distinguished career spans research
in metallurgy and materials, and high-level
executive and policy positions in industry, the
CSIRO and the federal government.
COURTNEY WILKINS (OH 2014) is currently
studying communications at the University
of New York, Buffalo, where she also plays for
the university basketball team. Last season
Courtney was integral to her team becoming
Champions of the Mid-American Conference.
Congratulations EBONY STEWARD (OH 2007)
on being offered a position as a paramedic in
ZOE PRESTON (OH 2014)
has been studying at
Syracuse University, New
York where she is a key
member of the rowing
team. She recently
attended a training camp in South Carolina
and had her first race of the season.
Congratulations JONATHAN HOLLAND (OH
2005) on being a member of the victorious
Victorian Sheffield Shield cricket victory against
South Australia recently. ‘Dutch’ took 8 wickets
in the final to play an integral role. ANDREW
LYNCH (OH ‘76) is Victoria’s Chairman of
Selectors and played a pivotal role also.
MATT HUTSON (OH 2012) recently raised over
$3000 for Grandmothers Against Poverty and
Aids (GAPA). Over the last couple of years,
volunteering organisation African Impact
has organised two enrichment trips each
year for the students and grannies at GAPA
in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Matt set up a
fundraiser, a 37.7km walk to mirror the 37.7km
distance from GAPA to Boulders Beach and
managed to fully fund the trip and more!
Trap shooter, LAETISHA SCANLAN (OH 2007)
and swimmer, JOSH BEAVER (OH 2011) will
realise their dreams later this year when they
get to pull on the Australian tracksuit at the
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