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Haileybury Rendall School program

An educational adventure

The Haileybury Rendall School program provides an exciting and enriching curriculum for all students. It builds resilient and independent learners with skills in creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.

Our teaching approach is tailored to suit all year levels. We develop core literacy and numeracy skills through explicit instruction in the junior years, while in the middle years we move to a combination of explicit instruction and student-centred learning. As students enter their senior years, they begin a three-year VCE program coupled with a range of subjects to suit all interests and abilities.

Ultimately, students leave Haileybury Rendall School prepared for the challenges that lie ahead, with a love for learning and with the life skills essential for success.

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Our learning program

Every learning stage is equally important at Haileybury Rendall School—from the early years to the senior years and VCE. Individual needs are met at all stages due to our student-centred approach to learning that recognises each student’s age, interests and potential.

In the Junior Years, our teachers use the explicit instruction approach to Literacy and Numeracy, supplemented by a critical thinking and problem-solving approach.

Learning needs are paramount in the Middle Years, with an emphasis on developing a deeper understanding of issues and higher-level learning outcomes. Our Senior Years program is designed to nurture resilient, independent learners.

Explicit Instruction

Our innovative Explicit Teaching Model provides the best possible start for all Junior School students, helping them engage with, and master, the core skills of literacy and numeracy. This research-based approach is supported with instruction in thinking and problem-solving and allows our younger students to thrive in all subject areas.

“The strong focus on core skills at Haileybury Rendall School ensures that students have every opportunity to excel academically.”

Indigenous Education

Haileybury Rendall School is proud to include approximately 15% Indigenous students. To support Indigenous education we work to develop cultural competence for all staff. Our School has approximately 100 indigenous boarders from remote or very remote communities across the north end of Australia.

The Majority of indigenous students at the school join in standard curriculum courses but we also provide dedicated Ochre classes for remote indigenous students form Years 7 – 9. These classes focus on intensive numeracy and literacy and see students achieve exceptional learning growth in a small amount to time.

We are also proud to be regarded as a centre of excellence in indigenous education. Our retention rates and high levels of indigenous students completing year 12 are a testimony to the success of all aspects of our teaching and learning programs.

Social Justice

Students can join a range of activities that focus on human rights and equal opportunity.

Haileybury Rendall students support many charities, volunteering their time and efforts to fundraise and contribute.

The Arts

The Performing and Visual Arts are an integral part of our curriculum. Students have plenty of exciting opportunities to produce and perform in plays and musicals, to showcase their work at art exhibitions and to participate in band performances.

Students can enjoy many aspects of visual art to expand their minds and increase their appreciation of culture and creativity.