The Haileybury Rendall Program


Every learning stage is equally important at Haileybury Rendall School, from the early years to the senior years. Individual needs are met at all stages, with a student-centred approach to learning requirements that reflects each student’s gender, age, interests and potential.

We understand how important it is for teaching to relate to the child. In the Junior Years our teachers use the explicit instruction approach to Literacy and Numeracy, supplemented by a 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

Haileybury Rendall School uses the explicit instruction approach. This research-based methodology produces exceptional student results. The two components include The Warm Up and ‘I Do, We Do and You Do’. The Warm Up is a 10 to 15-minute prime learning strategy at the beginning of a reading, spelling, writing and mathematics lesson.

The aim is to move student learning from short-term to long-term memory, so students effectively retain what they are learning.

The post-Warm Up lesson includes ‘I Do’ sections where the teacher clearly explains step by step the concept to be covered. ‘We Do’ sees the teacher check for individual student understanding before they complete their work.

Finally, ‘You Do’ sees students given work at their ability level. All teachers in the junior years receive ongoing professional development in this approach.

Indigenous Education

Haileybury Rendall School is committed to educating Indigenous students from remote Australian communities. For over 20 years, Kormilda College’s vision was to ensure that Indigenous students had access to a high-quality secondary education. Haileybury Rendall School will continue this tradition.

At the forefront of ‘Closing the Gap’ for remote Indigenous secondary students, Haileybury Rendall’s ambitious target is to ensure that all its graduates leave the School with the skills they require to become active citizens.


Haileybury Rendall School provides a safe and supportive learning environment. This includes a Pastoral Care Program tailored to each schooling stage. Each student is guided by teachers, psychologists and other expert staff.


Haileybury Rendall School celebrates its strong sense of community, which is underpinned by our House system. There are four Houses at Haileybury Rendall School: Baru, Djarrak, Nganabaru and Pumarali.

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 effort to fundraise and contribute in many ways.

Physical Education

At Haileybury Rendall School, we recognise the physical and psychological benefits of physical education with a comprehensive and inclusive program that offers something for everyone.

Health and Physical Education are part of our curriculum from the Early Learning Centre to Year 9 and can be selected as a VCE subject from Years 10 to 12.

The Arts

The Performing and Visual Arts are an integral part of our curriculum. Our students produce plays, musicals, art exhibitions and band performances.

Students can enjoy aspects of visual art, which encourages them to expand their minds and appreciate culture and creativity.