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Performing Arts

End with a bang!

As part of their performance examination, the Year 9 students at Keysborough worked on their playmaking and performance skills to produce a scripted scene in class. Students worked hard every lesson and even gave up their lunchtimes to produce some entertaining and engaging pieces of work.

From costumes to set, students staged the performances using their own creative mind and the results were three contrasting performances.

Alice in Wonderland’s crazy set pieces and colourful costumes took the audience on a whimsical adventure. Mad House, set in a dysfunctional household, took the audience on a chaotic, fast-paced ride and gave a glimpse into a not-so-typical family home. Finally, Middle School Brain, revealed the inner emotions of a teenage girl.

Well done to all Year 9s.

Auditions for Senior School Play

Nick Waxman
Head of Drama and Theatre Studies


A proud performance

Tomorrow night, one of our finest musicians, Ethan Myers (Year 12), will perform in the final concert of the 2023 VCAA Season of Excellence Concert Series at Melbourne Recital Centre. This is a prestigious and very proud moment for Ethan, his percussion teacher, Stephen Falk, and the entire Music Department. Ethan will be accompanied by David Dower on piano.

This single concert, Top Acts, features elite performers from across all Performing Arts disciplines. Congratulations, Ethan, and all the very best for tomorrow night.

Join us at the Concerto Concert

On Thursday night the Music Department will host the free Concerto Concert in Aikman Hall from 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm. The concert will feature some of our most talented soloists accompanied by a large ensemble. Bookings are not required.

Showcasing repertoire by Felix Mendelssohn, Gilbert and Sullivan, and contemporary jazz works, Concerto Concert is a celebration of the talent that has been developed within Haileybury’s music community.

The ensembles that will accompany our soloists are Wind Symphony, String Orchestra, Stage Band and Symphony Orchestra. More than 170 students are set to participate.

If you haven’t yet attended a Senior School Concerto Concert I thoroughly recommend going to Aikman Hall on Thursday. The standard of performance will be extremely high and it will be a great night out!

Rod Marshall
Director of Performing Arts & Head of Haileybury Music

Visual Arts

We are delighted to share the latest news and updates from our vibrant Senior School Visual Arts program. Our talented students have worked tirelessly in preparation for a series of upcoming exhibitions that highlight their artistic achievements and creativity. They provide an incredible platform for students to showcase their artwork to a wider audience and receive valuable feedback from the community.

The following three exhibitions take place in different locations and each offer a unique experience. From student-led initiatives to traditional and innovative venues, they demonstrate the passion, dedication and talent of our Senior School Visual Arts students.

Bottom Arts

In an upbeat and humorous response to the notoriously exclusive annual NGV Top Arts exhibition, the Bottom Arts 2023 Exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of our past talented Studio Arts students.

Haileybury was represented by 2022 alumni Kendrick Goy, Aimee Lee and Thomas Yao at this student-run exhibition that gave their diverse artworks a public platform. The exhibition opened in Docklands on Thursday, 25 May. Visit the website and follow their on Instagram for more information.

Victorian Artists Society Art Making and Exhibiting Exhibition

Save the date for our upcoming exhibition at the prestigious Victorian Artists Society! From Monday, 17 July to Monday, 31 July, our 2023 Unit 3 Art Making and Exhibiting students will display their outstanding artworks in the Members Room.

Students are currently designing the opening night event and exploring the behind-the-scenes aspects of planning, installing and promoting the exhibition. Stay tuned for more details and mark the date on your calendar.

Belle Property Berwick Art Exhibition

Don’t miss the Belle Property Berwick Art Exhibition where our Units 1, 2 and 3 Art Making and Exhibiting students will showcase their final artworks. This exhibition emphasises the value of creative expression and promotes arts education.

Join us at Belle Property Berwick on Wednesday, 30 August for public viewing and People’s Choice voting. The exhibition concludes with an Awards Evening on Thursday, 31 August that features prizes including a 1.5-hour Q&A with artist Kerry Armstrong and a tour of one of her galleries, and a 12-month membership of the NGV.

Let’s come together to support our students’ artistic endeavours and enjoy a colourful community event.

Rebecca Frith

Head of Visual Arts Junior & Middle School

Pipes & Drums

2023 Victorian Solo Drumming Championships

Last weekend was an unforgettable moment for our drumming students who took part in the 2023 State Solo Drumming Championships.

The event was co-hosted by Scotch College Melbourne and Pipe Bands Victoria, and included a record 120 performances, making it potentially the largest state drumming championship ever.

Here is a summary of Haileybury’s stellar results:

• C Grade Tenor: Ruby Molnar (1st), Alice Taberner (3rd)

• D Grade Tenor: Alice Taberner (2nd), Alicia Chen (3rd)

• D Grade Bass: Zoe Pontikis (2nd)

• Novice Bass: Zoe Pontikis (1st)

• Novice Tenor: Harrison Pontikis (1st)

• World Solo C&D Tenor: Alice Taberner (2nd)

We are immensely proud of our students’ achievements. Their hard work and dedication to their drumming truly paid off. Congratulations, everyone!

Lincoln Hilton
Director, Pipes & Drums