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CEO | Principal's Report

In a remarkable achievement, Haileybury Pipes & Drums were crowned World Champions in the 3B class in Glasgow, Scotland.

The band is superbly led by Old Haileyburian (OH) and Director of Haileybury Pipes & Drums, Lincoln Hilton. Lincoln has worked hard with the students for several years, with a world championship in mind.

On Saturday, over 8,000 pipers from around the world gathered in Glasgow for the World Championships. In the Grade 3B class, Haileybury competed against 13 other bands from Scotland, Belgium, Canada and France.

We look forward to celebrating this wonderful achievement with the students and staff on their return. The band is made up of girls and boys from all Melbourne campuses and across all secondary year levels. In total, nearly 150 students across the School learn with the wonderful Haileybury Pipes & Drums staff.

The Pipes & Drums trip is part of Haileybury’s extensive co-curricular program. 

In the past three weeks Haileybury singers have collaborated with the Haileybury UK choir who were touring Australia, and our jazz students put on two wonderful jazz nights. We also enjoyed Oliver! Jnr by Haileybury City Middle School, The Wizard of Oz by Edrington Middle School and BewareFor I am Fearless by Senior School students. High School Musical is still to come from Newlands and Moana will be performed by Castlefield Middle School students.

In addition, we have had a very successful winter sport season. I was delighted with the participation and commitment across the year levels, and we saw wonderful effort by the Haileybury boys basketball team and the Haileybury boys AFL team to take out very strongly contested premierships. The basketball premiership was shared with an equally deserving Wesley team.

Girls sports had an excellent season with all Haileybury teams finishing in the top five in the 11-team competition with the netball, hockey and cross-country teams all finishing third. Haileybury students also shone at the Dance and Aerobics Nationals with Haileybury students taking out 12 national titles across dance and aerobics — an outstanding effort.

One of the great benefits of Haileybury’s multi-campus co-curricular program is the great friendships that students make with students from all different campuses. 

A big thank you to the staff who have put in so much effort to support the students in following their passions.

Derek Scott
CEO | Principal