Campus News

Success and Growth in the Top End

As we approach the end of our fourth year, it is clear that Haileybury Rendall School is a success on many levels.

Our strong enrolment growth—from under 400 students in 2018 to well over 850 students in 2022—is one of the clearest endorsements of all that we are doing. Across the Top End, our reputation for delivering Tier One outcomes in Darwin is spreading quickly. This was enhanced with outstanding NAPLAN 2021 results that showed our students at all year levels are leaps and bounds ahead of other Territory students in all metrics.

Of course, this is a tribute to great teaching and the power of well-crafted explicit instruction. We now have significant waiting lists at all Junior School levels and, next year, we will begin with our largest ever cohort of Year 7 students.

Our extensive provision of extra-curricular activities has also seen us create a huge point of difference among Darwin schools.

Our strategic building plan has also prepared us for growth and expansion and, next year, we will open the two-storey Building 8 with its 12 new learning spaces. This brings all facilities on our campus online for 2022 but there are other significant projects in the works.

Our International 60-bed Boarding House will open in January 2022 and will attract students from across south-east Asia once the COVID pandemic allows the world to open up again. We remain hopeful that our first international students could arrive in July 2022 and further enrich our diverse learning community.

Boarding House

We are also set to duplicate our Early Learning Centre to cater for the demands of young learners and we expect this facility to be open for business from the beginning of 2023.

These are exciting times for all members of our community as we cement our reputation as the best school in northern Australia.

Andrew McGregor

Principal, Haileybury Rendall School