Campus News

We’re Abuzz With Excitement!

Can you believe that Edrington now has its very own beehives? The bees have settled into their colourful new homes and we hope for some fresh honey in the coming months.

Bee Hives

Celebrating Our Artists

Edrington students have recently enjoyed outstanding success in two state art competitions. Five of the seven finalists in the Under-18 category of the Heide Museum of Modern Art competition are from Edrington.

Congratulations to finalists Arreli Thanapathy (Year 2) Laura Xue (Year 3) Sophia Aung (Year 1) and Zhiyan Wei (Year 1). Special mention and congratulations go to Dylan Goonewardene (Year 3) who was awarded second place in the Under-18 category. This is a remarkable achievement considering Dylan is only in Year 3!

This year, several Middle School students took up the challenge and entered artworks into the Casey Creations competition and three students had their talents recognised and rewarded. Casey Creations is an annual competition and showcases the artistic talents of young people from Years 5 to 12.

Huge congratulations to Charvi Shetty (Year 8) who won first place in the Intermediate Visual Arts division for her still life artwork titled Two Worlds. Isha Raj (Year 7) won second place in the same division for her landscape painting, Thrive. Siyansa Weerasinghe (Year 6) won an encouragement award in the Junior division with her digital still life inspired by Romero Britto titled Bright Side of Cherries.

All winners, their parents and guests have been invited to an awards presentation with a virtual exhibition of all prize winners works in December. Congratulations to all!

Early Learning Centre

Looking Forward

Moving to a new year level can evoke feelings of excitement and nervousness, so it’s important for these changes to be as smooth as possible. To help with this, each year level begins the transition to their next class during Term 4.

Reception children have been spending time in the Pre-Prep classrooms and playground to familiarise themselves with this new environment. Being able to move between classes and see new faces allows children to feel comfortable ready for the next school year.

Our ELC Orientation Day was held on Saturday, 20 November. Children attended the ELC in small groups and spent time in their future classroom and met their teachers and future classmates for 2022.

The children in Pre-Prep will spend time in both Prep classrooms during Term 4 so they can experience being with different peers and teachers before next year.

We are looking forward to an exciting time ahead!

Junior School

Swim-Ready for Summer

It has been wonderful to have our Junior School students attend Swimming lessons this term. As we head into summer, Swimming lessons are an important part of our program and our students benefit greatly from being in the water. We are delighted that these lessons have been able to run at last.

Middle School

Busy Times

Last week, we farewelled and celebrated our Year 8 students with a Graduation Assembly. We wish them all the best as they embark on a new chapter in Pre-Senior.

In Middle School, our Year 7 students have excitedly moved up into Year 8 and have begun their Term 1A Program. As new leaders of the Middle School, we have challenged them to lead by example through application, involvement and by making the most of their final year in Middle School.

Finally, our Year 5 students will take part in a Bike Ed program on Monday 22 and Tuesday, 23 November. Cycling Australia will deliver elements of their championed ‘Ridenation’ program with sessions emphasising safety, bike skills and making cycling part of everyday life.

Jeanette Rawlings

Head of Edrington (Berwick)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Edrington (HPFE)

Firstly, a big congratulations to our VCE students! Exams are done and you made it! We are all so proud of you.

For the next few weeks, we are collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the Berwick Rotary Clubs’ Benevolent Society. There are tubs in the classrooms where children can place their donations. Please give generously so we can share the joy of Christmas with others. All items donated are placed into hampers and distributed to the local community.

Our Virtual Team Mission was so much fun. Don’t worry if you missed out this time because we will definitely do it again next year! There were many laughs and brain fry all round!

Take care out there,

Kerry Ilic

HPFE President