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1,000 paper cranes

In an effort to put an end to WWII, America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan. Thousands of people died and many, many others became sick years later due to exposure to radiation from the atomic bomb.

One girl, Sadako Sasaki, was two-years-old when the bomb was dropped. At the age of 11, she developed leukemia from the radiation, and while she was in hospital receiving treatment, she endeavoured to fold 1,000 paper cranes as the ancient belief was that if you folded 1,000 cranes your wish would come true.

Today in Hiroshima there is a monument to Sadako. The Children’s Peace Monument is in Peace Park and schools and community groups from all over the world send 1,000 paper cranes to remember those who died and were affected by the atomic bomb. The cranes also symbolise the hope for peace in our world.

This year, Haileybury Newlands folded 4,000 cranes to send to Hiroshima. Full credit to all our students for contributing to this symbolic gesture.

Newlands Concert Band tunes up

The Newlands Concert Band will perform at the Victorian School Music Festival at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on Wednesday, 30 August. They are participating in the Junior Concert Band Section from 9.30 am until 11.30 am.

Newlands Concert Band is run by David Robinson and comprises 41 Middle School brass, percussion and woodwind students. At the 2022 VSMF, the band achieved gold and the adjudicator marked them as outstanding in their rhythm, presentation and technique.

Parents are very welcome to attend and can also watch live streaming of this event here.

Haileybury International School Tianjin (HIST) study tour visit

Students from our Tianjin campus visited Newlands Campus on Wednesday, 9 August. It has been a long time since we had any visiting students from our China campus, so it was exciting to welcome 32 students from Years 3 to 8.

The students, accompanied by their teachers, spent the day at Newlands and joined many of our classes. Each visitor had a buddy for the day and there were many warm welcomes as our students enthusiastically took them on a school tour and introduced their friends. The Chinese students attended classes throughout the day and some even played in the Year 5-6 soccer match in the afternoon.

The Chinese students thoroughly enjoyed their day at Newlands campus while making new friends and memories. It was great to see our students using English mixed with some Chinese that they have learned. The teachers from our Tianjin campus extended a warm invitation for us to visit them in the future. This experience expanded our students’ international perspectives and hopefully, they will visit our Haileybury Tianjin campus one day.

Early Learning Centre

Building resilience and a growth mindset

An updated version of the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia is currently being implemented in early learning centres across the country and there is increased emphasis around resilience and a focus on supporting children to develop a growth mindset.

A growth mindset and resilience are incredibly important within the early years age group as it supports children to problem solve and engage confidently in the world around them.

While it is our instinct as parents to not want to see our children face disappointment, it is important that children are equipped with the skills to bounce back when facing challenges.

We encourage families to visit the Raising Children website that contains a wealth of knowledge on how you can support resilience in children from the ages of 3 to 8.

Connections beyond the ELC

A sense of belonging is fostered by the connections that children make to each other, to their educators and to the environment around them.

Throughout the year, children within the ELC are provided with multiple opportunities to connect to the wider Haileybury community. For a number of years, the ELC have thoroughly enjoyed visits from Haileybury Senior School students undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This year, a number of students have undertaken their volunteer hours in the ELC, and they have built connections with children in Reception and Pre-Prep.

These interactions build on our youngest children’s social, emotional and language development, and they see wonderful examples of leadership and excellence from our Senior School students.

Junior School

Cyber Safety Incursion

Junior School students will have an interactive presentation from the Cyber Safety Project educators as part of their Wellbeing Unit in Term 3.

The Cyber Safety curriculum focuses on four key values: Responsibility, Integrity, Strength and Empathy, and three key themes of Security, Safety and Wellbeing. The incursion is an exciting way to start the unit in Wellbeing.

Remember our parent cyber safety webinar

A reminder of the upcoming parent webinar for Junior School on Wednesday, 30 August at 7.00 pm which is presented by the Cyber Safety Project.

You can register now here.

Out of this world science excursion

Recently, Grade 4 had an exciting excursion to Scienceworks that was out of this world! In a Melbourne Planetarium show, students embarked on an extraordinary journey into space and explored the phenomenon of the four seasons and how seasons differ at various places on Earth.

Observing the Sun’s path and Earth’s tilt, students learnt the science behind day and night, and participated in an immersive exhibition that allowed them to discover light and sound. An unforgettable adventure at Scienceworks!

Middle School

Calling all MiniMasterChefs

Calling all aspiring young chefs! Join us every Monday night at 5.30 pm for the Haileybury MiniMasterChef cooking on Zoom. Our culinary creativity knows no bounds!

This virtual cooking class is a sizzling pot of inspiration, where students can use a sprinkling of their imagination and stir up delicious dishes with the guidance of Tania Rigg. Learn the secrets of the kitchen while fostering a love of food. Grab your aprons and get ready to whisk, chop and sauté your way to cooking greatness, all in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Teaching children how to cook is more than just a fun activity, it’s a valuable skill that will serve them well throughout their lives as they learn to follow recipes, measure ingredients, understand flavours and experiment with new dishes.

If your children are eager to get their hands dirty in the kitchen and you would like a night off cooking, you might like to sign them up to Haileybury MiniMasterChef.

Girls relish sporting success

Congratulations to Jessica Cook (Year 8) who earned a place in the Southern Metro Interleague AFLW team. She was scouted for the tryouts and survived a tough 10-week training program that saw her be the only person from her local team to make the Interleague. Well done, Jess!

Zara Tiepermann (Year 6) has qualified as the goalie for the U15 Victorian State Lacrosse Team 'Ice' which competes against other Australian state teams in Ballarat during the September school holidays. Zara started playing lacrosse at six years old and, now aged 12, she is the youngest member of the Victorian team. We wish Zara all the best for the competition.

High School Musical Jr

Please join us Wednesday, 30 or Thursday, 31 August for the High School Musical Jr Concert. Tickets still available, get in quick, seats are selling fast!

Book your tickets here.

Mark Harrop

Acting Head of Newlands (Keysborough)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough (HPFK)

Special events for Term 3

Please put these dates in your diary and let us know if you can volunteer:

Date Event
Tuesday, 29 August
ELC Father's Day Stall
Thursday, 31 August
Father's Day Stall
Thursday, 7 September
Monday, 11 September
Very Special Kids BBQ

Lenice Norris
President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough