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After school study

A reminder that Newlands library offers After School study supervision from 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm every day. This service supports students with their studies and families who need greater flexibility as to when they collect their child from the school.

Please note that for the welfare and safety of students during this time, they must remain inside the library until they are collected. Students must also sign in and out so their attendance can be tracked.

TeamKids Spring Holiday bookings

TeamKids have another amazing Spring Holiday program planned so come along to learn new skills and make new friends. The program is run by qualified and enthusiastic educators and there is a no screens policy so students will also enjoy a digital detox. Delicious and nutritious morning and afternoon snacks are provided, and the program is CCS-approved care.

Head to the TeamKids website to secure your spot.

Japanese Speech Contest

On Friday, 1 September, Zara (Year 6), Maida (Year 8), Thehan (Year 8) and Christopher (Year 8) competed in the annual Frankston Susono Friendship Association Speech Contest held at Monash University’s Peninsula Campus.

Each student had to introduce themselves to the auditorium in Japanese and then recite a section of the famous Japanese folktale, Kasajizou. All students represented Haileybury admirably and to a very high standard.

Zara was awarded first place in the Upper Primary division and Thehan won third place in the Junior division. Christopher was awarded a Judges Commendation prize in the Junior division. Congratulations to all students.

Early Learning Centre

Thinking of others in the ELC

An important element of our program in the ELC is our explicit teaching of emotions, emotional regulation and social interactions with others. While children learn through play, supporting positive social engagement with their peers is crucial in developing confidence, friendships and a sense of belonging.

Within the ELC, our Social Thinking curriculum takes abstract concepts, such as emotions, and provides a common language for children and educators in how to verbalise these emotions. This allows children to not only identify how they are feeling, but also to understand ways in which to support their own emotional regulation.

Children in Pre-Prep were thrilled to have Julie Liptak, our external expert in Social Thinking, hold a recent group time and Parent Information session. Families were invited to watch the classroom as Julie introduced and unpacked concepts such as ‘The Group Plan’ and ‘Blue, Green, Yellow and Red Zones’ of emotions.

Julie then hosted our Parent Information session, building on our partnership with families through this shared language and understanding of how to support children with their social and emotional development.

We look forward to welcoming Julie back into the ELC in Term 4 when she will host these sessions for Reception children and families.

Junior School

Year 3 excursion to CERES

On Monday, 9 October the Year 3 students will embark on an exciting excursion to CERES School of Nature and Climate where they will be engrossed in a workshop titled Towards Zero Waste.

The students will be taken on a journey to delve into the profound impacts of waste. They will gain insight into the environmental consequences of waste and uncover innovative solutions to mitigate these effects. The workshop will also provide skills to transform waste into a valuable resource.

Students will engage in hands-on activities that will nurture their problem-solving abilities and action planning skills. They will also explore practical solutions to transition towards a zero-waste approach and discover how to have a positive impact within our school community and in their own homes.

Year 1 excursion to Gumbuya World

In Term 4, the Year 1 students will travel to Gumbuya World to attend the Wildlife Ranger Guided Program. They will explore exhibits that enhance their learning through exploring Gumbuya World’s Wildlife Trail and discovering the lifecycles of native Australian animals.

This links in with our science learning theme of Watch it Grow.

Middle School

Engaging adolescents for parents

Haileybury psychologists are delighted to offer the Engaging Adolescents™ program to our Newlands Middle School community. The program will be delivered by Haileybury psychologists.

Engaging Adolescents is a brief three‐session course for parents and carers of teenagers and pre-teens. Parenting adolescents can be challenging and regularly leaves parents struggling and unsure what to do. Drawing on psychologist Michael Hawton’s 30 years of experience, the program is a practical guide to help you better understand your teen and to steer them through challenging times with confidence. It provides a practical method for preparing for, and holding, tough conversations, fostering a stronger relationship with your teenager and supporting them to manage their own behaviour and emotional reactions.

Parents and carers who have previously completed the program at Haileybury agree that they learned useful strategies to aid their parenting, gained a better understanding of their children and feel more confident as parents.

If you would like to take part in the next program, please keep an eye out on the myHaileybury app in the coming weeks for the TryBooking link.

Year 8 linguistic and cultural tour

We are delighted to announce that 50 of our Year 8 students studying French across all Haileybury campuses, including Haileybury Pangea, will undertake a 12-day linguistic and cultural immersion in France during the September holidays.

Haileybury, through its languages program, provides this wonderful learning experience to students to complement their French language study. Some of the highlights our students will experience are visiting famous landmarks in Paris like the Eiffel Tower, River Seine, Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles. They will take part in some French baking classes and stroll along the Champs Elysees.

From Paris, students will travel to regional areas like St Malo in Brittany and Normandy and will see the famous Bayeux Tapestry that depicts the Battle of Hastings. They will also tour the D-Day landing beaches and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont St Michel.

This is a great opportunity for our students to further their linguistic and cultural understanding in the country of Molière.

Mark Harrop

Acting Head of Newlands (Keysborough)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough (HPFK)

School holiday opening hours

The uniform shop will be open on Saturday, 23 September from 9.00 am until noon over the school holidays.

Lenice Norris
President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough