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Honours Assembly

Many 2022 graduates returned to School on Tuesday, 14 February to take part in the annual Honours Assembly that celebrated the academic achievements of the Class of 2022. Haileybury’s VCE successes are so exceptional that we no longer have room in Aikman Hall to host Haileybury College and Haileybury Girls College at the same time.

At each assembly, students from Years 10, 11 and 12 were presented with awards for exemplary achievement in individual subjects. We then announced the names of the graduates who had been placed on the Scholars and Honours Boards.

The assemblies concluded with the School applauding the achievements of the Duces of Haileybury College: Yan He Chen, Jiaqi Lu, Michael Sun, Kerry Zhu and Kim Zhu and our Duces of Haileybury Girls College, Abigail Gardiner and Chloe Lay. They all achieved an ATAR of 99.95 as a reflection of their hard work and effort.

Senior School meet and greets

Our families from Years 9–12 attended the Keysborough, City and Berwick Meet and Greet Nights on Wednesday, 22 February. This was an opportunity for parents to gather together and to meet our Heads of Pre-Senior and Heads of House. Everyone had a wonderful evening.

Australian Invitational Informatics Olympiad

On Thursday, 16 February two of our Senior School students, Daniel Abdullah Zain (Year 11) and Henry Ho (Year 11) sat the Australian Invitational Informatics Olympiad (AIIO). This four-hour programming and problem-solving contest is only open to top scorers in the Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO) — a very tough three-hour contest held before the AIIO.

Daniel and Henry have now completed the first of two four-hour exams. Eventually, 16 top-scoring students will join a special training group and four of those students will be chosen to represent Australia at the International Informatics Olympiad (IOI).

For the AIIO, Daniel received the Gold Award, placing in the top 10% and almost getting full marks. Henry got a Bronze Award and was in the top 50%. Even though the road to the IOI is long and full of challenges, this is a significant achievement worthy of celebration!

Haileybury Pipes & Drums

Our Pipes & Drums students put on a fantastic performance, earning some impressive results in heavily contested grades at Ballarat Grammar on Saturday, 25 February. Our A Band won Grade 4A and Novice Juvenile A, while our B Band were runners up in the Novice Juvenile B Medley & Marches elements (Best Drum Core), and third overall in Grade 4B.

Moreover, our C Band received great feedback from the judges after making their successful debut.

Haileybury Parents and Friends — Family Fun Night

The Haileybury Parents and Friends will be holding a Family Fun Night at Luna Park on Wednesday, 29 March at 5.00 pm. This is a great opportunity for new and current families to connect and reconnect. All details can be found on the myHaileybury app.

Top Class Dance 2023

Top Class is part of the VCE Season of Excellence managed by Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. The Season showcases work produced by outstanding VCE students who completed performing or visual arts, technology, design, or research studies in 2022. Events are presented at Melbourne’s major cultural venues, alongside associated education programs.

Congratulations to Michaela Davidson (Year 12) who will be performing her VCE Skills on Tuesday, 7 March at Concert 1 at 10.00 am.

Tickets are now available via the Melbourne Recital Centre. A full list of performers appearing across the Dance programs is available via the Season of Excellence website.

Labour Day Public Holiday

Please remember that Monday, 13 March is the Labour Day Public Holiday and the school will be closed.

Theo Georgakopoulos

Acting Head of Haileybury Senior Schools