Student Leaders Visit Melbourne

Our student leaders recently got a taste of Haileybury Melbourne. School Captains Lilian McGrath (Year 12) and Lachlan Kendrick (Year 12) Boarding Captain Samantha Arnold (Year 12) and Sport Captain Brendon Minkulk (Year 12) were accompanied by Assistant to the Principal, Special Projects, Mrs Kerry Glass.

They began their first day by visiting the City campus. A Haileybury student took the group on a tour that included the terrace playground, the bright classrooms (all with views of the city) and the Arts and theatre facilities.

The students then travelled to the Keysborough campus, where their tour included the tennis courts, football grounds, Aquatic Centre, gyms and all subject area buildings. That afternoon the students attended Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) classes with Keysborough students and Samantha assisted in the Early Learning Centre.

Each student was billeted with the family of a Haileybury student leader. They stayed all over Melbourne and enjoyed the hospitality of these families for two nights.

On their second day, the students attended a leadership meeting. The leadership group across the School is large, as it represents the four Melbourne campuses. Our HRS students learned about the list of events across the School and jobs the leaders need to cover. This gave them ideas on how to operate back in Darwin.

The students met with CEO | Principal Mr Derek Scott, who talked with the students about leadership and their hopes for the year ahead. They then attended the annual Founders Day Assembly. One of Haileybury’s biggest and most formal assemblies, it celebrates the founding of the School 127 years ago.

The Darwin students were impressed by every aspect of the assembly, especially the Pipes & Drums. They all appreciated the time that Haileybury Melbourne students and staff took to welcome them and show them around their campuses.

Haileybury CEO|Principal Mr Derek Scott, Lachlan Kendrick (Year 12), Lilian McGrath (Year 12) Brendon Minkulk (Year 12) Samantha Arnold (Year 12) and Assistant to the Principal, Special Projects, Mrs Kerry Glass