Stars & Clontarf Visit Melbourne

To celebrate the end of a great year at Haileybury Rendall School, the Stars and Clontarf groups travelled to Melbourne to visit the staff and students at Haileybury’s Keysborough campus.

On day one, the Stars Girls were taken on a tour by Head of Senior School Girls, Ms Helen Wadden. They saw the classrooms, senior school hub, art room and were even treated to an impressive organ performance in the Aikman Hall auditorium. Ms Wadden ended the tour by presenting the girls with their very own Hearts football jumpers.

Days two and three saw the Stars girls venture out into the city on tour of Melbourne’s most exciting attractions. The terrifying yet heart-racing thrilling experience at the top of Eureka Tower was a highlight, as well as the mini golf and shopping in Bourke Street Mall.

The girls also visited the Essendon Football Club, toured the facilities and even got to meet some players. Lunch and some retail therapy at the Queen Victoria Markets finished a wonderful trip.

During their trip the Clontarf seniors boys gave presentations to Pinsent Masons lawyers, a partner of Clontarf, and Haileybury’s Keysborough campus about their year at Haileybury Rendall School.

The boys talked to some Year 12 students and staff about the school year and all the different things they have experienced. They were also lucky enough to meet former Essendon great Matthew Lloyd who is part of the Haileybury Football Program.

The boys each enjoyed a homestay with one of the Melbourne boys’ families, which quickly became the highlight of the week.

During the adventure-packed week, the boys tried their hand at surfing in Torquay before taking a scenic trip to Lorne on the Great Ocean Road. They also met Tom Hawkins at the Geelong Football Club, donned camouflage gear for a game of paintball and marveled at the wildlife at Royal Melbourne Zoo.

Both groups represented Haileybury Rendall School very well. It was a great way to end the year for the graduates of 2018 and the two lucky Year 11 students who will lead the way next year.

Thank you to the staff and students at Haileybury Melbourne for being so welcoming. Both groups thoroughly enjoyed their experiences.