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From the Deputy Principal

Even after working in schools for over twenty years, I’m still grateful every day to be part of the lives of so many amazing young people. In case we all need reminding, Haileybury Rendall School students are awesome, and I get to witness them in action every day.

For the past week, there was no clearer display of this than the way our students approached the completion of NAPLAN. Like every school in Australia, the past week has been a big one for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Our students approached this exercise like absolute professionals. They were focused, diligent, respectful of each other and the ‘exam atmosphere’ and I know they all did their very best.

If you are a parent of a child who has completed NAPLAN this week, please congratulate them. They sat four big tests and did so with aplomb; they deserve credit.

Equally deserving of credit are Lalwa May (Year 12), Eva Susanto (Year 12) and Peter Susanto (Old Haileyburian) who are all nominated as finalists for the NT Young Achiever Awards. These prestigious awards acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people throughout Australia. Lalwa has been nominated for her numerous achievements in Equestrian. Eva and Peter have been nominated for their commitment to their community through fundraising for domestic violence victims, orphanages and more. We wish them well in the final round of voting and no matter how the results shape up, we are proud of you!

Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all members of our Haileybury Rendall School community a safe and restful term break. I hope you all get time to enjoy the company of family and friends, while completing some study and reading a cracking book.

Have a great break and see you all refreshed and ready for a productive Term 2.

Dennis Nowak
Deputy Principal - Teaching & Learning