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Lunar New Year Celebrations

There were many Lunar New Year Festivals held at school on Friday, 23 February. In the morning, my class had the opportunity to wrap dumplings.

We used Ms Chen’s grandmother's recipe, which was so good! We wrapped the meat in the dumpling skin and used egg whites to seal it closed. Some were then deep-fried in Mayoema by the lovely staff, and others were used to make Xiaolongbao or soup dumplings.

It was a long process but definitely worth it in the end. We all ate as many dumplings as we could, they were so delicious!

At lunch, the talented teachers put on an incredible performance. It was so amazing to watch them get up and dance to the routine they had put a lot of hard work into. After that, the choir sang a beautiful song. This was equally amazing and performed wonderfully.

The whole day was a fantastic experience, and I can’t wait to engage in more events like this in the future. Thank you to everyone who helped organise the day!

Ashlee Caden
Year 10

The day consisted of many activities and events that intrigued every student.

We started with fun dumpling wrapping, where some definitely looked and tasted better than others. It just so happened to be coinciding with school tours. So many different teachers walked in on our extravagant chef-worthy skills. After, we were able to stuff our faces full of these delicious creations that we made, and they tasted even better due to us making them ourselves. The day continued with a wonderful lunch, mainly the crispy pork belly.

After, there was a lively performance staring our favourite teachers. It was extremely funny watching all our teachers really get into the dance with their facial expressions and moves. After the action-packed dance, there was a tranquil choir performance that seemed to calm everyone.

In the end, it was a wonderful day, and set a high bar to reach for next year, really high.

Isaac Loganathan
Year 10

International Student Senior Preparation Program

Haileybury Rendall School has a new program called ‘International Student Senior Preparation Program’. This program caters specifically to students with English as an additional language, providing intensive English lessons to equip them for mainstream classes, and the VCE curriculum.

The 'International Student Senior Preparation Program' goes beyond academics, incorporating engaging activities designed to foster a sense of belonging and enhance overall wellbeing within our school community.

At Haileybury Rendall School, we prioritise the individual needs of every student, ensuring that each feels valued, safe and welcomed.

Debbie Unwin
International Student Coordinator

Top End Netball Gala Day

Students in Year 9 to 12 competed in the Top End Netball Gala Day at Mararra Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, 28 February. Four Haileybury Rendall School teams competed against various Northern Territory Schools.

Each team demonstrated enthusiasm, diligence and fantastic sportsmanship, endeavouring to lift each other’s spirit in every aspect of the game. There were some amazing passes, wonderful goals and constant cheering from the sidelines.

Students successfully represented Haileybury Rendall School throughout the day, and they should be immensely proud of their efforts.

Congratulations to HRS4 (Year 9 and 10 students) who placed second in their pool.

Well done to all involved!

Simone O’Brien, Anna Staib, Phoebe O’Loughlin & Jacinta McFee