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The Rainbow Connection

Our first music recital of the year started with a lovely tune called The Rainbow Connection, performed by Ella Smirk (Year 8), on piano. This was followed by 23 quality performances by students of violin, viola, cello, piano, saxophone, flute, clarinet, guitar and voice.

We also welcomed Maxie Brown (Year 10), to the stage, the first ever HRS Boarding student to participate in one of our recitals.

Our VCE students' upbeat rendition of Another Day of Sun from the movie La La Land brought this great evening to a close and left us humming all the way home.

Many of the instrumental and vocal students this year are playing at an advanced level on a range of instruments, so the decision was made to showcase these students to begin our recital program for 2024.

Our next recital will introduce our newer students to the stage and begin to build their performance skills.

Congratulations to all the performing students.

Aim for the Stars

Haileybury Rendall School is proud to share the news of Marika Carlton (Year 10), receiving the Women’s Premier League Rising Star award for the 2023/24 season earlier this month.

The Rising Star award is acknowledgement for young and developing AFL players that are on the rise with their footy career.

Marika kicked off her career in Auskick when she was 6 and has been playing competitively in Women’s League for 13 years, often representing NT Thunder.

Marika currently plays for Palmerston Magpies as Centre and Centre Half Forward and takes inspiration from her sports idol, Shai Bolten.

Congratulations Marika!

Watch out for this superstar in the pool

Year 8 student Sahrah Hancock competed and starred at the Northern Territory swimming titles held last weekend.

Sahrah was not only named as 2024 NT Swimming Championships Ambassador, but she also swam her way to four new Personal Bests, winning all her races.

This champion of the pool began swimming in 2021 at age 11 and is now looking forward to the National Titles on the Gold Coast in April. Sahrah will be competing in six events., her favourite events are the 50m and 100m breaststroke.

Sahrah’s dream is to represent Australia in swimming and make it to the Paralympics, World Para Games, maybe the Commonwealth Games – a couple of world records would be great too. She would love to be recognised in the future as a role model for young para-athletes coming through the sport. We think she might have already achieved this.

Congratulations Sahrah – Just Keep Swimming!

Top End Netball Gala Day

Students in Year 5 and 6 attended the Palmerston Recreation Centre for a Netball Gala Day competing against schools from the Palmerston area.

Haileybury Rendall School entered three teams. Two girls' teams placing first, and third and one mixed team placing fourth.

It was a fantastic day, with the students encouraging each other and showing excellent sportsmanship.

We are very proud of how well our students represented HRS.

Kiteni Holt, Billy Kalaf and Jane Whetters
Junior School Teachers