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A star in the making

Bonnie Peacocke (Year 12) was approached by the Starlight Foundation to perform at this year’s Starlight Ball. Bonnie had this to say about her experience:

“When approached by the Starlight Foundation to perform at this year's Star Ball, I was honoured but also very nervous. I was so excited to perform for a cause such as the Starlight Foundation and to contribute to their mission of granting wishes to children who need it most. The experience was definitely a learning curve, and I am so grateful for the opportunity presented and the experience it gave me. It was so surreal to sing in front of a crowd of over 800 people in a setting like that and I thoroughly enjoyed it.’’ 

Bonnie Peacocke
Year 12 Student

Inter-House competition

Senior School kicked off our lunchtime Inter-House competition. There was a great display of teamwork and enthusiasm, with every player bringing their A-game to the netball court. Competition was fierce throughout the week, with three houses winning two out of three games. To determine who would play in the final we went down the number of goals scored. The final match between Baru and Djarrak was tense from start to finish, with both teams showcasing grit and determination. However, it was Baru who emerged victorious with a final score of 9-5!

Great work to all involved in making the week a success. Thank you to the House Leaders, Ms. Staib, Mr. Douglas, Ms. Witte and Ms. Vo for organising the event.

Middle School Inter-House Netball competition proved to be an engaging and dynamic event, evolving from low-scoring games at the outset to a showcase of teamwork and skill by the end of the week. As teams collaborated and received guidance from their House leaders, the competition gained momentum, with students demonstrating enthusiasm and determination on the court.

Pumarali emerged as a standout team, showcasing strength and dominance throughout the tournament. Their impressive victory in the final against Djarrak, with a commanding score of 18-5, highlighted their cohesive teamwork. The match was undoubtedly exciting, with both teams giving their all and displaying admirable sportsmanship. These moments of spirited competition showcase a sense of community within the school and students' passion for sports.

On Monday, 13 May, Year 12 students led by Ellie Dancis challenged the HRS staff to a netball game. There was lots of positive competition before and during the game. The staff team consisted of a strong duo of Ms. Staib and Mr. Bowden who seemed unstoppable when it came to scoring goals.

The Year 12 team were fast around the court and made some great linking passes from defence to attack. It was great to see so many supporting on the sidelines. The staff were victorious coming away with a 12-7 win. Thank you to all teachers and students who participated!

Sophie Carter
Health and PE Teacher
Year 7 Coordinator

Lead the Way

Year 10 Lead the Way students have been preparing for their upcoming excursion. They have been designing and building improvised stretchers and learned that sometimes casualties need to be evacuated if they have injured themselves and are immobile. They also learned that if a stretcher is not available, you can always make one using materials found in the bush. This activity teaches essential survival and first aid skills, ensuring we are prepared to evacuate an injured person safely and efficiently in an emergency.

Craig Greenwood
PE Teacher

Creative Seabreeze

On Sunday 12 May, Haileybury Rendall School showcased their incredibly talented musicians and Visual Art students.

127 Music students took to the Banyan Stage at the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival to showcase 7 of our wonderful ensembles. The Electric Telephones opened the concert with “Wake Me Up When September Ends” and “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World. This was followed by our Junior School Choir “Fireflies” who presented a round called “Yonder Come Day” and David Guetta’s “Titanium”. We then moved into the presentation of our string ensembles; Animato Strings, Chamber Strings and the HRS String Quartet before hearing from the Middle and Senior School Choir “Contento”. We rounded out the performance with the Symphony Orchestra performing “High Hopes” and the theme from “The Never Ending Story”.

It was a fantastic display of many different genres and styles of music, and students should be extremely proud of the performance they gave. We look forward to presenting our fantastic Twilight Concert on Thursday, 20 June in Week 10.

Ilona Martin
Head of Music

Our Visual Art students exhibited their artwork, Sculpture by The Sea. The artworks were a collaborative effort by Mrs. Foster’s Ochre Art classes and developed from the student’s painting and ceramic tasks. The student's art was presented alongside other Darwin schools with the intention to celebrate art making and the theme of “Seabreeze” - aesthetics from Darwin’s coastal precinct of Nightcliff.

Anne McMaster
Head of Visual Art