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Academic Awards continue to impress

Congratulations to all students for their hard work and dedication over Term 2. It was wonderful to see so many students receiving academic colours at our Awards Assembly.

Year 10 Commerce class dash around Darwin CBD!

On a sunny Thursday morning, the Year 10 Commerce students participated in the annual Democracy Dash, an event organised by the Northern Territory Electoral Commission. The excursion was a great opportunity to enrich the students’ knowledge and understanding in the areas of legal, government, and civics and citizenship which ties in nicely with our Legal Studies topic for Term 3.

Three groups of students, accompanied by a teacher, dashed around Darwin CBD in an Amazing Race style event against teams from other NT schools. The students visited several organisations and completed an activity at each location including the NT Electoral Commission, NT Legislative Assembly - Parliament House, City of Darwin, Legal Aid NT, NT Local Court and Amnesty International amongst many others.

Students enjoyed dashing around the city while learning interesting facts and information along the way such as how ballot papers are counted in an election and which countries are the most democratic compared to non-democratic countries. The highlight of the excursion was sitting and observing a court case at the Local Court.

Elizabeth Law
Commerce Teacher

Middle and Senior School Athletics Carnival

On Friday, 7 June, Middle and Senior School students gathered for their annual Athletics Day. The event began with spirited House chants, showcasing the energy and enthusiasm of all the Houses. The first track event was the Year 10, 800 meters, setting a high standard for participation. Subsequent events saw strong involvement from all year levels, maintaining high levels of participation and competitive spirit throughout the day.

Every event was well-attended, and the competition was fierce. It was a fantastic day overall, with gratitude extended to all teachers for their support and encouragement, and to all students for their enthusiastic participation, making the day a tremendous success.

A special congratulations goes to Baru for winning the House Athletics competition!

Sophie Carter
Physical Education Teacher

Kids in Space Expo

In the Essington School's auditorium, bright and wide,

Year 3 and 4 students took a cosmic ride.

With Makers Empire as their guide,

They designed solutions, with pride.

In 3D, they shaped their dreams,

To solve astronaut's challenges, it seems.

Other schools joined in, with curiosity keen,

A showcase of talent, a sight to be seen.

Though Wagaman Primary took the prize,

Our students' creativity reached the skies.

In the universe of learning, they did soar,

What great leadership, we couldn't ask for more.

Marion Hoy and Briony Watson
Computer Science Teachers

Year 6 Camp

This term Year 6 students attended Adventure Bound in search of adventure, fun and getting outside their comfort zones. This is exactly what they did.

Students were involved in activities like abseiling, rock climbing, archery, high and low ropes including initiative team games as well as the flying fox and, to get the full camping experience, sleeping in tents.

Thank you to Ms Gabby and Mr. Con for organising this camp for us. Everyone had an amazing time, getting to know each other better and creating lots of memories in our last year in Junior School.

Michelle Dancis
Junior School Teacher

Year 11 Personal Development Skills Class Day Out

The Year 11 Vocational Major Personal Development Skills Class recently enjoyed a class day out to the Darwin Waterfront. The students had to organise the whole day and ensure the day worked to improved community engagement and community health and wellbeing. Students had to apply communication, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making and planning skills when designing their activities.

The day started by walking along the Esplanade where we bumped into the Gold Coast Suns AFL team! Students couldn’t resist but engage in a photoshoot with the Suns players. The group continued with a tour of the Darwin Museum Underground World War 2 Oil Storage Tunnels. Students enjoyed learning about the history and immersing in this experience. After the tour, the students worked in groups to complete a scavenger hunt around the waterfront and then finished the day off by splashing around on the Aqua Park.

All students showed exceptional leaderships skills and engaged well with the community throughout the day.

Middle School Suns AFL Competition

Haileybury Rendall School has entered its inaugural boys’ and girls’ team in the Middle School Suns AFL Competition. This season kicked off on 24 April for the boys and 2 May for the girls.

A number of Year 7 to 9 students have been participating each week afterschool in a game of AFL competing against local NT schools, to battle for the winning cup. Each week the students have continued to show great enthusiasm, sportsmanship, and skill. Successfully representing Haileybury Rendall School to a high standard.

Well done to all involved!

AFL Boys Coaches - Mitchel Taylor, Jacinta McFee, Ben Dunn
AFL Girls Coaches Janet Baird, Simone O’Brien, Amanda Hill

AFL Guard of Honor

Some of our Middle School students who have been a part of the afterschool Suns AFL Competition were selected to represent Haileybury Rendall School in the Gold Coast Suns AFL Guard of Honor at TIO Stadium for the Gold Coast Suns & North Melbourne game and Gold Coast Suns & Geelong game.

All students represented the school fantastically and were ecstatic to be given this opportunity!

National Netball Championships

Last school holidays Hayley Robertson (Year 10) was selected to play in the Under 17s National Netball Championships in Melbourne. Although Hayley and the team didn’t come away with any wins, they gained valuable experience playing against the best Under 17 players in Australia.

At the start of May, 9 Haileybury Rendall School girls were selected to play in the 15 & Under NT School of Education Netball Championships at Marrara. Two Top End teams were entered – Jabirus and Termites.

Jabirus players Hayley Robertson (Year 10), Jayda Spencer (Year 10), Isla Campbell (Year 10), Freya McKee (Year 10), Miko Baird (Year 9) and Ana Clara Sanches (Year 9), who came equal 2nd and Termites players Sienna McElwee (Year 9), Lily Richards (Year 9) and Ruby Harden (Year 9) came equal 4th.

Congratulations to Hayley Robertson who was then selected in the 15 & Under NT Squad to play at the School Sport Australia Championships on the Gold Coast (July 27th - August 2nd) and Lily Richards who is a reserve.

Simone O'Brien
Physical Educaton Teacher / Sports Coordinator

Junior School performance sparkles

Congratulations to our incredible Year 2 Music class for their outstanding performance at the Junior School assembly. With courage and joy, our students embraced the challenge and delivered a performance filled with confidence and enjoyment. From their beloved piece 'Kick Start' to the lively finale of 'Carnival,' their passion for playing string instruments shone brightly on stage. Well done, Year 2 Music!

Wan-Ling Chang
Music Teacher

Darwin Visual Arts Gallery opening

Haileybury Rendal School Art teachers, Marianne Foster, Tina Trudgen and Anne McMaster participated in an annual art exhibition run by the Art Educators of the Northern Territory. This excellent Professional Development event allows all art teachers across the NT to create artworks and exhibit them.

Anne McMaster
Head of Visual Art