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Our connections with the rest of One Haileybury is enduring. We are always looking for ways to further leverage and contribute to the work of our colleagues around Australia and the world.

This year we welcomed some new students into Haileybury Rendall School, who were on a term or semester of study away from Haileybury Berwick. They are Year 9 students Rebekah Curphey and Pearl Hodson and will be finishing with us and returning to Melbourne at the end of Term 2.

‘’Our names are Pearl and Rebekah and for the past semester, we have had the opportunity to board at Haileybury Rendall School. We are originally from the Melbourne Berwick Campus, and were extremely excited when offered a place at HRS.

We were both nervous but excited about this experience. We knew that boarding in Darwin would be a step outside both of our comfort zones, leaving our family for so long and being on the other side of the country to all our close friends. However as soon as we arrived, we were welcomed by the boarding community and felt at home very quickly.

Since being here, we have gained a deeper appreciation for the incredible diversity of Australia. Darwin is so different from Melbourne in terms of culture, climate, and lifestyle, and we have loved immersing ourselves in this new environment.

We have had the chance to explore the city of Darwin, as well as the natural beauty of Litchfield National Park. We have made so many new friends that we will miss when we head back to Melbourne.

This experience has helped us become more resilient, more adaptable, and more open-minded than ever before. Living in Darwin has taught us to embrace the unknown and to step out of our comfort zones.

It feels like our time in Darwin has flown by so fast, but we will take home with us so many amazing memories, stories and skills that will last a lifetime.

We are so grateful to the school to have been given this opportunity and would like to thank everyone involved for their support over the last semester. We have had such a fun time and hope that this becomes an opportunity for more Haileybury students in the future’’.

Brendan Evans
Head of Middle School