The Haileyburian SUMMER 2017
Inside 6 THE HAILEYBURY INSTITUTE LEADING THE WAY 8 125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 20 JADE MAKES HISTORY
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FROM THE CEO I PRINCIPAL
BRILLIANT NAPLAN RESULTS
PREMIERâ€™S VCE AWARDS
THE HAILEYBURY INSTITUTE
125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
10 COMMUNITY GROUPS 12 THE ARTS 16 SPORT 18 NEW APPOINTMEMNTS
20 JADE HAMEISTER MAKES HISTORY 21 KOKODA TRACK REFLECTIONS 22 SCHOOL CAPTAINS Q&A
23 ARCHIVES: 20 YEARS OF ELC 24 OHA NEWS 26 OHA EVENTS 28 OHA CLUBS 30 OHA AWARDS 31 WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
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CEO I PRINCIPAL’S REPORT HAILEYBURY’S 125TH YEAR HAS BEEN A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL ONE, DEVELOPING FURTHER ON THE THREE PLANKS OF THE PAST DECADE: ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND A FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK, WHILE INCORPORATING A FOURTH PLANK: ENTERPRISE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
aileybury’s commitment to academic excellence is demonstrated through the outstanding national testing results that once again see the School ranked among the very best in the country. The social justice agenda has seen the Haileybury Institute commit to supporting more than 100 schools around Australia in lifting their literacy and numeracy outcomes. Haileybury’s international outlook commitment involves doing – not just talking – and as a result the School is the leading offshore Australian school education provider. Haileybury International School Tianjin (HIST) graduated its second group of Year 12 students in July this year on the Northern Hemisphere VCE Timetable pioneered by Haileybury. Last year’s HIST graduates have become an important part of the Haileybury alumni network. Across all three planks Haileybury has demonstrated great enterprise and entrepreneurship. The opening of HIST is the first example of this. The School is thriving with more than 830 students and is the only Sino-Australian school in China. The second example is the success of Haileybury City, Melbourne’s first vertical school. The Junior School is now full and all year levels to Year 10 will be open in 2018, with Years 11 and 12 to follow in subsequent years. There has been great interest in the operations and success of Haileybury City.
The third example of enterprise and entrepreneurship is the move to open Haileybury Rendall School Darwin in 2018. The School will be the first Tier 1 school to operate in northern Australia and has been described by politicians as a ‘game changer’ for Darwin. Darwin’s future is strongly aligned with linking Australia to the countries just to the north – Haileybury plans to do this through education. An international boarding house will be a part of the new School. Importantly, Haileybury Rendall School Darwin has committed to developing the largest Indigenous boarding school in Australia. It is a commitment we do not take lightly and we aim to work closely with a range of community leaders to develop strong student outcomes. The examples of Haileybury’s enterprise and entrepreneurship stand as a beacon for the students to follow. Work hard, look for opportunity, measure up a risk and be bold in seeking to develop new opportunities in an exciting world. This edition of the Haileyburian tells many of the microstories that contribute to such an exciting big picture for Haileybury.
Work hard, look for opportunity, measure up a risk and be bold in seeking to develop new opportunities in an exciting world.
Brilliant NAPLAN Results
HAILEYBURY STUDENTS HAVE ONCE AGAIN EXCELLED IN NATIONAL TESTING, PLACING THE SCHOOL AMONG THE VERY BEST IN THE COUNTRY.
APLAN testing has been compulsory in Australian schools for 10 years. During that time the performance of students across the country has stagnated. In contrast, Haileybury students have continued to excel and the School’s results have gone from a very high base to being truly exceptional. The combined Haileybury primary school and secondary school results for 2017 are the best in the 10-year history of the program. Previous results have, of course, seen Haileybury ranked the number one co-education primary school and number one co-education open entry secondary school in Australia.
The results across all four Melbourne campuses were excellent. Particularly pleasing was the strong improvement in Reading across Years 3, 5 and 7. Of special note were the mathematics results in the secondary school. For example, the performance of Haileybury students at Year 7 in obtaining an average score of 664 matched the scores obtained at Year 9 at ‘similar schools’. The results are evidence that Haileybury’s program works and Haileybury’s teachers are doing an exceptional job.
A resolute commitment to core academic skills as the basis for a good education is at the heart of Haileybury’s focus.
HAILEYBURY TOPS PREMIER’S VCE AWARDS
aileybury topped the state in the 2016 Premier’s VCE Awards, with 12 students winning 15 awards between them across 10 subjects, confirming our position as one of Australia’s foremost academic schools.
Cherie Han and Jack Li won the coveted All Round High Achiever Award for students who attain a study score of 46 and above in five of their VCE subjects. Subject awards go to the top 10 students in English and the top five students in most other subjects. “All of the staff at Haileybury know how much hard work and effort goes into such high academic achievement,” said the Principal, Mr Derek Scott. “It has been a wonderful combined effort.”
PREMIER’S VCE AWARD WINNERS ALL ROUND HIGH ACHIEVERS Cherie Han Jack Li
SUBJECT AWARD WINNERS Paris Braim Global Politics Elli Brown Business Management Harry Cutler Integrated Technologies (VCE VET) Aditya Gupta Accounting Cherie Han English and French Lana Hollingsworth Sociology Jack Li Specialist Mathematics Lachlan Martin Accounting Brayden Poon Legal Studies Morgan Riley Sociology Hailey Summers Business Management Cindy Zhong Further Mathematics
THE HAILEYBURY FOUNDATION
Defined by diversity
THROUGH THE HAILEYBURY FOUNDATION, THE SCHOOL IS COMMITTED TO AN AFFORDABLE EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS FROM EVERY BACKGROUND.
ince the Foundation’s 2010 inception, through the generosity of community groups, alumni members, former and current families, it has:
• raised more than $1.8 million for Haileybury’s Scholarship Fund
• fully or partly funded 12 students • raised more than $300,000 for the Haileybury Building Fund
• inducted 12 Winged Heart Society members • worked with the William Buckland Foundation to assist two Indigenous students.
WINGED HEART SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP A bequest is a wonderful way to help Haileybury’s future, either generally or through a specific purpose or a scholarship. This year we received a significant bequest from the estate of Mr Arthur Bailey, father of Gary Bailey (OH ’82). Gary sadly died in 2009 and a scholarship in his name will begin in 2019.
HAILEYBURY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS The Foundation will be offering two scholarships in 2019, thanks to regular donors and Winged Heart Society members. Donor Rob Fildes (OH ’58) appreciates his education and urges others to contribute. “It is a pleasure to offer a scholarship so that a worthy young boy or girl can receive the great education and broad experience that Haileybury offers,” he says.
IAN W COX SCHOLARSHIP Ian Cox was 1947 School Captain and Senior Cadet Lieutenant. While running a busy legal practice, he served the School as Council Minute Secretary, School Council member and Chairman, Honorary Solicitor and volunteer Cadet Officer. He was also an Old Haileyburians Life Member.
Ian’s widow, Gwynne states that “Ian W Cox was part of the Haileybury Community for 79 years. It is a privilege to be able to support the Haileybury Scholarship Fund in his memory and in doing so to highlight his devotion to Haileybury. Ian, a self-effacing, softly spoken man, always impeccably groomed and with a lovely smile, gave freely of his time, talents, and professional experience to ‘the School’. In doing this, he gave much but he also gained great personal satisfaction and pleasure. As his constant companion and wife for 60 of these years, I am happy to contribute to the Haileybury Scholarship Fund in the hope that a future Haileyburian will receive and give as much as Ian.” The Ian W Cox Scholarship is awarded to a Victorian student who is entering Year 9 at a Victorian campus, has a strong community and social justice commitment, and whose family could not ordinarily send them to Haileybury.
1892 CLUB SCHOLARSHIP Named after Haileybury’s foundation year, the 1892 Club welcomes School community members who donate at least $500 a year. The club awards a scholarship to a Victorian student who is entering Year 7 and excels academically, contributes to the community and whose family faces financial hardship and could not otherwise send them to Haileybury.
HAILEYBURY FOUNDATION EMBLEM Introduced in 2017, the new Haileybury Foundation emblem is synchronous with, yet distinct from the School crest. It captures the best of old and new through Castlefield’s iconic Moreton Bay Fig tree. The emblem uses the School’s colours, with gold leaves signifying that building a Foundation is about raising funds for a worthy cause.
The Haileybury Institute AN EXPLICIT SUCCESS
AS AN EDUCATION LEADER, HAILEYBURY IS HELPING OTHER SCHOOLS TO IMPROVE THEIR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, INCLUDING THOSE WITH STUDENTS IN REMOTE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES. HAILEYBURY INSTITUTE DIRECTOR MR JOHN FLEMING
The Haileybury Institute promotes Explicit Teaching, which meets individual student needs by tailoring lessons and pitching learning to a high level. A key component involves a ‘warm-up’ at the start of a lesson. Teachers introduce the topic in a way that helps students retain the information and apply it moving forward.
Some of our teachers help John transfer that knowledge to government, Catholic and private schools nationally. John also works with Haileybury China in Tianjin, and will work with Haileybury Rendall School in Darwin.
This unique method is particularly useful for Reading, Writing, Spelling, Mathematics and guided Inquiry.
The Institute works directly with about 200 schools and indirectly with another 200, some in remote and Indigenous communities. Schools pay based on their ability to do so.
LEADING THE WAY
Haileybury teachers also gain valuable experience and learn about challenges other schools face.
Deputy Principal (Junior School Teaching & Learning) and Haileybury Institute Director Mr John Fleming introduced Explicit Teaching across our campuses in 2006 after he joined Haileybury’s Berwick campus. In 2010, he established the Haileybury Institute to share the model with other schools. John coaches Haileybury teachers on improved strategies using the Fleming Effective Teaching Model that he developed, based on Explicit Teaching.
“We call this a professional learning tour,” John says. “As part of that, Haileybury teachers come with me visiting schools and they coach and model for the teachers. “What we’re trying to do is best practice, so that they can teach it with their own kids. Schools have shown and demonstrated significant improvement.”
RAVE REVIEWS Mossman State School, near Queensland’s Mossman Gorge, has seen its academic results skyrocket since it began working with the Institute. Principal Mr Randal Smith wrote to Haileybury Principal Derek Scott this year to thank him and reveal that the
“Your organisation’s moral imperative in enhancing the performance of Australia’s schools, the reputation of Australia’s teaching profession and the educational and subsequent employment opportunities of Australia’s children is testament to your good will, grand vision and inspirational leadership,” he wrote.
HELPING HAILEYBURY Explicit Teaching also helps Haileybury rank among Australia’s leading primary and secondary schools in NAPLAN tests. John has a strong innovation record, winning awards and joining the Minister for Education’s School Improvement Leadership Group that helped deliver Victoria’s education blueprint. In 2014, he was appointed to the Federal Government’s Ministerial Advisory Group to review teacher training in Australia. “I love working with Haileybury and I love working with disadvantaged schools,” John says of his program.
School’s NAPLAN results placed it in Australia’s 50 most improved schools. “John has revolutionised our pedagogical approach to teaching and learning in our classrooms and he has provided us with the theoretical underpinnings and practical knowledge and skills to our teachers, giving them confidence and competence in their curriculum delivery,” Randal wrote. “He has also created a sense of efficacy among our staff, which has given them a sense of purpose and rigour in providing stimulating, success-driven classrooms.”
“It’s unbelievable... that Haileybury allows me to do it, and allows teachers to come with me to help other schools. It’s fantastic for our School.”
...given them a sense of purpose and rigour in providing stimulating, success-driven classrooms
Randal added that the Haileybury Institute was creating a better teaching and learning framework for schools throughout Australia.
OVERWHELMING INTEREST John also hosts Explicit Teaching seminars, including one for 200 teachers from remote areas. He says interest in his model is “overwhelming” and is testament to Haileybury’s vision in funding his work for the benefit of other schools. In May 2018, John will host a primary teachers’ seminar on Explicit Teaching, with the theme ‘A means of improving outcomes’, at our Keysborough, Brighton, Berwick and City campuses. These events allow teachers from a range of schools to tap into his extensive knowledge and experience. “The feedback I get across Australia from all schools... is just amazing,” John says. “The ultimate goal is for all Australian schools to be great schools.” Haileyburian 7
125 Competitions STUDENTS PRODUCED SOME STUNNING WORK IN THIS YEAR’S PHOTO AND FILM COMPETITIONS.
SNAP HAPPY ‘Community’ was the theme of our photographic competition, which was open to School community members and students across all year levels and all campuses. More than 100 creative shots were submitted. Entrants used many different devices and some digitally manipulated their work. Our judges were Head of City Campus, Ms Pamela Chamberlin, and Old Haileyburian and professional architectural photographer, Mr John Gollings. City campus’s Chloe Parkes (Year 3) won the Junior School section with her street-art inspired photographs, Graffiti Lane. The Middle School section produced the most entries. Tara Traficante (Year 7) won with a ballet-inspired image. Joint winners of the Senior School section, which boasted entries from Tianjin campus, were Charlie Colman (Year 11), Benjamin Read (Year 11) and Bhuvi Gupta (Year 10). Mark Mathieson won the adult section with his black and white image from a student tour, A journey towards a global community – Haileybury students in Nepal.
MY CITY Our ‘My City’ film competition ran in Term 3. Films were required to contain a Haileybury Signature Item – ‘coffee’. The competition was judged by Ms Shirin Hanfi-Scott and Mr Carl Moleta.
Miksim Djokic (Year 7) won with a creative Lego-inspired stop motion short film.
AN EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE BY HAILEYBURY PIPES & DRUMS SET THE SCENE FOR A MEMORABLE 125TH ANNIVERSARY BALL AT ATLANTIC GROUP, DOCKLANDS. PIPES & DRUMS PLAYED A STUNNING ARRANGEMENT OF MUSIC FROM PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, COMBINING RECORDED TRACKS WITH JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMS.
his innovation, which evolved through Pipes & Drums Deputy Director Lincoln Hilton’s experience of European events, highlighted past and present pipers before the full band entrance. Combined with special lights and sound, the performance absolutely captivated the audience. Some of our best soloists sang the School Song and the National Anthem before recent graduate, Ms Emily Ward, led 30 past and present dancers in a surprise ‘flash mob’ on the dance floor. Other special appearances included the Haileybury Singers, The Project’s Ms Gorgi Coghlan as MC, and Justice Lex Lasry (OH ‘66), who gave a thoughtful toast to the School. The Haileybury Foundation Charity Raffle raised more than $11,000 and saw 10 lucky winners snare some amazing prizes. After finishing the evening dancing to fantastic cover songs by Paint the Town, all guests took home a delicious treat. The evening was a huge success, filled with fantastic entertainment, delicious food and great company.
HAILEYBURY HAS MANY VOLUNTEERS AND AMONG THE MOST DEDICATED ARE OUR PARENT LEADERS.
NEWLANDS PARENTS & FRIENDS PRESIDENT, MARCUS CONNORS
In 1973, Marcus Connors joined Haileybury’s first Keysborough Form 6 class. He has seen many changes in education, parallel learning and social justice. Marcus became Haileybury Parents & Friends Newlands (HPFN) President in February 2017 and loves working with its dedicated committee. This year’s highlights included a new logo and shirts, class reps, open days and the HPFN-donated Years 7 and 8 playground. Social justice activities included Samaritan’s Purse, Cambodians Kinder, Lunar Festival, Grandparents Days, Mothers/Fathers Day stalls, Footy Day barbecue, Christmas in July and graduation gifts. Next year Marcus looks forward to parents, teachers and students “working in unison to achieve goals that will benefit the Haileybury community”.
We have a dynamic and dedicated group of volunteers that are a pleasure to work with EDRINGTON PARENTS & FRIENDS PRESIDENT, LINDA RABOT
As Haileybury Parents & Friends Edrington (HPFE) President, Linda Rabot works to build relationships with staff and students that support our School community. Elected President in March 2017, Linda says this year’s highlight was the Spring Harvest Fair. Among other things, HPFE activities include the Uniform Shop, Mothers/Fathers Day stalls, new families’ social night, show-bag sales, mid-year social night, open mornings and various barbeques.
“I really enjoy coordinating events, bringing people together and most of all seeing a smile on our students’ faces,” Linda says. “We, as a committee, will continue to encourage families to become involved and share the benefit of being connected with our Haileybury family.”
CASTLEFIELD PARENTS & FRIENDS PRESIDENT, RACHEL KIRKWOOD-SCOTT
With four children at Castlefield, Rachel Kirkwood-Scott has been an active parent for 12 years. Elected Haileybury Parents & Friends Castlefied (HPFC) President in July 2017, Rachel hopes to develop new social experiences, work with other campus groups and develop a Haileybury networking directory. This year’s highlights included the Carnival, a new HPFC Facebook page, Drive-In Movie Night and approval of a new roundabout shelter. Next year Rachel hopes to help families in need, upgrade bike racks/storage areas and introduce a Moonlight Cinema, Twilight Market and Fathers Day function. “We have a dynamic and dedicated group of volunteers that are a pleasure to work with,” she says.
CITY PARENTS & FRIENDS PRESIDENT, DIANA PERRY
Diana Perry has had an exciting 12 months as Haileybury City Parents & Friends President in its first year beyond ELC. “My passion is to ignite the spirit of community at the City campus and help it to grow,” she says. “We already have energetic class representatives for all year levels.” This year’s social events included a jazz night, cocktail night, and wine and cheese evenings. The group is also working on a charter, Executive P&F Committee and its first AGM/cocktail party. “We are excited by Haileybury City’s growth plans and look forward to the expansion of our small but healthy community,” Diana says. “New parents and friends will be welcomed into a warm and inclusive environment.”
OUT OF THIS
HAILEYBURY MAGENTA ASSOCIATION (HMA) THE HMA IS A WHOLE SCHOOL PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION. HMA events and speaker meetings promote social contact and keep parents ‘in the know’ about what is happening at Haileybury. Students mix and get to know each other across the campuses; HMA helps parents do the same. Representatives from each campus Parents & Friends group share information at our meetings. The group runs the HMA Uniform Shop as a valuable community service. This is a fantastic opportunity to recycle, as well as save/make a few dollars.
OUR SCIENCE STUDENTS ARE SHOOTING FOR THE STARS IN THE UNIQUE SHINE PROGRAM – SWINBURNE AND HAILEYBURY IN SPACE EXPERIMENT.
A handling fee goes to whole-School initiatives such as new equipment, PreSenior bursaries and other student-centred projects.
he program’s experiments – designed and built by Haileybury students with Swinburne University of Technology mentors – will be conducted on the International Space Station in March 2018. Our main experiment will test how specific fluids behave in zero gravity.
2017 HIGHLIGHTS • Spring Luncheon at Champagne Dame at Circa, The Prince • Christmas break-up at Green Olive in Red Hill • Melbourne City Cocktail Night • Annual Cancer Fundraising Luncheon, served by Hospitality students • Speakers included Director, Courses and Careers, Alison Fankhauser, Haileybury Rendall Principal Craig Glass, and Head of Senior School Richard Pickersgill
COMMUNITY GROUPS OTHER HAILEYBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS INCLUDE: • Friends of Haileybury Equestrian • The Corda Club • The Hazlitt Club (Cricket) • RUSH Club • Magenta Club • Friends of Haileybury Pipes & Drums • Friends of Haileybury FC (Football).
SHINE boosts students’ skills in coding, 3D printing, critical thinking, logical reasoning, problem solving and exam techniques. They are encouraged to take risks, test their limits, develop confidence and consider studying STEM at tertiary level. Haileybury students also create promotional materials by designing a website, program logos and videos. Head of Science at Haileybury, Dr Kyi Muller, says the students have worked hard as a team, solving challenging problems. “Working on such a complex and highly challenging project as this, while still completing their school work and preparing for their exams, is remarkable,” she says.
Haileybury welcomed the Shadow Minister for Education and Women, the Hon Tanya Plibersek, and the Shadow Minister for Justice, Ms Clare O’Neil, to a Women in Leadership event. Both MPs inspired our School community as they spoke about their experiences and networked with guests, providing a unique opportunity for all women leaders – and those of the future.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN JULY AUGUST SENIOR SCHOOL STUDENTS PERFORMED THE CLASSIC DICKENS TALE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OVER THREE NIGHTS TO ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCES. Boys Drama Captain Daniel Trewin (Year 12) drove the plot with his rich characterisation of the bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. The cast and the play’s Director, Ms Nicole Smith, impressed everyone with their creative sets, hilarious costumes and incredible acting. The cast created some wonderfully exaggerated characters, with a variety of English accents on show. While there were many funny moments, it was the cast’s ability to delve into the scenes full of pathos that really impressed.
HAILEYBURY IN CONCERT
ARIA NIGHT Aria Night was a spectacular success, with strong performances from all nine soloists, sneak previews of the Haileybury Singers’ Haileybury in Concert songs and our own Lisa Robinson singing Vissi d’arte from Tosca with Associate Artist, Jeanette Riga.
Adjudicator Andrea Creighton emphasised how difficult it was to select three award winners from such a talented group. Best Performance was awarded to Jonathan Coman (Year 10), Commendable Performance to Emily Laughlin-Jones (Year 12) and the Award for Encouragement to Jacob McCormack (Year 12).
MORE THAN 300 STUDENTS IMPRESSED AT HAILEYBURY IN CONCERT IN THE PRESTIGIOUS MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE. AFTER A SUCCESSFUL 2015 DEBUT, THE WHOLE-SCHOOL EVENT FEATURED TALENTED MUSICIANS FROM ACROSS THE SCHOOL. The program provided an aural feast of genres, styles and historical periods by our Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Stage Band, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Orchestra, Magenta Choir and Haileybury Singers.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE HAILEYBURY’S SENIOR SCHOOL STUDENTS IMPRESSED EVERYONE WITH THEIR 2017 MUSICAL, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. This modern adaptation captures the best of 1920s and 1930s musicals with The Man in the Chair guiding us through the show, bringing a modern sensibility to the storyline. Audiences were captivated by this hilarious evening as Senior School students brought this classic 1920s tale to life. The cast and crew were truly professional in presenting a memorable Haileybury production.
CONCERTO CONCERT OUR SEVEN SOLOISTS SHONE AT THE BELOVED CONCERTO CONCERT. Emily Laughlin-Jones (Year 12), Belinda Le (Year 11), Andrea Li (Year 12), Maddison McAlister (Year 11), Alice McDonald (Year 11), Raul Sugunananthan (Year 12) and Joseph Tey (Year 10) were well supported by beautiful ensemble performances. The music ranged from Baroque opera to jazz and film music. The audience also experienced the impressive new lighting system, which added visual interest to support the brilliant music. It was fantastic to see so many families at the supper held in Wings Café after the performance. Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2017 Concerto Concert such a success. Haileyburian 13
EDRINGTON SHREK THE MUSICAL JR. The Edrington community was thrilled to see Shrek the Musical Jr. impressively staged over two soldout performances. More than 90 cast and crew dazzled with striking costumes, colourful characters, a magnificent set and a fairy tale about an ogre finding friendship and love.
CITY CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Haileybury Cityâ€™s first home-grown play, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was a huge success with Harvey Garnaut (Year 7) as Willy Wonka.
The Talented Middle School students took three sold-out audiences audience on a magical adventure into Willy Wonkaâ€™s world.
NEWLANDS THE LION KING JR.
The Lion King Jr. saw 100 Years 5 to 8 Newlands students transport their audience to the African Savannah. The 15 leads showed amazing maturity, physicality and characterisation, supported by an equally talented chorus of wildebeest, hyenas, lionesses, antelopes, giraffes, birds and George the Elephant. The costuming, lighting, sound and set enhanced the students’ ability to make the audience forget they were watching a Middle School show. The cast and crew all showed remarkable commitment to each rehearsal and the results certainly showed.
CASTLEFIELD ALL SHOOK UP After eight months of hard work, All Shook Up wowed audiences of all ages. A ‘Bigger, Better, Stronger!’ mantra saw everything come together perfectly. Skills were honed and friendships formed. Castlefield Drama Captains Hattie Pollitt (Year 8) and Riley Hamlin (Year 8) say the effort was worth it when “everyone sung and acted their hearts out” on opening night. “We appreciate all the hard work, time and dedication from all involved. We as a cast are immensely proud.”
SNOWSPORTS SUCCESS Haileybury’s squad of 110 performed well at the Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships at Mt Buller. Of those, 24 competed in the Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships.
WINTER APS PREMIERSHIPS
Haileybury won three individual medals. Lucas Pisciotta (Year 9) secured Slopestyle Ski silver, Umbra Buntman-Bryant (Year 11) Slopestyle Ski bronze and Buzz McKenna (Year 9) Moguls bronze.
Haileybury Football and Soccer teams won APS Premierships after undefeated seasons. Our 1st XVIII Premiers and Champions beat Geelong Grammar School 23-13-151 to 4-4-28 in the last game.
We finished with two team medals – Year 9/10 Girls Alpine Giant Slalom and Year 5/6 Boys Snowboard Giant Slalom, which involved skiing between poles set a greater distance apart than in slalom.
Our undefeated Girls 1st XI Soccer team scored 83 goals in 12 matches and conceded just nine to win its second consecutive APS/AGSV Premiership, beating Carey Baptist Grammar School 3-1.
SOCCER STAR Melbourne City Academy Squad member Nicholas Theodosiou (Year 10) was part of the Melbourne City Under 16 Soccer team at the Suning Cup Youth Tournament in Nanjing, China.
After finishing undefeated in its Victorian Secondary Schools Squash Championships pool, our boys narrowly lost the final. Our captain and Number 1 player remained undefeated for the tournament. Team members Hayden Tan, Vincent Tran, Jae-In Lee and Alan Taing (all Year 12) showed outstanding skill and sportsmanship all year.
Carrie Van Rensburg (Year 12) won Beach Volleyball gold at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. Carrie and her playing partner Rebecca defeated New Zealand 21-13, dominating from start to finish. They ended the tournament unbeaten and didn’t drop a set.
Nicholas also made the ‘Joeys’ 23-man squad for the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under 16 Championship qualifiers in Mongolia. A top effort.
DANCE AND AEROBICS TITLES
Haileybury’s 90 competitors won 10 medals at the TFT School Aerobics and Dance National Championships – three gold, two silver and five bronze. Several other teams and individuals finished in the top 10. All the hard work preparing for and throughout one of the toughest competitions in recent memory was well rewarded.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL DOMINANCE
Haileybury Boys Hockey Captain Nathan Ephraums (Year 12) made the Men’s Australian National Junior Hockey Squad and represented Australia at the 2017 Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia. At just 18, Nathan was among the youngest members and juggled playing with VCE studies.
2017 AFL NATIONAL DRAFT A record-breaking seven Haileyburians have been selected in the 2017 AFL National Draft! Six Year 12 students and one Old Haileyburian will be heading to teams across the country to kick off their AFL careers.
SEVEN SUMMER APS PREMIERSHIPS Haileybury won seven Summer Sport Premierships in 2017 – an amazing achievement. Several teams finished their seasons undefeated. Our Boys and Girls Volleyball teams both won Summer Premierships after remaining undefeated throughout. The boys beat Scotch College and the girls defeated Ivanhoe Grammar School. After winning all their games our Girls Tennis team won their 2017 Premiership, beating Mentone Grammar in the final.
Pick No.2: Andrew Brayshaw (Year 12) – Fremantle Pick No.4: Luke Davies-Uniacke (Year 12) – North Melbourne Pick No.11: Aiden Bonar (Year 12) – Greater Western Sydney Pick No.35: Oscar Clavarino (Year 12) – St Kilda Pick No.36: Charlie Constable (Year 12) – Geelong Pick No.68: Hamish Brayshaw (OH 2015) – West Coast Pick No.71: Jackson Ross (Year 12) – Hawthorn Congratulations to all the boys! We look forward to watching your AFL careers.
WATER WINNERS Haileybury’s Boys 1st Water Polo team won the Victorian Water Polo Secondary Schools Cup and finished second in the APS Premiership, losing just once to eventual premiers Xavier College. The youthful lineup is looking forward to a big 2018.
Haileybury Girls College won the 2017 Diving Premiership after finishing fifth last year. One of our diving stars, Ashleigh Meneses (Year 10), was selected to represent Australia at the Dresden Youth Diving Meet, the biggest international youth competition. Our Boys and Girls Badminton teams won their Premierships after winning all but one match for the season. The boys won the APS Badminton title after defeating Scotch College. The Girls Badminton Team was undefeated and beat Wesley College to secure its third consecutive APS/AGSV Premiership. Haileybury’s 1st Table Tennis team won its 14th consecutive APS Premiership in 2017. We’ve won all but one title since the competition began in 1995. The Haileybury community is extremely proud of all our athletes and their outstanding achievements.
ATHLETICS ACHIEVEMENTS Haileybury has produced many world class athletes. Our current crop of potential international competitors includes Jordan Williamsz (middle distance) (OH 2010), Ashleigh Whittaker (sprints) (OH 2011) and Luke Cann (javelin) (OH 2012).
Many athletes broke School records in 2017 and starred at state level this year. Years 7, 8 and 9 teams dominated on the track at the State Relay and Knockout Championships, breaking some School records and winning several medals. Haileybury finished second in the girls APS athletics meet and fourth in the boys.
OUR SCHOOL’S SUCCESS HAS ENABLED IT TO GROW AND CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STAFF, THE LATEST BEING HAILEYBURY RENDALL SCHOOL DARWIN. FOLLOWING SENIOR VICE PRINCIPAL CRAIG GLASS’S APPOINTMENT AS PRINCIPAL IN DARWIN, THE SCHOOL’S SENIOR EXECUTIVE HAS BEEN RESTRUCTURED.
VICE PRINCIPAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Fulfilling our vision to be ‘a great world school’ is key to Ms Anna Cross’s new role as Deputy Principal Middle School.
A versatile educator, Mr Scott Doran will make the most of his experience across Haileybury and his passion for the School in his new role as Vice Principal Community Engagement and Advancement.
Anna will work with all Heads of Campus to oversee a year-long review of the Middle School organisation, operations, curriculum, pedagogy and student welfare. She will then implement any necessary changes.
This key role will strengthen relationships across Admissions, Marketing, OHA, Foundation, Archives, Sport and the School community. Securing Haileybury’s future through a strong foundation is a key aspect.
Anna joined Haileybury in January 2016, bringing experience in Middle School transition, wellbeing, teaching and learning, technology and international programs.
Scott joined Haileybury in 1990 to teach at Berwick. He has since worked on each campus, including Darwin, HIST and City, in a wide range of roles.
She has a Master in Educational Leadership and is completing a Master in Business Administration. Her strengths lie in strategy and building positive relationships. While Haileybury’s Middle School programs are exceptional, Anna hopes to make them even better, focusing on learning and teaching, assessment and reporting, wellbeing and technology.
I hope to see Haileybury consolidate its place as a best world school
Scott is keen to ensure that Haileybury’s extraordinary community continues to grow. “I am excited to work with the community support groups and to build more interest groups to support other important parts of our School,” he says. “I’m really excited to work with all of Haileybury’s communities, from HIST to Darwin and to our Melbourne Schools, to continue the great work of their leadership and parent groups.”
“By sharing our collective knowledge, understanding our strengths and always looking for opportunities to improve, the School will have an incredible future and I am so pleased to be a part of it,” she says.
PAMELA CHAMBERLAIN SENIOR VICE PRINCIPAL, HEAD OF STUDENT WELFARE AND HEAD OF HAILEYBURY CITY
Ensuring that each Haileyburian achieves their academic and personal potential while continuing to establish our new City campus is Ms Pamela Chamberlain’s goal. In her new role as Senior Vice Principal, Head of Student Welfare and Head of Haileybury City, Pamela will handle student welfare and complex parent-school relationship issues across the School. She will oversee all campuses, including City, support all Heads of Campus and act as Principal when Mr Derek Scott is away.
Pamela joined Haileybury in 2005 and among her senior positions have been Head of Year 11, Head of Senior Boys and Girls, Pipes & Drums Band Patron and Head of Senior School. At City campus, she hopes to focus on the Creative Arts, data-driven programs and leadership. “I hope to see Haileybury consolidate its place as a great world school and supporting our Principal in his 21st century leadership role as a policy maker at the highest governmental levels,” she says.
By sharing our collective knowledge, understanding our strengths and always looking for opportunities to improve, the School will have an incredible future
STEPHAN MULLER DEPUTY PRINCIPAL STAFF DEVELOPMENT, ONE SCHOOL AND INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT
Dr Stephan Muller brings a truly international perspective to Haileybury, having lived in four countries long term.
After joining Haileybury in August 2014, he started as a classroom teacher, became Head of House and then Assistant to the Principal. Stephan also runs the Year 9 Boys Rowing Program.
HEAD OF CASTLEFIELD
Working with an amazing community of students, parents and staff is what Ms Katrina Manson is looking forward to most as Head of Castlefield, Brighton, in 2018.
Now as the Deputy Principal, Stephan is reviewing Haileybury’s One School model to ensure that despite our size, our education remains focused on the individual. International programs and engagement are also important.
“I have a passion for individual needs, believing that all students can be learners,” she says. “I want to ensure students are having fun at school, because if they feel happy and safe then they are more open to learning.”
Another challenge is delivering coherent, consistent programs across increasingly diverse locations and student demographics, using technology strategically, and identifying what makes Haileybury unique.
Katrina joined Haileybury in 2004, has held senior leadership positions at Castlefield since 2005, and was Senior Deputy Head of Campus for five years before being named Head of Campus in late 2017.
Stephan brings energy, empathy and an understanding of how to engage individual staff in a larger approach, providing a sense of belonging and shared vision for the School. “I enjoy working across this extraordinary School – with staff from all year levels, campuses, states and countries,” he says.
...if students feel happy and safe then they are more open to learning
She worked closely with outgoing Head of Campus Mr Scott Doran and is keen to continue the vision they set together. Developing Castlefield’s facilities will be a big focus. “With a number of new staff and leaders, I am looking forward to welcoming them to our team, building relationships and enhancing their capacity as they grow into their roles,” Katrina says.
JADE HAMEISTER (YEAR 10) MADE HISTORY – AGAIN – BY COMPLETING THE 550KM TRAVERSE OF THE GREENLAND ICECAP UNSUPPORTED AND UNASSISTED; THE YOUNGEST WOMAN TO DO SO. It was the second part of her quest to conquer the North Pole, Greenland and the South Pole. Jade dragged her 80kg sled for 27 days and spent about nine hours each day covering around 25km. Ironically, her biggest challenge was warm conditions. “My boots were rated to minus 100 degrees, which meant that in the heat of the day my feet were being slowly cooked,” she said. “I spent the entire trip skiing on very big blisters.” Jade also suffered minor frost nip on her left cheek and saw fresh female polar bear and cub tracks. She was with her father, Paul Hameister, the 12th Australian to climb the seven summits; Eric Philips OAM and Jon Muir, the first people to ski both the North and South Pole; Director of Photography, Dr Frederique Olivier, and her assistant Heath Jamieson. Their incredible footage will feature in a National Geographic documentary on Jade’s quest, which saw her research climate change and meet climate scientists in Denmark. “As I have the privilege to experience these fragile and beautiful parts of our planet, I feel like it’s my responsibility to learn as much as I can and help raise awareness of the effects of climate change,” Jade says. The epic finale is underway this month when, at 16, Jade hopes to become the youngest person to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted. At Just 12, Jade trekked to Everest Base Camp. In April 2016, she became the youngest person to ski to the North Pole from outside the Last Degree and was Australian Geographic Society Young Adventurer of the Year.
YEAR 10 XIA WU QI MILITARY CAMP
OUR CHINA CAMPUS YEAR 10 STUDENTS HAD A WEEK OF NEW EXPERIENCES ON MILITARY CAMP AT THE XIA WU QI MILITARY BASE.
or a week they wore the camp military uniform and learned how to assemble for meals and activities, and walk and march as a group. Group tasks fostered cooperation and coordination skills. Some students learned special skills such as first aid.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Vice Principal Liu and Director of Student Welfare Wang, of the Xia Wu Qi Military Base. International Vice Principal Mr Yanni Galanis, Director of Student Welfare Mr Mark Andrews, and Deputy Director of Student Welfare Ad Xu represented Haileybury. International Principal Rob Erwin and Mark Andrews presided over the closing ceremony. The obvious teamwork and discipline that students developed in just five days was pleasing to see. Proceedings concluded with an enthusiastic rendition of the Military Camp song.
SENIOR SCHOOL STUDENTS WALKED THE KOKODA TRACK IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND RETURNED WITH A NEW APPRECIATION OF LIFE.
ver eight days, 16 students and their chaperones learned about the immense contribution our World War II soldiers made. The physically and mentally challenging 96km-journey was life changing. “There has been one crucial reason why we have all made it this far down the track. It is our fellow brothers, our porters. They have been the backbone of our group... much like 75 years ago. “From our brothers, we are able to learn so many traits and qualities which will help us become better people. Seventy-five years ago, and today, while struggling to complete the Kokoda Trek, seeing the smiles on their faces as you look up to see how far left you have, gives you the will to go on.” DAMIAN DI MARTINO (YEAR 12)
“In addition to this tremendous feat, we spent the next six days giving back to the villages where our porters live, on the Northern Beaches where we participated in community projects and volunteer work. The memories we have made and skills we acquired, I’m sure, will hold us in good stead for the remainder of our schooling, and in personal life.” RUBY CROWLE (YEAR 11)
“A welcome to a Papua New Guinean village is unlike any other. Amazing outfits, rhythmic dancing and harmonic singing were the main attractions of the colourful welcome ceremonies, in which we were presented floral necklaces and were greeted with the utmost hospitality. It was a true insight into the amazing traditional life that still exists in PNG.
Our porters have been the backbone of our group... much like 75 years ago
“Much of the time was spent on our community projects, constructing and painting tables for the village’s School and hosting an activities day for the local children.” CALLUM BRYAN (YEAR 11)
I started at Haileybury ... in Year 10 at the Keysborough campus.
I started at Haileybury... in 2012 in Year 7 at Castlefield.
What subjects have you been studying this year? Australian and Global Politics, English, Literature, Legal Studies and Maths.
Approach decisions with confidence, but also it is important to appreciate the thoughts and views of others.
What subjects have you been studying this year? Maths Methods, Chemistry, French and English (having completed Latin and History Revolutions in Year 11).
What is your favourite subject and why? Australian and Global Politics – it’s exciting to learn things that are relevant and then be able to connect what you learn in class with real-life events that you see in the news.
What is your favourite subject and why? English, Latin or French. I have always loved English because I love reading, and it offers a glimpse into history and the wider world. It’s hard to choose, because all these subjects are connected.
Do you have any advice for future School Captains? Be yourself and don’t compare your style to others. Logistically, management is key, because things can tend to sneak up on you. Always try and get things done as soon as you can.
Do you have any advice for future School Captains? Take a deep breath and embrace everything that the year presents to you. Approach decisions with confidence, but also it is important to appreciate the thoughts and views of others.
What is your favourite Haileybury memory? I loved playing netball for the Hearts, Inter-House Dodgeball was iconic, and... all the new opportunities I have had such as playing softball and debating. Above all... being surrounded by my favourite people all day.
What is your favourite Haileybury memory? Taking part in musical ensembles from my first week at School to my last. A special moment was being able to play cello on stage at Haileybury in Concert... with my younger brother and sister and great friends.
In 10 years I will be... hopefully, working as a teacher. I hope I will have travelled, and done some exciting things with my life, like ticking a few items off the bucket list.
In 10 years I will be... I’m not entirely sure, but I can only hope that I can help others along the way. Hopefully I’ll be a bit wiser and in a position to continue contributing to my community and society.
Be yourself and don’t compare your style to others.
Celebrating 20 Years of ELC Education IN 1997, HAILEYBURY’S THEN PRINCIPAL MICHAEL AIKMAN INTRODUCED EARLY LEARNING CENTRES (ELCS) AT BRIGHTON, KEYSBOROUGH AND BERWICK CAMPUSES. INITIALLY BOYS ONLY, THEY INCLUDED GIRLS FROM 2000.
ur first ELCs provided Reception, Pre-Prep and Prep classes. A wide range of activities created an enthusiasm for learning and increased enrolments from a young age.
Castlefield’s first ELC group had 16 Prep boys, including Hawthorn footballer Jack Gunston (OH 2009), 15 in Pre-Prep and 16 in Reception. Teacher Ms Joy Henderson recalls that the facilities were well-equipped but had nothing like today’s technology, space, staffing and children’s folios.
OUR FIRST KINDERGARTEN Haileybury’s first kindergarten opened in 1942 for children whose mothers joined the World War II workforce while many of their husbands served overseas. Then Principal Sholto Black established the Castlefield facility with modern equipment and some volunteer help. Former student and teacher Morris Brown (OH ’56) remembers walking there and back with Bill Long (OH ’56) on their own. Pupils wore a cap, tie, shorts and jumper or suit jacket.
THE POST-WAR YEARS The kindergarten, which moved into a new four-classroom fibrolite building in 1944, cost five pounds five shillings a term in 1946. It closed in 1947, reopening in 1973 under the Sub-Primary umbrella. In 1975, Principal Michael Aikman appointed Rosemary Berry to run the kindergarten autonomously. It was poorly equipped, with over-sized heavy metal chairs and tables, and only a couple of teepees and tanbark outside.
IMPROVED FACILITIES With access to the School’s specialist PE, Art, Music and Library staff, facilities gradually improved and after care was expanded to include before school care. Three-year-olds were welcomed and a program ran for children old enough but not quite ready for Prep. Pre-ELC, many parents used our kindergarten as a ‘starter’ before moving to other schools. Director of Early Learning Ms D’Lene Johnson says children now tend to stay at Haileybury for their entire schooling.
STATE-OF-THE-ART LEARNING Our ELCs now care for and educate 300 girls and boys in state-of-the art facilities with qualified teachers who nurture each child individually. “This fits with our belief that every child matters every day,” D’Lene says. Each ELC is beautiful in design, environment and presentation, with Reception (threeyear-old) and Pre-Prep (four-year-old) classes. “All four ELCs have achieved the highest rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard, D’Lene says. “They lay the foundations for learning with a full-day, play-based educational experience.” Haileyburian 23
OHA NEWS OHA CONTACTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Russell Davidson (OH ’86) russell.davidson@haileybury. vic.edu.au +61 3 9904 6140
Events & Administration Coordinator:
Catherine McVean catherine.mcvean@haileybury. vic.edu.au +61 3 9904 6141
Tatiana Devendranath (OH 2012)
HIST Alumni Coordinator:
Oliver Wang (OH 2016)
OHA SENIOR EXECUTIVE President: Cameron Van Den Dungen (OH ’98) Senior Vice President: Tim Jacob (OH 2005) Junior Vice President: James Kemper (OH 2012) Treasurer: Ian Clydesdale (OH ’77) Business Relations: Gines Satchithandam (OH 2005) Chapter Relations: Laura Rabinovich (OH 2012) Clubs: Andrew Bonwick (OH ’88), Andrew Hicks (OH ’80), Bernie Ladds (OH ’81) Communication: Brad Hyde (OH ’82) Grants/Scholarships: Claire Brown (OH 2013) YLAG: Lawson Thomas (OH 2013)
IF 2016 WAS THE YEAR OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND FUTURE-PROOFING FOR THE OLD HAILEYBURIANS ASSOCIATION (OHA), THEN 2017 COULD WELL BE DESCRIBED AS THE YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION AND TRANSITION.
hen I joined the Old Haileyburians Senior Executive as President in 2015, I was lucky enough to inherit an association with a clear strategic plan and an exceptionally high calibre of Senior Executive members. This allowed us to immediately move into a phase of delivering on the key objectives that were set by Luke Bould (OH ‘91) and Marcus Powe (OH ‘73), the Presidents that preceded my term. Over the course of the past two years, we have built the foundations of an alumni association that will be able to meet the challenges of the future. This is particularly true of the Old Haileyburians app that we launched this year. Our clubs have also been a major focus for the OHA Senior Executive, and will continue to be an integral part of our plans into 2018. The success we have witnessed in all our affiliated clubs over the past 12 months has been something that has given us a great deal of joy. At the beginning of this note I mentioned that 2017 was a year of transition – this is directly attributed to the significant changes we have experienced at a Senior Executive level, something that is common among volunteer Boards. We’ve had several members move overseas, some have changed vocation giving them less flexibility to volunteer their time, and one has been drafted onto the School Council of Haileybury, something that we are immensely proud of as a Senior Executive. A changing landscape can provide a level of uncertainty and instability in any organisation or association; however, in this instance we have been fortunate enough to replenish our Board with some exceptional talent.
OLD HAILEYBURIANS ASSOCIATION
Recently, our new Senior Executive met to discuss a strategic plan to take the OHA through the next three years, a plan that we will duly communicate to you as it is finalised and ratified by all key stakeholders. Finally, I wish to acknowledge the outstanding work of our administration: Russell Davidson, Catherine McVean, Tatiana Devendranath and more recently Oliver Wang. The OHA is arguably the most progressive, and active, alumni network in Australia and it is all because of the hard work of these amazing people. Please have a very safe and prosperous Christmas and New Year period and we look forward to connecting with you in 2018. CAMERON VAN DEN DUNGEN (OH ‘98)
OHA APP The OHA has recently launched an innovative application, suitable for both Apple and Android devices. The app, a first for major alumni organisations in this country allows users to: – book into any OHA event – remain up to date with all the OHA’s latest news – be updated on information relating to OHA Clubs – connect with the OHA social media pages – use their phone as a digital membership card – make a secure donation to the Haileybury Foundation.
HAILEYBURY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL TIANJIN (HIST) ALUMNI THE OHA IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN PRESENT AT BOTH THE 2016 AND 2017 HIST GRADUATIONS.
t both of these events graduates were welcomed into the OHA network and provided with an understanding of the benefits and opportunities of being an engaged member of the OHA. We are very pleased that during the course of this year, OLIVER WANG (OH 2016) was appointed to the OHA staff on a part-time basis, working as our HIST Alumni Coordinator. Oliver will be aiming to drive engagement with our ever-growing number of HIST graduates arriving in Australia.
we have done to engage our 2016 cohort. Each of our Melbourne-based graduates have been provided with a mentor as well as being included in a Welcome event, Networking event, YOHA activities and a visit to an Australian Rules Football match. Our Sydneybased graduates attended a Sydney networking event during October. The OHA has established a We Chat account to communicate regularly with HIST graduates and will be shortly conducting a Business Etiquette and Networking Program.
While the 2017 graduating class is yet to arrive on Australian shores, we are proud of the work
DIGITAL CONTENT SERIES Twenty prominent Old Haileyburians have now been profiled in our Stay Connected series. Have you seen them all? Visit on www.oha.org.au to view.
In 1994, he was appointed head of the Victoria Police Media Unit. Later he worked in public affairs for Deakin University and the Royal District Nursing Service. John also made several video biographies. He is survived by his wife Dallas, daughters Jess and Jacqui and granddaughters Layla and Maya. ROBERT JOHNSTON (OH ‘63) had a distinguished academic career at Haileybury and received many awards, such as Prizes for Form VI Mathematics and History. Robert was Captain of Cock House, Castlefield; Captain of Academics, Castlefield; Captain of Shooting, Castlefield and Swimming Captain, Castlefield. Robert passed away in New Zealand. KRISTINA BOWRING, wife of OHAFC Past President and Life Member Peter Bowring (OH ‘61), passed away peacefully after a long illness. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Peter and daughter Jess (OH 2011). BISHOP ROBERT BUTTERSS (OH ‘48) attended Haileybury as a student from 1936–1948, and was School Captain in 1948. He served on the Haileybury School Council from 1986–1993, and was Vice Chairman from 1989–1993. He served the Anglican Church with distinction in a number of roles and was the Bishop (Eastern Region) of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne from 1985–1993. Robert was a quiet man of strong principles.
NEW ADDITIONS Congratulations NIGEL GOHL (OH ‘93) and wife Emma on the birth of Grace Louise on 10 July, weighing 6lbs 13oz (3kgs). Congratulations STEVEN KHAMTANH (OH 2002) and wife Jess on the birth of Harvey on 19 August. Congratulations CAM MALLETT (OH 2003) and wife Megan on the birth of Kate Margaret-May on 23 August.
JOHN BARNARD (OH ‘48) was articled at Mullett Langford and admitted to the Vic Bar in February 1956. He became a QC in 1973. He lived most of his life at his farm on Phillip Island, ‘Pleasant Point’. He was a boarder at Haileybury.
Congratulations JASON NOWAKOWSKI (OH 2005) and wife Sheena on the birth of Ethan Jay on 28 August.
FATHER ALAN WELCHMAN (OH ‘70) passed
away on 3 September.
Congratulations to SAM CAVNOUDIAS (OH 2004) and wife Kat who have welcomed a son, Theon ‘Teddy’.
JOHN ALLIN (OH ‘68), journalist and public relations practitioner, died on 19 August after an eight-week illness. He was 67. John worked at The Age for 25 years after beginning a cadetship in 1969. He worked in the Sydney bureau, on the subs’ desk, as chief police reporter and as founding editor of the lifestyle section, Melbourne Living. He was editor of the Warrnambool Standard for two years from 1988, when the paper was in the Syme stable. He worked for a year in Rhodesia on leave of absence from The Age.
OHA EVENTS BOUTIQUE INDUSTRY EVENTS During the course of the year, the OHA has conducted four Boutique Industry luncheons, featuring prominent Old Haileyburians. The luncheons provide an exclusive opportunity for Haileybury community members to network with those studying or working in similar industries, while also having the unique opportunity to meet and listen to a prominent member of our community. Each luncheon was capped at 15 attendees and included 90 minutes of networking, Q&A and a light lunch at Haileybury City. Four more events will be conducted in 2018. Guest speakers this year were: ANDREW BAXTER (OH ’85) Chairman Publicis Communications IAN HERMAN (OH ’83) Chief Operating Officer Grant Thornton HON JUSTICE LEX LASRY (OH ’66): Supreme Court Judge SIMON TERRY (OH ’85) Director Change Agents Worldwide.
OHA CYCLING EVENT The second annual OHA Cycling event was held in the picturesque Yarra Valley in March. A sizeable turnout of Haileybury community members participated in the 50km or 75km rides. Riders enjoyed culinary delights and freshly brewed coffee along the route in between tackling the undulating sealed and safe roads of the wine district. Following the ride, participants were treated to a wonderful lunch at the RACV Club, Healesville. Our thanks to Corporate Cycling for their assistance with the event, which included bike checks, on-course maintenance, road closures and snacks along the route. In 2018 the event will be held on Friday, 2 March, on the Mornington Peninsula.
OHA NETWORKING EVENT We were delighted to have DAVID PRIOR (OH ’87) as guest speaker at the Networking event held earlier this year. David is the former owner of organic yoghurt brand, five am and the current owner of the Bladnoch Distillery based in Scotland. David provided a wonderful insight into the trials and tribulations of running a business and his observations into the challenges of setting up businesses offshore.
OHA GOLF DAY
Over 70 players teed up for the annual HattamMetherall Trophy on the AFL Grand Final Public Holiday. The event was held at Sandhurst and was won by Old Haileyburian, Peter Hamilton (OH ’82). Finishing in a close second was Haileybury staff member, Justin Main.
SYDNEY NETWORKING EVENT The Greenwood Hotel in North Sydney was the venue for the Sydney Networking Event held in mid-October. We always have a wonderful group gather in Sydney and 2017 was no exception for this annual event. A highlight this year was welcoming six of our graduates from HIST, who are all studying in Sydney. They all received a very warm welcome from their fellow Old Haileyburians residing in Sydney and made some valuable connections, as did everyone who attended. A particular thank you to DAVID TAYLOR (OH ’82) who assists with the coordination of our Sydney events.
Event Dates HEART TO HEART What an amazing success! Heart to Heart 2017 eclipsed all records with the event being sold out in less than two weeks. Mon Bijou was the venue for this outstanding event that celebrates the women of Haileybury. We were so pleased that ladies from all campuses were able to attend, including Old Haileyburians, past and current parents, staff and the 2017 leadership group from Haileybury Girls College. The 2018 venue will be The Deck at Circa (St Kilda). We can assure you that it will be an equally spectacular night. The date is Friday 27 April. Don’t miss it.
The venue for 2017 was popular nightspot Bond. Over 260 graduates from 2012–2016 packed into Bond for a wonderful night of entertainment. Guests were treated to a spectacular light show, a chocolate fountain, glow in the dark face painting and a wonderful range of food and drink. YOHA is always a great night for our youngest alumni to let their hair down and catch up with those that they have not seen in their early university days.
Class of 1978 40-Year Reunion
The Deck, Brighton
FRIDAY, 23 FEB
Class of 1973 45-Year Reunion
Half Moon, Brighton
FRIDAY, 2 MAR
OHA Cycling event
MONDAY, 5 MAR (TBC)
Welcome to HIST
FRIDAY, 23 MAR
OHA Celebrating Generations Breakfast
FRIDAY, 23 MAR
50 year Cricket Premiership Reunion
SUNDAY, 25 MAR
Ken Phillips Day
FRIDAY, 27 APR
Heart to Heart Cocktail Evening
The Deck at Circa, St Kilda
THURSDAY, 3 MAY
Haileybury ‘OHA’ Networking Night
Duke of Wellington, Melbourne (TBC)
FRIDAY, 25 MAY
Class of 1988 30-Year Reunion
SUNDAY, 27 MAY
Mornington Peninsula Member Event
FRIDAY, 8 JUN
OHA Celebrating Generations Breakfast
FRIDAY, 8 JUN
Class of 2008 10-Year Reunion
FRIDAY, 15 JUN
Class of 1998 20-Year Reunion
Boutique Industry Luncheon
THURSDAY, 26 JUL
Business Leaders Networking Event
FRIDAY, 3 AUG
OHA Celebrating Generations Breakfast
FRIDAY, 10 AUG
Baroq House, Melbourne
THURSDAY, 16 AUG
Former OHA President’s Dinner
Half Moon, Brighton
Boutique Industry Luncheon
THURSDAY, 6 SEPT
Young Professionals Networking Night
FRIDAY, 28 SEPT
OHA Golf Day
THURSDAY, 11 OCT
Sydney Member Event
SATURDAY, 13 OCT
Perth Member Event
SUNDAY, 14 OCT
Adelaide Member Event
FRIDAY, 26 OCT
Class of 1968 50-year Reunion
FRIDAY, 26 OCT
Brian ‘Weary’ Clark Club Luncheon
Sandringham Yacht Club
FRIDAY, 16 NOV
Class of 2013 Five-Year Reunion
Riva St Kilda
FRIDAY, 16 NOV
Class of 1993 25-Year Reunion
Riva St Kilda
FRIDAY, 23 NOV
Class of 1983 35-Year Reunion
FRIDAY, 30 NOV
OHA Celebrating Generations Breakfast
During 2017, the OHA was pleased to welcome alumni back from the following year groups: 2012, 2007, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972 and 1967. Reunions are held in a variety of locations around Melbourne and we were delighted to be able to make use of Haileybury City for three events this year. Reunion dates for 2018 are listed in the event calendar.
FRIDAY, 2 FEB
The Old Haileybury Football Club completed a stunning season by winning the VAFA C Grade Premiership against Caulfield Grammarians by 48 points. In total, 20 of the 22 players that played in the grand final were Old Haileyburians. Congratulations to Captain JAMES PAUL (OH 2010), COREY RICH (OH 2015), NICK GOODA (OH 2009), COREY CONNELLY (OH 2015), SCOTT ELLIS (OH 2004), NATHAN WAITE (OH 2004), JON NICOLOPOULOS (OH 2008), BEN WHITE (OH 2009), JACK MUNRO (OH 2014), ED LIMON (OH 2008), ALEX WOLTERING (OH 2012), LACHLAN TREVERTON (OH 2012), JACKSON ARTHUR, AARON TOY (OH 2013), PETER SHAKALLIS (OH 2009), JARROD PLYMIN (OH 2005), NICHOLAS GARRATT, JORDAN TOY (OH 2010), TIM WITHEROW (OH 2012), JORDAN DONNELLY (OH 2010), BRODIE STEELE (OH 2014) and SHANE VALENTI (OH 2004). Congratulations are also extended to Coach DANIEL WARD for the outstanding contribution he made in 2017.
The Old Haileybury Netball Club is thrilled to be back for the summer season, with two women’s teams and two mixed teams currently playing. We have the teams split across two centres, Springers Leisure Centre and GESAC, which we found could better accommodate past students who would like to get into the sport.
The Under 19 teams also deserve hearty congratulations for their excellent season. Under the guidance of Premiership Coach MICHAEL CONSTABLE (OH ’84), the young Bloods made it through to their second successive grand final. Unfortunately, our boys were a fraction off the pace and beaten by an excellent Old Ivanhoe team. They held their heads high, however, and will look to come back stronger than ever next season with an expected strong influx of players from the highly successful School system. It was an excellent season for our inaugural Women’s Football team. Under the guidance of former Richmond coach and St Kilda player, Danny Frawley. The team had a wonderful season, making the finals. It was only in the final few minutes that the opposition got on top and defeated the Hearts by less than a goal. One of the highlights of the season was the selection of MIETTA MCDONALD (OH 2010) in the VAFA Representative team. Over 35 girls represented Old Haileybury during the course of the season. A high percentage of these girls were alumnae of Haileybury and were brilliantly led by Captain CHELSEA FRAWLEY (OH 2010).
During the off season, the club will be looking to recruit heavily as it returns to the Premier B section with lofty ambitions. Daniel Ward remains Senior Coach in 2018 and is looking forward to a great year. Playing enquiries for both the men’s and women’s teams should be directed to President MARK SECCULL (OH ’86) at ms@Multichoicefinance.com.au.
Both sides at Springers are in the middle of their seasons, with both teams showing excellent improvement on the court. We hope they can grow from that and find themselves towards the top of the ladder by the end of the season. The GESAC teams are both heading into finals and as they have had a strong season they will both end up in the top four of their divisions. We wish them the best of luck and hope they can come away with a win! I would like to particularly thank KATHRYN QUINN (OH 2013), BELINDA POLSON (OH 2016) and BETH WILSON (OH 2016) who have contributed greatly to the club in helping it to grow and for the week-to-week organisation of each team. As always, we are keen to hear from anyone who would like to play regularly or anyone who is just interested in filling in for a current team. Please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. SOPHIE LEGGOS (OH 2008)
OHA AEROBICS 2017 has been another memorable year for the OHA Aerobics Club. After a brief break over summer the team was back into training with two new members. Now a team of five, the OHA Aerobics Club has worked extremely hard to create a great and highly competitive routine. On Tuesday, 2 May, the OHA Aerobics Club performed in the Haileybury Aerobics and Dance Display Night, which was a great opportunity to showcase our sport to future OHA members, and also to observe the amazing talent within the School. This year, our goal was to compete at the School Aerobics National Championships on the Gold Coast in August, and we worked diligently to achieve this goal. Not only did we achieve this goal and compete but we also went on to win our section. We were able to do this with the support of our younger Haileybury members there, which was very special. Overall, the girls are all happy with the 2017 competition season and are excited for what lies ahead next year. SARAH FRY (OH 2014)
OHA CLIMBING Climbing is one of the world’s fastest growing sports – coming to the Olympics in 2020! Members train regularly at Bayside Rock in Carrum Downs, in both bouldering and sport climbing disciplines. Bouldering is a more technical, social variant of climbing involving padded mats, no ropes and low heights. Climbing is not only the best way to keep fit and grow functionally strong; it’s your key to the outdoors. Outdoor climbing is an adventure like no other – OHA Climbing aims to run trips annually, so if you need an excuse to explore the world, come and see why rock climbing is becoming so popular so fast. Contact ANDREW CHEN (OH 2015) on 0432 477 998 or andrew.chen@ haileybury.vic.edu.au for further information. ANDREW CHEN
OHA HIP HOP OHA Hip Hop has seen an extremely successful season this year with amazing achievements, receiving 1st place at both School Aerobics heats and finals competitions. This could not have been possible without our dedication and teamwork. The high level of competition seen at the national competition in Queensland inspired our Imperial Dance Crew to create a routine for the up-coming international competition next April in Florida.
OHA THOROUGHBRED CLUB The OHA Thoroughbred Club aims to engage Haileybury community members through affordable horse ownership in syndicates managed by the Old Haileyburians Association. Members of the Thoroughbred Club enjoy days out at the city or country races when their horse competes. All horses racing in the syndicate race in the Haileybury colours of magenta and black. Our most recent purchase, Barney Allen, has now had eight starts at the races, including three at the prestigious Caulfield Racecourse. He is a three-year-old gelding trained by Alisa Hinch and owned by 20 members of the Haileybury community. We are looking forward to having a lot of fun with Barney. Anyone interested in joining current syndicates or wishing to be involved in one in the future should contact RUSSELL DAVIDSON (OH ’86) at email@example.com.
Never has a Haileybury Dance team competed internationally; therefore, Imperial is excited to travel and represent the School to the best of our ability. Our routine is progressing well, as all members are adamant to produce the best show yet. To help us with our travelling expenses, Imperial has hosted two sausage sizzle fundraising events at Bunnings and Tasman Meats. This was such a fun and memorable way to raise money for our competition while team bonding! These two events saw such success as family and friends showed their support as well as members of the community. OHA Hip Hop will host more fundraising events leading up to the competition, including a movie night and a trivia night for all Haileybury families to attend. Thank you to all the Old Haileyburians, MARICA MIAO (OH 2014), HAVVA PEHLIVANOGLU (OH 2013), EMILY WARD (OH 2014), AMY REID (OH 2013), PAULA WANG (OH 2015), MIA INGRAM (OH 2015), ELISE NASH (OH 2014), AMBER FYFE(OH 2010) who have been such assets to the team, and to our talented Coach Melissa Kriv for creating our amazing routines.
OHA CRICKET Another year and yet again another much-anticipated summer of cricket! We speak of yet another season for the OHA Cricket Club in the MCC Club XI Competition in Division Two. Buoyed by a brilliant start to our 2015–16 premiership reign, the Bloods finished in a lowly sixth place to miss out on a finals appearance. However, a new season brings new hopes, different challenges and an even sunnier disposition. Forget the brilliance and bravado; we guarantee you some above-average cricket skill, plenty of laughs and, yes, we do have a chant – ‘Cricket’s the winner’ – a favourite of Club Captain VINAY LAKSHMAN (OH 2012) stationed at mid-off, right in your ear as you bowl the sixth legal and final delivery of your 15-ball over. Club larrikin and cricket tragic DENNIS FREEDMAN (OH 1993) will also be on hand to remind you that you were cleanbowled by a full and straight one middle stump as you’re telling the rest of the team that ball is “doing a bit” and that it was “unplayable”. Worry not, committee members DILEEP YOGASINGHAM (OH 2012), SUDIP MITRA (OH 2012), SUDISH PERERA (OH 2011) and President ISANGA NAINHABO (OH 2010) will provide a sympathetic ear and words of encouragement for the next outing. All this against the backdrop of some of the finest grounds the APS has to offer.
The OHA Water Polo team had a tremendously successful 2016-17 season. Under JAMES WALSH’S (OH 2004) leadership, our team quickly grew and saw the Bloods dominating the water for the winter competition. In an incredible final match, we were forced into overtime against a strong Ringwood side and sadly, the win went to Ringwood in the end. Some of our outstanding players are NICK BROADHEAD (OH 2007), NICK JOHNSON (OH 2012) and JAKE MARCHANT. The new spring competition has seen the return of star goalie BEN TRAEGER-HAIG (OH 2012) and MYLES BROWN (OH 2011) who have both made an immediate impact in the pool. While the Bloods often play against sides featuring more experienced players, and larger teams, we are holding our own and giving fierce competition to all comers. Haileyburian 29
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OHA AWARDS OHA OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNI AWARDS THE OHA OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNI AWARDS WERE PRESENTED FOR THE FIFTH TIME IN AUGUST THIS YEAR. The awards are divided into four categories: Business, Arts, Community and Sport and are presented to young members of the Old Haileyburians Association who have achieved significantly in their field. The winners of the 2017 awards were as follows:
BUSINESS NICOLETTE KORDOS (OH 2010) Since graduating from Haileybury, Nicolette has not only completed and graduated in a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws at Monash University but also simultaneously managed to establish and run her own activewear business, Nicky Kay, which has become known worldwide in a small amount of time. Nicky Kay has been incredibly successful only through hard work, professionalism and the dedication of family and friends.
for students to learn aerobics at school. Aerobase was recognised for its innovative approach as the winner of the 2016 VicHealth Awards for Building Health Through Sports. The Aerobase program continues to attract new schools and students with a particular focus on the inclusion of children and adolescents with disabilities throughout Victoria.
ARTS BEN BURGESS (OH 2012)
SPORT KARL AMON (OH 2013)
Ben is a multidisciplinary artist. He is an artist, photographer, author and actor. His artwork has been showcased at the NGV, and he has staged photographic solo exhibitions as well as published photography books and written his first novel, Your Life Story. The end of the year sees Ben graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT, releasing his third publication and the opportunity to assist artists in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Karl was drafted by the Port Adelaide Football Club in 2013. He debuted in 2015 and has since played 36 games and kicked 20 goals. Karl did not play football until he was 10 years of age. He spent two years unable to walk due to being diagnosed with Perthes’ disease, which affects the growth of the femur bone. Karl played in Port Adelaide’s elimination final against the West Coast Eagles.
COMMUNITY KENJI FUJIHARA (OH 2013)
SPORT COURTNEY CLARKSON (OH 2009)
During 2015 and 2016, Kenji, along with the Department of Innovation & Inclusion at Gymnastics Victoria, developed a web-based exercise series that aims to create an accessible, engaging and innovative way
Courtney is the first-ever Haileyburian to play in the AFL Women’s League (AFLW). She was recruited from VFL Women’s team Cranbourne to the Western Bulldogs and made her debut in round 2 against the Adelaide Crows. Courtney combines her football career with her job as a constable with Victoria Police.
OHA MEDAL DR DAVID SCRIMGEOUR AM (OH ’67) WAS THE NINTH RECIPIENT OF THE OHA MEDAL, PRESENTED EARLIER THIS YEAR.
he Old Haileyburians Association Medal is awarded annually to an Old Haileyburian in recognition and appreciation of exceptional achievement to the community beyond expectation in their field of endeavour.
Dr Scrimgeour has worked in Aboriginal health as a general practitioner and public health practitioner for most of the last 30 years. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1974 and has a postgraduate degree in public health from Harvard University. He has a longstanding interest in the health of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, but has also worked in international health in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. He has worked with Aboriginal people in various parts of Australia, particularly in remote areas, but also in regional and urban areas.
He first worked with Congress, the Aboriginal medical service in Alice Springs in 1977, and then with the Pitantjatara, Ngaanyatjarra and Yankutjatjarra people in the north-west of SA and adjoining area of WA, with the Strelley mob in the Pilbara region of WA, the Pintupi people at Kintore and Kiwirrkura, and the Jigalong mob in WA, and then at Yalata as Medical Director for Tullawon Health Service until joining AHCSA in late 2007. He has worked as Research Fellow with the Menzies School of Health Research in the NT and is currently a part-time Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Adelaide. In a number of communities, as the first medical practitioner working with a new health organisation, he was closely involved with health service development for these communities. In 2009 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his work in improving health service delivery for Aboriginal communities. His current work, as Public Health Medical Officer with the Aboriginal Health Council of SA, includes providing public health advice and support to Aboriginal health organisations in South Australia. He has an interest in general health policy and in systems for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
JARROD MCLAUCHLAN (OH 2002) has a new role at Davidson Consulting as General Manager (Victoria) – Executive and Boards.
We congratulate DR GREGORY CHAWYNSKI
(OH ‘92) on his recent appointment at Massey University in New Zealand as Senior Lecturer in Construction Management. Greg has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and brings a practical edge to the construction undergraduate and post graduate courses offered by the university. He is keen to foster networking of Old Haileyburians in New Zealand and proposes an annual mid-year luncheon commencing in 2018 for past students now based in Auckland. For those interested, he would like to hear from you. Greg can be contacted at G.Chawynski@ massey.ac.nz or https://www.linkedin.com/in/ dr-gregory-chawynski-095b2246/. LLOYD STONE (OH 2000) is now EMEA HR Business Partner at Bloomberg LP. MARK SILBERER (OH 2003) is now Corporate Counsel at Amazon, based in Seattle. MYRON POOBALASINGAM (OH 2004) is now a Development Manager at Lend Lease. ALEX CAMPBELL (OH 2004) is now a Licensed
Estate Agent at Hodges Mentone. ELISE NASH (OH 2014) is now a Junior Publicist at Shebang PR.
Congratulations JORDAN WILLIAMSZ (OH 2010) on his selection in the Australian Athletics team for the 2017 World Championships held in London in August. Jordan competed in the 1500m. Congratulations MATT SANDERSON (OH 2008) and CHANTELLE GREGAN-GULLY (OH 2009) on their recent engagement. Following “a life changing experience” at Oxford University, GILES GUNESEKERA (OH ‘91) was inspired to put his learnings to good use and create Global Impact Initiative (GII), a program that brings much needed capital from the corporate sector into the non-profit space – a “beautiful intersection” of his worlds.
Congratulations DYLAN SMITH (OH 2000) and his charity, the Fremantle Foundation, on recently winning the Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce’s Fremantle Business Awards 2017. Dylan was also awarded the Most Outstanding Personal Achievement Award.
DR PAT ALDONS (OH ‘64) was recently honored with a Life Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Pat who left School in 1965 is Senior Visiting Consultant Physician with the Heart-Lung Unit at The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane. At Haileybury he was a School Prefect, Captain of Berthon House, Captain of the 1st XI Hockey team (APS Premiers 1965), member of the 1st XI Cricket team (1965) and was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study Medicine at Monash University. ADELE WICKENDEN (OH 2011) is now ICT Project Manager at the Department of Defence.
Congratulations to artist KEITH BURT (OH ‘86) on being named a finalist in the Archibald Prize for 2017. “As a lover of portraits, I’m always searching for the moment when a painting says more than the artist intended. I have painted my partner Tarragh many times but this picture captures a connection I could never put into words. With a defiantly shaved head, Tarragh is at once glamorous, strong and void of affectation – in other words ‘bare’,” says Burt. Born in Sydney in 1969 and raised in Melbourne, Keith lives and works in Brisbane. After a career in animation and freelance illustration, he has been painting full time since 2011, and has had regular solo shows featuring landscape paintings, still life and portraiture. This is his first time in the Archibald Prize. Congratulations to VERE LONGMORE (OH 2011) on winning the Wai Shuen Kang Award for the ‘Most outstanding student who contributes to the spirit, learning and career advancement of students in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University’.
Congratulations JACK SCRIMSHAW (OH 2016) on making his AFL debut for the Gold Coast Suns against Western Bulldogs.
Congratulations to ANDREW BAXTER (OH ’85) on being recognised for his significant contribution to the Marketing industry. The Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) awards were recently distributed and among the accolades, Andrew was awarded the Sir Charles McGrath award recognising his contribution to the industry. Congratulations PROFESSOR PETER MCDOUGALL (OH ‘67) on having been presented with the HiMMS Elsevier (Healthcare Information and Management) CMO (Chief Medical Officer) of the Year Award 2017. CLINTON WATERS (OH ‘95) and his company, Axton Finance are pleased to announce that they have won a Connective Excellence Award for their innovative use of their Mercury platform that drives faster loan approvals and better client experiences.
Congratulations JOHN NICOLOPOULOS (OH 2008) and Laura on their recent wedding.
VAUGHAN MILLS (OH ‘86) has joined legal firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth where he will lead the Papua New Guinea (PNG) team. Vaughan is a leading PNG resources sector specialist and has joined Corrs from Allens where he developed and led the firm’s PNG practice for nearly 20 years. Vaughan Mills has been advising on energy and resources projects in Australia and PNG for more than 23 years, including while based in Port Moresby for almost a decade.
ANDREW HAWS (OH 2013) has recently captained Australia in an Electronic Sports World Cup Qualifier (Overwatch) in Sydney.