OHA Networking Event - a huge successPosted: Wednesday, 2 April 2014Posted: Wednesday, 2 April 2014Andrew "Billy" Baxter ('85) CEO Australia of Publicis Worldwide was our guest speaker on Thursday 27th March at the OHA's first official networking event of the year.
Over 60 members of the Haileybury community enjoyed an excellent address from Andrew on the significant changes to the world of marketing in the past 5 years. He touched on the reasons for his move from Ogilvy to Publicis Worldwide (formerly owned by Old Haileyburian, Nicholas Davie '74) and the success in some of his campaigns including the AAMI Rhonda advertisements and the Share a Coke bottle campaign.
The event was a very relaxed one with pizza and beer the fare of the night, held at Trunk Bar in Exhibition St, Melbourne.
The next OHA Networking Event will be held on Wednesday 20 August.
OHA Ken Phillips DayPosted: Monday, 31 March 2014Posted: Monday, 31 March 2014On a magnificent autumn afternoon that was perfect for sports of all kinds, the Haileybury community once again embraced the annual Ken Phillips Day with gusto. The day is named after Mr. Ken Phillips, a former staff member at Haileybury from 1976-83, coach of the 1st XV111 from 1980-83 and President of the OHAFC from 1992 - 95.
On this afternoon, five sports were played - Football, Boys Basketball, Netball and Girls and Boys Hockey.
The Haileybury teams came out with a slender advantage at the end of the day winning 3 sports (Football, Boys and Girls Hockey) whilst the OHA prevailed in 2 (Netball and Boys Basketball).
It was fantastic to see such a large crowd in attendance at each of the events and at the presentation ceremony afterwards. Members of the Phillips family presented awards to the winning teams and best players in the football match.
Thanks to the staff for arranging teams and all representatives from the OHAFC that worked the phones to get their teams prepared.
We look forward to 2015.
Australian Defence Force Academy Graduation class 2013Posted: Friday, 14 March 2014Posted: Friday, 14 March 2014Laura Haws (OH 2010) recently received the Chief of Air Force Prize at the 2013 Graduation Parade in Canberra. Families joined the distinguished guest list including the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency the Hon Quentin Bryce AC CVO, the Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP and the Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley AC, DSC, to celebrate this significant milestone.
The trophy is awarded to the most outstanding graduate of the 2013 class (Air Force). Laura is studying Electrical Engineering as part of her defence force training and will remain in Canberra in 2014 to complete her degree. She will receive her first military posting in 2015. Laura was captain of Simpson House and also captained the Haileybury Girls Soccer team to a premiership in 2010.
OHA Equestrian clinicPosted: Thursday, 13 March 2014Posted: Thursday, 13 March 2014Over the weekend of the 15th/16th February 2014, a total of 12 Haileybury Parents and Old Haileyburians made the lengthy voyage across the city to the Australian Equine Behavioural Centre - the most internationally recognised horse training and behaviour modiﬁcation centre in Australia. The centre and its experienced staff did not disappoint: all riders had the opportunity to take part in classes in dressage, showjumping, cross county, poles and active riding.
Not one person came out of these lessons feeling disappointed or confused, as the top quality instructors were clear and direct in their instructions, and very encouraging of any degree of improvement. We were given many useful techniques to work on and discovered ways that we can improve our riding and our way of thinking when it comes to training our beautiful animals. Our riders ranged in experience and we even had some very young horses come along for some valuable lessons - it was a testament to all involved to see the beneﬁts of this training style on each and every pairing.
Personally, I am very pleased I attended this event and look forward to the next one!
Maeve Thompson (2012)
Welcome to the OHA Cocktail eventPosted: Thursday, 6 March 2014Posted: Thursday, 6 March 2014As part of its strategy of connecting with the wider Haileybury network, the OHA was delighted to host over 80 former parents and recent graduates at its Welcome to the OHA Cocktail Party last evening.
The event was a huge success and guests were treated to a range of delicious cocktails, excellent food in a beautifully lit area surrounding the Altera Terra Room at Keysborough.
Guests heard from OHA President, Dr. Marcus Powe ('73), Haileybury Foundation Chairman, Neil Sutcliffe and OHA Executive Director, Russell Davidson ('86).
We look forward to continuing to engage with a vast array of former parents in the future.