Success at National Education Awards

At the recent Australian Education Awards 2019, Haileybury’s vision and programs were rewarded with four awards.

This year's awards saw an increase in applications and Haileybury was the only school to win four.

The accolades recognise some of the many people who make Haileybury a great school with exceptional academic outcomes for students driven by brilliant teacher quality.

CEO| Principal Mr Derek Scott was named Australian School Principal of the Year and Mr Jason Fischer Department Head of the Year. The School won Best Professional Learning Program.

Mr Scott was also named School Principal of the Year – Non-government for his determination to make Haileybury a great global school while providing individual attention that ensures every student matters every day.

Haileybury’s mission is to develop high-achieving students who are connected globally, to each other and to the communities in which they live and which they will serve.

Since 2008 under Mr Scott’s leadership, Haileybury has cemented its place as a leading academic, sporting and cultural school delivering an ambitious and visionary education agenda.

Academic success is a key to the broader education outcomes and Haileybury’s national testing and Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking performance see it recognised as one of the leading open entry academic schools in Australia.

The broader education agenda of course encompasses an extraordinary range of growth opportunities for students in sport, the creative and visual arts and travel and culture.  Underpinning this is a commitment to a Social Justice agenda.

Mr Scott says the awards recognise the world-class people who are making this vision a reality.

Among them is Mr Fischer, who as Head of Mathematics ensures that all campuses have a consistent and innovative curriculum, which is achieving extraordinary results.

Under Mr Fischer’s dynamic leadership and collaborative efforts, our Mathematics Department has gone to another level. Results have improved, and student engagement is stronger.

We have also largely overcome the Mathematics gender disparity, with Year 9 NAPLAN results showing Haileybury girls and boys have almost equal results, which are amongst Australia’s very best.

Haileybury’s Professional Learning Programs cover all aspects of brilliant teaching, supporting teachers to enhance personal and professional skills while celebrating their diversity and individuality.

As part of this, the Haileybury Institute offers opportunities for our staff to work with teachers at schools nationally on the School’s acclaimed Explicit Teaching Model.

In a pleasing development, the Institute has worked with Blue Haven Public School on the NSW Central Coast, which won Primary School of the Year—Government, and Primary School Principal of the Year—Government (Paul McDermott). Haileybury congratulates Mr McDermott and his team for their well deserved awards.

This is Haileybury’s second successful year at the Awards. In 2018, we were named Australian School of the Year and Primary School of the Year – Non-government.

Mr Scott could not be prouder of all involved. “This outstanding result reflects the enormous effort that the entire Haileybury community makes to ensure that we offer Australia’s best education opportunities,” he says.