July 2, 2024

Hale School staff are passionate about connecting with our vibrant community across regional Western Australia. In an ongoing effort to strengthen these ties, our dedicated Hale@Home coordinators, Heath McCabe and Hayley Anderson, hit the road in Term 2 to catch up with some of our future boarders.

The dynamic duo travelled to Southern Brook, Lake Grace, Katanning, and down to the Stirling Ranges, where they had the pleasure of catching up with the boys, their families, and even their furry friends. Although this was the first time many of the boys met Hayley and Heath in person, they were no strangers, having already connected online through the Hale@Home program.

Term 2 ended with a warm welcome for the Hale@Home boys at our Wembley Downs campus. Their first stay in Brine House during the Hale@Home camp provided a glimpse into life as a boarder at Hale. The boys immersed themselves in the campus experience, they watched some sport, had a stone-skipping competition at the Hale lake and ate a lot of delicious food.

Looking ahead, Sue-Ellen Armes, Hale School Head of Admissions, and key members of the senior boarding staff will be making their way to many corners of regional Western Australia in the second half of the year.

“I can’t wait to attend the upcoming field days throughout regional WA and visit some of our international community in South East Asia! I’m very excited to connect with our past, current and prospective families, share stories and learn more about the communities that make Hale, and particularly our boarding houses such special places.” says Mrs Armes.

Visits to Albany, Geraldton, Esperance, Mingenew, Dowerin, Karratha, Newdegate and Busselton are all on the agenda, as well as some exciting international trips to Singapore and Vietnam in September. These visits will focus on connecting with current and prospective Hale School families, alumni, and past parents, having a chat about all things ‘Hale’ and sharing some of our famous Anzac biscuits.

These visits are important for many reasons, but mostly we hope that, regardless of the physical distance from our Wembley Down campus, all past, present and future Hale families, feel connected to our wonderful Hale School community.

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