Our Difference

Every child finds their place at Newhaven College

Who we are

Newhaven College is the leading independent co-educational school in the Bass Coast region. We offer holistic education for students from Prep to Year 12.

What we do

We inspire young people with knowledge, empathy and curiosity to engage with their world with confidence and a sense of purpose.

Our roots run deep

We’re proud to be in the Bass Coast region. It’s not only where we’re based, it also shapes who we are.

We’re connected to local families, alumni and the wider community.

Our students play community sports. Our teachers are local too.

Our Heritage

Open Spaces
Open Minds

Our exceptional facilities are set on 33 hectares of pristine wetlands.

Students enjoy purpose-built facilities for woodwork, sport, music, art and more. All drenched in natural daylight.

The walk between buildings gives students a chance to refresh before the next lesson.

Our Facilities

Our values guide us every step of the way







Our teaching is grounded in evidence. We have a culture that includes all children and honours their unique learning journey.

We believe learning flows from wellbeing and all children can strive for excellence.

Our four campuses are all on one site

  • Junior School: Prep - Year 4
  • Middle School: Year 5 - Year 8
  • Environmental Centre: Year 9
  • Senior School: Year 10 - 12 (including Year 9)
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Newhaven College is a hub for lively and diverse co-curricular opportunities.

Music and performance is the heartbeat of our school.

Our sports program includes the Surf Academy which makes the most of our natural coastline.

Opportunities include:

  • Sports
  • Drama
  • Visual Arts
  • Surf Academy, MTB Academy, Tennis Academy, Equestrian Team
  • Clubs and Teams
  • Camps and Excursions
  • Music Tuition and Performance
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We nurture the whole child, to build the inner confidence they need to ground them through adult life.

Our House structure gives children daily contact with a tutor and provides a layer of care that extends across the years.

Our approach to Pastoral Care rests on:

  • The vertical House structure
  • Enrichment and support
  • Student Leadership
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling
Our Care


Our students care deeply about environmental issues. They learn about Phillip Island’s natural beauty and share their experiences with others.

We learn from the ecosystems around us and sustainable practices.

Our Commitment

Serving the Bass Coast and South Gippsland for over 40 years

On Tuesday, 5 February 1980, our school opened its doors at Boys Home Road, Newhaven with 51 Year 7 and 8 students.

We began with the ambition of offering a high quality Christian faith education for the families in this region.

We gradually expanded into a full senior school and added the Primary years.

Since 2000 we’ve offered a co-educational school with students from Prep-Year 12.

Year 9 students moved to our current site in 2014, and our whole school was united on one campus in 2018.

Read more about our history

Experience an Open Day at Newhaven College

Join us at our site on Phillip Island Road for a tour of campus, including classrooms, specialist areas and facilities.

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“What matters most is the next step we take together.”

Read the welcome from our Principal, Tony Corr

Principal's Message