Senior School

Senior School at Newhaven College

Actively shaping the future

At Newhaven College, our Senior School hosts students from Year 9 to 12.

These years are important. They're when all the earlier learning experiences and personal growth culminate.

Students get a sense of the role they want to play in the world around them.

Welcome from the Head of Senior School

At Newhaven College, we're committed to creating an environment where each student can reach their highest potential.

We focus on their academic growth as well as their social, sporting, and cultural development. During Senior School years students make decisions that shape their future career paths.

Our aim is for every student to graduate with a clear vision of their future opportunities, whether that's further study or entering the workforce.

Our Senior School provides the chance for all students to work towards their VCE.

This prepares them for further studies at University or TAFE, or to step directly into the workforce.

We also offer the option for students to undertake a school-based apprenticeship or learn a trade.

Student and teachers form strong learning partnerships with shared goals. We tailor the Years 10 to 12 programs to suit the needs of each cohort.

This allows students to meet their unique goals and develop according to their individual skills and aspirations. This personalised approach is key to unlocking the full potential of every student at Newhaven College.

Jason Scott
Vice Principal, Head of the Senior School, Newhaven College

Year 9

Where learning
comes to life

We provide a unique program of subjects and experiences tailored to students aged 14-15. For one year teaching takes on a different attitude, rooted in the real world. Students are based at our purpose-built centre on campus.

Read more about the Year 9 program

Choosing the path that's right for them

Years 10-12 at Newhaven College

We offer students in Years 10-12 broad subject options, matched by engaged careers advice. That means every child gets support as they make key decisions for their future.

Academic options

We prepare students for University or TAFE through VCE. We offer broad subject choices and help each student select what's right for them.

View the Year 10-12 Curriculum

Vocational Options

Training in a trade is available at our Trade Skills Centre. This prepares students for work in building and construction.

Read about the Trade Skills Centre

Personalised career advice

Located in the Senior School, our Careers Centre actively supports every student. We help them find what they love doing and think about how they can turn their interests into a career.

Our Careers Centre

Leading the College

As students become adolescents they develop more defined identities.

We embrace wellbeing, respectful relationships and inclusivity in the Senior School.

Older students help nurture a sense of community in their respective Houses as role models for younger students.

Read more about our care

Curricular and co-curricular activities in Senior School

We offer a wide range of experiences outside the traditional classroom, including tours to Japan and Europe. We also have a rich mix of experiences to broaden the mind, challenge the body and stimulate the soul.

We offer diverse co-curricular activities.

"My son is in Year 12, I'd never have thought he'd think about university. A few teachers encouraged him and now he's thinking down that pathway. The teachers built his confidence and self-belief. Thanks to the support, he's realised he is capable.

- Senior School Parent

Enrolments are open for next year

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