After what seemed like weeks of gorgeous autumnal sunshine it seems the moment the calendar turned to June the winter weather closed in. The outdoors plays such an important part in our day-to-day interactions at Newhaven. I am always impressed by our students’ ability to embrace whatever outdoor conditions are presented. Even on the coldest of days many students arrive in shorts and short sleeve polos – seemingly oblivious to the arctic conditions.

For myself, the seasons are a reminder of how quickly the school year moves. We have only three weeks left until our mid-year break – and for our Year 12s, their academic year is more than half over. While that realisation can be sobering, I like to think it is a reminder to make sure we make the most of each school day. 

Head of Senior School 

Mr Brett Torstonson

With the retirement of Mr Jason Scott our current Director of Operations, Mr Brett Torstonson, will be stepping into the interim role as Head of Senior School from the commencement of next term.

Brett is in his third year at Newhaven College and brings a wealth of educational experience to the role having held senior positions at St Kevins College, Xavier College and MLC (Methodist Ladies College) in Melbourne.

We wish Brett all the best in this important leadership role.

Commissioning of our College Chaplain 

Andre Whitton (centre back) was formally welcomed to our community by our student leaders and College Leadership

Last Sunday I was pleased to attend a commissioning service at St John’s Uniting Church in Cowes for our new College Chaplain, Pastor Andre Whitton. Andre is an ordained minister and a member of the congregation at St John’s. A commissioning is a special service to recognise when a person has been called to a particular role in a community. I attended the service along with several student representatives and staff to formally welcome Andre into this important role at our school. I would like to congratulate Andre and thank the congregation of St John’s for welcoming Newhaven College so warmly.

I hope all of our Newhaven families have an enjoyable King’s Birthday long weekend.

In Quietness and Confidence Shall Be Your Strength

Tony Corr