Vice Principal & Head of Senior School

Youth Parliament Team

The Youth Parliament Program offers young people from across Victoria the opportunity to make change from one of the most influential positions in our state; the halls of Victorian Parliament. The Newhaven College Youth Parliament Team is now finalising their Bill regarding Coercive Control to make it a stand-alone offence. The purpose of the Bill is to introduce legislation to criminalise coercive control and strengthen the Government’s response to domestic, family and sexual violence. 

In preparation for Youth Parliament sitting week (30 June to 5 July) the team met with Jordan Crugnale MP State Member for Bass. Jordan was extremely supportive of the Bill and gave the students background information on the position of the State Government as well as tips on how to successfully present a Bill in Parliament. We wish the team of Gabriel Winterson, Gabriel Di Falco, Miranda Zalunardo and Keegan Hughes every success as they prepare for the upcoming training camp on 24 to 26 May and then the week of Youth Parliament in Melbourne in late June.

Gabriel Di Falco, Keegan Hughes, Jordan Crugnale MP, Gabriel Winterson, Miranda Zalunardo

Student Leaders meet with Jordan Crugnale MP

Jordan Crugnale also met with the College, Middle and Junior School Captains. This was a great thrill for College Captains Max Arceo, Tom Bird and Alice Mabilia, Middle School Captains Amara Pittorino and Finn Campbell-Walker and the Junior School Captains and Vice Captains Edward Lee, Chloe Shapardon, Eden Hallas and

Leith Cameron. The meeting with Jordan gave the student leaders the chance to ask questions about her political career, schooling and early leadership opportunities as well as the most pressing and important issues that she is pursuing for the residents of Bass.

Year 9 News

Welcome to Term Two at the Year 9 Environmental Centre. This term promises to be packed with activities including exam preparations, City CITE and various extracurricular engagements. Students are reminded to stay on top of their revision and plan to stay prepared for a busy period ahead.


Students should arrive at school each day in full Year 9 Uniform and ensure that they have their Year 9 fleece jumper every day. Given the nature of the Year 9 program offering many opportunities to utilise various outdoor spaces, the Year 9 fleece jumper is essential for each student. The school rugby top is not an appropriate substitute for this jumper; it should only be worn on occasions when students are in PE Uniform. Where students are not able to attend school in full Year 9 uniform, they must have a note from home or a SEQTA direct message from parents to the Mentor Group Teacher. School rain jackets may also be worn by students if they are seeking further protection from the elements.

State Coal Mine Visit for IDEAS

As part of IDEAS, our students visited the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi to delve into the study of the Industrial Revolutions and their impact on global systems. This excursion will offer valuable insights into the historical and technological aspects of industrialisation while also highlighting its connections to contemporary issues such as Global Systems, Climate Change and Global Warming in Science.

City CITE Program

The City CITE program is approaching and excitement among students is palpable. The City CITE Transport & Accommodation Form is now due and needs to be returned promptly to confirm accommodation and transport details.

City CITE Dates

  • Week 1: Monday 20 May – Friday 24 May.
  • Week 2: Monday 27 May – Wednesday 29 May (Melbourne).
  • Assessment Day: Thursday 30 May, Year 9 Environmental Centre.

Duke Of Edinburgh Award

A large number of students have signed up for the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Students will have the opportunity to work towards attaining their Bronze Award throughout the remainder of the year. It is not too late if students are still interested in joining they can speak with Mr Foura or Ms Hall.

Sam Foura

Head of Year 9

Year 9 Asian Studies Expo

On Wednesday morning on the 17 April the Year 9 Community gathered to celebrate the work of the Asian Studies students this year. Students presented content from the modern and ancient empires from countries as diverse as Indonesia to India, Iraq to Vietnam. There was plenty of food on offer, with a highlight being Chay’s Thai Chili and Rice! A shout out to James Cameron for his amazing sculpture of a Chinese medieval sword. 

It was great to have the Japanese and Support classes come join us for the morning – it's always an amazing way for our community to celebrate their work together. Thanks to Liz Hall, Carly Heislers and Alycia James for their hard work to make the day run smoothly.

Year 10 Elephant Ed

Year 10 students are looking forward to their Elephant Ed workshop this Wednesday 3 May during Period 3. Elephant Ed uses youthful, relatable and highly trained

facilitators to deliver workshops on consent, respectful relationships and sexuality education. This upcoming workshop on Safe Sex & STI's is the first of three workshops for Year 10 and assists students to make informed, positive and safe decisions about sexuality, relationships and growing up. Year 10 workshops later in the year cover ‘Inclusivity’ (19 June) and ‘When’s the Right Time?’ (30 October).

Year 12 Uni Tour

We had huge uptake in our Year 12 University Tour day, with 82 students experiencing campus tours at Monash University Clayton and Deakin University Burwood. These tours have given students a taste of campus life, the courses on offer and the facilities at each university. This was a valuable experience for students as they assess their options post Year 12.

VCE Media Excursion

On Wednesday 24 April, the year 11 and 12 VCE media students headed into Melbourne to see the Top Designs exhibition. Top Designs was hosted at the Melbourne Museum, and students were able to see the exemplary work from the 2023 cohort and gain inspiration from their work and folios.

Students then headed down to Federation Square, where they attended the exhibitions at ACME (the Australian Centre for the Moving Image). They were able to engage in arrange of media, from film production and television, to mixed media and video games. There were even some Artificial Intelligence demonstrations, which were terrific to engage with.

Elizabeth Hall & Rebecca Power

Careers Newsletter

Please be sure to check out this month's Career News       

Key highlights include:

  • Early Entry
  • Pathways
  • Open Days
  • Scholarships
  • Study Tips

Anthea Bennett

Head of Careers