Vice Principal & Head of Senior School

Goodbye Mr Scott! 

Mr Jason Scott

Today we says goodbye to Head of Senior School and Vice Principal, Mr Jason Scott. Jason has decided to see what lies ahead after 15 years at Newhaven College.

Jason has been an invaluable member of our Leadership team, providing his in-depth knowledge of the education system to his colleagues, students and parents alike.

Mr Brett Torstonson will be stepping into the interim role as Head of Senior School from the commencement of next term, until the end of Semester 2.

We wish Mr Scott all the best for the future!

Projects Abroad Cambodia Service Trip  

On Wednesday this week, we said goodbye to our intrepid crew heading to Cambodia for Newhaven College's first Cambodia Project with Projects Abroad.

In the team are: Matilda Abraham-Williams, Lola Afford, Sienna Bell, Finlay Cameron, Nissa Campbell Walker, Matilda Feehan, Kadek Humphris, Oscar List, Grace McCrimmon, Eve Oakley, Lachie Paterson, Tilly Stecher. 

Principal Tony Corr and Prep Teacher Fiona Smart are also part of the team.

For more information about Projects Abroad go to: https://www.projects-abroad.com.au/

Year 9 Update

Year 9 students have distinguished themselves throughout Term 2 with a dedication to learning, a spirit of community, and a commitment to making a difference.

City Cite: Civic Engagement in Action

Year 9 students actively participated in the City Cite program, demonstrating valuable critical thinking and problem-solving skills in their presentations on social and societal issues facing Melbourne, showcasing their commitment to shaping a positive future.

Promoting Teamwork at the Community Games 

The end-of-term Community Games provided an excellent opportunity for Year 9 students to display their teamwork and sportsmanship in the academic games. The arrival of the Melbourne Cup at the presentation ceremony added another layer of excitement, even if the Community Games Golden Boot doesn't carry the same prestige.

Year 9 Makes a Mark on the Community

Year 9 students consistently demonstrate their compassion and commitment to the community. Through participation in fundraising initiatives and environmental projects, they actively contributed to positive social change. Students visiting the Junior School and Grossard Court Aged Care have been highlights for the term.

Looking Forward to Wollangarra in Term 3

As Term 2 concludes, we look towards the exciting adventures that await Year 9 students in Term 3. The highly anticipated Wollangarra camp promises a week filled with outdoor learning, collaborative challenges and lasting memories.

We commend Year 9 students for their dedication and achievements throughout Term 2. We look forward to witnessing their continued success in Term 3.

Sam Foura

Head of Year 9

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)

Registrations are open now for 2025 NYSF!

The National Youth Science Forum Year 12 Program is designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields. This is a two-week residential program at:

  • The Australian National University, Canberra (6-14 January 2025), or
  • The University of Queensland, Brisbane (15-23 January 2025)

Students in Year 11 should apply now for their Year 12 year. Interested students should apply ASAP so that funding can be secured through the local Rotary Club.

Registrations close 15 July 2023. Please see Mr Torstonson or Mrs Milkins-Hendry for further information. You can also follow the link HERE to find out more.

Relationships & Sexuality Education

Newhaven College partners with Elephant Ed to provide consent, respectful relationships and sexuality education across the Senior School. The aim is to empower our students to make informed, positive and safe decisions about consent, relationships and growing up. These workshops don’t shy away from tough topics - we tackle them head-on. The workshops are interactive, informative and engaging and respond to relevant matters and challenges facing young people.

Last week we had 4 workshops:

  • Year 9 'Consent'
  • Year 10 'Inclusivity' which followed the ‘Safe Sex & STI’s’ workshop held in May
  • Year 11 'Privilege' which followed the ‘Pleasure’ workshop held in May
  • Year 12 'Sexual Violence'

The feedback from the students was overwhelmingly positive with students really appreciating the dialogue and thought-provoking activities.

There are follow up workshops planned for October

  • Year 9 ‘Porn vs Reality’
  • Year 10 ‘When’s the Right Time?’

Anyone interested in learning more download the Elephant Ed Parent Toolkit

Senior School PARTY Program

On Wed 12 June, 40 students from Year 10-12 participated in the Prevent Alcohol and Risk‐related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y) program. Bringing together staff and resources from Latrobe Regional Health, VicPOl and Ambulance Victoria, the program aimed to reduce the incidence of traumatic injury for our students. With a real car wreck and ambulance set up outside the Senior School and an Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit set up inside, students were immersed in an extremely authentic experience.

Although the program was confronting, the students spoke about the importance of this type of experience as they make decisions about alcohol and drugs. We received lots of feedback and I have shared one parent’s reflection below.

"My daughter attended the PARTY incursion today and spoke to me in depth about what was discussed and shown. She has nothing but positive things to say about the entire day. She thought it was so well done and said she feels the entire senior school should experience it.

"It was confronting at times but in a good way. From the brave family allowing their son’s car wreck to be on display and details of his accident discussed. Jacob walking into the room after his story was told to Paramedics and Police Officers speaking first-hand what they see and have to deal with. To all that organised this event, well done and thank you!"

Road Safety & Schools - Year 11 RYDA Workshop

On 21 June our Year 11 students participated in a RYDA Workshop including sessions on Road Choices, Mind Matters, Speed and Stopping, Crash Investigators, Drive SOS, and The 'I' in Drive.

Professionally developed by Road Safety Education Limited, RYDA is essential education for young drivers and their passengers at just the right time in their lives. The Workshop features a series of practical and powerful sessions that challenge students and lay the foundation for safe road use throughout their lives. 

Facilitators worked with students to develop and practise personalised strategies and life skills which will help them respond positively to challenges on the road, both as drivers and highly influential passengers.

For more information click here.

Year 9 Careers Expo

Our students had the opportunity to attend the Local Learning & Employment Network Careers Expo at Korumburra with other schools from the region.

Students were prompted to reflect on their strengths and interests and interacted with a range of exhibitors including ADF, Victoria Police, Bass Coast Health and Chisholm TAFE.

Anthea Bennett

Head of Careers


Please be sure to check out this month's Career Newsletter and the Careers Events Calendar for Semester Break.

Key highlights include:

  • Upcoming Events and Open Days
  • Important Future Events

Anthea Bennett

Head of Careers