Years 5 - 12 House Athletics

The athletics day was lots of fun with stunning weather. Check out some more photos of this amazing day!

Newhaven College Surf Academy

The Newhaven College Surfing Academy is off and running again in 2024.

With our existing SM program, our newly revamped year 10 elective and Wednesday high performance sessions under the tutelage of Island local Glyndyn Ringrose, there is lots to be excited about.

We look forward to House and SEISA surfing in Term 2 as well as the Independent Schools State Titles to be held here on Phillip Island!

The Newhaven Surf Academy is more than just surfing. Our brand new Year 10 Surf Academy elective also sees students wrapping up the semester having completed their Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion award. They can then go on to become active volunteers on patrol at Cape Woolamai SLSC in the future if they wish. During one of our recent weekly practical sessions, students got a snapshot into the more advanced side of surf life saving with an IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) experience.

Check out the Inflatable Rescue Boat experience.

Check out our Surf Academy in action.

Ben Clark

Head of Surf Academy

Picture: Team Captain Ash Easton with Newhaven College student Tate Russell and alumni Sage Goldsbury. Photo: Billy La Pop - Quiksilver

Newhaven College Surf Academy Alumni Shine at Australian Boardriders Battle

Newhaven College’s Surf Academy supports and develops our students to achieve their best.

We are thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our Surf Academy current and past students at the Australian Boardriders Battle held at Burleigh Heads. Carl Wright, Joe Van Dijk and Sage Goldsbury, former key members of the Academy, showcased their exceptional skills alongside current Year 11 student Tate Russell.

Competing against top talent from across the nation, the Phillip Island Boardriders Club's high-performance team, including our talented alumni, triumphed at the event. Their outstanding performance secured victory for the Phillip Island Bass Coast region, highlighting the dedication and talent nurtured within Newhaven College's Surf Academy.

Congratulations to Carl, Joe, Sage, Tate and the entire team for their remarkable success, showcasing the spirit of excellence and determination synonymous with Newhaven College. We look forward to witnessing their continued achievements in the world of surfing.

Ben Clark

Head of Surf Academy

SEISA Finals

Senior Girls Netball A, Senior Boys Cricket and Senior Boys Basketball come out on top

In the exciting culmination of our summer round of SEISA competitions, 14 March marked a successful day for our school community. From the hardcourt to the cricket pitch, and across the tennis courts, our teams represented us with pride and passion. We extend our congratulations to the Senior Boys Cricket, Senior Boys Basketball and Senior Girls Netball A teams for their outstanding victories. Beyond the scorecards, it's heartening to note that all participating teams exemplified our school values, demonstrating sportsmanship, teamwork, and unwavering effort.

Senior B Netball Team Runner's Up

In a closely contested final, despite being level at half-time 10-10, the Senior B Netball Team unfortunately lost to St Paul’s by two goals 22-24. It was a bittersweet ending for some Year 12 players who have represented the College for many years in netball, including Alice, Claire, Ella, Mya, and Airi, who played their last game today. Thank you for all your efforts representing the College over the years.

The whole team showed great determination and teamwork throughout the match in challenging conditions with a loud home crowd advantage for St Paul’s.

Well done to our student athletes!

Newhaven College 2nd in SEISA Swimming Carnival

The SEISA Swimming Carnival recently took place in Traralgon, and what a fantastic day it was! Students from Years 5 to 12 gathered to showcase their skills, turning the pool into an arena of spirited competition and camaraderie. Every participant gave their all, demonstrating impressive dedication and sportsmanship throughout the event.

In the final tally, Newhaven College emerged as a formidable force, clinching a well-deserved second place. The competition was fierce, with only a few points separating us from the top spot, held by the combined schools of St. Paul's Grammar.

A huge thank you goes out to every student who participated in the carnival. Your enthusiasm made the day truly special. Special recognition is also due to those students who went above and beyond, swimming extra events and even competing outside of their age groups. Your willingness to challenge yourselves is commendable. Special commendation to our four Age Group Champions; Lara Smyth, Jasmine Ruffin, Isabella Lynch and Archie Smyth. Their outstanding and consistent performances were admirable.

Congratulations to all participants, and here's to many more moments of triumph in the pool.

Cowes Classic

It was a few weeks ago now, but we're no less proud of the many Newhaven College students who participated in the Cowes Classic on Saturday 2 March. Well done!

Equestrian Update

Friday 15 March saw the first round of Petstock Interschool Show Jumping (ISJ) Championships with well over 235 horse and rider combinations competing.

Two riders represented the Newhaven College Equestrian Team with varied success on the day.

Olivia Curtain rode three horses to complete nine rounds of show jumping on a very warm day. Olivia brought along her brand new mount Yalambi’s Luciana from Western Australia entering her in the Progressive Class and steering her around their first championships together. Olivia rode conscientiously and with care to ensure a good day out for her new girl. Olivia also competed on her two ponies Indi’s Mr Zorba Jones and Xcella to finish in 2ndplace in the Grand Prix on Xcella.

Isla Mclean brought her Brumby bred Miss Mirabella along as her competition mount was on a spell. Miss Mirabella showed her typical Brumby strength jumping beautifully when it suited her but always bringing the challenge up to Isla.

Regional Swimming Finals

On Wednesday 14 March we had 14 students compete in the Regional Swimming Finals in Sale.

We had some outstanding results with Archie Smyth winning the 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly. He will now head to the State Titles to represent our school in both these events.

Our 9/10 year old boys freestyle relay team, consisting of Cooper Bennet, Austin Lynch, Leith Cameron and Reeve Dennis, placed 2nd. Alice Martindale had a fantastic swim and finished 3rd in the 50m Breaststroke. And finally, our boys Medley Relay team (Darby Smyth, Oisin Flynn, Archie Smyth and Aiden Smith) placed 3rd in a blanket finish.

All students performed exceptionally well and were a credit to themselves and our school.

Newhaven College MTB in Thredbo!

Last week, the Newhaven College Mountain Biking team embarked on a thrilling journey to Thredbo NSW for the annual Australian Mountain Biking Inter-schools. With over 290 schools competing from around the country, the stakes were high as riders navigated the challenging, technical terrains. Led by Mountain Biking Coordinator Adrian Wale, their collective efforts culminated in an impressive performance overall.

Well done team!