House Dodgeball

Senior School starts Term Two with a bang!

On Tuesday 16 April all students from Year 9-12 participated in House Dodgeball Competition. With over 350 students in attendance ,the atmosphere was electric.

Each House was divided into Home groups A and B combined and C and D combined. The key rule was that the winning team was the team who had the least amount of people standing on the sidelines. This made for some tactical prowess with some teams going on all out attack whilst others kept their distance to avoid being struck.

Six rounds had passed and two semifinals were set; it would be Clarke vs Bass in the C and D draw and Sambell vs Bass in the A and B draw. Unfortunately for McHaffie they did not manage to get a team into the finals and the Bass team was quickly eliminated in the semis.

The final had arrived: Sambell vs Clarke, an old rivalry - just like the recent Athletics Carnival. Both teams went full out attack and the 300 strong crowd on the sidelines was very vocal. In the end this time Clarke was too good and took the win.

Cameron Pedersen

Sambell House Leader

Archie does it again!

Archie Smyth competed in the State Swimming Championships last week in both backstroke and butterfly. 

He set personal best times in both events, winning the backstroke and coming second in the butterfly. Extraordinary results in both events.

Matt Jackson

PE Teacher

And Olivia does it again!

Thirteen year old Year 8 Student Olivia Curtain has once again represented Newhaven College,with her amazing 13 year old pony Indi’s Mr Zorba Jones. They are the 90cm Intermediate Champions after three days of competition at the Petstock Equestrian Victoria Interschool State Championships 2024 held at Werribee Park Equestrian Centre. For the second year in a row, this combination of rider & pony has one the Interschool State Championship qualifying them for the Nationals held at Tamworth later in the year. This will be the third year in a row they have represented Newhaven College at the Nationals with them finishing Reserve Champion last year. Olivia has sadly outgrown her pony and is now training on larger horses.

Olivia and her family thank Newhaven College for their support with Equestrian Sports & Olivia’s journey, her coach Frida Lingren and Phil Lever from Lever Equestrian and her sponsors Melbourne Brick and Geohex.

Victorian Junior Surfing Titles

In early March, three of our Year 8 students placed a medal finish at Torquay in Round 1 of the Victorian Junior Surfing Titles. 

Evie Lutz - 3rd place

Savannah Bennett - 4th place

Angus Kennedy - 2nd place

They will go on to compete in Round 2 at Mornington Peninsula and Round 3 on Phillip Island over the next couple of months.

Congratulations, well done!

Not to be outdone by the girls, Year 8 students Angus Kennedy placed 2nd in the U14 Boys at the Victorian Junior Surfing Titles last weekend.

(Photos: Surfing Victoria)

Introducing our MTB Trail Building Crew! 

Trail building is an art form. It encourages our students to think outside the box and to exercise those engineering and problem-solving skills while doing something that they truly love. 

Trail building also allows the partnerships between our staff, parents and students to flourish. At Newhaven, we know that mountain biking extends far beyond the lines they ride; it is about building strong communities and sustaining young people into the future. 

More dig days coming up soon. If you’re interested in joining in the fun then we’d love to hear from you!

Watch the video on Facebook.

MTB Team

Newhaven College MTB Flying Frog Pump Track Challenge

On Saturday 25 May, the Newhaven College MTB Team will be hosting the official opening of our Pump Track! This fundraising event will include a Pump Track Challenge and sausage sizzle to raise money for an MTB trailer for excursions and events.

All Newhaven College students, parents and staff are welcome to participate! Details in the poster below.