SEISA Music Festival

Last Thursday we had over 30 Newhaven students and staff participate in SEISA Music Festival 2024 at Beaconhills Berwick. Our students combined with SEISA Schools to create a choir of just over 60 students, and a similar orchestral force, with a total of around 150 students from across the SIESA schools. For the first time in SEISA history, there was a SIESA Big Band. This was a great addition to the concert program. We are very proud of Finn Campbell Walker (Piano) and Gabriel di Falco (Bass) for their performance with the SEISA Big Band.

Throughout the day, our choristers got to work with tutors from the Australian School of Performing Arts, preparing some wonderful music. This included the traditional Torres Strait Island tune ‘Sesere Eeye’ and the classic ‘Lanterns’ by Birds of Tokyo. The choir sounded amazing and featured several soloists with Newhaven represented by Aoife O’Connell and Cecily de Gooyer.

A feature of SEISA Music Festivals is the soloist section. This provides each school with the opportunity to feature one of their most talented performers. For Newhaven College, we were delighted to have Cecily de Gooyer represent the College. Cecily sang a moving rendition of the piece ‘Somewhere’ from Westside Story by Leonard Bernstein. Well done to, Cecily!

SEISA Music this year was a great success. If you would like to be invited next year, be sure to be involved in the Middle School Choir, Senior Vocal Ensemble, Senior Strings, Big Band or Concert Band. The students and staff were rapt to celebrate a wonderful performance with a quick trip to the golden arches on the way home.

Well done to all involved.

Matthew Goss

Director of Music

The Sea Serpent

Anyone visiting Middle School will be in awe of this stunning artwork created by Year 7 Art students. The brief was to develop a repetitive pattern of colour and shape of a snake. A design was chosen and the students took part in the design and creation process. Special recognition goes to Ruth Newberry, Bonnie McBride and Abbey Simpson.

Year 12 Theatre Studies Play - One Stoplight Town

Come along on Friday night for a short play put together by our Year 12 Theatre Studies students. The play is One Stoplight Town by Tracy Wells. A story about people from a town so small that you might drive through without taking a second look. The story is filled with fun characters, lots of humor, plenty of heart and the theme that change comes for us all, whether we are ready or not.

When: Friday 17 May, 7.00pm-7.45pm

Cost: $5 - all proceeds will be donated to the Newhaven College Charity for 2024, Cancer Council.

Where: Newhaven College Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts Wing.

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