Year 10 Art

Year 10 art students have been studying acrylic and oil painting techniques. The two disciplines are very different, so their approach to each has been very different.

The class was given a choice on the subject matter they wished to paint and then set about trying to source a reference image to work from. Our stronger students simply took something from their imagination and applied it to the general theme of Still Life.

The talent in this cohort is outstanding.

Sian Adnam

Art Teacher

VCE Soiree

On Wednesday 22 May, our Year 11 & 12 VCE students performed for teachers, family and their peers in the Black Box Theatre. The close environment creates an intimate 'blues club' feel and the students encouraged each other through their performances.

Performing on the night were Archie Robson (Electric Guitar), Mackenzie Cameron (Bagpipes), Gabriel Di Falco (Classical Guitar), Eddie Kratz (Electric & Classical Guitar), Leela Tran (Voice), Cecily de Gooyer (Voice) and Jasmine Turton (Voice), plus duo Callan Spencer (Bass Guitar) and Liam Fuery (Drums). Special thanks go to Jemilla Prideaux and Nissa Campbell Walker for their backing vocals.

With more Soiree's on the calendar, we are looking forward to hearing more of our talented students perform.

Top Acts Performance by The Dropkicks

Newhaven has a proud tradition of our students being invited to perform at the state-level Top Class showcase concerts for VCE & VET Music. But this year, for the first time in Newhaven history, Esta Christensen, Dean Lyle, Callan Spencer and Liam Fuery’s band, The Dropkicks, were one of just six musical acts selected from forty Top Class performers, to perform at Top Acts.

This peak performing arts event was held at the Melbourne Recital Centre on 28 May and showcased the absolute best of the musicians, actors and dancers from across all Victorian schools who completed a VCE subject in 2023. The audience loved The Dropkick’s high energy performance of their original song, I Don’t Think. The event organisers commented on what a delight they were to work with, displaying exceptional professionalism and character.

We couldn’t be more proud.

Watch them in action

Rob Turton

VET Music Teacher

Briana Leaman Performance and Masterclass

The Music That Made Us. On 16 May, we were delighted to welcome American-Australian oboist Briana Leaman, PhD for an intimate performance in the Black Box Theatre. Before the performance, our Year 5 students were treated to a workshop with Briana, with a number of students trying the oboe for the first time. Briana has performed and taught throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

It was a real honour to have her visit us.

Seussical the Musical!

This weekend is your last chance to join some of our fabulous staff and current and former students as they take a dive into the sumptuous imagination of Dr Seuss.  ‘Seussical’ the musical is staged by the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group. A musical for all ages, this wild, visual romp with a musical score giving you ‘all the feels’ weaves some of the best loved Dr Seuss stories together in new and unexpected ways. Playing at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre until Sunday 9 June, this show guarantees a few hours where you can give yourself over to a magical world where kindness and humanity prevail in the most entertaining of ways.

It's a family affair for the Pedersens, with much-loved Year 2 Teacher, Sarah Pedersen playing the lazy and self-obsessed Mayzie Bird, and three of her four daughters (Charlee, Ruby and Lucy) performing in the ensemble cast.

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Newhaven College performers include:

Front: Elaine Epifano, Tilly Stecher, Ella Osbourne, Sarah Pedersen, Charlie Swan, Lucas White

Back: Lucy Pedersen, Sage van der Walt, Sophia Hardy, Ella Sibson, Ruby Pedersen, Charlee Pedersen, Matilda Abraham-Williams, Finn Campbell Walker

An evening not to be missed...