Newhaven College Mother's Day Lunch

Newhaven College mothers, grandmothers, friends and supporters are welcome to join us for a special lunch to celebrate Mother's Day.

Friday 10 May from 12pm

Phillip Island Winery

$55 per person

Grazing menu and drink on arrival.

Limited places, so Book Now:

See you SEQTA messages for more details or contact us at

Little Shop of Horrors

We encourage our entire College community to come along with family and friends to experience the wonder of the Newhaven College School Production.

Made famous by the 1986 film starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin Little Shop of Horrors follows the story of a nerdy florist, Seymour, who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. 

Newhaven College’s talented performers include Dean Lyle (who played Shrek in 2022 and is The Dropkicks’ frontman) as Seymour, Jemima ‘sings like an angel’ Aitkens as Audrey I, Liam Fuery puts on a hilarious performance as the Dentist, powerhouse singer Angeline Anthony provides the voice of Audrey II, and Felix Fothergill shines as Mr Mushnick. The street urchins are played by Indigo Aurora, Meyanna Christensen, Cecily de Gooyer, Isabel Goss, Eve Oakley and Aoife O’Connell who keep the audience engaged by singing and dancing throughout the entire show. The ensemble cast provides the backdrop of a skid row town with each student bringing their own individual flair to the show. The backstage crew, front of house and orchestra include students of all ages, and are an essential part of the success of the show.

Director Karen Milkins-Hendry says “We will transport our audiences to the streets of Skid Row. With just a few more weeks until opening night, anticipation is building, and I invite everyone to join us for some great music, good humour, fabulous singing and of course – a man-eating plant!”

Tickets are on sale:

20th Ibaraki Visit - Japanese student hosting opportunity

From Sunday 28 July to Friday 9 August, 14 Year 9 students from our sister school, Ibaraki Christian Junior High School in Japan will visit Newhaven College. During their two week visit they will experience life in an Australian classroom and visit some of the local attractions organised by Newhaven College. This is an exciting opportunity for our guests as well as the families who kindly offer to host them.

Please consider hosting an Ibaraki student. Host families are provided with a financial allowance to help cover the cost of billeting a student for their two week stay and families involved will require a Working With Children Check.

If you are interested in becoming a homestay family or would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Mitsuko Horiguchi via SEQTA DM or call on 5956 7505 by Friday 17 May. We would love to hear from you.

Mitsuko Horiguchi

Japanese Exchange Program Coordinator

ANZAC Day Commemorations

Anzac Day was commemorated at ceremonies across the Bass Coast involving many of our students. College Captains Tahlia Williams and Max Arceo spoke at the Cowes RSL Dawn and 11:00AM services respectively. The Senior Vocal Ensemble performed the New Zealand and Australian National Anthems at the dawn service and the Middle School Choir performed at the 11am service. Our Junior School Captains and Vice-Captains Edward Lee, Chloe Shapardon, Eden Hallas and Leith Cameron laid a wreath.

College Captain Tom Bird delivered his speech at the Inverloch RSL service and Alice Mabilia was the guest speaker at the San Remo Community Service.

The College is extremely proud of the involvement of our student leaders as they continue the strong tradition of College Captains representing the youth of Bass Coast with pride and dignity on ANZAC Day. A wonderful addition to the Cowes ceremonies was to have the Senior Vocal Ensemble sing the New Zealand and Australian National Anthems. This was certainly a highlight and created a moving and spine tingling atmosphere.

On Friday morning College students and staff gathered in the amphitheatre to reflect and show appreciation to our armed forces past and present. Mackenzie Cameron (Year 11) played the bagpipes and James Cameron (Year 9) played the Celtic drum,  welcoming participants to the proceedings. College Captain Max Arceo and Alice Mabilia ran the proceedings, with the Junior School Captains laying the wreath. Year 9 student Keely Filsell and her music tutor Casey Thomsen played the Last Post on trumpet followed by Year 9 students raising the flags. The Combined College Choir sang In Flanders Fields and the New Zealand and Australian anthems. All students were reflective and respectful throughout the sombre occasion.

Jason Scott

Head of Senior School

Parents and Friends Association

Mothers' Day Stall

We are excited to run the Mothers' Day Stall during school hours on Thursday, 9 May 2024. Students in Prep to Year 6 will be attending the stall with their class while students in Years 7-12 will be able to attend in breaks 1 and 2. Gifts will be available for mums, grandmas and those dear to our hearts for $5 or $10.

Students that purchase a gift will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of two amazing hampers for their mum or special person!

If you are a dad, uncle, grandfather, we need your help to run the stall on the day. To sign up, please visit: Newhaven College PFA Mothers Day Stall (


In line with school policy, all volunteers must complete a Volunteer Pack and have a valid Working With Children Check. Please reach out to the PFA if you need help with obtaining or completing the Volunteer Pack.

Parents and Friends Association Facebook Group

The PFA have started a new Facebook group: Newhaven College Parents and Friends Association | Facebook

This group is for sharing general school updates, PFA led event information, sports and extra-curricular activities of interest to students and for giving shout-outs to people and businesses in the community that have supported our events. Feel free to join our group to be kept up to date!


If you have any questions or would like to register your details to volunteer at future events, do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Angel Chambers

President | Parents and Friends Association