Vice Principal & Head of Senior School

Year 9 Community Games

Last week our Year 9s competed in their final Community Games for the 2023. 9G came away with the win on the day by one point over 9K. This secured 9K with an overall win for the year after some very consistent and dominant performances.

Carly Heislers

Year 9


On Wednesday 22 November a group of Year 9 students were able to experience their first time “blowing bubbles” underwater on SCUBA at the Leongatha pool. Although some students were a bit apprehensive at first, the smiles on their faces as they left the pool was evidence of their achievement. The students learnt about alternate air supply, mask swapping, gear removal and had fun competing in 'Underwater Olympics' including egg and spoon races.

Congratulations to all who attended as your underwater skills were impressive!

Ann-Marie McLean

Instructional Leader

Transitions and Targets (TNT) Program

During our Transitions and Targets program (TNT) in the Senior School this year we placed an emphasis on English. The Year 10 (2024) students had workshops with Bell Shakespeare as they are studying MacBeth in 2024. They then undertook a creative task as detailed below:

The enduring brilliance of Shakespeare's work lies in its timeless relevance, continually adapting to our evolving world over 400 years. Your creative task is to visually represent one of the well-known quotes from 'Macbeth' in any medium you choose.

The work the students submitted was overwhelmingly creative and powerful. Here is a snapshot of what the students produced.

Cannot wait to see more of their thinking in 2024.

Karen Milkins-Hendry

Director of Learning

EWB Innovation Challenge

This term, ten Year 10 students participated in the University of Melbourne’s Engineers Without Borders Innovation Challenge. The students worked in a team to explore social, economic and environmental implications behind technological innovations and large-scale projects. The students spent last Wednesday at the University of Melbourne presenting their challenge and exploring the university. Highlights of the day were having the opportunity to spend the day with a university student mentor and visiting the Telstra Maker Centre. Both of the Newhaven College groups presented commendable solutions and were acknowledged for their impressive public speaking skills, with one of the groups earning second place on the day.

Congratulations to all students for the work they put in leading up to the presentation and for their participation on the day.

Group 1: Lara Smyth, Marley Brown, Joey Thompson, Tom Scott, Kesan Stewart-Walters. This team came second place.

Group 2: Yianni Caffieri, Isaac Savona, Andrew Nowell, Finn O’Brien, Jasper Cashman

Melinda Kelly

Duke of Ed Gold: Lake Eildon Expedition

As part of the Duke of Ed Gold Award, participants are required to complete two Adventurous Journeys. Last weekend saw us blessed with low winds and sunshine whilst the rest of the state was in rain. Students enjoyed the opportunity to connect with nature and reflect on the year that has been. Many thanks to all who support this program in the background, your assistance is greatly appreciated.

A reminder, that any student over the age of 16 years who wants to register for the Gold Award must complete the paperwork, make payment and register for an Online Record book before the end of day Monday 11 December. Next registrations are in February 2024 and any 2023 activities will not count. Please Direct Message me with any questions.

Ann-Marie McLean

Duke of Ed Gold Coordinator