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Enrichment & Support

Pastoral Care

Junior School teachers are responsible for the Pastoral Care of their students under the guidance of the Head of Junior School. Pastoral Care incorporates student welfare, management, and discipline. Effective Pastoral Care depends on the mutual respect and trust that exists among all teachers and students. It is reflected in the way students conduct themselves and the care they have for one another. It is also dependent upon strong and healthy partnerships between home and school. Such partnerships are nurtured and fostered at Newhaven College.

You Can Do It Program

You Can Do It program is embedded in our Prep to Year 8 curriculum. You Can Do It optimises the social, emotional and academic capabilities that all young people need to acquire in order to be successful in school, experience well-being, and have positive relationships that include making contributions to others and the community. The program develops our students’ social and emotional capabilities including confidence, persistence, organisation, getting along, and emotional resilience.

Buddy Program 

Our Buddy Program involves the Prep and Year 6 students meeting together on a fortnightly basis. It is designed to assist the Prep students to settle into their new school surroundings and feel safe and secure from the start. This program makes life easier for the Preps at the beginning of the year as they have someone who can look out for them in the playground.

House System

There are four Houses at Newhaven College, and each student is allocated to a House upon enrolment: Bass (green) Clarke (yellow), McHaffie (red), and Sambell (blue). The aim of the House system is to develop a sense of community within the House where members care for one another and work together for the benefit of all. Throughout the year students have the opportunity to participate in various inter-house events.

Student Support Services

Junior school students who show particular talents and gifts in certain subject areas have the opportunity to work on a variety of extension and enrichment tasks in class or in small groups. For students requiring additional support, class teachers work in partnership with our Student Support Services staff to design and implement curriculum that meets the needs of the child.