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Our Co-Curricular Program
The Newhaven College co-curricular programs provide Middle and Senior School students the opportunity to participate in personal challenges and experience activities including: Surfing, Sport, Drama & Visual Art, Equestrian, Bands & Choirs.
Homework Club runs every week after school for Middle and Senior School students. Additional lunchtime specialty sessions may also be held for Senior School students when required. Students enjoy a quiet learning space to complete their class work, homework or prepare for exams. Homework Club is fully supervised by College Staff.
Book Club meets weekly in the Library. Students discuss current books and recommend titles for each other. Opinions on books vary amongst the group and discussions are often robust, amusing and wide ranging. Students also write reviews to encourage other students to read books that they have loved.
Chess Club is available to Year 5 - 12 students. It is a social activity for chess lovers or those who would like to learn, and is not a competition. For those who would like to test their skills, students are offered the opportunity to compete against other schools in the annual SEISA Cultural competition.
Year 5 - 8 students have the opportunity to participate in our Science Club. The emphasis is on doing fun science-based activities that are not covered in the classroom. Students are encouraged to suggest activities, and regard it as ‘their club’. Science Club meets weekly during lunchtime.
Debating & Public Speaking
Year 8 - 12 students have the opportunity to work both independently and as part of a team within our debating and public speaking team. Students develop self-confidence and improve their general knowledge. Students can compete against other schools in the annual SEISA Cultural competition.
Tournament Of Minds
Tournament of Minds has been a wonderful part of the Newhaven College cocurricular programs for a number of years. It involved teams of students collaboratively problem solving in a fun and competitive environment. Teams initially compete regionally, with successful teams moving on to compete state-wide and nationally.
The Green Team
Over several years Newhaven College has introduce sustainable systems as part of the school’s commitment to the environment. Middle and Senior students have the opportunity to join the ‘Green Team’, a group of students with a passion for sustainability and the environment. The team meet regularly planning and working towards the College becoming carbon neutral.
Middle and Senior school students have the opportunity to join the College Philosophy Club. Meetings are held weekly during lunchtime. The club discusses some of the world's great philosophers, and the questions they asked, they also discuss a variety of other topics and books they have been reading.
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14 to 25 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. To earn an Award, each young person must learn a skill, improve their physical well-being, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment. All Participants are supported by a network of adult Award Leaders, Assessors, Supervisors, and mentors.
The Compass Award is a program of discovery for young Victorians aged 10 – 13 years. The program enhances young people’s personal development, fosters positive attitudes towards learning and promotes engagement and interaction with their community. To achieve the Compass Award at any Level, young people create a unique program of activities (for a set length of time) across four sections: Physical Activities, Hobbies, Volunteering and Exploration.
International tours provide students with valuable cultural immersion and educational opportunities that cannot be replicated in the classroom. Three tours are offered to Years 9 - 12, and each tour offers a unique experience for students with varying formats, itineraries and styles of accommodation.
Japan Tour - Each year we visit our sister school in Japan, Ibaraki Christian Junior High School. Students experience cultural immersion by attending the school for one week and being placed in homestay with a Japanese family before embarking on a sightseeing tour that visits Tokyo, Tokyo Disney and significant temples and cultural sites. Students do not have to be studying Japanese to attend.
World Challenge - Open to Year 10 & 11 students. World Challenge builds the life skills young people who need to live a life of courage, kindness and adventure. This month long student led experience is supported by the World Challenge and includes a challenging trek and a fulfilling community project where students live and work in a developing community.
European Art & History Tour - Open to Year 9 - 11 students. A cultural and historical appreciation tour that takes in Italy, France and Belgium and visits cities, galleries and artistic/historical places of significance such as Rome, Pisa, Florence, the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace, the Boboli Gardens, the Accademia, Paris, Versailles, and the moving war memorials of Ypres and at the Mennen Gate.