Our College

Newhaven College is an independent, ecumenical and co-educational school which was founded in 1980 and now caters for over 900 students across years Prep through 12.  Newhaven College provides a diverse academic curriculum with a caring pastoral approach in a beautiful setting. The ethos of the school is based upon mutual respect between teacher and students, in which high standards of social and academic expectations are actively encouraged. The College caters for individual differences among students and places great importance on each student being known. The strengthening of self-esteem and the students’ sense of community equips each individual with the qualities required for good citizenship and the confidence to contribute.

An over-arching thinking and learning focus is applied to our curriculum resulting in a sequential education from Prep to Year 12. At Year 9, students attend the separate Year 9 Environmental Centre. This unique and academically rigorous program is highly supportive and features integrated approaches to learning, environmental themes and opportunities for personal development. Courses in Year 10 are chosen from core subjects and specialist electives. Advanced classes and remedial assistance are also available. A broad range of subjects is offered to VCE level across all key learning areas. VET and university enhancement programs are available.

Architectural firm Hayball have been appointed to design the new Science and Visual Arts buildings. Hayball will also review the College Masterplan, a draft of which is available to download from the bottom of this page.

At Newhaven College, a Chaplain is available to work with students, families and staff; appointments can be made through Reception at either campus or directly with the Chaplain. For more information on the role of the Chaplain at Newhaven College, please download the 'Chaplaincy Program' information below.