EMERGING from the dust and ready to soar in 2018 is the latest
addition to Newhaven College, the awe-inspiring $10 million Senior
School, Science, Art and Technology centre, due for completion this
The state of the art learning centre exudes style, commands an
elevated position and is a credit to the Melbourne architect firm,
Funded with the assistance of a Federal Government $1.4 million
grant for the Senior School, the science, art and technology wing
was fully funded by the college.
The wing will feature five science labs including an outdoor
lab, multi-media centre, makers room, three art spaces, dark room,
textiles area, offices and toilet facilities.
The Senior School will offer spacious common rooms, including
lounge space, outdoor social and study seating and tables, standing
desks, brand new personal lockers, meeting rooms, specialist room
and impressive lecture theatrette that opens to extra outdoor
The 85 Year 12 students will enjoy their final year of school
with a dedicated common/lunch room equipped with microwaves, tea
and coffee making facilities and outdoor study/social areas.
Teachers are well catered for with a spacious staff room,
kitchenette, meeting room, break out areas and special areas for
VCE teachers, and offices for heads of staff.
Builders and contractors have been putting the finishing touches
to the state of the centre that, according to college principal Gea
Lovell, should be complete by mid way through this month.
The Senior School will be finished mid-December and up and
running for years 10, 11 and 12 students to start their 2018 school
While disruption to students at Boys Home Road has been kept to
a minimum, Mrs Lovell said they have already started the final move
from the Boys Home Road school.
We have moved the library over and as of November 20, all
removable and workable screens and computers will be moved. Most of
the honour boards and plaques have been brought over and hung, she
The Values Tree, a landmark of the Boys Home Road school, has
been re-established with a newly planted Morton Bay fig tree that
in time will provide a beautiful shady haven for the many
generations to come.
Mrs Lovell said she believed in retaining the history of the
college and has made every effort to ensure the history of the
original school at Boys Home Road in Newhaven lives on at the
current college site.
The rest of the move will occur once the Junior Presentation
evening has been held in the first week of December and the staff
will move in the week of December 8.
Overseeing every part of the build from endless site meetings,
trips to Melb...