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l Safe, caring and nurturing
environment for all students
and their families
l Excellence in Literacy
l Specialist Science
l Broad range of specialist
l Dedicated and caring
l 1:1 iPads for students in
years 3-6 Program
l After school care
Please contact the school
to arrange a school tour
NEWHAVEN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Learning for the Future
Principal: Sharyne Munday Phone: 5956 7326
Newhaven Primary School offers:
Every week is
Education Week at your
local government school,
Newhaven Primary School
Newhaven Primary students from left Tom Johnson, Marlin Brown, Flynn Peters and Zara
Stuart are well aware of the harm plastic debris in the ocean can cause to the island’s pen-
guin population, through a school program on marine debris.
an inclusive school
NEWHAVEN Primary School has created an
environment of inclusion for its students and
families. This has been achieved through dedi-
cated team work and communication between
the staff and the student’s families.
Teachers recognize that for students to be
achieving to the best of their abilities, the whole
school community needs to be embraced.
This has seen the school set up breakfast
clubs, a Bike Education Program, Morning
Maths Program, Family Science Night, Poetry
and PJ Breakfast, and Pasta Day as well as
Mother’s and Father’s day stalls.
Parents are encouraged to join the School
Council or the school’s excellent fundraising
committee. Families of all the children are en-
couraged to become involved in the Newhaven
Primary School community.
Family fun day
This term the school is having a Family Day
on Tuesday, June 6 from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
Mums, dads, aunts, uncles, nans, pops, neigh-
bours and friends are all invited to see the in-
ventions that the students will create using only
cardboard and masking tape, on this oaccsion.
“We look forward to seeing you,” says Princi-
pal Sharyne Munday, who has extended a warm
welcome to everyone to come along.
“We welcome any enquiries or tours of the
school because every day is Education Week at
Newhaven Primary School,” says Sharyne.
Daisy Bergman-Stanes enjoys playing on
the great equipment in the Newhaven Pri-
IT IS “business as usual” at
Wonthaggi Secondary College,
where the enrolment has grown
to 1300 students in 2017.
Further growth is anticipated
with 100 additional students
projected for next year.
At the McBride Senior Cam-
pus (10-12), the 500 students
accommodated there are sup-
ported in a broad range of VCE
and VET subjects.
However, the college’s VCAL
program also provides an im-
portant pathway for another 60
students, with its combination
of study at school and on-site
work placement which is sup-
ported by many local employ-
At the Dudley Campus, which
caters for the junior years (7-9)
a curriculum review in 2016
resulted in an enhanced allo-
cation of time for Literacy and
Numeracy subjects, while still
maintaining the breadth of oth-
er subject areas to give students
experiences in a range of skills
The college’s academic sup-
port and advancement pro-
grams have also continued in
2017, as has its extensive pro-
gram for students with disabili-
Off-site, WSC continues to op-
erate a Community VCAL pro-
gram and an Outreach program
to support students and their
families where circumstances
have made attending at a ‘regu-
lar’ school setting difficult.
These support programs ca-
ter to around 40 students this
Additionally the vast array of
ongoing extra-curricular activi-
shows, drama performances,
music, sporting opportunities,
international exchanges with
Japan, accelerated students
participating in a ‘Tourna-
ment of the Minds’ with other
schools, and a partnership with
Watersure offering enhance-
ment programs for students,
are all part of school life; and all
provide a range of extra activi-
ties to add to a young person’s
WSC is proud to be the key
government secondary school
for the Bass Coast area, appre-
ciating it must cater for a com-
munity that extends from Phil-
lip Island through to Inverloch,
Coronet Bay to Cape Paterson,
While extremely disap-
pointed that funding wasn’t
announced in the recent State
Budget, planning for a new se-
nior school will continue with
government officials directing
the architects to complete the
final design phase.
The school continues to be
hopeful, and indeed expect that
funding will become available
for such a significant and much
needed modern educational fa-
Quality teaching and learning
remains the priority!
The college is happy to dis-
cuss all aspects of its program
with families and welcomes
tour bookings for prospective
Quality programs at WSC
Wonthaggi Secondary College principal Darren Parker is
pictured with Year 12 students Molly O’Brien and Thomas
Alexander-Smith, both from Cowes.
Students at work
Learning how to use the
sander has been a new experi-
ence for Year 10 student from
Wonthaggi Secondary College,
Christian Szutta during his
week at Phillip Island Body
Works in Cowes.
Being surrounded by cars,
getting his hands dirty and
learning how to give damaged
vehicles a brand new look has
been more than this 16 year
old car enthusiast expected.
Christian chose to spend
the week with proprietor and
skilled tradesman Brian Wit-
kowski in his work shop in The
Concourse, Cowes simply be-
cause he loves cars and hopes
to make a career in spray
painting and panel beating.
“It’s been better than I expect-
ed – I’ve been able to turn my
hand to sanding cars, mixing
paints and having a go at spray
painting,” he said.
“They are things that I’ve nev-
er done before, so it’s great to
have a try,” Christian added.
“It’s all good!”
Aside from the actual experi-
ence, the week also opened his
eyes to the demands of working
“I’ve found out that work is
more full-on than at school, but
I’ve really enjoyed it,” he said.
The work experience pro-
gram is one that business own-
er and employer Brian is com-
“This is the second year I
have been involved in the pro-
gram. I think it’s great for the
kids to have this opportunity
and to understand what it’s like
to out in the workforce.
“Unless you’re in it you don’t
know what it’s like,” he said.
The other benefit for Brian
is encouraging young people to
take up the trade.
“Unfortunately panel beating/
spray painting is a dying art.
People aren’t taking appren-
tices and young people aren’t
interested. I think a lot has to
do with the image it portrays –
that it’s dirty and dusting. But it
is a special skill and has a lot of
variety in its work.
“I love being involved in it
and being able to transform old
cars or damaged vehicles into
something new. It’s very cre-
ative,” Brain said.
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