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Wonthaggi builders confirmed for multimillion Island college

WONTHAGGI’S DAS Constructions was officially confirmed as the builder for the new multimillion dollar Newhaven College Senior School at the college’s annual presentation night on Thursday, November 24.

Wasting no time in making a start, DAS Constructions managing director  Dale Sartori, Newhaven College board, project manager David Butt and college principal Gea Lovell attended the first site meeting at the Phillip Island Road Campus yesterday morning , Monday, November 28.

Speaking at the presentation evening to the hundreds of students, teachers, parents and friends in attendance, Newhaven College board chair Greg Price was thrilled to officially announce, “We have appointed DAS Constructions to commence the building of our new Senior Learning Centre and Specialist Arts, Science and Technology Wing.

“This is the single largest phase of our construction program to date and will be the catalyst to combine our school as one.

“The Phillip Island Road Campus will be amongst one of the finest regional educational facilities in Australia. It is a huge asset for our community and our children’s future.

“It is an exciting and fulfilling time for our children to be a part of this historic moment, in the life of our school.

“The new buildings will be completed in time for the commencement of the school year in 2018.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our principal Mrs Gea Lovell for the many hours of detailed work involved in obtaining Federal and State government grants, which have been fundamental in helping us achieve our goals.

“Mrs Lovell manages all of this, while still being charged with running our busy school.

“I would also like to thank our hard-working board of directors who give up many hours of their personal time to contribute and work on the school board.”

In her address, principal Gea Lovell praised the hard work of the students who have achieved success on so many levels.

She also thanked the board members, parents association, staff and teachers.

Returning to the college for the evening, Newhaven’s dux of 2015 Morgan Roney gave an inspiring talk on her first year out of school and the struggles she faced moving to Melbourne to continue her studies and tackling her first year in medicine.

While she admitted it was not all a bed of roses, she encouraged students to never be afraid to ask for help and to “be resilient”.

Awards recognising excellence across the curriculum were handed out to students from years 5 to 11 during the night, and some of the talented music and dance students performed some beautiful songs and dance routines.

 

 

Top effort: from left, some of the award winning Newhaven College students,  Ingrid Nunn, Sports and Values; Nathan Foote, Values; Wil Vanderstaay, Values; and Mitchell Fallaw, Graphics; were presented with certificates during the annual presentation evening at the Senior School in Newhaven on Thursday.

Top effort: from left, some of the award winning Newhaven College students, Ingrid Nunn, Sports and Values; Nathan Foote, Values; Wil Vanderstaay, Values; and Mitchell Fallaw, Graphics; were presented with certificates during the annual presentation evening at the Senior School in Newhaven on Thursday.

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