Modern library opens at Newhaven College

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Modern library opens at Newhaven College

NEWHAVEN College’s new library and administration complex at the Phillip Island Road campus opened its doors for the first time to welcome students and staff back to term three. Costing $3.4 million, Newhaven received $500,000 in Federal Government funding towards the project.

The learning common encompasses the ICT department, a Senior and Junior School reading room, conference rooms, meeting spaces, quiet reading areas, and areas to stand or sit whilst using electronic devices with the latest technology installed.

It is planned around open spaces which makes it a central hub for the surrounding Junior School, Middle School and Trade Skills Centre.

The reception and administration areas provide offices for the business staff of the college, as well as a board room and a uniform shop.

The spacious and well equipped staff common room is a place where staff can meet, socialise, relax and enjoy their meal breaks. 

In addition to timetabled library class time, the library is a welcome place for all Newhaven students to enjoy at lunchtimes for reading and borrowing books, study, technology needs and playing chess and board games.

Such was the popularity of the library on the first day that librarian Julianne Toole was swamped with children wanting to borrow books and was thrilled at the overwhelming response.

Designed by McIldowie Partners Architects, the library and administration building was built by local company DAS Constructions.

Dale Sartori from DAS Constructions was on hand to gauge staff and students’ reaction to the new building.

Each class toured the new facility and when Mr Gale’s 1G class were asked for their first impressions.

One Grade One child said, “I love the new building because there are lots of books and it is very colourful”.

Another said, “It’s a big building and there are lots of different books in the library”, and a third also gave it the thumbs up, saying, “It looked good and we even got to meet the builder.”

If you would like to tour the new facility you can attend the college’s next tour at 9.30am on Wednesday, July 29.

To book in for the tour and for Prep to Year 12 enrolment enquiries, please contact Kelly Fuery, on 5956 7505 (option 1) or visit www.newhavencol.vic.edu.au.

Modern facility: Newhaven College principal Gea Lovell was thrilled with the overwhelming response to the new library. She chatted to students Charley Logan, Amaia Beaumont, Kobey Carlson, Tamika Poustie and Sophie Caile about the books they had chosen.

Modern facility: Newhaven College principal Gea Lovell was thrilled with the overwhelming response to the new library. She chatted to students Charley Logan, Amaia Beaumont, Kobey Carlson, Tamika Poustie and Sophie Caile about the books they had chosen.

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