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FOND memories of school days past
were shared by Newhaven College alum-
ni at the Classes of 1986, 1996 and 2006
Reunion on Saturday, November 5.
More than 40 former students caught up with their
school mates from 10, 20 and 30 years ago at an after-
noon tea at the college’s Phillip Island Road Campus.
The group was suitably impressed with the magnificent
82 acre campus and facilities, and the statement, ‘I wish
we had that when I was at school’, was repeated many
times throughout the tour.
The tour of the Boys Home Road campus that fol-
lowed was the highlight of the reunion. Grown adults be-
came school children again and delighted in visiting their
old classrooms, sharing funny memories, noting what
had changed about their old school and agreeing that al-
though many years had passed it still felt just the same.
Early Years Reunion – 29 January 2017
Upon hearing that the Boys Home Road campus will
close at the end of 2017 when all of Newhaven College
will be accommodated at the Phillip Island Road cam-
pus, the 1986 cohort decided that an early years’ reunion
would be a fitting farewell to the original site that the
College founders worked so hard to establish.
Students, families, staff, volunteersand council/board
members who were a part of Newhaven College from
1980 – 1990 are invited to attend a reunion and family
picnic from 12noon to 5pm on Sunday 29 January, 2017
at the Boys Home Road campus in Newhaven. Details
of the day are available at www.newhavencol.vic.edu.au/
about/events and also on the Newhaven College Face-
The founding Principal of Newhaven College, Frank
Moore, now lives in China but will be in Australia to at-
tend the reunion. Current Principal Gea Lovell welcomed
the idea of a reunion and is calling for all who are inter-
ested in attending to update their contact details via the
Contact or Alumni page of the College website so they
can be kept informed as plans for the reunion evolve.
Spectacular blooms at
Leongatha rose show
Show openers: back from left, Vision Aus-
tralia’s community fundraiser John Poke,
Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien, front
from left, Vision Australia volunteer and
client Wanda Egerton and organiser Sandra
McDonald were excited to open the 45th an-
nual Leongatha Rose Spectacular on Friday.
Eye catching: Leongatha North’s Johanne
Horn helped set up the marvellous displays
at the 45th
Leongatha Rose Spectacular.
Prized rose: Doncaster East’s Rosalie Par-
sons won first prize for her perfumed rose.
Ms Parsons said she loved the show and nev-
er missed the opportunity to come down to
Leongatha to enter.
DAZZLING displays were showcased at
Leongatha’s 45th Rose Spectacular last
Over two big days – Friday and Saturday –
crowds gathered at Memorial Hall to admire the
beautiful blooms exhibited.
Despite the recent streak of wet weather, the rose
display was as grand as ever.
The event was officially opened by Gippsland
South MLA Danny O’Brien, Vision Australia com-
munity fundraiser John Poke and Vision Australia
volunteer and client Wanda Egerton.
All proceeds from the event were donated to the
work of Vision Australia.
This year ’s champion rose winner was Leongatha
North’s Johanne Horn.
The roses were judged by four professionals hail-
ing from Melbourne and Nerrim South.
Organiser Lillian Brittain said the number of en-
tries was on par with previous years, with plenty of
gardeners proudly showing their work in a variety
Judged by popular vote, 14 community groups
including country women’s associations, bowls
clubs, churches, Lions Clubs, Red Cross and the
Historical Society – entered beautiful floral arrange-
The event was organised with the support of
many groups including the Horticultural Society and
the Red Cross, which organised lunches and Devon-
shire tea for show goers.
Leongatha’s Barry and Glenys Paterson opened
their garden to the public for the duration of the
show, allowing visitors to wander through and be
Stunning: Leongatha Rose Spectacular or-
ganiser Sandra McDonald with the fourth an-
nual feature rose ‘Countrywoman’, named in
honour of the Country Women’s Association.
Show success: from left, organisers Sue
Thompson and Joan Michael were thrilled
with the turnout at Leongatha Rose Spec-
tacular on Friday.
School days relived
at Newhaven College
10 years: Newhaven College Class of 2006 at their 10 year reunion back from left, Scott
Morrison, Sam Allan, James Naughtin, Scott Grattan, Kerryn Moren, Brett Niven, Dellani
Thompson, Luke Curran, Ruby Ginnivan, Adam Barrett and front, James Burton, Beau Ver-
non, Kristy Matthies, Hannah Maynard, Mia Cody-Law and Andrea Hermans.
30 year reunion: former students of Newhaven College’s Class of 1986 back from left
Amelia Bassett, Michael Caile, Jeffrey Brooks, Paul Gatto, John Ng and his wife Angeline
flew in from Malaysia and front, Lisa West (Newman), Melinda Narguet (Moore), Sharon
Butler (Wilson), Odilla O’Boyle, Cathy Bilson attended their 30 year reunion and now in-
vite students, teachers and community members who were involved in founding Newhaven
College from 1980 – 1990 to attend an early years reunion and family picnic on Sunday,
January 29 next year.
20 years celebrated: Newhaven College Class of 1996 at their 20 year reunion back from
left, Lawri Piera (Barry), David Dowson, Ian Dowson, Mark Linton and front, Marlo Rule,
Katherine Dowson (Eyers), Suzanne Carmody (Catt), Dugald Cameron.
Truck, car collide
FOUR people were sent to Dande-
nong Hospital with minor injuries
after a car and truck collided at Koru-
mburra on Saturday.
They were a 52 year old Korum-
burra woman, who was driving the
car, and her passengers, a 19 year old
man and eight year old boy, also from
Also hospitalised was the 49 year
old truck driver, a Dumbalk man.
Police said a silver Ford Falcon
was travelling west on the South
Gippsland Highway near Coal Creek
Community Park and Museum about
1.30pm, when the driver lost control
on the wet road.
The Falcon slid on to the wrong
side of the highway and into the path
of a Kenworth prime mover logging
The Falcon and prime mover col-
lided, and the Falcon and truck sus-
tained extensive damage.
The log truck jack knifed across
both lanes, causing the highway to
be closed for about three and a half
hours until heavy haulage attended to
Police are still investigating the
The crash followed a collision in
the same vicinity on October 31.
POLICE found drugs in a car driven
by a Lang Lang man on November
The 24 year old was charged with
drugs offences and bailed to appear
at Korumburra Magistrate’s Court in
March next year.
Golf cart missing
A GOLF cart was stolen from the
front yard of a Cowes home between
10am and noon on Friday.
Soon after, the buggy was sighted
on a trailer being towed by a vehicle
in Grantville heading towards Cran-
Rain causes rear crash
POLICE have attributed a crash
in Leongatha yesterday (Monday) to
A vehicle crashed into the rear of
another in Horn Street about 9.15am.
Police said rain caused the car to
No one sustained injuries and no
charges will be laid.
BASS Coast Highway Patrol police
would like to remind all drivers to
take extra care in Leongatha with the
new bypass of the central business
district completed recently.
Several minor collisions have
already occurred, as well as several
Police believe drivers will take
some time to be accustomed to the
new route, and drivers are urged to
slow down and exercise care around
the new intersections.
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