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Marist Ex-Students Mass and Reunion


Wednesday, 20 January 2021



Champagnat Chapel


Ambrose Depiazzi – 0419 912 187 | pomlet@iinet.net.au

Former Marist students are invited to the annual Mass and Reunion. All information can be found in the newsletter below.

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Never has the momentum of change been as evident as in 2020. As the Learning Hub Development nears completion, Newman College has embarked upon a significant renewal process that will deliver ongoing benefits to students for years to come.  The formal commissioning of the Learning Hub will take place early next year.

The year has seen three other significant and long-term planning decisions approved, with work currently being executed.

  • Marist Schools Australia approved the expansion of the Learning Hub Development Project to include W Block. This decision will see two new classrooms developed in W Block, along with the creation of a new Education Support Centre including life skills area.
  • S Block has been included in the scope of work for the Learning Hub. The central spaces will be refurbished, providing a learning experience that is consistent with the new Learning Hub. This includes the creation of new breakout areas, entrances to classrooms, lecture theatre, soft furnishings, meeting rooms, office, and main entries.
  • The approval of an exciting landscape design to accompany the major building program has also been approved. The magnificent design draws from the recent collaborative artwork created by students alongside local Noongar artists during our 2019 Artist in Residence program. This reflective space draws together the history of our Marist origins and our location on traditional Whadjuk land.

These projects have commenced and will run in conjunction with the Learning Hub Development, due for completion ahead of the commencement of the 2021 school year.

Accompanying the new built environments is the commitment to appoint the spaces with new furniture. A significant furniture program has now been completed and will see new furniture installed throughout the Learning Hub, W Block and S Block. Further upgrades will be made to classrooms in B Block and T Block concurrently.

On Wednesday 4 November, Leaders or Learning and Leaders of Wellbeing were taken on a guided tour of the new Learning Hub. The excitement was evident in all, as the realisation of the significance and grandeur of the project was realised. We are now just a short journey to the finish line, with students and staff set to experience a learning environment that will be the envy of the State.


This morning we welcomed back our outstanding High Achievers from the Class of 2019. It has now become a College tradition at the start of each academic year to recognise the exceptional performances of the previous cohort. The assembly was attended by the Years 10-12 cohorts, teachers and families of the high achievers.

Awards were presented to those students who achieved an ATAR of 90+, who have received special recognition from the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, or achieved excellence in a General Pathway.

In his Principal’s Address, Mr Finneran made reference to the number of significant Australians who were recently recognised as an Australian of the Year;  in particular Ash Barty who was recognised as  The Young Australian of the Year. He quoted Barty’s acceptance speech where she said “It’s about being humble and respectful, and giving it a crack – trying to be the best you can be, and that’s all you can ask of yourself.”

Mr Finneran challenged the High Achievers to “continue to participate, contribute and make a difference to the world in which we live. Put simply, giving it a crack. As a community we will continue to support each other to grow in our strengths – students, teachers and families. To do so, like the Australians of the Year, we need to be resilient, work hard and set goals.”

Other highlights included a performance by Newman Groove, who played Natural Woman and the High Achievers Address by Patrick Diamond.

Patrick reflected on his Year 12 experience; which he admitted was one of the best yet hardest years of his life.  Patrick said “Since leaving Newman I’ve come to realise how grateful I am for the opportunities the school provided. Being in multiple bands taught me new music and skills I can take with me forever, taking part in the production gave me confidence and activities such as debating taught me how to win an argument, a skill that has proven quite useful.”

He also provided some tips for a successful year which included; your friends are your best study companions, utilise the school library, resources and study options like Homework Club, take regular study breaks and most importantly look after yourself.

It was wonderful to see so many of the High Achievers return to the College to celebrate their success. We wish them all the best in this next chapter of their lives.

Celebrating 2019

We wish the entire community of Newman College health and happiness over the Christmas season. What a year is has been!



NYC Arts Tour Raffle

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2019 NYC Arts Tour Raffle (LS212876919):

1st Prize – Ticket No 1848 Elaine and Ed
2nd Prize – Ticket No 383 Bill Purdy
3rd Prize – Ticket No 81 Josh Mills
4th Prize – Ticket No 208 Rowena Edmondson
5th Prize – Ticket No 222 Rachel Dimattina
6th Prize – Ticket No 161 Hobson

All winners will be personally contacted. We wish our students safe travels on their upcoming Arts experience in New York!


On Wednesday 20 February the College recognised and celebrated the Class of 2018 who achieved Outstanding Academic Achievement. The High Achievers Assembly was an opportunity for students past and present, family members and staff to reflect and gather together as part of our Marist family.

In his Principal’s Address, Mr Finneran spoke about culture which defines who we are. “Your efforts demonstrated by application, resilience, discipline, shared values friendships and self-belief have enhanced our Newman culture. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents”.

Jai Taylor (Class of 2018) gave an inspirational address with his main message being; you need to take every opportunity the College has to offer to support your learning without undermining your personal wellbeing.

Congratulations to Kascia Pavisich who was awarded the 2018 Principal’s Award (highest ATAR score) and was recognised for her Outstanding Academic Achievements; a General Exhibition, Subject Exhibition in Psychology and a Subject Certificate of Excellence in both English and Psychology.

Along with the 23 students who achieved and were recognised for their Outstanding Academic Achievement by obtaining an ATAR of 95 and above, Samantha Ashby was recognised for achieving a Certificate of Excellence for Mathematics Applications and Jessica Ranieri for being the recipient of the VET Award.

Well done to the students who made the morning extra special by sharing your gifts and talents in the Symphonic Winds and Chamber Choir.

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2018/2019 Season Registrations are Now Open

For over 40 years the Newman Churchlands Swimming Club has been promoting and encouraging participation in the sport of swimming to students in the local area.

2018 promises to be a fantastic season at the club as we have our first full summer season at the newly heated pool and enjoy the amenities of the refurbished club rooms at the Newman College Pool complex.

Registrations for new and existing members open on Saturday 1 September 2018.

For further information visit the club’s website www.newmanchurchlandsswimclub.org.au

2018/2019 Season Registrations are Now Open

FlippaBall (Year 2 [strong swimmer] to Years 6/7)

  • New members – free “Come & Try” on Thursday 20 September & Thursday 11 October (4.00pm –  5.00pm) – New & existing members welcome
  • Training – Thursdays, commencing Thursday 18 October (3.45pm – 5.00pm)
  • Games – Saturdays, commencing Saturday 20 October (between 11.00am & 12.30pm)
  • Venue – Newman College pool (training & games)
  • Additional info – Click here for FlippaBall Flyer

Juniors (U14s, U16s & U18s)

  • New members welcome – free “Come & Try” during pre-season training
  • Pre-season training underway (until end of Term 3): Thursdays, 5.00pm – 7.00pm and Saturdays, 9.00am – 11.00am
  • State League games commence 7/8 October
  • Venue – Newman College pool (training) + HBF stadium, or Hale Pool (games)

Registrations: Please click here

More info: www.newmanwaterpolo.asn.au
Email: flippaball@newmanwaterpolo.asn.au and juniors@newmanwaterpolo.asn.au