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Newman News Term 2 Week 2 : From the Principal

30 Apr 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to Term 2.

We were delighted to have been able to resume our teaching and learning program on Monday following the lockdown of the Perth and Peel Regions and we look forward to the further relaxation of restrictions this weekend. I take this opportunity to thank all students for their respect of and adherence to restrictions this week. They have been very accepting of switching to online events in some instances.

Thank you also to families for supporting the College in the implementation of restrictions and having your children well prepared. It was unfortunate that some events had to be cancelled (hopefully postponed) and others switched to online formats. We are most fortunate to have the technical expertise at Newman College enabling us to pivot to online events at such short notice. Please click here to view the Newman Covid page

ANZAC Events

One of the highlights of our first two weeks back at school was the observance and acknowledgement of Anzac Day. I attended all three ceremonies across the College, all of which marked the significant sacrifice that others have given, and continue to give, so that we may live out our lives in freedom and opportunity. All students showed a high level of respect and attention for such a solemn occasion.

At the Principal’s assembly on Wednesday, we had the pleasure of hearing from Mr Robert Wilton, retired serviceman for both the British & Australian Military Forces. He spoke about the impact of his service on his life and, in particular, his ‘daily renewable contract’.

Following Robert, during the Principal’s Address, I reiterated how our ceremony encapsulated his message. We have so much to be grateful and thankful for and it is this grace that it is incumbent on us to make the most of what we have. The term ahead is full of opportunity. Learning is such a gift – how we use it determines our success.

I put to the students – “Who do you want be?”

At Newman College we have a vision that frames the canvas of what is possible: Shine Through Discovery – Let Your Light Shine. What is your light? How will it shine?

Take every opportunity this term to be the best person God intends you to be in whatever pursuit you endeavour. Let us be mindful of those around the world who are suffering at this moment. Let us keep them in our prayers. (Please click here to read the Principal’s Address in full.)

Further information about our three Anzac Day ceremonies (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary) can be found in other parts of this Newsletter

Year 6 Camp

We were fortunate to have been able to go ahead with the Year 6 Camp this week, albeit with relevant restrictions put in place by Forest Edge Recreation Camp. I visited the Camp last evening and the enjoyment and high spirits of the students was evident. I thank the Year 6 teachers for ensuring this very important event continued, even with the COVID restrictions in place.

Newman Parents Consultative Committee (NPCC)

We warmly welcome all families to attend our first NPCC meeting of the year on Monday 10 May.

Featured on the meeting agenda will be an overview of our Annual School Improvement Plan for 2021 with a presentation from our Gifted and Talented Teacher K-10, Ms Lara Ognenis.

Lara will speak about our Strategic Intent for this year “To develop extension learning pathways that enhance the opportunities for gifted and talented students.” The strategies we have put in place to enable the College to achieve this intent are:

  • Implementation of a K-10 GATE program utilsing contemporary, evidence-based practices
  • Upskill teaching staff on strategies to extend gifted and talented students within mainstream classrooms.
  • Explore external and internal opportunities (competitions, programs, electives) that enable Newman students to be challenged academically at a state and national level.

I look forward to seeing you there.

 

We look forward to the term ahead.

John Finneran
PRINCIPAL

30 Apr 2021

Champagnat Cup

This year Newman College will be hosting Bunbury Catholic College and St Josephs Northam on Friday week 3 for the Champagnat Cup. This is a tri-school competition across Marist Netball, Marist Basketball boys and the First XVIII football team. Newman currently hold the Champagnat Cup after being undefeated last year. All students are invited to spectate the games during recess and lunch. Good luck to all players and coaches involved.

Friday Night Lights

Friday 7th May is Friday Night Lights at Shenton College. This is a tri-school competition for our Marist Boys and Girls Basketball. Schools involved are Newman College, Churchlands SHS and Shenton College. Games start at 5pm in the Shenton College gym. Food trucks will be available from 5pm so it is a great excuse for the whole family to come down, have some dinner and support our players. It would be great to have a big presence of support from Newman. Good luck to all players and coaches.

Newman Sienna Netball Club

This Saturday the Newman Sienna Netball Club begins its 2021 season and for the first time in the Club’s history we will be represented in the Years 9-12 competition Division 1.

It’s been many years in the making to have players of this quality represent our Club at the highest level and we believe that with our depth of talent we can be here competing against the best players in the Association for years to come.

The team is as follows:-

  • Adelaide Berry                                 (Newman College)
  • Charlotte Gale                                  (Churchlands SHS)
  • Amber Grover                                  (Newman College)
  • Ellie Jones                                           (Newman College)
  • Sarena Kriletich                                (Newman College)
  • Saoirse Larkin                                    (Newman College)
  • Tayla Sadgrove                                 (Newman College)
  • Jasmine Stewart                              (Churchlands SHS)
  • Ashleigh Warner                              (Newman College)

Coach: Natasha Kriletich               (Newman College Staff)

The Club is extremely proud of this group’s achievement and wish them all the very best for their season opener on Saturday 1st May @ Mathews Netball Centre.

 

30 Apr 2021

Highlights from past two weeks 

Dear families ,

It is a great pleasure to welcome everyone back to what promises to be a very busy and exciting term for our students. The holiday break often gives us time to pause and reflect on the term that has just been, and to renew our focus and energy for the year ahead. I am very proud of the way students have started this year, and the positive way our boys and girls are seeking to make a difference in both their own lives, and even more importantly, those around them. I hope that every student can build on their positive start to the year this term, as we encounter several events including NAPLAN, Year 6 camp, and reporting. We will continue to gather as a school community each morning to begin our day, with a focus on ‘doing the little things right’ while being mindful of the small but positive ways we can all impact each other.

New Staff

I hope everyone in our community will join me in welcoming Natasha De Gois to our College this term. Natasha joins us from Mercy College where she taught in Year Four. Natasha will be teaching in the 5 Blue classroom Wednesday – Friday.

We also welcome to our campus Miss Katya Anderson. Many families will already know Miss Anderson from their time at Marian campus, however in her new role of Leader of Learning PK-6, Miss Anderson will also have presence here at Lavalla.  She is very much looking forward to connecting with all her previous students who are now that little bit older and working with our teachers to create wonderful learning opportunities for all our children across the school. We are very lucky to have someone of her knowledge and expertise as part of our team.

Finally, we also welcome two pre-service teachers to our campus this term – Lachlan Howard who will be working with Miss Sankar in 5 Green, and Imogen Crostella who will be working with Mrs Fitzpatrick in 4 Blue. We hope you will join us in making our new staff feel very welcome.

Assembly

Last Friday we were treated to a very entertaining assembly item from 4 Red, who used ‘The Amazing Race’ to share with us some of the things they have been working on in class, especially their Writing. We also acknowledged those students who have started the term in a very positive manner, presenting several merit certificates to students across all year groups. We also recognised the efforts of some of our Year 6 students who achieved great results in the recent Solar Car challenge as part of the Gifted and Talented program. Congratulations to all students who have made a positive start to the term!

Newman College Lavalla

Marcellin Award

Hamish Macgregor (Year 5) was the recipient of our first Marcellin Award for Term Two. I was very proud to present Hamish with his award as his positive actions to begin the term have not only had a positive impact on our community, but he has also set a fine example for others. Hamish has been instrumental in these first weeks of school in welcoming one of our new students to the College; sitting with him, offering him support in class, and just being that welcoming face that new students hope to find in every school. Hamish, you truly embody the Marist charism of Family Spirit through your actions, and the example you have set is one that we can all learn from. We are very proud to call you a Newman College student!

Year 6 Camp

We were very lucky that the recent lockdown and resulting COVID restrictions did not impact our Year 6 Camp. Students have had a great time on camp this week where they took part in several challenging and fun activities designed to build confidence and teamwork. Students have been able to try their hand at abseiling, target shooting, crate climbs, and kayaking, among other things. One of the major themes of the camp has been positive thinking and the impact thinking positively and acting positively can have on both ourselves and each other. It is very pleasing to see students take this message to heart and to see them supporting and encouraging each other. We are sure they all had a great time! We owe a big thanks to our Year 6 teachers for their hard work in organising camp, as well as those staff who gave up time with their families to be with our students this week.

Year 5 Maker’s Market 

This week, students in Year 5 ran an event in school called the Maker’s Market. A recount of this event and the learning that preceded it is provided below from Cooper, Zac, and Ella in Year Five.

Firstly, we discussed the meaning of supply and demand. We also had to get into groups of four or five and choose a product to create. Next, we made prototypes of our product to look at what worked and what didn’t. Then we went around to classes to see what people would like to buy by doing a survey. On the 27th of April we did a Market day in which we raised $1003.70. The day was not only good for charity, but it also taught us how to read the market and how to advertise our products. At 8:20am we opened the doors to the multipurpose room, where we had people queuing from 8:00am. We estimated around 80-100 kids took part just in the morning. Two groups sold out completely before recess and most other groups sold all their products by the end of recess. By the end of the day many people walked away happy with their experience and purchase. We are really grateful to everyone who took part and supported our market.

Uniform 

One of the things that really makes me proud as a school leader is seeing our students dressed smartly and taking pride in their appearance. There are many students who wear their uniform with great pride and consistency, and I would like to thank these students and their families for their commitment to our College uniform. Wearing the school uniform with pride demonstrates a willingness and commitment to our College and it is wonderful that so many families are supportive of this. This term we transition to our Winter Uniform, the requirements for which can be found here. I would also like to thank those students and families who consistently uphold the College’s grooming standards.

Newman College Uniform

Curriculum Letters  

Last week families received a Curriculum Letter from their teachers. This contains information about what students will be learning this term, as well as some of the important events that will be occurring across each unit. I encourage any parents with questions about the term ahead to read the letter and be in touch with your child’s classroom teacher. On behalf of all staff, I can say we are looking forward to a very busy and productive term ahead.

Important information for next two weeks 

Year 5 & 6 Art Extension AIR program  

This term we have been lucky enough to secure Abby Telfer as an Artist for the Artist in Residence program for the Lavalla Art Extension Students. Students will be working closely with Abby for three weeks to gain an understanding of different approaches, skills, and application techniques within Textile Design. Students will be working towards creating an original design to decorate and embellish their own canvas sneakers. This week marked the beginning of the project; students immersing themselves in image research to create a digital mood board for their sneaker design. We look forward to sharing updates over the term!

Arts Club 

This week saw the introduction of an Arts lunchtime club to our campus. This is a student led initiative, and I would like to acknowledge the efforts of some of our Year 6 girls for their passion and energy in getting this club up and running. Well done to Antonia, Abby, Ava, Bailey, and Eva! Students worked this week painting rocks, and next week our Year 6 girls will be leading the group in creating a Mother’s Day piece of craft. We often speak about student leadership at our morning gatherings, and this is the perfect example. Leadership is not reserved for only those with a badge, it is within the grasp of anyone who simply wants to make a difference in their community. I applaud these girls for their initiative and the contributions they are bringing to our campus. A big thanks to our Art Specialist, Amy Farrell, who is also supporting the club through her presence and guidance.

Photo Day

A reminder to all families that our photo day is on Friday 7 May. It is very important that all students attend wearing the correct winter uniform on this day. We hope that all students can be present at school this day, as school photos often become a treasured memory that are looked upon with great fondness and affection in the years to come.

Liturgies & Retreats

Our Year 3 students will be celebrating a liturgy for their unit on Wednesday 12 May in the Champagnat Chapel at 9.00am. We hope to be able to invite families of Year 3 students to attend and will keep families informed of the latest COVID restrictions. On Friday 14 May, our Year 4 students will take part in a retreat as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist. Please keep these students in your thoughts and prayers during this important time of preparation.

 

30 Apr 2021

Gamechangers 

Our Marist Youth Ministry Program, Gamechangers, across Year 7-12 has begun gathering again in Term 2. Our Year 10 and Year 11 groups have had the opportunity to gather at St Joseph’s Subiaco to take part in a reflection day that focus’ on the themes relevant to the groups.

Newman College Gamechangers

Sacramental Retreats 

Our Year 3 students gathered in the Marist Auditorium to participate in their Reconciliation Sacramental retreat. This experience helps to prepare them for their upcoming sacrament and further helps their understanding of forgiveness and mercy. Thanks to 24/7 Youth Ministry for facilitating the day and to Jane Short and the classroom teachers for preparing the students.

Thursday Community Mass  

Our week 2 Thursday Community Mass was cancelled due to Covid restrictions. We look forward to welcoming staff, students and families back to our Champagnat Chapel in Week 3, Thursday 6 May at 8.10am to celebrate.

Week 3 Mass is hosted by Thomas More Guild and Year 5 students. Week 4 Mass will be hosted by Brigid Guild and Year 6 students. Hosting students are expected to attend.

 

30 Apr 2021

Highlights from past two weeks 

We are so pleased to welcome students and families back to Term 2. We hope that families had a wonderful Easter break and students enjoyed their time to refresh and get ready for a busy term ahead. I am proud of the way in which students have returned to school and thank them for their cooperation this week in adhering to the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

New Staff

I would like to welcome the following new staff to Marcellin campus for Term 2:

  • Sonja Roetardink – Homework Club Coordinator
  • Torren Dilletti – Health and PE Teacher
  • Cate McKnight – Human Biology Teacher
  • Anjuli Duncant – Italian Teacher/Coordinator of Languages

Congratulations to the following staff will be taking on the new roles this term:

  • Acting Head of Sport – Tom Williams
  • Acting Assistant Head of Sport – Jorja Clark
  • Coordinator of Languages – Nalini Demma
  • Project Officer – Pedagogy and Innovation – Jennifer Miraudo

ANZAC Day Assembly

Marcellin students commemorated ANZAC Day in the Principal’s Assembly on Wednesday. We were fortunate to be joined by retired serviceman, Mr Robert Wilton. Robert spoke about his experiences as a Special Forces Army Officer and the notion of service to his country. Robert’s story inspired qualities of courage, commitment, endurance, and mateship; qualities that our students aspire to. Our ANZAC Day service was made special with the involvement of students in the local Army, Navy and Air Force Cadets, and Year 11 student, Emily Burgess who played the Last Post.

Parent, Teacher and Student Interviews for students in Years 8 – 10 took place on Thursday evening. We thank our families and students for their positive engagement in the different format. We hope our students found value in these conversations about their learning, progress, and effectively utilise any feedback offered.

Year 12 Geography Excursion 

The Year 12 Geography class was lucky enough to venture to the ALCOA Huntly Mine site in Pinjarra last Tuesday. The class was able to gain first-hand experience of being in the field and studying the land change process of mining and the extensive rehabilitation program that occurs post mining. The ALCOA mining company has mined and refined bauxite within the jarrah forest area of the Darling range since 1961 and are legally obligated to restore and rehabilitate the natural environment under various government acts. It is an excellent site for the Year 12 Geography students to visit. Students commented “ I learnt so much and this first-hand experience will really come in handy for my future assessments.”

y12 Geography Excursion

Important information for next two weeks 

Year 7 Camp 

The Year 7 takes place from Monday 3 May to 5 May facilitated by the Swan Valley Adventure Centre.  The camp aims to give the students a chance to come together as a cohort and build on the connections that they have made with their peers. The fun-filled Adventure Camp also gives students an opportunity to challenge themselves and build their independence.

Immunisation Forms

The Department of Health is offering parents of students in Year 7 and Year 10 the opportunity to have their child vaccinated as part of the School Based Immunisation Program.

  • Year 7 (1st round Monday 14 June) – Pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, diphtheria, and human papillomavirus (HPV).
  • Year 10 (Thursday 24 June) – Meningococcal ACWY.

Consent and information forms were sent home this week.  All students are required to return their form, consent or non-consent, to their PCG teacher by Friday 7 May.

Photo Day

Please be advised of the following dates for School Photos

  • Monday 21 June: Years 7-12 Sport Photo Day
  • Tuesday 22 June: Years 10-12 Photo Day
  • Wednesday 23 June: Years 7-9 Photo Day

Careers and Pathways Update

Contact details:

Justin Farley
Pathways  Coordinator 
pathways@newman.wa.edu.au 
Tel. 9204 9457

Alastair MacNeill
VET Coordinator
vet@newman.wa.edu.au
Tel. 9204 9415

Year 10, 11 and 12

Newman Careers Expo

The Newman Careers Expo will be held on Monday 21 June (Week 10) after school in the Marist Auditorium. There will be a wide variety of exhibits, including:

  • All Universities: UWA, Curtin, Notre Dame, ECU, Murdoch
  • TAFE
  • Defence Force
  • Private VET providers
  • SAE Creative Media Institute
  • Apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Disability Support

3.30pm to 4.30pm: Year 11/12 students attending

5.00pm to 5.45pm: Year 10 students attending

5.45pm: Year 10 parent information evening

Year 12

University applications open (TISC)

As of 19 April, Year 12s can apply for a place at University in 2022. In Term 3, all Year 12s will be provided with detailed information on how to apply via TISC.

There is no rush to apply and students will not miss out on a place at University. It is better to take your time and think carefully about the right course for you.

Closing dates are 30 September (for Medicine/Dentistry) and 21 December (all other courses).

University Early Offers

Western Australian universities are publishing their Early Offer programs for students entering university in 2022. Please see below for details:


Thinking of studying Medicine or Dentistry next year?

If you are in Year 12 and thinking of studying Medicine or Dentistry next year (either at Curtin, or via direct pathway to UWA) you must sit the Undergraduate Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) this year.

The dates for UCAT testing 2021 are:

  • 17 May: Bookings close
  • 1 July: Testing begins
  • 11 August: Last test date

You can find out more about the UCAT at https://www.ucat.edu.au/ or you are welcome to book an appointment to talk to me. There are many different ways into Medicine and Dentistry so come and ask if unsure.

Students and parents might also find this webinar useful.

Upcoming Careers Events

 

30 Apr 2021

It was great to welcome our students to Term 2 last week. Their renewed energy and enthusiasm was evident. They have settled back into school life with ease, despite the challenges that restrictions presented. It promises to be a long and busy term and we encourage students to maintain their pace of study and focus, whilst also making time for friends, family and fun.

Thank you to all our teachers and staff members for the preparation and planning you have undertaken to ensure a smooth start to the term for our students.

ANZAC Day 

Across the College this week, we marked the significance of ANZAC Day by gathering as a community to respectfully celebrate our past and present service men and women. We acknowledged the sacrifice men and women made for the freedom and safety of others. Thank you to special guests, students and staff who led these services.

School Production – Little Shop of Horrors

Rehearsals have commenced for our 2021 production.  Families were emailed details regarding opening night. Our Auditorium will be transformed into a restaurant for a Dinner Theatre Experience. While our cast and crew dazzle in this energetic horror, comedy, rock musical; guests will enjoy a sumptuous three course gourmet seated meal, including a selection of beer, wine, and coffee/tea. Tables are limited, you will need to get it quick! Please click the link below and fill out the form to register your attendance. Standard theatre ticket packages will be released in the coming weeks.

Click here

Parent Sundowner

It is with great sadness that we must inform all parents that the Parent Sundowner which was scheduled to be held on Friday 7 May at 5:00pm has been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. We wish to advise all ticket holders that they will receive a full refund over the coming days.

The next opportunity for all parents to come together will be at the Parents Soiree in Term 4 as part of the Newman College Arts Festival. Further details will be communicated in Term 3.

Newman Parents Consultative Committee Meeting (NPCC) – Monday 10 May, 7.00pm 

The NPCC meetings, convened by the Principal and attended by various members of the College Leadership Team, is a representative group, voice, and forum to gain insight into our school improvement plan and to discuss school concerns. The NPCC serves to help advance the best interests of those within our College Community. Whilst policy is determined and set by the College Executive and supported by the Advisory Council, the NPCC is a critically important group in providing input and feedback.

An invitation is extended to all parents and guardians to attend the next Newman Parents Consultative Committee Meeting. At the next NPCC, our Gifted and Talented specialist, Ms Lara Ognenis, will present the Newman College ‘SHINE’ program for gifted and talented students across the primary and secondary. It is an exciting space for the College, this program continues to enrich and extend student learning in inter-disciplinary and innovative ways.

Problem Solve It Immersion – Parent Information Evening – Wednesday 12 May

It is with great pleasure we announce the re-commencement of the Problem-Based Learning Immersion for students in Years 9 and 10.  Newman College has partnered with the Singapore Republic Polytechnic (RP) and the University of Western Australia (UWA) to offer our students a unique immersive learning experience. The 4-day immersion experience will run from Tuesday 13 July until Friday 16 July 2021, spending time in both Mandurah and the Perth CBD.

This opportunity will only be available to a limited number of students and will incur a cost. An information session will be held on Wednesday 12 May @ 5.30pm in the John Henry Learning Hub. Full details of the immersion, along with enrolment procedures, will be discussed at this time.

Please click here to register your attendance.

Fun Fact

Did you know that between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled? What if everything else doubled too, like number of years in formal schooling! As we evolve as humans, lifelong learning becomes an absolute necessity. Learning, in whatever form, helps us to remain challenged, happy, feeling alive and growing – all the days of our lives

Code of Conduct

The Keeping Safe Child Protection curriculum is a program that spans from 3 years up to Year 12.  Our College delivers this curriculum during classroom teaching, and through the Wellbeing Programs and Health curriculum.

As a Catholic community we are committed to educating the whole person. In order to do this, we need to ensure a safe, supportive and engaging environment. The basis for this environment is that all in the community model what healthy, respectful relationships look like. The Code of Conduct is the definitive guide to the behaviours we want to model to, and expect from, our children and young people. We want to create a culture that assists our children and young people on their learning journey. We can only achieve such a culture in partnership with all who participate in our community. The Keeping Safe Child Protection curriculum is a program that spans from 3 years up to Year 12.  Our College delivers this curriculum during classroom teaching, and through the Wellbeing Programs and Health curriculum.

A reminder to all families that the Code of Conduct can be accessed via the College website. The Code is mandated by Catholic Education Western Australia and the application of the code extends to all staff, students, parents, guardians, caregivers and volunteers.

Any perceived breaches of the Code can be discussed with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. As always, if students ever need support, they are encouraged to contact their Leader of Wellbeing, a College psychologist, Counsellor or classroom teacher.

The Code seeks to value the dignity of every person, foster positive relationships, ensure confidentiality and accountability and supports professional boundaries. Events held during school hours, and those College associated events outside of school hours are also supported by the Code of Conduct. Additionally, postings on social media platforms that identify the College or College events are bound by the Code of Conduct. We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to a positive partnership that supports our students, your children.

 

30 Apr 2021
Performing Arts Festival Newman College

 

Entries for the Performing Arts Festival are now open. The Festival runs throughout August and is great opportunity for students to represent Newman College in the Arts. Many of the College’s vocal, instrumental and dance ensembles will be entered in the Festival, however, there are opportunities for students in Years 4-12 to perform solo and in small groups. Performance are occurring live this year (subject to COVID-rules), however video performances will be accepted (fees apply). Please note that students become ineligible for an award if choosing to record their item. If you would like your child to participate in a solo/duet music item, please register your interest with your child’s instrumental/vocal tutor. If your child learns privately, please email the Coordinator of Music with the following details: Performer/s names, Year level/s, Instrument/s, Item Name (one item/performance only), Composer and Arranger, and Item Duration. The College will cover the cost of Festival entrance fees, however, if you child withdraws, a fee of $17 will be charged.

Vocal students are required to perform either with a live accompanist or sing acapella as the Festival does not accept backing tracks. Accompaniment is recommended. Fees apply: approximately $100 (incl. 1 rehearsal, practice backing track provided and performance).

Entries are due by Monday 3 May. Sheet music must be supplied with child’s name clearly marked by Monday 17 May.

For further information, please contact the Coordinator of Music:

Margaret Goldsmith

margaret.goldsmith@cewa.edu.au

(08) 9204 9488

30 Apr 2021

Easter Liturgy

Across the PK-12 community, students celebrated the Easter story through the Stations of the Cross. Each liturgy gave students an opportunity to reflect on the life, suffering, death and resurrection of Christ. The beauty of the Easter message is truly the belief in the resurrection, as all are invited to new life through a relationship with Christ.

This Lenten period students have opportunities to fast through the Caritas Fast fundraiser, give alms through project compassion and pray through Thursday morning Mass and Student-Led prayer. This is all in preparation for a relationship with Jesus and the reminder that this relationship can be life changing, just as it was for the first apostles and disciples over 2000years ago.

A special thanks to our families for their generosity, our staff for their work in walking with our students on their faith journey and our students for being open to the presence of God in their life.

From all of us here at Newman College we wish you and your families a happy and holy Easter. This year’s Marist theme is Breathe – The Spirit of Life, we encourage all families to be present and reflect on your time with family and friends.

Marian Campus Easter Liturgy

Lavalla Campus Easter Liturgy

Marcellin Campus Easter Liturgy

Start of Term 2  

School will return for all students on Tuesday 20 April. On Monday 19 April our staff will participate in Professional Learning and will work together to create our individual Professional Growth Plans, which help us to reflect on our performance, and continually improve.

Uniform Expectations

All students are reminded of the expectations relating to their personal presentation. Please click here to access uniform requirements and guidelines. Some changes were made at the end of 2020 and are reflected in this document.  If you need to purchase new uniform items, please ensure you give yourself adequate time.

Uniform Shop – School Holiday Opening Hours

  • Tuesday 13/4/21, 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 14/4/21, 12.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Friday 16/4/21, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Thank you in advance to all families for your partnership in ensuring College guidelines are upheld along with your support of our Leaders of Wellbeing in the application of this expectation.

8-10 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews 

Interviews will be held in the Marist Auditorium on Thursday 29 April from 3.45pm – 8.00pm.  An email will be forwarded early next term with details confirming how to access bookings through our online booking system, Parent Teacher Online (PTO).

Code of Conduct

The Keeping Safe Child Protection curriculum is a program that spans from 3 years up to Year 12.  Our College delivers this curriculum during classroom teaching, and through the Wellbeing Programs and Health curriculum.

As a Catholic community we are committed to educating the whole person. In order to do this, we need to ensure a safe, supportive and engaging environment. The basis for this environment is that all in the community model what healthy, respectful relationships look like. The Code of Conduct is the definitive guide to the behaviours we want to model to, and expect from, our children and young people. We want to create a culture that assists our children and young people on their learning journey. We can only achieve such a culture in partnership with all who participate in our community. The Keeping Safe Child Protection curriculum is a program that spans from 3 years up to Year 12.  Our College delivers this curriculum during classroom teaching, and through the Wellbeing Programs and Health curriculum.

A reminder to all families that the Code of Conduct can be accessed via the College website. The Code is mandated by Catholic Education Western Australia and the application of the code extends to all staff, students, parents, guardians, caregivers and volunteers.

Any perceived breaches of the Code can be discussed with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. As always, if students ever need support, they are encouraged to contact their Leader of Wellbeing, a College psychologist, Counsellor or classroom teacher.

The Code seeks to value the dignity of every person, foster positive relationships, ensure confidentiality and accountability and supports professional boundaries. Events held during school hours, and those College associated events outside of school hours are also supported by the Code of Conduct. Additionally, postings on social media platforms that identify the College or College events are bound by the Code of Conduct. We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to a positive partnership that supports our students, your children.

 

01 Apr 2021

Year 7 Gamechangers Retreat Day was held on Friday 26 March. It was a fantastic opportunity to build student capacity and understanding of what it means to belong to family and how we can let our light shine. Students gathered at St Joseph’s Subiaco with the 24/7 Youth Ministry and the Marist Youth Ministry team. Thank you to Br Terry, Miss Aleisha Crump, Mr Albert Zollo and the 24/7 Team for their support on the day.

26 Mar 2021

Our Humanities Department has been very busy this week, organising some exciting activities and opportunities for our students in celebration of HASS Week. Our students have participated in games, and ASX Competition, a Geography challenge and a dress-up day. Students across PK-12 enjoyed dressing-up and showcasing their cultural heritage on Friday which coincided with Harmony Day.

Safe to say that all students have thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful activities and opportunities on offer this week!