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Friday, 5 July 2019
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The Expo will be held on the evening of Monday 24 June for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. Learning Areas will showcase the courses available for students in Year 11, 2020 and many university, TAFE and training providers will also be available on the evening. More information will be shared with the students in Term 2.
All students are required to arrive at the College at 7.20am on Thursday and assemble in the Auditorium (drop off in Auditorium car park, not the Sports Complex). The team will be transported to the venue by bus. Students will return to the College for a 3.00pm dismissal.
All team members must be in full college sports uniform and will be provided with a new college singlet to compete in.
Students should bring their own lunch, however there will also be Food Trucks onsite. It is very important that your child has their own water bottle and stays hydrated throughout the day.
The ACC Cross Country Carnival is a fantastic spectator event and all parents are welcome to attend. The first race is at 9.30am. Girls run 3000m and Boys 4000m.
Students in Years 7-12 will compete in the annual Surfing Competition.
The Stewards of Creation Reflection Day will assist each of our students to grow in appreciation for the gift of Creation but to be challenged by the concept that humanity is the pinnacle of creation and we should be humbled by this mystery. The fact that we are held in such high regard by God comes with the responsibility to not only serve creation as good stewards but all of humanity too.
Our Reflection Days will be led by 24:7 School Ministry who are faith filled and qualified youth ministers, operating vibrant and engaging youth ministry in parishes across the archdiocese of Perth under the banner of 24:7 Youth Ministry.
Masquerade was a moving, heart-warming play so magnificently performed by our students. Congratulations to our Director, Bethwyn Legg, cast and crew for their efforts over the last six months. The feedback from the community has been effusive particularly from our Catholic primary schools who attended a matinee performance. Thanks to the parents and friends who supported the production from making costumes to serving drinks and nibbles at intermission. The sum of our community is exemplified by the success of this play.
One of the key strengths of being a Marist School is our membership of Marist Schools Australia, which comprises 53 schools across Australia. This week our Open Girls and Boys Basketball teams travelled to Bendigo Victoria for the Annual Marist Basketball Carnival. Our basketballers performed admirably on and off the court. Their attitude and commitment represented the very best of what our Vision for Learning, Shine through Discovery – Let your light shine (Mathew 5:16) seeks to achieve. This event, however, is marked not only by competitive basketball but by family spirit which defines our group of schools. For many of our students this carnival is a glimpse into the window of the Marist world that shows that we are part of something greater. The aspirations and hopes that come with a Marist education is the same for all students world over. At the heart though is how we come together, form relationships and seek to make a difference. This week exemplified this intent and for our basketballers an experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe’s Easter message highlights the gift that are the words Peace be with you! The Lord does say, after all, that the peace he offers is not like the peace the world promises – it is something deeper, and truer, and profoundly life-giving. As I watched the Marian Easter Liturgy I reflected on the joy and happiness of our students in acting out the Easter story. Their joy brought me a great sense of peace to a time that has been challenging in the last few weeks.
As we move towards Easter I pray that our community seeks the peace that can be found through a commitment to faith and a relationship with Jesus Christ. I implore you to take the time with your children to attend your local parish for one or more of the Easter week liturgies. I hope you get the opportunity to feel the peace and hope I did at our Marian liturgy.
Wishing you all a peaceful and joy filled holiday.
I extend my congratulations and gratitude to all staff and students for their commitment to our Vision for Learning, Shine through Discovery, this term. We have witnessed creativity, challenge and collaboration through our learning and wellbeing programs and through our engagement beyond the classroom.
Fitness Friday and the IDEAS Lab at Marian, STEM thinking and Solar Car Challenges at Lavalla through to our College Production, Interschool and Guild carnivals all gives us many reasons to celebrate!
I hope that the Easter break gives all families an opportunity for renewal as we take time to reflect on the journey of Christ and the hope he brings to us all.
We wish Joanne Karagiannis every success in her new position at the Catholic Library WA along with Shaunna Kilcullen who commences parental leave. Aaron Richards is welcomed back after his LSL.
New staff commencing in Term 2 are Bridgeen McDermott, Michelle Wells, Davina Sankar and Katie Closey. We look forward to welcoming you to our College community.
During the holidays Clare Cole will marry Sam and Simon Martino will marry Kirsten. God bless you on this day with a lifetime of shared love and joy.
Student leaders will participate in a workshop early next term regarding the introduction of trousers and shorts as formal uniform options available to girls across the College. This feedback will be shared with the Newman Parent Consultative Committee (NPCC) meeting scheduled for next term on Monday 13 May. I welcome any feedback from our parent community at the NPCC meeting or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. The Code seeks to value the dignity of every person, foster positive relationships, ensuring confidentiality and accountability and supports professional boundaries. Events held during school hours AND outside of school hours that are associated with the College are also supported by the Code of Conduct. Any perceived breaches of the Code can be discussed with any member of the Senior Leadership Team. We thank you in advance for your understanding and support of how we strive to partner positively with one another.
In addition to writing to the College community about our Code of Conduct, we feel it is also appropriate to communicate the processes, policies and frameworks the College applies to ensure our school is a safe place for all children and that our staff are informed, assessed and cognisant of their responsibilities to this commitment.
The College uses Complispace, a risk and assurance platform, to ensure staff access professional learning, knowledge and assessment relating to policy and procedures. On a cyclic nature, all staff, teaching and non-teaching, are required to undertake the learning and assessment associated with topics including, but not limited to, mandatory reporting, professional boundaries and the meaning of child abuse and key risk indicators. The assessment of each learning module is monitored by the senior leadership team, and staff must complete each module and assessment in a timely manner.
Important processes, such as Mandatory Reporting, are required of all staff annually. This is one strategy of many, applied to all staff, to support child protection standards.
If you would like any further clarity or information regarding professional standards at Newman College, please phone or email me so I can provide you with further support.
Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards), Australian students with disability must be able to access and participate in education on the same basis as their peers. To ensure this, students with disability may receive adjustments to access education, based on the professional judgement of teachers, in consultation with the student and/or their parents, guardians or carers.
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) gives Australian schools, parents, guardians and carers, education authorities and the community information about the number of students with disability in schools and the adjustments they receive. The Australian Education Regulation 2013 requires all schools to report the data collected for the NCCD to the Australian Government on an annual basis.
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Newman Parents is pleased to host Susan McLean, Cybersafety expert.
Responsible digital citizenship is a priority across all wellbeing programs for our students. Parent education is essential as we seek to partner together for the safety of our children. This session is designed to cater for all parents from Early Childhood through to upper Secondary. Keeping up with the latest online trends, apps, games and safety measures can be overwhelming, however, with guidance and education, keeping safe online can be done. Click here for more information on this topic.
Students who are receiving the immunisation against pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, diphtheria and human papillomavirus (HPV) on Thursday 9 May, are reminded they can wear their Sport Uniform to school on this day.
Should you have any queries regarding the immunisation or the Immunisation Program, please contact the Health Units listed below.
As a Catholic and Marist community, we are challenged to live out the Gospel values of Jesus Christ in our everyday actions and words. Over the Term, students on the Marcellin Campus have pledged their commitment to service by their involvement with Caritas, supporting the College Twilight Tours for prospective families and by participating in extra-curricular commitments. Respectful relationships and positive partnerships between students and teachers have been demonstrated across all aspects of College life and in times of difficulty, we have come together in solidarity and compassion for one another.
Congratulations to all students for a great Term and wonderful start to the year; especially our Year 7 students who have settled beautifully into high school.
I wish everybody, a restful and holy Easter time of reflection and prayer.
Years 7 students: Year 7 students will be attending the Year 7 Camp and Retreat during Week 1. The year group is split into two camps which crossover midweek.
Years 8 – 12 students: Return to school on Tuesday 30 April. Students are required to wear full winter uniform (students in Years 10 – 12 require the senior trim on their blazer).
School Photo Days are taking place on:
Order envelopes with instructions for parents will be given to students to take home in early Term 2.
Download Years 7-12 Wellbeing Program Term 2 2019
These assessments are scheduled at Newman College in Term 2, Weeks 3 and 4, Tuesday 14 May – Thursday 23 May.
The Year 10 Parent Information Meeting will be held on Thursday 2 May at 6.00pm in the Marist Auditorium. Discussions will focus on ATAR and General pathways along with the subject selection process for students preparing to enter Year 11 2020. This is a very informative meeting and we encourage parents to attend. More information will come from Mr Geekie early next term.
SAVE THE DATE: The Expo will be held on the evening of Monday 24 June for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. Learning Areas will showcase the courses available for students in Year 11, 2020 and many university, TAFE and training providers will also be available on the evening. More information will be shared with the students in Term 2.
Download Year 11 Semester 1 Exam Timetable 2019
Download Year 12 Semester 1 Exam Timetable 2019
Download Year 12 Externally Set Tasks Timetable 2019
Click here for the latest information that will assist students in Years 10-12 to make decisions about future careers and life beyond school.
NAS Summer Competition Premierships
NAS Sport is a great opportunity to play alongside team mates in a fun, healthy competition. Although the emphasis is on participation and enjoyment, it was fantastic to celebrate seven NAS Summer Premierships this term;
NAS Winter Competition
Winter NAS Sport commences in Week 2 of Term 2. Nominations and Trials are underway and teams will be finalised before the first round. Students and parents can check out all information and teams on the SEQTA Forum. Parent Information and Fixtures can be downloaded here:
Download NAS Winter Parent Information 2019
Download NAS Winter Sporting Fixtures 2019
We wish all teams an enjoyable and successful season.
Cross Country Training / Run Club Program / Strength & Conditioning Term 2
Cross Country training has commenced under the expert guidance of our Head Coach and National middle distance runner Ben Chamberlain. Run Club will run alongside the Cross Country program this year. Lenny Hughes who is an Advanced Level 4 Athletics Coach and has 25 years coaching experience will oversee the Run Club Program. Run Club is open to all students irrespective of running ability with the emphasis on physical conditioning and wellbeing. It is open to all students from Years 4-12. Training commences at 7.00am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and is followed by breakfast. Students should bring a bowl and spoon for cereal. Cross Country and Run Club will recommence in Term 2 on Thursday 2 May at 7.00am. Students meet on the steps outside the PE office on the Marcellin Campus.
Students are also offered the opportunity to take part in the Strength & Conditioning Program. This is open to all students from Years 7-12 on Monday and Wednesday Lunchtimes and Friday mornings (7.30am at the new pool training facility). The focus of these sessions is to improve core strength, aerobic endurance and flexibility.
Please click here to access the winter uniform requirements and guidelines. All students are reminded of the expectations relating to their personal presentation. 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.
The College Uniform Shop will be opening on the School Holidays on the following days:
If you have any inquiries regarding the uniform, please contact Diana Potter, Uniform Shop Manager, on 9204 9470 or email@example.com
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