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Newman News Term 2 Week 8: From the Acting Principal

21 Jun 2019

As all families would be aware, Mr Finneran is taking Long Service Leave during Weeks 8, 9 and 10 of this term.  As Acting Principal, I have great pleasure in presenting a snapshot of important events in the life of Newman College over the past two weeks.

Champagnat Day
 

Last Friday, our College Community came together to celebrate the Feast of St Marcellin Champagnat, the Founder of the Marist Brothers and the inspiration of Marist education. The great joy of this celebration is in the gathering for prayer and communion with the Secondary School Mass being celebrated by Fr Israel Quirit and the Primary School Mass celebrated by Father Dinh Chinh.

At the conclusion of the Marcellin Campus Mass, a number of long serving PK-12 staff were acknowledged for their committed and dedicated service to Marist education.

Whilst the weather made plans for fun and festivities challenging, we were still able to come together with great family spirit. Friendships were formed amongst our Primary buddies and the Battle of the Bands showcased the gifts and talents of our students and staff from the Marcellin Campus.

Please CLICK HERE for more images of Champagnat Day at the Marcellin Campus, and CLICK HERE for photos from the Primary School celebrations.

Marist Netball

My congratulations to our netballers who represented the College at the Marist Netball Carnival, hosted by Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College in Alice Springs.

I had the pleasure of travelling with the team to Alice Springs last Saturday and spent the first few days with them.  As I experienced, and what continued to be reflected throughout the week, was that our students conducted themselves in an exemplary manner, both on and off the court.  The display of great sportsmanship and Marist spirit ensured an enjoyable and memorable experience for all.

The girls played with determination and spirit and performed strongly in the Challenge round of competition. Players Georgia Condon (Year 12), Sarena Kriletich (Year 10) and Holli Johnson (Year 11) were awarded Player of the Day over the course of the Carnival. I extend my thanks to Marnie Fitzpatrick (Coach), Ella Rosher (Manager) and Team Captain Taya Voysey for their support, care and leadership of the team.

Winter Music Concerts

The Winter Music Concerts held this week so beautifully displayed our Vision for Learning ‘Shine through Discovery’, with students showcasing their amazing talents through music, song and the arts.  Both concerts were of a particularly high standard and most entertaining.  I am sure those who attended either or both concerts will join me in congratulating our students on their very fine performances.

Mitchell Bristow

Our Primary families were advised on 14 June that Mitchell Bristow, Head of Primary, has been seconded to St Thomas’ Primary School Claremont as Acting Principal for Semester 2 2019, commencing at the beginning of Term 3.  This is a great recognition of Mitchell’s sound leadership of the Primary school within our PK-12 community.

The College will restructure its leadership provision in the Primary school to ensure strong leadership is maintained for the duration of 2019.  Further and more specific information will be communicated to Primary families over the course of the next few weeks.

We wish Mitchell every success in his new role.

 

21 Jun 2019

Latest Primary School Sport News

Workout Wednesday

Mrs Pugh and Miss Sankar have been having a great turn out at the fitness club “Workout Wednesday”. Students have been braving the cold conditions and enjoying all kinds fitness related activities; including running, skipping and circuit work. It is such a good way to start your day, so come down and join us at 7.45am on a Wednesday morning for a workout. Make sure you bring your cereal bowl and spoon to enjoy some breakfast afterwards with your friends.

Year 6 IPSHA Winter Carnival

On Thursday 27th June, all Year 6 students will be travelling to John XXIII College to participate in the IPSHA Winter Carnival. Students will play AFL, Netball, Soccer or Hockey against other IPSHA schools. The focus of the carnival is on participation and there are no finals. It is about giving children the opportunity to display skills learnt, promoting fun and enjoyment, encouraging everyone to participate and highlighting the importance of fair play. However, all football matches will be recorded as part of a formal “Dockers Shield” competition between all 7 football teams. Parents have been sent information about this carnival.

Beep Test Results

The focus in PE lessons for the remainder of the term is fitness. So what better way to test students cardio respiratory fitness than to begin with a beep test! Students were particularly enthusiastic about participating in the beep test and are already keen to improve on their score. Some particularly good beep test scores:

Year 6

11.4 – Stefano Rapanaro (6R) & Harrison Warrick (6B)

11.3 – Harry Prentice (6G)

10.7 – Olivia Lim (6G)

10.4 – Sophia Nardi (6G)

10.1 – Hannah Lim (6B)

Year 5

10.5 – Cooper Trovarello (5B)

10.4 – Ty Patterson (5B)

10.2 – Aidan Iannantuoni (5B)

9.6 – Ella Hills (5B)

9.3 – Emily Colley (5B)

8.11 – Grace Richardson (5R)

Year 4

9.7 – Michael Malaxos (4B)

9.5 – Jaspar Martin-Booth (4R)

9.4 – Liam Murphy (4B)

8.5 – Chloe Rear (4B)

7.5 – Evangeline Earney (4G)

7 – Madelyn Bertolini (4R)

Year 3

9.2 – Dylan Hookway (3G)

8.7 – Blaine Castleman (3G)

8.1 – Deion Fernando (3R), Hamish MacGregor (3G) & Luke Rombouts (3G)

8.1 – Addison Campbell (3R)

7.1 – Livinia Bogdanov (3R)

6.5 – Georgia White (3R)

Latest Secondary School Sport News

NAS Sport

There is only one week of NAS Sport remaining before finals. Next week we play John 23rd College. It is very important that all students who have nominated and committed to a team make themselves available to play. All students MUST ‘check in’ on their SEQTA Team Forum to confirm availability.

Track all NAS teams results and ladder position here;

2019 ACC Girls Hockey Challenge

Congratulations to our Senior Girls Hockey Team who backed up last year’s victory to win the trophy again. It was an amazing effort by all 14 players who took part in this event. The team played 5 round games and scored 22 goals and had zero scored against.

They won their Semi – Final 4 – 0 and then went on to win the Grand Final 3 – 0 against a highly rated Guildford Grammar Team. An amazing total of 29 goals for and 0 goals against from 7 games of 25 minutes duration. Everyone made an enormous contribution, but Elsie Laming (Yr 12) scoring 13 goals was a highlight. Big thank you to Olympic Hockey player Mr Leece for his expert coaching. The girls are extremely fortunate to have someone with his technical knowledge and vast experience leading them. Thank you also to Mrs Muller, Br Paul and Br Terry for their support and guidance on the day.

2019 ACC Boys Hockey Challenge

The Boys went through the preliminary rounds undefeated and advanced to the Finals but were narrowly beaten by CBC in the Semi 1-0. It was a great day of competition and the team gave themselves every chance. Thanks to the ACC and all schools for a great Carnival and thank you Mr Leece and Br Paul for preparing and coaching the team.

2019 Marist Netball Carnival Alice Springs
 

The girls performed extremely well in this year’s Carnival up against tough opposition. The team finished 3rd in the Challenge Division and 11th overall. They won their final game by 5 goals against Regional Marist College Tasmania. Congratulations to Georgia Condon, Sarena Kriletich and Holli Johnson who were voted as ‘Players of the Day’ throughout competition. Thank you to Mrs Fitzpatrick and Mrs Rosher for all of the time and energy put in to best prepare our team and provide such an amazing opportunity and experience for our girls.

1st XVIII Football

The boys have won their way through to the Semi-Finals of the Ross Glendinning Cup. The Boys played a tough uncompromising brand of Football on Tuesday by defeating Kennedy Baptist by 10 goals and look forward to the challenge of hosting the Semi next Wednesday with the winning team advancing to the Grand Final the following week.

Individual Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following students who have recently achieved significant sporting honours:

–       Ellie Jones (Yr 10) 2019 ACC All STARS Team for Cross Country

–       Joshua Bell (Yr 10) State School Boys Football Team

–       Felicity Waller (Yr 10) Under 16 Gothia Cup Soccer Team to play in Sweden in July

–       Thalia Curley and Madeline Peou (Yr 7) selection in the State Netball Squad

–       Adelaide Berry (Yr 10) U17 State Netball Association Championships ‘Player of the Tournament’

–       Riley Somers (Yr 8) 2nd Place National Surf Life Saving Championships 2km Run on the Gold Coast

–       Ella Hodgson (Yr 8) won 8 National Titles for multiclass at the National Swimming Championships in Adelaide

Year 9 Outdoor Education Mountain Biking Camp

The year 9 Outdoor Education students participated in their overnight mountain biking expedition during week 7 of this term. The expedition was split into two parts with group 1 riding on Monday and Tuesday and group 2 riding on Wednesday and Thursday in the Dwellingup region of South West WA.

Group 1 was faced with some challenging conditions with heavy rain and cold temperatures. However, they all completed the ride very well and showed great resilience and flexibility in riding over 50km on off road tracks over the two days. The highlights were some long winding downhills and the team building and group cohesion shown throughout the two classes whilst riding.

Group 2 arrived in Dwellingup faced with less rain but colder temperatures. Students were treated to brilliant scenery and biodiversity whilst riding on the Munda Biddi trail and Waterous trail. Every student completed the rides over the two days with great enthusiasm. The highlights were a 2km long single track downhill and the abundance of roasted marshmallows over the fire on Wednesday night.

With Term 2 camps all over, Outdoor Education is gearing up for a busy Term 3 of camps with two mountain biking expeditions, 2 mountain bike day trips, a leadership expedition and a hiking expedition all taking place in term 3 through our Year 11 and 12 General and ATAR courses.

Subject Selection

Outdoor education is looking forward to the subject selection afternoon held on Monday in Week 9. We are excited to possibly see student numbers in outdoor education increase throughout the upper school year groups. Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have regarding the subject throughout the afternoon.

 

 

21 Jun 2019

Over the past two weeks, students in Years 10-12 have been busy with examinations while our Year 7-9 students have been working through assessments in class.  As we approach the half way point of the academic year, reports are being prepared by staff and we hope each of our students will take plenty of positives from their experiences at the College so far.  A reminder to parents, you are able to access your child’s assessment marks via SEQTA and reports will also be delivered in this way at the end of term.

Champagnat Day

I wish to thank all students for their participation and commitment to Champagnat Day.  We commenced the day celebrating Mass in the Gym, with Champagnat Day Awards being announced at the conclusion of Mass.  A student from each year group was presented with a Champagnat Day Award for their living out the characteristics of St Marcellin Champagnat.  On behalf of the College Community, I acknowledge and congratulate these students once again:  Sienna Kampanelli Year 7, Tiana Zito Year 8, Isabella O’Rourke Year 9, Taylor Sadgrove Year 10, Mitchell Harris Year 11 and Maxwell Hinch Year 12.

I take this opportunity to commend the students on their cooperation and flexibility when the day’s planned activities were cancelled due to inclement weather. Please CLICK HERE for more photographs from Champagnat Day.

From the Counselling and Wellbeing Team

Last Wednesday, the Year 7 and 8 students participated in a Wellness Talk on the topic of Friendships and Peer Conflict run by our Counselling and Wellbeing Team.   The session focused on healthy friendships, respect and inclusivity of all peers, and how to resolve conflict in positive ways. Students were encouraged to interact and some performed role play scenarios on the Auditorium stage, along with guest appearances by their Leaders of Wellbeing, Mr Woolley and Miss Johnson!  It is hoped that the Year 7 and 8’s enjoyed the session, and that they will use this in continuing to develop friendships and interact with their peers in respectful ways.

Year 10 Course Counselling 

Y10 Course Counselling will commence in the final few weeks of Term 2 and extend into the start of Term 3. Students will receive an interview time with a member of staff which parents are encouraged to attend. I would like to wish all of our Year 10 students well during the coming weeks.

Cyber Safety

On Tuesday 11 June our Year 7, 8 & 9 students were visited by Cyber Safety expert, Susan McLean. Susan is ‘Australia’s foremost expert in the area of CyberSafety’.  Serving 27 years as a Victorian Police Officer, she has been awarded numerous awards including The National Medal, the National Police Medal and the Victorian Police Service Medal.  She works with numerous governments and sporting groups such as the Federal Governments CyberSafety Working Group, Cricket Australia and the AFL.  Throughout the day, Susan covered topics such as online issues, bullying, cybersafety and on the general use of social media.  It is hoped that students have taken away a stronger understanding of the online world and are better able to use technology in a positive manner.

On Wednesday 12 June, Susan ran a session for parents at the College.  Differing from the student presentation, Susan’s parent module focused on making parents aware of the dangers facing young people today and looking at effective parenting techniques that can be implemented.
With the fast pace of technological development, Newman College is extremely grateful for the time Susan has spent at the College and we are certain that students, parents & staff have taken away many useful points from her work.

If you would like further information on Susan McLean, she can be followed on Twitter @Cybercop1 or on Facebook as Susan McLean-CyberSaftey Expert.  Susan also operates her own website cybersafteysolutions.com.au

School Trips

In coming weeks, we will see a group of students depart for the Eastern States while another group is heading for New York.

Year 10 students on the Humanities Tour will be heading to Sydney and Canberra before finishing off with some skiing or snowboarding in the Australian Alps.   Our Arts students are travelling to New York where they will be visiting some of the wonderful artistic locations and landmarks in New York.

I would like to thank the staff involved in these tours for giving up their holidays and wish the students a safe and memorable trip.

School Photos 

Photos of students at the Marcellin Campus will take place in Week 10 of this term. On Monday 24 June students will receive order envelopes in PCG to take home to parents.  These envelopes will need to be returned to PCG teachers by Thursday 27 June.  It is important to note that ALL order forms need to be returned, even if you are not purchasing a photo. Students are reminded that they need to be in correct uniform for these days, ensuring hair and grooming meet College standards.  Students who fail to meet the standards of the College risk missing out on their photo being taken.

New Payment Options for Marcellin Canteen

For your convenience, the Marcellin Canteen can now accept payments by credit and debit card at the point of sale. This is in addition to the existing Flexischools pre-payment system and point of sale cash payments currently accepted.

21 Jun 2019

On Friday 14 June, our K-12 community celebrated the Feast Day of St Marcellin Champagnat, Founder of the Marist Brothers and Marist Education. As an Australian Marist community, we give thanks for the life, witness and commitment of the Marist Brothers and those committed to Marist education who have served in our community, and across Western Australia.

Please CLICK HERE to view images of our Primary celebrations, and CLICK HERE for images of our Secondary celebrations.

Reconciliation Action Plan
 

Newman College’s Strategic Plan (2017 – 2019), and the 2019 Annual School Improvement Plan identify the College’s intent to engage our wider community of students, staff and families in the development of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP, when completed, will serve as a statement and a series of corresponding commitments that we in our own context seek to work towards. The College has engaged the assistance of Ms Christine Sindley to facilitate this process, which has commenced with the formation of a Reconciliation Action Plan Working Party, which comprises students, staff and parent representatives. This group have undertaken a half-day workshop on cultural competencies and awareness, and are now meeting each week on a Tuesday.

We look forward to sharing the key milestones on this important journey as it unfolds.

Remar Red Caravel Day  (Year 10)

On Wednesday 19 June, the 37 Remar Red Rowers participated in the Red Caravel Day at Newman College facilitated by the National Remar Team. The aim of the Red Caravel Day was to strengthen the Caravel, with a focus on Christian leadership, forming a strong Christian community and responding to social justice issues that exist, both on a global and local level. The day was enjoyed by all who participated. Our sincerest thanks to the National Remar Team for facilitating the day, and to Mr Nathan Wear (Red Helm) and Brother Terry Orrell for their support on the day.

Remar Blue Retreat (Year 11)

The Remar Blue Retreat will held at Newman College from Friday 21 June until Sunday 23 June, 2019. The retreat offers Rowers an opportunity to explore in detail what it means to live as a disciple of Christ. The program focuses on self-acceptance and various relationships within the students’ lives – specifically with others, themselves and with God. The students will be challenged to become a person of justice, service and faith. Our sincere thanks to those who will facilitate the retreat, including the Remar Ministry Team, Brother Terry Orrell, Miss Genna Spadaccini (Blue Helm), Year 12 Gold Rowers (Sarah Ranieri and Stephen Loreck) and Young Marists Volunteer, Dan Litjins.

Weekly Thursday Morning Community Mass (Champagnat Chapel – 8.10am – 8.35am)

All parents, guardians and families across our PK-12 College are invited to attend the weekly Thursday morning Mass. Our weekly Newman College Community Mass is an important way that we as a Catholic community seek to nourish and live-out our faith in community with one another.

Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Perth (December 8 – 10, 2019)
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

In December this year, Perth will be hosting Australian Catholic Youth Festival for all young people. Registrations are now open for Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2019. Newman College is looking forward to supporting this important event, which takes place every two years. Students from the College will be invited to participate in this event, and we look forward to the opportunity to showcase Perth to visiting Catholic young people from across Australia.

What is Australian Catholic Youth Festival?

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). It exists to provide young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia.

Purpose:

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival exists to:

·         Provide a high quality formative and experiential opportunity for young Catholics to encounter Jesus Christ, in the context of the Catholic Church in Australia;

·         Listen to and discuss the issues and challenges in the lives of young Catholics in Australia;

·         Evangelise young people and empower them to be evangelists;

·         Provide young people with local examples and connections to vocations, social action, liturgy and prayer, Catholic music and catechesis.

You can learn more about ACYF by visiting the website: https://youthfestival.catholic.org.au/event-details-2/

Women Prompting Change in the Church – Wednesday June 26, 6.00-9.00pm

Catholic women are warmly invited to a free panel discussion with: Theologian Dr Margaret Scharf OP;  Anglican priest Rev Tess Milne; and Religious Studies scholar Scilla Stack discussing the role of women in the Christian Church and their thoughts on the way forward, followed by an open discussion.

Date: Wednesday 26 June from 6.00 – 9pm. Light refreshments served from 6 – 6.30pm.

Venue: Trinity College, 2 Trinity Ave Perth (parking available, Red & Yellow CAT buses travel to Hale St).

RSVP by 23 June to Kerry ph 08 93975988 or SMS to 0400 886 835 or email kerrymac4@hotmail.com

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, the 7th of July

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and begins on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday (7 July). This year’s theme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday is “Peace to this house and all who dwell within” and is drawn from Luke 10:1-12 and uses Queenie McKenzie’s artwork (above) as the theme image. The message that NATSICC would like to give you, is to reflect and make time to look for your inner peace in your busy life, and celebrate together with your families, friends and the wider community God’s message of peace and love for all. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the journey of reconciliation and celebration which we are all called to by Jesus. During NAIDOC Week we are asked to reflect upon our faith’s call to reconciliation with Australia’s first peoples and to celebrate their culture and contribution to society and our Church.

 

21 Jun 2019

On Thursday 6 June, Catholic Communities and Marists across Australia and 83 countries around the world celebrated the Feast Day of St Marcellin Champagnat, Founder of the Marist Brothers and Marist Education. As an Australian Marist community, we give thanks for the life, witness and commitment of the Marist Brothers and those committed to Marist education who have served in our community, and across Western Australia. To mark this very special day in the life of the International Marist Institute, our K-12 College community celebrated Champagnat Day across the College on Friday 14 June.

Students from our Marian and Lavalla Campuses joined together to celebrate this special day with interesting buddy day activities and a combined Mass.

 

20 Jun 2019

Teachers are committed to ensuring students are engaged in relevant and innovative learning experiences. The Religious Education curriculum across the life of the College has an inherent duality to it; a knowledge and understanding component and an intent to form and develop young people in their faith. Our commitment and awareness of agencies such as Caritas, Lifelink and Marist Solidarity, give our students a real-world context so they can witness the positive effect service, fundraising and presence has on the lives of others. I encourage all families to make real-world connections to classroom learning intentions and unleash the power of storytelling, example and authentic learning.

Reporting and Parent Teacher Interviews 

My sincere thanks and gratitude to all teachers for their commitment to quality assessment and reporting of student learning.  A-E reporting from Years 3 to 10 reflect the SCSA Judging Standards which benchmark student achievement at the end of the academic year.  Semester One reports reflect student progress towards the end of year benchmark.
Student reports will be available to families on Friday 5 July via the SEQTA Engage portal.  Please note that Y10 reports will be uploaded on Friday 21 June.

SEQTA logins to access Reports
Please Click here to access details on the SEQTA Engage login process then use the below link to login.

Click on the below link to access the SEQTA login screen.
https://coneqt-p.newman.wa.edu.au/ 

Teachers will be available on Tuesday 23 July from 10.00am – 7.00pm to discuss your child’s progress.  A PTO invitation will be sent out to families nearer this time with instructions on how to book interview times.

Collaboration between families and school is important for student success and we look forward to coming together to set learning goals for the semester ahead.

Code of Conduct / Child Protection  

A reminder to all families that the Code of Conduct can be accessed via the College website here. 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.

Newman College Social Media Platforms

The College uses Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to celebrate and showcase learning, connect with families, prospective and current, and to stay in contact with past students. We know social media platforms are a highly effective way to engage with all members in our College, Marist and wider community. The Code of Conduct extends to all social media platforms and it is important that if you have feedback for the College, that it is directed to a relevant member of staff. As adults, we must role model appropriate online behaviours for our children and give the College an opportunity to respond directly to any concerns or feedback.

18 Jun 2019

On Thursday 6 June, Catholic Communities and Marists across Australia and 83 countries around the world celebrated the Feast Day of St Marcellin Champagnat, Founder of the Marist Brothers and Marist Education. As an Australian Marist community, we give thanks for the life, witness and commitment of the Marist Brothers and those committed to Marist education who have served in our community, and across Western Australia.

To mark this very special day in the life of the International Marist Institute, our K-12 College community celebrated Champagnat Day across the College on Friday 14 June. Students on the Marcellin Campus began their Champagnat Day celebrations with Y7-Y12 Mass and presentation of the 2019 Champagnat Awards, followed by lunch from a variety of food stalls. Despite the wet weather curtailing the outdoor activities, students enjoyed the chocolate wheel game, silent disco, photo booth and the very entertaining Battle of the Bands contest in the afternoon.

 

17 Jun 2019

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!

 

14 Jun 2019

Congratulations to all the students who took part in the Surfing Competition on May 24. Results as follows;

Senior Boys Surfing                                          Senior Boys Body Boarding

1 Lewis Margaria                                              1 Zac Houghton

2 Jake Wheeler                                                  2 Lewis Margaria

3 Zac Houghton                                                 3 Darby Newland

4 Darby Newland                                              4 Otto Ivanac

 

Junior Boys Surfing                                          Junior Boys Body Boarding

1 Nash Margaria                                               1 Jaxon Bizzaca

2 Kyle Murphy                                                   2 Nash Margaria

3 Jet Meagher                                                    3 Harrison Hunt

3 Tex Machperson                                           4 Tex Macpherson

 

Senior Girls Surfing                                          Senior Girls Body Boarding

1 Tyler Connelly                                                1 Tyler Connelly

2 Holli Johnson                                                  2 Holli Johnson

3 Pippa Rutherford                                          3 April Hammond

4 April Hammond                                             4 Pippa Rutherford

 

Junior Girls Surfing                                           Junior Girls Body Boarding

1 Lyla Macpherson                                           1 Ella Vullinovich

2 Ella Vullinovich                                              2 Lyla Macpherson

3 Abby Johnson                                                 3 Hollie Bertolini

4 Pippa Simpson                                               4 Pippa Simpson

07 Jun 2019

On Thursday 6 June, Catholic Communities and Marists across Australia and 83 countries around the world celebrated the Feast Day of St Marcellin Champagnat, Founder of the Marist Brothers and Marist Education. As an Australian Marist community, we give thanks for the life, witness and commitment of the Marist Brothers and those committed to Marist education who have served in our community, and across Western Australia.

We give thanks in particular for the Marist Brothers currently present in Western Australia:

Br John Furlong – Community Leader, Churchlands Marist Brothers Community
Br Terry Orrell, Campus Minister (Churchlands Community)
Br Paul Murphy, Newman Teaching Staff (Churchlands Community)
Br Noel Hickey (Churchlands Community)
Br Nello Facci (Churchlands Community – Resident at MercyCare)
Br Richard Spain (Churchlands Community – Resident at MercyCare)
Br Max Middleton (Denmark, WA)

Please CLICK HERE to access a message prepared by Marist Youth Ministry Australia for the feast of Champagnat Day.

Please CLICK HERE to access the video message of the Superior General of the Marist Brothers, Br Ernesto Sanchez fms.

K-12 Celebrating Champagnat Day – Friday 14 June

To mark this very special day in the life of the International Marist Institute, our K-12 College community will be celebrating Champagnat Day across the College on Friday 14 June.

Download 2019 Champagnat Day Letter to Parents.3.2

We look forward to celebrating Champagnat Day as a K-12 community next Friday.

Archbishop’s LifeLink Primary Launch – Wednesday 5 June 2019

On Wednesday 5 June, Newman College hosted 478 students and teachers from 76 Primary Schools across the Archdiocese of Perth for the annual Archbishop’s LifeLink for Primary Launch. Visitors were welcomed by our Year 6 Student Council, with Ella Rose (Year 6) leading the Acknowledgement of Country, and the Year 5 and 6 Lavalla Dance Troupe sharing their Liturgical Movement piece titled: ‘Amazing’.
 

St Vincent de Paul Winter Sleep Out

On Friday 24 May, 33 students from the Marcellin Campus (Years 7-12) attended the St Vincent de Paul Winter Sleep Out. Students and staff participated in activities that looked at the facts around homelessness in Australia. Participants learnt that many issues and factors can affect a person’s access to a home, which contributes to the 116,000 people who find themselves homeless in Australia. Students and staff shared a simple meal of soup together before hearing from two Archdiocesan groups, including Mrs Carol Mitchell from the Justice, Ecology and Development Office and Mr Damian Walsh from Catholic agency, The Shopfront. Mrs Mitchell and Mr Walsh spoke about homelessness from two interrelated views, one being justice and the other being practical support and care.

Following a question and answer time, students began a Review of Life, following Joseph Cardijn’s – ‘See, Judge, Act’. To see the issue for what it is, judge it in light of the Gospels and faith and then to come up with actions that individuals and groups can take to address the issue. Before the evening concluded, students and teachers completed the See and Judge sections of the review and collectively agreed to meet again to complete the Act section. Following prayer, students and staff settled down for the night, some choosing to sleep on a thin mat, others sleeping directly on the floor. The short experience helped participants gain a greater understanding of the issues of homelessness and a small insight into rough sleeping. It was a great evening and we thank all of those who participated and volunteered to assist.
 

Year 9 Retreat – Friday 7 June

On Friday 7 June, Year 9 had the opportunity to share the day together as part of their annual retreat day. The day was hosted by the Youth Mission Team, and invited all our Year 9 students to consider more closely their relationships with each other, with God, and how they seek to actively build a vibrant community here at the College.

Student Reflection; “Today the inspiring YMT came to Newman College to do a meaningful and reflective retreat with the year 9’s. We looked at relationships with ourselves, each other and God and what we can achieve to become more connected to one another. Throughout the day the Team performed many skits that shared with us a lesson about being your best self. We also had the opportunity in small groups to share what experiences we have had in our lives. Towards the end of the day we had time to reflect with God and each other by lighting candles as a symbol of our prayers.

A big thank you to the YMT for giving up there time for us, helping us have a good time and sharing their experiences of God.”

By Hannah Stahl and Sydney Poor

Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Perth (December 8 – 10, 2019)

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

In December this year, Perth will be hosting Australian Catholic Youth Festival for all young people. Registrations are now open for Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2019. Newman College is looking forward to supporting this important event, which takes place every two years. Students form the College will be invited to participate in this event, and we look forward to the opportunity to showcase Perth to visiting Catholic young people from across Australia.

What is Australian Catholic Youth Festival?

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic bishops Conference (ACBC). It exists to provide young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia.

Purpose:

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival exists to:

·         Provide a high quality formative and experiential opportunity for young Catholics to encounter Jesus Christ, in the context of the Catholic Church in Australia;

·         Listen to and discuss the issues and challenges in the lives of young Catholics in Australia;

·         Evangelise young people and empower them to be evangelists;

·         Provide young people with local examples and connections to vocations, social action, liturgy and prayer, Catholic music and catechesis.

You can learn more about ACYF by visiting the website: https://youthfestival.catholic.org.au/event-details-2/

2019 Marian Lecture: ‘After the Angel Departed – Seeking God: hints and glimpses of the God within’

The Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat hosted ‘The Marian Lecture’ on Tuesday 4 June in the Champagnat Chapel, Newman College. 87 Newman staff, parents, and members of the Archdiocese of Perth gathered for an encounter with international speaker, biblical scholar, author and award-winning poet, Dr Bonnie Thurston, who drew on the rich tradition of contemplation and how to be attentive to the God within.

Weekly Thursday Morning Community Mass (Champagnat Chapel – 8.10am – 8.35am)

All parents, guardians and families across our PK-12 College are invited to attend the weekly Thursday morning Mass. Our weekly Newman College Community Mass is an important way that we as a Catholic community seek to nourish and live-out our faith in community with one another.

24:7 Youth Group

For all youth in Years 6-12
St Joseph’s Subiaco every Friday 6.30pm – 8.30pm in the Parish Upper room
Call Aidan Walsh 0487 403 456 or Angela Firth 0455 960 174 for more information

Floreat Youth Group

St Cecilia’s Parish Centre, 47 Peebles Road, Floreat
Every Sunday from 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Call Sebastian on 0403 230 395 or Emma on 0412 310 019 for more information