This week the College celebrated the inaugural Wellbeing Week across the three campuses. Each day had a unique theme along with activities to help students get involved in improving their own wellbeing.
Monday’s theme was “Be Active”. The day included a walk to school day, fitness activities, staff v students dodgeball competition and the Years 7 and 8 students completing their wellbeing journal. Tuesday’s theme was “Mindfulness”. Students enjoyed a variety of activities including more staff v student games during lunchtime. We also welcomed back DJ Azza (Class of 2018) who entertained the students at recess resulting in a Flashmob Dance. Wednesday’s theme was “Gratitude”. To help students be more grateful, they were invited to add to the gratitude wall. The much anticipated staff v students Battle of the Bands also took place, with the staff band coming out as the victors. Finally, Thursday’s theme was “Connect”. Students enjoyed an extended lunch filled with games including an inflatable obstacle course, the teacher Dance Battle, staff v students tug of war, yoga and exercise classes to help students connect with one another.
It was an amazing week and a great way for students to be able to relax a little and focus on their wellbeing.
From the Counselling Team
Years 7 and 8 Butterfly Foundation Talk
During extended PCG next Wednesday (August 19), the Years 7 and 8 students will attend a session run by the Butterfly Foundation on the topic of ‘body image in a digital world’. Click here for more information about the presentation.
Year 12 ATAR Geography Excursion
On a sunny but chilly winters day, the Year 12 ATAR Geography students ventured out of the classroom on their final field excursion.The intrepid geographers, along with Mrs March and Mr Woolley, began their day in the CBD before crossing the river and heading south to Cockburn Central, an example of a strategy to combat Perth’s urban sprawl. They then headed back to the CBD to further investigate examples of urban processes and urban renewal strategies in Elizabeth Quay, East Perth and the Perth City Link. Their final trek through Northbridge, in the inner mixed zone, did indeed open the students’ eyes to the mix of land-uses and pedestrians in this diverse zone.
A final and fabulous end to two years of studying Geography.
Year 12 Semester Two Timetables
During Week 5 and 6, we will be celebrating our inaugural STEM Festival, combining the celebrations of Science, Technology and Maths Week into one massive, fun-filled fortnight! While a number of activities are running at lunch time and are being advertised to students via posters and SEQTA notices, a handful of activities are running during class time, recess and after-school.
Pathways and Careers Update
Click here to see all of the upcoming list of events that may be useful for students and parents.
Latest Sports News
- Guild Athletics Carnival
- Champagnat Cup
- Subiaco Marist Cricket Club Registrations
Complete the ‘Return to School Form – Week 3, Term 2’ at the bottom of the page if your child will be learning FROM HOME.
Week 3 of Term 2
- Face to Face Teaching and Learning on Monday 11 May
- Parents may choose to keep their children at home, with resources provided to support their learning
To support the College’s preparations for the commencement of Week 3, Term 2, we ask that families complete the below form (complete a separate form for EACH CHILD) by the end of day Sunday 10 May.
We wish the entire community of Newman College health and happiness over the Christmas season. What a year is has been!
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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!
Congratulations to all competitors in this year’s ACC Cross Country Carnival. The whole team performed brilliantly to finish 4th out of 74 Schools. Each runner represented the College proudly and pushed themselves and each other to the limit.
Big thank you to Head Coach Ben Chamberlain for all of his work in best preparing the team throughout the rigorous training program as well as his expert technical guidance on the day. Congratulations to Sacred Heart who were the overall winners.
Special mention to William Barrett-Lennard (Yr 10) who was our first Inclusive runner to compete. Will finished 4th in his classification.
Although we had many outstanding individual efforts, it was the consistency and depth of effort across all age groups which gave us such a pleasing and positive outcome.
Outstanding individual results:
· Aiden Somers (Yr 7 Boys) 11th
· Riley Somers (Yr 8 Boys) 10th
· Nicholas Tranter (Yr 9 Boys) 9th
· Ellie Jones (Yr 10 Girls) 4th
· William McAullay (Yr 10 Boys) 11th
· Thomas Ariti (Open Boys) 11th
All results from the ACC Cross Country Carnival are now available on the ACC web site;
Combined Aggregate Sacred Heart 883, Peter Moyes 963, John XXIII 1105, Newman 1252, Nagle 1423, Corpus Christi 1440, Chisholm 1539, St Mark’s 1745, Mandurah CC 1875, Kennedy 2062
Marcellin Sports News
Cross Country Run Club and Strength and Conditioning will continue to run for the rest of the term as we head towards the Athletics season. All sessions are open to all students.
Strength and Conditioning: Monday/Wednesday Lunch time and Friday morning 7.30am – 8.15am followed by breakfast.
Cross Country Run Club: Tuesday/Thursday mornings 7.00am – 8.00am followed by breakfast.
NAS Sport returns in Week 8. All students need to check in on their SEQTA Team Forums.
The ACC Hockey Challenge will be taking place next Thursday 13th June (Girls) and Thursday 20th June (Boys).
The Marist Girls Netball team fly out to Darwin in Week 8. Best of luck to all involved.
Joshua Bell has been selected in the State School Boys Football Squad to play in the National Carnival in Tasmania in July. Great work Joshua.
Also, congratulations to Year 8 students Nicholas Worley and Austin Condo and their U14 boys Perry Lakes Hawks basketball team who qualified for the Australian National U14 Club Championships and will travel to Ballarat in October to play against the best U14 teams from around the country.
HEAD OF SPORT
Family and friends are invited to attend the PP-Y2 Assembly on Friday 15 February to officially welcome the new students to our College community.
On Monday 10 September, the Year 11 General OE class set off on a Mountain Bike Camp that took us along the Munda Biddi trail. We started at Lake Brockman approximately 2 hours south and followed the Munda Biddi trail until we reached Dwellingup. The first day was tough, we rode 70 kilometres across all different types of terrain. It rained the majority of the day, at times it was torrential, we got soaked and it was really cold, but that didn’t stop us as we managed to find a way through and make it to the end. The rain, cold and mud was a great challenge, but we all stayed positive and that helped us overcome how difficult the day was.
Once we got back we set up our tents and then hit the showers! This was the highlight of the camp because everyone just about had hyperthermia at this point. After the shower it was time to start making dinner on the trangia’s. Some people cooked quickly, while others took a while and some people’s meals looked better than others. Not long after dinner we all went to bed to recharge for the next day.
We woke at 6.30am to ensure we leave the campsite at 8.00am. We all got up slowly, our bodies stiff and sore. We packed up the tents and loaded everything back on the bus. The first couple of kilometres were a struggle as our bodies were trying to warm up after yesterday’s efforts. The day however felt a lot shorter and easier than the first. Towards the end of the ride there was a massive downhill where we reached speeds of 70km/hr. This was another highlight of the camp. In the end we rode 45 kilometres and met Mr Van who picked us up in the bus and took us home.
Overall the camp was tough and challenging, however I thought it benefited everyone as we all worked together to get through these challenging times.
Liam Kelly, Year 11 Student