Why Newman College?
Many schools will claim to be the best school for your child. Schools will support this claim with ATAR results, modern facilities, NAPLAN scores and more. But what makes the best Catholic School in Perth? Newman College believes that to be the best you must have a clear vision about who you are and what you seek to achieve. Without this understanding, no school can focus on continuous improvement; striving to reach and maintain a culture of excellence.
Newman College invested 3 years into the development of its Vision for Learning ‘Shine through Discovery’ . This Vision reflects our desire to provide opportunities for all students to find their calling.
The College has structured learning and resources to accommodate a vast framework of opportunities for all student. This does not simply result in high ATAR scores, but wonderful pathways, careers and transition opportunities through our ATAR, General and Vocation Training programs. We have continued to deliver targeted Early Childhood Education at our specialised campus. The College has focused on contemporary teaching practice, fostered through ongoing personal training for teaching staff. We have invested into capital projects that support our Vision. Our wellness programs striving to create good community citizens. It is in our Ministry, grounds, community, teaching staff and culture. We think these are all elements that should form part of the best Catholic School in Perth.
At Newman College, we feel we have every right to state we are the best choice of school for your child. This is because we provide the choices and opportunities that allow our students to ‘Shine through Discovery’. In summary, are we the best Catholic School in Perth? We’ll leave that to you to determine.
A Clear ‘Vision for Learning’
Over the last three years Newman College has sought to define our delivery of learning. A collaborative partnership with the University of Southern Queensland drove the creation of our Vision for Learning ‘Shine through Discovery’ – Let your light shine (Matthew 5:16). Our Vision for Learning inspires our faith driven community to Challenge, Collaborate, Create and Celebrate who we are and what we seek to achieve.
We continually challenge ourselves to boldly embark on a learning pathway of discovery beyond the classroom to contribute to and become agents of change in the world. In an ever-changing society, people need the skills, experience, knowledge and confidence to face all of life’s challenges in order to become resilient learners who are willing to take risks to achieve their goals. Within a safe and positive environment, students feel confident to challenge themselves in developing their faith and learning.
The College believes that education and learning are interactive, social processes. We believe that students learn best in an environment where they can interact with and experience the curriculum, therefore gaining knowledge and learning how to live. In Addition, teachers create a learning environment that maximises the learner’s ability to interact with each other through discussion, collaboration and feedback. Effective collaboration is frequent and ongoing; and when most successful, an integral part of daily routines.
We seek to foster innovation and creativity through contemporary and relevant practice. In a school where students ‘Shine through Discovery’, the development of critical and creative thinkers is paramount. As a consequence, students become successful lifelong learners as they generate and evaluate knowledge, critically reflecting upon their assumptions and beliefs to bring about a new way to define their world. Furthermore, a growth mindset that draws from what is known to build a new understanding prepares students to enter and encounter the realities of today’s modern world.
At Newman College, we shine through celebration of our faith, achievements, contributions and efforts. As a result, celebration builds strong communities and plays a major role in socialisation, learning and faith development. Furthermore, it encourages a sense of belonging, group coherence and purpose. To shine, we carry the confidence and self-esteem to achieve growth in our learning through discovery. In celebrating, we encourage intrinsic motivation to develop attributes of tenacity and perseverance, and achieve our full potential. Through celebrating our successes, we believe that self-esteem, motivation and engagement will enhance achievement.
A Dedicated ‘Ministry Plan’
The Newman College Ministry Plan seeks to animate the following areas of College life:
Firstly, by providing faith formation opportunities through prayer, reflection, liturgies, sacramental practice and youth ministry.
Secondly, by developing partnerships with local parishes which accommodate Youth groups and offer opportunities for Youth Ministry.
Thirdly, by supporting staff professional opportunities which empower their use of relevant pedagogies, catechetical understandings and Liturgy preparation.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH / ADVOCACY
Finally, the College is committed to supporting a number of Programs and Immersions that develop well rounded and empathetic students and teacher.
Book a Tour
If you would like to learn more about Newman College, please Book at Tour. Firstly, it will provide an overview of our facilities and resource. Secondly, it will allow you to connect with and talk about the College with Senior Leaders. Finally, it will enable you to ask questions and learn more about every aspect of life at Newman College. We can’t wait to see you!