From the Vice Principal – Term 2 Week 2

Champagnat Day

Please note that the date that the College will celebrate Champagnat Day has been changed to Friday, 14 June. All students, including Years 11 and 12 with Work Placement and/or TAFE, are required to attend the College celebration.

Extended Absences 

Parents are reminded that all extended absences (3 days or more) must be referred to the Vice Principal by email. 

Year 12 Externally Set Tasks

During Weeks 4 and 5 Year 12 students in General and Foundation Courses will sit Externally Set Tasks, which are compulsory and form part of the school-based assessment.

  • The EST:
    • is a written assessment task
    • is constructed to be completed in 50 minutes
    • is based on selected syllabus content from Unit 3
    • has a 15% weighting

It is important that students attend, and the College’s Assessment Policy will be followed.

Game Changers Retreat Year 9/10

The Year 9/10 Game Changers retreat will take place this Wednesday 1 May. Students will gather to reflect on the role of simplicity in their lives, and how as young Marists, they are encouraged to live in the present. The group will also explore Christian leadership and service through the stories and experiences of Marcellin Champagnat in La Valla and Jesus’ ministry in Capernaum.

Year 3 Reconciliation and Year 4 Eucharistic Retreats

Over the next few weeks, the Year 3 and Year 4 students will have the opportunity to participate in a Sacramental Retreat to deepen their understanding of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, which they have been learning about in class. The retreat days (Year 3 Reconciliation, Thursday 2 May and Year 4 Eucharistic, Thursday 9 May) begin with students participating in our Community Mass, followed by the Retreat, facilitated by 24:7 Youth Ministry. The facilitators provide meaningful and engaging activities that explore how the Sacraments can draw us closer to God and one another. Our prayers are with our students as they prepare to receive the Sacraments.

Year 7 Camp, NAS competition and Science Excursion

The Year 7 cohort have a busy couple of weeks coming up.

The Year 7 cohort will hold their year group Camp at Swan Valley Adventure Centre from Monday 29 April to Wednesday 1 May. The Camp’s theme will build on the Year 7 overarching theme of EMBRACE, fostering bonds, expanding horizons, and stepping out of their comfort zones. Through group activities such as orienteering, bushcraft, and canoeing, they will forge friendships and discover newfound passions, all amidst the stunning backdrop of the Swan Valley. We wish the Year 7s, Leader of Wellbeing Year 7, Mr Hofman, and the dedicated staff attending a wonderful time.

  • On Monday 6 May, the Year 7s will attend the Northern Associated Schools Winter Carnival. Students will participate in Soccer, Netball, Football, Badminton and against 4 other Catholic schools.
  • Thursday 9 May, the Year 7s will be attending the Perth Zoo to assist with their Science curriculum. Guided by zoologists and Perth Zoo staff, students will explore the hierarchical systems and naming conventions that are used to discover more about a selection of fantastic animals. They will explore the concept of taxonomic classification and how other types of classification, such as diet and conservation status, are essential in organising and caring for animals.

ICT Social Media Usage

Please see the link below for information regarding ICT Social Media Usage at Newman College.

ICT Social Media Usage

Staff Farewells

We would like to officially acknowledge those members of staff who concluded their time at Newman College at the end of Term 1 and the beginning of Term 2. We sincerely thank them for their dedication and support of students, parents, and staff during their time at the College and wish them well in their future endeavours.

New Staff Commencing

It is with great pleasure that we welcome the following staff members to our community in the indicated roles.

  • Joti Bhandari – ICT Support Officer
  • Sarwat Ayan – ICT Systems Administrator
  • Jess Wiedermann- Administrative Assistant PK – 2 (Mon-Wed)
  • Ned Shannon- Science and Religious Education Teacher Secondary
  • Rachael Mowatt – Food Technologies Teacher
  • Julia Farinaccio – Religious Education Teacher
  • Elija Meegan – Education Assistant
  • Anne-Marie Terry- Numeracy and Literacy Support Teacher Y3-6
  • Christine Polglaze – Dance Teacher Secondary
  • Rosalba Bottega – Gifted and Talented Teacher 3-6
  • Grace Walker – Languages Teacher Years 3-6 & Secondary
  • Monica Marziano – Languages Teacher Secondary