From the Vice Principal Term 2 Week 8

Champagnat Day Activities

We are excited to approach our annual Champagnat Day celebration which will take place on Friday, 14 June. This date has been chosen to accommodate our senior students who will be sitting exams during the actual feast day on 6 June. This adjustment maintains the tradition of celebrating Champagnat Day at a time that allows all students to participate fully.

This year, our celebrations will centre around the Mass and an awards ceremony. We will begin with a special Champagnat Day Mass, followed by the presentation of the Champagnat Awards to outstanding students from each year level and dedicated staff members. In addition, we will recognise several staff members with service awards for their contributions.

After the Mass and awards, our primary school students will participate in the Annual Lapathon. This event is a wonderful opportunity for our students to raise funds for LifeLink, supporting the Catholic agencies in Western Australia that provide essential assistance to those in need.

Traditionally, we have hosted various activities such as bouncy castles, food stalls, and other fun events following the Mass and awards. However, for the past three years, these activities have been affected by rain, limiting our ability to enjoy the day to its fullest.

To ensure better weather and greater enjoyment, we have rescheduled this part of the celebration to 15 August, coinciding with the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, the patronal feast day of the Marist Brothers. On this day, students will attend Mass and then enjoy a fete and a student-led concert in the afternoon. Due to current restrictions on inflatable amusements, we are planning an exciting fete where each class or year level will contribute a stall or activity.

For more information on Champagnat Day arrangements, please review 2024 Champagnat Day Information.

We look forward to celebrating these special days as a Marist community.

Marist Netball Carnival

The Marist Netball Team, coached and managed by Miss Jorja Clark and Miss Tiyana Kerimi, has been diligently preparing for their upcoming tournament in New South Wales. This morning, the team had an exciting match against the Marist “Old Girls” in the Gymnasium, followed by a delightful breakfast shared by both teams.

Our team departs for Sydney next Friday. Their itinerary includes a cultural day on Saturday, the opening Mass, team photos, and dinner on Sunday, and the tournament will take place from Monday, 17 June to Wednesday, 19 June. The team is set to return on Thursday, 20 June.

On behalf of the entire Newman College community, we extend our best wishes to the Marist Netball Team. We are proud of your hard work and dedication, and we look forward to cheering you on as you represent our school. Safe travels and good luck!

Team members:

  • Tania Barilla
  • Darcy Bird
  • Clancy Boss
  • Thalia Curley
  • Sophia Fasolo
  • Audrey Fitzpatrick
  • Chloe Menzies
  • Madeline Peou
  • Ava Prentice
  • Emma Richardson
  • Isobel Robinson
  • Madison Turnbull

Year 10 Preparation for Subject Selection

Throughout this term, our Year 10 students have been actively exploring their subject choices for Senior School. They have attended presentations from Learning Area leaders and reflected on their strengths and interests using their Careers Booklet.

On Tuesday 18 June, students and their families will attend the Careers Expo. This event provides opportunities to engage with Learning Area teachers and representatives from universities, TAFEs, and other institutions. In the evening, there will be a presentation outlining pathway offerings, SCSA requirements, and next steps for determining the right pathway.

The process culminates in Subject Selection mentoring sessions on 15 July. Each student will be guided by a College Executive or Middle Leader to make informed choices, aligning with our Vision for Learning: striving for individual excellence, valuing student voice, fostering metacognition, and recognizing each student’s unique gifts and talents.

These mentoring sessions also enable parents and guardians to positively partner with teachers, share responsibility for their child’s education, and actively support the College’s holistic approach to faith, learning, and wellbeing. Together, we celebrate the individual pathways and achievements of each student.

Please refer to the Pathways Section of the newsletter for further information provide by our Leader of Pathways & Partnerships, Mr Justin Farley.