The College Library is located in the St John Henry Newman Learning Hub. It houses a comprehensive selection of fiction and non-fiction resources and caters for students in Years 5-12. The Library is open Monday – Thursday, 8.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm.
Students can avail themselves of assistance provided by staff and ex-students at the Homework Club which runs Monday – Thursday 3.30pm to 5pm. A qualified teacher facilitates Homework Club and is available to assist with study skills, literacy, numeracy, and OLNA/NAPLAN preparation. Selected teachers also run subject-specific tutorials on a regular or occasional basis.
Assessment is an integral part of the learning process, providing students, parents/guardians and teachers with information on academic progress and feedback to inform future learning. Assessment procedures need to be fair, reliable, valid and transparent. Assessments should arise naturally out of the teaching and intended learning of the curriculum and syllabus. They should be carefully constructed to enable judgements to be made about students’ progress in ways that contribute to ongoing learning. Information collected to establish where students are in their learning can be used for summative purposes and for formative purposes.
Information and Communication Technology
Includes any electronic device or application used by students. It is our policy at Newman College that the use of ICTs be managed through a ‘whole College community’ approach where the staff and parents ensure students are taught appropriate skills, strategies and values.