Newman Newbies: From the Deputy Principal Wellbeing Secondary

Alan Fitzpatrick, Deputy Principal Wellbeing Secondary

Wellbeing Program – Term 1 2019

The Years 7-12 Wellbeing Program focuses on building students’ faith, self-belief and self-esteem. It has been designed to develop key life skills to help students cope with challenges in school and beyond. We are committed to developing the ‘whole’ person; socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. Download Term 1 Years 7-12 Wellbeing Program

ACC Swimming Carnival

On Wednesday 27 March, the Years 7-12 squad competed in the 2019 A Division Associated & Catholic Colleges (ACC) Swimming Carnival held at HBF Stadium, Claremont. This was the first time in many years that Newman was in A Division and the team really stepped up and pushed hard all day finishing 5th overall (only 20 points off 3rd place). This is an outstanding achievement and proves the College is now back in a position to mix it with the big schools. It was a total team effort with most swimmers swimming ‘personal bests’. It was wonderful to once again collaborate and work with Head Coach Ralph McManis and the Newman Swim Club who guided the team through a very rigorous training program providing them the best opportunities for development and success.

The ACC of WA conduct a series of sporting carnivals with the broad aim to provide a culmination to school physical education programs and programs for students with disabilities in Years 7-12. The carnivals provide students the opportunity to further develop their skills whilst representing their school in a variety of sports.

Years 7-12 Science Competitions 2019

During 2019, the Science Department coordinates a range of Science competitions and events for students. These competitions are tailored to all year levels with some even tailored to specific disciplines, meaning there is something on offer for everyone! Download Science Competitions 2019

Homework Club

Homework Club runs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3.15pm – 6.00pm in the Siena Learning Centre. Supervised by teachers from various departments and past student mentors, students have the opportunity to attend subject focused workshops, examination planning sessions and the ability to meet with other students to work on homework and studying.

Year 11 and 12 Guest Speakers

Over the course of Weeks 6 and 7, Year 11 and 12 students had the opportunity to hear presentations from guest speakers Dr Jane Genovese and Mr Rob Pike on the following topics:

Dr Jane Genovese, Learning Fundamentals

Dr Jane Genovese from Learning Fundamentals presented evidence-based study hacks and tips to our Year 11 and 12 cohorts. In this session, students were taught active study techniques and strategies to help them take visual notes, become more organised and develop better focus strategies. Students also learnt how to identity their own procrastination patterns, find out what might be behind them, and how to motivate themselves at any time to get their work done.

Mr Rob Pike, Safe Driving

“Your choices define your future, in a positive or negative way, it’s your choice!” Rob Pike, a high-level athlete with plans of a sporting career, was in the back seat of his friend’s car when the driver lost control of the vehicle. Rob, the only survivor of the crash, shared with our students what it is like growing up with great ambitions and how a tragic accident changed his whole life and the future he had pictured for himself. Rob’s remarkable survivor story and details of the accident’s causation factors, left everyone inspired and thinking about the type of driver they want to be.

Bullying No Way!

On Friday 15 March, the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) was recognised on our Marcellin Campus (Years 7-12). Students were invited to wear an orange accessory to show their support while some of the student leaders handed out information cards and stickers on the day.