Newman Newbies: From the Head of Primary


Little Discoverer’s Playgroup

This term, the College launched the Little Discoverer’s Playgroup offering an opportunity for members internal and external to our community to come and begin their learning journey at the College. Participants enjoy a range of developmentally appropriate activities such as play dough, collage, dance, song and story time. The Playgroup has been incredibly popular and the College is currently exploring options around additional sessions being offered in Term 3. We look forward to welcoming new and existing families to the playgroup sessions and providing a further opportunity for families to be involved in our dynamic and child-centred community. Please monitor the website for future changes and additions.

Winter Music Night

On Tuesday 18 June, students from Years 3-6 participated in the Winter Music Night held in the Marist Auditorium. We enjoyed performances by the Year 3 Choir and Year 3 Strings, Lavalla Choir, Lavalla String Quartet and Lavalla String Ensemble, as well as excellent individual performances by student musicians across Years 4-6. The evening was a wonderful celebration of the many musical talents of our students and was a credit to their tutors, directors and Performing Arts leadership at Newman College.


On Thursday 6 June, Year 6 were involved in a STEM activity called TINKERING. Tinkering gives students the opportunity to be creative, think critically and collaborate in an inquiry-based approach to STEM-rich learning. The day allowed our Vision for Learning Shine through Discovery to be present as the students took apart various electronic devices, labelled the parts, and noted the purposes and complexities. Students then used the parts to create a natural disaster detector. We were very fortunate to have Year 6 parents and grandparents assisting the students.

Before / After School Care

The College is proud to be working with Mercy Care to provide daily before and after school care for Newman College students. The service caters for students from Kindy (if they have turned 4 {or as long as they are turning 4 that year} and there is a vacancy) to Year 6. For more information please contact Mercy Care on 0409 065 996 or email