Newman News Term 1 Week 10: From the Deputy Principal Wellbeing Secondary

As a Catholic and Marist community, we are challenged to live out the Gospel values of Jesus Christ in our everyday actions and words. Over the Term, students on the Marcellin Campus have pledged their commitment to service by their involvement with Caritas, supporting the College Twilight Tours for prospective families and by participating in extra-curricular commitments. Respectful relationships and positive partnerships between students and teachers have been demonstrated across all aspects of College life and in times of difficulty, we have come together in solidarity and compassion for one another.

Congratulations to all students for a great Term and wonderful start to the year; especially our Year 7 students who have settled beautifully into high school.

I wish everybody, a restful and holy Easter time of reflection and prayer.

Term 2 Dates

Years 7 students: Year 7 students will be attending the Year 7 Camp and Retreat during Week 1. The year group is split into two camps which crossover midweek.

Years 8 – 12 students: Return to school on Tuesday 30 April. Students are required to wear full winter uniform (students in Years 10 – 12 require the senior trim on their blazer).

Years 7-12 School Photo Days

School Photo Days are taking place on:

  • Monday 1 July – Years 7-12 Sports Photo Day
  • Tuesday 2 July – Years 10-12 Photo Day
  • Wednesday 3 July – Years 7-9 Photo Day

Order envelopes with instructions for parents will be given to students to take home in early Term 2.

Wellbeing Program Term 2

Download Years 7-12 Wellbeing Program Term 2 2019

Year 7 and 9 NAPLAN

These assessments are scheduled at Newman College in Term 2, Weeks 3 and 4, Tuesday 14 May – Thursday 23 May.

Year 10 Parent Information Evening, Subject Selection and Course Counselling

The Year 10 Parent Information Meeting will be held on Thursday 2 May at 6.00pm in the Marist Auditorium. Discussions will focus on ATAR and General pathways along with the subject selection process for students preparing to enter Year 11 2020. This is a very informative meeting and we encourage parents to attend. More information will come from Mr Geekie early next term.

SAVE THE DATE: The Expo will be held on the evening of Monday 24 June for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. Learning Areas will showcase the courses available for students in Year 11, 2020 and many university, TAFE and training providers will also be available on the evening. More information will be shared with the students in Term 2.

Years 11 and 12 Semester 1 Examination Timetables 

Download Year 11 Semester 1 Exam Timetable 2019

Download Year 12 Semester 1 Exam Timetable 2019

Download Year 12 Externally Set Tasks Timetable 2019

Pathways and Careers Update

Click here for the latest information that will assist students in Years 10-12 to make decisions about future careers and life beyond school.

Sport Update

NAS Summer Competition Premierships

NAS Sport is a great opportunity to play alongside team mates in a fun, healthy competition. Although the emphasis is on participation and enjoyment, it was fantastic to celebrate seven NAS Summer Premierships this term;

  • Year 7 Boys and Girls Touch Rugby
  • Year 7A Boys Basketball
  • Year 7B Boys Indoor Beach Volleyball
  • Year 7B Girls Indoor Beach Volleyball
  • Year 8A Boys Indoor Beach Volleyball
  • Year 9A Boys Basketball

NAS Winter Competition

Winter NAS Sport commences in Week 2 of Term 2. Nominations and Trials are underway and teams will be finalised before the first round. Students and parents can check out all information and teams on the SEQTA Forum. Parent Information and Fixtures can be downloaded here:

Download NAS Winter Parent Information 2019

Download NAS Winter Sporting Fixtures 2019

We wish all teams an enjoyable and successful season.

Cross Country Training / Run Club Program / Strength & Conditioning Term 2

Cross Country training has commenced under the expert guidance of our Head Coach and National middle distance runner Ben Chamberlain. Run Club will run alongside the Cross Country program this year. Lenny Hughes who is an Advanced Level 4 Athletics Coach and has 25 years coaching experience will oversee the Run Club Program. Run Club is open to all students irrespective of running ability with the emphasis on physical conditioning and wellbeing. It is open to all students from Years 4-12. Training commences at 7.00am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and is followed by breakfast. Students should bring a bowl and spoon for cereal. Cross Country and Run Club will recommence in Term 2 on Thursday 2 May at 7.00am. Students meet on the steps outside the PE office on the Marcellin Campus.

Students are also offered the opportunity to take part in the Strength & Conditioning Program. This is open to all students from Years 7-12 on Monday and Wednesday Lunchtimes and Friday mornings (7.30am at the new pool training facility). The focus of these sessions is to improve core strength, aerobic endurance and flexibility.

Winter Uniform Expectations

Please click here to access the winter uniform requirements and guidelines. All students are reminded of the expectations relating to their personal presentation. Thank you in advance to all families for your partnership in ensuring College guidelines are upheld along with your support of our Leaders of Wellbeing in the application of this expectation.

Uniform Shop School Holiday Trading Hours

The College Uniform Shop will be opening on the School Holidays on the following days:

  • Wednesday 24 April, 12.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Friday 26 April, 12.00pm – 4.30pm
  • Saturday 27 April, 9.00am – 2.30pm

If you have any inquiries regarding the uniform, please contact Diana Potter, Uniform Shop Manager, on 9204 9470 or