Newman News Term 1 Week 4: From the Deputy Principal Primary

4G Assembly

Our first Assembly for the year was hosted by the 4G class on Friday of last week – and what a performance it was! It was so wonderful to see the enthusiasm, smiles and looks of pure joy on the 4G students’ faces as they entertained us on stage with humorous performances of a range of poetry that described what it is like to be a student at school. Thank you 4G and Mrs MacBean for all of your hard work in preparing such an entertaining performance for us all. 

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday was marked with beautiful Liturgies held at both campuses. In class students have been talking about their Lenten promises, which often focus on ‘giving up something for Lent. As part of their Lenten promises, I have particularly challenged our Lavalla students to also commit to ‘doing something for others’ on a regular basis over the coming weeks (i.e. doing the dishes at home, vacuuming, washing the car), reminding them of the importance of service. I look forward to hearing from our older primary students how they are showing the spirit of service in their homes throughout Lent. 

Student Testimonials

Last Newsletter I shared with you some quotes from our Marian students about what they loved about school in the first few weeks of the new year. This week I have spent some time speaking with Lavalla students about what they love about school so far this year. Some of their responses are below:  

“I love making new friends and learning new things.” – Audrey (Year 3 ) 

“I love all my friends and the way my teacher teaches because it’s fun.” – Harry (Year 4) 

“I love watching the building works and having a good teacher.” – Louie (Year 5) 

“Meeting up with my new classmates and learning about them.” – Vick (Year 6) 

Upcoming Events and Dates

We have a few important events and dates coming in in the next two weeks. Our Lavalla Swimming Carnival will be a wonderful day of celebrating our students striving to achieve their own personal best in the pool. I look forward to a day of athleticism, sportsmanship, and fun with our students. Click HERE for details.

We also have our 2B Assembly coming up, and I am looking forward to watching the 2B class share their learning with the Marian community.