Newman News Term 1 Week 4: From the Deputy Principal Wellbeing Secondary

WA’s New Intimate Image Laws

The new intimate image laws passed Parliament and will come into effect on 15 April 2019. The amendments alter the criminal code to do three things:

  1. Create a new offence against distributing an intimate image of a person without their consent;
  2. Empower courts to make a rectification or ‘take down’ order in relation to the image; and
  3. Criminalise the threat to distribute an intimate image.

Click here to access further information on these changes.

Newman Parents Information Session with Dr Justin Coulson

Respectful Relationships; Love at Home

How to get along with your kids and help them get along with you (and their siblings)

We all say we get along just fine at home… but there are those uncomfortable niggles. There’s the eye-rolling, the disrespect, the lack of motivation to help out, and the sibling warfare. If we’re honest, most adults have been known to shout a bit too, and let’s face it, we don’t always listen that well to our kids.

Conflict and friction at home cause more trouble than we need, and interfere with everyone’s wellbeing. Wouldn’t it be great if there were some simple, practical things we could do to help everyone get along better – starting right now? Parents will learn the best ‘relationship rules’ for a happier family so home life really does feel loving… most of the time!

The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session.

Pathways and Careers Update

Our aim is to provide students in Years 10, 11 and 12 with all the latest information that will help them to make decisions about future careers and life beyond school. Information includes:

  • Subject Changes
  • Work Experience
  • Career Information Nights
  • University / TAFE Events

Click here to read the latest news and opportunities.

Sport and PE Update

NAS Summer Competition 2019

The NAS Summer competition commences next week (Week 5). Click here to read the fixtures and important information for parents.

ACC Swim Team and Training Program

The 2019 Newman College ACC Swim Team, which will compete in the Division 1 ACC Carnival at HBF Stadium on Wednesday 27 March, has been selected. All students were informed of their selection at a team meeting on Wednesday and all parents should now have received an email. It is a great achievement for the students to get to this stage and the College community is right behind them in their endeavours to give of their best on the day.

To this end, it is very important that all swimmers attend all training sessions. Training is from 7.00am – 8.15am Tuesday and Thursday mornings followed by breakfast. Thank you to those parents who have contacted me advising that your child is currently training with another squad. We are happy to compliment any outside training they may be doing to make sure they are not overloaded. Download ACC Swimming Training Program 2019

More information regarding the ACC Carnival will be communicated to you over the next few weeks. If you have any queries please contact Matt Connell, Head of Sport | 9204 9461

NAS Swim Meet, Friday 8 March

The NAS Swim Meet is being held at the Newman College Pool with students from Chisholm, John XXIII, Servite and Sacred Heart Colleges competing. This is a chance for all swimmers in Years 7-10 to attempt to improve their times and further press for individual and relay team selection.

Homework Club

It has been fantastic to see all students using their time well during Homework Club over the past few weeks. Marist Youth mentor tutors will be commencing in Week 5. The Homework Club is supervised by Ms Natelee Calegari and Ms Carolyn O’Connor on Monday and Tuesday (with a literacy focus) and Ms Pagett supervises on Wednesdays (with a numeracy focus). Although teachers are monitoring students behaviour, students must be responsible for their own learning and manage themselves effectively.

It is expected that:

  • Students sign in when they arrive and sign out when they leave. Students are not permitted to ‘hang out’ on the school grounds at this time so if students leave Homework Club it is expected that they leave the school grounds
  • Students use their time productively and without disrupting other students or tutors
  • Students will follow instructions of staff with regard to their behaviour in Homework Club
  • Students who behave disruptively or disrespectfully will need to meet with their LOWB to discuss and they may be excluded from Homework Club in the future.

Tutorials for the next few weeks are:

Mondays: Humanities support (all years) with Mrs Whiteley, 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Tuesdays: Humanities support (Year 7) with Mr Woolley, 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Week 5 OLNA Workshops:
Tuesday: OLNA Reading Workshop (Years 10 – 12) with Ms Calegari, 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Wednesday: OLNA Numeracy (Years 10 – 12) with Ms Pagett, 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Student Medical Guidelines

If a student is away from the College on an excursion, it is the STUDENT’S responsibility to collect any required lifesaving medication from Student Administration or bring it from home (eg. epipen/ventolin) and the TEACHER’S responsibility to check that the student has it with them before boarding the bus. If a student cannot produce the medication, he/she will be unable to attend the excursion.

Resetting your Seqta Password

Please follow the steps below:

  • Click on ‘Forgot your Password’
  • Enter your email address for BOTH your username and email address (ie. your username is now your email address)
  • Click on ‘Reset my Password’
  • You will be emailed a link to reset your password
  • NOTE: the reset link will only last one hour.

For all other Seqta queries please contact Mandy Keeling

eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is committed to empowering all Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online. The College’s Annual School Improvement plan identified eSafety as a focus area for the wellbeing of students. Key themes and ideas from the Keeping Safe curriculum and Wellbeing program will be presented to students and parents later this year. Newman Parents will host a Cybersafety information session to educate and empower parents to support their children in managing their online profiles and behaviour.

The Office of eSafety Commissioner website has excellent resources for families and children and I encourage parents to subscribe to the eSafety newsletter for additional information and education. Click here to visit the website.