Newman News Term 1 Week 4 – From the Principal

High Achievers Assembly

At our recent High Achievers Assembly, we celebrated the efforts of our Graduating Class of 2018. Their results exemplified the commitment of cohort to individual and collective excellence supported by outstanding teachers and supportive families. Jai Taylor addressed the assembly and provided sound advice to the students about how to navigate their final years of school. This included cultivating relationships with both teachers and friends, having balance, working hard, participating in school life and setting goals. As a community, our Vision for Learning, Shine through Discovery – let your light shine engages our students to challenge themselves to pursue excellence. This vision permeates every aspect of our school seeking to underpin our actions and invariably our culture. At our recent PK-Y2 Parent Information Night, I addressed the importance of the school / parent relationship in supporting and promoting our culture of excellence. Reinforcing our Vision for Learning assists in building our culture and developing relationships where student and parent voice are valued and acknowledged.

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2018 and we wish them every success in their journey ahead.Download 2019 High Achievers Assembly Principal Speech

National Redress Scheme

The Marist Brothers Province of Australia joined the National Address Scheme on Thursday 28 February. Br Peter Carroll in his letter to all Marists in Australia states:

“Today’s announcement of our inclusion in the National Redress Scheme is the culmination of more hard work to ensure that survivors of abuse now have an alternative path, independent of the Institute, to seek recognition and redress for what they have endured.

Through the National Redress Scheme, those who have experienced abuse will be given access to personal approach such as an apology, if they choose it, as well as counselling and monetary payments.

Now that our membership as a participating institution in the National Redress Scheme has been declared, on behalf of all Marists, I earnestly hope that its work brings some small measure of healing to those who have been wronged.”

Please take time to read his letter in full Download Participation in National Redress Scheme