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Newman News Term 1 Week 6: From the Vice Principal

12 Mar 2021

This term has already seen many year groups come together for retreats, camps and reflection days.  These opportunities give students the time and space to develop independence, build quality relationships with peers and deepen the understanding of our Marist family.  Thank you to students and staff for the authenticity of your participation, your energy and zeal and for supporting each other.

Marcellin and Lavalla students have had very successful swimming carnivals over the course of this term. The recent Lavalla Carnival depicted wonderful displays of sportsmanship, competition, celebration and guild spirit. Thank you to the parent helpers, student leaders and staff members who made these events run with precision. Students in Years 7 to 12 participated in the Guild Cross Country today. The students’ perseverance and levels of effort were a delight to see, they represented their guilds with pride.

A big thank you to our parents, students and secondary teachers who attended Parent Teacher Interviews last night from 3.30pm until 8.00pm. I extend a special note of gratitude to the teachers, who moved from a full day of teaching into an evening of interviews.  Teachers agree that these nights can be powerful for students and their learning. When teachers form positive and fruitful alliances with parents, student outcomes improve. “Parents, carers and families are the first and most important educational influence in a child’s life. They instil attitudes and values that support young people to access and participate in education and training and contribute to local and global communities. It is critical for the education community to work in partnership with parents, carers and families to support a child’s progress through learning and school” (Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration, 2019).

Newman Parents – ySafe Cyber Safety Education Session: 

Thank you to Newman College Wellbeing team who have organised for Australia’s leading provider of cyber safety education, ySafe, to present in the College Auditorium on Monday 22 March at 7.00pm.

This practical, strategy-rich session will address the most important points that families need to know regarding online safety. YSafe will cover topics such as social media and gaming, screen time recommendations and will provide step-by-step instructions on how to set up a cyber safe home for kids of all ages.

When: Monday 22 March 2021, 7.00pm
Where: Newman College, Marist Auditorium

To register for this free session please click here. We look forward to seeing you there.

Newman College Parents

Happy Families Online Resource

The College extends complimentary membership to Dr Justin Coulson’s Happy Families online resource to our entire school community.

Happy Families membership has an extensive library
of resources to offer calm assurance, vision, direction
and parenting solutions.

Launch your free membership today HERE

Upcoming Events

MONDAY 15 MARCH 
Live Webinar | Parenting On The Same Page

THURSDAY 18 MARCH 
Live Q&A | Pre-register Your Question

 

Happy Families Newman College

Code of Conduct

The Keeping Safe Child Protection curriculum is a program that spans from 3 years up to Year 12.  Our College delivers this curriculum during classroom teaching, and through the Wellbeing Programs and Health curriculum.

As a Catholic community we are committed to educating the whole person. In order to do this, we need to ensure a safe, supportive and engaging environment. The basis for this environment is that all in the community model what healthy, respectful relationships look like. The Code of Conduct is the definitive guide to the behaviours we want to model to, and expect from, our children and young people. We want to create a culture that assists our children and young people on their learning journey. We can only achieve such a culture in partnership with all who participate in our community. The Keeping Safe Child Protection curriculum is a program that spans from 3 years up to Year 12.  Our College delivers this curriculum during classroom teaching, and through the Wellbeing Programs and Health curriculum.

A reminder to all families that the Code of Conduct can be accessed via the College website. The Code is mandated by Catholic Education Western Australia and the application of the code extends to all staff, students, parents, guardians, caregivers and volunteers.

Any perceived breaches of the Code can be discussed with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. As always, if students ever need support, they are encouraged to contact their Leader of Wellbeing, a College psychologist, Counsellor or classroom teacher.

The Code seeks to value the dignity of every person, foster positive relationships, ensure confidentiality and accountability and supports professional boundaries. Events held during school hours, and those College associated events outside of school hours are also supported by the Code of Conduct. Additionally, postings on social media platforms that identify the College or College events are bound by the Code of Conduct. We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to a positive partnership that supports our students, your children.