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Newman News Term 1 Week 9 : From the Vice Principal

01 Apr 2021

Easter Liturgy

Across the PK-12 community, students celebrated the Easter story through the Stations of the Cross. Each liturgy gave students an opportunity to reflect on the life, suffering, death and resurrection of Christ. The beauty of the Easter message is truly the belief in the resurrection, as all are invited to new life through a relationship with Christ.

This Lenten period students have opportunities to fast through the Caritas Fast fundraiser, give alms through project compassion and pray through Thursday morning Mass and Student-Led prayer. This is all in preparation for a relationship with Jesus and the reminder that this relationship can be life changing, just as it was for the first apostles and disciples over 2000years ago.

A special thanks to our families for their generosity, our staff for their work in walking with our students on their faith journey and our students for being open to the presence of God in their life.

From all of us here at Newman College we wish you and your families a happy and holy Easter. This year’s Marist theme is Breathe – The Spirit of Life, we encourage all families to be present and reflect on your time with family and friends.

Marian Campus Easter Liturgy

Lavalla Campus Easter Liturgy

Marcellin Campus Easter Liturgy

Start of Term 2  

School will return for all students on Tuesday 20 April. On Monday 19 April our staff will participate in Professional Learning and will work together to create our individual Professional Growth Plans, which help us to reflect on our performance, and continually improve.

Uniform Expectations

All students are reminded of the expectations relating to their personal presentation. Please click here to access uniform requirements and guidelines. Some changes were made at the end of 2020 and are reflected in this document.  If you need to purchase new uniform items, please ensure you give yourself adequate time.

Uniform Shop – School Holiday Opening Hours

  • Tuesday 13/4/21, 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 14/4/21, 12.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Friday 16/4/21, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

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.

8-10 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews 

Interviews will be held in the Marist Auditorium on Thursday 29 April from 3.45pm – 8.00pm.  An email will be forwarded early next term with details confirming how to access bookings through our online booking system, Parent Teacher Online (PTO).

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.