Newman News Term 2 Week 10: From the Deputy Principal Wellbeing Secondary

As Term 2 comes to a close we celebrate a very successful Semester 1, 2019. Our sporting teams have had a wonderful term with our hockey teams proving very successful as well as our Netball & AFL teams (click here to see highlights from the Newman College First XVIII vs Mater Dei Final). Senior students have completed their first set of exams for the year and our Year 12 students will be entering their last term at Newman College. I would like to recognise the efforts of our staff and students throughout the semester and wish them all a safe and relaxing holiday. I look forward to seeing everyone return refreshed and ready for Term 3.

Reports & Interviews

Years 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 reports will be available to families on Friday 5 July via the SEQTA Engage portal. PTO will also be open for bookings for parent-teacher interviews. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 23 July in the Marist Auditorium. If there are any issues in processing an appointment, please contact the College for support.

Year 10 Subject Selections are in full swing and will continue into Term 3. These meetings are focused on helping students choose the right pathway for them and maximise their potential to succeed in the area they have chosen. If you haven’t already done so, please ensure you logon to PTO and make your booking.

School Tours

This week, tours departed for Canberra and Sydney on the Humanities Tour and New York for the inaugural Arts Tours.

On Wednesday morning we said goodbye to the Humanities Tour participants who are travelling to the East coast to visit Sydney & Canberra before taking in some sights and snow. Those staff and students participating on the Arts Tour departed for to New York late Wednesday evening. This is the first time the tour has taken place and we are confident they will return with many fantastic memories.

We wish these staff and students safe travels as they embark on their tours.

Student Groups

This term has seen the development of two new student groups operating within the College.

The Environmental Group, facilitated by Ms Ognenis, is focused on making Newman a more sustainable College and more environmentally friendly. The group meets twice a term and looks at implementing new initiatives around the school and creating a more responsible culture. Next term, the students will introduce ‘Fling it Friday’. This initiative is about staff and students recycling on Friday afternoons and making use of recycling boxes that will be available in all class rooms. If you are interested, please contact Elizabeth Adams (Year 12) or Ms Ognenis. Further details will also be advertised through SEQTA notices.

The Newman Counselling Team Members have been putting together a working group to enhance student & staff wellbeing at the College. Expressions of interest are currently being sought for those students who would like to lead ‘R U Okay Day?’ in Term 3. The day promises to be a strong addition to the College calendar with games, activities & food available. Interested students are asked to contact Mr Fitzpatrick or Ms Newsome.

From the Counselling and Wellbeing Team

The Newman Counselling Team would like to wish everyone a safe and restful break. Although school holidays are often a happy time for families; we also acknowledge that for some, it can be a time of additional pressure and stress. Click here to view an article that has some practical tips on how to overcome this

We look forward to seeing you all next term.

Year 10 Immunisations

All Year 10 students have received a Year 10 School Based Immunisation Program envelope, offering parents of students in Year 10 the opportunity to have their child vaccinated against Meningococcal ACWY. Immunisations are taking place on Thursday 25 July. Students are allowed to wear Sports Uniform on this day.

Should you have any queries regarding the Immunisation or the Immunisation Program, please contact the Health Units listed below.


  • Central Immunisation Clinic – 9321 1312
  • City of Joondalup – 9400 4938
  • City of Bayswater – 9272 0622
  • City of Wanneroo – 9405 5000