Newman News Term 2 Week 10: From the Principal

School Registration

As a result of Marist Schools Australia Limited becoming incorporated earlier this year, Newman College was required to undertake a further School Registration Audit, conducted by the Department of Education WA.  This process was similar to the Audit conducted under Catholic Education WA in 2021 where the College received a very positive result.

We were therefore delighted to receive confirmation this week that our new application for School Registration renewal has been approved for the period 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2026.

Newman Parent Consultative Committee (NPCC)

Our NPCC meeting was held on Monday 20 June where approximately 16 people attended and entered into positive and constructive dialogue about the reframing of this parent engagement forum. 

The NPCC has been an instructive and important forum for parent feedback over the last 7 years.  There has been a decrease in parent engagement since COVID which has hindered the effectiveness of this group.  At the meeting, it was agreed that parent representation from across the College would be a good starting point to form a Newman Parent Committee (NPC).   To that end, we are seeking representatives from across the College to form the Executive.  For any parent interested in such a position, please click here to express your interest.     

Christmas in July

Our first community event for this year is Christmas in July to be held on Friday 22 July, from 6.30-9.00pm. Tickets are $30. We are hoping that this event can be the catalyst for re-framing Newman Parents and, in doing so, grow our Marist community. Please register your attendance by clicking here

Principal’s Assembly

Today, we held our last assembly for the Semester at the Marcellin Campus which celebrated student successes and showed the highlights of the first half of the year.

In my speech, I spoke about each student having the capacity, the talent and the opportunity to be transformational.  Through committing to building the common good, supporting the person in need and placing Christ at the centre of our lives, we can collectively build a better community. 

I spoke of a Dominican Sister, who recently passed away, who had an idea – a vision to do just this.

Sr Antoninus Campbell OP started the Education Support Centre at Holy Rosary Primary School Doubleview, Newman Siena Doubleview in Doubleview and Newman College Churchlands.

From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, Sr Antoninus was involved in the setting up of the Special Education Program, which continues to flourish at Newman College. 

Please click here to view my speech in full.


I wish all families a happy and restful holiday.