Newman News Term 2 Week 10: From the Vice Principal
Term 3 – Key Dates
Monday 18 July – Staff PL day (College Closed)
Tuesday 19 July – Pupil Free Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews **NOTE: Morning and afternoon interviews are online via Teams
Wednesday 20 July – PK-12 Students Return
Friday 12 August – Pupil Free (Staff PL)
Monday 15 August – Pupil Free (Faith Day)
Friday 23 September – End of Term 3
As we close Week 10 of Term 2, we say farewell to Semester One. Walking around the school, I see that both students and staff are in need of the holiday break. Our Marist characteristic of Love of Work is more easily achieved when we have the balance of Presence and time for Family Spirit in our lives. We hope that all members of our community enjoy a restful period of relaxation, connection, and rejuvenation. Our PK-12 staff return on Monday 18 July to attend Faith Formation Professional Learning, Parent Teacher Interviews are on Tuesday 19 July, and we will welcome all students back to Term 3 on Wednesday 20 July.
Reports PK to Year 12
The Semester One Reports will have all gone live as of this afternoon. These reports detail student achievement across the year and provide measurement on respective efforts in the various learning areas. Reports provide us with feedback against curriculum intents and our vision for learning commitments. This feedback is most useful and can act as a catalyst for reflection on what has been. From this vantage point, students must set goals for the future. Student agency is actualised when the student is involved in the goal setting process and is committed to realising these goals, therefore enjoying the fruits of self-efficacy.
We have introduced new reporting cover pages to help our community to interpret the Semester Reports. From Semester Two these cover pages will form part of the report. Please find the cover pages below. These pages will be emailed to parents when the notification is sent to alert that reports are live.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent Teacher Interviews for the College commence on Tuesday 19 July from 9.30am – 7.30pm. In order to cater to the schedules of our families, we are trailing a hybrid system for this event. The hybrid system will include the opportunity to book either face to face or online meetings during allocated times. Staff have worked hard to prepare for these interviews for which I extend my thanks. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with parents and students.
Students Who Have Participated in State and National Representation
The College would like to recognise and celebrate the achievements of those students who have represented their team, sport, or activity at a state or national level. If your child has participated in an activity that falls within that category, we would love to hear from you. Please complete this form to let us know of your child’s achievement.
Staff Changes Semester Two
- Risk and Compliance Officer: Kristina Telford
Long Service Leave
- Italian Coordinator: Anjuli Duncan
- College Events Coordinator: Karla Nessfield-Thomas
- Part-time Pre-Kindy Teacher: Delia Kretzmann
- Digital Innovation Coordinator: Joel Kandiah
- Italian Teacher: Maria Famiano
- Leader of People and Culture: Nicole Luckman
- Emily Mincherton: Food Science and Technology Secondary Teacher
- Scott Smith – Ongoing Leader of Wellbeing
Staff Professional Learning and Parent Teacher Interviews
Our PK-12 staff return on Monday 18 July to attend Faith Formation Professional Learning. Parent Teacher Interviews for the College commence on Tuesday 19 July from 9.30am – 7.30pm. In order to cater to the schedules of our families, we are trailing a hybrid system for this event. The hybrid system will include the opportunity to book either face to face or online meetings during allocated times. Staff have worked hard to prepare for these interviews for which I extend my thanks. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with parents and students.
Return to School – Term 3
Students in all year groups return to the College on Wednesday 20 July. We ask that you ensure students adhere to uniform and grooming expectations associated with our Winter Uniform.
Newman Parents Consultation Event – Christmas in July
It is time to come together and celebrate our community. What bigger celebration is there than Christmas! Please join us to celebrate Christmas in July at the College at this parent only event. Enjoy mulled wine and hot food as we connect and share our journey together in this community. Click here to buy tickets.
Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment 2022
At the request of the Western Australian Bishops, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 9 students in Catholic
schools across Western Australia will take part in The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment
(BRLA) from the week commencing Monday 25 July in Term Three. This assessment is online.
Students enrolled in Year 3, Year 5 and Year 9 who are following a regular classroom program
are expected to participate. Students with disability are entitled to participate in the assessment.
Exemptions may apply.
The Nature and Role of the BRLA
The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment is a large-scale, standardised assessment that
consists of Religious Education (RE) assessments developed and marked by the Office of
Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA). The purpose of the BRLA is to measure student
learning of the content in the RE curriculum. Formal school and student reports are produced
by the Office and will become available to schools in Term Four.
The BRLA provides a ‘point in time’ snapshot of student performance in RE. Students’
knowledge and understanding of the content of the RE curriculum is assessed using a
combination of multiple choice, and short and extended response items. Students’ faith is not
assessed. The use of the BRLA complements the school based assessment programs in RE.
Please contact your child’s teacher or myself if you have any enquiries regarding the
administration of The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment.