Newman News Term 2 Week 10 – Latest Arts News

The Arts calendar is jammed-packed in Semester 2! As Matilda ‘holds’ for Term 3, we now prepare for the Arts Festival, students Arts Exhibition and the ‘belated’ Winter Music Showcase.

Catholic Performing Arts Festival

As a result of COVID-19, 2020 has produced a new format of performance for Catholic Performing Arts.

This year, students from Year 3-12 were required to pre-record their Catholic Performing Arts submissions rather than perform live.

On Monday 29 June and Wednesday 1 July, students engaged in a real life recording experience and were recorded by a professional sound engineer and supported by a professional accompanist. The students now have amazing, professional quality footage of their performance which will be put forward as a submission to Catholic Performing Arts. The students will be able to keep this footage for future performance portfolios.

We wish the students the best of luck with their submissions and are proud of their efforts in preparing for the recordings.


The Music department is thrilled to announce the return to ALL Music performance groups from Term 3 Week 2. A special welcome back to our larger ensembles who have been unable to practice due to COVID restrictions; SIP band and Newman Voices.

Instrumental lessons will commence Thursday 23 July (Term 3 Week 1).

Music families will receive an update regarding practice days, location and times in an information letter which will be sent home during the holidays.

Thank you to Ms Ashlyn La Cava for her wonderful leadership of the Music Department during Semester 1. We wish her well as we welcome back Ms Margaret Goldsmith who will return from leave at the commencement of Term 3.

College Production – Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

Our 2020 College Production, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is back! Following months of preparation, the cast and crew enjoyed their first full day of rehearsals in costume! From what we saw, the show promises to be gloriously funny, a bit dark and impossible not to love!

Congratulations to the hard work of all students and staff; rest up you have earned it. You have created the most amazing show under the direction of Miss Dixie Johnstone and her hard working creative team. We can’t wait for you to share it!

The College Production is coming to the Marist Auditorium in December 2020. Tickets are on sale and selling fast! Click here to purchase tickets.
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Year 11 Dance Workshop

On Sunday 28 June, the Year 11 Dance classes had the opportunity to participate in a Choreographic Workshop with professional dancer and choreographer Lauchlan Bain. During the 5 hour workshop the students learnt new technical skills in the contemporary dance genre and took part in the choreographic process. Click here to read more and see more photos from the day.

Newman College Glee Choir

This choir is an invitational choir, offered to students who are enrolled in vocal tuition at the College in Years 7-12. The choir will provide an enrichment opportunity for our vocal students, with expert vocal direction and choreography by our newly appointed vocal tutor Ms Ava Bilton.

Ms Bilton has worked in this capacity with organisations such APAN in Perth and WA Performance School. The Glee Choir will work towards a contemporary repertoire for their debut performance at the Winter Showcase.

Glee Choir rehearses on a Monday’s 3.30pm – 5.00pm in the Marist Auditorium. Practice commences Term 3 Week 2.

News from the Marian Artroom


This Term, kindy students have learnt about the three special colours called the primary colours.

The students listened to the story ‘Mouse Paint’ where they saw lots of red, yellow and blue shapes. They then cut out cellophane shapes that they overlapped to make a primary coloured shape banner.
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Pre Primary

The Pre Primary students had fun exploring the repetition of colour and shape by viewing lots of different circle mandalas. The students drew a mandala, made a mandala with found objects and placed them in a circle hoop, created a pasta mandala paper plate collage and then made a iron on bead mandala necklace.

Year 1

This Term, students created a range of different insects after looking at the different lines and shapes. The students drew and made a mandala with objects they found, placed them in a circle hoop, created a pasta mandala paper plate collage and also made an iron-on bead mandala necklace.
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Year 2

The Year 2 students have created their own animal character using the cardboard from a cereal box. They then used coloured markers to make a watercolour background scenery page. With the use of the split pin animal character and background they have made a mini movie using the ‘Stop Motion’ studio app on their IPAD.
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