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Newman News Term 2 Week 11: From the Leader of Mission and Catholic Identity

02 Jul 2021

Vision for Mission: to form “Good Christians and Good Citizens”. 

This term we have launched our Vision for Mission, in line with our Vision for Learning and Strategic Directions. These documents underpin the way our school seeks “to make Jesus Christ known and loved” in our community. All of us have a role to play in bringing College’s vision to fruition, staff, students and families. As we are about to enter the school holiday period, quite possibly with a lockdown, I encourage all families to consider our Marist characteristics of ‘Family Spirit’ & ‘Presence’. This means to take time to reflect on the things in our lives that are most important, our relationships with God, ourselves, creation and one another. It is a good reminder to consider those who are vulnerable and less fortunate that us, to evaluate how we can continue to put others before ourselves.

 

With everything we have achieved this term, through our fundraising and advocacy, I would like to say thank you to our staff, students and families for their generosity and compassion. We look forward to continuing our support for our different agencies in Semester Two.

Thursday morning Community Mass 

Our Thursday morning community Mass is the perfect way to begin your Thursday. Each week a different Guild and primary Year group will lead the celebration with one of our local priests who support of College. All families and students are invited to attend this weekly celebration. We return to Thursday morning Mass in Week 1 of Term 3.

St Vincent de Paul Winter Sleepout & Blanket Appeal 2021 

From Monday 19 July to Friday 6 August, in the lead up to our Winter Sleepout, we are asking students to donate a blanket for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal. Your donation can help provide blankets and warm clothing for a family experiencing homelessness. Large collection baskets will be located in the entrance of the Chapel.

On Friday 6 August students in Year 7 – 12 are invited to participate in the St Vincent de Paul Winter Sleepout. A parent information letter and expression of interest form will be sent out at the beginning of Term 3. Please return the expression of interest form if your child would like to participate to Hannah Parker, Leader of Youth Ministry and Advocacy, by Friday the 30th of July. 

St Vincent de Paul stores in Western Australia are facing a shortage of winter clothing for the neediest in our community. In support of Vinnies, we remind families that any warm clothing they have can be donated to their local Winnies store.

Gamechangers 

The Gamechangers meeting time for students in Year 7 and 8 will change to Tuesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm every fortnight. This allows our Gamechangers groups from Year 7 – 12 to come together for their meetings and foster a sense of ‘Family Spirit’, peer mentoring and leadership. If you have any concerns please contact Hannah Parker, Leader of Youth Ministry and Advocacy, at Hannah.parker@cewa.edu.au.