Newman News Term 2 Week 4: From the Deputy Principal Secondary

Year 7 Camp 

Recently the Year 7 cohort had their year group camp at Swan Valley Adventure Centre. The theme of the camp was to build on the message of being a year 7 family within the greater Newman College family and to also work with our year 7 overarching theme of EMBRACE.  

Students were split into random groups to make new connections and broaden their friendship groups and to try something different than what they have been comfortable with in their first term at the College. 

The students were amazing and worked extremely well and were praised by the Newman College staff and also by the Swan Valley staff with a boys dorm being the cleanest they had ever seen after a camp. 

I am extremely proud of how the year 7’s came together on camp to look out for each other when some felt sick, homesick or worried about an activity. They really exemplified the vision I had for them as a group and was one of the better camps I have been on. 

Kalgoorlie Earth Science Camp

A fantastic group of very keen Year 12 ATAR Earth and Environmental Scientists headed East looking for gold during their recent excursion to Kalgoorlie and the “Golden Mile”  The students enjoyed a tour of the Super-pit, saw first-hand the process of exploration, mining and Environmental management at active mining operations. Additionally, there was an inspection of the core library at the WA Geological Survey, mine site rehabilitation, fossicking for gems, gold panning (with mixed success), and geological mapping exercises at important rock outcrops in the WA goldfields.  The trip was a highlight of Year 12 EES, and an invaluable experience for all the students. Many of them will probably now be considering careers in the Mining Industry, judging by how much they enjoyed the whole experience!

Signing off for now,

Mr Shuckstes

Earth and Environmental Science Teacher

Year 11 Subject Selection 

Throughout Term 2, Year 10 students will be exploring the offerings of subjects for Year 11, 2024. This is an important process for Year 10 students as it has significant implications for their studies in Year 11 and 12, and for post-school destinations.  

Please click HERE to access details outlining the program along with a timeline.   

Please click HERE to access the Y10 Subject Selection Research Booklet 

Homework Club 

Year 7- 12 Homework Club is an effective space where students can come after school to study, complete homework and access a wide range of specialist teachers and tutors Monday – Thursday 3:155:00pm in the JHN Hub. Attendance has been excellent this year, and the majority of students have been respectful and considerate towards staff, their peers and the JHN space. 

A reminder to all students that they must sign into Homework Club and come with the materials needed to complete their homework and/or studies. Students are welcome to bring snacks to eat after school and have a small break prior to starting their homework.  

To help staff maintain a positive and effective workspace for all students during Homework Club, students are reminded that they are required to follow the Code of Conduct.  Those students who do not abide by these expectations will lose the privilege of attending Homework Club.