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

10 May 2019

Years 7-12 ANZAC Service

On Tuesday 30 April, the Years 7-12 staff and student community came together for a short ANZAC service in the Founders Court. Max Hinch and Indi Bell led the College through a prayer and commemorative address before a wreath was laid on behalf of the College. The service concluded with the Ode of Remembrance and the Last Post. I would like to acknowledge the respectful and reverent way our students conducted themselves during the service.

Year 10 Parent Information Night

On Thursday 2 May, the Year 10 Parent Information Night took place regarding subject selection for students in Year 11 2020. There was a very positive student and parent turnout on the night as the process for subject selections was outlined and possible academic pathways for students. I would like to thank all the staff who supported the night, particularly Mr Justin Farley for all his hard work.

Download Year 11 2020 Parent Information Evening

Years 11 and 12 Assessments and Semester 1 Exams

Year 11 and 12 students are working hard in preparation for their upcoming assessments this Term. Please ensure you are checking the notices on SEQTA for more information regarding Externally Set Tasks (EST) and Semester 1 examinations. If you require any additional support, please contact your child’s subject teacher or PCG teacher.

Counselling Team

On Wednesday 8 May, the Year 12 students were the first to participate in a series of Wellness Talks scheduled to run in various PCG periods over the course of the year as part of the College’s Wellbeing Program. This session, run by the College Wellbeing and Counselling Team, was intended to be interactive and engaging, and provided tips for self-reflection, helpful self-talk and self-care. Ultimately, students were encouraged to value themselves for who they are as people (not their skills or abilities). It is hoped that the Year 12’s will carry this message forward with them in their final year of schooling and into their future endeavours!

Carrying on from this, guest presenters, arranged by the Counselling Team, will be coming into the College in Week 3 to present to our Year 10 & 11 students. This presentation will be focused on mental health and positive behaviour. In addition to guest presenters there will also be activities for Years 10-12 students taking place after school that are focused on physical and mental wellbeing, such as boxing/gym classes or meditation/yoga. More information will be coming out shortly via SEQTA so please keep an eye out if you believe your child might be interested.

Pathways and Careers Update

Click here for the latest information that will assist students in Years 10-12 to make decisions about future careers and life beyond school.

Homework Club

Year 11 and 12 Exam Preparation Sessions

Throughout the coming weeks, there will be a range of exam preparation and revision workshops running at Homework Club. In Weeks 3 and 4, workshops will be tailored to Year 12 students preparing for their Semester 1 exams. On Wednesday’s, Homework Club will be open until 8.00pm.

Sessions for Year 11 students will primarily be running in Week 5. All ATAR students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities, which will be running from 3.30pm – 4.30pm each day. A full list of the available sessions will be posted on the SEQTA notices.

We look forward to supporting students in preparation for their exams!

NAPLAN

Over Weeks 3 and 4, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be completing NAPLAN. Aside from Writing in Year 3, students will be completing NAPLAN online.

It is essential that students come to school with their devices fully charged and working. This includes having the NAP Locked Down Browser installed and a pair of plug in headphones.

There will be catch-up sessions throughout the week if students are absent.

Any questions can be directed to the relevant Leader of Wellbeing at Marcellin Campus.

Secondary – Year 7 & 9

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Uniform Expectations

All students and families are reminded that jackets for Marist Sport Touring Teams are not included as College Uniform items. Students wearing touring jackets will be asked to keep them in their lockers. Uniform guidelines can be found via the College website. Click here