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

Key Dates

College Calendar Link – In recent times, our school calendar has changed regularly.

Year 7 Camp

On Wednesday 4 May, 216 excited Year 7 students headed off to Swan Valley Adventure Centre for our first camp together as a year group. As we lived and worked together for two nights and three days, camp offered us an opportunity to push ourselves outside our comfort zones, learn teamwork skills, strengthen our relationships, and spend time together. Mrs Bramanto set us the challenge to embrace all the opportunities on camp and work together.

On camp we participated in a wide range of activities including a movie night to relax, commando course, crate stack, flying fox, quiz night, writing a letter to our future selves, canoeing, scavenger hunt and orienteering. Throughout each of these activities we had to work together in our small groups, learn to compromise and challenge ourselves – for some this meant overcoming a fear of heights, or freezing cold water as we fell out of our canoes! Others had to learn to speak up and all of us had opportunities to show and strengthen our leadership skills.

Camp gave us the chance to truly embrace our Marist charism and family spirit as we came together to share meals and live together! We really enjoyed the late-night whisper sessions and the midnight feasts with our friends in our dorms, getting to know our teachers better and all the laughs we shared. We had so much fun on camp and have left with stronger friendships, new skills, and lifelong memories which we will cherish.

We feel very lucky that we were able to go on camp. We look forward to using our new skills throughout the school year and continuing to strengthen our relationships with each other. We thank all the staff who gave up their time to support us on camp and made our experience so much fun.

Kari Willesee and Bridget McDonald – Year 7 Students

Principal’s Assembly

On Wednesday the College celebrated our first Principal’s Assembly for the term. It was an opportunity for cohorts to come together and hear from our Year 12 Leaders about upcoming initiatives and activities. Thank you to all of our Student Leaders for their preparation of the assembly and to Newman Voices and the Year 12 VET Band for their performances.

Senior School Exams

The Examination Timetables and Examination Rules and Procedures for Years 10, 11 and 12 can be found below.

Year 10

Timetable and Procedures

Year 11

Examination Timetable

Examination Rules and Procedures

Year 12

I wish our Year 12 students all the best for their upcoming exams which commence on Monday.

Students who are absent for an exam due to sickness will require a medical certificate or proof of a positive COVID test. Students will be required to complete the missed exam supervised under exam conditions and will be counted towards their Semester One results. Students are encouraged to liaise with Mr Mat Puljiz – Leader of Wellbeing Year 12 to arrange an alternative time to sit the examination. Further information regarding examinations was sent to Year 12 parents this week.

Examination Timetable

Examination Rules and Procedures

Year 12 Exams – COVID Safe Measures

Year 12 students will require a negative RAT (or confirmation of immunity such a text from WA Health showing they have recovered from COVID within the last twelve weeks) for the following exams:

  • English ATAR
  • Chemistry ATAR
  • Uni Ready
  • Mathematics Methods ATAR
  • Mathematics Applications ATAR
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Human Biology ATAR
  • Modern History ATAR
  • Biology ATAR

Year 10 School Based Immunisation Program

Last term all Year 10 students were given a Year 10 School Based Immunisation Program envelope offering parents of students in Year 10 the opportunity to have their child vaccinated against Meningococcal ACWY. 

Students will receive this immunisation on Monday 13 June.  Students are allowed to wear sports uniform on this day. 

Reminders have been sent out to those families who had not completed the form, either giving consent or non-consent.  They must be returned to your child’s PCG Teacher by Friday 27 May 2022. 

Consent/Non Consent Form 

Information sheet 

STEM Guest Speaker 

Professor Phil Bland, Director of the Space Technology Centre at Curtin University will be visiting the College on Thursday 9 June.  Students in Years 10/11/12, interested in Science, Maths, Engineering or Physics, are invited to attend his presentation breakfast at 7.15am in the Marist Auditorium.  Professor Bland is Director of the Space Technology Centre at Curtin and is currently working with NASA to develop the Australian space exploration program. 

Date: Thursday 9 June 

Time: 7.15am (Breakfast will be provided for all attendees 

Venue:  Marist Auditoruim 

Students wanting to attend need to email 

SHINE Incursion

On May 5th 2022, Year 9 SHINE students were fortunate enough to have Mr Jason Dohele from Murdoch University facilitate a workshop on Game Theory. Students explored the interplay between psychology and strategy. Theories explored included: the prisoner’s dilemma, the Nash equilibrium and Hoteling’s Law. Year 9’s pondered how game theory and strategy are used in everyday situations and economics. Students involved included: Grace Gordon, Abigail Fowler, Holly Kallawk, Leonardo Mason, Laura Nolan, Charlie Cossom, Dyllan Roberts, Kate Le, Jack Manolikos, Jenna King, Ethan Wynne, Scarlett Jones and Leyla Do.

Mr Dohele also introduced Year 10 SHINE students to the challenges that small businesses face as they adopted the role of small business owners. Students were challenged to critically evaluate the costs of running a small business against the potential profits. Mr Dohele proceeded to provide students with real-world daily business challenges to encourage students to develop their own accounting records. Students involved included: Harper Gamble, Jaydon Augustus, Sean Bolten, Zak Rodkiewicz, Charlotte Laurent, Ariana Mason and Angelica Rombouts.

Lost Property – Marcellin Campus 

Please help us reunite the copious amount of lost property with their owners.  If the item is named (all items should be), we contact students and ask they come to collect it.   

Unnamed items are stored in the general lost property cupboard.  It is disappointing students do not respond to lost property notifications or come to look for lost items.  

Please remind them to come and claim or look for their items. 

Dance for Sick Kids

Year 9 student, Addison Blizzard is working with Dream Dance Co to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House. Addison will be dancing to raise money for families and children who utilise the Ronald McDonald House services during their illness. So far Addison has raised more than 50% of her target of $750. If you would like to learn more or contribute to Addison’s fundraising, please click here.