Newman News Term 2 Week 4: From the Leader of Early Childhood

Children are naturally curious – from birth they are listening, watching, wondering and exploring. Children’s daily experiences and interactions are how they learn about the world around them. Play is one of the most powerful and important interactions children have; it has a very strong influence and effect on their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Research continues to show us that the best learning occurs when children are playing.

The Early Childhood Staff at Newman College are strongly committed to providing a play-based learning experience for our students. In doing so, they are encouraging students to actively talk, write, read and think. Through the three main types of play-based learning (child initiated, guided and adult-led) children can: discover, take risks, negotiate, problem-solve, be creative, learn to interact with others and develop self-awareness. Teachers carefully plan lessons and provide students with feedback so that students are challenged in their learning and become critical thinkers, whilst also successfully negotiating and collaborating with others.


Last Friday, Marian Campus held its first live-streamed assembly. A special thanks to Ms Anderson, Mrs Kadak and the students of Year 1 Blue who hosted the assembly and informed us about their remote learning experiences. The students also sung a fantastic song, demonstrating how much they missed their friends whilst in remote learning mode. It was very obvious that there is lots of joy in their return to face-to-face learning and how much they are enjoying the opportunity to be back learning collaboratively with their friends.

Future assemblies will continue to be live-streamed whilst restrictions prohibit our families from being able to attend in person. A link will be distributed to families via email, the day prior to the event.

Marcellin Award

Congratulations to the following student who received a Marcellin Award in Week 4.

Emily Hearne, Year 2 –  Emily received the Marcellin Award for being inclusive, kind and thoughtful in her dealings with other students in our school community. She displayed the Marcellin characteristic of Family Spirit, in the way she treats everyone with love, care and thoughtfulness.

The Marcellin Award at Marian Campus is drawn from submitted nominations each Wednesday morning at Prayer Assembly.
Marcellin Award

School Photo Day 2020

Students will have their school photos taken on Friday 4 September.

Students in Years 1 and 2 are required to be dressed in their full Winter Uniform and Pre Primary students should be dressed neatly in their Sports Uniform. Further information, including how to purchase photos, will be distributed closer to the date.

Mercy Care Out-of-School Hours Care (OSHC)

We are very fortunate to have a high-quality, nurturing before and after school care service onsite at Newman College. Mercy Care runs this program Monday – Friday (during Term) in the Marian Hall, from 7.00am – 6.00pm, as well as holiday care programs and full-day programs on the College’s pupil free days.

If you would like information on the program and availability of places for your child, please contact the program manager, Luisa from Mercycare at