Newman News Term 2 Week 4: From the Leader of Mission and Catholic Identity

St Vincent de Paul – Emergency Assistance Program Drive

A massive thank you to the Newman College PK-12 Community for your donations. The cage going to Vinnies is literally overflowing with your generosity. United in Christ’s love, your strength of family spirit and collaboration in caring for those less fortunate than ourselves displays the true Marist charisms.

Prayer Opportunities

During our time of isolation we learnt of the importance of stopping, being still and listening. In building on these lessons, we now offer two more opportunities for our students; a Wednesday lunch-time reflection and Friday morning Student-led Prayer, facilitated by the Faith and Liturgy Captains. The themes have focused on strong women, gratitude, the environment and prayer for exams. Staff and students are invited to attend the Student-led Prayer sessions with the Captains from 8.20am in the Chapel.

Remar / Gamechangers

Over the last two weeks, the Remar and Gamechangers groups have been meeting to reconnect and reflect on their experiences apart during isolation. They were excited to continue building their knowledge and skills as they look for opportunities to serve our community.

Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week is recognised and celebrated from 27 May – 3 June. The theme for 2020 is “In this Together”. It is also 20 years since over 250,000 Australians walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge to show solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for reconciliation.

Newman College is committed to reconciliation and there will be several activities across the PK-12 community that allow students to learn and reflect on the importance of reconciliation. We are excited to launch our Reconciliation Action Plan on Wednesday 27 May. This plan lays clear our intents and actions that underpin our commitment to reconciliation. We are grateful for the support of Christine Sindley from Waangara Marra Consulting and the RAP Working Group for their consultation and input in helping Newman College develop it first Reconciliation action Plan.