Newman News Term 2 Week 4: From the Principal

Primary Capital Development Community Consultation

Marist Auditorium  |  Wednesday 25 May  |  5.00-6.00pm

As families would be aware, Newman College is embarking on a once in a generation development that will see our Pre-Kindy to Year 12 community united for the first time in our history on a single campus.  I warmly invite all who are interested to attend a Community Consultation which will focus on:

  • Project Overview and Consultation Process
  • Forward Works Program
  • Design (including parking and access)
  • Community Impacts
  • Schedule

Please click here to register your attendance.

Newman Parents Committee

On Monday evening it was planned to conduct an NPCC meeting to focus on two significant items: 

  1. Reframing of the Newman Parents Consultative Committee
  2. Homework Club Revitalisation Plan

Due to the lack of number in attendance, it was decided to reschedule this meeting to another date in the term.  Families will be advised of the date in the near future. 

Champagnat Day

This year we celebrate 150 years of Marist education in Australia.  Later this term, our community will participate in Champagnat Day which celebrates Marist life moreover this Project started by St Marcellin Champagnat started over 200 years ago.  At the heart of this is to make Jesus Christ known and loved and we do this in this community by being an effective school that walks with our young people, it challenges them to be the best person God intends them to be.  As part of this celebration the College will be raising money to support Marist Solidarity, specifically supporting dislocated and disadvantaged children in the Philippines and development of a new school in Timor Leste.  This campaign recognises that the aspirations of every child, no matter what their background, should have every opportunity to build their success. 

School Registration

As a result of Marist Schools Australia Limited becoming incorporated earlier this year, Newman College was required to undertake a further School Registration Audit, conducted by the Department of Education WA.  This process was similar to the Audit conducted under Catholic Education WA in 2021 where the College received a very positive result.

The Registration process, which commenced in January concluded today with interviews with the regulator.  We now look forward to receiving the final report. 

Separate to the School Registration process, the College has commissioned a WHS audit of our school sites, a report of which will be forthcoming.