Newman News Term 2 Week 6: From the Leader of Mission and Catholic Identity

As we enter Week 7, there are many different events occurring across the life of the College that speaks to the identity of Newman College.

Official opening and blessing of the St John Henry Newman Learning Hub

Tuesday 1 June 2021 is the official opening and blessing of the St John Henry Newman Learning Hub. To mark this significant occasion in the life of our PK-12 College community we will be celebrating with a formal gathering commencing at 9.00am.  We are delighted to be able to welcome to our College the Most Reverend Timothy Costelloe, Archbishop of Perth, and Dr Frank Malloy, National Director Marist Schools Australia, to perform official duties at this significant event.

The Opening and Blessing of the St John Henry Learning Hub is the culmination of six years of planning which commenced with the development of our Vision for Learning – ‘Shine through Discovery’, Let Your Light Shine (Matthew 5:16) in 2016. Our environment reflects our learning intent which is to create spaces where we can collaborate and challenge our students. The St John Henry Newman Learning Hub sets the tone for our future master planning.


On Wednesday 2 June, we will host over 60 primary schools in the Marist Auditorium for the Launch of Lifelink. There are celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Mass and Retreat Days that nurture the faith of our staff and students alike.

Feast Day of St Marcellin Champagnat

Sunday 6 June is the Feast Day of St Marcellin Champagnat. This is another important event in the life of the College, where K-12 students gather for a range of activities and Mass to honour the Marist Brothers and raise money for Australian Marist Solidarity. More information about this exciting event will be shared with the community next week.

Thursday morning Community Mass – 8.10am every Thursday

Thank you to Chisholm Guild and Year 4 students and Camara Guild and Year 3 students who hosted our Thursday morning community Mass in Weeks 5 and 6. Marcellin Guild and Year 6 will be hosting in Week 7 and MacKillop Guild and Year 6 in Week 8.

Our community Mass is the perfect way to start your day where students can gather with staff and their parents to begin the day. All parents are invited to attend with their students at least once a term.