Newman News Term 3 Week 10: From the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I am sure that anyone who attended the College’s 2022 Production would agree that it was a magnificently staged event.

Under the leadership of Leader of Learning The Arts, Yvonne Wiese, and direction of Dixie Johnstone, this production demonstrates the imagination, dedication and hard work of our students and staff.  Our students were truly magnificent and I got to witness first hand back-stage the energy and passion they have for The Arts.  It is so important that we cultivate and nourish our Performing Arts Program in the years ahead.  Creating spaces like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory allow each child to test themselves and to grow their talent.  Thank you must also go to the parents and friends whose commitment to supporting their children exemplifies our Marist spirit.

I congratulate all involved in bringing this classic story to Newman College.

Graduating Class of 2022

On Wednesday we celebrated the final day of formal education for our Year 12 students with the Principal’s Assembly.  In my speech I spoke about what is the beginning of their journey onto a road that is unknown but full of promise and hope.  In contrast, the World has been mourning the recent death of the Commonwealth’s longest serving Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.  With the ending of the Queen’s journey, we now take time to reflect on her legacy and her impact on the world.  (Please click here to view the full speech.)

The assembly was live streamed throughout the College.  In addition, the Lavalla Primary school along with the Secondary students formed a guard of honour as the Year 12 students moved from the Gymnasium to the Auditorium.

We now look forward to the formal Year 12 Graduation ceremony in Term 4.

ACC Athletics Carnival

Congratulations to all the athletes who represented Newman College in the recent ACC Athletics Carnival. The hard work and dedication of both students and staff really paid off, with Newman ending the day in second place overall in A Division – a fantastic achievement. This is the College’s best achievement in over 30 years, and the effort put in by staff and students cannot be understated. articular thanks go to Matt Connell, Tom Williams and the wider PE Team for their dedication, coaching and organisation of the event.

Student Leadership 2023

At Thursday’s assembly we also announced the Leadership Group for 2023.  Congratulations to Indiana Lummis and Michael Pethick who have been appointed College Captains and all those students who have been selected for leadership. I am confident that you will let your light shine in your new roles.

2022 Little Telethon Star

Congratulations to our very own Emily Siew, Year 3, who has been named one of the 2022 Little Telethon Stars. (Please click here to view the recent West Australian article)

We look forward to seeing more of Emily on the media as we lead up to the Telethon Weekend on 23 and 23 October.

Celebrating St John Henry Newman Feast Day

The Feast of St Henry Newman is celebrated on 9 October. To mark the significance of this occasion, our K-12 Community will come together for a combined Mass in the Marcelin Sports Complex on Friday 14 October.  Further details will be circulated to families, including the Primary Buddy Day.

End of Term

It has been a very busy term.  Once again our students, staff and families have been magnificent.  My prayer is that we take time to rest in preparation for the term ahead.  We keep in our prayers the Year 12 students who will be completing their Mock exams.