Newman News Term 3 Week 10: From the Vice Principal

The end of every term gives students and families an opportunity to reflect on their achievements, effort and contribution to the College. School success is aligned to a sense of belonging and purpose which can be enhanced by getting involved in the many activities available at the College. Fitness Fridays at Marian and Workout Wednesday at Lavalla are wonderful ways to develop friendships and build on existing relationships. I sincerely thank the Year 12 students for their leadership and commitment to the many opportunities available to students on the Marcellin Campus and encourage all students to be involved.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

This week, we farewelled the students of the Graduating Class of 2019. Congratulations to each student and to their families and teachers for their persistence, diligence and resilience; not only over the course of their final year, but over the course of their schooling. I ask the College Community to keep all Year 12 students in their prayers as they prepare for exams, await their final results and evaluate their post school options and pathways. I also acknowledge the love, care and concern afforded to each student by Mrs Rebecca Bramanto, Leader of Wellbeing Year 12. Mrs Bramanto’s commitment and presence to each student typifies our Marist charism and mission in our quest to form and educate young people.

Staff Movements

Thank you to the following staff for their service to Newman College:

  • Antoinette Montil, Year 6 Teacher
  • Gabrielle Flugge, Food Science and Technology Teacher
  • Brad Young, Science Teacher
  • John Geekie, Leader of Wellbeing Year 10

After 31 years in Catholic Education WA, 14 years of which have been at Newman College, Leader of Wellbeing Year 10 on the Marcellin Campus, John Geekie, will retire at the end of 2019 after taking long service leave in Term 4.

John is a highly valued and respected member of the Newman College Community and he will be greatly missed by students, parents and staff alike. His contribution to the life of Newman College in all facets has been outstanding and his accomplishments in his role of Leader of Wellbeing exceptional. Congratulations, John.

Start of Term 4 – Programs and Uniform Expectations

Term 4 begins on Tuesday 15 October and students can return in their Summer Uniforms. I ask all families for their support to ensure the students meet the College expectations in relation to grooming and personal presentation. Click here for further details.

2020 Student Leadership Team

The 2020 Student Leadership Team was announced at the Year 12 Final Assembly this week. Congratulations to all students who participated in the leadership formation program and prepared their application. The College will be led by the following students in their roles and supported by Mrs Carla Pastorelli, Leader of Wellbeing Year 12, in 2020:

College Captain Anastasia Berti Mitchell Harris
Academic Captain Alexis Allegret Jorja Condipodero
Arts Captain Samuel Beeton Holly Drinkwater
Faith and Liturgy Captain Tegan Connelly Georgia Whitely
Social Justice Charlotte Easden Celeste Pereira
Sport Captain Holli Johnson Marcus Romano
Wellbeing Captain Meg Hobson Ruby Vance
Brigid Captain Nicola Hulbert Olivia Keet
Camara Captain Grace Collins Alyssa Wardle
Catherine Captain Helena Karagiannis Samuel Krikorian
Chisholm Captain Kate Broderick Madeline Dawson
MacKillop Captain Charlotte Easden Marcus Romano
Marcellin Captain Samuel Probert Natalie Scally
Romero Captain Emily Murphy Samuel Giumelli
Thomas More Captain Jake Dwyer Brodie Major

Communication Platforms- Code of Conduct

Primary families are reminded that any feedback regarding learning and teaching, should be directed to the classroom teacher via email, phone or by meeting. Seesaw is not the platform used to communicate with, engage with and collaborate with teachers. Seesaw is designed to showcase student learning and work samples.

Similarly, Secondary families are asked to communicate with teachers via email, and not their child’s SEQTA portal.

A reminder to all families that the Code of Conduct can be accessed via the College website. The Code is mandated by Catholic Education Western Australia and the application of the Code extends to all staff, students, parents, guardians, caregivers and volunteers.

The Code seeks to value the dignity of every person, foster positive relationships, ensuring confidentiality and accountability and supports professional boundaries. Events held during school hours AND outside of school hours that are associated with the College are also supported by the Code of Conduct. Any perceived breaches of the Code can be discussed with any member of the Senior Leadership Team. We thank you in advance for your understanding and support of how we strive to partner positively with one another.

Year 7 2020 Orientation Day and Parent Information Evening – Monday 14 October

We look forward to welcoming the Year 7, 2020 students on Monday 14 October. Please note the Parent Information Evening will also take place on the evening of Monday 14 October 6.30pm in the Champagnat Chapel.

Students will meet in the Marist Auditorium at 8.30am and will gather in their Guild groups. Any queries should be directed to Flora Hughes, Registrar and Compliance Records Officer

Download Year 7 2020 Transition and Guild Letter