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Newman News Term 3 Week 2: From the Deputy Principal Wellbeing Secondary

01 Aug 2019

Welcome back, I hope students had an enjoyable break and have come back energised for Term 3. The start of term sees us continue to hold Year 10 Subject Selection interviews. I would like to thank all the staff involved in the process, particularly Mr Farley and Mr Geekie. In Week 3 we will be holding our Guild Athletics Carnival. I strongly encourage students to get involved on the day and enjoy the opportunity to be out of classes with their peers on what promises to be a great day for the Guilds.

The start of term is a good time to remind people of the resources available to help children have safe and enjoyable experiences online. If you have not already done so, I would strongly advise parents to visit the esafety Government website and use some of the resources offered.

Finally, a reminder that if families have any questions regarding their child, please do not hesitate to contact the College. Classroom/Pastoral Care teachers, Leader of Wellbeing and our Counselling Team are available to help students with any problems they may be having or to provide guidance for their studies.

Humanities Tour / Arts Tour

Over the break we saw two College tours take place; the Humanities Tour visited Sydney & Canberra while the Arts Tour visited New York. Reports from staff and students have been hugely positive and I hope our students have taken away some great memories from their time away. I was also very pleased to receive feedback from members of the public about our students on these tours. Our students were complimented on the way they conducted themselves in public areas and the manner in which they carried themselves. While it is always nice to receive such positive feedback as a school, these comments really compliment the families in our community and the children they are raising.

Counselling and Wellbeing Team

Returning to school after the holidays can be a time of readjustment for many students. Supporting your child to have a regular school routine will help them to transition back to school and maintain good habits throughout the term. Click here for some tips on how you can assist your child to develop a regular routine and reduce potential school-related stress.

Pathways and Careers Update

Click here to see all of the upcoming list of events that may be useful for students and parents.

Latest Sport News

NAS Results

  • Marcellin Guild / ACC Athletics Carnivals
  • Run Club
  • Strength and Conditioning Program

Click here for more details on the above.

Thank you to all students and coaches on a great Term 2 of NAS Winter Sport. We had many teams show great improvement over the season with most playing off in the finals. Congratulations to the Year 7A Netballers and Year 7 Girls Floorball teams for winning Premierships. NAS Sport recommences in Term 1 2020.

Year 12 Human Biology Excursion

On Monday the Year 12 Human Biology class visited the Harry Perkins Institute. Students worked in the lab, where they set up and ran biotechnological processes to better understand how mutations can be identified. Click here to read more and see more photos from the day.

Year 11 & 12 High Achievers Breakfast

On Wednesday morning students in Years 11 and 12 who have demonstrated outstanding academic commitment and achievement throughout the year were invited to a celebratory breakfast. Over breakfast students shared their successes and strategies and engaged with like-minded individuals, forming a network of support and encouragement for their remaining time at the College. Students were congratulated by Mr Fitzpatrick, Mr Lynch and their Leaders of Wellbeing.