Newman News Term 3 Week 2: From the Leader of Wellbeing Primary

Welcome back! I hope that you all enjoyed a restful holiday break. We have had a brilliant start to Term 3 and I look forward to these 10 weeks being filled with diverse learning opportunities and many occasions to celebrate as a community.

I extend my gratitude to all staff and parents who took part in the Parent Teacher Interviews on the first day back. This was an opportunity for all parents to engage in conversation with classroom teachers to discuss students’ academic progress as part of the growth of the whole child within the school environment. We welcome the partnership between home and school as integral in the development and success of each and every child.

Faction Cross Country Carnival

This term we are pleased to welcome Mrs Jemma Bulmer to the Lavalla team as our Physical Education Teacher. I wish to thank her for the excellent start to the Athletics Program this term with her successful organisation and running of the Faction Cross Country Carnival last week. Knox Faction are to be congratulated on their impressive effort on the day, resulting in an excellent win! At today’s Assembly, we also acknowledged the Age Group Champions who were awarded their medallions. Click here to see the list of Age Champions and more photos from the day.

All students are acknowledged for their enthusiastic participation in the event and the spirit with which they competed with their peers and supported their faction. Congratulations to those students selected to represent the College at the IPSHA Cross Country Carnival later this month.

Year 3-6 Assembly – Item Year 4 Red

Today Year 4 Red led the Lavalla Campus Assembly. Their item focused on STEM, gearing up to the building excitement of all students about next week’s STEM Festival. Thank you Mr Harvie and students of Year 4 Red.

Lavalla STEM Festival

At Lavalla, students will be building Arcade Games out of cardboard inspired by Caine’s Arcade. Planning begins today and we look forward to seeing what they come up with next week!

Marcellin Award

Congratulations Aadil Thekkayil from 6 Green who was acknowledged today in receiving the Lavalla Campus Marcellin Award.

Aadil is always respectful to peers and teachers. He has a way of quietly checking in on their peers to see if they are okay and always take time to ask how he can help. Aadil always behaves responsibly, setting very high expectations with his behaviour. He doesn’t seek recognition, he sees a need and acts on this because it is the right thing to do. His peers often acknowledge how caring he is and are grateful to have him as a classmate. Aadil is a quiet achiever in all aspects of school life who is truly a wonderful example for everyone in our community.

The Marcellin Award at Lavalla is presented at campus assemblies to one student selected by the Leadership Team from submitted nominations.

The Arts

Lavalla students have a busy term ahead in the area of The Arts. We have many students representing the College individually and in groups at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival.

Students in Lavalla Choir and Lavalla Dance Troupe have loved being a part of preparations for the PALS Project and Wakkakiri in the lead up to significant performances this term.

The College supports our many gifted students in their participation in The Arts Program and we look forward to celebrating their talents this term.