Newman News Term 3 Week 2: From the Vice Principal

College Tours, Excursions and Incursions seek to provide students with an authentic, in the world, application of their learning. On the holidays I had the honour of touring New York City with our Arts students and staff. I also followed the Humanities Tour of Sydney and Canberra closely. Over and above the educational outcomes presented, every member of staff commented on the independence, communication skills, resilience and initiative the students develop very quickly to support the group they are travelling with. Our students certainly lived our Vision for Learning, Shine through Discovery as they embraced the challenges presented and celebrated new found friendships, new learning and new experiences.

Catholic Arts

The Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges seeks to provide students with specific ‘performance platforms’ where they have the unique opportunity to give of their very best and perform to a public audience. Open to both Primary and Secondary school students, the performance categories encompass choral, drama, musical, instrumental, vocal and dance aspects of the Performing Arts. Approximately 18,000 students enter the Festival each year. Newman supports this event in our quest to ensure students of The Arts Program have a platform to showcase their talents, represent the College and their families and participate in a highly regarded event and festival. My thanks to staff and students who attended the Opening Mass and my best wishes to every student, individual or group, who has nominated to perform. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

New Staff – Term 3

We welcome the following new staff to the College community and Marist family.

Marcellin Campus

  • Miss Gabrielle Flugge – Food Science and Technology Teacher
  • Miss Emily Longo – Science Teacher
  • Mrs Anna Owen- Humanities Teacher

Lavalla Campus

  • Mrs Jemma Bulmer – Health and Physical Education Teacher

Marian Campus

  • Mrs Madeleine Ciullo – Pre Primary Green Teacher

We also welcome back, Ms Holly Cooper to Year 1 Red.

Newman Parents Term 3

Newman Parents Consultative Committee Meeting – Monday 5 August, 7.00pm in the Marist Auditorium

The NPCC is an important space for a collaboration of ideas between the Senior Leadership Team and families.

Along with the usual format, topics that will be addressed on this evening are outlined below:

Save the Date: Newman Parents – Monday 16 September, 7.00pm in the Marist Auditorium

Newman Parents is honoured to host Paul Dillon at Newman College. Paul is the Director and founder of DARTA and he is passionate about ensuring that the community has access to accurate and up-to-date alcohol and other drug information.

Topic: ‘Risk taking’: Why do teens do the things they do? What can parents can do to keep them as safe as possible?

More info:

Code of Conduct

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.

Newman College Social Media Platforms

The College uses Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to celebrate and showcase learning, connect with families (prospective and current) and to stay in contact with past students. We know social media platforms are a highly effective way to engage with all members in our College, Marist and wider community. The Code of Conduct extends to all social media platforms and it is important that if you have feedback for the College that it is directed to a relevant member of staff. As adults, we must role model appropriate online behaviours for our children and give the College an opportunity to respond directly to any concerns or feedback.