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Newman News Term 3 Week 4: From the Acting Vice Principal

12 Aug 2021

Staff Wellbeing Day – Friday 13 August – Pupil Free Day 

Wellbeing week for our students, gave them the opportunity to be involved in various activities that highlighted the importance of our 4 themes, Healthy, Connected, Present, and Gratitude.  On Friday our staff will come together to hear Brendan Spillane, an Australian Educator, speaker, and coach, facilitate a workshop on ‘The Wellbeing Challenge of Complex Times’ and will focus on our personal wellbeing and our impact on others.

CEWA Faith Day – Monday 16 August – Pupil Free Day

Speak Up Awards

Newman College is once again delighted to have representation at this event sponsored by the Grand Lodge of WA Freemasons.  The program endeavours to provide young students with the opportunity to learn, develop and practise public speaking skills.   Year 6 students, Harry Dolan, Liam White and Isabella Crisona will attend the heats on Tuesday 17 August. Please join me in wishing all participants the best of luck with the delivery of their speeches.

Lavalla Music Night – Tuesday 17 August, 6.30pm

The evening will consist of performances by students in Years 3-6 enrolled in the instrumental program, including the instrumental and vocal ensembles, and selected soloists. Parents and friends are invited to attend this free event. No tickets are required.

Artist in Residence – Community Workshop – Wednesday 25 August, 6.00pm

The College is pleased to welcome acclaimed Western Australian textile designer Tanya Cain-Abbs as part of the 2021 Artist in Residence Program.
Come along and enjoy a workshop with Tanya to learn the technique Shibori (a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique which produces patterns on fabric). All materials provided. Limited positions are available. No experience necessary.

This is a unique opportunity to engage with one of Western Australia’s most acclaimed artists.

The workshop will run for approximately 2 hours at a cost of $50pp. (RRP $160pp)

Click here to reserve your place. 

Uniform Shop Purchases

Please be reminded that at the commencement of Term 4 2020, the Uniform Shop was no longer accepting cash.  The Uniform Shop accepts all major credit cards and EFTPOS and operates a successful lay-by system with a small deposit. We do not accept American Express.
The Uniform Shop also accepts phone orders and payment (from parents) for collection by students.

Code of Conduct

The Keeping Safe Child Protection curriculum is a program that spans from 3 years up to Year 12.  Our College delivers this curriculum during classroom teaching, and through the Wellbeing Programs and Health curriculum.

As a Catholic community we are committed to educating the whole person. In order to do this, we need to ensure a safe, supportive and engaging environment. The basis for this environment is that all in the community model what healthy, respectful relationships look like. The Code of Conduct is the definitive guide to the behaviours we want to model to, and expect from, our children and young people. We want to create a culture that assists our children and young people on their learning journey. We can only achieve such a culture in partnership with all who participate in our community. The Keeping Safe Child Protection curriculum is a program that spans from 3 years up to Year 12.  Our College delivers this curriculum during classroom teaching, and through the Wellbeing Programs and Health curriculum.

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.

Any perceived breaches of the Code can be discussed with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. As always, if students ever need support, they are encouraged to contact their Leader of Wellbeing, a College psychologist, Counsellor or classroom teacher.

The Code seeks to value the dignity of every person, foster positive relationships, ensure confidentiality and accountability and supports professional boundaries. Events held during school hours, and those College associated events outside of school hours are also supported by the Code of Conduct. Additionally, postings on social media platforms that identify the College or College events are bound by the Code of Conduct. We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to a positive partnership that supports our students, your children.