Newman News Term 3 Week 6: From the Leader of Wellbeing Primary

This past fortnight has been a busy time for the Lavalla Campus, celebrating diverse opportunities for our students in Book Week events, athletics, and teaching and learning initiatives engaging our parent community. At our Monday assembly this week, I challenged the Lavalla students to apply their best effort to each and every activity they were to undertake at school, and so many of the students have taken on that challenge wholeheartedly. We are a school that celebrates each other and our successes, and this week saw our students relate to each other with numerous opportunities to celebrate. I look forward to continuing this engagement as a community of learning throughout the remainder of this term.

Newman Parents Event – Monday 16 September

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.

RSVP to Jo Dunn, Marketing and Communications Officer by Wednesday 11 September

Lavalla Parent Workshops

Last night we welcomed parents to join in a variety of learning and wellbeing workshops being offered at the Lavalla Campus. Our dedicated teachers have worked hard to formulate workshops in literacy, numeracy, digital literacy and growth mindset.

Workshops offered were:

  • Growth Mindset – building resilience through the development of a growth mindset
  • Digital Literacy – the place and use of iPads at school and home, digital citizenship and online safety
  • Middle Primary Mental Maths – strategies and games for Years 3-4
  • Upper Primary Mental Maths – strategies and games for Years 5-6
  • Manga High – utilising Manga High for the development of mathematics skills with Years 5-6
  • Literacy – decoding text and comprehension strategies and their importance in literacy development

Parents will receive access to electronic resources from last night’s workshops today. I thank all parents who attended the workshops and our staff for their ongoing commitment to engaging with our parent community in order to support our students.
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Book Week

Book Week at Lavalla has been a wonderful celebration of reading and literacy across Years 3-6. Our Librarian, Mrs Alison Le Dan, has excelled herself yet again in providing our students with a variety of rich experiences including visits by authors, illustrators, storytellers, and embracing their creativity and love for books and characters with our parade.

The Book Week Parade took place in our College Auditorium on Friday 23rd August. It was wonderful to see each of our students (and teachers!) display and share their costumes with the campus. Click here to see more photos from the Book Week events.
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Speak Up

On Tuesday 27 August, Mr Scott Harvie accompanied Christian Di Biase (6 Blue), Olivia Ralls (6 Red) and Maddy Carroll (6 Blue) to the preliminary finals of the Freemasons Speak Up competition. I am thrilled to announce that Maddy Carroll has been selected to participate in the finals on Friday 20 September, she is one of only 13 students in Perth shortlisted to compete in this event. Congratulations, Maddy!

Speak Up Competition

Years 3-6 Assembly

This morning’s assembly was another opportunity for our Years 3-6 community to come together and celebrate our students’ learning over the past few weeks.

Along with the Merit Awards, students who have recently entered a number of competitions were also recognised and/or received a certificate for their efforts. These competitions include:

  • Speak Up Competition
  • Make your Own Storybook Competition
  • Mathematics Challenge

I would especially like to congratulate Altea Menzies Stewart (Year 4) who was awarded 1st place in the West Australian’s Design an Ad Competition. Altea had to design an ad based on a company of her choice, choosing Telethon Speech and Hearing.

Congratulations to all of the award winners today.
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Year 4 Blue Item


Marcellin Award

Congratulations Stefano Rapanaro from 6 Red who was acknowledged today in receiving the Lavalla Campus Marcellin Award.

Stefano has been recognised by many members of staff as a generous and humble student. He gives of his best in all aspects of school life and puts others needs before himself. He demonstrates leadership in both obvious and small ways, understanding that setting an example is important and he can be relied upon to take on responsibilities and fulfill them completely. Stefano also appreciates that simply greeting people with kindness shows respect and consideration, and he does this each and everyday.

Stefano takes on all opportunities as a chance to be involved or learn something new, and challenges are always accepted. He lives out our Vision for Learning, Shine through Discovery everyday, and epitomizes the College ethos and values, showing pride in being a Newman student. We are incredibly grateful to have Stefano as a member of our community.

The Marcellin Award at Lavalla is presented at campus assemblies to one student selected by the Leadership Team from submitted nominations.
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Fathers Day Celebrations – Monday 2 September

We wish each of our Lavalla Dads a wonderful Fathers Day this Sunday, complete with home-made cards and gifts! All of our Dads are invited to join us at the Lavalla Campus for a coffee before school on Monday morning (2 September) followed by a Prayer Assembly in the Br Theophane Hall which will be led by Year 5 Red.

Latest Sport News

  • IPSHA Cross Country Carnival
  • Lavalla Athletics Carnival – Wednesday 4 September

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Great Veggie Crunch

On Tuesday 13 August, the team at Cancer Council Western Australia came to Lavalla to film their promotional video for their upcoming Great Vegie Crunch Event. It was fantastic to see our students so engaged and to promote healthy eating habits among our community. Click here to see the video.
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