Newman News Term 3 Week 8: From the Deputy Principal Mission and Catholic Identity

PK-6 Assumption Day Lapathon

Congratulations to all students, families and friends of the Marian and Lavalla Campuses who came together to raise $10,307.15 as part of the annual Assumption Day celebrations and Lapathon.

Each dollar raised from the Lapathon will be directed towards supporting the Kuya Centre for Street Children in the Philippines. The Kuya Centre is visited each year by the Year 11 Marist Association of Western Australia (Newman College and St Joseph’s, Northam) Philippines Immersion. In 2019, our students and staff attending this immersion will present this donation to the Director of the Kuya Centre, Sr Kate O’Neill. You can learn more about the work of the Kuya Centre and Marist Solidarity Australia below:

Building Bridges Interfaith Dialogue 2019

Each year, students in Year 11 are invited to participate in the Building Bridges project. The ‘Building Bridges: Interfaith Dialogue in Schools’ Program promotes mutual understanding and respect and ethical behaviour across our cultural and religious diversities, to develop competent global leaders for the 21st century.

A special thank you to Mrs Jenny Lindsay and Mr Michael Diamond who have supported our students in participating in each of the workshops in 2019. The final workshop was held on Friday 13 September. Congratulations to all students involved.

Click here to learn more about the Building Bridges Project.

The following students were involved in Building Bridges 2019:

Alistair Sutherland, Alyssa Wardle, Ben Carr, Callum Hawkins, Chloe Burrill, Hannah Inamac, Harry McGuire, James Ganfield, Judd Hely, Kate Islip, Keelan Tear, Lachlan Melville, Lachlan Richardson, Louis du Puisson Perine, Luca Bevan, Olivia Keet, Phoebe Davis, Sam Adriansz, Tahlia Harvie and Zoe Kendall.

Caritas Australia

On Wednesday 11 September, Newman College welcomed Deacon Paul Reid (Diocesan Director of Caritas Australia) to visit the Marian, Lavalla and Marcellin campuses to thank our students and staff for their generous support of the 2019 Caritas Australia. Newman College raised the highest total of any school community in Western Australia with a total of $19, 254.74. Congratulations and thanks to our students, parents and staff.
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Remar Blue Solidarity Camp

The Remar Blue Solidarity camp ran from Wednesday 28 August to Tuesday 3 September in Mullewa, Western Australia, a small farming town 470km North-East of Perth. Following preparation sessions, the students lived and worked alongside the community of Mullewa, where they had a packed itinerary that involved various services to the Mullewa community including helping to host their annual Agriculture and Wildflower Shows, working with the students at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School and hosting their school disco. Click here to read more and see more photos from the camp.

Weekly Thursday Morning Community Mass (Champagnat Chapel – 8.10am – 8.35am)

All parents, guardians and families across our PK-12 College are invited to attend the weekly Thursday morning Mass. Our weekly Newman College Community Mass is an important way that we as a Catholic community seek to nourish and live-out our faith in community with one another.


The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). It exists to provide young Australians with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia. This year the ACYF will be held in Perth between 8 – 10 December. Young people between the ages of 14 and 35 from around Australia will be invited to:

  • Participate in high-quality formative and experiential opportunity for young Catholics to encounter Jesus Christ, in the context of the Catholic Church in Australia;
  • Listen to and discuss the issues and challenges in the lives of young Catholics in Australia;
  • Engage with local examples and connections of vocations, social action, liturgy and prayer, Catholic music and faith formation.

Students in Year 9 from the College will be invited to apply to attend ACYF. This event will take the place of the Remar Embarkation Camp this year.