Newman News Term 3 Week 8: From the Deputy Principal Wellbeing Secondary

Year 10 Camp (Monday 14 – Friday 18 October)

The Year 10 students will be involved in their Adventure Camp at Wilyabrup in the Boranup region of South Western Australia during Term 4 Week 1.

Explorus Adventure Learning were selected to run the camp, dedicated to providing the highest standard in adventure based learning programs. Students will be involved in a range of activities including bush walking, high ropes, abseiling, caving, canoeing and rock climbing. The camp also provides our students with an opportunity to participate in activities designed to enhance leadership skills and team work.

Students need to be at the College at 6.45am for a 7.15am departure on Monday 14 October. Students will return to the College on Friday 18 October at 4.45pm.

TIMSS results strong for Newman College

A randomly selected group of students participated in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Our students performed well above the Australian average in both Mathematics and Science. The school climate questions also presented positive feedback, including students reporting they felt proud to go to the school, at a rate well above the national average. Parents of participating students can request a copy of the report from Simon Martino, Leader of Wellbeing Year 9

Girls in STEM Day

On Friday 6 September, a group of Year 9 girls were selected to attend the annual Girls in STEM event at North Metropolitan TAFE which promotes and encourages opportunities for girls in STEM. Click here to read more and see more photos from the day.

Year 12 Chemistry Excursion

Last week, the Year 12 Chemistry students visited the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research to take part in the ‘Protein Power’ program for ATAR students. Students were highly engaged in the tasks of determining the molecular structure of various proteins, using Gel Electrophoresis to forensically identify bacteria resistant to antibiotics and learning about protein chemistry, the Protein Data Bank and many career opportunities in the medical and biotechnology industry.

College Carparks and Access Roads

Please be reminded of the importance of obeying normal road rules in the areas around the College and within the College carpark. We appreciate the area around the school can get quite busy in the morning and afternoon, however, the safety of others is our primary concern so please ensure you are mindful when pulling in/out of the school property and moving around the carpark.

Pathways and Careers Update

Click here to see all of the upcoming list of events that may be useful for students and parents.

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Counselling & Wellbeing Team

In Weeks 5 and 6, the Counselling Team ran sessions for parents in the primary school on Growth Mindset. The mindset of students of all ages can have a significant impact on their academic engagement and achievement as well as their wellbeing. Students who believe that they can improve are more likely to put in effort and persist when faced with challenges, leading to higher achievement and improved self-efficacy. The below links have helpful information regarding how to develop a growth mindset as well as what language to use to help promote this.