Newman News Term 3 Week 8: From the Vice Principal

Welcome to the end of Week 8. The College has been a flurry of activity over the last two weeks, and the race to the end of term will be no different. A massive thank you to our fantastic Primary Sports staff and students for the enjoyable Primary Athletics Carnival today. It was excellent to see so many families arrive to cheer on the students.  

Thank you to the wonderful Arts Team for the senior musical production FAME. The talent of our students was showcased superbly, and our committed staff members must be generously thanked for dedicating their time to bringing the show to fruition. The finale for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival, the Spirit of the Arts, will be held at Newman College next week on Monday. We are happy to be hosting this prestigious and enjoyable event.  

The A Division ACC Athletics Carnival will take place next week on Wednesday. Our students and staff have been training rigorously to prepare for this competition, and we wish them well for a successful day. Similarly, on Thursday, Week 9, our Primary students will compete in the IPSHA Athletics Carnival, the Team will be announced following the Primary Athletics Carnival today. 

Year 12 – Last day Wed 20 September

Our Year 12’s final day is fast approaching. Please refer to the link below, which outlines details for festivities scheduled for their final weeks. 

Year 12 Celebration Schedule

Year 12 Semester 2 Exams (Mondy 2 Oct to Friday 13 Oct – Marist Auditorium)

Year 12 Uni Ready and ATAR students will soon be sitting their exams. It is important that all students familiarise themselves with the Examination Rules and Procedures. 

2023 Y12 Semester 2 ATAR Exam Timetable

2023 Y12 Semester 2 AT2023 AR Exam Feedback Sessions

Examination Rules and ProceduExres

Class of 2023 Graduation – Tuesday 24 October 

Graduation evening will be celebrated on Tuesday 24 October at Optus Stadium commencing at 5.30pm. The evening will include Mass, dinner, and presentation of awards.  

Tickets are $115 per person.  Students will not require a ticket as this has already been paid for as part of their tuition fee. Tickets are limited to immediate family only (parents/guardians and siblings only).  Please click on the invitation link to purchase tickets.   

You must include your Y12 child’s guild and complete the additional information fields in the checkout section, to record any dietary requirements (parents/guardians and siblings only), and your student’s name.   

Class of 2023 Graduation Invitation

Leavers Jackets – Year 12, 2024 

All current Year 11 students (Class of 2024) have the option to purchase a Newman College Year 12 Leavers Jacket. Please click HERE for information regarding the order process, cost etc. 

Any queries should be directed to, Leader of Wellbeing Year 11. 

Year 12 Game Changers Graduation 

On Tuesday, 19 September, we will be celebrating the conclusion of students’ participation in the program. Game Changers and their parents have been invited to join us at a special celebratory dinner.  Please join me in congratulating Jasmine Martinazzo, Aimee Byrne, Kate Miller, Samuel Perkin, Meg McAullay, Sophia Brodie, Michael Pethick, Grace Rose, Tasmyn Floate, Caitlin Hawkins, Indiana Lummis, and Madeleine Irish. 

R U OK Day

The theme for R U OK Day on Thursday 14 September, is “I’m here to hear”. This day is our National Day of Action, when we are encouraged to ask, ‘are you OK?’  We ask our staff, students, and families, to take the time to let those we care about know we are here to really hear them. 

By taking the time for an R U OK? Conversation and genuinely listening with an open mind, we can all help the people in our world feel supported and connected.