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Newman News Term 4 Week 2: From the Leader of Mission and Catholic Identity

23 Oct 2020

Community Mass

A reminder to all families to please join our College community in celebrating Mass on Thursday morning from 8.10am and concludes at 8.40am.

Student-Led Prayer 

Students from Years 7-12 are invited to join our student leaders in prayer every Friday morning from 8.25am. The morning is an opportunity for staff and students to stop, be still and share in prayer together.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

This term sees the beginning of our Christmas appeal.

2020 has been a year like no other. As we look towards our Christmas plans, maybe we are dealing with sadness, we might not be able to see our families if they are over east, but for most of us, especially in WA we can look forward to the season with anticipation and joy. There are some in our own communities that can’t say the same.

We are again partnering with the Wembley/Floreat Vinnies conference and the Doubleview/Woodlands conference to turn a year of hardship into a better experience for Western Australian families in need.

Your children will be part of a PCG and classroom collection, where they will choose what to contribute to the family hamper. We will be providing not only Christmas foods and decorations for a family in need, but also stock their pantries with staples for the weeks that Vinnies close their storerooms.

Please donate generously.

Socktober – Raising Awareness for the Most Vulnerable

Socktober, the main fundraiser of Catholic Mission, invites us to engage with developing world issues through the universal language of sport. We are challenged to ‘Sock it to Poverty’ using the world game of soccer.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of the reality of vulnerable children around the world, kicking goals along the way to provide vital support for their brothers and sisters in India, Ethiopia, Thailand and Cambodia.

This week, students in Game Changers tried to make soccer balls from recycled materials after learning about advantage and disadvantage. Students in Year 7 were able to learn about Cambodia and Catholic Mission then participated in a kicking competition, some students had to use the socktober balls and others were able to use actual soccer balls. Students have learnt important lessons about poverty, disadvantage and how we can help break down barriers for our brothers and sisters in poverty.

Students on the Marcellin Campus will be invited to watch a soccer game on the oval on Tuesday lunch time and witness how hard it is to play a game with such a disadvantage.