Newman News Term 4 Week 2 2020: From the Leader of Wellbeing Primary

At the end of last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with all of our Year 5 students to discuss nominations around our student leadership positions for 2021, with our first workshop taking place this morning. Many students (and maybe even adults) think that leadership is beyond them; that it is this ‘larger than life’ mystery reserved for a chosen few in the world. In fact the opposite couldn’t be truer. In this morning’s first leadership workshop, we spoke about many things but one of the most important takeaways was the impact small gestures can have on others. Leadership is not about changing the world; it begins simply with changing one person’s experience of the world.

How can we strive to make a difference for others? What small thing can we do that can change someone’s world? These are the questions facing our next cohort of student leaders and indeed, all students at the Lavalla Campus. By doing the small things really well, the big things will come easily enough.


Well done to Mrs Fitzpatrick and the Year 4 Blue class for an entertaining assembly on what life in Year 4 Blue looks like through the lens of BTN! We also recognised a number of students who have made a positive start to Term 4. It is so pleasing to see students continue to give great effort and focus in class when we are so close to the end of the year. I would encourage all students to continue to strive hard for success and complete their year on a positive note. Well done to all students on their success!

Marcellin Award 

Congratulations to Year 6 student William Draper who was awarded the prestigious Marcellin Award at Assembly today. William was nominated by his teacher Mrs Horn for his calming effect on others, his persistence in working hard and his gentle and quiet nature in helping others so humbly. It is so great to see such beautiful qualities in a person so young who is dedicated to making the lives of others better. Well done William!

Book Week Celebrations 

The theme for Book Week this year is Curious Creatures, Wild Minds! Each year our school spends one glorious week celebrating Australian authors and illustrators, which is a wonderful way to promote books and literacy to our students.

For more information and images from our Book Week click here.

Year 6 Family Life Program 

On Monday this week, our Year 6 students took part in the ‘Becoming a Man/Woman’ program which as part of the Religious Education curriculum. Guest speakers from the Catholic Marriage and Fertility Services came to visit students and discuss a number of topics. Students had a chance to reflect on the amazing journey they have travelled so far and to be inspired to face future change with confidence. Students also explored dignity and self-worth, being the ‘boss’ of their bodies and the importance of respecting others. The presenters also encouraged all students to keep a close connection with their parents and caregivers for support and counsel.

Primary Dads Golf Day

Tim Winton Award

Recently, the City of Subiaco invited entries for the Tim Winton Award – a writing competition open to both Primary and Secondary students. There were a number of categories in which students could enter. Congratulations to Ruby Hankinson and Aidan Iannantuoni who were judged to have Highly Commended entries. An awesome job no doubt!

An extra special recognition must go to Oliver Groughan who was awarded 2nd place in the Upper Primary category for his story ‘Full Moon Rise’. You can read Oliver’s story here. Well done to our Year 6 writers!

Loud Shirt Day

Students were invited to wear a loud shirt to school in support of Telethon Speech and Hearing.

If you looked around the campus you might have thought we had gone back in time to the late 90’s as Hawaiian shirts seemed to be the shirt of choice.

The support of TSH from students and families is greatly appreciated.