Newman News Term 4 Week 2: From the Leader of Wellbeing Early Childhood

Attending the Year 12 Graduation ceremony yesterday provided me with an opportunity to reflect on the schooling journeys that are walked by students. It was poignant to note that 30 of the 2019 Newman College Graduates commenced their educational journey in 2006 as Kindergarten students at the Marian Campus. The Graduation Ceremony is a small, although momentous point, in a long educational relationship. It provided many opportunities for reflection on how much has been gained by these students throughout their schooling years. I am privileged to walk daily with our Early Childhood students, in the knowledge that the foundations we establish now – socially, emotionally and academically, will provide the basis for a long and fruitful educational experience. Research indicates that a quality Early Childhood education is essential in the long-term development of cognitive abilities, and this is a point that is constantly considered by our Early Childhood team in preparing quality learning experiences for our students.

Recently, the Marian Campus staff embarked on a project of documenting their collective philosophies around Early Childhood education. Through much collaboration, we have finalised the Newman College Early Childhood Statement of Philosophy. This document is currently being printed and hard copies will be available to families in the coming weeks. I encourage you to engage with the statements made within this document, as it is an accurate reflection of the teaching and learning commitments that are delivered at the College to our youngest students.

Newman College Arts Festival

I extend my thanks to Ms Sarah Spencer for her tireless efforts in displaying the Marian Campus artwork at the Newman College Arts Festival last week. We have some incredibly talented artists in our midst, and it was fantastic to see Early Childhood students with their families, proudly showing off their artistic talents. Click here to see more photos from the week and for the full list of award recipients.

Kindy St John Ambulance Visit

Our Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from St John Ambulance yesterday. This visit stemmed from the Kindy students’ interest in ambulances after a phonics lesson on the ‘p’ sound generated the word ‘Paramedic’. The students were able to gain a deeper understanding of the role of Paramedics in our community, as well as seeing what the inside of an ambulance looks like.

Marcellin Award

Congratulations to the following student who received a Marcellin Award in Week 2:

Will Burton, Year 1 Blue: For taking the time to check on a friend who was upset.

The Marcellin Award at Marian Campus is drawn from submitted nominations each Wednesday morning at Prayer Assembly.

Pre Kindergarten Parent Information Session

Families of 2020 Pre Kindergarten students are invited to attend a Pre Kindergarten Parent Information Session on Monday 4 November. The session will be held in the Marian Library from 9.15am – 10.15am and will include a light morning tea, courtesy of the Primary Social Committee.

Kindergarten Orientation

Children enrolled to attend Kindergarten in 2020 are invited to attend an Orientation Session on Monday 18 November. The Orientation will commence at 9.00am and conclude at 10.30am. Children will meet with their Kindergarten Teacher and engage in some fun classroom activities, whilst a Parent Information Session is conducted. Parents will be provided with all the relevant information to ensure a smooth transition into Kindergarten. More detailed information regarding the Orientation will be distributed in the coming weeks.

Primary Disco

Tickets are now on sale via trybooking for the Primary Disco. Click here to purchase your tickets.

To help the event run smoothly we need 15 parent volunteers per session to set up, encourage participation, outside duties & coordinate students for pick up. If you can help please email your name, contact number and session choice to Tamara at

Term 4 Swimming Lessons

A reminder that all students in Years 1 – 6 will take part in the College’s in-school Swimming Lessons Program in Term 4. Registration is compulsory as swimming lessons are part of the College’s Sporting Program. Click here for further information and to register your child online.

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