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Newman News Term 4 Week 4: From the Deputy Principal Wellbeing Secondary

07 Nov 2019

Mobile Phones

As you may be aware, the WA Education Minister, Sue Ellery announced that a ban on mobile phones will be implemented for all State Schools from 2020 onwards. Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) Executive Director, Dr Debra Sayce, has reaffirmed that CEWA Principals and leadership teams are responsible for setting policy on mobile phones at their schools, in consultation with their communities.

At Newman College, we are constantly monitoring the use of the technology at the school and how we can best support, educate and protect our students. As of 2020, students will not be allowed to have their mobile devices on them during the school day. Students may choose to leave their devices at home or place them in their bag/locker throughout the school day.

Download Mobile Phones and Private Electronic Devices for Students

Your Move Conference

Last week, three of the Newman Nature team attended a conference about sustainability and transport. The conference “Your Move” was facilitated by Millennium Kids and hosted by the City of Stirling. We were lucky enough to work with local primary schools to discuss and create solutions to reduce the environmental impact of transportation to and from school.

Did you know that transportation accounted for 14% of our carbon footprint? Unfortunately, in Australia this figure is increasing at a rate of 2.5% per year. What can we do to help minimise our carbon footprint?

The two-day conference was informative, interesting and has helped the team to come up with many new ideas that we are excited to implement throughout the College this term and in 2020.

Thank you to Miss Monisse and Mrs Ognenis who attended the conference with us. Thank you to Newman College for offering us the opportunity to be involved in a dynamic and informative conference, and their ongoing support in making our community more and more environmentally aware.

Senior Blazer Trim Instructions

Year 9 students are required to have a braided blazer for Year 10.

Blazer Instructions 

  • Dry clean the blazer before drop-off at the Uniform Shop
  • Payable at drop off $25
  • Please remember to have your child’s details on their blazer (name and phone number)

Please note if you need a new blazer with the braid already attached, these will be available for sale early next year. The cost of the new blazer with the braid is $200

Year 9 News

Wednesday 6 November began the start of a series of four workshops for Year 9 girls, focused on leadership, resilience and relationships. The workshops are facilitated by Jess Bouquet and Rebecca Bramanto, along with support from teaching staff.

The aim of these workshops is to develop strong female voices for the future. We encourage all Year 9 girls to attend to further their potential and assist them in learning to accept and love who they are. The sessions will run from 3.15pm – 4.15pm. The topics will cover;

  • Managing mistrust and dealing with conflict resolution
  • Social media and personal branding
  • When to say NO and how to do it effectively. “No is a complete sentence”
  • Being confident with who I am.

It is not too late for Year 9 girls to sign up to the workshops, please ask them to contact Simon Martino, Leader of Wellbeing Year 9 or Jess Bouquet to register.

Year 12 Graduation Professional Photo Orders

Photos are now available to be viewed and ordered online. Please click here to access instructions.

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Healthy Headspace: Part 2 – Nutrition & Physical Activity

Good nutrition during the teenage years is critical in supporting physical development, and can also help with sleeping patterns, energy levels, and overall health and wellbeing. During adolescence, the need for energy, protein and vitamins increases, so it’s important to have a range of healthy foods available. In order for teens to get all of the nutrients they need, they should be eating mainly from the core food groups, including vegetables, fruit, whole grains, proteins (e.g. lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts, seeds), and dairy products or their alternatives (mostly reduced fat).

Physical activity is also essential for both overall health and mental wellbeing. This can be anything that gets the body moving and increases heart rate. Activities such walking, playing team sports with friends, dancing or swimming, will help your child to release stress and improve their mood. Even small amounts of physical activity can provide a distraction from unhelpful thoughts and improve concentration. You may be assist your child by helping them to find a physical activity that they will enjoy doing on a  regular basis.

Taking a family approach to eating well, along with the promotion of regular physical activity, helps teenagers to develop habits that will allow them to be both physically and mentally healthy into the future.

References:
https://daa.asn.au/smart-eating-for-you/smart-eating-fast-facts/teens/ 
https://headspace.org.au/assets/Uploads/18g-Stay-active-headspace-fact-sheet-PRINT.pdf 

Careers and Development Update

Upcoming University Events

EVENT DATE VENUE LINK
Careers in Sport and Recreation Information Evening 11 November ECU Joondalup https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/careers-in-sport-expo-tickets-71013018851
Tourism and Event Management Information Evening 13 November South Metro TAFE, Fremantle http://bit.ly/2kFONJy
WAAPA Tour 14 November ECU Mount Lawley https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/events/waapa-production-tours
ECU Information Evening 26 November ECU Mount Lawley https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/events/information-evenings
Arts and Humanities Open Evening 28 November ECU Mount Lawley https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=530877
ECU Information Evening 4 December ECU Joondalup https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/events/information-evenings